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Review : Black Panther (Vibranium Armour), Avengers Infinity War


Black Panther, Vibranium Armour, was part of the 2019 Black Panther wave of MCU Marvel Legends figures - often referred to as the M'Baku wave, named after the build-a-figure for the 6 figure wave.

 

Packaging 4/5


While part of the Black Panther 2nd wave of figures, the Vibranium Armour Black Panther is actually badged as an Avengers Infinity War figure, recognising the bigger part the Vibranium Amour plays in that movie. The rest of the box art remains the same as the other Black Panther releases.


"With the safety of Earth threatened by the powerful titan, Thanos, Black Panther joins forces with the Avengers to protect the world from certain destruction"


The figure is titled Black Panther, with no subtitle or additional wording to explain the Vibranium Armour. That could cause confusion with the other Black Panther figure in the line which looks very similar and comes with the same unmasked head.



 

Paint & Sculpt 3/5


This is the same figure released in the first wave of Black Panther figures, but it now has the vibrant purple lines added to represent the Vibranium powered suit as it stores the kinetic energy it absorbs. The purple paint look sa little dull initially, but it comes alive under lights as it has a metallic element to it that really shines.


While the purple paint does work, the silver retains the same issues as other Black Panther figures where it is a little messy in places and either doesn't quite cover the sculpted detail on the neck piece or round the wrists - or it spills onto the black. While the head escapes fairly unscathed with paint errors, the clawed toes on my review figure are not great with a line of silver straight across them on one foot, while the other is painted on individual claws.