Marvel Legends – Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)

Left: Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) Right: 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.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)
Left: Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)

Hasbro Ant-man is slightly taller due to the shape of his helmet. He reuses the body mold of Pizza Spidey.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)
Left: Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave)

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.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)
Above: Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave)

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.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)
Left: Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)

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.

TL;DR

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

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)

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).

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Ant-man (Giant Man BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Ant-man (Vintage Wave 2)

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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