|Marvel Legends Archangel|
Totally, I am very much tempted to paint Archangel's wings with a silver metallic paint just to make it look glossier like the SDCC exclusive and one day I'm gonna do it, but as you can see, the wings here are made of just gray plastic. But I like how the wings are sculpted and made to look like feather-like knives layering on top of each other. Moreover, Hasbro didn't miss out on giving Archangel these smaller wings sitting just in between the two big ones. This is how Archangel's wings should look.
The paint job on his Classic X-men uniform is pretty decent. Some people say it's too pink while others say it's shiny but that for me isn't a big deal as long as the result on the camera looks nice. There are no colour shadings and contrasts on this action figure and those are the things you need to expect on a Marvel Legends. It's simply the dark blue and pink flatly being applied around his body. However when we zoom in to his blue face, we'll see all sorts of different colours but still lacked the shadings.
The body mold on Archangel is believed to be Bucky Cap's and that is why we see his right hand kinda like holding a pistol, and if you're someone like me who has been collecting these figures for almost a year, it just bugs you! Hasbro could have used a different hand that doesn't look nonsensical. But the rest of the sculpt, especially the head and the face, looks B.A.- a rendition of the evil Archangel he used to be.
Moving on to the articulation, both the wings and the action figure itself had good amounts of joints and hinges. Doing a "flying pose" with Archangel is very easy to accomplish with this ab crunch and ball-jointed neck being incorporated in this figure.
Each big wings has two hinges located at different areas; one near the spine while the other one is right in the middle so you can either extend or clip his wings together. In addition, the big wings can move up and across; able to meet in the middle for a more dynamic flying pose, while the small ones basically have single hinges that lets it flap back and forward. And by the way, these wings are removable and latches on to a peg hole at his back, so in this light, I can customize the wings without the figure on my way.
Like the Bucky Cap, Archangel has ball-hinged shoulders, swivel around the biceps, double-jointed elbows, wrist rotation and hinges that lets it move up and down. He got waist swivel, a T-joint on the hips that lets his legs move forward and back, and swivel to the upper thighs and mid-calves. Ankles can move up and down, and got the ankle rockers. It's a very poseable figure!
With the wings, he stands about 8 inches tall, but without it, he stands as tall as the X-Force Wolverine which I am sure not the accurate scale as you see them in the comics.
But then this is an awesome figure and probably the best Archangel ever yet created by a toyline, and I definitely would recommend picking this guy up especially now that Hasbro will be releasing some classic X-men superheroes with Jean Grey to be released later this year.