Falcon (Captain America : Winter Soldier)
The one thing I have learnt very quickly about the Diamond Select figures based on the Marvel films is never hesitate on a purchase. After deciding earlier this year to add an Avengers set of figures to my movie figures I have had no end of trouble tracking down some of the figures at a decent price, and am still missing on any bad guys due to the price on Loki and Red Skull.
So when Falcon landed at Film n Figures in Chorley I went and picked him up straight away, despite not actually seeing CATWS at the point I bought him. My only knowledge of Falcon is what I had seen on the Disney XD Avengers cartoon the clone and I watch at weekends
Falcon comes in the usual impressive packaging with a bio of the character on the back. Once opened you have the choice of displaying him with or without the wings which slot into his back pack. With wings was the only way to go for me, and with these slotted into place you really appreciate the figure.
Some will argue the wings would have been nice to be folded away, but I can understand the cost of that tooling and the risk of damage so the slot in and out solution is acceptable.
The sculpt is great, as I am getting used to with Diamond's Marvel Select figures. And there is a decent range of articulation. The head rotates with a bit of up and down movement. Arms are on a ball jointed shoulder, with elbow joints and swivel in the wrists. The Legs are also ball jointed at the hips and with a knee and ankle joint.
Unlike some of the other Select figures the backdrop for Falcon is pretty impressive also, with a Shield logo stamped into the floor. However, and this is my major gripe, I would have preferred Falcon to come with a flight stand of some kind and packed also with the two hand guns he uses in the movie. There is enough articulation to get him into some relatively good flight poses and the one where he is flying backwards shooting would have been lovely to replicate on a display
Overall Falcon makes a great addition to the Avengers shelf and misses out on a perfect 5/5 due to lack of a flight base.