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Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a sharp-shooting superhero from the Marvel Comics universe. He is best known for being a long-term member of the Avengers roster. Whilst Hawkeye does not have any super-human abilities, his archery skills are second to none. Hawkeye first appeared as a villain alongside the Black Widow in Tales of Suspense #47 (1964), created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.
This minifigure is based on Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye from the 2012 Avengers film.
Hawkeye is fitted out with a black and grey armour suit with red and silver trimmings. He has light-flesh coloured arms, one black gloved hand, black hips, legs, and a light brown hair piece. The head is printed on both sides, one side showing an angry, open mouthed expression whilst the alt has a closed mouth expression with silver and red goggles.
The front torso design features various protective armour plates over dark-red zippered under shirt. A dark-grey strap with silver buckle extends across the front and back of the figure. The back is printed with more armour plates and a quiver with three arrows. The legs are printed with leg straps for holding accessories.
Overall this is a well designed figure with lots of detail and careful use of highlight colour. The red print on the chest has a sparkly, silver-flecked texture which is awesome. The quiver print is particularly detailed, if not a little out of proportion. The asymmetrically placed straps on the legs are a nice touch.
From the neck down this is a nice figure. Disappointingly, he doesn’t resemble the comic book character to any great extent, and he is only a so-so match for the film version. The hair piece is a little sad and doesn’t really reflect Hawkeye’s charm. The facial expressions are all wrong, and the goggles wouldn’t look out of place on a certain purple-haired Dame.
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