Toy Review: Marvel Legends Series Gamerverse Marvel’s Mach-I (Hasbro)

The high flying Thunderbolt gets his own Marvel Legends figure! MACH-I (Mobile Armored Cyber-Harness) is a member of the super group,  the Thunderbolts, but like all the members of the […]

The high flying Thunderbolt gets his own Marvel Legends figure!

MACH-I (Mobile Armored Cyber-Harness) is a member of the super group,  the Thunderbolts, but like all the members of the team, he harbors a big secret. MACH-I is actually the criminal the Beetle. As an aircraft mechanic, Abe Jenkins, he was tired of his low paying job. So he developed a suit of armor and called himself the Beetle. After multiple defeats by Spider-Mand and Iron Man, he was approached by Baron Zemo to pull off the ultimate con. This was at a time when the Avengers and Fantastic Four were not on Earth, so people were looking for heroes. Zemo’s plan would have various criminal posing as heroes to gain trust and then get into a position of power. What Zemo didn’t see is while MACH-I was playing hero, he actually began to like being a hero and eventually betrayed Zemo. 

MACH-I turned himself in to the authorities and did his time in prison. When he was released, Jenkins continued to be a hero and turn the Thunderbolts into a force of good and a group of criminals who wanted a second chance.

I’m a huge fan of the Thunderbolts, and so far Hasbro has previously given 2 members of the classic team: Songbird and Citizen V, so to get another member, this had to be mine!

The sculpt is very close to comic accurate here. The headsculpt really looks like artist Mark Bagley’s art. The same with the flying harness. The only part that makes it seem that it’s not totally comic accurate is the hands. In the comics, the 2 middle figures were just one unit in the suit. The figure has all five fingers. But this is just very minor.

As impressive as the sculpt, what’s really impressive is the fact the Marvel Legends team was able to make this figure and still have all the points of articulation you expect from them. Bravo to them on that!

The paint apps are really nice here too. Nice combination of dark and light blues on the white harness really pops. 

MACH-I comes with Abomination’s head

This figure is 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.