Monday, July 9, 2018

Marvel Legends X-Men - STORM!

X-Men Legends: Wave 2 (Apocalypse BAF) - Storm (Mohawk) - Hasbro 2018

Storm is probably the coolest Marvel heroine ever. Her powers are awesome, her disposition and personality are motherly and regal, and her costumes are always fun. This mohawk punk rock look debuted in 1983 and stayed around until 1987. I forget the exact reasoning for the change from her classic look, but I think it was because her personality darkened after her encounters with the Brood. I mostly remember this mohawked leather-clad Storm being depowered and dueling Calisto for leadership of the Morlocks, but those events were probably a single issue in the midst of three years of stories. Either way, this costume is one of her most iconic looks, despite not featuring her trademark flowing hair and cape. This Marvel Legends figure is terrific. I especially love that the face looks like a simple retooling of the 2015 version. I would be really annoyed if I had two modern Legends figures of Ororo only to have them looking like different people. But luckily they look awesome next to each other. Let's check her out!








Storm's vest is great. However, it prohibits her arms from hanging straight down at her sides.



















Storm comes with the build-a-figure Torso for Apocalypse.








Storm also comes with two lightning bolt accessories that can wrap around her arms. I feel like these are re-purposed from another character, but I can't place it.



























Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with the 2015 Storm.




And here she is with her wave-mate, Psylocke.






Cheers!





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