Sunday, August 4, 2019

Marvel Legends Vintage - DAZZLER!

Marvel Legends: Vintage (Toy Biz) Series 03 - Dazzler - Hasbro 2019

While watching the latest season of Stranger Things, I keep reminiscing on my own childhood mall memories of the 80's and 90's. One of the highlights for me and my siblings (aside from Kay-Bee Toys of course) was the arcade. I spent countless hours there as a child running frantic loops on the day-glo patterned carpets trailing a string of tickets a mile long. Only a few actual video games made a lasting impression on me though. Namely Golden Axe, Simpsons, and Konami's classic X-Men game. True to my nature, I only ever played the female characters, Storm and Dazzler. I didn't actually know Dazzler from the comics too well, but her inclusion in the 1985 Pryde of the X-Men cartoon must have made an impression because I knew exactly who the the character was. I didn't notice her again until her appearances early on in Jim Lee's X-Men series in the 90s. Her costume has changed a lot over the years, but because of those early introductions, I will always prefer this blue starburst look. Let's check her out!

Similar to the Jubilee figure from a few months ago, Dazzler has a very exposed neck peg from the back. I guess all short-haired women will have this. Luckily both Jubilee and Dazzler have high collars to disguise it (a little).

Dazzler comes with the energy flare effects that I've personally seen with a few too many characters at this point (Scarlet Witch, Enchantress (v1), Enchantress (v2), Dazzler (v1), and multiple Dr. Strange(s)).

Here are a few screengrabs from the 1985 Pryde of the X-Men cartoon.

And here are some shots from the Konami arcade game.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the Disco Dazzler figure from 2017.


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