Sunday, January 21, 2018

Marvel Legends - SHURI as BLACK PANTHER!

Marvel Legends - Black Panther: Shuri & Klaw - Toys R US Exc - Hasbro 2018

I'm very single-minded with my toy obsessions. Whenever there is a movie announced, I instantly think of the most far fetched comic-based character that might be squeezed into the movie merchandise. (My Captain Marvel wish is for a Ms. Marvel vs Rogue 2-Pack). When Black Panther was announced, I immediately thought how much I would love a Shuri in the Black Panther costume. I think she only wore the costume for 12 issues, but I loved it. I thought for sure this was an unobtainable longshot, but then a year later I'm actually holding her in my hands. Now, let's be real about this figure: It's basically a very successful kitbash with a new head. The body is identical to Hellcat, the Cape is from Lady Loki/Sif, the staff is from T'Challa, and the belt is from Rogue (it's spun around so the "x" is on the back). The only new sculpts appear to be the head and necklace. But don't get me wrong, this figure is terrific. I applaud Hasbro for getting us an obscure character in the most efficient way possible. Let's check her out below!

Sorry for using my black backdrop. I promise she has pointy ears.

I love the unexpected colors on this figure. The boots and gloves are grayish blue and the cape is a brilliant purple.

Shuri comes with a feathered staff (repainted from the comic style T'Challa)

Shuri will be portrayed in the Black Panther movie by Letitia Wright. 
Although I somehow highly doubt she'll don the costume.

Although I think her costume needs its signature cape, it is easily removable and it's much easier to pose her without it.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with her pack-mate, Klaw.

Here she is with the two movie-based figures so far: Nakia & Okoye.


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