Saturday, September 24, 2016

Marvel Legends Series Iron Skull & Eel (Abomination BAF Series)

Rounding out the Abomination BAF series, here are Iron Skull and Eel.

Iron Skull I think is based on his appearance in the Avengers Assemble cartoon. A quick Google confirms it. I would rather we got another character. Or at least got a larger suit for this. He has quite a bulky look in the show. This looks on the scrawny side. The figure reuses the Iron Man Mark 42 body and the head from the Red Skull from the Mandroid BAF series. The whole suit was made out of black plastic. The red line-work was well done. As is the skull faced logo on the arc reactor. The head looks very nice thanks to some great paint apps. The head is of a dark red tone. The eyes were very well painted. What I like best is the shading and black wash which really brings out the sculpt.

It's amazing what some paint can do.

Accessories. He comes with an interchangeable helmeted head. The helmet like the body is a repaint of the Iron Man Mark 42. The paint apps are good. The design is kinda badass. He also comes with the left leg of Abomination. 

Eel is a character I'm not familiar with. According to Wiki there are two characters who used the name Eel. Based on the design of the costume this looks to be the second version, that is Edward Lavell. He's one of those henchman type villains and his main ability is to fire electric bolts, like an electric eel. Hence the name. The figure is on the the Bucky Captain America body. I did not realise it at first but through conversation with some toy collectors I found out that the figure is actually a repaint of Blizzard. The hands are from Electro from the Space Venom BAF series. The design of his costume was well painted.

Accessories. Eel comes with an extra pair of fists. Electro really should have came with a pair as well... The included BAF part is the torso of Abomination. 

Articulation. Iron Skull has got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ball joint torso, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot.

Eel has 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.

Both figures are okay. Thanks for viewing!

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