Updated: Feb 9
Today we will be taking a look at the Ant-Man from the new 3.75-inch Marvel Legends line. This new line is more of a throwback/what-if line to see what could have been if Kenner had the Marvel line back in the 80s/90s. The Marvel Legends Series is a lower-tier toy line that both collectors and non-collectors alike would be interested in. This is an action figure line based on the characters of Marvel Comics, initially produced by Toy Biz, then by Hasbro. This line is in the 6-inch (150 mm) scale, with spin-off lines in the 4-inch (100 mm), 8-inch (200 mm), and 12-inch (300 mm) scale. these figures tend to look good inside and outside the box.
PACKAGING: Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.
All the figures in this 3.75-inch line come in on a blister card. Ant-Man’s card has the Marvel Legends logo at the top left, while the Astonishing Ant-Man logo is just below that on the left side of the card. A very 80s-style artwork of Iron Man takes up the rest of the card back on the right side. Ant-Man himself can be seen in the blister bubble. Turning the card to the side we can get a good look at Ant-Man. On the back of the card, we get the same Ant-Man artwork that you can cut out for a collector card, along with a small bio. Ant-Man shrinks with the famous Pym Particles, a courageous hero fighting evil, he’s the genuine article! On the other side of the card, we again see Ant-Man from the side. These side views are helpful for any collector that wishes to keep his figure mint on the card.
OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.
Taking Ant-Man off the card we can see that base of the figure is more or less the same base as the rest of the figures in this line. Most of the figures will be the same body, with just different paint and heads, for this type of line, it works because this is how toys were made in the 80s and 90s to save on cost.
ARTICULATION: How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!
ANT-MAN’S ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: MUSHROOM PEGGED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.
MUSHROOM PEGGED SHOULDERS - This gives the arm 360-degree rotation.
MUSHROOM PEGGED WRISTS - This allows you to turn his wrists around a full 360-degree around.
MUSHROOM PEGGED LEGS - This allows the legs to move back and forth
SIZE COMPARISON: How does the size of this figure compare to others?
Ant-Man stands right at 3.75 inches tall. Here is Ant-Man standing next to Iron Man and Captain America from this same line.
RATING: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?
PAINT JOB 5/5 - Hasbro nailed the paint on this guy. Looks perfect.
FIGURE SCULPT 4.5/5 - The sculpt of the figure works very well for Ant-Man since his costume was very simple back in the day.
POSING 2/5 - Now I do understand that this figure is made to look like he was made in the 80s/90s when we didn’t have much articulation, however, you did add in the twists for the gloves so I don’t see why you didn’t also do that with the boots.
ACCESSORIES: 0/5 - none!
DURABILITY 2/5 - The plastic on the legs is very gummy and I do feel like over time this will hurt the figure from standing.
OVERALL SCORE 2.7/5 - The figures are a nice throwback but these might be better to keep mint on the card.
RETAIL COST: $9.99 I PICKED MINE UP FROM MY LOCAL TARGET
TIME FOR SOME TOYING AROUND!!