Marvel Legends 8
Captain America

Coheteboy is working his way back through all the recent Marvel Legends figures with a review of Captain America tonight.  Tell us all about it, CB!

Some of you casual Marvel fans might be asking the question: "Why do we need another Captain America?!" I know I asked the same question because I thought the first version was a very strong action figure. I suppose it's okay to have both since this is the "Ultimate" version of Captain America, and for that, it's a welcome addition to the Marvel Legend line-up. 

But I still need to ask this question: why does Captain America look like such a pervert? More on that below. Other characters released in this series: Iceman, Storm, Doc Ock, Black Widow, and Man Thing (:::snicker:::). There's even a chase variant of this Captain America that includes the wings on his head and a chin strap. 

Packaging - ***1/2
The Clamshell packaging is still standard issue for these Marvel Legends, and that's a good thing. These strong bubbles do pretty well to keep the toys in good shape, but expect to use scissors to break these heroes open. 

Sculpting - ***
I'm generally quite impressed with the sculpts of Toy Biz's Marvel Legends but why oh why does Captain America look so downright creepy? He just has this dumbfounded expression that I don't understand. Another issue I didn't particularly care for is that he's hunched forward a bit, making Captain America a bit awkward and not standing tall as he usually is in the comic books.

Otherwise, the figure sculpting is pretty impressive. There's all sorts of details on his outfit that really do push the limits as far as texture goes. Little dimples throughout A-Head's outfit and even sculpted details on his boots and gloves. Really nice work.

Paint - ***1/2
As goofy as he looks, the paint job on Captain America is pretty solid. The whites are white, and don't bleed over to the other areas. My Captain America DOES look like he has a bit too much blue in his face though. Overall it's a good job. 

Articulation - ****
42 points! Now that's a good amount of articulation! Captain America has all the usual points that you expect from Marvel Legends. 

Accessories - ***1/2
Captain America comes with a poster book filled with a ton of images... and I actually prefer this over the comic book that rarely shows the character at all. There's also a trading card, base with stand, and Captain America's shield. 

The shield is basically the same as the one that came previously, complete with two straps and a clip for sturdy posing. The base with clear stand are cool additions but it's an odd thing because Captain America isn't the type of character that flies around. But it's still a cool thing anyhow. 

Fun Factor - ****
Well sculpted versions of your super heroes with tons of articulation and accessories? Marvel Legends are here to save the day. That means they're fun. 

Value - ****
A highly detailed figure with accessories for a mere $6.99 to $8.99? That's an amazing value. Captain America is also one of the easiest in this wave to find.

Overall - ***1/2
Overall, these are great figures regardless of the disappointment I found. The only minor issue I had was with his headsculpt and hunched stature. But there's no doubt that it's a great toy to have. 

Score Recap -
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***
Paint - *** 1/2
Articulation - ****
Accessories - *** 1/2
Fun Factor - ****
Value - ****
Overall - ***1/2 

Where to Buy -
Toys'R'Us, Wal-Mart and Target are your best bet at retail. This one was picked up at Wal-Mart.


Figure from the collection of Coheteboy.

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