Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Marvel Legends - BLACK WIDOW (Gray)!

Marvel Legends - Black Widow (90's Gray Suit) - Wal-Mart Exc - Hasbro 2020

One of the first times I appreciated Black Widow was when she appeared in the Jim Lee run of Uncanny X-Men in the early 90s. I was very picky about the hairdos on my heroines back then. And I had a strong (illogical) aversion to big, chunky red hair like Starfire, Red Sonja, and Black Widow were always sporting. I would regularly see her in Marvel Fanfare but just had no interest. But then when I saw her in X-Men, she suddenly had a modern haircut, and a costume that (although still pretty simple) was infinitely more exciting than a plain black catsuit. I also love that this costume incorporated a lot more use of the spider motif. With a name like Black Widow, I would have expected a lot more arachnid references than just a small red hourglass on her belt buckle. Although often covered by her jacket, this gray jumpsuit has a huge spider logo on the back that I always thought was kickass. This is the perfect fan figure to release with all the MCU versions. I was hoping for a blue first appearance figure, but this is a close second!

Black Widow comes with a two alternate hands, a pair of blasting wrist-cuffs, a pair of smoking wrist-cuffs, and a jetpack with two rocket effects.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the Marvel Legends Black Widow that came in a TRU exclusive 2-Pack with winter Soldier in 2010.

And here are three recent comic-style Widows from the Legends line. Deadly Origins, 90's Gray, and Motorcycle.


1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic figure. Being quarantined, I didn't even know this was coming. Will have to check out Walmart soon. Great figure.