Marvel Legends – Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

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Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)


Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

Although the Jim Lee Jubilee just recently came out, this was the first Marvel Legends Jubilee that was released in the form of a BAF. It became pricey as the wave was a Toys R Us exclusive wave, and somehow sold out fast. I preordered with a local supplier who didn’t manage to get it, and had to pay higher to get the whole wave, especially Storm.

The KO (knock-off, non-authentic) Jubilee surfaced a few years later and was a cheaper alternative to some collectors who don’t mind non-authentic figures. It comes with the purple blast effects as well, but I got my KO off another collector and he lost them, so I got the figure only.

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

At a glance, they really look almost exactly the same front and back. However, upon scrutiny, there are quite a few ways to differentiate the KO and the authentic. I hope you get what you pay for, especially if you buy it from another collector who claims it to be authentic.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

First off, the torso. The neck ball joint has good paintwork for the authentic. For the KO, the paint peels, and the beige skin colour is slightly off and not consistent with the neck.

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

Next, the head. There are 3 differences for the head. First is the fringe. For the authentic, the fringe goes down centre part of the purple visor, as seen in the circle on the left picture above. For the KO, there is a small gap; the fringe does NOT go all the way down the centre of the purple visor.

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

Next is the eyebrow. For the authentic, the fringe goes over the left eyebrow as shown in the circle on the left picture above. For the KO, the fringe only touches the left eyebrow. It does not go over the eyebrow, it merely touches it.

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

Lastly, the inner part of the authentic head is black, whereas the part of the inner part of the head for the KO is skin colour.

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

For the KO, the collar of the jacket has a distinct line near the edge. The line is very clear to see. For the authentic jacket, the line is very faint and difficult to see.

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

Lastly, the gap at the thigh joints is wider as it is able to turn outwards more for the KO. Heh. The authentic Jubilee does not turn outwards as much.

TL;DR

Authentic Jubilee BAF:

+ Fringe goes down centre part of the purple visor

+ Fringe goes over the left eyebrow

+ Inner part of the authentic head is black

+ The neck ball joint has good paintwork

+ The line near the edge of the collar of the jacket is very faint and difficult to see

+ The thigh joints does not turn outwards as much

Non-authentic (knock-off, KO) Jubilee BAF:

– Fringe DOES NOT go down centre part of the purple visor

– Fringe only touches the left eyebrow, it doesn’t go over it

– Inner part of the head for the KO is skin colour

– The paint at the neck ball joint peels, and the beige skin colour is slightly off and not consistent with the neck

– The collar of the jacket has a distinct line near the edge

– The gap at the thigh joints is wider as it is able to turn outwards more for the KO

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Jubilee BAF (Authentic vs KO)

Left: Authentic Jubilee BAF Right: Non-authentic Jubilee BAF

The KO Jubilee is actually a decent figure which really looks like the authentic figure. My only concern is that someone might be ripped off and pay more than they should because the seller claims it to be authentic. The price point of the KO Jubilee when it first came out was around USD25 to USD35 if I’m not mistaken.

The price of the authentic Jubilee has probably dropped too in light of the release of the Jim Lee Jubilee, which is more sought after.

Anyways, always buy authentic! Heh.

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2 Comments

  1. Hey figurineout!

    You have a cool site!

    I’ve been collecting legends ever since 2002, (yep, Tobey maguire Spiderman was my first).

    There are two variant figures I was never able to quite tell if they actually existed and I would love for you to clarify if you now or have visual evidence of these two figures:

    BAF Annihilius – pink vs purple (I never saw any real distinction in the stores)

    Infinity War beard Cap – blonde vs brown hair (just heard about this is as well, never saw a clear variant anywhere)

    If you have more information on this, I would love to know!

    1. Hey Chuck! Thanks for dropping by my site!

      2002 is a loooooong way man! You’ve been collecting since the beginning of Toybiz Marvel Legends! I had to play catch up, cos I started collecting ML around 2013 lol.

      Unfortunately I don’t have both of those that you are asking. However, I have came across the pink and purple Annihilus a few years back locally. I didn’t buy because I was short of cash at that time and I also wasn’t into variants at that time. But yeah the colour is distinctly different if you were to compare them side by side. I only have the pink variant, which I think is more commonly found. Its like the Toybiz BAF Apocalypse, there’s a blue and a harder to find black variant. Here’s a link I found for the variant Annihilus: https://marvelousnews.com/23-10764

      About the Infinity War Steve Rogers hair, I’ve heard of that too, but never came across them before. Here’s a pic I found (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/409898003581284374/), not sure how legit it is. But I think it does exist.

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