Hasbro Marvel Legends Odin Wave Review – Iron Fist, Thor, Hawkeye, Sentry, Machine Man, Scarlet Witch, and Captain Marvel
The bottom line about this wave is that you should be hunting these figures down. They are solidly made, have good sculpts and paint, and the BAF Odin is awesome. Howver, I would shy away from Captain Marvel and Scarlet Witch and just get the BAF pieces on eBay, if you can, as both figures are less than stellar.
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It’s been quite some time since I last reviewed some Marvel Legends, not because I’m not a fan of them, but because they are just so dang hard to find in the stores. Since the first wave that I reviewed here on Action Figure Fury, I have seen maybe 10 Marvel Legends in the stores that are within driving distance around my house.
That’s 10 whole figures in a matter of 3 years. Clearly there is a distribution problem, but it’s something that Hasbro just seems to be ignoring. Thankfully, Marvel Legends are widely available online, so if you really want some of the characters from this wave you should have no problem getting them online.
Entertainment Earth was kind enough to send me out one of the more recent waves – the Marvel Legends Odin wave, featuring Iron Fist, Thor, Hawkeye, Sentry, Machine Man, Scarlet Witch and Captain Marvel.
This wave has a really good case assortment, without variant figures or a million re-packs. Hawkeye is the only figure in the wave 2x, so basically he’s going to be the peg warmer that you will always see on your toy runs.
Articulation for this wave is pretty decent, though there are a couple characters that really suffer. Hawkeye, Machine Man, Sentry, Iron Fist, and Thor all have really good articulation that allows for many different poses. Thor is lacking the ankle tilt joints, but he’s still a pretty good Thor. The other characters, mainly Captain Marvel and Scarlet Witch, feature some of the worst articulation that I have seen on a Marvel Legend.
Ok, Captain Marvel isn’t that bad, she just has really thin limbs that I’m sure many people are going to end up breaking when trying to pose her. Scarlet Witch on the other hand can’t even stand up on her own. Her cape makes her so top heavy that you really need a stand if you want her to stand on her own two feet. She has a ton of points of articulation, but that really doesn’t matter to me if she can’t stand up.
The sculpts, for the most part, are re-used, but in a really good way. Scarlet Witch is featuring a brand new body mold, not re-used like one would have expected. Each of the figures also comes with a character specific accessory, or a reissued accessory, you know the deal.
The Build-A-Figure is one of the most exciting pieces in this wave. It’s Odin the Allfather himself! That’s not all though, as you can use some of the alternate BAF pieces that come with some of the figures to also create King Thor. The joints on the figure aren’t locking, so you can easily switch out the pieces depending on what BAF you want. The figure is all new with very good articulation (including tilt ankles) and nice paint job. The only complaint about the BAF would be his scepter accessory. It’s just molded gold, but it should really have some paint instead.
The bottom line about this wave is that you should be hunting these figures down. I would shy away from Captain Marvel and Scarlet Witch and just get the BAF pieces on eBay, if you can, as both figures are less than desirable.
If you would like to buy these figures online instead of hunting them down at retail, Entertainment Earth has the whole case with free shipping for just $159.99. If you go this option you are only going to have one duplicate character, Hawkeye, so it’s really worth it if you have a distribution problem around you like I do. Also, you can find this set on Big Bad Toy Store as well, or you can look for single figures from the series on Amazon, and you can always search around on eBay for a Marvel Legends Odin series set or figures.
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