MARVEL LEGENDS VINTAGE (HASBRO)
“The Vision is an android who mimics virtually every organic function of a human being, including independent thought!”
In a stark change from the last two days, it’s actually been a little while since I’ve looked at a Vision figure. The last one was his movie-inspired Legends figure from Infinity War, and that was all the way back in April. Given how much I like Vision, I think it’s time to change that!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Vision is another figure from Series 2 of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Vintage line, he marks the assortment’s turn into decidedly “new” territory. We’ve had three Visions in the main Legends line since the Infinite Series-switch-over, but they’ve all been later costume designs, and all of them have had some issues plaguing them. This one returns him back to his classic roots, for the first time in a decade. The figure stands 6 1/4 inches tall and he has 34 points of articulation. The three prior Visions were all built on the Bucky Cap body, but this one changes that up, moving him to the 2099 body. Like Silver Surfer, I’m not 100% sure how I feel about this. I understand the desire to move away from the Bucky Cap, and I was never super attached to it for Vision anyway. That said, I tend to see Vision as having a larger stature. In a perfect world, I’d like to see him built on the Spider-UK body. All that said, I don’t mind this one. He appears to use the same head sculpt as the Hulkbuster Series Vision, though with less molding issues this time around. He actually gets a brand-new piece for his cape; that actually surprised me, but it was really necessity to do this the right way. It’s very similar to the Marvel Universe cape, which I rather liked, and it’s very appropriate for a classic Vision. Prior Visions have really fallen down when it comes to paint work. This one, on the other hand, truly excels in this area. The application is very clean, and the metallic green is really, really slick looking. Something about the cleaner nature of the paint actually makes the head sculpt look a lot better than it did the first time around. Vision’s one accessory is the head from the first Hasbro Legends Ultron, calling back to a frequent state for Ultron, especially in Vision’s earliest appearances. It’s a nice accessory, although I really would have liked to get an extra pair of hands in an open gesture. Or at least just one of them, so that he can match the illustration on his packaging.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
As a big Vision fan, I’m always in the market for a good figure of him. Unfortunately, Hasbro’s last three attempts each seemed to just miss the mark. When this guy was shown off, he quickly climbed to the top of my list (alongside figure I’ll be looking at tomorrow). There are still some minor issues (I’m really going to need to find him some more expressive hands), but I gotta say, I really, really like this guy. Definitely the best version of the character on the market.