Marvel Legends – Vision (Hasbro Vintage Wave) vs Vision (Toybiz Series VII)

The Figures

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

Above are the Vision figures from Hasbro and Toybiz. The Toybiz Vision has a phasing variant whereby the figure itself is kinda translucent. Hasbro has an earlier version of this classic costume Vision from the Ares wave, but I don’t have that figure.

This Hasbro Vision comes with an Ultron head. The Toybiz Vision comes with a transparent figure stand. Most Toybiz figures from that era comes with that stand.

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

I don’t really have a preference for the cape as both doesn’t really stand out. Hasbro Vision’s cape is long but narrow, Toybiz Vision’s cape is spread out wide nicely but is short. The high collar on the Hasbro Vision’s cape is nicer though.

Differences

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

Toybiz Vision’s face looks more like an android (as vision IS an android). The green outline on Toybiz Vision’s face is also sculpted which makes it look great.

At the very least Hasbro Vision’s gem on the forehead is sculpted.

The chrome green on Hasbro Vision is definitely better than the matt green on Toybiz Vision.

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

Hasbro Vision’s fists are definitely better than the movable fingers of the Toybiz Vision. Those type of finger joints are a trademark of Toybiz Marvel Legends at that time, but its actually a useless articulation (who needs 4 fingers to flap around back and forth?) and wouldn’t have made much difference from an open palm hands with no articulation.

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

The chrome green looks better than matt green in my opinion. Hasbro Vision’s body mold is more buff and taller than Toybiz Vision. The Toybiz Vision doesn’t scale so well with the recent Hasbro Marvel Legend figures.

The ball-like deltoids of the Toybiz Vision are also not a nice sight. Hasbro’s shoulder butterfly joint is an improvement in articulation and looks better too.

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

Toybiz Vision has 2 holes at the back; the top is for the cape, the bottom is for the stand.

TL;DR

Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2):

+ Chrome green paintwork

+ Taller and bulkier body mold

+ Fists

+ Improved shoulder butterfly joints

+ Sculpted gem on forehead

+ High collar on cape

Toybiz Vision (Series VII):

+ Sculpted green outline and gem on head

+ Face looks more like an android

– Smaller body mold

– Ball-like deltoids

– Flapping fingers (useless finger articulation)

– Matt green paintwork

                                                                             – Shorter cape

My Verdict

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

Hasbro Vision wins, hands down, for me. It scales well with current Marvel Legends and the paintwork is waaaaay better. Time to chuck the Toybiz Vision aside!

You can get the Hasbro Vision here.

Left: Hasbro Vision (Vintage Wave 2) Right: Toybiz Vision (Series VII)

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