Monday, July 17, 2017

Marvel Legends Invisible Woman

Just a quick post here to show off my new Walgreens-Exclusive Marvel Legends Invisible Woman. Hasbro's Legends figures continue to improve and while the cost is 3x as much as the original series from Toybiz, the quality is worth it.

This figure features Sue Storm, aka Invisible Woman, aka Mrs. Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four. I didn't used to be a big fan of the F4, but an excellent Marvel Knights 4 comic series changed all that. For that series, and for the high quality of this figure, I had to add her to my shelf.

Female action figures used to be hideous, and not that long ago. Their faces were manish, their arms & legs were twigs, their waists were creepy thin, and their pelvis looked like they were wearing depends under their spandex. Hasbro has fixed all of those problems. This figure is beautifully sculpted. Yes, she is on the thin side to be realistic, but keep in mind she's a superhero. Most dudes I know don't look much like Thor either.

Enough words, check out the pics!

Sue comes with a H.E.R.B.I.E. robot and stand. The clear stand in the photo below came with Legends figures I've bought in the past. I don't remember who.

This picture is a little dark, but you can see how nicely she is sculpted.

If I remember the story right, during the 80's Marvel didn't have the rights to use the Human Torch in their F4 cartoon, for some reason. As a solution, they came up with H.E.R.B.I.E. I don't have much affection for the robot, but he looks cool and will be a nice addition to the collection, assuming Walgreens continues to offer the team.

Here is my new Sue next to my old Sue. The Sue on the right is from the Fantastic Four movie figure line and is based on the likeness of Jessica Alba. When she came out, this was one of the best female superhero figures to date, but compared to the latest version, she looks skinny, small, and awkward.

I'm very pleased with my new Invisible Woman. I was trying to talk myself out of getting her when I saw the preview photos online, but after seeing her in stores, it was a done deal. I'm in the process of selling my old F4 figures and will be buying the new ones as they come out. So far Hasbro/Walgreens have offered Namor and Sue, and Johnny (Human Torch) will be coming out later this summer. I'm hoping the Thing and Mr. Fantastic will follow.

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