Review: Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action Figure

Written by Dan Hickman • Toy Editor

Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action Figure

Continuing our “blast from the past” review, we’re taking a look at the Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper.

Released back in 2020, this figure dropped on the public and inspired army builders everywhere.

As mentioned in the Omega Red review, this was one of the figures that Mrs. Toybox surprised me with, as an early anniversary gift.

Mrs. Toybox rocks big time.

Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action Figure

As part of the worldwide terrorist organization, Hydra troopers are among the most feared soldiers on the planet.

Take one down and another rises to take his place.

Hydra has given the Avengers, Spider-Man, SHIELD, and Captain America numerous battles over the years.

Likely the most famous Hydra Agent of all is the world renowned “Bob Dobalina.”

Bob was a sidekick of Deadpool, who joined Hydra only after his wife persuaded him into doing so because he “couldn’t hold a job.”

Bob found the idea of job security and full dental coverage very appealing and quickly signed on, only to learn that unlike A.I.M, Hydra doesn’t offer dental plans.

Bob joined Deadpool on a number of misadventures that usually ended up with Bob’s cowardice on display, being injured, or generally screwing things up for Deadpool.

Naturally, this figure has become “Bob” in my collection.

Review: Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action Figure

Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action FigureMarvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action Figure

I was very impressed with the simple packaging that the Hydra Trooper came in. A straightforward small box, with incredible deco, which you can see in the pictures.

The Hydra Trooper also comes with a pistol and rifle. Both are molded in a metallic green/gray and fit nicely in his hands.

The pistol showed up again with the Baron Zemo figure and though I’m sure I’ve seen the rifle before, I cannot for the life of me think of which figure it came with.

As for his appearance, the Hydra Trooper is molded in green with paint apps on his face, gloves and boots.

The Hydra logo is painted on each shoulder and was applied very nicely.

His eyepieces are a bright red which stands out nicely over the green hood.

He has a yellow molded harness and belt, with the Hydra “H” in black and silver and a gold belt buckle, both very nicely applied paint apps.

I was initially concerned with the paint apps on the gloves as typically lighter over darker has a tendency to show misapplication.

However, mine were very solid with no telltale seep through.

I suppose that a wash applied to the figure, or even his weapons, would have been nice but overall the aesthetic is pleasing to look at.

It’s a very simple design that looks good in it’s simplicity. I like it.

Review: Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action Figure

The Hydra Trooper’s articulation is standard for the Bucky-Cap mold on which it’s based. His head turns left and right, has excellent up and down movement… which would be good if he was a flying character, and does have some tilt/attitude wobble.

His shoulders will raise out to the “T” pose and will rotate 360 degrees, but he has no butterfly joints.

I did have to heat my left arm though as the shoulder was somewhat frozen.

His elbows are double jointed and will easily bend in very deep.

His wrists hinge and turn easily.

He has a deep ab crunch and waist pivot.

I was very happy to see that the sculpting on his abs and his lower back follows along the entirety of his forward and backward tilt, so that the illusion of musculature isn’t lost.

The Hydra Trooper’s ability to do splits is somewhat limited to less than 45 degrees, but his legs kick forward very far and back, further than most other Legends.

His double jointed knees bend reasonably well, but not far enough to allow him to kick his own backside.

He has both an upper thigh and boot cut for increased posing and ankles that hinge up and down, with a nice pivot.

Review: Marvel Legends Hydra Trooper Hasbro Pulse Exclusive 6 Inch Action Figure


There’s really nothing out of the ordinary about this figure, which I guess, makes him so nice to have.

The best part though is that he can be found online ranging in price from $16 to $27 thus making army building a much more affordable venture.

I’m very happy that he is part of my collection now and am looking forward to adding a few more to create some dynamic fight scenes with Hydra.

This figure does what you want it to do for an action figure, isn’t really anything out of the ordinary but easily earns 4 toyboxes out of 5.

You can find the Hasbro Pulse Exclusive Hydra Trooper online at the Hasbro Pulse website, but for all your other Marvel Legends figures, check them out at Big Bad Toy Store.

Thanks for checking out the toybox and, until next time… Geek Out!

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