Marvel Legends – Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)
Above we have Ant-man, one from Toybiz and the recent one from Hasbro. The costume has a slight difference in rendition of the black paintwork that goes vertically on the front and back of the body. The Ant-man alias was used by first Hank Pym, then Scott Lang, and the above figures are their renditions of their costumes. Eric O’Grady is the third Ant-man, but his suit is distinctly different from the one above.
The unmasked head of Toybiz Ant-man is Scott Lang (which is quite comic accurate). Toybiz Ant-man comes with an unmasked head and a removable helmet.
Hasbro Ant-man comes with a mini Wasp. His helmet is fixed and cannot be removed.
Hasbro Ant-man is slightly taller due to the shape of his helmet. He reuses the body mold of Pizza Spidey.
The Toybiz Ant-man helmet is comic accurate to his classic look. The Hasbro Ant-man head however, is a reuse of the Walgreen’s Exclusive Black Ant-man (Eric O’Grady) in his outfit when he was in the secret Avengers. That was how his helmet was, and it was reused it for the Hasbro Vintage Wave Ant-man.
I find that it deviate a bit from his original costume, but still passable.
This Scott Lang head sculpt and helmet is really off the comic. The only downside is it looks a tad small to me, but still alright I guess for this figure. His head size looks fine of course when he has the helmet on.
The belt is a separate piece for the Hasbro Ant-man, but painted and sculpted on the Toybiz Ant-man. The Toybiz Ant-man has those trademark useless finger joints.
Toybiz Ant-man (Giant-man BAF Wave):
+ Unmasked face with removable helmet
+ Comic accurate classic Scott Lang face
+ Good articulation
Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2):
+ Pizza Spidey body mold
+ Same colour scheme but slightly different design on the black painted parts
+ Modern helmet
– Helmet not removable
Left: Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave)
This is one rare instance that Toybiz actually holds its place. Both figures are great, but if you are looking for Ant-man to fill up your classic Avengers line up, I feel Toybiz Ant-man fills up that role better.
By no means is Hasbro Ant-man a let down. It is still a good figure with costume that’s close to the classic look. I find both figures to be excellent, although I find Hasbro Ant-man’s Wasp mini figure is kinda useless (or maybe I’m not creative enough to pose it).
Left: Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) Middle: Hasbro Ant-man (2-pack with Stinger) Right: Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)
Above in the middle is (still Scott Lang) the Astonishing Ant-man from 2-pack with Stinger. All of them scale well with the recent Marvel Legends.
Which Ant-man do you prefer, Toybiz or Hasbro?
You can buy the Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2) here.
You can buy the Toybiz Ant-man (Giant-man BAF Wave) here.
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