X-Men: Apocalypse could not have been the most-beloved superhero film of all time, nevertheless it did deliver to the large display screen a number of characters followers had been eager to see in live-action. Now, due to the extra name-recognition issue the film introduced a few of them (and the shortage of cooperation between Disney and Fox for now), they’re headlining a brand new wave of Marvel Legends figures within the comics type most of us got here to like them as within the first place. Everybody wins.
(Collectors of Oscar Isaac toys, luckily, produce other choices.)
There’s one thing a little bit off in regards to the build-a-figure Apocalypse, and I don’t know if I simply obtained an error or not–he seems to have two left thighs. Discover the way in which his proper one doesn’t line up with the hip. However they don’t appear to be precisely the identical, so possibly it’s only a actually odd aesthetic alternative. That apart, it’s a properly large and glossy illustration of En Sabah Nur.
Mohawk Storm is an oft-requested favourite; as a result of her being put in an motion pose in package deal, her proper leg is barely bent in a means you could want to regulate with sizzling water or a hairdryer. The lightning results are reused type greater figures like Thor and Magneto, in order that they don’t simply maintain round her forearms, and also you’ll wish to weave her fingers into the lightning a little bit extra. Nonetheless, for the smallest determine within the wave, she packs a variety of element.
Magneto is available in an uncommon red-and-black outfit which may have been chosen for similarity to his final film look. The cape splays out a bit behind him, which is a pleasant impact. And he comes with the identical lightning bolts, together with interchangeable palms (translucent purple and glossy black)…
…and an unhelmeted head, which suffers a little bit from “fried egg” eyes. However there’s a cool answer in an unlikely place elsewhere within the wave.
A number of Man, who additionally comes out of the package deal bow-legged like Storm, has three heads. One smiling, one scowling, and one which, underneath the fitting circumstances, bears greater than a slight resemblance to a sure actor…
Get pleasure from it. This is likely to be the closest to an official Michael Fassbender Mags you’ll ever have.
Gladiator is an unabashedly tacky comic-booky design, which isn’t actually my type, however is likely to be yours. The thick plastic cape makes him a little bit again heavy, and he does include Apocalypse’s head, which is important, except…
Naww. However possibly? Level is all of the male heads are interchangeable.
Olivia Munn’s Psylocke was a spotlight of the film, and comic-accurate sufficient that this determine isn’t too totally different. The power results you may add to her face and sword, are cool, and in contrast to earlier Psylocke figures she doesn’t look utterly whitewashed. Be looking out for 2 totally different doable hair colours: purple and darkish brown.
The actual winners within the line, although, are the 2 fan-faves: arch-rivals Wolverine and Sabretooth, each the way in which they appeared within the ’90s cartoon and comics. Sabes is simply good and massive and ponderous, whereas Logan is as brief as he must be, however filled with element.
For instance: his CLAWS are individually articulated, so you may splay them out or maintain them tight. There’s no bonus unmasked head, however I’d anticipate that to occur ultimately.
Should you’re shopping for this determine for a child, forewarn them: tough play will make the claws come out, and probably get simply misplaced on the playroom flooring, to be swallowed by a pet or vacuum cleaner. He additionally comes with claws-in fists. That apart, he’s the chunky, constipated-looking Wolverine everyone knows and love.
Perhaps it’s as a result of we simply got here off of a very excellent Ant-Man and the Wasp wave, however I can’t assist feeling that, just like the Apocalypse film, this didn’t give me fairly what I’d hoped. Then once more, the film did have loads of moments I did take pleasure in, and this wave provides us an incredible Wolverine and Sabretooth.
I’m not holding any grudges.
Pictures: Luke Y. Thompson