Monday, 24 December 2012

Arnim Zola (Marvel Legends)

Marvel Legends Arnim Zola
When you hear the word/words Build-A-Figure, the first thing that comes into your mind is an action figure that's taller and bulkier than your average figure, but not in the case of Arnim Zola. I don't know the reason behind Arnim's lack of height- everyone thinks he's suppose to be gigantic and monstrous, but the fact that he is wearing a bathrobe, maybe his size is that of an average human being, which makes sense. I mean, who would want to waste their time making a gigantic robe for a "robe-wearing" robot threatening to kill you? You know, if guys want to wear those dashing Giorgio Armani shirts and happened to be overweight, then their only option is to loose those fats! I believe that perfectly explains why Arnim Zola needs to be average in size.

I'm going to start off with some height comparison and show you how he looked not so different with your average Marvel Legends action figure.

Arnim doesn't have an ab crunch but he got pretty much the same articulation as the Terrax build-a-figure. He doesn't neccessarily need that ab crunch or diaphragm swivel for that matter cause it probably going to ruin that spectacular T.V. screen over his chest. His head can swivel side to side but doesn't really move up. Just like Terrax, he got ankle-rockers, double-jointed knees, ball-jointed hips, waist swivel, ball-jointed shoulders, single hinged wrists and elbows.

I can't complain much with the sculpt on this figure. The creases on the sleeves are pretty well sculpted as though its dangling. Although I wished that those sleeves are made of pliable soft plastic separately molded from his solid-plastic arms, but I think this one is not really much of a biggie. You can see some lines going down his legs like that of Colossus. I got the Red Skull version of Arnim so obviously you can see that inside this clear plastic screen, there's this blown-up face pic of Red Skull inserted.

Just like the ML Terrax, Arnim got no colour variations nor shades. Just plain orange and blue; nothing really much to talk about, but I gotta give an A+ for that face of Red Skull there with his intimidating stare.

Arnim Zola comes with this remote control that perfectly fits to his left hand for changing channels on that screen on his chest. So if he wants to torture you, all he needs to do is change the channel to Oprah. But all joking aside, I honestly don't know what's that for. Maybe it's for his machines or one of his experiments. I have to do some research on that one.

This build-a-figure is part of the Wave 2 series of the Return of Marvel Legends, and in my opinion, this series is better than its predecessor (with Terrax and the rest of the crew). Because of all these cool characters, I was pretty much obligated to get all the Wave 2 action figures thus completing Arnim Zola! I think it is definitely a must have build-a-figure and something you'll definitely enjoy.

Happy Holidays!

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