Cyclops has had more than his fair share of pain. Everything he’s ever had, he’s lost – friends, loved ones, children. Every lost love that’s returned to him has done so only to be torn away again. There’s a reason he’s been the leader of the X-Men since the very beginning, however. He’s known since he was a child that sacrifice is his lot in life, and he’s never let it stop him. He feels every attack on him – feels it deeply – but he never stops, and never surrenders. He keeps on, through the pain, through the fear, through the crazed confusion that follows every defeat. Through sheer force of will, he holds himself – and by extension, the X-Men – together until every battle is won, and every evil has fallen.
Cyclops has a new sculpt, although it is very similar in shape and style to the Marvel Legends Ant-Man. It suits the character fairly well, being well defined but not overly muscular. There is a lot of texture to the figure in the form of small cuts in the mold to simulate folds in the clothing which is uncommon. Unfortunately the molded texture doesn’t work well because most of the figure is unpainted and a single color. The biggest problem with this figure is the very plastic look, because the similar body worked very well on Ant-Man. There is less color on Cyclops, which emphasizes the problems with the sculpt.
The sculpt doesn’t flow well in a couple places. There’s a large gap in the torso between pieces, and a bad transition between the torso and arms. Everywhere else the joints are reasonably well hidden. The yellow paint can have a few problems in places, such as chipped paint or slight misapplication. On the visor too, there’s some flesh paint on the visor and some grey on his face. For having so little paint I expected the paint application to be better. I like the blue though, I think it’s a color that worked well for the transition to plastic.
The head has a little bit of an odd box shape looking from the top or side, but the facial expression works well for being a leader. His left hand is in an odd pose which I haven’t really found a good use for yet. The right hand is good for touching the visor if you like too. Overall, this figure is a fairly good representation of Cyclops, but it could have been a little smoother. The problem may just be that I’ve gotten used to seeing most new figure re-use old bodies, but this figure doesn’t quite fit my impression of Cyclops.
Cyclops has articulation that was standard on all Toybiz figures. The peg for the ball joints on the legs ars attached at an angle, and there’s no cut in the calf or ankle for rotation. Overall, he gets his full range of motion.
Cyclops fits in fairly well with Toybiz figures despite the lack of paint. Stylistically, he goes well with the Astonishing X-Men, as you can see in the database entry for Cyke. Combined with his range of motion and decent balance, he has the same level of poseability as Toybiz figures and goes very well into an established or new collection. I’ve had no problems with him, and am happy with the figure.
Final Judgment: 6
Cyclops is a fairly good representation of the character, but didn’t quite fit my expectations. I think the figure could have been a lot better with a paint wash to give it much less of a plastic look. He can also pose in any way you would expect from a good figure. However, there’s nothing really spectacular to set this figure apart, which is why Cyclops gets only a “good” rating.
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.
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