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.
Also, don’t mind the use of my cellphone camera.
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.
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.
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.
Head. The sculpt is much simpler compared to the original movie version so I doubt the original suit would get a figure.
The texture of the suit is replicated in the sculpt. The paint job is also quite accurate with few discernible flaws.
Legs. The texture appears on most of the red areas of the suit.
Articulation. The figure has a wide range of motion at the torso.
While the base of the neck is restricted, the top of the neck is a double ball joint allowing for a wide vertical range.
Besides a deep ab crunch, the torso can rotate all the way around.
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.
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.
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.
Size comparison with the tiny Ant Man figure.
A closer look at the tiny Ant Man figure which stands less than 2cm tall.
Sadly he’s not as flexible as depicted in the movies so he can’t do a decent landing pose.
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.