Marvel Legends – Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)
Left
: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

Here we have the two Arnim Zola figures. The first Arnim Zola came out as a BAF back in 2012. It has a variant torso with a picture of the Red Skull’s head, and a variant head with a red dot instead of yellow.

The new Arnim Zola came out in a 2-pack with Hydra Captain America in 2018.

They are essentially the same figure, except for the arms. The paint scheme is also different. The 2-pack Arnim Zola comes with an alternate head.

>>You can buy the 2-pack Arnim Zola here.<<

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)
Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

You can see that they are identical front and back except for the hands. The new 2-pack Arnim Zola does not have the ‘sleeves’ on the arms.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)
Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

As mentioned earlier, one of the main difference are the arms. The Arnim Zola BAF has ‘sleeves’ on the arms while the 2-pack Arnim Zola does not.

The arms of the 2-pack matches the legs.

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)
Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

The head is also different; Arnim Zola BAF has a yellow dot while the 2-pack pack has a blue dot on the robotic head sculpt.

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)
Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

One thing about the Arnim Zola BAF is that the gripping hands open wide. This makes it a bit difficult to hold his ‘remote control’. 2-pack Arnim Zola definitely has a better grip.

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)
Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

The feet of Arnim Zola BAF has gold lines that matches his belt and pattern on ‘skirt’. 2-pack Arnim Zola’s feet has mustard yellow lines instead, that matches with the patterns on the ‘skirt’

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

These are the remote control-like accessories. The BAF’s is just plain grey, while the 2-packs is blue with pink buttons. They have the same sculpt.

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

Above is the alternate head of the 2-pack Arnim Zola. The head is accurate to the comic look during the Secret Empire storyline.

TL;DR

Arnim Zola BAF:

+ ‘Sleeved’ hands

+ Orange with purple colour

+ Gold colour on lines at boots, belt and design on ‘skirt’

+ Classic look

+ 2 versions; Arnim Zola face on torso with yellow dot at the head, or Red Skull face on torso with red dot at the head

+ Grey coloured controller

Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset):

+ Arms same design as legs

+ Gold with purple colour

+ Mustard yellow colour on lines at boots, belt and design on ‘skirt’

+ Modern look

+ Blue coloured controller

+ Comes with alternate head

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

Here’s them holding that controller. I really have no idea what that is, whether it’s a weapon or something else.

Both of them are different renditions of Arnim Zola, the BAF being him in his classic look with the long-sleeve ‘clothes’ on, and the 2-pack in his modern look. Both are great figures and fits in with the other Hydra soldiers or Hydra related characters.

Of course, currently I feel it’s easier to find the 2-pack Arnim Zola.

Marvel Legends - Arnim Zola BAF vs Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)
Left: Arnim Zola BAF Right: Arnim Zola (Secret Empire2-pack Boxset)

Hunting down the variant BAF parts was hard for me back then when it first came out. The Red Skull torso was easy to find from where I’m at, but it took a while for me to hunt down Mdm Masque and Thunderball for the Arnim Zola torso and yellow dot head.

And then I had to find all the extra BAF parts to build another complete figure lol. It was fun actually to hunt them down, it’s all part of the hobby to me.

>>You can buy the 2-pack Arnim Zola here.<<

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