Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years Marvel Legends Captain America and Crossbones figure review

Captain America: Civil War was one of my favorite films. It was a great Avengers and a great Captain America movie all in one. I’d been hesitant to buy the Marvel Legends MCU figures because I was getting them from Hot Toys, but I eventually caved and needed a good Captain America that actually looked like Chris Evans. With the Captain America: Civil War two-pack featuring Cap and Crossbones, I finally had an option. Let’s hope it doesn’t bomb on me.

Packaging:  I liked the Marvel Studios The First 10 Years packaging. It’s not a big departure from the traditional Marvel Legends packaging while having its own look. The front features both figures prominently.

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One side of the package explains the events of Civil War while the other features production art that aligned with the other 10 Years Later boxes forms a big mural.

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On the back there’s bios for both characters. If you think I don’t absolutely love this presentation you’re crazy as this is my kind of effort I love seeing with figure packaging. Remember, I’m a GI Joe and Transformers era kid.

Likeness:  I’d gotten the Captain America Stealth Suit figure from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but really hated the vague passing likeness for Chris Evans. This figure fixes that with a head sculpt that is very easily recognizable as that man who is Cap. I like the stern, neutral expression as there wasn’t a lot of time for laughs in Civil War.

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Hasbro takes these MCU figures seriously and doesn’t take sculpting shortcuts. Their goal is to get the most authentic looking MCU figure in this scale. More often than not, especially since the initial Phase of MCU ML figures ending with the first Guardians of the Galaxy wave, they’ve nailed it. There’s so much dedicated sculpted elements here it’s really impressive. The texture work on the outfit and the seams and padding really do a fantastic job of conveying all the various components of this attire. This is easily the best Age of Ultron/Civil War Cap figure.

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Crossbones also turned out very well. He seems even more detailed than Cap with his mechanical arm gauntlets and heavy arsenal along his biceps, vest and thighs. Rumolov was a highly trained STRIKE agent so it makes sense that he’d have a ton of gear and extra protection. I really like how the gauntlets are separate pieces and Crossbones’ hands can grab them.

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Like Cap, Rumolov’s helmet is sculpted to show the depth between the eyes and the eye slots. It adds an extra bit of realism to the look especially since his scarred face is visible. I’m a huge fan of how both of these guys turned out.

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Paint:  For the most part the paint work is excellent and with one semi-major exception, the paintwork is exemplary. Surprisingly, it’s not the tiny details like the face or the buckles, but some blue that crept through on the white torso section on Cap’s outfit. While I’m not the biggest fan of the dingy white almost grey paint used, that is how the costume looks.

Crossbones, likewise, is almost perfect with all of the detailed elements of his outfit like the black and silver elements painted cleanly. My favorite aspect of his paint job is how nicely the X and the white paint on his helmet looks hastily done just like the source material. Maybe Rumolov was running those extra missions to buy some more white paint? His gauntlets look a little too pristine though and the unblemished silver would benefit tremendously from a darker wash.

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Scale:  Both figures seem scaled appropriately for their respective heights. Not like Crossbones really stood still long enough to accurately scale him with Black Widow and Falcon. His armor should pad him out some and make him look bigger than Cap without being taller.

Articulation:  Both figures are articulated as well as expected. Cap is better naturally while Crossbones’ torso and shoulders are somewhat restricted because of the body armor piece.

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Captain America and Crossbones have:

  • neck
  • mouth
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • bicep
  • elbow (double-jointed)
  • wrist
  • wrist hinge
  • torso
  • waist
  • hip
  • thigh
  • knee (double-jointed)
  • ankle

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Accessories:  Cap naturally comes with his shield. It features a strong red with a lighter blue that’s accurate to the film. Ditto for the silver replacing white.

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Cap also has an alternate Steve Rogers head featuring a stellar Evans likeness.

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That’s useful since he took his helmet off frequently enough to warrant getting that portrait too. The shield doesn’t have a way to attach to Cap’s back, which is a little surprising.

Rumolov also gets an alternate portrait of his scarred and disfigured face. The paintwork is great here from the stubble to the various shades of pink among the scars.

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Worth it?  I kinda waited around a bit and got this set on a great deal for $30. That’s cheaper than the standard $20 per figure, which is a fair deal considering there’s no Build-A-Figure piece.

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Rating:  10 out of 10

This was a fun set and the only bad thing was it makes for an easy gateway to want to grab more MCU figures.

marvel legends captain america and crossbones figure review - crossbones vs captain americaWhere to get it?  Going online is the best option for this set. You can grab it with a minor markup at Amazon or Hasbro Pulse.

 

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