SH Figuarts Ant Man

This week’s post is fairly rushed as I was in the midst of packing up for moving. Besides being an excuse for not digging through my stuff to set up a photo booth, this guy looks more in place among objects in real life.

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Also, don’t mind the use of my cellphone camera.

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Package contents. Sure, Ant Man isn’t a character who fights with weapons but even this is a new low in terms of accessory count.

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You get a tiny Ant Man figure and a pair of open hands. It would have been nice if he had some of his shrinking or enlarging devices (can’t remember what they’re officially called) or some shrunken vehicles.

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Overall views. After watching video clips it seems this figure has the good old problem of a vertically elongated head. Fortunately the sculpt isn’t as horribly skinny as older figures in the past.

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Head. The sculpt is much simpler compared to the original movie version so I doubt the original suit would get a figure.

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The texture of the suit is replicated in the sculpt. The paint job is also quite accurate with few discernible flaws.

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Arms.

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Back.

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Legs. The texture appears on most of the red areas of the suit.

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Articulation. The figure has a wide range of motion at the torso.

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While the base of the neck is restricted, the top of the neck is a double ball joint allowing for a wide vertical range.

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Besides a deep ab crunch, the torso can rotate all the way around.

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While the arms can raise up to 90 degrees and the shoulder pads have the normal single hinge design, the shoulder joints can swing outwards like so.

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The hips joints can extend but only slightly. The thighs also scrape against the hip resulting in scuffs, so there’s not much range around here.

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The ankles have a wide sideways range while the feet are plastic, with the ankle covers made of some slightly flexible material which is too stiff to flex and accommodate the feet anyway.

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Size comparison with the tiny Ant Man figure.

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A closer look at the tiny Ant Man figure which stands less than 2cm tall.

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Sadly he’s not as flexible as depicted in the movies so he can’t do a decent landing pose.

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My other Marvel figures are buried inside shipping boxes so I sadly can’t do some teaming up.

Other than teaming up with the other already-released Marvel figures, this guy doesn’t offer much in terms of play value. I’m surprised he got a regular release like this too. I have Black Panther and Black Widow on preorder and they might turn out to be equally lacking in terms of accessory counts.

★★★☆☆

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