Name: Apocalypse Height: Variable Weight: Variable Eyes: Blue Hair: None
POWER RATINGS Intelligence: 5 Strength: 6 Speed: 2 Durability: 7 Energy Projection: 1 Fighting Skills: 4
Born nearly five thousand years ago in Egypt, Apocalypse inspired fear even as an infant. Ugly and malformed, he was abandoned by his own tribe to die in the harsh desert sun. Wandering the Earth, Apocalypse found himself in China, where he stumbled upon an alien ship that had crashed into a mountain long ago. He stayed in the ship for thousands of years, learning the secrets of the alien technology and devising a suit of bio-armor for himself. This bio-armor granted Apocalypse the ability to change form, as well as allowing his body to become extremely malleable. Using the alien technology to artificially prolong his life, Apocalypse created his Four Horsemen to do his bidding - but his efforts were always thwarted by the X-Men and their allies.
Marvel Legends BAF Apocalypse Lower Torso
This may seem odd to review a part of a figure, but it came as it's own thing so that's how I'm reviewing it. First, it fits into the upper torso well and the hoses attach to it from the arms well. The legs fit into the ball joints well also. Here's the real problem though, those ball joint REALLY do not want to move. I broke one of them off just trying to get his legs up. I've had to crack it apart (which is a real pain because I had to remove it from the upper body first) and rebuild the pivot point. I really wish toy companies would give their figures a few good joint moves in the factory to losen up any heat expansion problems and paint build up. This part of Apocalypse would be very cool if it weren't screwing me over and making me...[See More]
As I slowly amassed the parts for this figure, it dawned on me: This is a really freaking cool looking figure. Towering over the other Marvel Legend's figures, Apocalpse is a gigantic menace. There were a few flaws in him from the manufacturing stand point: short packed arms that came with figures without cords, suddenly changing his arm and leg colors in a second wave making it harder to put together a uniform figure, joints that don't want to move. Some of these are easy to gorgive in say a Wolverine figure where you spent $5 and can just pull his right leg apart to fix the glued shut joint, but with Apocalypse, each body part cost $5 or 6 or 7 or 12 and that means a lot when it's an arm or leg you have to fix. His arms and legs are designed so that you CAN NOT accidentally put...[See More]
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