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Toying Around Reviews - Marvel Legends: Stan Lee

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

Today we will be taking a look at the one, the only, Stan “The Man” Lee. Stan co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and Ant-Man. The Marvel Legends Series is a Lower tier toy line that both collectors and non-collectors alike would be interested in. With multiple scales ranging from 4 inches to 12 inches and a good mix of detail and articulation, these figures tend to look good both inside and outside of the box.


PACKAGING: Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.

Stan comes in a box very similar to the one that was used last year for Marvel’s 80th anniversary. The front of the box has a nice clean look to it, and on the top right over the box you have the Marvel Legends logo. Stan Lee himself is clearly displayed in the middle, along with all his accessories. We also have Stan’s signature in the middle of the window. This window is perfect for anyone who wants to keep the figure mint inbox. At the bottom of the box, we have the Marvel Logo and Stan Lee’s name. Turning the box to the side we have Stan’s favorite word, EXCELSIOR running down the box with Stan’s signature at the end. On the back of the box, we have a nice picture of Stan, along with the 1st Avengers movie poster. Flipping the box around one more time we have the same EXCELSIOR word running down the side with Stan’s signature.


OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking Stan out of the box we can see that the base of the body is one that has been used many times before. Taking a closer look at Stan’s head we can see that Hasbro did an amazing job. It looks just like Stan.


ACCESSORIES: Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

Stan comes with a folded-up chess board and Cap’s shield with Stan’s signature on it.


ARTICULATION: How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!


BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - Gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.

UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.

DOUBLE JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm back to have the hands near the shoulders.

SWIVEL BALL HINGE WRISTS - It allows you to turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.

AB CRUNCH - This cut lets you be able to bend the figure front and back at the Abs.

WAIST SWIVEL - This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

BALL JOINTED LEGS - With this it allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.

UPPER THIGH SWIVEL - The leg can rotate around a full 360 degrees.

DOUBLE JOINTED KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure.

BALL JOINTED ANKLES - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back and to the left and right.


SIZE COMPARISON: How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Stan is just a hair over 6 inches tall. Here is Stand with two of his guys, Spider-Man and Iron Man.


RATING: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 5/5 - The paint job is perfect on Stan. the photo real paint that Hasbro has been using on the figures now really makes them look like the character or person they are making.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The sculpt on the body is something that Hasbro has used many times before, but it really works for Stan. The sculpt on the head is perfect.

POSING 5/5 - Just about any pose that you would want to get Stan into works.

ACCESSORIES: 4.5/5 - The shield is nice but it would have been nice to get a chair he could sit in or a pen that he could use to sign his name. Even a chessboard that opened up would have been nice.

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic is strong and doesn’t feel like it’s going to be breaking down any time soon.

OVERALL SCORE 4.9/5 - If you are a comic fan, an MCU fan, or even just a fan of art itself then you need to pick him up. Stan for a lot of us made our heroes and he will be missed. R.I.P. RETAIL COST: $24.99 I PICKED MINE UP AT MY HASBRO PLUS




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