I wasn’t even aware that the latest “Civil War” wave of Marvel Legends was at all available yet when it was brought to my attention that Amazon had Scarlet Witch in stock for regular price. I noticed they also had everyone else from the wave for $13 each. I have vague interest in some of them but only really care about Red Skull and Scarlet Witch, which is the focus here today, since they are they two that I ordered.
I believe this is the third and last wave listed as being for Civil War, the first being Red Onslaught, the second being Giant Man. The BAF for this wave is Abomination. Abomination is more of a Hulk villain but I can’t imagine we’ll ever see a “Hulk Wave”.
This is the definite “scalper bait” for this entire wave. The entire wave is pretty forgettable, another Cap repaint, Captain Britain, Wonder Man, Iron Skull, I don’t even remember who else. Scarlet Witch is pretty much the last of the current Movie line up to not have a figure at all, she is a popular character and it’s a really nice figure. the likeness isn’t amazing, but it’s still a good sculpt with nice paint. Her hands are even sculpted with her “crazy magic fingers” like she always has in the movie when throwing psychic blasts.
I’m convinced Marvel stacks the budget for movie characters slightly higher to make sure they don’t have any glaring flaws.
She comes with two flame balls that slip over her hands and the head for Abomination.
Iron Skull (Red Skull)
Where it hits my sweet spot is that it’s essentially just another Iron Man armor. I’m a sucker for Iron Man armors. Unfortunately it’s kind of one of the crappier Iron Man molds out there. Aside from the Red Skull head, the base figure and helmet head is a straight repaint of the Mark 42/43 armor (which is I think a repaint of something earlier). I don’t care for this mold because it has one fist and one repulsor hand, and to make things worse, the hands have these wrist cuffs that prevents the repulsor hand from being posed “up” ready to fire.
The paint job is nice, black armor with red accents and a red skull paint pattern on the helmet. The unmasked Red Skull head is smaller than the one from the Red onslaught BAF.