Sunday, April 12, 2020

Marvel Legends - BLACK WIDOW (White)!

Marvel Legends - Black Widow: Deadly Origins (Target Exc) - Hasbro 2020

I admit I don't think I'm going to be a big fan of the white-costumed Black Widow in the upcoming movie. The Infinity War blonde version with the green vest was enough a stretch and I'm kind of a comic book loyalist so cinematic reinterpretations always get heavy scrutiny from me. So when the initial white suit movie figure was revealed with the same head as the black-suited version, it was an easy pass from me. However, then this Target-exclusive Black Widow: Deadly Origin figure was unveiled and I was suddenly intrigued. The figure was clearly comic-based, and the headsculpt looked gorgeous (and original!) but I had never seen this outfit before. In 2010 there was a mini-series called Black Widow: Deadly Origin which told a modern version of her origin story. In the story, she dons this white Winter Stealth costume. I don't know this for a fact, but I'm willing to bet the story of this movie is based on this telling. Maybe i'll pick up the TPB before November. Let's check out Winter Stealth Black Widow below!

It's hard to tell in photos, but in person, her arms and legs have a subtle yellow tint, while her torso is more of a pure white.

The facepaint on this figure is pretty unique because it features modern beauty trends of heavy brows and overdrawn lips. The results look great and I think we'll see more of this in the future.

The biggest flaw with this figure is the décolletage. There is a pronounced seam running from her neck to her cleavage and the whole exposed skin piece has a horrible fit at the edges. It looks like it will fall right out (along with the white collar which seems barely attached). But it is actually really secure. I almost wish it could pop out though because I would love to sand down those edges and make it look better. This is the same body as the Motorcycle Black Widow from 2018, but clearly the mold has degraded.

This Black Widow figure has some super impressive accessories. It's not so much the weaponry itself, but rather the interchangeable effects like muzzle flashes and gunsmoke.

Black Widow: Deadly Origin #2 had a variant cover by Adi Granov that gave us one of our first looks at the Winter Stealth costume. This image is also used as the packaging art for this figure.

Gentle Giant made a bust featuring this costume.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are three recent comic-version Natasha figures: Vintage and Motorcycle.


1 comment:

  1. It's a shame about that seam. But cool figure overall. Good post.