Marvel Legends – Steve Rogers Variants (Terrax BAF Wave)

The Figures

Marvel Legends Steve Rogers Variant

Left: Steve Rogers (normal variant) Right: Steve Rogers (clear shield variant)

Here we have the Stever Rogers variant from the Terrax BAF Wave from back in 2012. It was a time in the comics when the mantle of Captain America has been passed to Steve’s ex-sidekick Bucky (aka Winter Soldier). Steve Rogers was also promoted to Head of SHIELD. This was his costume at that period. Of course, in the comics, he eventually went back to being Captain America (after getting to old age due to loss of his super-soldier serum, and then back to his normal self. Comics, right.)

Marvel Legends Steve Rogers Variant

Left: Steve Rogers (normal variant) Right: Steve Rogers (clear shield variant)

The two variants are the same exact figure except for the shield, and the shade of brown for the gloves, belt/straps and boots.

Differences

Marvel Legends Steve Rogers Variant

Left: Steve Rogers (normal variant) Right: Steve Rogers (clear shield variant)

First off is the shield. As Bucky was the Captain America at that time, the shield was given to him. Therefore, Steve Rogers use an energy shield instead. That’s the reason for the clear shield variant. I find the clear shield really cool. Its something different from all the shields that we got from the many versions of Marvel Legends Captain America.

Marvel Legends Steve Rogers Variant

Left: Steve Rogers (normal variant) Right: Steve Rogers (clear shield variant)

You can see that even the wrist clip and the peg are clear. Both shields can be slotted into the peg hole at the back of the figures.

Marvel Legends Steve Rogers Variant

Left: Steve Rogers (clear shield variant) Right: Steve Rogers (normal variant)

Mind you, from this picture onward, I accidentally placed the figure the other way round when taking the pictures, so the clear shield variant is now on the left.

This is the small difference; the buckle on the normal variant gloves are painted silver, while the clear shield variant glove’s isn’t. It makes the normal variant gloves look nicer with the silver painted buckles.
Marvel Legends Steve Rogers Variant

Left: Steve Rogers (clear shield variant) Right: Steve Rogers (normal variant)

Luckily, the buckles at the shoulder strap and boots are painted for both figures. You can see the difference in shade of brown; normal variant has a darker brown shade, clear shield variant has a lighter brown shade.

TL;DR

They are the same exact figure except

Normal variant Steve Rogers:

+ Normal coloured shield

+ Darker shade of brown for the gloves, belt/straps and boots

+ Painted buckle on the gloves

Clear shield variant Steve Rogers:

+ Clear shield

+ Lighter shade of brown for the gloves, belt/straps and boots

– Buckle on the gloves are not painted

My Verdict

Marvel Legends Steve Rogers Variant

Left: Steve Rogers (clear shield variant) Right: Steve Rogers (normal variant)

For me, I prefer the darker shade of brown. I also like the clear shield. I’d prolly mix those two up if I display them or use them for toy photography.

Which one do you prefer?

You can get them here, although I don’t know which variant you would get.

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