Well…… lady, but in two forms. I’ve finally added the two Ms Marvels to my Marvel Universe collection. These are much anticipated for me for two reasons, firstly because I love the character and secondly because it’s the first female character in the line and obviously important to see in terms of how the female buck for this line is going to turn out.
Overall, the result is outstanding. The detail on these figures really do leave DC Infinite Heroes for dead, and these two figures are a perfect example. The articulation is amazing for this scale, and the level of detail in terms of hair, uniform pieces, is amazing.
Classic Ms Marvel shines in her headsculpt and torso which really captures Carol in her classic mode. Unfortunately, mine has a bent right leg, in fact wonky legs in general – not sure if this is a packaging issue or not, however it doesn’t effect her stand-up-ability, just her look. I haven’t had a really good fiddle with them as I’ve just taken them out of the pack, so I may be able to make her look a bit better than she does at the moment.
Modern Age Ms Marvel is a real standout. For starters, her legs are non-wonky, which is a plus. The sculpt of her hair and sash is great for this scale. The paint apps on this figure are a little fuzzy at the edge of the boots and the yellow insignia on her chest, but she cuts a fine figure and looks excellent (and in scale) next to her male compatriots.
One plus for these figures is the “blast thing” accessories, which fit on her hands very easily compared to the wobbly power blast versions that came with Human Torch and Iron Fist in the first wave. These are fitted to the sculpt and stick on quite tightly. Good to see some improvements in design and quality from wave to wave, and as always with this line, good to
My main concern with this line is the number of repeat characters that seem to be coming out already – several versions of Iron Man, Spiderman, Wolvie, etc. Thankfully I seem to be able to pick and choose, but if these start coming out in too many two or three packs where you already own one or two of the figures, then it’s not value for money. Also a concern is some dreaded retailer exclusives coming up and of course the ridiculous Nick Fury scam (don’t get me started on that one!). If the character selection that’s coming out of DCIH could be combined with the articulation and quality of this line, it would be killer!
I remain drawn in to the line by the fun. the quality, the collectability and the great picture they make together as a group, plus the prospect of the wide character selection that could emerge here. Hasbro certainly seems more committed to this line than the 6”, so I do look forward to what the future holds. but with caution…..
But in the meantime, I’ve got my Ms Marvels!!!!
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Until next time!