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Marvel Legends Infinite
BAF Mandroid Review

Paintwork could’ve been better simply because of how little there was. The base grey looks fantastic, and the SHIELD logo impeccable, but the few areas of yellow paint have been kinda sloppy on just about all the arms and heads I’ve seen. It was tough to find a good Now Cap & clean Visor for my Mandroid.

As the BAF, Mandroid had no accessories because he was technically was one. I do have to laugh because I tried futilely to give his shoulder cannon to Black Widow as her weapon (As Hasbro depicted in the press images) before a reader pointed out it belongs on the Mandroid! Oops!

Overall, the Mandroid may not be the most impressive BAF and his lack of a true comic design may frustrate some long-time Marvel fans, but he’s still a fun figure to own. I may have to admit that I have him because I wanted Stealth Cap, Widow, the Winter Soldier, and the comic-based villains in Wave One, but the Mandroid won a spot on the shelves all his own. I do still kinda want him in gold though? That would look cool, but it may just be me. I want to sign up for the Marvel service to get a gold Ultron and I don’t even care about Ultron…

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19 comments to Marvel Legends Infinite
BAF Mandroid Review

  • Brainlock

    What, no comparison to the Horde Trooper? 😉

    Yeah, this guy falls into the “so much potential” category. the idea of switching arm accessories has been discussed in previous reviews, and even switching arms between Mandy and Monger works for me.

    As for the head, I have one sitting locked in the proper position, while another is simply tucked inside the collar loose. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with him? As soon as I can unpack the rest and see if I can swap head and other parts around, I probably will.

    I do agree that this guy may have worked better as the “classic” gold/yellow, and I even customed two TB Hulkbuster IMs into Mandroids years ago. (ok, about three coats of yellow spray paint and one swapped head, one Tony head spray painted over. oops.) I know I pulled one’s armpads off, intending to fit one of the larger guns into there, but then never got around to it. I know in an early New Warriors, they have some sort of guns in place of hands, but I didn’t want to go that far.

    oh, and that Jamie Foxx Electro is better than he initially looks. I had one, decided to take him back, then someone bought him, but I snagged the next one and a third one has been sitting for over a month. the “plain” head could be an easy Iceman if not for the jaw wires, but the “lightning” head and hands are cool, if a bit annoying to swap out. The body is detailed, too, its not a basic buck like Toxin, and could probably be used for a few customs, as well. (can you tell I’m trying to convince myself to buy that figure for customs? maybe I’m waiting for it to go on sale like Cap2 or even clearance like the Spideys NO ONE is touching! LOL)

  • Great review and pics, sweet figure. I second the Hulk-Buster Horde Trooper comparison!

  • Paul

    Nice! I’m glad you reviewed this BAF. I have completed Iron Monger, and I’ve slowly been amassing the BAF pieces for Mandroid, but that was mostly because I really like the look of the Cap figures. I’m still scouring the pegs for a Black Widow so that I don’t just have a bag full of limbs.

    Overall, I’m impressed with this figure. He’ll look good with my Pac Rim Jaegers and my Mecha Spawn figures….assuming I’ll find a Black Widow some day. Now that you mentioned it, though, it would have been amazing if they had customizable limbs with the army builders. It certainly would have increased sales for those guys.

  • dayraven

    you guys do know there’s a new case ratio coming out, with a four part mix that is 1/4 widow, right? don’t give up hope yet! 🙂

    • TwistedTwo-face

      That’s still not confirmed. Only one store, and not a reputable one, has that listing, and any reports on it like the ToyArk one only link back to that store as the source. I wouldn’t bet on it being true.

      • TwistedTwo-face

        Oh, actually just saw the BBTS listing for a totally different Revision Case. Ignore me, then. Even better than the rumored one.

        • Brainlock

          yep, BBTS and EE both had the C mix listed, then either SamuRon or Dan’l said it was cancelled on one of their side FB page, both sites had pulled the pre-orders, and not two days later, the pre-orders were back up.

  • ero

    Regarding all of the extra BAF parts, what try should have done was included a head with the WWII Cap. That way, if you’re buying every figure as well as extras of each figure with a second head, you could have two complete BAFs (he can be army built after all) without needlessly doubling up on a figure with only one look. Marvel Now Cap is sweet, but there’s no reason to have two of them.

    • Brainlock

      nice idea, you’d still need 2 Widows, WS/Buckys, and “Stealth” Caps to finish a second Mandroid.

  • ero

    Also, I’m thinking of putting him on the movie shelf as a “movie concept” figure. He vibes with the look of the vehicles from the film, so he’ll create a nice SHIELD backdrop. Need to score a Widow first though.

  • J. Lee

    Snagged a Widow today and was not planning on buying anything today. The Mandroid is looking good now and only need a winter soldier to finish. Now where should I put Widow? Thinking in my CSA vs. Avengers display.

  • Prophet924

    If ya wanna Frankenstein the BAF pieces, the machine gun left arm does snap right into Ultimate Green Goblins torso. The blades right arm does not fit, bummer.

    Just saying.

    Thwipp!

  • Prophet924

    Actually it is the left arm but that is the blade one. Looks cool.

    Thwipp!

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