Marvel Legends: Proxima Midnight, Iron Spider, Captain America, Marvel’s Songbird and Black Panther
Courtesy of Hasbro Toys’Marvel Comics Build A Figure Legend
Series comes five new figures that are
sure to satisfy the most discerning toy collectors and kids.
What a combination!Not only can collectors purchase high-quality
action figures (in their respective boxes) but kids can enjoy the figures as
they were meant to be--as toys to play with!
What a concept!
Let’s start with the things all the figures have
All come packaged in stand-up/hang-up boxes
with clear plastic view panels in the front.
The figures are secured in placed with
form-fitting, molded clear, plastic slip-sleeves that keep the figures from
shifting, popping loose in the boxes and ensure that the figures neither rub
the interior of the boxes or viewing panels and provide a perfect pose for each
On the back of each box is a large full-color
photo of the contained figure along with small headshots of the other figures
in that particular series.It’s a great
way to know what figures are needed to complete a set.
Each figure is expertly crafted and
painted.Those figures that are fashioned
after the movie versions of the heroes look exactly like their respective
namesakes complete with full facial details, hair and eyes-the works!
Take a moment to examine the faces and marvel
at the intricate paint application right down to the whites of the eyes,
skin-tone variations and overall look of each character
Hands, feet, torso, arms and legs are
perfectly in scale and shy away from static poses.The figures look as if they can move.Weight distribution of the bodies looks
accurate, as well as the anatomy.
Articulation is through the roof with full
ball and joint articulation in the shoulders and hips, pivoting waists and
upper torso, hinged elbows and knees, twist and turn wrists and ankles, upper
leg slide and pivot and complete torso bend and twist capabilities.
Each figure is easy to pose with no support
needed to stand or kneel in different positions-due in no small part to the
Sculpting is top notch with no flashing or bleed-over
in the color of the parts.Parts fit together
snuggly with no wobble or mismatched edges and the figures that have removable
hands and heads remove easily and snap securely into place.
The Proxima Midnight figure represents one of Thanos’ Black Order
members as seen in the Avengers: Infinity War movie.
Proxima stands approximately seven-inches
tall and comes with her silver, triple blade staff weapon.
The figure is dressed in black and white
battle armor with her left shoulder protected by golden armor as is her left
Her face is a combination of grey with black
cheek accents and red spotted brow, while her over accented brows/horns sweep
back into her raven black hair.
Her right hand can grasp the staff weapon.She is slightly taller than the other Infinity
War figures and as part of the Thanos Build A Figure Series she comes with
chest of Thanos.
Tony Stark knew of the possible dangers posed
by Thanos so he outfitted Spider-Man with a new costume with technological enhancements.
Spider Spider-Man figure captures the thin build
and athletic look of Spider-Man.While most
of his outfit emulates his traditional costume there are differences: such as
gold piping, an accented spider emblem on his chest and the overall look of
high-tech gadgetry being integrated into his costume.
Spidey’s hands are positioned in typical
web-shooting configuration and his large white-lens eyes truly capture the
classic arachnid hero.
Spider-Man is also a part of the Thanos series
and comes with the right leg of Thanos.
I’m really impressed by the intricate tech
accents of the figure with some looking like they are applied with a single
The First Avenger: Steve Rogers/Captain
America, having abandoned his old red,
white and blue outfit is now dressed in a more somber version of his famous
While still blue and red, his uniform is a much
darker version of his original with his chest star being solid black (referring
back to his Nomad days?).
Now sporting a full, blond beard, Cap comes
dressed in reinforced and protective gear including a utility belt, protective
knee pads, shoulder straps, a black gloved left hand, rolled up sleeves and
heavy black combat boots.
Included with Cap is a set of clenched hands
and his Wakanda silver, Vibranium shield.
Also part of the Thanos series, Cap comes
with Thanos’ head (nasty!).
While part of the Thanos series Marvel’s Songbird is not included in the Infinity War but is instead
part of the Avenger’s.
Songbird is the most colorful of the figures
with her white mid-thigh boots, low slung golden belt with red buckle, gold
gauntlets, gold with red heart shoulder pads, white chest emblem, black arms,
waist and upper leg coverings and black gloved hands.
Her red lips highlight her large eyes and sharp
features while her red and white streaked hair gives her an almost surreal look.
She also comes with a set of translucent red
wings that attach and detach easily from her back.She reminds me of the earlier Phoenix figure in
the Legends series.
The right arm of Thanos comes with the
The Black Panther figure portrays the Panther as seen in the blockbuster movie of the same
Like the movie figure the Legends Panther
sports a silver claw necklace, open silver claw hands and a silver accented
face and uniform that looks both high-tech and traditional African tribe attire
in its design.
You can replace his open claw hands with
closed fist hands and substitute his head (without a mask).
As part of the build a Figure Okoye series
the figure comes with Okoye’s head.
All of the figures stand approximately six
inches tall except for Proxima Midnight.
Everything about the figures hits the mark from
packaging to articulation, sculpt, paint and color applications and the little ‘extras’.
Hasbro has done an outstanding job of
bringing the Marvel Universe of characters to life, albeit in miniature form.
Whether you’re a toy collector or just like playing
with action figures you can’t go wrong with Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Series.