Thursday, July 13, 2017

Marvel Legends X-Men Series Sunfire Action Figure

Marvel Legends X-Men Series Sunfire Action Figure
I am the unquenchable fire!
Mavel Legend's Sunfire Action Figure is an excellent tribute to one of the less renown X-Men characters. 

Sunfire has a thing about teams in the sense that he's NOT a team player. He does however hold the distinction of being one of the only X-Men to also have been an Avenger having served - albeit briefly - in the Avengers Unity Squad alongside Havok, Rogue and Wolverine.

We remember years back when we were heavily into the Marvel RPG that we thought we figured out back then why Marvel kept Sunfire from joining the X-Men - he had the same Plasma Generation powers as Havok, and the same brash arrogance as Wolverine (Which is also probably why they killed off Thunderbird). Of course, today that oversimplification is a falsehood.

Still quite a waste. We think he would have made a great X-Man.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP



We have to say though that we still greatly prefer Sunfire's Age of Apocalypse look, and we were glad when he adopted this guise for a while - when he was a Horseman of Apocalypse. Still his classic look is... well... classic, and is one of the most timeless X-Men costumes as it is still in use today.

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Sunfire's blister pack reads "A master of solar energy, Sunfire converts solar radiation into powerful plasma outputs. Perfect for scorching his enemies."

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Marvel Legends X-Men Series Sunfire Action Figure
A good sword is the one left in its scabbard
WHAT'S TO LIKE ABOUT THE MARVEL LEGENDS X-MEN SERIES SUNFIRE ACTION FIGURE?

FIRST: We're really fond about Sunfire's facial sculpt. Other than the fact that it's obviously original and made for him, it's really well detailed. MArvel didn't scrimp on his jowls and horns; the dark gold blends really well with the blood red, and; the grim set jaw completes the personality of a man arrogant enough to wear a Dragon mask. 

SECOND: We're also fond about how his "plasma-fire" cups his hands instead of just covering them, so they look more like a power manifestation than a cover-up.

THIRD: Sunfire was built out of a Spider-man body. Ergo: Damn! He can move! And we're loving it!

Here's a look at Sunfire's ugly mug:

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And here's Sunfire cutting loose:

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Marvel Legends X-Men Series Sunfire Action Figure
I hold power and glory in my sway!
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So, yes, Sunfire can definitely kneel. Shiro Yoshida looks best though in the air - where dragons should be: 

Marvel Legends X-Men Series Sunfire Action Figure
I shall smite the eternal enemy...humble him...with all the vast powers at my command!
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Marvel Legends X-Men Series Sunfire Action Figure
If the sky could dream, it would dream of Dragons
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE MARVEL LEGENDS X-MEN SERIES SUNFIRE ACTION FIGURE?

FIRST: Nothing actually. This is one of the best Marvel Legends action figures to be made in our opinion.

The only things we have to nitpick would be the empty shield at his belt. This is a nitpick because we don't think we've ever seen Sunfire bear the X of the X-Men even when he was a member. Would be nice if he did though. The other nitpick is that Sunfire today uses a lot more gold in his costume. Again a nitpick and a personal preference.

This awesome figure is available on Amazon for US$ 15.51 (Roughly PhP 800 plus shipping).

Perfect for X-Men collectors.

I am the Dragon!
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