Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Marvel Legends - Angela Review !!!

This is a review of a figure that won a contest that fans voted for. A little over a year ago, Hasbro put up this selection of characters to see who fans would like to see made. Angela came out on top. If you want to look back into the past and view the details of that contest, you can here at these following links , this first link is a look at when the contest started - . This second link is when the contest ended showing Angela winning - .  I see that I spelled Angela's name incorrectly in that second post. I spelled it like Queen Angella from She-Ra . My bad . Also if you look back you can see that ANGELA was exactly who I wanted to win. I got my wish and here she is. I purchased this figure of Angela at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range .

Angela also made a little history by being made. I'm not referring to the contest, however, but the fact that she is the first Marvel Legend to be made that did NOT debut as a Marvel character . I'm sure that many of you already know that Angela is a character that is originally from the Spawn franchise. Marvel somehow purchased the rights to this character from Spawn's creators , then all of a sudden she is a Marvel character . And the rest is history as they say. As you can see Marvel would make Angela a Guardian of the Galaxy member . Now for a look at Angela out of the packaging .

As you can see Angela comes with the right leg of  the Titus build-a-figure . Is it just me, or does Angela looks like she does not belong in the Marvel world ? She looks as if she should be a Conan or Masters of the Universe character instead of a Marvel character , with her sword and sorcery like attire and looks . However according to her Wikipedia profile, she is supposed to be an angel, thus her name . Because of the nature of her background, Angela is a very tall female character . The toy is tall and so is the character . The character is listed at 6"2, and the toy does a nice job of staying true to her height . Speaking of the toy, she is very well done. Angela is so cool I think that both kids and adult collectors will like her. Although I do not recommend this figure for real young kids like 4 or under because of the small parts such as her weapons. Speaking of weapons she comes with some nice ones. A sword and two machete like bladed weapons. The sword is a soft rubbery plastic and is not hard . We have the option of storing her sword in her sheath on the back of her skirt piece, or displaying her posing with it in either hand. She is very amazon like with her size, and her armor is sort of Wonder-Woman like . The pics below are a perfect example of proving that Angela is indeed an amazon .

As you can see Angela towers over an average height character like Dr. Strange . Even though she looks human, however when you view her bio you'll discover she's an Asgardian according to Marvel. Back to the subject of Angela's attire. The skirt piece can be moved around and removed.The sheath is attached to the belt on her skirt piece. The cuffs around her elbows are movable. Her shoulder pads feel as if they are glued on however could be removed with some force. The item around her neck can easily be confused with her hair since they're almost the exact same colors.
                                                      FINAL   THOUGHTS 
(1) ARTICULATION -  The only point of articulation on Angela that seems somewhat limited is the upward head movement, hampered a little by her hair.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - Angela stands very well with no balance issues.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Her sword and the ability to hold it with either hand. The gold colors of her attire . She's very well decorated with her armor . Plus if you'll notice real carefully she has a muscular build just a little to go along with her height , giving her the look and impression of a true amazon .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There's nothing I dislike .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? - No improvements needed .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A  Perfect 10 !!!  I could find no flaws .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - Even though Angela won that contest, the runner-ups have been made into figures as well . So if Hasbro has another contest like this again, let's all show our support by voting, because even the non-winners still became Legends .

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