I've bought quite a few action figures in my day, but this is only the second Marvel Legends set that I've purchased. The first set was the "Urban Legends" set that featured Daredevil, Punisher, Spidey, and Elektra. That set was okay, but this X-Men Legends pack is heads and tails above it. First of all, it combines many of my favorite mutants in one set at a low price. I've got Nightcrawler from "X-2" and now I need to get my hands on a good Cyclops figure. Anyway, this set is really nice.
Now, here's a breakdown of the good and bad of each figure:
Beast-The best figure in the set. The lab coat and glasses are a nice touch, but what I really like is how easy it is to pose the big guy. You even have the option of opening or closing his mouth. Nothing too wrong with this figure.
Gambit-Almost as good as Beast. His trenchcoat is really nice, and his bo and charged playing cards are a plus. The only bad thing about this figure is that Gambit doesn't hold his cards very well.
Magneto and Wolverine-I lumped these two together because both of them are pretty nice figures. I especially love Magneto's cape. Wolverine's claws were a little bent when I took him out of the box, but with a little work they should be okay. Both of these figures are very poseable, and Wolverine strikes a nice pose on his display stand. I prefer displaying Magneto holding his helmet instead of him wearing it, because the helmet doesn't fit him quite right on the figure I received. It keeps popping up and sits at an odd angle on his head.
Rogue-Unfortunately, the worst figure in the bunch. As with Elektra in the "Urban Legends" pack, she just has too many points of articulation. I'd rather a well-crafted figure with less moving parts than a flimsy one with too many. Overall, the figure isn't too terrible, but her wrists and forearms are weak and she isn't that easy to pose. She's still worth buying the set, however.
The poster book is a nice touch, and the display stands actually fit the characters, unlike the ones in the "Urban Legends" pack. This set is a really good buy at a budget price. It's great for beginners and folks who want to collect as many of their heroes as possible for as little cash as possible.
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The X-Men Legends Gift Pack has five action figures: The Beast Wolverine Gambit Magneto Rogue The Rogue figure is only available in this gift pack. What's different from the single-packed figures? The Wolverine and Magneto figures have new head sculpts, Gambit has a new coat, and the Beast has a new coat and new glasses. WARNING: contains small parts not for children under 3 years.