Hello, Avengers Endgame and Marvel Legends collectors!
In this review I am going to be ranking all six of the Avengers Endgame 3 Bro Thor BAF and the BAF itself.
6th Captain America
At number six I’ve put Captain America because this is just a re-release of the 2012 Walmart exclusive Captain America with less bright paint.
As for BAF piece that is included it is the right arm for Bro Thor.
Articulation on Captain America is the same as the 2012 version but I’ll still go it for those who aren’t aware.
Depending on the stiffness of the neck peg you can get Captain America to look up and down a small amount.
However, you can turn it side to side 360 degrees so you can have him look in whatever direction you want.
Shoulders can be stiff when moving up but they go pretty far so you can have Captain America throwing his shield up high.
Full rotation all the way on the arms around so you can have them positioned however you want.
Bicep swivels on both sides but if shoulders are stiff be careful you don’t break them when trying to pose the shoulders.
Double jointed elbows which is nice as you wouldn’t want Captain America to have single jointed elbows for his shield.
No wrist swivel and same with the forearm so all of that is one piece that won’t be able to turn.
Diaphragm joint which moves side to side but doesn’t really crunch forward very far but back slightly more.
Legs can do a full split due to them being on ball joints so if you want to the splits with Captain America you can do that.
As for getting Captain America to kick forward the legs just seem to kick together that’s unless you heat them up in order to move them.
Upper thigh swivel where the ball joint is on both sides so you can turn them 360 degrees if you want to.
Double jointed knees so you can have Captain America running if you can get the legs to work properly.
No boot swivel which is shame as that would have being nice to have but it is still okay regardless.
Feet hinge up and down a good amount and for those of you who like ankle pivot that is included as well.
So overall despite the legs moving together getting him to stand may be hard but it can still be done.
At number five I’ve put Vision as if you’ve got the Vision from the Scarlet Witch two pack last year then you really don’t need this version as much.
However, this is more of a phasing Vision like when he went through Giant Man in Civil War so that may interest you more.
Vision comes with the upper body for Thor and stormbreaker so you most certainly need those for building Thor.
Articulation on Vision is pretty much the same as the Scarlet Witch two pack version but I’ll do it anyway for those who don’t know.
Looking all the way down is no problem and same with looking all the way up for flying poses.
Full swivel in the head so you can have Vision looking in any direction you want.
Shoulders go out very far and will swivel all the around so posing however you want here is no issue.
Upper bicep swivel and double-jointed elbows all work out nicely so you’ll be satisfied with poses in that area.
Wrists swivel and hinge as it is the same on both sides.
Ab crunches forward a decent amount and moves very far back so you can get him into good flying poses.
Waist swivels but if it is stiff then I highly recommend heating up before using.
Legs go out very far and kick forward so you can have Vision kicking someone or something if you wish to.
As for the legs going back they go back a little bit but not very far in case you were wondering.
Upper thigh swivels on both sides but it may be stuck when you turn it so heating it up is important so nothing breaks.
Double jointed knees so you can have Vision in a running pose if you want to do that.
No boot swivel sadly so you’ll get no movement in that area.
Feet hinge up and down so you’ll have no issues with getting him to stand.
Ankle pivot is also included on both feet for those of you who are into that kind of posing.
Number four we have Valkyrie and let me just say this head sculpt is more Tessa Thompson than the 2017 Ragnarok two pack version.
As for BAF parts for Thor we have the right leg which you will need in order to complete the BAF.
Just before I go into articulation Valkryie does come with her sword and scabbard for her weapon but like the previous version you can’t clip these onto the action figure.
As for articulation Valkyrie can look all the way down and up more than enough and side to side movement.
There is some pivot in the head so if pivoting heads is your kind of posing you’ll get it with Valkyrie.
Shoulders go up very high but be careful you don’t damage the shoulder pads as they have to go under not above when moving up.
Full rotation on both shoulders and single jointed elbows as you would expect with most female Marvel Legends.
A swivel is included as well with the elbows so you can move them in any direction you want.
Both wrists swivel and hinge up and down compared to the roll of the dice which some Marvel Legends have.
Diaphragm joint as there is no ab crunch which moves side to side and crunching more back than forward.
No waist swivel as we don’t get waist swivels with female Legends but maybe one day.
Legs can kick forward and back so getting Valkyrie into good leg poses can be done.
Upper thigh swivels on both sides which works out nicely.
Double jointed knees so you can have Valkyrie charging into battle if you want to.
Feet hinge up and down all the way and ankle pivot for those of you who like this kind of poses.
The boots are very narrow so depending on things you may or may not have issues with getting Valkyrie to stand.
3rd Iron Patriot
In 3rd place we have Iron Patriot and from what I can tell this is more accurate to the Endgame movie than the War Machine.
Iron Patriot comes with two alternate heads for the Bro Thor BAF which you will need in order to complete Thor.
Articulation on Iron Patriot is similar to the War Machine we had in the Hulk BAF wave but I’ll still do it regardless.
The weapons that you peg in the back all rotate side to side as you just peg them into the holes in his back.
Due to how the head is positioned on the body you are not going to get a full rotation but it does move side to side and pivoting a bit.
You can get the head to look down but not very far up due to the collar piece where the head is.
Shoulders can go up a decent amount as the shoulder pads won’t get in the way due to them being a rubber material.
Full rotation on shoulders and a bicep swivels on both sides so 360 degrees on both of those.
Single jointed elbows due to how the Armour is sculpted so sadly not double-jointed like other Marvel Legends.
You get a swivel to make up for not having double-jointed elbows so that is somewhat okay.
Wrists hinge up and down and swivel so you can position the hands however you want.
No waist swivel or ab crunch but we have a diaphragm joint instead similar to the War Machine from the Hulk wave.
So it can move side to side but it can’t move forward or back so you won’t be getting any movement in that area.
It can swivel so that can make up for not crunching forward very much but some people may prefer a crunch instead.
Legs kick out very far and kick back a small amount so you can have him in a walking pose if you want to.
They kick out a good range and you do get an upper thigh swivels on both sides.
Double jointed knees but you may need to bend them from the bottom in order to get the full double-jointed movement.
Both feet hinge up and down a very small amount and you do get ankle pivot as well.
So overall it is unlikely you’ll have any issues with getting him to stand.
2nd Iron Man Mark LXXXV
At number two I’d rank the Iron Man Mark 85 as I was one of those people who wanted an Iron Man from Endgame since seeing the movie.
Iron Man comes with the left arm for Bro Thor and an alternate left hand with the time travel device.
An Infinity Gauntlet is also included with Iron Man which you use on the Hulk BAF and it goes on the right hand.
Just before I go into the articulation Iron Man comes with four blasting effects and four alternate hands.
Two are fists and the others are open firing hands which unlike the previous ones have a hinge in them.
Iron Man can’t really look down very far due to how the new neck peg is designed but can he look up more.
As always with these Marvel Legends you get a full swivel in the head but no neck pivot on Iron Man.
Shoulders can go up pretty high on Iron Man and you of course do get a full swivel in them as well.
Upper bicep swivels on both arms and double-jointed elbows that all work out nicely.
All four wrists can hinge up and down and you can of course have the hands in whatever position you want.
We have a diaphragm joint that moves side to side and can crunch quite far back but not so far forward.
Legs can go quite far out and only kick forward a small amount due to how the sculpt of the action figure is.
Upper thigh swivel and double-jointed knees all work just fine on Iron Man.
Feet can hinge up and down a small amount but if they are stiff like how mine was then heating them up before use is wise.
Ankle pivot works out just fine as well even though how the Armour is sculpted below can hinder that a bit.
At number one we have Heimdall who is my favourite in the wave as I had wanted Heimdall in Marvel Legends for a long time.
Just before I say what BAF piece Heimdall comes with, a Hofund Bifrost sword from his appearence in Thor Ragnarok and Infinity War is included.
The BAF peice Heimdall comes with is the left leg which you will need in order to complete the Thor BAF.
Articulation on Heimdall without the cape on as it limits the right side is pretty good so I’ll go over that now.
Heimdall can look all the way down and up somewhat due to how his hair is sculpted.
Full swivel with the head as you get with most Marvel Legends and some neck pivot as well.
Shoulders can go up very high and you do of course get the full swivel with them.
Upper bicep swivel and double-jointed elbows are all done very well no problems with those.
Wrist on the left hinges up and down as the right side is the roll of the dice movement.
No ab crunch as we have the diaphragm joint instead which can move side to side.
As well as going back and forward a small amount.
No waist swivel as you turn it at the diaphragm joint but it still would have being nice to have.
Legs can go out quite far and kick forward a very good amount but back not so far.
Upper thigh swivel and double-jointed knees which all work very well.
Feet hinge up and down a good range and you do get ankle pivot as well.
The cape has a sleeve area for the sword so if you don’t wish to have him hold the sword you can have it stored in his back.
Where I would rank the Thor BAF and final thoughts on this wave
After ranking all six Marvel Legends you need in order to complete the BAF we are now onto the BAF itself.
Let me just say while I would have preferred a warrior Thor like the final battle scene getting the casual looking Thor is alright with me.
As mentioned earlier with Iron Patriot you do have two alternate heads one with the sunglasses the other without them.
So it is up to you which head you want to have on your Thor BAF- for me I’ll go with the sunglasses look.
Articulation on Thor after you have him all built and completed is fine all things considered.
Due to how the hair and hood is sculpted when moving up you’ll need to make sure you don’t pop the head off.
However when you do get the head moving up he looks up a decent amount and all the way down as well.
Full rotation in the head as always with these Marvel Legends and Thor does have some good neck pivot as well.
Shoulders can go out a good amount and you do get a full swivel with them.
Bicep swivels inside the upper arm in case you were wondering where that would be located.
Double jointed elbows that work out just fine but due to how the upper clothing is sculpted you won’t get full use out of that.
As for the wrist hinge it is a roll of the dice movement as you’d want that kind of movement for Thor to hold his hammer.
Diaphragm joint which can move side to side only a tiny bit due to having all the clothing on.
Thor can move back a small amount but hardly forward which is due to how the clothing is designed.
Legs can go out very far and kick forward a good amount and a small amount back.
Upper thigh swivel and single jointed knees that all work out just fine.
Feet can hinge up and down a small amount and you do get ankle pivot as well but due to the sculpt you won’t get a lot of use with them.
As for where I’d rank the BAF I’d say I’d rank him at number four just before Iron Patriot.
While a lot of us would have picked a warrior Thor instead this version of Thor is still nice regardless.
So overall my final thoughts are I really do like this wave a lot as you have a good choice of characters from the Endgame movie we didn’t get in previous waves.
If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies like myself and Endgame is your favourite movie in the franchise then I highly recommend you pick up this wave if you have a chance.
For those of you who like comic based Marvel Legends this wave is a pass for you as there are no comic based characters in this wave.
Do you own the Marvel Legends Endgame wave 3 Bro Thor in your collection?
If so let me know down in the comments below what your favourite Legends were in this wave and how you’d rank them.