Jean Grey is the matriarchal guineapig of mutantdom. She has been through more character upheavals than almost any other superhero I can think of. We're not talking about the run-of-the-mill costume change every decade. No. Jean Grey has changed powers, names, costumes, allegiances, identities, and even mortality status with alarming regularity. One of the most beloved iterations of Marvel Girl was the early 1990's Jim Lee & Chris Claremont version that we see here. This look is not my favorite by any stretch of the imagination (it always seemed very illogical to be hanging out at the mansion in a uniform like that), but lately I've really come to appreciate the design as a relic of a bygone era of comics. I'm frankly surprised we haven't seen this costume in 6" action figure scale before this. And, noting that, it's a shame this didn't get put off a little bit longer until the new Moonstone body becomes the standard buck (which I'm hoping will happen soon!). Let's check her out below!
I had a few issues with the facial paint apps on this figure, but I did a really quick makeover and I'm 100% happy with the results. It seems like they just cheaped out with the eyelashes and adding them back in made a world of difference. As is, she looks sleepy and bored. I'll post before and after pictures at the bottom of this review.
Alright, here's my customization photos. Literally all I did was add some dark red to her lips and line her eyes with a little of the same blackish-red. I spent 10 minutes doing it and I think it really woke her up. (Although I probably sould have taken my time and made the lines a little crisper).
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!