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Marvel Legends Series 8 - 2005

Series 8 was another series that upped the count in terms of number of figures it had in it. This time there were an astounding 4 chases as well as 7 normal figures. Due to a factory error with Captain America though it created more variants for collectors to track down. This series did get more even distribution much more so than series 6 or 7 did. I'm not sure why they upped the chase count to 4 but they did. Though the Doombot was a nice re-release from series 2.

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Black Widow

Black Widow was the second female to get a figure in this lineup. The figure itself is ok looking though since she's all black it's a bit bland. The face is alright but the joint in the neck makes her look really bad. I'm not sure why they chose this type of joint but they could have done a lot better.

Figure ability: Articulation
Accessories: Widow base

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Black Widow (Chase)

The figure itself is the same as the other one, but with a completely different blonde head that looks alot better than the normal one.

Figure ability: Articulation
Accessories: Widow base

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Classic Captain America

This chase figure is the normal Ultimate Captain America with a new head with the classic wings on it. The wings aren't very big though. He is also all blue rather than the grey and blue that the Ultimate figure is. I would have liked to see the gloves and boots painted in red.

Figure ability: None
Accessories: America base, Sheild

Doombot (rerelease)

This Doombot is a straight re-release of the chase figure from series 2. The cape seems shiner than the series 2 release, but nothing else is different.

Figure ability: Articulation
Accessories: None

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Dr. Octopus

A lot of collectors wondered why Dr. Octopus wasn't put in the Spider-Man classics line rather than Marvel Legends but few complained. His figure is actually very well done and the tentacles can be posed in a lot of ways. He seems a little short, but I guess he wasn't a very big man to begin with.

Figure ability: Articulation, Bendable Tentacles
Accessories: Tentacles x4, Web base

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Iceman was kind of a disappointing figure as he didn't seem to be as good as he could have been especially in the face. The figure is done in a clear plastic then given a frosted paint job which was ok. Some collectors would have preferred leaving him clear. His figure base is another damaged Sentinel part with his ice bridge coming out of it. His hands can be positioned inside the bridge to make it look like he's shooting it out though it takes some effort to get his hands in that position and get them to stay. Still he's not a bad figure and is a nice addition to the line.

Figure ability: None
Accessories: Ice sled base, Sentinel hand, Ice sled support

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Man-Thing wouldn't be a chase figure but he would be packed one per case. Still he wasn't that tough to find because a lot of collectors didn't know who he was. Despite being an odd choice for a figure the figure he got was very well done and very detailed. In fact it is probably one of the better figures in this series.

Figure ability: Articulation
Accessories: Swamp base

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Modern Armor Iron Man

This Iron Man variant is a version of him is his then latest Iron Man armor, the armor known as the 'Pentagon armor'. The figure itself is very well done just like any other in the line and also seems a bit small like Captain America does. The face mask is removable just like all the other Iron Man figures as well. The figure base has several destroyed Ultrons on it and has been used by customizers as heads for custom Ultron figures. This figure even has each finger that can move separately.

Figure ability: Articulation
Accessories: Mask, Ultron base bottom, Melted wall

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Storm got her first Marvel Legend in this series. She is in her black outfit which was a nice choice especially since she's had quite a few outfits over the years. The figure uses a new female body which gives her much better leg articulation than previous female figures. Her cape is the soft plastic which allows her arms to move freely yet stay attached to the cape. She comes with a small storm cloud as a base.

Figure ability: None
Accessories: Storm cloud base, Storm cloud base bottom

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Storm (mowhawk variant)

Storm features her classic mowhawk haircut from the 80's in this variant. Though she should have been in her classic outfit as well since it would have fit better.

Figure ability: None
Accessories: Storm cloud base, Storm cloud base bottom

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Ultimate Captain America

This is the first Ultimate Universe character that would be released in the Marvel Legends line as well as being a nice remake of Captain America. The figure itself is very detailed, with the scales in his chest being sculpted this time instead of painted. The face is very well done and the shield still comes with the straps so that it can be placed on his arm or back. The figure is a bit small though, at least the head seems that way to me. There are actually a few versions of this figure - one being a chase - but due to a factory error some were painted all blue like the chase is and some are painted correctly with the gray stripes on his legs and gray on his torso.

Figure ability: Articulation
Accessories: Sheild, America base

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Ultimate Captain America (corrected)

This version of Ultimate Captain America has the corrected paint job. Originally the figure was painted all blue where it was supposed to have grey on the insides of the legs. The paint job was later corrected.

Figure ability: None
Accessories: America base, Sheild

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Last edited by Seril on 2010-12-03 15:58:00

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