I admit I've never read a single story with Moonstone in it. The first time I was made aware of the character was when I saw her Minimate in Toys R Us and I thought she must be Marvel's take on Power Girl but with very discolored cleavage. Since then, I've read a lot about her and I've come to really appreciate her design. The Thunderbolts are basically Marvel's version of the Suicide Squad: ie villains playing superhero instead of doing time. And despite her angelic looking costume, Moonstone has quite the villainous past. The true reason why I got this figure though is because she sports the new female buck for the Marvel Legends line, and I must say I am very impressed. In my opinion this new body is right up there with MOTUC and WWE ladies. Marvel Legends has a history of producing awful female bodies; too skinny, awkward breasts, gangly-looking joints, but this lovely lady is close to perfect. I'm really excited for future Hasbro figures now. Unfortunately I know that most of the upcoming females are still using the old body (a mystery to me). Alas, let's check her out in detail below!
The Thunderbolts SDCC Exclusive boxset included 5 members of the team in a box designed to look like Thunderbolts Tower.
Included are Satanna, Ghost, Crossbones, Luke Cage, and Moonstone
The only odd thing about the new buck is that her upper thighs are really muscular. It works well for this character, but I can imagine her legs looking out of place on a skinnier or younger character.
I didn't realize that a moonstone was a real gemstone. I don't know if this was always intended in the comics or not, but her costume has a pearlescent (and somewhat iridescent) sheen that mimics the gemstone. Her body is actually cast in a very unique pearly plastic. It looks fantastic.
She is amazingly poseable. Plus there's a heaviness to this figure which lets her stand nicely on her own.
Here are some images of Moonstone from the comics.
Time for a Comparison Pic!