Sunday, February 24, 2019

Marvel Legends - MYSTIQUE!

Marvel Legends - Walgreens Exclusive X-Men Legends - Mystique - Hasbro 2019

I predict that 2019 will be a pretty awesome year for Marvel Legends. The announcements last week at Toy Fair included two of my most wanted figures: Julia Carpenter Spider-Woman and Blue-suited Dazzler. (Not to mention an updated Scarlet Witch, Peggy Carter, Shuri, MJ, etc). And I have a hunch that we will finally see a classic Firestar in one of the unannounced Spider-Man or Avengers slots (the  recent Night Thrasher figure and her appearance in Iceman fuel my hopes). Also, I think it's very likely we'll see an MCU Rescue. But the fact that we are getting at least four classic characters this year is extremely exciting for me (Silver Sable, Spider-Woman, Dazzler, and this Mystique). I have really grown to love Mystique over the years. When I was a kid, she kind of freaked me out, and that kind of lingered until I read her Brian K Vaughn solo series in 2003. However, I prefer the classic costume and this figure is an unexpected favorite for me. Let's check out this beautiful blue-hued shapechanger in detail below!












Her skirt drapes at a weird angle when viewed from the side, but I think this is something that will be remedied as the plastic relaxes over time.













Mystique comes with a small pistol and a large automatic gun. But the really special thing is the two extra heads she comes with: her daughter Rogue with a half-morphed face (as if Mystique is mimicking Rogue, or that Rogue has absorbed Mystique's powers). And also a Lilandra, the Empress of the Shi'ar Empire and love interest to Charles Xavier. Now to see if we'll get a proper Lilandra body.































Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here are the three Marvel Legends Mystiques all together. We've come a LONG way. From Left to Right: 2012, 2019, and 2005.




And all my Classic-Costumed Mystique items so far. From Left to Right: Bootlego, Rock Candy, Superhero Squad, Bowen Bust, Marvel Universe, Marvel Legends (2019), ToyBiz, Dynamic Forces Bust, Mystery Mini, and Marvel Legends (2005).






Cheers!




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