Saturday, February 20, 2016

Marvel Legends Series 6" Captain America (Red Onslaught BAF series)

Here's a look at the Marvel Legends Series 6" Captain America.

So close. So close to having an accurate classic Captain America figure. The figure looks good for the most part. It's just lacking the torso "scales". If only they gave us a newly sculpted torso. He's on the bulkier Grim Reaper body. He has new sculpted glove hands and the "pirate" boots. The belt is a separate piece stuck on. It was stuck off-centre on my figure which is annoying. The paint apps are good. The star on his chest was well done and the lines at his abs area are pretty straight. The only thing is there's some bleeding where the blue meets the white on his arms. I think he's got a good head sculpt. He wears a serious expression on his face. His eyebrows were sculpted and can be seen peeking out from his mask. The eyes and eyebrows were well painted. The big A on his forehead was sculpted which is nice. The wings also turned out nice, just that there's white paint splotch onto his mask.

I tried the Steve Rogers head with the figure. The peg fits okay but the head sits too high on the neck.

Accessories. He comes with an alternate "Cap Wolf" head, his shield, a saluting right hand, a finger pointing left hand and shoulder straps for his shield. The BAF piece is the back armour of Red Onslaught.

The shield (middle) he comes with is smaller than the previous shields we've gotten. I would have liked it bigger but I'm still okay with this. The paint apps are great. The lines are clean and straight on my piece.

The straps complete his look while he's carrying his shield. They have nice detail on them. They have a bit of a leather like texture and there are peg holes sculpted on. And I like that the buckles were painted. They don't work well. His arms need to be by his side in order for them to stay on. They drop off easily with any other pose which is a shame. 

Here he is as Cap Wolf. I don't know the story. From what I read on the net it seems like a crappy story so I probably won't look into it further. The head sculpt is nice. There's a lot of fur detail. The teeth were sculpted, as is the torn mask. The A was just painted on here. Even though he's a werewolf he still has a friendly sort of look. 

The look of Cap Wolf is off as a whole. Based on online pics, his costume should be torn in some areas and he should have some claw hands and feet. I guess we can use this as a Halloween for him.

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, calf swivel and ankle hinge and pivot.

Comparison shots.

This is a good figure. It's as close a classic Cap we're gonna get for now. He's of a good size and has better articulation than the previous classic Caps we have. Thanks for viewing!

1 comment:

Mr. Morbid's House Of Fun said...

Got this one myself, and my criticisms definitely match yours. Those straps were a waste. I get the idea, but the execution was horrible. Should've just used Zemo's gun straps instead.

Same deal with the lack of essential Capwolf parts. The head is overall fine, but he needed the extra wolf hands and feet, which I only guess were omitted as a cost-cutting measure.

Otherwise this is a pretty good updated version of the classic Cap figure.
Maybe in the future they'll try again, but at this point by the time the Civil War wave of figures is over, we'll all be sick of seeing anymore Cap figures on the shelves.