As much faith as I have in most of Hasbro’s Marvel toy lines, if there’s one Hasbro Marvel action figure line I wouldn’t buy based solely off the official photos, it’s the Titan Hero Series. So even though the Civil War Titan Hero Falcon and War Machine figures went up for order online a few days ago, there was no way I was picking them up without seeing them in person. But to my delight, I saw both 12″ figures locally today–and they may be the best Titan Heroes ever!
I make my Titan Hero 12″ figure purchases as sparingly as possible, but as I’m a total mark for Rhodey and Sam Wilson, Hasbro instantly had my attention with this duo.
Well, the removable cannon/baton is present as advertised (and electronic in this instance), and Rhodey’s armor is also darker and has some subtle differences from its predecessor.
I’m not overjoyed by the “grumpy scowl” on the Civil War War Machine’s helmet, but there’s not a shred of doubt that this figure is worlds better than the prior Titan Hero War Machine figures released. Sadly, there does not appear to be a “War Machine Rocks” soundbite as part of the electronic speed sound effects. Alas.
Meanwhile, the first-ever movie Falcon Titan Hero toy actually bears a surprisingly well-executed Anthony Mackie head sculpt. Most unnamed Titan Heroes head sculpts look like train wrecks, but the Sam Wilson head here is vastly better than what Hasbro usually gives us in this line!
On the downside, since Falcon’s costume is much lighter than War Machine’s, the button you press to activate the electronics (and the speakers) are a lot more visible than on War Machine. Falcon’s soundbites includes such legendary quotes as “Falcon coming in fast!” and “It’s time to fly!”
Even so, I think this may be my favorite Marvel Titan Hero figure Hasbro has ever produced. Those who want a good 12″ Falcon for less than 1/10th the cost of a Hot Toys Falcon will definitely want to check this version out.
The Titan Hero Captain America Civil War War Machine and Falcon are now available for order both online and in stores. They’re retailing for $19.99 each, which I think is a very solid price for 12″ figures that are vastly better than your typical Titans.
I’m looking forward to owning the Hot Toys versions of both of these characters in the next six months to a year from now, but these are going to tide me over in the meantime. Really nice Titan Heroes–who ever thought we’d see the day?!
Anyone else out there intrigued by the latest additions to the Marvel Titan Hero figures line? Are you planning to pick up Falcon, War Machine, or any other character in this line?