Today we’re going to take a look at Ghost Rider form Hasbro’s The Return of Marvel Legends Wave One Terrax Series. This figure also has a color-change variant with orange flames and orange highlights instead of the blue on the regular version. I admit, I’m not familiar with this costume. I believe it is the modern look of Danny Ketch, so correct me if I’m wrong. I actually like the blue version a bit more than the orange version. The base body used for ghost Rider is the Ronin sculpt. I have a feeling the lower legs are a new sculpt though, because Ghost Rider stands a bit taller than Ronin when you compare the two. Hasbro used a separate softer plastic piece for the jacket and belt. The sculpt of the skull is very nicely done. He definitely looks vengeful and not someone you’d want to mess with. For the flames on the skull and jacket ports they used a translucent plastic which gives a nice effect when the light shines through them. The flames on the head look a little more like hair than fire to me. There is some blue, or orange on the variant, air-brushing around the collar, neckline and front of the jacket. There is also a black paint wash on the gauntlets, chains and leg armor.
The standard Marvel Legends articulation is all there, but it is unfortunately hindered in most of the places where it counts. The shoulder joints and the Ab-crunch are blocked by the jacket, the wrists are blocked by the gauntlets and the ankles are blocked by the calf armor. So you aren’t going to get a lot of movement in those areas for posing. He has a ball-joint head/neck, ball-joint shoulders, double-pinned elbows, hinged wrists, Ab-crunch, cut waist, ball-joint hips, double-pinned knees, and ankle hinge. The feet are somewhat rounded in the back and front, which makes it difficult for him to stand unless you spread his legs apart in a wider stance.
Ghost Rider comes with no accessories. That’s right, Hasbro did not include his iconic chain. I can understand not getting a motorcycle with him, but to not include his chain was a bad move. He is packaged with both the right and left arms for the Terrax Build-a-Figure. I neglected to mention in the Constrictor review yesterday, that each of these figures also comes with a folded paper insert which tells the story of Terrax in six parts on one side and shows a diagram for how to assemble him on the other side.
I Googled some pictures of the comic book artwork of Ghost Rider in this new look before I sat down to write this and I think they got pretty close from what I saw. My wife said that “he looks like a pretty bad dude” so, thumbs up to Hasbro for getting her approval. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at Hope Summers.
Don’t forget the awesome crew at Enchanted Toy Chest is still taking pre-orders for The Return of Marvel Legends Wave Two. I’d like to thank them again for supplying the first wave for me to review.