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Quasar - Marvel Legends 3.75 inch action figure review (2016)

By:  Karl Stern (@wiwcool, @dragonkingkarl, karl@whenitwascool.com)

I have collected Marvel Legends action figures for several years now.  Originally, the line was called Marvel Universe but they changed the name a couple years ago to Marvel Legends.  I really wish Marvel would come up with a more unique branding for their 3.75" line up or at least have kept the original Marvel Universe name as it is hard to search for these figures on eBay with the multiple brandings.

I love having Marvel Comics characters in the 3.75" scale but these figures often run the gambit from really good to terrible.  Their articulation is often wacky and more of them than not can't stand up on their own due to over-weighted capes or awkward sculpting.  They also no longer come with figure stands but I have a few that won't even stand up with a figure stand (Hyperion is one example.  Not matter how big of a stand I use that figure will not stand up).

This is the first 3.75 inch Quasar figure in the line up.  Quasar hasn't been a major player in the Marvel Universe in sometime and the last time I remember the character being used it was a female instead of this version.  Still, I like getting these random deep cut characters.  Let's take a look at Quasar.

Quasar in the rather non-DESCRIPTIVE Marvel Legends packaging 

Quasar in the rather non-DESCRIPTIVE Marvel Legends packaging 

Here is quasar out of the package.  the uniform is really nice and the quantum bands look excellent.  i'm not a fan of that wind swept hair though.

Here is quasar out of the package.  the uniform is really nice and the quantum bands look excellent.  i'm not a fan of that wind swept hair though.

the hair looks even worse from behind.  the cape is molded close into the body so at least he stands up ok on an action figure stand unlike so many of the marvel UNIVERSE / marvel legends figures.

the hair looks even worse from behind.  the cape is molded close into the body so at least he stands up ok on an action figure stand unlike so many of the marvel UNIVERSE / marvel legends figures.

the quantum bands are nice but that hair is really distracting.  the paint scheme is really nice.

the quantum bands are nice but that hair is really distracting.  the paint scheme is really nice.

here is quasar displayed among the various other marvel heroes.

here is quasar displayed among the various other marvel heroes.