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Awesome Toy Picks: 'Marvel Legends' Fantomex

A hands on look at a collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

If you've been reading UNCANNY X-FORCE, then you know Fantomex is becoming more and more popular. He had his first appearance in Grant Morrison's NEW X-MEN #128 and wasn't exactly the most likable character in the beginning. Perhaps that was just part of his charm.

With the return of the Marvel Legends line of action figures from Hasbro, one of the first figures in the new line is Fantomex. He's finally made it to the big time.

As with past series, this is part of a "build a figure." Buying all the figures lets you build an Arnim Zola figure.

The back of the package offers a nice big flashy drawing of Fantomex. Usually the backs are covered with text or pictures of other figures or accessories you can buy. You do get to see the other figures in the line but they don't take up all of the back.

== TEASER ==

Inside, besides the figure and piece of Zola, you get a piece of paper that has some of Arnim Zola's records as well as a diagram of how to put all the pieces together.

What about the figure?

As with past Marvel Legends figures, there is a great amount of detail and articulation. This is a figure you can really play with. We're also getting high quality figures from Diamond Select's Marvel Select line. The main difference is these seem to have more playability while the Marvel Select ones are more for displaying. But it really comes down to the figure and what you want to get out of it. We're pretty lucky to be getting figures from both companies now.

The figure is capable of standing on his own. That's one of the big tests in my opinion. Fantomex's coat is a little back heavy but depending on where you position him, it can sometimes be used as a cheat to help put him in different poses. But with all the different articulation, getting to stand just right isn't too much of a problem.

I did find the guns could be a bit of a pain. More so, it was the gun in his left hand. It kept falling out from time to time. It will stay in. You have to get his finger on the trigger and just try not to jostle him too much. A minor problem considering how cool he looks overall.

The more I look at the figure, the more I'm happy I picked him up.

That's it for this week's look. What are your thoughts on the Marvel Legends line? Have you picked any of them up? Be sure to look for the next installment (as I figure out what I'll get my hands on next).

39 Comments
Posted by SavageDragon

sacre bleu!

Posted by blur1528

I need that figure in my life.

Posted by ImperiousRix

These new Marvel Legends are awesome. Sad thing is, my Target never keeps them stocked up and my Toys R Us doesn't stock them AT ALL!

If I want 'em, seems that the internet is my only solution.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Love that figure! Awesome! The last shot with Fantomex facing the camera is sweet.

Posted by umbrafeline

@ImperiousRix said:

These new Marvel Legends are awesome. Sad thing is, my Target never keeps them stocked up and my Toys R Us doesn't stock them AT ALL!

If I want 'em, seems that the internet is my only solution.

i havnt seen any at either store :-(

fanty looks like storm shadow with a coat :-P

Posted by deadpool25mm

Looks cool .

Posted by TheMess1428

I'm trying to remember, has he always looked like that? Or is that just his X-Force uniform?

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Cool...

I`m looking at you.

Yes. YOU.

Posted by Watcherg6

The Thing about Buying action Figures, is always bad guys! when you buy actions figures, you want to play with them! SHow Luke, hat the empire could kick his butt, and storm Troopers don't go down easy.

But with the bad guys you only get one! one Storm Trooper, does not equal Luke Skywalker, one Foot Solider does not equal Ninja Turtle, One mouser does not equal one Foot soilder. That is why i say the Bad thing about Action Figures the bad guys!

Posted by mtrakos

I luckily found it at the local Toys r us. I'm not a fan of his, but this figure is sweet.

Posted by wmwadeii

Not sure why but I still dont' like the leg ball and socket joints. Same as the Diamond Spider-Woman Figure. Maybe its been that long since I've owned an action figure but I could have sworn they used to do it better.

Posted by Morpheus_
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Posted by k4tzm4n

I'd definitely shell out cash for the Drax figure.

That said, I'm still waiting to find this one.

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Edited by Bluefox170

@SavageDragon said:

sacre bleu!

Posted by primepower53

HOLY SH*T I BOUGHT THAT JUST YESTERDAY AT A COMIC CON!

Posted by Bestostero

i have two of these! one displayed one mint lol

Posted by whiteknight67

He scares me...is that weird?

Posted by DeusVult

A work of art!!!

Posted by longbowhunter

@TheMess1428 said:

I'm trying to remember, has he always looked like that? Or is that just his X-Force uniform?

I just picked up some of his early appearances in New X-Men #129 and #130 yesterday. He was wearing all white and a much bulkier head piece.

Posted by longbowhunter

The Fantomex and Bucky Cap were the only figures I bought out of this wave. I'm really excited for the Archangel and Punisher in wave 3.

Posted by thatlad

I never bother with figures but seeing this made me go to my amazon wishlist and finally buy that Grant Morrison omnibus 2 x-men book that's been sitting there for about 2 years....then realised fantomex is book 3

Posted by JonesDeini

Hitting target...buying NOW!!!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I want this as my profile avi. Pleeeeeeeeeease? :)

Posted by RigorMortis

Monsieur LePew

Posted by Namor1987

Fantomex, drax, & madame masque are the only 1s that interest me.

Posted by mattwing87

Fantomex is awesome! I just wish he was an actual mutant instead of an artificially evolved human :(

Posted by The Impersonator

@SavageDragon said:

sacre bleu!

Posted by cmaprice

Fantomex was one of the weakest in the wave.
 
Check out the BAF, Arnim Zola. He's spectacular. Also, Bucky Cap, Daken and FF Spider-Man are so fun to pose.

Posted by ragdollpurps

I have this.

Ohohohohohohohoho.

Posted by revbucky

I wish they had these when I was a kid.

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Absolute AWEsome !

Posted by Billy Batson

@RedheadedAtrocitus:

BB

Posted by Iron Fist Angel

@longbowhunter said:

The Fantomex and Bucky Cap were the only figures I bought out of this wave. I'm really excited for the Archangel and Punisher in wave 3.

Archangel is just slated to be released sometime in 2012 - not necessarily in in wave 3.

Posted by davelecave

yes.

Posted by Boogiepop

@Watcherg6: I know what you mean in terms of Star Wars toys or something. But with Marvel, aren't there alot of villain toys you could get to fight against Fantomex?

Posted by KidSupreme

nice poses

Posted by Watcherg6

@Boogiepop: Maybe Doom Bots? or Aim Figures? Well the Red ghost? Shield Agents? The Wrecking Crew? hmmmm Marvel dosent have many henchmen dose it?

Posted by jonnystorm777

This Fantomex figure is awesome. I have been waiting for them to make one for a while. One of my favorite newer characters.

Posted by OriginalVenom

Yep, this one is really good. The only thing I wasnt happy with was his boots (they could have made it a little bit thicker) and how gentle his legs seemed to be whenever you toggle it a bit.