Marvel Legends – Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

The moment we’ve been waiting for! The re-release of Puck! No? =P

Before the release of the new Puck from the Alpha Flight boxset, BAF Puck has been quite pricey, due to limited distribution of the wave. It came along with a one-per-case figure, Emma Frost, which was high in demand last time. Because of the limited Emma Frost around, the Puck torso (that came with Emma Frost) was also hard to come by, while the head and hands that comes with Sabretooth and Cyclops respectively, were in excess as each case of eight has multiple of other characters but only one Emma Frost.

I was lucky I bought the whole wave from Big Bad Toy Store, not knowing that it’s hard to find in retail.

The Marvel Legends waves was having a run of small BAFs at that time, the other two being Rocket Raccoon and Hit Monkey.

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

You can see that the two Pucks uses the same body, with a different head. The paintwork is also almost the same. Look at the slanted butt. Lol.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

The boxset Puck has a new, bigger size head which matches the body better. Now that we have the two figures, I realized the Puck BAF head is kinda small in relation to the body. The moustache being less curvy also makes the new head look better, more like the comics.

He looks a bit like Super Mario wearing a headgear though. Lol.

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Because of the bigger head, the new Puck is slightly taller than Puck BAF.

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

The label at the bottom is the same, confirming that it’s the same body mold. On one leg states ‘Hasbro Made In China C-001D’ and right leg states ‘TM & C 2013 Marvel’.

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset PuckLeft: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

A way to differentiate the two figures is the colour of the thigh peg at the crotch area. You can see that the BAF has a black peg whereas the boxset Puck has a skin colour peg.

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

The P is also painted differently. The Puck BAF has a matt orange P, whereas the boxset P is shiny orange.

TL;DR

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Puck BAF:

+ Same body mold

+ P on the chest is matt orange

+ Thigh peg at crotch is black in colour

– Head is smaller with moustache curving downwards

– Shorter due to smaller head

Alpha Flight Boxset Puck:

+ Same body mold

+ P on the chest is shiny orange

+ Thigh peg at the crotch is skin colour

+ Head is bigger as compared with Puck BAF

+ Moustache is straight

+ Slightly taller due to bigger and more proportionate head

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Puck BAF Right: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

I feel the Alpha Flight boxset Puck is an improvement, especially with the new head. It also helps collectors get a Puck figure, as the Puck BAF was hard to come by and pricey. The price of Puck BAF will drop for sure with the release of the new puck.

Boxset Puck for the win!

Marvel Legends - Puck BAF vs Alpha Flight Boxset Puck

Left: Guardian (Wendigo BAF Wave) Left Centre: Puck BAF Right Centre: Alpha Flight Boxset Puck Right: Vindicator (Alpha Flight Boxset)

However, I feel that the Puck figure is really too small. He’s barely at the waist level of other figures. He should have been bigger, at least reaching chest level of other 6 inch figures. He looks like a pudgy overgrown kid with a moustache. Lol.

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