MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
Huzzah! Another Build-A-Figure is complete. And, like last year’s Titus, this one was sort of by accident. It’s not that I *don’t* like Sasquatch, and I certainly know more about him than I did the cyborg Tony the Tiger, but Deadpool-themed assortment with an Alpha Flight-themed Build-A-Figure doesn’t immediately jump out at me. However, here we are, so I might as well review this thing.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Sasquatch is the Build-A-Figure for the somewhat predictably named Sasquatch Series of Marvel Legends, which is also the first of 2018’s two Deadpool-centric series. His connection to Deadpool’s tenuous at best, but they *are* both Canadian, so I guess there’s that. I’d also point out that this and the next assortment feel more like extensions of the X-Men subline more than anything, and that’s definitely a theme Sasquatch fits right into. This is Sasquatch’s second time as a Marvel Legend; the last one was back during the Toy Biz days, when it was still cost effective to do such a large figure as a single-packed figure, rather than splitting him up. This figure stands 8 1/4 inches tall and he has 28 points of articulation. Despite some claims to the contrary, he’s an all-new sculpt. Nothing on him is shared with last year’s Man-Thing BaF. They may share some common ancestry somewhere along the way, but the final products aren’t the same at all. Sasquatch’s sculpt is definitely bulkier than his last figure, and overall does a pretty great job of capturing a non-artist specific version of the character. I quite like the calmer facial expression they’ve gone with here; it’s a nice change of pace from what we’ve seen in the past. One thing I did notice about Sasquatch that I’ve been seeing crop up with more recent BaFs is how easily he pops back apart. I don’t want quite go back to the days of no disassembly that we had going for a little while there, but my Sasquatch has a tendency to fall apart during fairly routine posing, which is more than a little annoying. Sasquatch’s paint work is decent, but it runs into a problem we’ve seen before on BaFs like this. What are meant to be subtle changes in the shading of his fur are made less subtle by the slight variations from piece to piece clashing on the fully assembled product. It’s not terrible, but you can definitely see some rather jarring jumps on my figure. With that said, I do prefer this to a shadingless lump of orange.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
So, like I mentioned it the intro, I really didn’t mean to finish this guy. I got Deathlok and X-23 back in February, and I kind of thought that was the end of it. Then I got Cable because I like the animated series, and I thought I might regret missing out on him. Then I got Domino and Paladin because of coupon deals. And then, all of the sudden, I had this headless Sasquatch sitting on my desk, and that seemed a little silly, so X-Force Deadpool was purchased and here we are. This whole assortment is something of a sleeper hit for me. I expected nothing from it, but I’m honestly pretty happy with it as a whole, and there are some definite pleasant surprises, Sasquatch included.