Monday, October 5, 2020

X-Men Movie - MYSTIQUE!

Marvel Legends: X-Men (2000) 20th Anniversary - Mystique - Hasbro 2020

I was obsessed with mutant comics for a most of my childhood so my expectations were always going to be high for the 2000's X-Men movies. I was mostly looking forward to seeing a live-action Storm, but despite Halle Barre's impressive acting chops, I found that character portrayal to be highly disappointing. In fact, with the exception of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, I found almost every character to be lackluster. The only real interesting reimagining of a character for me was Mystique. Her nude/scaly redesign made a lot of sense for her shapeshifting abilities, and her motivations suddenly seemed a lot more streamlined and understandable than in the comics. Casting the gorgeous Rebecca Romijn in a role that disguised her beauty was also an intriguing choice. I didn't realize how much I wanted a toy of this character until I was teased by the cancelled Jennifer Lawrence Marvel Select figure from 2014. It took another 6 years but we finally got a great one. Let's check out Mystique below!

Mystique comes with alternate hands and a left arm that is meant to display her morphing abilities. I wish there was a little more of a gradient between the scaly and human skin, but it's still a fun add-on.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Mystique with her 2000 ToyBiz figure.

And all my movie Mystiques together: 2020 Funko Pop, 2000 Toy Biz, 2014 Mini-mates (Jennifer Lawrence), Marvel Legends, 2004 NECA Bust, and a Bootlego.


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