Here we have the two Union Jack figures by Hasbro. The first one is from the Red Hulk (or Rulk, for short) BAF Wave from way back in 2008 during the early Hasbro era, and the new one is from the MCU Smart Hulk BAF Wave.
Both figure come with the same accessories, which is a gun and a knife.
Here’s a back view of the figure. The costume is almost exactly the same, just on a different body mold.
First off, the height difference is glaring. The new Union Jack makes the old one look scrawny.
Both of them comes with a right trigger hand, and a left gripping hand. The Rulk Union Jack can barely hold the knife as the handle of the knife is quite thin. You can see the knife looking like it can drop at any moment in the pic above, lol.
Here they are with their belts off. You can see the horizontal red part is higher up at the chest level for the new one, and for the older Rulk Union Jack, it’s at the diaphragm level. The newer Union Jack design looks batter. The Rulk Union Jack kinda looks like the red part is drooping down lol.
The new Union Jack has a better proportioned head, and better sculpt around the eye area too. Both has the 2 lines at the top of his head; but it’s more obvious on the newer Union Jack.
I find the Rulk Union Jack’s head to be unproportionately small compared to his body. There are some ‘creases’ at his nose area.
Both the belts are removable. The Rulk Union Jack has the removable button at the buckle of the belt, which is quite unsightly. The new Union Jack has the button at the side instead.
The colour on the newer Union Jack is also better in my opinion, with the darker brown and silver buckle. The Rulk belt has silver buttons on the pouches, which is a nice touch.
Here are the belts removed. The new Union belt has the removable button hidden behind the buckle, unlike the Rulk Union Jack. Both the belts have a holster and a knife sheath. The paintwork of the old Union Jack weapons is better, with silver paintwork and brown handles. The gun is well sculpted, and also has the short strap below the handle. The knife however, is too thin and I feel it looks more like a screwdriver than a knife lol.
The new Union Jack weapons has a whitish silver paintwork with black handles. It looks very plastic-ky, and the sculpt of the new gun is less defined. The knife has better sculpt and size though.
Union Jack (Red Hulk BAF Wave):
+ Better colour on the weapons (silver)
+ Gun is well-sculpted, and has a strap at the bottom of the handle
+ Belt is light brown in colour
– Body mold kinda small compared to recent ML
– Head small and unproportionate to the body
– Removable button at the belt buckle is unsightly
– Knife is too thin and narrow
– Hands unable to hold the knife properly
Union Jack (Smart Hulk BAF Wave):
+ Better body mold compared to the Rulk Union Jack
+ Nicer costume design on the chest
+ Removable button is hidden behind the belt buckle
+ Belt is darker brown in colour
– Paintwork of weapons make them look plastic-ky
– Gun is not as well sculpted as the Rulk Union Jack gun
For me, the new Union Jack is definitely the winner. Weapons aside, it is better in all aspects. I prefer the design on the chest and the darker brown belt of the new Union Jack.
Hasbro is really making full use of this Bucky cap body as much as they can, lol.
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