The final figure in The Return of Marvel Legends Wave One is the Build-a-Figure Terrax. Finally Hasbro has given attention to one of the other Herald’s of Galactus besides the Silver Surfer. I hope this is a sign that we will eventually get some of the other Herald’s as well. The Marvel Universe Wiki on Marvel.com has Terrax listed at 6’ 6” and the build-a-figure measures in at just about eight inches, so he’s slightly out of scale. That’s OK with me though because he’s a pretty awesome looking figure. This is an all new sculpt and I’m sure we’ll be seeing this base body used again in the future. There are a good number of characters that they could use this body for too.
The head sculpt is just terrific. He certainly looks like he is in a very disagreeable mood. All of the head sculpts in this wave have just been fantastic, in regard to each characters features and expressions. I have to give a thumbs up to Hasbro for the quality of the head sculpts in the entire wave. I think that they should’ve went with a duller flat red for Terrax’s gloves to match the chest armor and boots. The gloves are so glossy that it throws the eye off. The chest piece attaches to the belt and loin cloth with a peg hole which limits how far back you can move the ab-crunch. There is a light black wash on all the grey on his head, arms and legs, which brings out the details on those parts nicely. The addition of the gold paint on the belt and boots really highlight the grey, blue and red colors. The right hand is sculpted to hold his axe and the left hand is sculpted into a fist.
Terrax has a ball-joint head but he can’t look up because of the chin armor. He has ball-joint shoulders, single pinned elbows, and swivel hinged wrists. He also has a ab-crunch, cut waist, ball-joint hips, double pinned knees, a calf cut, swivel hinged rocker ankles. That’s right, Terrax has the long missing, but often wished for rocker ankles. Yeah, Hasbro is bringing back the rocker ankles! I’m glad to see that. It makes standing and posing your figures so much easier with rocker ankles, so let’s keep this trend intact.
They even included his axe as an accessory and an impressive axe it is. It is about seven inches in length and comes in two parts in the package with Hope Summers. I really love this figure. I think it is one of the best smaller sized BaF’s that Hasbro has done so far. I can’t image why anyone wouldn’t want this figure in their Marvel action figure collection. In all, I think Hasbro did a pretty good job with this first wave of the Return of Marvel Legends. I am definitely looking forward to getting my set of the second wave from Enchanted Toy Chest, hopefully before the end of this month. I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts on this first wave. I think my pictures are looking much better than before, with this new camera. I still need to work on adjusting the lighting and I hope to get better with this new camera as I practice more. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on each of these figures in the comments section. I’ll be doing this again, as soon as I get my Wave Two figures, so stay tuned!
Thanks for you reviews of the 1st wave of the new Marvel Legends for 2012. I've been a ML collector since day 1. Your articles got me primed to go search out the newest figures myself. I've now got them all except for the "blue-flame" Ghost Rider. It seems collectors (me included) are really digging that version more than the "red-flame" variant. Keep up the great work!