Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ Captain America: Civil War – Red Guardian & Nuke Review

Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ Captain America: Civil War – Red Guardian & Nuke Review

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Hasbro surprised us when Red Guardian and Nuke were confirmed as part of their Marvel Legends 6″ line-up back at New York ToyFair 2016, as both characters certainly weren’t on anyone’s radar as far as pending releases. Red Guardian makes sense as he is the Russian’s counterpart to Captain America. However, Alexi Shostakov became a cruel, ruthless man, very different in personality from what he was while living with his wife. Nuke is the victim of decades of systematic physical and mental abuse and conditioning at the hands of various individuals working for the United States government. As a result, Nuke is insane. He is now little more than a puppet in the hands of his current handler, and able only to follow issued commands. Nuke is completely schizophrenic and suffering from hallucinations.

The Captain America: Civil War wave 2 line-up is a mix of both movie, and comic figures and introduces a movie accurate Giant Man as this waves Build-A-Figure. Also included in this line-up is Nick Fury, Black Panthor, Captain America, and Iron Man.

Availability: March 2016

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The Red Guardian is essentially a repaint of Hasbro’s Captain America figure from wave 1, which also utilizes the very popular Grim Reaper body. Red Guardian is painted in a red and white uniform, with some black deco highlighting the star on his chest. The head sculpt is new and represents the characters likeness very well. Included with Red Guardian is his shield that is painted in dark red, and a big white star representing the Soviet Union.

This is a character that makes a good filler of the wave, and any figure on that Grim Reaper body is certainly a plus.

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Nuke is basically what a 6″ G.I. Joe action figure would look like. A brief story, but when we were working on the photo shoot of the character, we had mentioned to Hasbro’s G.I. Joe brand team that Nuke’s body and accessories would be great candidates for a 6″ G.I. Joe Gung-Ho or a Road Pig figure in an email. While there are no plans right now for a 6″ G.I. Joe line, this base would be a great start for customizers to work with.

Aside from that, Nuke is a fantastic figure and features a vest with grenades, pouches, ammo, and straps and a sheath for his knife on the back of his vest. His legs have straps with pouches and belt buckles on his belt and knees.He is painted in a brown vest, green pants, light brown straps on his knees, the knee pads have silver wash over the green, and brown boots. His face is painted with the American flag over it on both of his head sculpts. Included are two head sculpts (blonde hair and bald with exposed metal/battle damage), a knife, and a gun. The bald head sculpt is based on his appearance in the Death of Wolverine mini-series.

Overall:

Hasbro has done an incredible job on the sculpting and deco on both the Red Guardian and Nuke. These are two characters that we didn’t even know we had wanted in Marvel Legends, and until you have these in your hand you may feel the same way. Both of these characters help expand your Marvel collection and include parts to build Giant Man.

Highly Recommended.

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