Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Marvel Legends Vintage - BLACK WIDOW!

Marvel Legends: Vintage (Toy Biz) Series 01 - Black Widow - Hasbro 2017

I'm not an in-package collector. I open everything and recycle the excess as soon as I possibly can. So that puts me in an interesting position when the coolest thing about a specific figure is the packaging. In this case, the vintage Marvel Toy Biz graphics are reinterpreted for modern 6" Marvel Legends figures. The only female of the first wave is Black Widow, which isn't a surprise, but is a little bit of a bummer because her costume is so plain. Black Widow's role in the Avengers movies have skyrocketed her to an A-list Marvel hero and coincidentally have led to a lot of toys. This one in particular is a little lackluster because she is way too similar to the recent Mary Jane figure. I'm fine with re-used headsculpts, but at least choose a character with a different color hair. The upcoming Black Widow with Motorcycle set has two unique heads and a non-generic body. So as pretty as this figure is, if you're not an in-package collector, I would suggest saving your money for the next release. Let's check out Black Widow below!













































Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with the recent Mary Jane Watson figure which shares her head.





Here she is with two other Legends Black Widows: The 2014 Movie version and the 2010 2-Pack version.






Cheers!




5 comments:

  1. I was on the fence about her due to her lack of paint... or design in general. Like the belt/gauntlets & MJ head fine. Some simple blue shading could have made such a difference. Maybe she'll peg warm long enough to get at a heavy discount later ...?

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    1. You're probably right. They're kind of showing up everywhere now. But if you're just looking for a good Natasha figure, the upcoming motorcycle figure look like it blows this one out of the water.

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  2. I didn't know that she shared the same headsculpt as Mary Jane. It's not a huge turn off, but seeing how I still need a proper Marvel Universe Black Widow in my ML collection I may have to re-consider not picking up this one.

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    1. I'd wait for the next Widow figure. She looks amazing and has alternate heads. this sculpt is better left for MJ.

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  3. Share head breast and arms (minus hands) of mary jane, very lazy work from hasbro.

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