Jean Grey seems to be the guinea pig for character transformations in the X-Men continuum. She's been alive, dead, possessed, reincarnated, cloned, and everything in-between. The impressive thing is that each new chapter in her dramatic life tends to create a wholly new character. In the early 1980s and in the midst of the Dark Phoenix Saga, Jean was possessed by Mastermind and took on the role of the Black Queen in the Inner Circle of the Hellfire Club (a clandestine group of evil mutants who liked to dress in inappropriate period costume). The members were named after chess pieces. The White Queen obviously being Emma Frost, the Black King being Sebastian Shaw, the White King being Magneto, and Donald Pierce being the White Bishop, just to name a few notable members over the years. This possession of Jean Grey didn't last very long, but it definitely made an impact on the comic community and we've seen a small amount of merchandise released as a result. Let's check them out below!
We'll start with the only true action figure of the group. This Black Queen was an exclusive variant to the Annihilus Series White Queen from 2007.
Black Queen Action Figure
Marvel Legends - Hasbro - Toys R Us Exclusive - 2007
Many of these figures have issues with the black paint on the cape, mine looks like it was put in the packaging wet and has globby smears. Luckily it doesn't show from the front.
Black Queen Mini-Mate
Mini-Mates Series 34 - DST/Art Asylum 2010
Black Queen Heroclix
Heroclix: Mutant Mayhem #094 - WizKids 2004
And now on to a few items that I can't afford to own. All images of these statues are swiped from eBay
Black Queen Statue
Bowen Designs 2008
Black Queen Mini-Bust
Summer Exclusive - Diamond Select 2005
Black Queen Comiquette
Sideshow Collectibles - Adam Hughes Design - 2010
Time for a Group Shot (of the affordable ones)!