Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Marvel Legends Infinite Series - WASP Review!!!

I have been owning this figure since August , however I am just now getting around to reviewing it . This is the second Wasp figure, ( If you do not count the Toybiz variants ) in the Marvel Legends franchise. This figure is sort of a re-make of the original Toybiz version . This version of Wasp was one of my most wanted Marvel Legends when I first saw it . I purchased this Wasp figure at a local Target for around 19.99 . This Wasp figure is part of the Ultron build-a-figure series .

As you can see on the packaging that this is Janet Van Dyne . When viewing the Wasp while she is still in the packaging , it looks as if her wings are attached to her back. However when removing her from the packaging you'll notice that the wings are separate pieces .

As you can see she has four pairs of wings The bigger pair belong on the peg holes in her upper back. And the smaller wings fit into the holes on the bigger wings . Just like the previous Wasp figure, you can spread the wings and pose them in a variety of ways . Also you can see that she comes with the torso of the build-a-figure Ultron .
Also, this is the same Ultron from the Avengers movie - Age of Ultron , and the above piece is the only piece you get with this Wasp . Now for some comparison pics of this Hasbro Wasp to the Toybiz version .

Notice the differences and similarities between the two ? When paying close attention , about the only similarity is the overall black costume . The design is different down the waists of both . Different hair styles just a little and even a different body type. Hasbro Wasp seems to have a fuller body . When not placing the two figures side by side, it would seem that the Toybiz version is taller, but that is not the case. They are actually the same height . Even the wings are different, see the differences in the wings in the pic below. Also Toybiz Wasp has heels whereas Hasbro Wasp does not , she is flat footed , therefore she can stand a little easier.
Hasbro Wasp's wings are a yellowish color, whereas the old Toybiz one has beige like wings. The newer Hasbro version wings are also transparent , you can see through them. Also the wings fit on differently on both figures. On the Toybiz Wasp, the smaller wings go on first and the larger ones second, where as it is vice versa with Hasbro Wasp, her larger wings are meant to be placed on the figure first, with the smaller wings attached . Also , there are differences in their hand gestures.
Hasbro Wasp looks as if she is ready to strike with her sting attack , whereas the Toybiz version just has her hands posed like a regular person / human .

                                                                   FINAL   THOUGHTS 

(1) ARTICULATION - All of the basic articulation that is standard for today's female Marvel Legends is there . However will we ever see an ab crunch ever again on another female figure ?

(2) STANDING  ABILITY  - Excellent because of her wings and by her being flat footed . You can use the longer wings to touch the ground to hold her up if you want .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The head / face sculpt is excellent . The fuller body and the wings look cool .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? I don't think it's the figure, but the hard plastic casing that Hasbro use to store the figures in seem to make a lot of figures ankles kind of loose when removing them . My Hasbro Wasp has a loose right ankle, and I think it has something to do with the hard casing .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? This issue with loose ankles must be solved . Nothing else is wrong however .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - Perfect figure , but because of the loose right ankle I'm not giving her a perfect score . I think a 9.9 is close enough to a perfect ten .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - I think that this Wasp is a nice upgrade over the Toybiz version . I will now be displaying this version , instead of the Toybiz one, with Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and the other Avengers .