Ant-Man Toy Week!
Marvel Legends Ant-Man:
Ant-Man Review

Paint is another area where the figure really excels. The suit is complicated with an intricate design, but the paintwork is pretty much everywhere it needs to be. The back of the figure looks to be missing a few paint apps here and there, but it’s nowhere near as cheap as the Avengers figures. I would like the helmet to be a little brighter, closer to the rest of the figure, but it blends in well overall. The orange on the lenses would appear to be a little off from the film, but they look great.

Ant-Man included four accessories if you include the the Ultron head. And those accessories are the kind of stuff that you usually see with Ant-Man – more Ant-Men! Included was a tiny version of Ant-Man geared to sit a top an included winged ant and a tiny version of Yellow Jacket (well at least Hasbro made one YJ!). All these pieces are fun and contribute to a hoard of different scales of Ant-Men

Overall, I don’t like this review is as joy-filled as I want it to be! I’m going to blame the late hour. I could nitpick here & there, but the planning & execution on this figure has really been great! The folks that designed the costume did a great job and Hasbro did a great job translating it down. The paint work is sharp and there’s plenty of fun articulation. Even if you end up not liking the film, the suit still has a great 50s B movie vibe and the figure captures it well. It’s a great piece to snatch up – and unlike previous waves, I’ve seen this one just about everywhere. Kinda like ants.

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10 thoughts on “Ant-Man Toy Week!
Marvel Legends Ant-Man:
Ant-Man Review

  1. This wave finally showed up at wally world so I was able to pick out a cleaner helmet than the one you have.

    Fun review of a great figure!

  2. I think we all pretty much agree we would have liked 2 heads with this, the ‘open face’ and the ‘closed face’. I debate seeing if Star Lord’s head fits…

    Otherwise, it IS a nice sculpt. I like the details. I like the paint. As much as I’d like to build Movie Ultron, I’m giving the rest of the wave a pass. I’m way too OCD to keep the BAF parts and sell off the unwanted figures.

  3. I haven’t seen a single piece of Ant-Man art featuring an open mouth (I have to assume it’s based on an earlier design that was altered by the time the cameras rolled), so this figure having it bugs me. I think the figure looks great otherwise, but because of that inaccuracy, I haven’t been able to pull the trigger. I keep hoping Hasbro will announce a variant, or a boxed set with an more accurate faceplate, but knowing them, that probably won’t happen until Civil War.

    1. I’m guessing, guessing, mind, that the closed face is needed because breathing and stuff. Also whatever the way the shrinking works. I assume it’ll be a discussion in the movie.

      I seem to recall the comic book Ant-Man had that do-gimmie mouthpiece deal so he could talk to full size people and maybe talk to ants.

      I will buy a variant Ant-Man, just as I would have bought a ‘short coat’ Star Lord. I’ve seeing the ML Star Lord on cheaper prices locally, maybe I should do as others have done and buy one then whip out my X-Acto knife…

      Getting all excited by that stupid Amazon exclusive Avengers 4-pack now. Glad I ordered one. 🙂

    2. I realized today, that even the test footage made 3 years ago had the full helmet. At what point was there a plan for an open-mouth cowl?

      1. Maybe we’ll learn when the ‘making of’ book comes out in August? Altho I have to admit I’ve become disenchanted with those releases, never enough detail, too many pages spent on screen shots. I don’t recall a single 3-view plan for either version of the Helicarrier for example.

        But remember Hollywood thinking. “We’re paying this actor x millions of Dollars so we gotta see his face, otherwise why did we spend that money?” Isn’t that the core reason why most every movie featuring a comic book person who is normally masked, they’re always ripping those masks off? Over and over.

        (never mind Batman’s seeming problem with blonde women. “Hey, know what? I’m Batman.” Altho I guess that was more an issue with the ‘Tim Burton generated’ movies…)

  4. I like the suit, but the helmet is bugging me six ways to Sunday. As James noted, it has to be based on an earlier design, but the trailer does feature a scene where he has the helmet on, but it’s not “Activated”, so it’s not fully closed. then again, that scene does look kinda wonky with it’s CGI, so…?

    I’ll probably have a better opinion in a few days after I see the movie. I just wish we had gotten an alternate Rudd head, like we’ve gotten with numerous Caps, and now Spidey and even Danvers. I have tried several alternate heads, and one that does fitI think is the unmasked Steve Rogers head from the Ultimate Cap/Fury 2pk? not sure, it was in a tub with about 20 other heads. We didn’t get the uniform neck ball joint on this guy.

    my only complaint about the body is that pipe on the back of the neck. presumably, it’s a rebreather attached to the helmet in the movie? the body has some decent custom potential, but that pipe is the first thing to go when I get around to it.

    I haven’t seen this case for order at the usual e-tailers, so I think I lucked out in finding mine last week at my old store when I swung by getting a load from storage to take to my new place. first hit, all but Bulldozer, second hit found what looked like three cases on back aisle endcap. I only saw that because I was turning cart around and glanced over to see I wasn’t hitting anything and saw the Ant boxes. #SCORE!! Granted, I now realize regular retail is costing moreover online ordering, but again, I haven’t really seen them for sale online.

  5. Finally saw this wave but grabbed a Bulldozer. What I wanna finish the wrecking crew. Now to get Tball and Piledriver. (Kicking myself for not grabbing back when was $8 )

    On Ant-man, not seen film but know will get. Fun and.great review and await a YJ too. Even if reminds me of a Rider a bit. (The Walgreens Antman looks like a Showa era cannon fodder guy (like.Black Satan or G.O.D.)

    1. Piledriver WAS about retail cost on Amazon. not sure if he’s gone up n the last few weeks since this wave hit? I think Thunderball is about twice retail?

      there are a few collector groups on FB that do trades and decent priced sales all the time.

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