Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Marvel Legends - TIGRA!

Marvel Legends - Nemesis B-a-F Series - Tigra - Walmart Exc - Hasbro 2009

I had a conversation with a friend the other week and he started scoffing at this old Tigra figure. I agreed that it wasn't terrific, but that it's also not that bad. The sculpt is decent and I have no complaint about the paint application. The only problems are a bland facial expression and the awkward articulation (this was about 5 years before Hasbro perfected the female Marvel Legends buck). So I thought I would dig out my figure and give her a little love with a photo shoot. Especially since I have a hunch we'll be getting an updated figure very soon. She's definitely one of the Marvel characters most deserving of an update, and the recent Tigra: The Complete Collection TPB (that was released today!) is a definite sign that the character has something brewing. It would be especially interesting to see her get some attention at the same time that Cheetah has a starring role in Wonder Woman 1984.  It could be a clash of the felinoid women, and I would love every second of it. Let's check out this 2009 Tigra below!

The leg articulation on these older Marvel Legends females is very awkward. In order to get a simple pose like the one below, you have to rotate her entire thigh and knee joint. Luckily she has a similar deco all around her legs, so the only odd part is the sculpted musculature that is out of place. Other characters have paint decos that make this impossible.

Time for a Comparison Pic!


1 comment:

  1. She's definitely one of the few figures from that era that holds up,though for me the biggest issu is how out of scale she is with the modern figures