Marvel Legends – Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
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: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

Here we have Captain America in his costume from first Avengers movie. He wore this costume again in Avengers: Endgame.

The figure first came out as a Walmart exclusive, with a few other characters from the first ‘Avengers’ movie, like Hawkeye and Nick Fury. It was released again in the first series of the ‘Best of’ wave, and that is the figure I have above. It’s exactly the same as the Walmart release as far as I know.

The newer Captain America comes in the Fat Thor BAF Wave.

Both figures come with just the shield.

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

They have the same body mold, but the head sculpt is different. The paintwork is also slightly different, with the newer Fat Thor BAF Wave Captain America have a darker tone of red, blue and even white.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

Because of the different head sculpt, the Fat Thor Captain America is taller than the ‘Best of’ Captain America. I actually find the Fat Thor Cap to have better head size proportion than the ‘Best of’ Cap. When they are side by side, the ‘Best of’ Cap really does look like someone with a small head.

The paintwork is also different. They have the same colour scheme, but the Fat Thor Cap has a darker blue and red. I actually find that more movie accurate too. The ‘Best of’ Cap has a nice and vibrant red and blue paintwork, but I feel he wasn’t that bright and colourful in the first Avengers movie. So I prefer the Fat Thor Cap paintwork.

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

This is the main difference. The Fat Thor Captain America has more sculpting on the helmet; it has some line grooves and a better sculpted ‘A’ on the forehead and wings at the side.

However, the most prominent difference is the eye holes on the mask. The rounded shape of the eye hole is more movie accurate than the eye holes on the ‘Best of’ Cap. That eye holes on the ‘Best of’ Cap does make him look more fierce, but it’s not like that in the movies.

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

These few silver parts which are painted actually makes the figure look better. You can see in the picture above, there are four small silver parts painted on each glove. The pockets on the belt also has a small silver part. I find that it makes the suit look better.

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

The boots are also slightly different, with the added black colour on the sole and front part of the feet for the Fat Thor Cap. There’s also a silver line added to the thigh.

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

Finally, the shield. They are visibly different in size. The Fat Thor Cap shield is bigger and shinier. I don’t know why the shield is small for the ‘Best of’ Cap. The paintwork also makes it look very plastic.

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

The ‘Best of’ Cap shield however, is interesting in the fact that it has straps. Toybiz Captain America shields didn’t have that and neither does the other Captain America figures.

Fat Thor Cap has the normal loops behind the shield to attach it to the arms. It can’t be attached to the back.

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

The strap allows the shield to be attached to the back of the ‘Best of’ Cap as per the picture above. I thought that looks cool. It can also be adjusted to attach to the arms as well.

TL;DR

Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave):

+ Same body mold as Fat Thor Cap

+ Vibrant red and blue paintwork (but less movie accurate)

+ Shield has straps which allows it to be attached to the arms or shoulders

– Head is kinda small

– Slightly than Fat Thor Cap due to head being small

– Mask is less movie accurate due to the eye hole not being rounded

– Shield is small and shield’s paintwork is plastic-ky

Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave):

+ Same body mold as ‘Best of’ Cap

+ Red and blue paintwork slightly darker (more movie accurate)

+ Better head sculpt;, with more grooves, and sculpting on ‘A’ and the ears

+ Mask more movie accurate with the rounded eye holes

+ Added small silver painted parts to glove and belt

+ Added black to bottom of feet

+ Bigger and shinier shield

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Captain America ('Best of' Hulkbuster BAF Wave) vs Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)
Left: Captain America (‘Best of’ Hulkbuster BAF Wave) Right: Captain America (Fat Thor BAF Wave)

Fat Thor Cap wins it for me. The minor addition of silver parts, better head sculpt and a shade darker of red and blue makes him look better and more movie accurate. The bigger and shinier shield also looks better. The only thing I like about the ‘Best of’ Cap is the straps on the shield.

When they first released the news that Captain America in his Avengers movie costume was going to be in the Fat Thor BAF Wave, I thought it was a waste and that they could have done a different character which has not had a figure yet. However, now that I have the figure, it’s actually quite decent and I like it. It fills up the first Avengers movie character line up perfectly.

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