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Let’s take a look at ZD Toys MCU Rescue. She comes in a rectangular box. I wish they can be more consistent with the size of the box. Sometimes there have the same box like Iron Man Mk 85 and War Machine, but the Armoured Thanos, Quantum Suit Smart Hulk and Rescue figure comes in different sized box. This Rescue figure would have fit the Iron Man Mk 85 type of box.
Anyways, here’s Rescue in her box. You can see through the window that there’s a lot of empty space inside, so that’s why I’m wondering why they didn’t make her in a smaller box like the Iron Man Mk 85.
Here she is on the clamshell. Everything is laid out neatly, with the base at the base (lol) of the clamshell. The authentic Marvel logo silver sticker is there just like other ZD Toys Marvel figures.
She comes with a pair of fist, a pair of open hands and figure stand.
The blue blast effect, extra hand and half mask Pepper Potts head was an add-on set from the seller that I got them from. Not all seller offer this add on set.
They put those three parts in a small plastic bag and dropped it in the box.
Here’s a comparison with Marvel Legends Rescue. The appearance is almost exactly the same; with the placement of the purple, gold and silver paintwork.
The ZD Toys Rescue is similar in scale as Marvel Select, so she’s definitely taller, and too tall when lined up beside the other male ML figures.
I daresay the chrome paintwork on the ZD Toys Rescue is so much better than the ML Rescue paintwork. But like the Iron Man Mk 85, ZD Toys Rescue also feels light and hollow.
Articulation is also very poor. The mid-torso joint offers almost no articulation. There’s no bicep swivel, no ankle pivot joint and neck can’t really look up or down.
And another big difference is at the upper thigh of each figure. ZD Toys Rescue has nothing there and the thigh connects to the peg at the groin. ML Rescue has a thigh swivel joint, and some sculpted parts around the swivel joint, which makes the thigh area look better to me.
The back of the figures are slightly different. Both of them look good. The ZD Toys has flaps that can be folded and flipped out. You can see that the back looks decent and natural when the flaps are closed. You can see the hinge joints at each of the four flaps, but it does not look awkward or anything.
ML Rescue, however, has a separate jet pack for when the flaps or folded and when its out. Above is the jet pack with the flaps closed.
Having the gold line at the waist area and the silver part at the back of the calf makes the back of the ZD Toys look better. The bottom half of the back of the ML Rescue looks a bit bare.
Here’s a side view of the figures. They have similar paintwork design on the side. Both their jet packs are about the same size.
Here are the figures with the flaps opened. The flaps on the ZD Toys Rescue does not flip up high enough in my opinion.
The maximum it can go is kind of parallel to the ground. From the front, you can’t see the flaps as it doesn’t go higher than the shoulders. It doesn’t look that great with the flaps open, as seen above.
The fixed jet pack of the ML Rescue has the flaps in a high position. You can see the flaps from the front as it arches quite high.
Here’s the half mask head on the ZD Toys body. The head is proportionate and fits nicely.
However, up close, the head is not that great. The face was painted quite decently, but the way the skin paint bleeds into the helmet is really terrible.
And finally, here is the blast effect. It fits the hand from the add-on set, but just barely. It stays in place though at the very least.
From Left: ZD Toys Iron Mk 85, ML Iron Man Mk 85, ML Rescue, ZD Toys Rescue
Here are the ZD Toys lined up with their ML counterpart. You can really see the size difference. I actually prefer the shiny paintwork on the ZD Toys than the paintwork on ML.
Articulation is the downfall of the ZD Toys. Unless you just wanna display them in vanilla pose, ZD Toy would then meet your requirements.
Otherwise, you can see how much better the ML figures look in a dynamic pose.
And also, here is the unmasked head on the ML body. The purple paintwork doesn’t match, but it still looks fine.
The head kinda sits on the neck too high. I think I have to dremmel the head deeper so its not too high up the neck.
+ Shiny chrome paintwork is great
+ Comes with 2 pairs of hands (fists and open palm) and figure stand
+ Add on accessories (Unmasked head and blast effect+hand)
+ Flaps at the back is not a separate piece, it can be folded in and lifted out
+/- Marvel Select scale, so she’s bigger than Marvel Legends
– Poor articulation
– The top of the thighs
– For the half-helmet Pepper Potts, the skin paint bleeds into the helmet
The ZD Toys Rescue figure is actually a decent figure. She has the same problem as all the previous ZD Toys figures, which is poor articulation. The scale is too big for Marvel Legends. If you’re posing her in vanilla pose, she’ll be obviously too tall than other ML. For toy photography, you’d probably need to play with perspective to make her look in scale with ML.
Anyways, for me, I’d rather stick to ML. I’ve actually sold away the figure but kept the Pepper Potts head.
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