Saturday, November 18, 2017

Marvel Legends - MEDUSA (v2)!

Marvel Legends Inhumans - Medusa - Walgreens Exclusive - Hasbro 2017

As much as I appreciate the effort put into the two Marvel Legends Medusa figures we've seen so far, I must admit that neither of them really capture the essence of the character to me. When I think of Medusa, I either think of the classic Jack Kirby design with a broad face, a mature body, and large unruly hair or a more modern look with a regal almost goddess-like demeanor, a somewhat angry detached expression, and dynamic, intimidating hair. Both seem admittedly difficult to represent in plastic. But that doesn't stop me from having high expectations. This recent Walgreens Medusa (which is a retooled 2014 SDCC Medusa) has a nondescript face, a rather thin body, and hair that looks long and dynamic, but not necessarily powerful or prehensile. Don't get me wrong, these figures are pretty terrific, but I still think we're in need of a definitive Medusa. I'm thinking she would make a fantastic Marvel Select figure. Hopefully the Inhumans show has lasting power to give her potential merchandise more momentum.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the 2014 SDCC Medusa.
The older version has high heels, a very different paintjob, and a new face sculpt (I beleive).



  1. Didn't even know that Medusa was coming. Definite addition to the collection.

  2. The first release looks so much like grown-up Julie Power, Lightspeed from Power Pack. Kind of how she appeared in Runaways and The Loners.

  3. It's unfortunate that they didn't do more with her. The SDCC issue was with her head being super heavy, and this version has the same problem.