Hello, fellow Marvel Legends collectors!
In this review I am going to be ranking all the Marvel Legends in the Wendigo wave in reverse order.
At number six we have Cannonball mainly because Hasbro didn’t give us his legs so he appears as incomplete.
Articulation on Cannonball despite not having any legs is decent.
As the head can move all the up and down a good amount.
Head rotates all the way around and some neck pivot as well.
Shoulders go out to the sides and bicep swivel works very well.
Double jointed elbows and wrist swivel and hinge on both sides.
The flame effect you peg Cannonball onto doesn’t have any articulation to it in case you were curious.
While I don’t know a lot about Boom-Boom this Legends is still pretty regardless.
Boom-Boom comes with an alternate head and a non flame hand and flame effect.
Head moves down very far and moving back a good range and head pivot is included as well.
Shoulders come out so good pose ability and full rotation on both shoulders.
Single jointed elbow with a swivel and wrist hinges on both sides.
Wrist swivels 360 degrees and hands can pop off very easily for changing.
Diaphragm joint crunches forward a decent amount and moves far back a bit.
Side to side pivot is included as well with the diaphragm but it moves a small amount.
Legs move out to the side and kicking forward a good amount so getting Boom-Boom into good kicking poses can happen.
Upper thigh swivel and double-jointed knees work well so getting her into running poses on the double-jointed knees works.
Feet hinge up and down so no limits in pose ablity in that area and ankle pivot.
Hasbro did release an X-Force Wolverine in the Hit-Monkey build-a-figure series back in 2013 so getting a new one here is good.
Head looks down very far and can look up not so far but it’s still a decent amount.
Shoulders can go up quite high so the butterfly joint won’t get in the way of that.
Butterfly joint on Wolverine moves forward and back but it may be stiff so heating it up might be required.
Bicep swivel on Wolverine and double joined elbows are the same as other Hasbro Legend Wolverines so it works fine.
Wrists swivel on both sides and hinge up and down so getting Wolverine into good poses with his claws can be done.
Ab crunch moves forward and back and waist swivel which can go 360 degrees around the body.
Legs kick forward very far but moving back not so far but it’s unlikely you’d have him in that kind of pose.
Upper thigh swivel and double-jointed knees are included with Wolverine so those work just how you’d expect.
Feet hinge up a small amount and down quite far and ankle pivot is included which is always nice.
One of my most wanted updates in Marvel Legends is Guardian as the Ares wave Guardian is pretty old now.
Guardian’s head moves down very far and can look up very high so if you wanted to have him looking up you can.
Head rotates all the way around and neck pivot is very tiny so don’t expect a lot out of that.
Shoulders move out a far amount but if they are tight then heating them up will solve the problem.
Full range of motion in shoulders and bicep swivel and double-jointed elbows all work nicely.
Wrists swivel and hinge up and down.
I don’t know if the hands can be removed but it’s unlikely you’d be removing them.
Ab crunch moves forward and back a small amount and waist swivel rotates 360 degrees if you wish to do that.
Legs go out to the side not a huge amount but it’s more than enough to please fans who want to do those kind of poses.
Kicking forward a good amount can be done as for moving back not so far but it’s unlikely you’d do those poses.
Upper thigh swivel and double-jointed knees are included so Guardian can be put into some good running movement.
Boot swivel is included on Guardian and feet hinge forward and back so good pose ability in the feet.
Ankle pivot like with most Hasbro Marvel Legends is included and that works just the way you’d expect.
One of my personal favourite X-Men characters is Nightcrawler and I really liked seeing him in X2 United for the first time.
So getting a new one from Hasbro really excited me as the ToyBiz version is well over 10 years old now.
Nightcrawler comes with three alternate heads and a right hand and sword as seen in the packaging.
All three heads can look all the way up and down a very good amount and some neck pivot.
Heads can swivel and shoulders move out very far and like with the head they swivel 360 degrees.
Butterfly joint can move back very far but moving forward not so much so don’t expect any forward kind of posing.
Nightcrawler has a bicep swivel and double-jointed elbows which will work just the way you’d like.
Left wrist hinges up and down very far and on the right it moves up and down like roll of the dice kind of motion.
Ab crunch moves forward a small amount and back very far.
Waist swivel which can move all the way around so for fans who want the 360 degree swivel in the waist you have it.
Legs go out pretty far apart and upper thigh swivel works on both sides.
Double jointed knees and both his feet hinge up and down very far so you’ll get more than enough range of motion.
Ankle pivot on Nightcrawler works fine and his tail swivels 360 degrees but doesn’t have a bendy wire.
So don’t expect to be able to take his tail out of the position it’s currently in unless you are a customizer.
Mister Sinister like with Nightcrawler from the ToyBiz days was one that Hasbro really needed to do eventually.
The cape on Mister Sinister is very wide so don’t expect to get a lot of movement out of it.
Head can move down very but moving back not so much because of how the cape is sculpted on him.
Rotation on the head works very well as you can swivel it all the way around but there is no neck pivot.
Shoulders move out very far on Mister Sinister as the side part of the cape won’t limit that which is good.
Bicep swivel on both sides and double-jointed elbows all work so good pose ability in that area.
Wrist swivel and hinge up and down his left hand is a fist hand and the right is an open hand.
Ab crunch will move forward and back but having him posed him back with the cape will make him fall over very easily.
Waist swivel works without any issues as the belt won’t get in the way but if it’s stuck then heating it up will solve the problem.
Legs kick forward but moving back not so much but you more likely to have him kicking forward than back.
Thigh swivel and double-jointed knees are important in Marvel Legends and they work out nicely on Mister Sinister.
Feet will hinge up and down and ankle pivot so more than enough range of motion in the feet.
Where I rank the build-a-figure and final thoughts on this wave
As for the build-a-figure Wendigo while some fans may feel there were better X-Men characters to do as build-a-figures I on the other hand am quite happy to have a new Wendigo in my collection.
Since the last time we had Wendigo in Marvel Legends was back in 2008 in the Fin Fang Foom build-a-figure series so it was well over due to have an update.
Articulation in Wendigo is similar to the Sasquatch build-a-figure from last years Deadpool wave but I’ll go over it anyway.
Head looks down a small amount as for looking up not very far because of how the hair is sculpted.
As with all Hasbro Marvel Legends the head will rotate 360 degrees if you wish but it’s unlikely you’d do this kind of pose.
Shoulders move out pretty high as the hair on the sides won’t limit the pose ability which is always a nice touch.
Bicep swivel on both sides and single jointed elbow while I would have liked double-jointed single jointed is still fine.
Wrists can swivel and hinge up and down so getting him into good hand poses can be done.
Wendigo’s ab crunch moves forward a small amount but moves back more.
Waist can swivel all the way around and the tail can swivel all the way around as well if you wish to do that.
Legs move out to the sides more than enough and can kick forward a small amount and a tiny bit back.
Upper thigh swivel and double-jointed knees work perfectly on Wendigo so good running poses can happen.
There is only a small amount of ankle pivot and feet can hinge up and down a bit.
Tail can add some weight to Wendigo but if you have him standing properly it’s unlikely he’ll fall over.
My final thoughts are I really like this X-Force Wendigo wave a lot and think if you a hardcore X-Men Marvel Legends collector this wave will be a really nice addition to your collection.
As for where I’d rank Wendigo in this wave I’d rank him between Mister Sinister and Nightcrawler so I think I’d have Minister Sinister remain at number one and then have Wendigo at number two so Nightcrawler would then be number three.
If there was no build-a-figure in this wave then my rankings would change from how I did them.