Another Friday, another Flashback Friday Figure Addendum! This one’s another look back at Toy Biz’s epic line of 5-inch Marvel figures, with Savage Land Angel!
The 90s X-Men line! Now there was a line. I haven’t really looked at this line yet on the site, aside from the Original Members Boxed Set, which wasn’t actually part of the line. But in the 90s, the X-Men were the big thing. They had a TV show, their comics sold millions, and they had one of the most comprehensive toy lines to date. There was a Cho’d action figure for God’s sake! Towards the end of the line, they began to run out of new characters to release, so they started doing these theme waves with rereleases of the main characters. One of those theme waves was a set of figures based on the X-Men’s many trips to the Savage Land. It featured figures of the X-Men in tattered “Savage Land” uniforms. Today, I’ll be looking at the Angel figure from that line.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
So, as I said above, Angel here hails from the Savage Land series of Toy Biz’s 5-inch X-Men line. He stands roughly 5 inches tall and has 11 points of articulation. If you read the review of the Fallen, you’ve seen a lot of this figure before. He shares all but his head, arms and feet with that figure. The head was actually one that saw frequent reuse over at Toy Biz, and I know this wasn’t the first figure to use it, but I honestly don’t know what was. Anyway, it works fine here, though it might be a bit scowly for a pre-Archangel Warren Worthington. The figure’s look is mostly done through paint, which depicts a tattered version of Angel’s blue and white costume from the silver age*. It’s cool to see this costume here, but a bit disappointing that the costume never got a proper release. Angel at one point featured a pair of (very small) wings, a gray vest with an X-logo, and some weird claw thing that attached to his wrist, but I lost most of those pieces many years ago.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I got this figure on one of my many trips the KB Toys outlet in Rehoboth Beach. I was very excited to get it because Angel figures were a bit of a rarity in the 90s. I know I really liked this guy, and for reasons I can’t fathom at this point, I know he spent a lot of time in my Ghostbusters Ecto-1.
Well, that’s not an awful review. Still a bit shorter than the average review nowadays, but not horribly so. I actually listed off all of the relevant information for the figure, and even referenced re-used parts and everything (though, rather amusingly, the Fallen pieces I referenced weren’t even discussed in my The Fallen review).
When I last reviewed this figure, he was missing both of his wings and the little wrist claw, both of which were returned to him during The Find. The wings are rather on the small side, but detailed nicely enough. I’m not really even sure what the claw supposed to be, but there it is. Still missing is the grey cloth vest. Also, I didn’t mention this previously, but each figure in the Savage Land series included a creature figure of some sort. Angel included a small Sauron figure, which I still haven’t found. Maybe he’ll turn up one of these days and I can write a *second* addendum.