Sunday, September 18, 2016

Miniature Classic WASP!

Marvel: Original Avengers Box Set - Classic Janet Van Dyne Wasp - Toy Biz 1999

I have a real fondness for "First Appearance" versions of comic heroes. I love retro styles, I like character histories, and I have great respect for the original visions of the artists and writers behind the heroes. I didn't even know this figure existed until I watched Ant-Man for the first time a few months ago (I'm always really behind on my superhero movies) and I was trying to explain to my better half who the Wasp is and how she was an original Avenger, etc, etc. Anyway, I couldn't think of any action figures of classic Janet until I discovered this little beauty. And it's a total bonus that she fits right in with my growing 2.5" action figure collection. I've been waiting for Janet to get some screentime ever since she was subbed out for Black Widow in the first Avengers movie. I'm hoping that 2018's Ant-Man and the Wasp film will give us a handful of classic and modern figures like the male-centric movies seem to do. In the meantime though, this figure totally fits the bill for what I was looking for. Let's check out Wasp below!

Wasp came in a big box set with Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, and Giant-Man (all in their classic duds of course). The set also comes with a bunch of little ants.

She is articulated at the shoulders, hips, and knees. Her head looks articulated, but it seems to be a solid post.

This figure was re-released as an accessory with 2003's Goliath figure (Marvel Legends Series 4 - Toy Biz).
This version of Wasp had black underclothes and a silver belt redeco.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the 2014 Marvel Legends Wasp.

From Left to Right: MiniVerse Scarlet Witch, MiniVerse Gamora, Toy Biz Wasp, MiniVerse Black Widow, and Elephant Gun Harley.



  1. Are all of your reviews not gonna have the little read more thing anymore?

    1. Fixed! That was my fault. After the intro blurb I have to add a Page Break, which in this case I forgot to do. thanks for the heads up!