Over the weekend I posted my review of one of the three “make-good” figures included in the final wave of Hasbro Marvel Infinite Series 3 3/4″ figures: Emma Frost. I was mostly satisfied with that figure of the White Queen, but even so, one of the other Marvel Universe leftovers has stolen Emma’s thunder, in my opinion! I almost didn’t order the Marvel Infinite Series Juggernaut Colossus figure, as I wasn’t sure I needed a toy of this character. I was so, so wrong… this just may be my favorite 4″ Marvel figure of 2015!
It definitely wasn’t the most amazing story in the world, but I love that Hasbro produces figures of cool-looking modern characters such as Juggernaut Colossus. Thumbs up!
This figure is almost a 100% repaint of the original Marvel Universe Juggernaut figure that Hasbro released back in 2010 as part of the awesome Marvel Universe Wave 8 (which also included Kitty Pryde and Archangel). Thankfully, that figure was one of the best ever in the line, and the mold has stood the test of time.
Although both figures are iterations of Juggernaut, every single part of this 4″ Colossus Juggernaut Marvel Infinite Series figure has been totally repainted. The costume is maroon and yellow instead of brown and red and the bare arms and head are silver instead of flesh covered.
Best of all, the Juggernaut helmet and gauntlets have been repainted in a shiny metallic red, which looks absolutely killer. This Unstoppable Colossus figure might be deadly, but he’s also so, so pretty.
All of the paint applications on my Juggolossus are superb, with even the yellow paint looking great and having no plastic color underneath peeking through (a la the awful paint deco on the Marvel Legends All-New X-Men set).
The one new addition that keeps this from being a complete repaint is an X-Men belt that the Cain Marko Juggernaut (obviously) doesn’t have as part of his costume. It passes my pet-peeves test by fitting snugly and not flopping around at all.
And while oftentimes toy manufacturers skimp out on the articulation that expensive-to-produce bulky, musclebound figures get, that is absolutely not the case with this Hasbro Juggernaut Colossus figure.
It’s definitely not the most-articulated Marvel action figure that Hasbro has ever released (by a wide margin), but the articulation is more than adequate to get the Unstoppable Colossus into a good variety of flexing, charging and smashing poses. I’ve had more straight-up fun posing this figure than any of the other Marvel toys that I bought this year!
Marvel’s Colossus features X points of articulation: a ball-jointed head, upper torso ab crunch, ball-hinge shoulders, swivel biceps and forearms, hinge elbows, ball-jointed hips, swivel thighs and calves, double-jointed knees and hinged ankles. Ordinarily I’d be frustrated about the lack of ankle rockers, but in this case Jugg’s feet are big enough that balance really isn’t an issue at all.
While I’m overall satisfied with this action figure’s level of articulation, I would have liked it if they had found a way to rejigger the head articulation for this Colossus Juggernaut figure. As it is, Colossonaut has a ball-jointed head, but the up-and-down range-of-motion is so limited that it might as well just be a swivel joint. Colossus can look straight forward, but up…? Forget about it.
In addition, if there’s one part of this figure that I would have liked to have seen some retooling on, it’s the arms. The painted-on black lines on Colossus’s “steel” arms doesn’t really convince me, and some actual texture on the arms would have made this figure’s sculpt just about perfect.
Overall: Trivial nitpick about the head articulation and lack of textured arms aside, I basically love this Juggolossus figure. I didn’t particularly care when I thought this character was cancelled, but now he’s my favorite Marvel Infinite Series action figure of the year. Bulky, terrific paint deco, fantastic articulation for a figure of his size, fun to pose–this figure exceeds my expectations and is a winner all-around.