Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Marvel Legends - JEAN GREY (90'S JIM LEE)!

Marvel Legends - X-Men 3-Pack: Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Cyclops - Hasbro 2019

The 1990's Jean Grey design always seems a little problematic in toy form. On the page, it looks great and iconic. But giant hair, shoulderpads, and a thong-over-bodysuit design  often looks awkward in plastic. This new Marvel Legends figure is easily the best interpretation so far, but even still, from some angles she looks extremely awkward (in my humble opinion). I imagine a Marvel Select version will arrive at some point at the future to go with Rogue and Psylocke and hopefully she'll come with excessive power accessories. The 1990's nostalgia boom in the Legends line is pretty amazing right now. It honestly wasn't my comic favorite era as far as storyline and costume designs go, but back then I was as excited as anyone by the thrill of a fresh take on these characters. I bought every issue with gusto for a little over a year until the thrill wore off. Jean comes in a set unofficially called the "Love Triangle 3-Pack" with Wolverine and Cyclops (scandalous). Let's check out this long-awaited Jean Grey figure below!




















some issues with this figure include the face that her head rests a little too far forward (giving her a jaw-jutting-out look) and her bulky hair is suspended outward at an odd angle which causes her whole head to move.











Jean's only accessory is an alternate head with her hair pulled back and her mouth closed. 
This is reminiscent of her X-Men the Animated Series look. 
FYI When this figure was first shown around SDCC time, the faces and hairstyles were swapped.










It's a shame that this jean doesn't come with some pink power accessories like Songbird has.

























Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here is Jean with her Love Triangle pack-mates: Wolverine and Cyclops.





Here is jean with her 2013 version (with a slightly customized face).




And with my 90's X-Ladies group so far: Jubilee, Storm, Psylocke, Jean Grey, Rogue, and Dazzler.




And with two other recent Jeans: 2017 Dark Phoenix and regular 2016 Phoenix (with one of the 2017 heads). 






Cheers!




1 comment:

  1. I like how her hands look. They work with her character. The gstring thing is more awkward than I thought it would be. Still I like her. Good post.

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