Hasbro released its newest batch of Marvel Universe Team Packs, including members of the West Coast Avengers (Hawkeye, War Machine and Mockingbird to be exact). Check out our review below to see if this is a set worth adding to your collection.
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The box packaging is very similar to previous team pack sets Hasbro has done for the Marvel Universe line. The front contains a large window so you can see all the figures in the set before you open it. The right side features some nice comic book art of the four characters, and the bottom lists the name of each figure.
The left side of the packaging also features the same art as the front, and the Uncanny X-Man logo is on the right side.
The back has a brief description of the set as well as images of the figures included. The bottom left side previews another team set coming out, in this case the Uncanny X-Men. On the bottom right side is an image of Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon with a word balloon that says “Collect Them All! Each sold Separately. Do you find my small, furry nature reassuring?”
Sculpt & Articulation -
For the most part, these three figures are reissues so this section is fairly short and simple. Hawkeye is the same as single carded version and the Dark Avengers Hawkeye. War Machine uses the same sculpt as the Iron Man 2 Comic Version, and Mockingbird uses the Firestar sculpt from the TRU exclusive Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends 3-pack that was released a few years ago. Mockingbird’s head is attached with a ball joint, and she can turn her head 360 degrees even with the long hair made with a soft rubber material but can’t look up or down. She has a swivel waist and wrists, double-jointed knees, hinged elbows and ankles.
Hawkeye incorporates darker and sharper looking purples and blues than the previous Hawkeye figures. I actually like the paint job on this one better than the single carded version. This figure incorporates the long bow sleeve on his right arm similar to what is seen on the Dark Avengers version, however on this figure there is a break between it and his shirt where you can see some skin. War Machine uses darker grays and lighter almost metallic whites for its paint schemes over the original. This version has black eyes opposed to red, and the plastic transparent gun firing pieces have a more orange coloring.
Mockingbird uses basic black and white paint on her costume and mask and has yellow blonde hair which incorporates some paint washes to give it that textured flowing hair look. Like with many of the Marvel Universe figures that incorporate lots of white paint, some discoloration on certain portions of the figure exists. Nothing too drastic but if you’re really looking, you will see it especially on the back side. There are also some nicks on the black paint with my figure.
Hawkeye comes with a bow and one arrow which he can’t hold or really use. War Machine comes with the two translucent pieces of plastic that fit on his two shoulder cannons to look like he is firing his weapons. Mockingbird comes with her baton weapons that can be held as two separate pieces or put together to form a longer staff. This is the same accessory that came with the Daredevil comic pack figure.
It’s nice having another member of the West Coast Avengers team to add to your collection.
I have to say I was pretty disappointed with this set. Having already owned two of the three figures included in this set, I wasn’t too happy to be forced into buying another Hawkeye and War Machine just to get Mockingbird. Even Mockingbird herself, I am not sure I am too happy with. The outfit this figure comes in is her more current one, not the one she wore as a member of the West Coast Avengers team which had no pants. I wouldn’t have minded this figure or that they basically just took the Firestar mold and repainted it had it been sold as a single carded figure. As a 3-pack, I would at the very least liked to have seen some improvements made or additions added. Unless you’re just a huge Mockingbird fan, I can’t really say this set is worth the cost unless you’ve been holding off on getting Hawkeye and War Machine un til now.
Score 2 1/2 out of 5