Marvel Legends Icons Wave 4 Magneto

Marvel Legends Icons Wave 4 Magneto

Tom - September 08, 2007

Package Description
The man known as Erik Lehnsherr emerged a survivor from history's greatest act of evil, having lost everything he had ever known. He brought with him a perfect knowledge of the lexicon of hate, and mankind's capacity for inhumanity. He feels more keenly than most will ever know what it means to be different, and be hated for it.

As one of Earth's most powerful mutants, MAGNETO sees himself as the savior of his kind, a liberator who will burn away all those that stand in the way of the mutant ascendancy. His entire life has been spent in pursuit of that final goal.

Recently however, he witnessed another of history's greatest tragedies. Even as his lifelong goal came within his grasp, mutant turned against mutant, and all was lost. He lives now without powers, a broken man from a broken land, hoping one day to see again his dream of mutant supremacy rise and cover the Earth.

Magneto has a solid paint job, with a base color of red and a black wash. The cape is showing up as a blue color in the pictures, but it is really a purple that matches the purple paint well. The cape partially covers the shoulders, but can't be drawn over to fully cover the shoulders because it is kept in place by the purple ring around his neck. The cape is a different material than Dr. Doom's or Thor's, and works well with this figure to maintain the creases in the cape. The problem with it is that while it's stiff enough to maintain the creases and shape of the cape, it doesn't flow naturally around the body in some poses.

Magneto has the new standard build body for Hasbro's Icons, shared with Human Torch and Cyclops with a few tweaks. The arms can look a little skinny sometimes, but it's much less of a problem compared to Cyclops and Human Torch because there are additions to his costume such as the cape. He has the same problem in that it looks like he has 8 pack abs, but it's not too visible. Overall the joints blend in well on this figure, making a pretty fluid figure.

Magneto could have benefited from a bigger build. A bigger build would have also helped the helmet seem more proportional. The head is sculpted at the right size, and is a good likeness. The head sculpt definitely has the ideological leader look to it. The only thing wrong with the head is that the face is not painted, it is molded in the same light flesh tones as 6" figures like Quicksilver.

Overall, I've warmed up to how the figure looks compared to my initial impressions. While he doesn't have a big build, it is solid. He'll look a lot better on display though with the helmet off. Particularly when posing him with other Icons figures, taking the helmet off is a good idea for Magneto to be able to grab attention.

For the most part articulation is standard. Hasbro has settled on a mix between Toybiz and Hasbro joints, with ball jointed wrists, ankles, and neck with double pin joints for the elbows and knees. The only problems are the ball joints connecting the legs to the torso. The pin is at an angle, which makes raising and lowering the leg more of a hassle than it should be. Overall he's got a good range of motion in everything except the legs, where an awkward twist has to be used to position them.

Magneto has a lot of good leadership type poses, particularly with the helmet off. Action and fighting poses are much more of a problem because of the angles the legs move out and the flow of the cape. The large helmet can also look overly conspicuous in some poses. Overall, unless you are going to string him up flying, Magneto is probably best posed by himself with the helmet off.

Final Judgment: 6
It can be very difficult to pose Magneto in a way that looks good. He doesn't go particularly well with other figures because of this, even though he looks great as a stand alone. The problems with action poses hurts the most, so compared to other Icons figures Magneto can only get a 6.


10. My favorite possession.

9. My favorite action figure.

8. One of my favorite action figures.

7. An exceptional action figure.

6. A good, but not exceptional action figure.

5. An adequate action figure.

4. Not worth the money I spent.

3. I'll give it to somebody's kid.

2. I'll give it to somebody's dog.

1. It's going to lose a fight with my car.

Click Here to check out Magneto in the Database.

WE NEED YOU! Marvelous News needs reviews for all figures in the Database (that do not yet have a review), please Click Here if you would like to submit your own Marvel toy review(s) to be shown on!
Image 1 of 50
1 of 50
Image 2 of 50
2 of 50
Image 3 of 50
3 of 50
Image 4 of 50
4 of 50
Image 5 of 50
5 of 50
Image 6 of 50
6 of 50
Image 7 of 50
7 of 50
Image 8 of 50
8 of 50
Image 9 of 50
9 of 50
Image 10 of 50
10 of 50
Image 11 of 50
11 of 50
Image 12 of 50
12 of 50
Image 13 of 50
13 of 50
Image 14 of 50
14 of 50
Image 15 of 50
15 of 50
Image 16 of 50
16 of 50
Image 17 of 50
17 of 50
Image 18 of 50
18 of 50
Image 19 of 50
19 of 50
Image 20 of 50
20 of 50
Image 21 of 50
21 of 50
Image 22 of 50
22 of 50
Image 23 of 50
23 of 50
Image 24 of 50
24 of 50
Image 25 of 50
25 of 50
Image 26 of 50
26 of 50
Image 27 of 50
27 of 50
Image 28 of 50
28 of 50
Image 29 of 50
29 of 50
Image 30 of 50
30 of 50
Image 31 of 50
31 of 50
Image 32 of 50
32 of 50
Image 33 of 50
33 of 50
Image 34 of 50
34 of 50
Image 35 of 50
35 of 50
Image 36 of 50
36 of 50
Image 37 of 50
37 of 50
Image 38 of 50
38 of 50
Image 39 of 50
39 of 50
Image 40 of 50
40 of 50
Image 41 of 50
41 of 50
Image 42 of 50
42 of 50
Image 43 of 50
43 of 50
Image 44 of 50
44 of 50
Image 45 of 50
45 of 50
Image 46 of 50
46 of 50
Image 47 of 50
47 of 50
Image 48 of 50
48 of 50
Image 49 of 50
49 of 50
Image 50 of 50
50 of 50

Member Comments

start the coversation with yours

(Membership Required)


advertise here

Found on Ebay

Toy Fair 2020 Live News Coverage

More Marvel Reviews

Advertise on Marvelous News

This site uses cookies for site configuration, advertising, and analysis. By using this site you accept our policies - Read Full Site Policy OK
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!

Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE