The Hasbro Toy Shop San Diego Comic-Con 2016 special features online deal went back and forth before this month– and to the amazement of everybody, the Marvel Legends The Raft set was effortlessly accessible for quite a long time easily! On the off chance that you missed it, don’t despair– there are bounty accessible of The Raft set on the secondary selling for around MSRP! Anyway, albeit most gatherers who needed The Raft have acquired it as of now, there’s one more figure from the set I need to survey: Marvel Legends Sandman in his sand shape!
The current year’s SDCC Exclusive The Raft Marvel Legends set is one of a kind in that it incorporates not one, but rather two assumes that would conventionally be Build-A-Figures. The first was the exceptional Abomination figure I evaluated before in the week, and the second in the Marvel Legends Sandman figure I’m assessing today.
While the Sandman isn’t so great as Abomination (as I would like to think), despite everything I believe he’s an exceptional and underrated some portion of this container set.
When I explored the Marvel Legends Absorbing Man figure prior this year (whose shape is reused for Sandman), I wasn’t satisfied with the scale on Crusher Creel– I thought he was outright excessively tall and out-of-scale.
Fortunately, that is not an issue with Sandman. Stone Marko (AKA William Baker) can control his body to essentially any size and shape, so him being somewhat expansive while in sand frame isn’t an issue– truth be told, it just makes him look cooler while engaging Spider-Man.
What’s more, the “jeans and boots” molds are a perfect counterpart for Sandman, and the clench hand on the left arm is additionally impeccable. This shape works so well (generally), you’d think Hasbro made it in view of Sandman (which they most likely did)!
There’s one a player in this assume that is a 100% new form, and that is the Flint Marko head. The finished “lines” of hair on Sandman’s head look incredible, and I love the lip-twisted glare all over.
The “whited-out” eyes without any understudies work extraordinary for a controlled up Sandman figure, and I even like the state of his curved eyebrows. The head might be the main new piece of this figure, however in any event it’s an awesome one!
The enunciation on the Raft Sandman Marvel Legends figure isn’t flawless, yet it’s still greatly solid and incorporates a ball-jointed head, upper middle a crunch, swivel midsection, ball-pivot shoulders, single-jointed elbows, ball-pivot wrists and hips, twofold jointed knees, and ball-pivoted feet with lower leg rockers.
Twofold jointed elbows and a ball-jointed upper middle would put the verbalization here preposterous, however as it may be, Sandman’s enunciation plot is now very strong.
I could be a genuine punk and grumble about how most dry sand isn’t conventionally the dull shades of this Sandman activity figure, however I’m not going to be that quite a bit of a jerk– the hues are a great deal of fun and look comic-exact, and that is sufficient for me.
What’s bad enough for me, be that as it may, is the absence of frill for this figure– in particular, some kind of compatible sand arms.
While Absorbing Man’s shape works fine here generally, his correct arm with getting a handle close by (for holding his destroying ball) doesn’t bode well for Sandman. Actually, the way that Sandman is in sand frame and has no sand weaponized appendages doesn’t bode well at all.
I have almost no uncertainty that Hasbro is creating exchange arms for a future ordinary hued discharged of a Sandman Build-A-Figure in 2017, yet for the present, the fun and presenting open doors for this figure are restricted by the absence of new parts on this figure (past the head).
In general: My heart wasn’t actually excited with pleasure when this sand-shape Sandman Marvel Legends figure was reported, yet incidentally, I like him a considerable amount. The sand hues are quite fun, the tallness doesn’t appear to be strange on a shapeshifter, and the new Flint Marko head shape is a pleasant one.
The presenting alternatives for this Sandman figure are tragically restricted right now, however ideally the inescapable normal Marvel Legends Sandman Build-A-Figure will cure that circumstance. As it may be, this is a flawlessly strong assume that can just show signs of improvement with future frill increments.