|Marvel Legends BAF Giant Man|
For Marvel Legends collectors, especially the ones specializing Toy Biz Legends, Giant Man is undoubtedly a must have figure. I brand myself a "selectionist"- I choose and pick the best version created by either one of these companies because, honestly, not all of Hasbro figures or Toy Biz figures are great. But if I rank all the BAF figures out there, Giant Man would be like "2nd runner up" next to my all time favourite build-a-figure, Sentinel (by Toy Biz).
Giant Man's most beaming feature is actually not the size, but rather the head/face sculpt. I have to say that this almost turns out to be like a real face with the perfect size and symmetry. The grimace over his face is sculpted with precision, and it definitely doesn't have that cartoony look. The size and shape of the muscles of this athletic body type are sculpted sensibly as to what Giant Man would probably look like if he shrink himself down to Hank Pym. However, I find the length of the legs awkwardly long, and it's actually not in perfect proportion as per relation with his upper torso. Looks like Hank here got his daddy's long legs!
In comparison with Hasbro, the paint application done by Toy Biz with their action figures is way more phenomenal. As you look at Giant Man closely from head to toe, you'll notice, maybe 2 or 3 different colours applied together in some muscle areas, which basically had something to do with contrast. Just as the sculpt bares realistic features over his face, the application of shading on this area further enhanced it.
No other words to describe the articulation of this action figure but... fantastic! Giant Man got a ball-hinged neck that lets his head move all the way up and way down, and turn 360 to the sides. Each arm got ball-hinged shoulders along with these scapular joints, like the ones on ML X-Force Wolverine, that goes forward and back. Also, he got double-jointed elbows, wrist swivel, and individual finger articulation (except the thumb), which I am truly impressed with. Furthermore, these fingers don't have that knuckling joints which, in most cases, ruin the sculpt on the hand. His torso has an ab crunch, a waist swivel and a couple of ball-jointed hips. Then to his legs, we got our upper-thigh swivel, double-jointed knees, thigh cuts, ankle pivots and last but not its least, toe articulation.
Out-rivaled by the Sentinel's size, the Marvel Legends BAF Giant Man stands about 13-inches tall, and can go with any action figures from any of these toylines, Marvel Select, Marvel Universe or even those ML Icons Series, but I would rather have him being in the Marvel Legends group because that's where he belong ideally. Without any further advice, just grab this figure if you like Marvel Legends.