Toy Review: Marvel Legends Crossbones (Hasbro)

If you missed out the first time around, you now have a chance to get Crossbones! In case you aren’t familiar with Crossbones, he was created by writer Mark Gruenwald […]

If you missed out the first time around, you now have a chance to get Crossbones!

In case you aren’t familiar with Crossbones, he was created by writer Mark Gruenwald and artist Kieron Dwyer. He first fully appeared in Captain America #360 (November 1989). As Brock Rumlow, he was mercenary that impressed the Red Skull. The Red Skull had further training for Rumlow, made him his right-hand man, and named him Crossbones. Since his first appearance, he has been a constant thorn in Captain America’s side. His ruthlessness knows no bounds.

This is the forth Crossbones figure Hasbro has given us. The first was back in 2008. That one came with a flack vest, and it was how Crossbones was appearing in comics at the time. The second one was part of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Thunderbolts exclusive. The third was the movie version in the Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years 2 pack with Captain America. So for me, I’m really excited to just get him in a single form in his iconic comic book costume.

Crossbones costume is so simplistic, but it seriously pops on this figure. Just black with some white. Take a look for yourself and judge!  I love the muscular sculpt here as well. Plus all the standard points of articulation.

Crossbones comes with 4 accessories: 2 double-barrelled sawed-off shotguns and 2 hand blasters. I had no issue putting the weapons in his hands, and the blasters fit really nicely in the hip holsters. 

For the Build-A-Figure piece, Winter Soldier comes with the Crimson Dynamo right arm. 

Bottom line, since his first appearance, I’ve been a huge fan of Crossbones and I’ve been waiting so long for this figure, so I’m so happy Hasbro revisited him. A must for your collection!

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.