Here is Hasbro Cannonball that comes from a 2-pack with Domino back in 2007, and Hasbro Cannonball from Wendigo BAF Wave, released in 2019.
You can see the vast difference in the figures; they are, after all, released 12 years apart.
Both figures does not come with any accessories.
The 2-pack Cannonball is from the early Hasbro era, when Hasbro just took over from Toybiz in producing Marvel Legends. He uses the Toybiz Ghost Rider Series VII body. Therefore, he has the trademark finger-hinge joints and toe-hinge joints of Toybiz figures.
Cannonball (Wendigo BAF Wave) comes with the bottom half of this torso in rocket form. He’s appearance is based of Rob Liefield’s work. It kinda sucks that he does not come with and alternate pair of legs. He’s permanently in rocket form, but knowing Hasbro, they’ll probably re-release another cannonball with legs just to suck our money. And I’ll be one of those suckers who’ll buy them lol.
Here’s a back view of the figures. You can see the 2-pack Cannonball is well ‘padded’, probably as safety precaution when he shoots off and land, lol.
You can see that the Wendigo Cannonball is taller but only because of the rocket effect below his torso. The head and body is also bigger in size.
Both of them have their collar up, but 2-pack Cannonball’s collar is higher up.
The body mold of the 2-pack Cannonball is actually scrawny compared to the recent Hasbro Marvel Legends as it uses the Toybiz’s body mold (even though the 2-pack is Hasbro, as mentioned earlier). However, the detail and sculpt on it is good, as per the usual Toybiz standard.
The collar and edge of the jacket that is coming off is made of some sort of flexible rubber. The goggles are on the forehead with the straps that are short dangling down the side of the face. The face is also pale.
The Wendigo Cannonball has the standard Hasbro clean look. He has an expression on his face. I’m not sure if that is constipation or angry face lol. The goggles are on the forehead as well and the straps are longer, dangling down the side of the face all the way below the chin. I find the hair sculpt to be better too.
One thing that I dislike is that the Wendigo Cannonball arms can’t be brought any closer. What you see in the picture above is the closest the arms can be brought to the body.
Like I mentioned earlier, the 2-pack Cannonball is well padded, at the elbows, shoulders, knees, and inner thigh (to prevent groin abrasion? LOL). The collar rises up high. You can see the butterfly shoulder joints clearly from the back.
Wendigo Cannonball’s jacket is clean and plain at the back. He does not have butterfly shoulder joints, and the jacket is actually a separate piece, so you can’t see the ab crunch. Oh yeah, the torso and the rocket effect can separated actually.
Here’s a size comparison with Hasbro Cyclops from Warlock BAF Wave. The 2-pack Cannonball looks scrawny compared to Cyclops. The Wendigo Cannonball definitely matches up with Cyclops in terms of size, but is unfortunately missing his pair of legs.
Cannonball (2-pack with Domino):
+ Detailed costume and good paintwork
+ Very articulated
– Body is smaller compared to recent Hasbro Marvel Legends (this one uses the Ghost Rider Series VII body)
Cannonball (Wendigo BAF Wave):
+ Upper torso in scale with recent Marvel Legends
+ Better head and hair sculpt
+ Goggles and straps on the head look better
+ Upper torso can be separated from the lower rocket effect
– Arms can’t be brought close to the body
– No legs
Both of them are decent figures. I like the detail and sculpt on the 2-pack Cannonball, but his size is really a turn off for me.
The Wendigo Cannonball is actually great with the rocket blast effect, but really, he needs a swappable pair of legs. But like I said earlier, knowing Hasbro, they’ll probably release the same figure but with legs in the future.
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