This figure was the bane of my existence all year. It's one thing the have a shortpacked A-list female character, it's another thing to include a major (female) Build-a-Figure piece with such a figure, and it's yet another thing to make the entire wave exclusive to a single store. To me, this figure represented the cruelty that companies like Hasbro can inflict on the collecting community. I go to Toys R Us a lot. I pass four different locations in my regular travels, and I have an additional six in close proximity that I can easily hit on the weekends. But I never saw this figure once in the stores. I promised myself that I would get her by the end of the year, and here she is, but she cost me a small fortune. This figure is stunning though. I completely understand why everyone wanted her. Plus the Jubilee legs and torso are a major bonus. I hope she gets re-released in some form so everyone can own her. This next year should be a pretty good one for X-men Legends. Let's check out Storm below!
Storm's only defect in my mind is her outdated neck articulation.
The big visible hinge seems unnecessary and hearkens back to the early Toy Biz days.
On the picture below you can see an example of the semi-circle impressions left on the cape form the packaging. I ironed my cape and got out most of the irregularities, but the semi-circles are still visible. (For those attempting to iron her cape: I removed her hands to spread the cape out as much as possible. Then I put my iron on the second lowest setting (synthetics). And I placed a sheet of brown paper (cut from a shopping bag) over the cape...so the gold paint would not peel off from the heat and the plastic-y cloth and wrist-rings would not melt. It worked pretty well. I really should have photographed her before.)
Here are some images of Storm from the comics.
This image doesn't even represent this specific costume, but it's one of my favorite Storm images ever.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with my previous favorite Storm (from Marvel Select 2012).
Here she is with Medusa. they share the same body (and outdated neck articulation).
And finally with the BAF Jubilee.