We're back with a close look at a comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. We're still riding the buzz of Ant-Man being in theaters. What better time to look at the Ant-Man Marvel Legends Infinite action figure?
This figure really resembles the movie version of Scott Lang. It's part of a Build-a-Figure line and comes with Ultron's head. Again, we're talking about the movie version of Ultron. There's also an Ant (let's pretend it is Antony) as well as some tiny characters we'll look at more closely later.
It is fitting in some ways that an Ant-Man figure comes with Ultron's head. There is a Giant-Man figure in the line too but let's not worry about that. This is the tough part, you pick up one or two figures from the line but the Build-a-Figure option beckons you to buy them all to build the larger figure.
A very nice touch with the figure is the brushed metal look on his helmet. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the painted-over goggles but the figure does look cool and captures the movie-version's look.
Often figures lack detail from behind. It might be that the designers figure people won't really be looking at them from the back. This one has some nice detail all around. There's a lot going on with his costume and it's pretty cool to see it all.
They've added detail to his belt and gloves as well. This is how it should be done. If you're going to make an action figure, do it right. Capture all the detail and don't skimp on them.
Because this is a Marvel Legends figure, that means there's loads of articulation. You can move it around and position it in many ways. You will have to work at it a little to capture the right balance but it can be done. The joints do feel a little loose. This always makes me afraid of positioning them too much. I get flashbacks to old Star Wars action figures whose joints were so loose the arms and legs just flopped around.
As an almost added bonus, you get a flying ant.
But what good is just having a plain old flying ant? Well, if you add in a tiny Ant-Man that can ride on it's back, it's a bonus bonus!
You can even hold it by the tip of its wing or a leg and pretend to fly around your backyard. (I may or may not have actually done this).
But wait! There's more!!
How about a tiny Yellowjacket/Darren Cross? He's such a jerk, he's trying to zap the ant.
It really is a cool figure. Chances are, with the success of the movie, this figure might be a little difficult to find in the beginning. Hopefully you'll get a chance because you know you totally want to make little Ant-Man fly around or do this:
Let us know what you thought of this figure and if you managed to find one for yourself. Go see Ant-Man if you haven't already. We'll have another figure spotlighted next time.