It’s been a while since I’ve actually bought an entire wave of Marvel Legends figures. While I still haven’t plunked down the money, I’m extremely tempted by the new Captain America Infinite Series. Starting a small army of Nazis is made pretty easy with Red Skull, Zemo, and their respective soldiers all in wave one, and adding them to the likes of Arnim Zola, Strucker, and MODOK would make for a fantastic looking shelf. I’ve been able to hold off on that urge so far, but picking up the AIM soldier hasn’t really helped.
I love generic henchmen army builders, and the AIM Agent was right down my alley. It doesn’t matter if these guys are actually pretty smart and deal with some of the most advanced technology on the planet. Their real purpose is to look a bit silly standing around in groups and to get beaten up by all the good guys. Sounds like the perfect job for a guy in a bright yellow bee keepers uniform!
The AIM Agent’s sculpt is pretty perfect. While I do love comics, I think Hasbro is doing a great job making figures with a more “real world” look to them. Instead of a muscled beefcake we get a dude with normal proportions in a hazmat-like suit, which is what you’d expect from an army of scientists.
You hardcore Marvel Legends fans will have to tell me if this is a new buck or not. Some areas of the figure have that wrinkled suit look, which could easily be reassigned to another figure. But then there are parts like his torso, gloves, and boots that definitely give off a cowboy vibe. I realize western characters aren’t exactly a hot property at the moment, but it’d be cool to see some of Marvel’s gunslingers get the toy treatment. At the very least, this removes the necessity for a lot of new tooling. Continue to page 2…