MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Accidental exposure to toxic chemicals as a young man gave Elvin Haliday superhuman powers.”
Okay, I’m gonna be real with you all, I’m going into some uncharted territory here. Not because of the Marvel Legends thing; I can write these reviews in my sleep. I’m just doing something I really never fathomed: reviewing a second Rage figure. I even noted in my last Rage review that I expected him to be the only one we’d ever get. Now there’s a second one. What a world we live in. Well, guess I’ll do the unthinkable and review another Rage figure.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Marvel’s Rage, as this figure is rather humorously named, is the third of the four comics-based figures in the Gamerverse-centered Abomination Series of Marvel Legends. Like the smaller figure, this guy’s based on Rage’s original costume, which is honestly his best and most distinctive, so that seems pretty sensible. The figure stands 7 inches tall and he has 32 points of articulation. Rage is built on the Hyperion body, with the new lower legs from Crossbones, plus a new head, and add-ons for his wrist bands, vest, and belt. The new pieces are all nice enough. The mask is actually a separate piece from the head, and can be removed if you’re determined, though the underlying head isn’t designed to be looked at; it’s honestly a little frightening. The other add-ons have some nice, sharp texture work going on, especially the vest (which, incidentally, helps to hide that unpleasant looking torso shelf of the Hyperion mold). Rage’s paint work is all pretty solid stuff. Mostly it’s pretty straight forward, but there are some nice smaller touches, such as actually painting his visible gums, and even giving him his chest hair. There’s definitely some nice attention to detail going on there. Rage doesn’t include any of his own accessories, but he does get the right arm of the new Abomination Build-A-Figure. Honestly, I don’t know what else you would give Rage anyway.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Rage is one of those characters I’ve always been aware of, but not one I’ve ever formed a major attachment to. Finding out he was in this assortment was more of a surprise due to the unlikeliness than anything else. I’m not sure what to really say about him. I guess it’s nice to get another New Warrior, and he’s a decent enough by-the-numbers figure, but by-and-large the figure just fills me with apathy. Oh, sorry, *Marvel’s* Apathy.
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