Saturday, March 21, 2015

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Thanos BAF

It took me awhile to get through this series but finally here's the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Thanos BAF.

First, the parts list:
  • Batroc - torso
  • Captain America - right leg
  • Hulk - right arm
  • Iron Man Mark 43 - left leg
  • Hellcat - head and left arm
  • Spiderwoman - head and left arm

Hellcat and Spiderwoman come with the same parts so you can actually just get five figures to build Thanos.

This is the first Thanos figure for Marvel Legends. You would have thought that he would have had one before now, him being the cosmic badass that he is. Wonder if the Marvel Select version discouraged them from making one. That is a great figure and still likely to be my preferred choice.

Anyway, this is a modern version of Thanos. He's got a great head sculpt. I like the wrinkles. It's got some shading which helps flesh them out. It looks like they skimped on the teeth. They were only painted in but they did a pretty good job of it. His eyes stand out thanks to some metallic paint. He's got a really evil look about him. He wears an armour type looking costume. There's great sculpted detail on the body. His gloves has the plated knuckles. The metal pattern groove on his thighs and the sculpted spinal detail adds to his menacing look. The gold shoulder piece is separate and pegs onto his shoulders. The bracers, belt and boot cuffs are all separate and have nice detail on them. The grooves have some yellow paint applied. I feel the belt should have had a bit more paint detail. The paint apps are decent. There's some silver which got onto his fingers though and the silver at his thighs is patchy. So too the gold strip on his chest 

He has decent articulation. Unfortunately some of the joints are hindered and restricted, and causes wardrobe issues in one case. Lifting his arms up will cause the shoulder piece to pop out and be raised.

He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, elbow hinge, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, calf swivel and ankle hinge and pivot. He can hardly bend his elbows due to his forearm bracers. He also can hardly spread his legs. There doesn't appear to be a slit at the hip joint to allow him to do so.  

Comparison shots. He looks okay with normal sized characters. Small compared with larger characters like the Hulk. I feel he should be at least the same size as them. The Marvel Select version is better in that aspect.

This is a good figure but unfortunately lacking in size. Thanks for viewing!


Super-Duper ToyBox said...

ya know, he's cool, and I like a lot of the Legends figures that have come out since the return of the line, but my Marvel Select trumps him in many ways, including size- Hasbro just took too long to get him out

Kim Dubuisson said...

The Marvel Select version is much better. It is the one we own.

Unknown said...

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Eddie L said...

The figure is actually a good hgt. MCU tends to enlarge guys like the Hulk & Thanos for a more visually imposing presence on screen. Neither Hulk or Thanos are 9 footers in the comics. Hulk is actually 7ft tall, 1000lbs & Thanos 6'7 985lbs. They are both more massive than tall. Comic artists tend to use artistic license with certain large characters & draw them even bigger. Something I'm not a fan of. The Thing is 6ft tall 500lbs but is now drawn Hulk sized.