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Tiny_archangel001 Archangel (Horseman of Apocalypse costume)
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Tiny_archangel003 Archangel (Variant: w/ Gold Death Mask)
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I love this figure... it is easily among the most ambitious of the offerings in the Marvel Universe series. Like most people, I had to acquire mine on the secondary market, but as it was from a comic shop that doesn't specialize much in figures, I managed to get it for a very fair price.

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ARCHANGLE:>> figure looks awesome in packaging. I am a collector. I rarely remove figures from packaging. I only collect Hi-grade condition figures..

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Great item. Pretty solid construction but its not like they are supposed to be super intricate. Great addition to any collection.

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Great figure. Have one normal one, a repainted X-Force version, and a loose one with closed wings.

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Released in the spring of 2010 as part wave eight (Series 3, Number 15) in the Marvel Universe line, Archangel had a retail price of about $8.00 (USD). This wave also consisted of: Colossus, Juggernaut, AIM Soldier, Kitty Pryde with Lockheed, Havoc, and a “Classic” variant of Havoc. This was probably one of the hardest figures to find out of the line so far due to the fact that this was a highly anticipated figure, and there was a highly sought after variant. This was compounded by the fact that the wave released coincided with the dreaded “After Christmas Restocking Lull”; a time when many retailers don't do much restocking because they are still trying to get rid of their excess Xmas stock.

The basic articulation of both these figures is pretty much the same, so for most of this review I'm just going to address them as if they are the same figure. In both these figures the feet are attached with the standard single-hinge and peg-and-hole assembly. The hinged portion of the ankle allows for about 45° of movement while the swivel-point provides a full 360° of rotation. The knees are double-hinged and provide about 170° of motion; from fully extended to the kneeling position. The hips are attached with a simple ball-joint that provides roughly 90° of forward movement as well as about 80° of lateral motion.

The hands use the typical peg-and-hole assembly that allows you to rotate the hands a full 360° at the wrists. The elbows are single-hinged and provide about 90° of movement for the lower arms; from fully extended to half-raised. The shoulders use a ball-hinge with a swivel-point at each end. The ball-hinge itself allows for about 90° of motion while each of the swivel-points proved 360° of rotation, allowing you to adjust the angle of the ball-hinge to your liking.

The head is attached with a ball-joint that allows you turn the head from side-to-side a full 360°, as well as tilt the head slightly up...slightly. The mid-torso also allows you to tilt the upper-body forward about 45° as well as turn it a full 360° around.

The wings on both of these figures attach using a set of pegs on the wings, and two peg-holes on the back of the figure. While the wings on the version that's wearing the Death Mask are kind of small and have no articulation to them, the wings on the regular version are able to be folded back, extended out, and even wrapped around the figure. Each of the wings are separate pieces, and consist of a larger wing with two hinge-points, and a smaller wing that sticks out of the back and has one hinge-point.

I'm really digging the wings on the regular version, the articulation incorporated into them really goes above and beyond what Hasbro could have gotten away with if they had wanted to skimp a bit on the figure; they are absolutely massive, and the ability to fold them around or behind the figure goes a long way in my book. The Death's Head variant is also a great nod to the time that Archangel spent as Death while he was a member of The Four Horsemen while under Apocalypse's control. While the actual body assembly on this figure is rather basic, where these figures really shine are with the wings and the Death Mask on the variant.

The only thing I really don't like about this figure is that it was so hard to find. The timing of the release and the fact that it was in such high demand really worked against this figure being readily available to everyone who wanted one.

Overall these are both really nice figures, and if you don't mind paying the mark-up on the secondary market this would make a great addition to anyones X-Men lineup... it really is worth it. If this figure ends up seeing another release in a future Marvel Universe wave, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it at a retail price. On a side note: if I were a bit more confident in my skills with a Dremel or small drill, I'd be awefully tempted to try attaching Nemesis Enforcer's wings (from the 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe line) to the Death Head variant to try and make The Fallen from the Mutant X continuity.

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Really liked how they did this guy especially with his wings. Nice articulation and sculpt. Looks real good with BAF Apocalypse.

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I love this figure. Archangel has always been a favorite of mine and the 4"line really did him justice.

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