Today marks the final entry in the reviews of the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Minimates. It’s okay. We can get through this together. I’m a little sad that there aren’t a never ending supply of these figures to review, but I think I’ve saved the best for last here. Today, I’ll be looking at Agent Jasper Sitwell & Batroc.

The Packaging

This assortment takes the standard Marvel-style packaging and gives it the very on-brand appearance for all of the film’s tie-in merch.  The design’s not super exciting or anything, and the realistic cap Cap illustration is strange, but it’s a little more eye-catching than the TFA stuff was.  There are bios are back as well, which means they don’t look quite as devoid of info.  For pictures, head on over to the Database entry.

The Figures

Agent Sitwell

“Jasper Sitwell is a high ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who oversees sensitive operations around the world. When one goes awry, Captain America and Black Widow are sent in.”

In the comics, Jasper Sitwell was the SHIELD agent assigned to Tony Stark, he drove a flying car, and he was meant to be that “normal” guy amongst the crazy. Sound familiar? Yeah, Jasper was the proto-Coulson. When Coulson took his place in the movie-verse, I just assumed he’d be replacing Jasper outright. But, Marvel decided to put Jasper in the mix anyway, and he served as a supporting character in Thor and the first three Marvel One-Shots, before showing up on Agents of SHIELD, and eventually in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which proved to be his end, after he was revealed to be a covert Hydra agent. But, hey maybe he’s actually working for the reformed SHIELD…. and he could have totally survived being thrown in front of an oncoming tracter trailer. Yeah, I’m sure he’s fine.

Jasper’s a mostly vanilla figure, with just a sculpted coat piece and tie, which have been seen on numerous suited figures before him. They do their job well enough, and look appropriate for a standard issue SHIELD suit.

Paint is also pretty basic, with some paint for his tie and belt buckle, which look pretty decent, though there is some slop on the shirt collar from the tie. The best part of the figure is the detailing on the face, which is a spot on likeness of Maximiliano Hernàndez. Truly amazing work, and easily the best work in the whole assortment.

Jasper includes a hand gun, a briefcase, and a clear display stand.

Sitwell ultimately ended up as minor character in the grand scheme of the MCU, but his role in Winter Soldier was an interesting pay-off, and the figure he got out of it’s really nice.  Nicer, in fact, than the standard MCU Coulson we got, which is an interesting turn of events.  Diamond could have easily phoned it in here, but they really brought their A-game, and this set is total win because of it.

MMC Score — 9 out of 10


“A mercenary for hire, Georges Batroc comes into conflict with Captain America when his band of soldiers hijacks a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel and takes the crew hostage.”

Georges Batroc, or as he’s known in the comics “Batroc the Leaper” (Batroc ze Leper if you go heavy on the French accent), is a character I never thought I’d see on the big screen. Even when I heard he was in the movie, I assumed he’d just be some generic thug who dressed in black. There was no way he’d actually leap around, right? Or wear even a semblance of his comic book costume, right? Well, I was wrong, and I’ve never been happier to be so. Batroc’s fight with Cap near the beginning is one of the best parts of the movie, hands down.

Batroc has a sculpted vest, belt, and holster add-ons. The holster is a re-use from Wave 45’s Maria Hill, but the vest and belt were all-new. They look great, and are very accurate to Batroc’s gear from the film.

Batroc features some superb paint work, with nearly every surface covered in detail. Most impressive is his head, which features his five-o-clock shadow and his buzz cut, both depicted through some excellent use of pointillism (every once in a while, my former art major kicks in). I also love the fact that the yellow and purple detailing of the uniform continues under the vest, giving you a decent start to a comic styled Batroc if you want one.

Batroc includes a hand gun, and a clear display stand.

Again, this is a figure DST could have phoned it in on, but they didn’t, and the end result is another really fun figure.  We still don’t have the comics version of this guy, but this one does well to fill that hole in the collection.

MMC Score — 8 out of 10

Agree? Disagree? Why not vote for yourself below, or comment further over at the Minimate Multiverse MMC Review Forum.

Review and pictures by Glantern.

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