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Marvel Legends Infinite Series
Winter Soldier Review

The articulation is fairly nice. The hips are a bit limited, but everything else works pretty well including the ball-joints at the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, and inverted ankles. An ab crunch. Swivel cuts at the biceps, waist, and thighs. Double-hinges on the elbows and knees. He can get into pretty much any pose you need.

The paint work is pretty sharp for what it is. The details on the belts, straps, and buckles are great throughout the figure and a nice wash on the leather jacket gives the figure a particularly finished feel. I do wish they had cleaned up the eyes a little more on the unmasked head and I would like to see the soldier’s arm be a bit brighter. It’s shiny in the movie, but relatively dull on the figure. For the most part though, the parts are molded in what’s needed and the handful of details is sharp. He’s a welcome addition.

The one area where I feel let down is on the accessories. First, there’s the cardinal sin – molded accessories. I hate those and there’s a knife sheathed on the back of his belt. And we do get a Mandroid leg, so that’s cool. But I hate the rifle. I shouldn’t say that – I don’t hate the big red gun itself. I liked it in green and it’s neat to have a multiple. But it’s not for the Soldier, it’s for Hydra. The Soldier used all high-end realistic gear in the film and this Candyland gun just doesn’t quite cut it for me. Did I mention he also can’t hold it well?

Overall, giant red gun and funky height a sign, Winter Soldier is a pretty nice figure to round the movie guys for the tie-in line. At this point, my disappointment is pretty much confined to Falcon not getting a figure this go round, though I will have to find him a small arsenal of weaponry. He used to many different, cool guns (just not anything red) to go without on the shelf.

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28 comments to Marvel Legends Infinite Series
Winter Soldier Review

  • J. Lee

    I have still had no luck. Still waiting to see a restock at many stores.

    Still saw the film.and enjoyed every second. Just wished didn’t slide in my chair so much cause adjusting back I hope I.didn’t miss an easter egg. (Like with all the names that came up on the screen)

    I usually sell off movie figs but Winter Soldier and Widow are keepers along with Cap and now I want the WW2 suit and can’t find. Also wish we got a Falcon. Did him great justice.

    Oh almost forgot, a great review and like the jokes.

  • Cade

    I just wish he came with an actual weapon to hold….

  • dayraven

    My chico snagged him while we were in st louis this past weekend. I like the fig but I had to let the poor kid raid my fodder bins for proper armament. The movie was dog’s bollocks though.

    • dayraven

      Do you think when tWS wanks it lefty, he refers to it as a colossus? It’s a whole new twist on the stranger.

    • Brainlock

      yeah, if you can find them, Cap w2 is everywhere here. as is ASM2, or more accurately, the Spideys no one wants. (my main WM just clearances Scarlet for $6, but Miles was still $11, even if he was on the same peg oh well.)

      and up here for WW ComicCon?
      almost went, but ER friday night and no energy/sleep Saturday. I had a couple friends go.
      (6’9″ hipster posing in 66 Batmobile, and greying ginger as 11)

      • dayraven

        nope, family had tickets to the cards/cubs fri evening. i had a date with helmet nachos. 🙂

        i did find one toxin in chesterfield, but passed on him. our other TRU stop we found the two winter soldiers but no widow. but we only hit TRUs, no wallie stops this time. to be honest, i don’t overmuch go out of my way to “hunt” for figures anymore, partially because stores are so spotty these days so there’s no reliability from one to the next whether they not they’ve even stocked the figs i’m after, but also, ease of internet purchasing… if i find a toy in the wild, GREAT! if not, i don’t sweat it. still haven’t laid eyes on any of the wave 3 pac rim stuff, outside my LCS. i went to the two TRUs we hit this weekend looking for godzilla stuff primarily, nary a movie ‘zilla to be found. lame.

        • Brainlock

          sounds like Sunset TRU? the WM just to the north/other side of 44 in Kirkwood was where I got BW and WS.

          I don’t get up there lately, so I haven’t seen any PacRim/G stuff, but the 6’9″ friend who likes it has found some stuff and even a 6″ Fett the other day.

          • Tim H

            Hi Brainlock and Dayraven,

            Good about your success in Chesterfield and Kirkwood.

            Saint Charles/Saint Peters are absolutely awful. I’ve only found an AMS2 Spider Girl at the Slackers off I-70 and Zumbehl Rd, but Slackers had marked her up to $30, so I passed (will probably regret that, I guess).

            The TRU at I-70 and Mid Rivers Mall Dr seems to have dropped all of its Marvel lines. I too have lost my enthusiasm for the hunt. I just bide my time and hope I can catch key figs by luck off Hasbro Toy Shop or a dip in price from the Amazon/Ebay scalpers.

            It just grew to be too big of a waste of time to prowl my area stores. There is a V-Stock at Mid Rivers Mall but it is far more hit or miss than it ought to be for a specialty store. Wonder if the staff scalps the best figs themselves. Did find an ML Jean Grey there before I’d even realized she’d been released.

            Otherwise, St Charles/Peters are in a timewarp. Two months ago, the “best Target in the area” had finally stocked an order of…. MU Prof X, Blastaar, and Jubilee. I probably find Winter Soldier (but never BW) around here in 2015, where it will peg-warm until 2017.

  • Mysterious Stranger

    Saw the remnants of this wave at Target this past weekend, 2 Winter Soldiers and a STRIKE Suit Cap. I passed as I have this wave preordered from BBTS. They looked really good in the package and I can’t wait to get them in hand. I have some old CORPS! weapons that I’ve used with Deadpool that I think I can raid to arm up Bucky here. 99% positive I have a nice sniper rifle that will work beautifully.

  • Paul

    Very fun review! Glad to see he’s a good fig too. I saw one on the pegs yesterday, so this was a very timely review. I love the look of this fig. It’s like a more Emo Cable.

  • ero

    A very cool figure ruined by the accessory. I don’t have many 6″ scale guns lying around. I needed him to be better equipped. I’m sure I’ll enjoy him more once I can have him holding a movie-accurate weapon or two.

  • Brainlock

    good fig, but my joints are almost too tight hard to pose, esp the hips.
    I’m not sold on either head, either. both looks are only seen briefly. the mask in the initial assault and the “emo-liner” was even briefer. and I can’t help but think the masked head was based off the New Goblin from Spidey3?

    I have an extra to custom a “movie Cable”, once I find a decent head that fits.
    (some great timing a few weeks back and a helpful WM associate letting me know a case was just checked in off the truck! w00t!)

    as for the weapon, yeah, a bright red gun is not what a sniper needs. Luckily, Punisher and Mystique both have more than they can hold or even need. Skull can have the Big Red One.

    If we got a Widow this go round with an alt. Avengers head, I can only hope we get Falcon for Cap3 or Avengers2, if not seeded into an eventual ML wave, like X3 Jean and Juggy.

  • AmericanHyena

    I bought a T-Bolts Punisher during the HasbroToyShop 20% Off + Free Shipping along with this guy (and the Cap) just to have weapons for Winter Soldier. I suspect Madame Masque’s assault rifle will look pretty good with him too.

  • Wayward Knave

    The unmasked head looks like a Legends-size Zartan just waiting to happen.

    • Brainlock

      THANK YOU!
      I knew it rang a bell, but couldn’t figure out which one!

      • Wayward Knave

        This only occurred to me now: the AIM Soldier looks like a Legends-size Airtight prototype; Black Widow is just a few steps away from being a re-purposed Baroness; and Stealth STRIKE Captain America is starting to look more and more like a realistic Sigma 6 Duke.

        Is Hasbro dropping hints that they’ll be making Joes and Cobras in six-inch scale in the future?

        • Bigbot

          Goodness, I sure hope so!

        • Brainlock

          6″ SW certainly hints at it, BUT word is the Hasbro Joe team has been dispersed?

          • Wayward Knave

            Hasbro is retiring G.I. Joe (again)? Does this have something to do with Marvel’s movies making more money than the Joe movies?

            • Brainlock

              I’m not sure of details, but I’d think a lot of it has to be after the fiasco with Paramount pulling the second movie for “reshoots” right as merch was hitting the shelves did NOT help without the movie to push them. then retailers were still sitting on them a year later when the film finally hit (with all of one 2m scene added!), and almost another year has passed and I still see plenty of movie stuff sitting, taking up space and collecting dust.

              If this had been a smaller company, they’d be folding.
              (looks at Hobbit2 3.75″ toys “clearanced” for $8.)

        • J. Lee

          Little part swapping and I can kinda see the AIM troop becoming a Crimson Guard. Look at the chest and think.can see it.

          • Wayward Knave

            Upon closer inspection, that does look like a Crimson Guard uniform.

            Meanwhile, Red Skull looks like an appropriate candidate for becoming Destro.

  • Izdawiz

    Like you I loved the movie. Unlike you I was able to resist picking up the figure. The only one I want is Scar Jo.

  • I saw one of these one time, on one of those “two days before payday” days. That was almost two months ago, and I haven’t seen a one since. I’ve all but given up on ever finding Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Black Cat, and Spider-Girl.

  • I got this guy off HTS, and it’s a cery nice figure. Like you, the movie made me like it more. I didn’t have any guns lying around, so my WS is currently holding the Stormtrooper rifle that came with Han Solo. Not great, but better than that awful rifle.