Marvel Legends – Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Here we have Marvel Legends Nightcrawler from Toybiz and Hasbro. The Toybiz Nightcrawler is from the Galactus BAF Wave. I’ve always preferred the Marvel Universe Galactus over the BAF. The BAF Galactus tend to have faded parts, and its difficult to find one that has the same shade of blue.

Hasbro Nightcrawler is from the Wendigo BAF Wave. Now that Wendigo is an improvement over its early Hasbro counterpart.

The Toybiz Nightcrawler does not come with any accessories while the Hasbro Nightcrawler packs with extra parts; another 2 alternate heads and a sword.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Here is a back view of the figure. They have the same costume from his classic look, but there are’s plenty of differences between them.

The Toybiz Nightcrawler is based on his early appearance in the comics, and the Hasbro Nightcrawler is more modern looking.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

First off, their height. They have the same height, as you can see above. The costume is very similar, and you can even see the same design of the red part on the forearm and calves.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

One of the major difference is the joints and articulation. The Toybiz Nightcrawler has a mid-torso joint and ab crunch, while the Hasbro Nightcrawler only have the ab crunch. The Hasbro Nightcrawler ab crunch also looks subtle.

The Toybiz Nightcrawler torso looks really cut up and less aesthetically pleasing to the eyes due to the joints. I’d say just the ab crunch and waist swivel are sufficient for articulation of the body.

The ‘V’ shape at the chest area goes down further for the Toybiz than Hasbro. I thought the Hasbro version looks better, but the early appearance of Nightcrawler does have that black part go further down to his abs area. So both of them are comic accurate to me.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

The red chest armour doesn’t look nice for the Toybiz Nightcrawler as its attached to the body such that there is a curvy line at the middle of the back of the body. Also, how is it possible for the armour to have defined back muscles? Lol. The amount of lines that can be seen due to the joints at the back of the body adds to the eyesore.

Hasbro Nightcrawler definitely has a cleaner-looking back.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

The tail is another part that looks weird on the Toybiz Nightcrawler. He has a tube coming out of his a$$! Lol. Hasbro definitely did better for this one with the tail coming right out of the costume.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

The Hasbro tail end also looks better in my opinion, with the ‘arrowhead’ design being sharper. However, the Hasbro tail is not bendable, and is in a fixed shape. It can rotate though, with the rotation point being the part where its attached to the body.

The Toybiz tail is rubbery and bendable.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

The number of joints on the Toybizz Nightcrawler is overkill man. Toe, mid-foot, heel and ankle articulate? That cause plenty of joint pegs to be visible. I prefer Hasbro’s cleaner look of just the ankle rocker joints.

The Toybiz Nightcrawler feet is another eyesore to me.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Top: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Bottom: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Again, I prefer the Hasbro hands, without the useless finger joints of the Toybiz Nightcrawler. Or its probable useful to show a middle finger, but other than that, I find finger joints to be outdated. Alternate hands are definitely the way to go.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Here’s Toybiz Nightcrawler’s head and all 3 of Hasbro Nightcrawler’s head.

The Toybiz head is actually great and is comic accurate. The Hasbro heads are more from his modern and recent appearance. Its great that they did a serious and a smiling face for him, and the black-ish face is probably because how he is drawn at times with black shades around face.

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Left: Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) Right: Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

The Hasbro Nightcrawler also comes with a sword. He’s been known to use it occasionally.

TL;DR

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave):

+ Comic accurate head for classic appearance

+ Bendable tail

+ Highly articulated

– Too many articulation points (at hands, feet and torso); plenty of visible hinge joints that brings down the overall look of the figure

– Has muscle definition over the red back armour

– Has curvy lines at the back where the back armour is attached to the body

– Has a tube that comes out from the a$$ for the tail

Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave):

+ Comic accurate head in his modern appearance

+ Well articulated without having the eye-sore of too many hinge joints

+ Feet and hands look better without the multiple hinge joints

+ Body looks better and cleaner with a single ab crunch (unlike Toybiz which has an ab crunch and mid-torso joint)

+ Tail is in a fixed shape, but able to rotate

+ Comes with 2 other alternate head, and a sword

+ Arrowhead at the end of the tail looks better

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Toybiz Nightcrawler (Galactus BAF Wave) vs Hasbro Nightcrawler (Wendigo BAF Wave)

It really is a matter of preference here, but I definitely prefer Hasbro Nightcrawler over Toybiz Nightcrawler. However, the Toybiz Nightcrawler still isn’t that bad (quite a good figure when compared to other Toybiz figures) and would still be able to pull off joining a Hasbro X-men team.

Above is a Toybiz vs Hasbro comparison shot. Jim Lee Cyclops, Jim Lee Storm, tiger stripe Wolverine and NIghtcralwer. Which team do you prefer?

>>You can get the Hasbro Marvel Legends Nightcrawler here.<<

>>You can get the Toybiz Marvel Legends Nightcrawler here.<<

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