Saturday, July 30, 2011

Captain America: 3.75" Marvel's Hydra Armored Soldier (variant)

After almost a month of posts of Captain America figures, thought I wouldn't be doing another for awhile. Then I got this. The variant Marvel's Hydra Armored Soldier figure.

The picture on the back of the card is of the regular movie figure. Speaking of which, you can see more of that figure here.

This figure has the same body and sculpt as the regular version. The main difference is the colours. Here he's in his more familiar comic based colours of green and yellow. He looks pretty good without any gear. The lenses of his goggles are light blue, which I think fits in with the other colours. Paint is generally okay. My figure has a patch of skin on his helmet though.

The accessories are the same. He comes with two blasters, painted green and silver instead, and a red missile. The regular version had a blue missile. I think the blasters are better looking, they don't look like plastic. His harness, which is removeable, is brown in colour. Would have preferred if it was yellow.


Articulation. He's got a ball joint neck, ball and hinge shoulders, swivel and hinge elbows, wrist swivel, torso pivot, ball and hinge hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and swivel and hinge ankles. Leg articulation is restricted by his "skirt".

The two Hydra Armored Soldiers side by side. This figure will certainly brighten up the shelf.

The harness that comes with the variant does not have the power connector thingy to his arm. And gone are the Hydra logos on the helmet and shoulder.

There's still two more Hydra soldiers in the line. They're from series four. The figure is called Marvel's Hydra Attack Trooper. There'll be a movie and comic colours versions. You can see a picture of the movie colours version at Big Bad Toy Store

A local collector has gotten a comic colours version and he was kind to let me use his photo.  


He says, "The noticeable differences between the two variants are the head sculpts, the harness colours, the right hand-type and the weapons."

That yellow harness makes a big difference.   

With this Hydra soldier, I now have an army of four. That's right, four. Hopefully, I can make that six. And then Captain America will be in trouble... or he'll break a sweat at least... maybe.




SirDragonBane said...

Love that awesome last pic.

Hail Hydra(!) indeed...

Great review on a great variant! :)

jabalong said...

"That yellow harness makes a big difference."

A big difference as in you prefer the yellow harness or not? Just curious.

Jason said...

@SirDragonBane - Thanks !

@jabalong - Yup, I prefer the yellow harness, matches the uniform.