Marvel Legends – Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) vs Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

The Figures

Left: Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) Right: Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

Here we have the Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) on the left and Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave) on the right. The Okoye wave Black Panther costume is based on the Black Panther movie, and the Giant-man wave Black Panther costume is based on Captain America: Civil War movie costume.

The Okoye wave Black Panther comes with 2 sets of hands; clawed hands and clenched fists; and an unmasked head. The Giant-man wave Black Panther only comes with an unmasked head. Both figures are about the same height.

Differences

Left: Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) Right: Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

The body mold between the two are completely different, and so is the costume design. The Giant-man BP has more intricate lines in the costume design, whereas the Okoye wave has a simpler costume design. The necklaces are also different. Both necklaces are sculpted which is a plus point. The upper torso for the Giant-man BP is more buff, so in my opinion it looks more muscular and intimidating than the Okoye BP.

Left: Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) Right: Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

Both head sculpts have different but detailed designed, even having grooves on the pattern designs on the mask. The eyes of the Giant-man wave BP however is slightly angled downwards, which makes it slightly more fierce looking. Both heads are differently designed and both looks great. I prefer the Giant-man BP head.

Left: Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) Right: Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

The unmasked head for the Okoye wave is hands down the better one between the two of them. The paintwork is great and facial sculpt has great likeness to Chadwick Boseman. The hair sculpt however can be improved. Overall it still looks great. When the Giant-man wave BP came out, I thought the head was quite decent. Now however, its kinda obsolete as the Okoye wave unmasked head looks so many times better.

Left: Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) Right: Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

The feet are also differently designed. The Okoye BP has clawed feet, whereas Giant-man BP has this funny looking (maybe sandle-shaped?) feet. The clawed feet definitely looks better.



Left: Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) Right: Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

They have the same articulations, except for the shoulder joints. The Okoye wave has butterfly joints at the shoulder which makes it slightly more poseable than the normal socket joint of the Giant-man BP.

TL;DR

Both has great head sculpt.

Okoye wave Black Panther:

– better looking unmasked head

– better looking feet sculpt

– has 2 pairs of hands (clawed hands and clenched fists)

– butterfly joints at the shoulders offer more poseability

Giant-man wave Black Panther:

– more buff upper torso

– more intricate line sculpting at the torso

– slightly more fierce-looking masked head

Left: Hasbro Black Panther (Okoye BAF wave) Right: Hasbro Black Panther (Giant-man BAF wave)

My Verdict

Both figures are great in my opinion. I like both of them. However, if you are planning to get only one of them, than Okoye wave Black Panther is a better choice due to its unmasked head and alternate hands. Both figures offer great poseability. Get one to fill up your Avengers team!

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