Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Marvel Legends Series Madame Hydra & Speedball (Controller BAF)


Here's a look at the Marvel Legends Madame Hydra and Speedball from the Controller BAF series. 

Madame Hydra has been updated. It's not the best update Hasbro can give us but it's still an update nonetheless. That said if she's released again on a pinless body I'll be pissed. She's on the Kate Bishop body with the upper arms of the Hellfire White Queen. It's a nice choice for the raised glove top. The bright green of her belt and boots is too bright for my liking. I would have preferred a more muted tone. The belt is a separate piece. I like that they painted the gold buckle and also the Hydra logo on the holsters. 

She's got a nice head sculpt. She's got a sinister look about her. Unfortunately we can't see her whole face. Half of it is covered by her hair. They did paint her right eye and eyebrows so that's good. Her eyes, eye shadow, eyebrows and lips were well painted. Her hair typically covers her right eye so I like that Hasbro went with this hairstyle. It's something different. On the other hand it covers her face. And it restricts neck articulation.   

To show you the Hydra logo on the holster and the snake skin pattern on the handle of her pistol. Nice!  

Accessories. She comes with an extra set of fists and two pistols. The pistols may be stored in the holsters. The included BAF part is the right leg of Controller.

Next up Speedball. 

Speedball has gone up the want list in recent times. That's cause we've gotten several of his New Warriors teammates. I'm happy that he's been released. Now hopefully we can get Namorita. Speedball is on the Sunfire body. He's in his classic costume. The deco of his gloves, belt and boots were printed on. I like that they added the black outline for them.    

He's got a great head sculpt. He's got a pleasant look about him. The goggles look rather thick to me and I find them distracting. Aside for the thickness they were well done. They are transparent and you can make out his eye through them. The deco of his mask, like his costume was well printed. The hair has great detail. I love the look of it. And I like that it's got some brown shading it.  

Speedball does not come with any accessories. I would have liked a set of open hands and some effect pieces. The included BAF part is the torso of Controller.


Madame Hydra has a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, swivel and up and down hinge right wrist, swivel hinge left wrist, diaphragm joint, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. She cannot look up. She can look down a little bit. Her hair will restrict her turning her head. She can look to her left more than to her right. Her fists are swivel hinge.

Speedball has a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, butterfly joints, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, boot swivel and ankle hinge and pivot. He can look up and down very well.

Comparison shots.

Madame Hydra is nice. I like Speedball. Just wish he came with some accessories. Thanks for viewing!


PowerNevada4115 said...

Oh wow- These look fantastic, you’re doing the best work here. What did you use for those Speedball effects?? That’s crazy-

Jason said...

Hi sorry for the late reply. Didnt get an alert for the comment... those balls were from a kid's toy.