Tuesday, 4 March 2014

AIM Soldier (Marvel Legends)

Marvel Legends AIM Soldier
AIM Soldiers, if they were real, seeing them might probably creep me out. These mad scientists turned soldiers are in fact even creepier than those little ET's in that movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind or those minions from Despicable Me. They have this mysterious feel in them and diabolic at the same time. With this release, I'd say Hasbro made a smart move of including the AIM Soldier in the Captain America Infinite Series because I believe it's about time that we get a 6-inch action figure Marvel Legends AIM Soldier! And without further adieu, lets check this guy out.

Paint-wise, I see no smudges nor bleeds or anything out than usual on mine. It's hard to screw up a mostly yellow paint job, I suppose but there is no paint shading or any kind of variety whatsoever on this figure. Hasbro Marvel Legends don't usually excel in this department and I already accepted them for their lacking. However, what really bothered me is they didn't even give any distinctive colours to the buttons over his chest. This is complete laziness on their part. Because they're all painted one and the same, it's hard to realize that it's there. But I do like how a silvery type of paint applied to this window around his mask and the line work they did around the belt.

I think the sculpt on this figure is what saves him from his weak paint application. Most of the areas are being textured, and the folds and creases around his suit are sculpted dramatically. Also, I find these pointy toes that this guy have very unique and comic-accurate I guess, but no one could argue with me on the head sculpt, which perfectly resembles the feature of an AIM Soldier.

Just like the Hydra Agent, the AIM Soldier also has two different guns; one's big and the other one is small. One is a rifle and the other one is a handgun! The rifle to me looks more like a modified high-powered machine gun that Bumblebee may be interested of using, but the handgun is just way too fancy looking. At first, I don't even know what it is not until I realized that this crossbreed between a TV remote and a miniature Battleship is actually the AIM Soldier's handgun. I'm just wowed by it!

Just by looking at this picture alone, this figure obviously doesn't have a more extensive head and neck movement due to the size of his head/mask and the collar around his neck. His head can move up and down a bit but it can rotate a full 360 degrees. The AIM Soldier has ball-hinged shoulders, swivels to the bicep, double-jointed elbows and hinged wrists. He got an ab crunch and waist swivel to his torso, and my favourite T-jointed hips. Moving on, he got upper thigh swivel, double-jointed knees and hinged ankles that flex and pivot. Unfortunately, this guy doesn't have swivels to the boot cuts which could have get him to an even more dynamic pose.

There is no question that this figure is a must get figure especially if you're planning to build an army of these weird looking guys to gang up the Avengers. This figure stands at about 6.4 inches tall and is in good scale with the rest of your Marvel Legends. Everyone's trying to buy three or four or more of these just to "army-build" them, same with the Hydra Agent and that's why right now I got a hard time completing my own army of AIM Soldiers. Hopefully, Hasbro won't halt on the production.


  1. Bro, this is indeed a weird figure..

    1. The AIM Soldier, MODOK, Mojo and Sugar Man are my top three weirdest looking Marvel characters.