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After all of these years, since 2013 I think, us Marvel Legend fans have been waiting on Bulldozer . The rest of The Wrecking Crew arrived way before he did . Now Bulldozer is finally here. After adding taxes, this figure cost me around 22 dollars at a local Target store . Plus I was glad that I was able to find Bulldozer in person. For a moment I was thinking that I might had to go to the internet to get him . I got lucky that this was the only Bulldozer figure left when I arrived. It was almost if the figure was there just waiting on me, lol .Bulldozer's addition to the Marvel Legends line completes The Wrecking Crew .
This was one Marvel Legend I was actually excited to get in quite a while. Most others I was glad to get them but not excited . The thought of completing The Wrecking Crew is what got me excited about Bulldozer. However there is still one member that has eluded me that I still do not have but will one day. More on that later . As you can see Bulldozer is part of the Ultron build-a-figure series . Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging .
This guy is already one of my favorite Marvel Legend figures . Even though I just purchased him a few days before writing this review. The only thing that bothered me a little when I first got him is that the mask / helmet is sculpted onto his face . You can not remove it or wiggle it around his face. However the figure is so cool that this gripe can easily be overlooked . There was also an issue with some top heaviness when I removed him from the packaging . The weight of his armor made him a little top heavy . The good news is that you can eliminate the top heaviness once you adjust his legs / stance at a certain angle. Once you do that, no more top heaviness and he stands well . The armor is not sculpted on and can be moved around. His belt can be moved around also. ( NOTE ) If you want to rotate Bulldozer's hands , you must do so by touching and rotating his wrist cuffs , and not his bare hands . As for accessories , Bulldozer comes with the left arm of this series build-a-figure , Ultron .
This left arm by the way, for those of you whom may not know, belongs to the movie Ultron from The Avengers-Age of Ultron movie, and not the comic book version . Now let's have a look at Bulldozer standing next to a couple of his buddies .
Thunderball is missing because sadly I do not have him at the time of this writing . One day I will get him though .I always had the money to get him, it was just me being unlucky that every time I went to the stores looking for him , he's not there . Now I realize that I must purchase him from the internet, however I am waiting on some nice prices. I want to purchase Thunderball carded , not loose . At the time of me writing this , prices on E-bay are as high as in the fifties up to the seventies . If the prices do not get any better , I'll just go ahead and bite the dust and pay whatever for Thunderball , because I really want to complete The Wrecking Crew . I reviewed The Wrecker last year back in January 2014 . If you missed my review of The Wrecker , you can read it by clicking here http://actionfigureimagerytoyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/01/marvel-legends-rocket-raccoon-series_15.html . I did not review Piledriver . After looking closely at these figures side by side , comparing them , I think I know why Bulldozer was delayed . The pic below may give us all an idea why .
The above comparison pic may explain Bulldozer's delay . It looks as if Bulldozer shares body parts with his buddies , except for the hands and wrists. The other three Wrecking Crew Members are wearing gloves , whereas Bulldozer is not . Plus his left hand is a closed fist whereas his buddies have an open left fist . It takes time for toy companies to make changes to a figure, so this situation may explain Bulldozer's delay . Another noticeable feature about Bulldozer are his eyes.
The reason I think his eyes are noteworthy is because in normal light it looks as if they can barely be seen . However when Bulldozer is placed under bright light you can see what looks like pupils. I think it would have been better if his eyes were painted white , because sometimes in dim light it looks as if he has no eyes at all.
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Excellent all around articulation . As I mentioned earlier , to turn his wrists you must rotate them at the cuffs.
( 2 ) STANDING ABILITY - Stands well once you twist his upper thighs around for proper balance . As already mentioned , he is a little top heavy when you first remove him out of the packaging, due to the armor . But the top heaviness is eliminated once the legs are adjusted properly .
( 3 ) WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ? His addition to the line completes The Wrecking Crew , the armor , the helmet , overall cool looking figure and he is fun to hold and pose in your hands . I also love that one hand is a complete closed fist and the other is an open fist .
( 4 ) WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ? There is nothing that I dislike about this figure .
( 5 ) WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO IMPROVE THE FIGURE ? Make his mask / helmet removable . However I am now fine with it being sculpted onto his face .
( 6 ) GRADING SCALE - A PERFECT TEN !!!! A flawless action figure in my opinion .
( 7 ) FINAL ANALYSIS - I along with many other Marvel Legend fans wanted this guy two years ago when his buddies came out in 2013 . However , we also all know that classic old saying " better late than never " . This old statement definitely applies to this Bulldozer figure . Quoting another old classic statement , this action figure was " well worth the wait " .
I was meaning to review this figure last month in July, however I have been fighting a virus on my computer and must do my activities in the ( Safe Mode ) version . What bugs me is that I can't use my printer/scanner in safe mode, so luckily I was able to scan the back of the packaging before the virus hit . Unlike other original Spider-Man Marvel Legends figures, this version comes with some cool extras . An extra half masked head , extra hands , and a slice of pizza . These alone are great selling points . I purchased this version of Spider-Man at a local Walmart for around $ 19.99 .
Even though many of us already have multiple Spider-Man figures , from both Toybiz and Hasbro, the extra goodies will make you want to purchase this figure anyway . Not only do you get the extras, but also a much needed leg piece for the Hobgoblin Build-a-Figure . Because Spidey has that extra flexibility with his body because of his powers, both of his shoulder blades can close in into his chest , just like a lot of the old Toybiz Spideys . This toy is still enjoyable even if you already have over a dozen Spider-Men . Now let's have a look at those extra goodies I mentioned earlier .
As you can see Spidey's extra hands are two closed fists, a web shooting hand and a wall crawling hand . So if you want to display Spidey as if he's shooting his webbing, you can do that . If you want to display him climbing, you can do that as well . The benefits of the extra hands allow for a variety of pose / display combinations . Also you can see that Spidey comes with one of the legs of this series build-a-figure Hobgoblin .
Now let's look at the extra half masked head. Below I'm comparing it to the normal masked head .
This look on Spider-Man is homage to a lot of comic book moments. Peter Parker pulled his mask up to his nose a lot in the comics. When he's talking on the phone while still in costume, eating, drinking and even kissing via the movie with Tobey Maguire . I'm sure this head brings back memories of that scene from the Spider-Man movie in 2002 of an upside down Tobey( Spidey ) kissing Kirsten Dunst 's Mary Jane in the rain . This head reminded me of that scene . Now for a comparison shot of Spidey to another figure from this series. Here he is next to Daredevil.
As many of us already know, Spidey is not as buff as most super heroes. He has always had a skinny muscular build and the above pic is good indication of that . I just feel like that the only gripe I have about this Spidey figure is that he is just a tad bit too tall. Just a little not much . Daredevil is listed by Marvel as an even 6 feet tall whereas Spidey is supposed to be 5"10 . Yet the two figures above look as if they are the same height . Now for a shot of Spidey with the slice of pepperoni pizza he came with.
Even the slice of pizza has elements of realism to it . The cheese is dripping and hanging on the sides, just like a real life slice of Pizza Hut or Papa John's .
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Excellent all around articulation.The inward moving shoulder blades give Spidey a couple of more points of articulation than any other normal Marvel Legend Hasbro figure.
( 2 ) STANDING ABILITY - Despite having skinny legs, Spidey stands just fine when you pose him correctly.
( 3 ) WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ? The extra head, the extra hands, the slice of pizza, not to mention luxury of the multiple options of display the extra hands provide.
( 4 ) WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT THIS FIGURE ? I just wish he was just a little bit shorter to match Peter Parker's true height from the comics .
( 5 ) WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE TO IMPROVE THE FIGURE ? Shorten him just a litttle to match the true height of the character .
( 6 ) GRADING SCALE - Despite my complaint of him being a little bit too tall for Peter Parker, I'm still giving this figure a Perfect Ten . I do not think the only flaw is enough to lower a point. We could just use our imagination and just pretend that he's wearing extra padding in his shoes to make himself look taller, lol .
( 7 ) FINAL ANALYSIS - Before I purchased this particular Spider-Man figure, I was not even interested in the figure at all. And the reason being is because I like others, already own multiple Spider-Man figures. Before making the purchase I was only interested in the accessories and the Hobgoblin leg . However when I opened the package I was very pleased with this figure , even if I already have about a dozen versions of the character .