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Marvel Legends Avengers:
Captain America Review (Thanos Series)

The articulation is carried over from that Stealth suit and it’s still working great. He’s got ball-joints at the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, and inverted ankles; swivels at the biceps, waist, thighs, & calves; double-hinges at the knees & elbows, and the ab crunch. This is pretty much everything I want on a figure and I’m able to get a ton of great poses and photos of him.

The paintwork was mostly sharp – though in my haste to snag him, I failed to notice the big paint chip on his star (I kinda want to paint it white anyway). The rest of him is really well done. Well, except the back of course. Hasbro being cheap his struck again with the near complete removal of paint on the back side of the figure. That’s just crappy.

Cap was also regifted many of the accessories that came with the Stealth figure. There is the Thanos leg of course and the new shield in traditional colors, but the cool thing was that we also get those great multiple hands again, the pointing finger and and the saluting hand in addition to the two fists. I love this shield must more than the first Avengers one. It’s a much better size and it has static grips for the arm instead of that adjustable mess. I do miss being able to put it on his back, but he looks great holding it anyway.

Overall, I’m writing this with almost no sleep, so my exuberance prolly isn’t broadcasting as well as I want it to, but I love this figure. The new costume is the best yet and the figure captures the details well despite the heavy reuse. If the back of the figure were painted better and the head sculpt made a more solid attempt to look like Chris Evans, this might be a near perfect figure!

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10 comments to Marvel Legends Avengers:
Captain America Review (Thanos Series)

  • Brainlock

    I still have to go with WW2 as best movie Cap figure.(original release, not TWS re-release that also suffered from glop face.) Stealth I didn’t care for, but it grew on me. This one…you don’t even notice the new red detailing in the film. I find it distracting/detracting on the figure, tho. it’ just too …busy, I guess? They really need to follow the KISS method: Keep It Simple, Stupid.

    also, I <3 Veronica.
    the name also makes complete sense if you think about it. 😉

    • Jester

      I hate the WWII figures, not just the Legends version but also the smaller ones released for the First Avenger line. Proportionally, they’re so awkward they look almost like little kids wearing patriotic snowsuits than the armoured super-soldier from the films. Really, the only good figure version of the costume, from a proportional/aesthetic POV is the “rocket grenade” iteration from the previous Avengers series.

  • I have to figure that Hasbro wasn’t able to get Chris Evans’ likeness rights for (or maybe didn’t think they were important enough to get). That’s the only explanation for how off the face is on the unmasked head.

    • Brainlock

      I always thought the ML “Cmdr Rogers” the Stealth suit is based on looked more like Michael Cudlitz. Compare that head to his character on Southland, John Cooper, the likeness is uncanny. (and also why I pester Mike to play USAgent! LOL)

  • Was never really a Cap fan prior to the movies — but I may pick this figure up if I come across it. Like JamesLynch said, I think it must be a lack of likeness rights. Thinking about it, aksde from the toys I haven’t really seen any “unmasked” Cap merch floating around.

    • BlendedVader

      It’s bad speculation resolved by a Google search. They have his likeness rights. He & Downey have both mentioned that’s part of the deal and that they don’t get a cut from giving it up.

  • Battle Catman

    My favorite bit about the “Avengers” Cap costume no one likes? Coulson said he helped design it.

    See what happens when you give the fanboys control?

  • Mark

    Great review. I like the figure but I would only be interested in buying comic costume figures, not movie costumes.

  • Alex

    I don’t understand why nobody likes the first Avengers costume. That one’s my favorite by far. This one is ok but too busy and I don’t like the exposed ears & fingers, WWII is cool but way too obviously padded out, and I hated the stealth suit. I wish they wouldn’t have gone intentionally costumey with the classic suit. Instead of having the attitude of “that looks silly, we need to make a costume that pays homage to it,” they should have thought “this costume has gone virtually unchanged for over 70 years so it obviously works, let’s figure out how to translate thst onscreen.” Basically, if they can make Spider-Man’s costume work perfectly on film, I find there to be no excuse for them to not nail anyone else.

    The figure does look pretty good though, minus the face.

  • Man, Cap will punch anything that looks like Pac-Man lol