Marvel Legends – MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)Left: MCU Thanos (BAF) Right: MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Thanos! One of the most powerful villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Above on the left is the BAF, and on the right comes from the MCU 10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset that comes with Iron Man and Doctor Strange.

The 3-pack Thanos comes with an alternate head.

Marvel Legends - MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Left: MCU Thanos (BAF) Right: MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

The two figures have the same exact body mold. They have different head sculpt and paintwork.

I like the big body mold. It looks like him just like in the movies; a big stocky villain.

Differences

Marvel Legends - MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Left: MCU Thanos (BAF) Right: MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Since the figures are exactly the same, they are of the same height. Besides the paintwork, another main difference are the gauntlet hands.

BAF Thanos has a clenched fist whereas 3-pack Thanos has an open palm hand. The colour of the gauntlet is also different, the 3-pack Thanos gauntlet has a slightly darker shade of gold (looking almost like bronze) than the BAF Thanos.

Marvel Legends - MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Left: MCU Thanos (BAF) Right: MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

The BAF Thanos is kinda more to blue-ish purple. 3-pack Thanos has a more movie accurate purple to me. The gold on the should plate, belt and knees of the 3-pack Thanos is also more movie accurate; the gold on those parts on BAF Thanos are of a lighter tone.

Marvel Legends - MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Left: MCU Thanos (BAF) Right: MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Next up is the head. Both of them have different expressions; the BAF Thanos has some sort of smirk on his face, while 3-pack Thanos has an indifferent look.

I feel the dark purple ‘eye-liner’ on the 3-pack Thanos is over-done and makes him look like he’s having sore eyes or something. The ‘eye-liner’ doesn’t look as bad on the BAF Thanos because he has a darker (and not movie-accurate) skin tone.

Somehow the chin looks better on the 3-pack Thanos than the BAF Thanos.

Another significant difference is the design on the shoulder/chest gold plates on the 3-pack Thanos. The design is movie accurate, although if it was sculpted it would definitely be more awesome.

Marvel Legends - MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Left: MCU Thanos (BAF) Right: MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Above is the 3-pack Thanos with the alternate head on. I like that fierce constipated face, a lot of possibilities when doing toy photography. Heh.

Another thing I did in the picture above is swap the hands of the gauntlets. Although the shade of gold is different, I think it’s quite subtle enough for people not to notice. Although the pegs a firmly attached, it is still fairly easy to pull out the hands to swap them.

TL;DR

Thanos (BAF):

+ Same body mold as 10th Anniversary 3-pack Thanos

+ Decent smirking facial expression

+ Clenched fist on the gauntlet

– Body blue-ish purple, not movie accurate

– The gold at the should/chest plate, belt and knees are light gold, which is not movie accurate too

– Shoulder/chest plate is plain and has no design

– No additional accessories

Thanos (MCU 10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset):

+ Same body mold as BAF Thanos

+ Two heads, one indifferent expression and one fierce constipated expression

+ Open palms at the gauntlet hands

+ Skin tone more purple and movie-accurate

+ The gold at the should/chest plate, belt and knees have a more movie accurate tone

+ Design at the shoulder/chest plate, as per in the movie

– Indifferent expression face has dark purple eyeliner which contrast against his skin tone makes him look a bit weird (but still passable though)..

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - MCU Thanos (BAF) vs MCU Thanos (10th Anniversary 3-pack Boxset)

Forget the BAF, it’s a waste of time and effort unless you can get a completed BAF for really cheap. Its quite hard to assemble it now anyways as it’s hard to get the figures individually.

In any case, the 3-pack Thanos is wins it for this one. Better paintwork with an alternate head makes it the preferable choice.

>>You can buy the MCU 10th Anniversary 3-pack Thanos here<<

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