Another member of the X-Men makes its way to the Marvel Universe with this new Angel figure. Of course we already saw a version of Warren Worthington in this line with the Archangel figure, but now we have a version from his earlier X-Men/New Defenders days. So how does it stack up? Is it worth adding to your collection? Read on to find out.
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The packaging for this figure is similar to what we have seen with previous Marvel Universe waves. The art on the top left corner of the card front continues to be done by comic artist Mike Deodato Jr. while the figure is clearly displayed below along with the figure’s name. The little comic shot is featured on the bottom left corner of the card.
The back features an image of the figure along with a brief bio for the character and images for other figures in the wave. Towards the bottom is an image of Alpha Flight’s Sasquatch who says “Collect Them All! Are my feet really that big?!”
The figure has a lot of detailed muscles sculpted on the figure including well-defined six-pack abs. The hair is sculpted so it partially flows over the mask. The best detailing on this figure is actually on the feathers found on the detachable wings. The right hand is sculpted in an open salute position for use when in flight while the left hand is close-fisted.
The body contains white and blue paints. The white paint is very solid, unlike some Marvel Universe figures incorporating a lot of white. The hair uses yellow, and a gold metallic halo is painted on the chest. The wings are white with some darker washes mixed in giving it nice detail. With my figure you can see how the edges of the white have bled over onto the blue which looks a little sloppy.
The head is on a ball joint so it can look left and right. There is no hinged joint on the neck, so it can’t look up or down very much which is a little disappointing when you try to pose flight positions. Additional joints include swivel hinged shoulder joints, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, and ab crunch. The legs have ball-jointed hips, swivel thighs, double jointed knees and hinged ankles.
The figure has two detachable wings that fit in peg holes on the back. Each wing is on a hinge with a peg to attach the two parts of each wing. The wings can swivel at this connection point.
The figure looks decent minus the sloppy paint where the white meets the blue areas. There is nice detailing on the figure but the lack of a hinged joint in the neck is a bit disappointing because you can’t get him in many good flight poses. This figure also highlights the need for a more classic X-Men Beast figure. We have an astonishing X-Men one but need a more classic looking version to round out our original X-Men and New Defenders teams.
Score: 3 out of 5