Packaging - ***1/2
This toy line has used identical packaging throughout the entire span of the series, which is actually great for carded collectors if they want to keep a level of consistency in their collection. Each figure and
card back are encased in a plastic shell protecting it from most damage, though it is still possible to crush the bubble if not careful. As always, the comic book serves as a backdrop behind the figure and provides a visual energy to the package.
The card back features the "Power Grid" (power and intelligence statistics) as well as a small blurb about the character, just in case you need a refresher on who it is your looking at.
I've said it time and time again, this packaging is probably the most practical to keep both figure and comic book protected and I wouldn't want it any other way. Juggernaut barely fits in his already larger bubble due to his size.
Sculpting - ***1/2
The detail in Juggernaut is most impressive. With a large figure such as this, you can see how much attention to the sculpt is needed, and Toy Biz was up to the challenge. Everything about the costume is dead-on in my opinion and the
head sculpt is also nicely done.
With so much articulation, you might think it would interfere with the sculpting, but since Juggernaut is so huge, that really isn't the case here. It's actually the other way around! Because of the size of the figure, the articulated joints are actually more limited in range. But the sculpting is as good as you get it and probably the best ever done.
Paint - ***
While Juggernaut is mostly just two different colors, everything is applied perfectly. What really stands out as awesome in this figure is the helmet and the parts around the collar. It is given a nice rusty metallic finish that just looks fantastic.
The heads is also done pretty well. The gums between the teeth is a nice touch though I probably would have wanted more detail in the hair. Still, this is pretty impressive stuff for what you pay.
Articulation - ***1/2
Juggernaut has 40 points of articulation which is insane, but as mentioned above, you simply cannot pose Juggernaut in too many
different poses because of his size. Where a smaller figure would have two points of articulation in the elbows, Juggie here only has one per elbow. Of course his arm is too heavy to be supported by two points anyway. This is the only reason I took half a star off on his score. If Juggernaut had more range for his gigantic arms, this would be easily a perfect score.
The rest of the articulation is your usual Marvel Legends articulation.. which is plenty!
Accessories - **1/2
Aside from the comic book, Juggernaut only has two accessories. The wall-mountable display stand and his removable helmet, which is always a great accessory. The display stand is a prison wall smashed through, and while it looks good, it just seems a bit small for Juggernaut. He looks alright busting through, but good luck mounting this AND Juggernaut on the wall! He could barely fit on it as it is!
The helmet is a terrific feature but I'm slightly disappointed how it doesn't fit in completely. Now, this could entirely be a problem I have with my Juggernaut, but the back end of his helmet sticks up. There are little slots that you're supposed to connect into place, but it doesn't quite work as meant to be. Still, it rests on his head pretty good which is good enough for me.
Value - ****
No doubt about it, $6.88 at Wal-Mart is an amazing bargain for figures with this much detail and articulation. Even at a Toys'R'Us' $7.99 price tag, this figure is well worth the money. Look at the size of this figure!!
Overall - ***1/2
Come on, you know you want it. You have a brand new Marvel Legends figure, which is a villain, gigantic, well sculpted with tons of articulation. You simply cannot ask for a better toy than that! If these figures lacked the articulation, I think it would be harder for me to get into this series. You might as well get a bust or a statue at that point. But this is a toy through and through, and you can't get better than this.
Where to buy -
I've seen these figures already at Wal-Mart and Toys'R'Us stores, so happy hunting!
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