I'm having an informal mini-figure review week. Not minifigures of the Lego and Minimate variety, but rather the recently-revived 2.5" scale that hearkens back to the days of Dino-Riders, M.A.S.K., Starcom, and Air Raiders. Of all the scales out there, I think this one is the most nostalgic for me. These were the little guys I would smuggle into school and church in my breast pocket. These are the ones that I would discover abandoned in sandboxes and under the swings. They kind of faded away since the 80s, but have been making a decent comeback in the past 5 years. Of course the females characters are just as scarce as ever. Black Widow finally made it into the lineup in the recent Civil Wars lines. I'm hoping the momentum carries and we get similar lines for the future Marvel movies. I would love to see Sif, Captain Marvel, and all the X-ladies. The fact that Hasbro finally branded this line the "Miniverse" gives me hope that that we'll see more. Let's check out Black Widow below!
Although this Hero vs Hero Faceoff set is exclusive to Target, Black Widow will also be available in a two-pack with Iron Man that I believe will available at most retailers.
Five points of articulation and a foot hole (although she comes with no stand).
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with the other in-scale mini Marvel lady, Scarlet Witch.
And here with the unfortunately smaller Gamora. I hope we get other figure of her in an adjusted scale with the next Guardians movie.