Born Sam Wilson, this son of a preacher man became a racketeer for the mob who ran by the name "Snap" after the traumatic murder of his mother. Essentially created by Red Skull after Snap's Caribbean plane crash, Falcon was given the ability to communicate telepathically with birds- a power Red Skull hoped to use against Captain America, who was currently hunting him down on the very island he found Snap. Now reverted to the noble Sam persona, Falcon teamed up with Captain America to defeat Red Skull instead- Hooray!! Black Panther later equipped Sam with his high-tech wings that allowed Falcon to fight crime flying in Harlem and across the world with Captain America.
Unique in the Famous Covers series by ToyBiz, Falcon's design features wings attached to his back that spread out when his arms are extended- pretty trick. This is a fun that Falcon's creators obviously worked on making as best as they could within the kind of production budgets constraints typical of a toy retailing at a lower price point. Ironically, he's pretty easy to land for pretty cheap on the internet- I lucked out grabbing him along with Captain America for twenty bucks MIB, but you can pick him up for $6.00 right now on Amazon.Com. My only criticism are the hard plastic arm bands encircling his wrist that attach to the wing: while part of the "wing-spread" mechanism, they are irremovable and restrict his movement somewhat. Otherwise, this is a colorful and fun toy!
*Falcon's wiki at Marvel.Com
*Review of Marvel Legends 6" Classic Falcon action figure at Marvel-Action-Figures.Blogspot.Com
*Falcon's return in Marvel's Heroes For Hire, December 2010!