Marvel is in the middle of a major female-superhero boom. Currently there are solo titles for Spider-Gwen, Spider-Woman, Silk, Wolverine, Thor, Hellcat, Gwenpool, Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, Mockingbird, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Moon Girl, Angela, and of course Captain Marvel (not to mention the team books A-Force and Spider-Women). One of my absolute favorites is Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers first donned the Ms. Marvel costume in 1977 as a female version of the male Captain Marvel. She changed names and costumes several times over the years: Binary, Warbird, etc. But most recently she went back to her roots and became the New Captain Marvel. I love everything about this new design. It is basically Mar-vell's old costume with the colors inverted and Carol's signature sash around her waist. The new 3.75" Marvel Legends line is off to a good start. Thor and Carol are amazing choices for the first two ladies. Let's check out Captain Marvel below!
The 3.75" Marvel figures have come a long way. The body proportions and facial details are a thousand times better than the early Marvel Universe figures.
I have only two three issues with this figure: (1) Most of these figures I've seen have a casting defect on the chin. My copy is the best I've seen in person. But most have a plastic nub hanging down from her chin, (2) Her neck could be elongated a little bit. From certain angles she looks like she's permanently shrugging. And (3) The gold and red details on her torso seem to be painted too thin. You can kind of see the navy blue paint seeping through in certain areas. But overall I love this figure. She's gorgeous.
I'm really interested in what her costume will look like in the 2018 solo movie. Hopefully it looks a lot like this.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with her two previous Marvel Universe figures from 2009.
And with Lady Thor.
From Left to Right: Eaglemoss Chess Piece, Mini-Mates, Marvel Legends 3.75", Marvel Legends, Lego, Disney Store Figurine.