Bastards of the Universe > “Axe Your Questions”







In Futurama, by the year 3000 the word “ask” is pronounced “axe,” which makes me wonder how they pronounce axe. Unless they don’t have axes then, and that’s not a future I want to live in. (Well, maybe I would; some sacrifices could be made.)

Hasbro’s new Marvel Legends are pretty sweet. I don’t think I’m really qualified to do proper reviews, since mine usually boil down to “Here’s a thing I bought, and I’m relatively pleased with it.” (That and I’m all about characters: if someone like the Creeper gets a figure, I’m happy to have it, even if it’s not the best figure it could be.) Still: the Steve Rogers figure is great, definitely one of the best Legends to date. Ghost Rider is a good execution of a somewhat new and lesser known look for the character; and Hope Summers is a decent figure of a character I don’t like. Klaw and the Constrictor are both solid B, B-minus figures: maybe not as well done as they could be, but good additions to your villain collection. Extremis Iron Man will depend on how you like your Iron Men, though: he’s a bit thin for a guy in armor, even if that suit is more form-fitting and less bulky.

The Build-a-Figure Terrax is probably a little bigger than he should be: I think he’s usually about the same height as the Silver Surfer in the comics. Still, it’s an acceptable bit of dramatic or artistic license, and he looks great. I haven’t picked up the Thor in this batch yet, but he doesn’t come with a Terrax piece. Also, depending on your area, the variants may be easier to find than the regular figures. I don’t know what’s up with that.

Terrax’s rock actually is his: it came with his last figure, from the old Fantastic Four cartoon line from 1994 or so. It has a little pull-back racer feature that I really should try with the new one.

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  • Hah,bastards going to MARVEL Universe?Yeah,got a an orange variant ghost rider because i like the head but the body is floppy for me under those rubber clothes he has.