Super Skrull is one of the better Fantastic Four villains and it’s easy to see why. The guy has the powers of the entire team with a ruthlessness to use their abilities in a way the heroic squad never would. With Hasbro taking their turn at the remaining Toy Biz Marvel Legends figures it was inevitable. The real question though is this guy worth the upgrade? Let’s find out.
Packaging: No packaging to mention here of course since he’s the BAF.
Likeness: Compared to the Toy Biz Super Skrull, this is less of a grotesque alien and more of a brawnier take on the character. The cool thing is the Hasbro version looks a bit more like a leader while the Toy Biz figure resembles a goon or henchman Skrull. And now is the point I regret not army building the Toy Biz Super Skrull…
It appears that Hasbro used the Venom mold with an overlay for the shoulder pad/chestpiece. This mold is pretty stocky, which I think is consistent with how the figure has been portrayed more often than not.
I’m a little torn on how to break him down thanks to his alternate accessories. Let’s do it the fun way. He’s got a menacing, smiling headsculpt that really looks sinister. His arms reflect the four members of the Fantastic Four.
The right arm is stretched out ala Mister Fantastic with a transparent look to simulate Invisible Woman’s invisibility. The left arm isn’t neglected as it’s carved up like The Thing and there’s a flame attachment for The Human Torch. This was the best option short of a neck attachment and swappable legs and it came out very well.
Paint: Super Skrull features a relatively simple paint job. His face has a green wash to further bring out the facial sculpt details. There’s a nice gradient as the arm is in mid-transformation to the Thing’s powers. The flame effect also features a nice transition from yellow to orange to red.
Scale: Super Skrull is taller than a regular human, but Hasbro wisely didn’t exaggerate his height to make him oversized like Absorbing Man or Sandman.
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Articulation: Super Skrull features a great range of movement and doesn’t have any issues in terms of floppy or loose joints, which occasionally pop up with this mold. Even with the oversized effect arms, there’s no problem with them getting weighed down.
Super Skrull has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knees (double jointed)
Accessories: Unlike most Build-A-Figures, Super Skrull comes with a plethora of accessories that completely shifts his look. Since I broke down the super powered version, here’s his alternate look. Super Skrull comes with a neutral/angry head sculpt that’s perfect for when he means business.
When he’s not ready to show his cards, you can go with the powered down regular arms. I love that option to display him various ways.
Worth it? Since this was a six figure set, Super Skrull would run you $120. I’ll assume that everyone wanted the Doctor Doom figure so is Super Skrull worth the $100 for the modern Fantastic Four and the already outdated, but excellent She-Hulk? There’s not a loser in this set so that’s an easy yes for me. Your mileage may vary.
Rating: 10 out of 10
Outside of various power combinations, I’m not sure what else Hasbro could have delivered with this Build-A-Figure, which is another sensational example of the format at its best.