Marvel Legends Blob Series Quicksilver

Marvel Legends Blob Series Quicksilver


Ryno - April 16, 2007


2007 Hasbro
Marvel Legends
Wave 2 - Blob Series
Quicksilver
BAF Piece: Left Arm
MSRP: $9.99


Quicksilver is one of those "finally!" figures, that ToyBiz never gave us from five years of Marvel Legends, does he live up to the hype?

A lot of these reviews are peppered with "back in SDCC last year..." saying how much better the prototype looked. This case, at least for the head, it's the opposite. As for the rest of the body, well not so hot.





Packaging

Hasbro still producing the same beautiful package scheme as the first wave of Marvel Legends, The Annihilus Series. It still looks great, it still looks fresh and it still makes me that much more happy to buy the figure. All the color and illustration choices look great here. Nothing stands out as poor design or choices in illustration.

Score: 8





Sculpt / Design

Sculpt on the figure in whole feels a little generic. Too simple, no real texture or life. Sculpted on bolts would have been nice, sculpted in stitching to the costume, boots and/or gloves would have increased appeal greatly on this otherwise bland figure. The prototype showed us a cartoony or anime looking headsculpt that had that had fans quite disappointed. Fortunately, Hasbro has changed to a more realistic, less cartoony or anime headsculpt here. The head is quite large though especially compared to say Xorn's head. I'd prefer the facial expression to be angry or upset looking to go with Quicksilver's typical attitude, but instead we have this "nice boy" look, almost smiling out of the corner of his eye look. I think the highlight in sculpt area for Quicksilver is the hair, nicely and realistically detailed. Overall, in this area, generally quite uninteresting.

Score: 3





Paint / Color

Okay, Hasbro has been making toys long enough to where they should have figured out how to make two different kinds of plastic the same color by now. The harder hollow plastic that make up Quicksilver's torso and crotch are a different color blue than the softer more flexible, solid plastic that make up the arms and legs. In enough light, when you look at the figure long enough it becomes more and more apparent. In terms of paint application, wow, this figure practically has no paint. Only one thing is painted on the entire costume, yep the bolt across the torso and belt line. It looks good from afar but upon closer inspection, the bolt is certainly not perfect with smears and smudges along the way. No drybrush, no wash, no airbrush, nothing at all to help along the sculpt and/or detail of the figure's costume. The boots and gloves are white plastic, the rest of the body, blue plastic. The head features white hair and eyebrows, finely detailed eyes with the black line on top, white eyes and blue pupils. The eyes being so small were painted very well. The hair however has the white applied much too thick and glossy. The head is cast in yet again an ugly, pale, opaque flesh tone similar to Banshee and Thor.

Score: 2





Articulation

Wow, 40 POA on Quicksilver, now that is a super-articulated figure! He actually can strike a running pose pretty nicely to boot. Quicksilver gets the boost in articulation from the following points: butterfly chest hinge, mid-hand hinge and toe hinge. All of the POA is quite solid except for that odd play between the lower torso and upper torso that allows for a side-to-side wobble. Quicksilver still has a very solid ratchet in place that doesn't allow him to fall forward or backward.

Score: 9





Value

Typical sized figure, basic as you can get sculpt and paint job, no additional accessories except for the BAF piece.

Score: 6





Score Totals

Packaging: 8
Sculpt / Design: 3
Paint / Color: 2
Articulation: 9
Value: 6


Overall: 28 out of a possible 50

Does Quicksilver's exceptional amount of POA (Points of Articulation) require sculpt and paint to suffer? They shouldn't. Despite a low score and somewhat mediocre representation of Quicksilver, many fans will be happy to buy because, hey it's Quicksilver and we've been deprived for some time now.

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