MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“An expert on ancient Egypt, Steven Grant is thrust into action as Khonshu’s avatar, Mr. Knight, relying on his keen mind to enact his master’s will.”
Ohhhh! Every day I wake up, then I start to break up, lonely is a man without love! Every day I start out, then I cry my heart out, lonely is a man without love! ….Are you guys tired of this yet? Because, I can keep going. Maybe I’ll just start every review with that. You know, kick off every day with a with a little bit of Englebert? No? Yeah, okay, that’s fair. Hey, how about just a little bit more Moon Knight? There sure is a lot of Moon Knight stuff these days, and I’m on board for pretty much all of it, which translates to plenty for me to review here. So, for the second day in a row, let’s have a look at a Moon Knight!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Mr. Knight is figure 1 in the the Infinity Ultron Series of Marvel Legends, which is, as noted yesterday, a Disney+ themed series. He’s the second of the two Moon Knights in the set, and is, as mentioned in the bio, based on Steven’s powered up version, which is itself based on Declan Shalvey’s fancy-suited design for the character from the 2014 re-launch. It marks the first time that the look has actually been translated into Legends form, though it’s supposedly been on the books since before we got the armored version in the Vulture Series. Obviously, the figure’s patterned specifically on the show interpretation of the look, but there’s enough wiggle room for it to work either way. The figure stands about 6 1/4 inches tall and has 32 points of articulation. He’s structurally built pretty heavily on re-used parts from the Coulson suit body. I’m gonna be honest, it’s a body that was decent for its time, but it’s kind of starting to show its age. To try an update it at least a little bit, Hasbro’s fitted it with a new head, neck, tie, coat overlay, and legs. The new head gives us his distinctive mask; it seems a little bit on the small side, but there’s at least a decent set-up with the texture work. The new neck piece is similarly a little bit small, but the texturing matches well with the mask. The new tie piece is likewise far more textured, capturing the unique patterning of his neck wear from the show. The jacket piece features both the jacket and its underlying vest, with a lot more going on from a detailing standpoint than on prior pieces. His new leg pieces aren’t drastically different than the previous ones, but now feature the pinless joints at the knees. The feet, in contrast to the head, do seem a touch on the large side. Not like clown shoes large or anything, but noticeably on the larger side. Paint is rather sparse on this guy, as he’s almost entirely molded in white. He does get just a little bit of accenting for his eyes and the buttons on his vest and jacket. It’s enough for a visual pop, but he keeps the clean white look from the show. Mr. Knight is packed with two sets of hands in fists and gripping poses, as well as his pair of eskrima sticks, which, it should be noted, are two distinctly different pieces, as they were in the show. That’s impressive.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Obviously, there’s no way I could get one Moon Knight and not get the other. The Mr. Knight look has been curiously absent from the toy world, and I’ve been waiting to see it show up somewhere. This one…well, I overall like him. That’s the most important thing. That said, some of the specifics I’m not so keen on. The arms on the old mold are kind of rough, and the new parts do wind up looking a touch piecemeal when placed together. Ultimately, I was expecting to like him just a *touch* more than I ultimately do, but I still like him a lot. And it’s another Moon Knight. Gotta have another Moon Knight.
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