Just when I think I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, Amazon goes and has another great sale on Marvel Legends. The backlog is now at around 30. Hmmn, maybe it’s time to start doubling up reviews? Disney+ isn’t helping either.
Anyway, today’s review is of a character that’s had a ton of various looks, Living Laser. Let’s see if he lights up my collection…
Packaging: I’ve got next to nothing fresh to say here. As part of an Avengers wave, Living Laser gets the blue accent color to the packaging. The side portrait is pretty cool and captures that man/laser vibe. His bio is OK, but would it have been that hard to say he regularly fights Iron Man?
Likeness: This is gonna be weird to say, but I “think” I like this modern look more than the classic orange and green ensemble he clearly threw together. It definitely has more of a laser-y feel and is more fitting for a relatively modern looking Iron Man.
The cylinder style head is creepy while maintaining the streamlined appearance. Most of the work here is from the paintjob, but the head with its sculpted eyes and mouth definitely up the threatening visual. The re-use of the Spider-Man 2099 arms are OK in this sense as it adds some angles to the sculpt and loosely conveys a sense of instability.
Paint: This is where the figure really shines. Laser is cast in a translucent pink, which is accentuated with a frosted-like airbrushed white core and shoulders. I wish that frosted look applied to the laser lightning running down his arms, but it’s not too bad.
The helmet/head is painted very sharply as well with clean line work around the eyes, mouth and panels.
Scale: Living Laser is a regular height guy and the use of the Spidey mold makes sense for him.
Articulation: Living Laser’s neck articulation is obviously hindered thanks to the cylinder, but otherwise it’s your basic Marvel Legends figure with the ideal amount of articulation for this scale.
I do wish he had open palm hands for energy projection poses. The Sunfire mold allows for some good charging forward poses thanks to the butterfly joints.
Living Laser has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: Living Laser comes with two of the lightning bolts we’ve seen with the Storm figures. They’re cast in a white semi-translucent material that blends in nicely with the chest and shoulder paint.
He’s not a guy that really comes with obvious accessories and this was a smart choice to further illustrate his powers in action.
Additionally, he comes with the torso of the Build-A-Figure Avengers: Endgame Thanos.
Worth it? Like most of the Armored Thanos wave, you can get Living Laser for cheaper than the original retail price. Just due to the coolness of the paint scheme and inclusion of another Iron Man villain, I’m tempted to say he was worth $20, but paying $16 is even better. He very likely could drop in price further around Black Friday as well.
Rating: 8 out of 10
This is a solid budget figure. He’s not that remarkable, but he looks cool and he’s a good execution of a simple figure. Hard to complain about adding another Iron Man enemy onto the shelf.
Where to get it? I got Living Laser from Wal-Mart, but you could just as easily find him at Target or GameStop. You can always go the online route with LMF affiliates Amazon or order the full Build-A-Figure Armored Thanos wave at Entertainment Earth.
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