Marvel Legends – Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Left: Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) Right: Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Time for another Cyclops. This time its Cyclops in his X-Factor costume. He sports a blue costume with white gloves, boots and letter ‘x’ on the chest and back.

Toybiz first released this character waaaaay back in the Sentinel BAF Wave, as a variant to this Cyclops. I don’t know which is the harder one to find, but both of them are definitely cheap now in the secondary market now that Hasbro has done both of them.

The Hasbro Cyclops comes with an alternate head that has a slot in the eyes to insert the optic blast effect. Toybiz Cyclops does not come with any accessories.

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Left: Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) Right: Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

The X-factor costume has a white X on his front and back. Cyclops has not worn this costume for a long while actually.

Hasbro Cyclops reuses the Bucky Cap body mold. Toybiz Cyclops has the same body mold as its variant. Toybiz didn’t reuse this Cyclops body mold, and that’s good because the body mold sucks. Heh.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Left: Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) Right: Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Hasbro Cyclops is slightly taller than Toybiz Cyclops. You can also see from the side view that the Toybiz head and feet are bigger. Toybiz Cyclops arms are longer too.

The paintwork for Hasbro Cyclops is shiny blue with white, whereas the Toybiz Cyclops has matt blue with a darker blue wash, and the white on the gloves and boots are weathered.

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Left: Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) Right: Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

This Hasbro Cyclop’s head is the first Cyclops head that has the red energy flowing out of the eyes. I think its really cool and it should have been an alternate head to the previous Cyclops figures that Hasbro has released.

I find the visor too big for the Toybiz Cyclops. The Toybiz Cyclops is missing an ab crunch joint.

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Left: Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) Right: Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Toybiz Cyclops has the mandatory and useless finger hinge joint. Individual finger joints I can understand (though I still don’t like it), but what’s the point of four fingers stuck together moving up and down.

You can also see that the boots are huge for Toybiz Cyclops. It looks like clown boots.

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Left: Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) Right: Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Above is the alternate head with the blast effect. The alternate head has a hole to insert the blast effect into the visor. I like the expression on his face too, it has the angry look on a person who is about to fight.

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Left: Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) Right: Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Optic blast!

It is easy to insert the blast effect, and it fits in firmly. The figure is also solid enough to maintain a pose even with the blast effect on.

TL;DR

Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave):

+ Shiny blue and clean white gloves, boots and ‘X’ on chest and back

+ Alternate head and optic blast effect

+ Uses Bucky Cap mold

Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave):

+ Matt blue with darker blue wash, weathered gloves and boots

– Head is big, hands a bit long, boots are big too

– No ab crunch joint

– No accessories

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Hasbro Cyclops definitely wins it for me. I find the Toybiz Cyclops unproportionate; big head, big feet, long arms, broad shoulders. Toybiz Cyclops better run!

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Here’s another look at the two Toybiz Cyclops variants and their Hasbro counterpart. To me, there are really few Toybiz figures that can hold up to their Hasbro version.

Marvel Legends - Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) vs Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave)

Out with the old, in with the new. Bye Toybiz Cyclops!

>>You can buy the Hasbro X-Factor Cyclops (Vintage Wave) here.<<

>>You can buy the Toybiz X-Factor Cyclops (Sentinel BAF Wave) here.<<

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