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Marvel Two-A-Day
Hulkbuster Legends
Blizzard Review

But this character? This paint? The mix of the semi-translucent metallic blue and white plastic & paint is striking. That white? It’s white! No stupid blue shading & highlights! It’s not even that stupid grey they do when toy companies fear the white for whatever demented reason. This guy has ice powers and you know it thanks to his colors. The bright white looks sharp and the metallic blue finishes it off icily well. There are a few spots where the paint could be a little better, moreso when it’s the white paint on blue, but most of the paint is good and those sore spots blend out pretty easily.

It’s funny because it’s such a silly figure to get smitten over. Sculptwise, there is only the new cowled head. It’s well done for what it is, even conveying a slight menace. But that’s it. I hate it, but I have to call this guy more filler for other costs in the sub. But everything just comes together – I think the only knock on it is the white plastic lets a little too much light through at the hips creating a distraction. I’m stretching here!

Overall, this figure just totally works. The design of the initial costume and how it’s executed is really striking. He could use some accessories, ice powers, alt hands or something to spruce him up, but he’s easily become my favorite figure in the assortment. The great head sculpt, the use of actual white and metallic blue, and strong paint make him a great, if cheap, figure. All of a sudden, I find myself having to learn a whole lot about the Blizzard…

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6 comments to Marvel Two-A-Day
Hulkbuster Legends
Blizzard Review

  • J. Lee

    Worst hiding place indeed LOL. Recall this guy from the very first War Machine story. Before Rhodes got the armor if recall right. Him a coupke others (wanna say the Eel was a part of the tale)

    Ice effects would really help indeed. I mean could recolor and tool for a possible new Shocker.

    Been hitting it outta the park again here and niw hunts startinh for this wave among others.

  • Adam

    Whereas you’re new to the character, releases like Blizzard are making me pay attention to a toy line I’ve otherwise ignored.

    I like Marvel’s A-list villains just fine, but it’s the lower-tier villains I truly love, I’m not sure why. I want to ignore Marvel Legends for things like scale, or how I can’t even pre-order specific figures that share a “slot” with another figure. Releases Tiger Shark, Blizzard, and Batroc make it hard for me to keep ignoring it, however. The few I’ve picked up in the past year? The Constrictor, Wrecker, Piledriver, and Klaw… so pretty much all villains that fall into the same category: they’ve fought practically every Marvel hero, particularly the used-to-be-neglected Avengers.

  • Carsten

    I only really know Blizzard from Dan Slott’s first She-Hulk issue:
    “It’s one of Iron Man’s old losers! Snowflake? Chilly Willy?”
    And in the end she drinks him under the table 🙂

    Cool review, btw. (Sorry, couldn’t help it …)

  • I remember him from the 90’s Iron Man cartoon & I had the figure (that figure came with an isicle spear and a 2-part snap on ice-fist for I d punching action) but never saw him in the comics. I have the Marvel Universe handbooks from the 1980’s and he was in there, this figure has his 2nd newer costume.

  • Brainlock

    I seem to know him as a low-tier Iron Man villain before the cartoon (OHOTMU?), but I do know he was a Thunderbolt at one point, shortly before Norman Osborne, and later Gen. Ross, took over the group. that’s probably my biggest association with Donnie Gill, aside from a few appearances on Agents of SHIELD. We do seem to be getting quite a few T-bolts snuck in, of late. Could there be a wave in the offing??? could I *FINALLY* be getting my BAF ATLAS???
    (already repainted a Giant-Man into Josten Goliath.)

    but yeah, a simple two color figure and they knock this guy out of the park! as others have said, a few “ice” accessories (ice-ssories? ugh.) would have made him better. The old 5″ ice fist would be neat, but they already have “force blasts” from the MU range that they could have easily thrown in for nothing.