Thursday, March 1, 2018


Marvel Legends - Black Widow with Motorcycle Deluxe Set - Hasbro 2018

I have a preference for my comic characters to have bright costumes and super powers. But despite this it's kind of hard to ignore Black Widow when in a few short years she has become the most merchandised Marvel lady out there. Her constant exposure has made me want a really good comic-style figure of Natasha in Legends scale. This deluxe motorcycle set is probably the best we've seen so far, but I must admit I am not thrilled with the production quality of this figure. Considering that all the Marvel Legends females released in the past few years have been pretty much perfect, it's a surprise that this one somehow has completely dull facial expression(s) and hair that seems well sculpted, but poorly manufactured. The funny thing it that the solicits for this figure looked great, but in person she looks like a rush job. Granted, if this exact figure came out 5 years ago I would be over the moon, but Hasbro has raised their own bar pretty high, and this one unfortunately falls short. Let's check her out below!

Some notes on the face paint: Her eyebrows seem really thick. I'm not a fan of a tiny plucked brow personally, but her brow is bigger than her eye. The eyes themselves have really simple paint with no discernible details. And her lips are really bright. they aren't bad at all, but something about the color made me start questioning if I could ever see Natasha taking the time to apply bright red lipstick before a fight... in the end I decided it's a little out of character.

I thought I would love the long hair head, but in person it doesn't lay right at all. It hovers too far above her shoulders and back.

Black Widow comes with an alternate head and this motorcycle (no weapons or extra hands as I would expect). The bike is nice. It looks realistic, well-scaled, and pretty badass overall. I just don't really care for vehicle accessories personally.

I have yet to have a motorcycle and figure combo where the figure can actually sit in the bike. Black Widow can straddle the seat with her legs dangling.

I had to lend the wheels to Jessica for a second.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with two recent Black Widow Legends figures: The 2017 Retro version and the 2014 Movie version.


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