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Young Avengers
Marvel Legends (Toy Biz) - Box Sets
Hmmm...he dresses like the U.S. flag and carries a shield...who ever could this young Avenger be emulating? Who could possibly be this Avenger's hero and idol? The Hulk!? Wasp!? Superman of course! Ooops, wrong universe.

Young Patriot rises up like the star-spangled banner at a full 6.2 inches tall. Y'know, for heroes who are supposed to be kids, these guys are as tall, and even taller than their full-grown counterparts. Looks like someone's been eating their Wheaties. This is another very neat figure. Almost the entire paintjob is flawless, even the two little white stars on him are nicely painted. The problem is the little gold buttons on his jacket, some of the paint is off-center, but aside from that, everything looks good. The boots, gloves, and torso all have a soft matte finish. The shoulders on him are nice and squared to emphasize the military jacket. The suit has wrinkles in all the right places and makes a huge difference in making the suit look real. The belt is awesome! It's simple but extremely detailed, it makes you want to use it on a custom right away. Patriot has a shield with a patriotic flag design on it that clips onto his wrist. It's pretty cool, the blue part is metallic.

Perfect articulation on this kid! The neck, shoulders, and hips are swivel-hinged. The arms, legs, waist, gloves, and boots are swiveled. Knees and elbows are double-hinged, wrists are hinged, and so are the fingers. There is also a mid-section hinge that is beautifully firm. The ankles are hinged and rocking and the boot-tips are hinged. The ankles on my figure are a little loose so he falls over sometimes. Maybe yours won't have this problem.

You can only get Patriot from the Young Avengers box set. He comes with a circular stand with his big blue mask on it. You might need it if his feet are loose. And I'll use this paragraph to complain, HIS FEET ARE TOO LONG! They are borderline clown shoes. I think they made his feet longer to help stabilize him when he holds the shield, but why would they do that when he already comes with a stand? You probably won't even notice his feet though

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User Comments
VariablePenguin - Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I just took a Dremel to his feet and they look like normal human feet now.
VariablePenguin - Sunday, October 1, 2006
I too noticed his clown shoes.

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