It’s a tranquil day on the news front, which makes it the ideal time to plunge again into my enormous sack of unreviewed activity figures. So today, I’m proceeding forward with a glance at another figure in the X-Men Marvel Legends Apocalypse Series. The X-Men Marvel Legends Magneto figure would one say one was of the most-foreseen figures when he was first declared, however does he satisfy desires now that he’s been discharged and is accessible for requesting? Here’s my ML Magneto audit.
While the exemplary red and purple ensemble Magneto is by a long shot the most notorious and conspicuous search for the character, toy organizations can’t simply go over a similar character in a similar outfit again and again.
Thus when word released that Hasbro was dealing with another 6″ Magneto figure during the current year’s Marvel Legends Apocalypse Series, I was trusting it would be a cutting edge white outfit form (a la Puzzle Quest). It’s not, but rather it is the advanced Black and Red Costume Mags!
It’s an all-new form that Hasbro has never done in any size—however is it any great? Well… for this situation, I’m not precisely overwhelmed. I regularly truly appreciate present day variant character activity figures, yet I simply couldn’t care less for the majority of the components of this specific figure. There are a few viewpoints about this assume are simply out and out disturbing, and Magneto’s cape is best on that rundown.
The plastic utilized for the cape feels extremely shabby and rubbery, and it doesn’t get along with the peg outline on the cape by any means. The peg simply isn’t delivered in such a way where it will ever determinedly space immovably into the right spot (at any rate on mine), so the cape just flounders around interminably. In like manner, the pegs on the fasten of the cape that hold the shoulder braces on fly off continually and are extremely baffling. The shoulder braces likewise can impede raising Erik’s arms completely and presenting them.
I massively value that Hasbro gave us change out parts for this Magneto figure—yet I simply couldn’t care less for any of them. It doesn’t sound good to me for Magneto to just accompany shut clench hands for his non-impacts hands (time for a road battle with Charles, perhaps?), and I think the other head looks more like Beethoven than Erik Lehnsherr. I constantly like the incorporation of an additional head, yet the unhelmeted Magneto head included here just looks cumbersome to me on this body.
The helmeted Head is effortlessly the prevalent of the two, and simply having it appended improves the entire toy look as a bundle by and large. The rakish enhancement on the cap and Erik’s whited-out eyes give this picture a considerably more forcing demeanor. I’ll never be showing this with the unhelmeted head after this audit.
Magneto gets the equivalent new “lightning” impacts pieces as the Storm figure I looked into not long ago. The purple impacts are as floppy, free and difficult to keep set up on Magneto as they were with Storm, if not more terrible. I don’t know Erik’s attractive capacities loan themselves well to being shown by lightning-molded impacts by any means, and the flimsy idea of these doesn’t inspire.
The paint work on the figure is shortsighted, as it ought to be founded on the plan of this ensemble. Fundamentally, it’s simply some red lines on the dark body. The paint applications themselves are somewhat messy with red splotches going outside the lines in a few territories, yet the ensemble is so dim in general that you don’t generally take note.
Enunciation savvy, there aren’t any amazement, as we’ve seen this form and its super-verbalization plot previously:
• Ball-Hinge Head and Shoulders
• Ball Hips
• Double-Hinge Knees and Elbows
• Upper Torso Ab Crunch
• Swivel Waist Thighs Boots Biceps
• Swivel-Hinge Wrists
• Hinged Ankles with Rockers
While the cape impedes a ton of dynamic presenting (which is particularly irritating since it won’t remain appended appropriately), Magneto is once in a while the most activity situated fella in the room. The enunciation set is not all that much or convincing here, yet it’s impeccably sufficient.
By and large: While I very burrow both of the Marvel NOW Magneto outfits, this Magneto Marvel Legends figure falls off inclination ungainly and cumbersome to me. The execution of the cape is poor, dropping strange and falling to pieces effortlessly. The attractive impacts pieces are free and sagging, and the fistfight non-impacts hands don’t bode well.
What’s more, in spite of the fact that the paint and verbalization on this figure are strong, I don’t care for the exposed Magneto picture by any stretch of the imagination. Hasbro has discharged numerous stellar figures up to this point in 2018, yet the new X-Men Legends Magneto figure is just “approve” in my book. A smart thought, however with frustrating execution.