Polaris has always been one of my favorite X-Men. I remember being in my hometown comic shop as a kid and seeing a new Jim Lee X-Men poster the creepy owner had just hung up. The characters were all the typical mutants you would expect to see, but then off to the side was this green-haired beauty looking stern with crossed arms. I was in awe and immediately asked who she was (I was a single-minded 11 year old). In all my reading of Classic X-Men and the current X-titles, I had somehow completely missed the monochromatic estranged daughter of Magneto. She had the look, the abilities, and lineage to become an easy obsession for me. Which she did in spades. Unfortunately the Marvel writers seem to treat her like a punching bag. Between being perpetually depowered, brainwashed, and having mental breakdowns, her character never really gets a chance to shine. But I still see amazing potential in her. Let's check out this long-overdue Marvel Legends figure below!
I'm really glad they chose the monochromatic green Polaris. It's by far my favorite look for her. But there are few things about this specific figure I am not in love with. First, her hairstyle is weird. I wish it was flowing in a classic look rather than pulled back in a weird top-knot. Second, I wish the overall colors were brighter. In real life, her cape looks almost black. (My camera automatically saturates muted colors sometimes). And lastly, I wish she were a little taller. This would balance out the heaviness of the cape and hair and let her fit in better with previously released characters (like her half-sister Wanda, whose figure towers over Lorna).
She comes with two energy pieces which ironically are recolored accessories from Havok (Her longtime off again/on again lover).
She also comes with the Right Leg of Warlock.
Time for Some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with her wave-mate, Dazzler and the Build-a-Figure Warlock.
This Warlock really makes me want a classic New Mutants team.
And here she is with her half-sister Scarlet Witch. I realize Wanda is wearing heels, but I wish they looked more the same height.
From Left to Right: Eaglemoss Lead Figurine, Marvel Legends, Marvel Superhero Squad, Bowen Mini-Bust, and DST Mini-Mates.