Sunday, June 7, 2020

Basic Series - CAPTAIN MARVEL!

Marvel Comics 9.5" Basic Series Assortment - Captain Marvel - Hasbro 2019

One of my favorite things to collect in recent years are limited articulation figures. Describing these can be difficult, because they aren't knockoffs, and they aren't "basic" figures like we see in Target to support a superhero movie. Instead, these are branded items (this one is from Hasbro) that often re-use sculpted details from the collector lines, but they have extremely limited articulation and a low price point (usually $3.99-$9.99 depending on scale). These are produced for discount markets like Family Dollar and Big Lots, but often show up in grocery stores and Wal-Mart checkout lines. Historically they have been a 6" scale, but recently there has been a shift to 9". What I love about collecting these is that they are a true challenge. They are rarely announced, they have sporadic distribution, they don't have a consistent name, and all this is quadrupled for the female characters. This Captain Marvel hit stores in the 2019 Holiday season, but I was unaware of her existence until a reader emailed me last month.

The "Limited Articulation" terms I use are no joke. Captain Marvel has three points of articulation: Head and Shoulders only.

I don't understand the function of these octagonal ports on her back and forearms yet. I'm assuming there is some accessory designed for this assortment, but I haven't seen it yet.

So the the lining of the packaging may just be random Marvel-themed decor, but it also might be an indication of figures yet to come. I would love to see a Wasp and Spider-Gwen.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Captain Marvel with the only other 9.5" Basic female female I know of, the Power Rangers Beast Morphers Yellow Ranger.

A small collection of comic-series Captain Marvels: From Left to Right: Titan Hero Series, Toybox, Basic Series, Marvel Universe, and Marvel Legends.


1 comment:

  1. I really like this rendition of the character, masked with the mowhawk- the bright colors on this one make it a standout.