Vision has been one of the longstanding fixtures of the Avengers. Despite that, he’s largely been neglected as far as Marvel Legends figures go. And he’s one that’s yet to have a definitive figure. With its Hulkbuster Iron Man wave, Hasbro took another swing at Vizh. Let’s see how they fared this time.
Packaging: I wish I had something insight to add in this category. It’s the same packaging we’ve gotten for awhile. Vision gets shortchanged as he’s sharing the package with Doctor Strange. That means he gets nada by way of a personalized bio and his drawing is only on one side of the packaging. Otherwise, we get to see everything in the wide open window including if the Build-A-Figure parts have been swapped.
Likeness: Vision is one of those characters whose first outfit was so perfect any other versions are just competing for second place. He’s like Spider-Man in that regard albeit with a cool all white variant outfit instead of the black costume.
As far as updated costumes go, I don’t hate this look and would probably love it if it had Vision’s signature high collar cape. The head sculpt is really strong giving Vision a cold, robotic expression devoid of any emotion. In other words, it’s perfect.
Scale: One of my biggest problems with every Vision figure before this one is how puny it looks. Vision wasn’t a stick thin android — Ultron builds ‘em better than that — so I wanted a more imposing looking figure. This one isn’t it.
Vision gets the go-to Black Panther body used for most of the regular sized guys. I’m fine with that for characters like Hawkeye and Ant-Man, but Vision should at the least be on the Grim Reaper buck.
This version looks embarrassingly short next to Scarlet Witch. Hopefully androids don’t have inferiority complexes. Maybe not getting the classic version yet was a good thing provided it gets the larger body.
Paint: While I don’t like the seemingly random yellow green patterns slapped along the costume, even I can appreciate it when it gets this kind of paint job.
Vision benefits from an already great color scheme of green, yellow and red and this figure accentuates that with strong, vibrant shades. The dark green and yellow green actually mesh well together and the shiny paint apps used really help to make the overall effect pop.
I don’t love the costume, but I love how dynamic Hasbro made it look. Definitely a point in their favor here.
Articulation: While he’s sharing the go-to buck for the line, Vision doesn’t suffer from some of the same mold looseness of some other figures like wave mate Blizzard. All of the joints are nice and tight. The only minor problem is the cape is a bit too heavy so you have to find the perfect balancing point. He’ll hold it, but finding it can be tricky at times.
- ball-jointed shoulders
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: On the accessories front, Vision isn’t exactly overflowing with options. Even though it’s removable, I’m not counting the cape.
That’s part of his overall look not an add-on. Given the scale of the BAF Hulkbuster Iron Man, it’s not surprising Hasbro chose characters that didn’t necessarily need accessories or have viable accessory options.
Vision comes with the mid-torso of the BAF Hulkbuster armor. Combined with the Blizzard upper torso part, it’s nearly the same height as a regular Marvel Legends to really give a sense of how massive a BAF we’re getting here.
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Worth it? Vision is one of the few in-demand figures from this wave. He’ll run a slightly higher than retail $25. There’s nothing especially amazing to be $25 worth, but this balances the scales for all the Marvel Legends currently available for half off retail price.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Vision’s smaller scale is the biggest knock on an otherwise really strong version of the beloved Avenger.
Where to get it? Walgreens still gets this wave in stock so that’s your best bet. Otherwise going online is the way to go here.