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Marvel Legends Archives: Galactus Series 9 Review

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Marvel Legends – Series 9

Nightcrawler

Another of the Giant Sized X-Men makes their way into Marvel Legends. This time it’s Nightcrawler and with this fantastic sculpt he fits in a classic Giant Sized team or any modern time. There’s been some back and forth discussion over Nightcrawler’s head sculpt, some loving it and other hating it. Either way it definitely brings out some good discussion. The figure is packed with articulation and might be the most articulated Marvel Legends to date!

Sculpted by: Sam Greenwell; Phil Ramirez
POA: 41
Base/Accessories: Galactus Abdomen
Production Year: 2005

Dr. Strange

Another collector favorite, Dr. Strange makes his first appearance into Marvel Legends. And what a fantastic entrance it is! This is a beautiful figure and the sculpt on the figure is just amazing. The cape is magnificent! The legs are a bit wobbly and it would be good to see some sturdier legs and feet on the figure.

Sculpted by: Paul Kamoda, Steve Kiwus, & Gentle Giant Studios
POA: 35
Base/Accessories: Galactus Arm (Right), Removable Cape
Production Year: 2005

First Appearance Hulk

Wow! A first appearance figure! This time in the art style of Jack Kirby. This is an amazing piece of plastic! It’s huge and feels like a lead weight. It’s loaded with articulation and tons of fun to pose. This is a great Hulk figure. The head is a bit on the large size, but definitely captures that Jack Kirby feel.

*Update June 2014*

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Phil Ramirez
POA: 34
Base/Accessories: Galactus Arm (Left)
Production Year: 2005

First Appearance Hulk (Green Variant)

Toy Biz included a little special surprise for collectors when they added a green colored First Appearance Hulk into the line-up! While he doesn’t sport shorts like he did in the early Avengers comics, he looks fantastic as part of the team.

Sculpted by: Phil Ramirez
POA: 34
Base/Accessories: Galactus Arm (Left)
Production Year: 2005

Deathlok

Deathlok is a great character to include into Marvel Legends, fitting in with the Captain America characters you can expand your Cap shelf. What an amazing head sculpt on this figure! Certainly we could all go without the open mouth, but this is a sharp looking sculpt. Just like Nightcrawler, this figure is packed with a ton of articulation.

Sculpted by: Phil Ramirez
POA: 39
Base/Accessories: Galactus Upper Torso, Non-Removable Backpack and Gun
Production Year: 2005

Professor X

Finally! The man responsible for creating the X-Men, Professor X! While a great many wanted Prof X in his Jim Lee era hover chair, it’s great to see him in a wheelchair. In addition to the chair, we get the Cerebro helmet that he uses to find new mutants popping up in the world. For those customizers out there looking for a suited person, Prof X should provide great fodder.

Sculpted by: Sam Greenwell & Phil Ramirez
POA: 33
Base/Accessories: Galactus Head, Cerebro Helmet, and Wheelchair
Production Year: 2005

War Machine

War Machine is another collector favorite. Built on the Series 1 Iron Man with add-on parts this is another strong figure in the armored line-up. As a special bonus it features Toy Biz’s Dave Vonner under the mask!

Sculpted by: Steve Kiwus & Dave Cortez
POA: 36
Base/Accessories: Galactus Leg (Right), Removable Blast Effects & Missles, Clear Flight Stand
Production Year: 2005

Bullseye

Finally Daredevil’s arch nemesis makes it into the line up! And with a BOOM! This figure is absolutely the pinnacle of sculpting and articulation being engineered into a fantastic sculpt. I can’t say enough about this quality of this figure.

Sculpted by: Dave Cortez
POA: 44
Base/Accessories: Galactus Leg (Left)
Production Year: 2005

Bullseye – Smiling Face (Variant)

Toy Biz gave us another reason to buy Bullseye by including a smiling faced variant. I’m not certain why, but it looks cool enough!

Sculpted by: Dave Cortez
POA: 44
Base/Accessories: Galactus Leg (Left)
Production Year: 2005

Galactus

Wow. Wait, Wow. Let me get this straight, I buy this set of figures and I can assemble an eighteen inch action figure. Each piece is packed in with one of the figures. Holy crap my brain just exploded! And the final figure has an amazing sculpt and is super articulated? More wow. Galactus is an amazing example of toy engineering at its best. I’m not certain I’ve ever seen anything like this before.

Sculpted by: Phil Ramirez
POA: 33
Base/Accessories: N/A
Production Year: 2005

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