Marvel Legends – Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Here we have Beta Ray Bill from Toybiz back in 2006 and Hasbro from 2019. They are different renditions of the character; Toybiz is sporting his classic look whereas Hasbro has his modern costume.

Both figures come with his hammer. The Toybiz Beta Ray Bil has a more intricate costume design, and the sculpt on the knees to feet looks great.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Toybiz Beta Ray Bill’s cape has a hole at the back to slot in the figure stand that come with most Toybiz figures in that era. The two figures are about the same height.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

First off, the cape. Toybiz BRB has a cape kinda protrudes out at the top part before flowing downwards. The cape is made of ‘rubbery’ plastic and is a bit flexible, though it doesn’t stay in a fixed position when it’s bent. The way that the cape hangs out from the shoulders is cool.

Hasbro BRB has the standard hard cape of Hasbro figures and is very difficult to fold. As with most figures with this hard cape, its difficult to pose the figure as the cape gets in the way, especially when the figure is posed with legs bent.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Hasbro BRB has a weapon upgrade lol. His hammer is bigger than Toybiz BRB. Hasbro BRB’s hammer has better sculpt, longer handle and a shiny finish. The hammer end and the sharp end both looks great, unlike the Toybiz BRB’s hammer where there isn’t even a sharp side (but its actually comic accurate though).

Toybiz BRB’s hammer has a tendency to become sticky.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Above: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave)

Toybiz Beta Ray Bill has a good head sculpt, and has a jaw hinge such that he can open his mouth. The wings on the ears are long and slightly malleable, so it tends to get out of shape if the figure is kept in such a way that those wings are bent. You can see that the wings on the helmet of my figure are not symmetrical and is kinda flowing to one side. Heh.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Above: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Hasbro Beta Ray Bill also has good head sculpt. The wings on the helmet are shorter and more solid, therefore it stays in shape.

It also has a hinge jaw so the mouth can be opened. The only turn off about the head is that when the mouth is fully open, you can actually see the gaps through the throat; you can see the neck joint and small gaps of space on the right and left of the neck. Toybiz BRB head does not have this issue.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Unlike Toybiz Thor, Toybiz Beta Ray Bill’s right hand doesn’t have finger hinge joint (his left hand does have the finger joint, as seen in the very first pic at the top of the post). The fingers are kinda hard and its quite difficult to slot in the hammer.

Both Toybiz and Hasbro Beta Ray Bil are consistent with having 4 fingers as how he is in the comics.

TL;DR

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave):

+ Classic costume

+ Mouth has jaw hinge joint

+ Detailed sculpting on shoulder pads and golden boots and belt

+ Cape is made of a soft rubber-like material, so it is able to bend and is less restrictive towards posing the figure

+ Hammer is smaller but comic accurate

– Figure and hammer can become sticky over time

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave):

+ Modern costume

+ Mouth has jaw hinge joint

+ Bigger and nicer design hammer

– Cape is hard and cannot bend, which can restrict posing the figure

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

I’ll keep both figures as they are different renditions of his costume. At least until Hasbro release a classic costume Beta Ray Bill. Till then, the Toybiz Beta Ray Bill actually still fits in with the recent Hasbro figures well.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Middle: Hasbro Thor (Odin BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Here they are with Hasbro’s ‘Marvel Now!’ Thor. The Thor figure is almost a head taller.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Middle: Toybiz Thor (Series III) Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Here they are with Toybiz Thor. Somehow I feel Toybiz Beta Ray Bill looks better than Toybiz Thor.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Beta Ray Bill (MODOK BAF Wave) Middle: Hasbro Pizza Spider-man Right: Hasbro Beta Ray Bill (Professor Hulk BAF Wave)

Pizza Spidey is definitely smaller than both Beta Ray Bill. Hopefull Hasbro will do a classic Beta Ray Bill in the near future.

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