Toy Review: Marvel Legends: Forge (Hasbro)

The X-Men’s technical wiz gets a new Marvel Legend Forge first apeared in Uncanny X-Men #184 as an arms maker for the government. Forge’s mutant powers are the ability to […]

The X-Men’s technical wiz gets a new Marvel Legend

Forge first apeared in Uncanny X-Men #184 as an arms maker for the government. Forge’s mutant powers are the ability to build just about anything. Think of Tony Stark, but smarter. Forge went on to be a member of the X-Men, usually as support, not in combat.

This is the second Forge figure that Hasbro has given us. The first one was in a 2 pack with Wolverine. Honestly, I wasn’t thrilled that one, but Hasbro has made huge improvements to the sculpt. 

The sculpt is based on Jim Lee’s artwork and it really does look like Lee’s art. Bravo on that one. He’s dressed in an updated version of the traditional X-Men uniform and it looks great on him. No paint slop at all here. Really impressive job.

This is definitely from the ’90s as Forge is wearing a bandana. This is probably considered his ionic look. You can also see the parts of his cybernetic leg.  Love those details.

There is a slight design problem with this figure. The fringe that is on Forge’s boots isn’t molded on. It’s a separate piece that goes around the boots. Mine wasn’t glued on, so it keeps slipping down. I hope this was an accident that happened at the factory and not how they all are.

He comes with two guns. One large one, which he probably made during breakfast (look up the reference fanboys!) and a pistol. The pistol fits nicely into the holster on the side of his leg.

Finally, he comes with Caliban’s left arm for the Build-A-Figure piece.

Forge is a must, especially of those of you who are trying to complete their ’90s X-Men collection!

Many thanks to Hasbro for sending us Forge!

You can find Forge at retail stores or you can buy directly from Hasbro Pulse.

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.