Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Age of Apocalypse - ROGUE!

Marvel Legends - Colossus BaF - Rogue (Age of Apocalypse) - Hasbro 2021

One thing I love about Rogue is that she's almost always recognizable across all her incarnations. Her signature white streak of hair and her penchant for green is a consistent aesthetic and it always looks great. I'm completely unfamiliar with the Age of Apocalypse storyline. It came at a time when I had dropped most superhero comics in favor of manga and indy books. And while I don't necessarily love the details of this specific costume: the chunky boots, billowy sleeves, poofy bangs, and loose bondage-esque collar - the overall look presents like a fun variation of one of the most popular X-Men members. Images of Age of Apocalypse Rogue often show her in a big green cape. It would have been fun to see that added to this figure. I'm still excitedly waiting for a couple other classic Rogue looks (first appearance and that early-90s green and black headbanded outfit), but I think I'll be happy with all iterations in between. And this is by no means the last Rogue we will see in the Legends series.

Rogue comes with the Left Arm and alternate fisted hand for the Build-a-Figure Colossus.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three Age of Apocalypse ladies so far: Shadowcat, Rogue, and Jean Grey.

And here are my modern Marvel Legends Rogues all together: 


1 comment:

  1. Funny enough, it was the chunky boots that turned me around on buying this figure because I was planning on skipping it since I already had two other Rogues (the 2020 Vintage and 2020 Legacy).

    I personally really liked the chunky boots because, to my knowledge, all the other female Marvel Legends tend to have the same dainty boot design so it was nice to see something different.

    Also, this has nothing to do with toys but I was curious, you said you stopped reading superhero comics by the time AoA started to focus on manga and indies. I was wondering how available was manga in the early 90s? Were they sold in comic shops? Did you have to special order them? I ask because I have a story set in the early 90s (1990 to 1992) but I'm having a hard time finding any info about what was available at the time in the States.