Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Titan Hero Series - BLACK WIDOW!

Marvel Avengers Titan Hero Series - Target Exclusive 5-Pack - Hasbro 2016

Hot on the heels of yesterday's 12" Wonder Woman review comes the first female in Hasbro's Titan Hero Series. It was a given that the first lady in the lineup would be Black Widow. I was expecting to see a boring figure, but I must say I really like this redesign. There's something so simple about the giant red hourglass that I'm shocked it hasn't been done before. I've always thought the various Black Widow outfits over the years have been too utilitarian and bland. I want flashy costumes. If realism were my thing I somehow doubt I'd be reading comics. The red accents on her costume and her bright red hair really make her look cool.  This figure should be released in a single-pack shortly (although the solicit images on the single pack seem to have much darker hair), but when I saw this surprise 5-Pack at Target last week, my impatience got the best of me and I splurged.  Hopefully the resale value on the boys can recoup some of my cash. Let's check out Black Widow below!

The Target-Exclusive 5-Pack comes with War Machine, Black Widow, Iron Man, Black Panther, and Vision.

I think this sculpt is great.  The body proportions and face are pretty much perfect.  
I really hope to see more females in this scale.

Something to note is that her silver wrist blasters and belt are removable. Underneath the accessories she has a very simple unadorned body which is almost certain to be reused.  I'm guessing we'll get a Gamora next.

Although I'm totally crushing on this figure, the articulation is a major disappointment.  The amusing part is that it would have been perfectly acceptable if it weren't overshadowed by the 12" Wonder Woman from yesterday. At the same price point, I would expect Black Widow to have a little more playability than a clunky 5 POA.

Time for some Group and Comparison Shots!

Here she is with the 12" Wonder Woman.

And with the rest of her teammates from the boxset.


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