Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Marvel Legends - CALLISTO!

Marvel Legends - Wolverine 5-Pack (Amazon Exc) - Callisto - Hasbro 2021

I'll be the first to admit that Callisto was easily my least favorite character from the X-books in my youth. My favorite characters always had bright outlandish costumes, powers that fueled my imagination, and quirky banter that made me want to befriend them. Callisto was the polar opposite of all this. As leader of the sewer-dwelling Morlock community, she was pretty grim and serious. Her clothes consisted mostly of black leather punk duds, but boring. And her powers still confuse me. As far as I can tell she's just good at knife fights, stamina, seeing in the dark, things like that... not things that are easy to visually represent in comic panels or stand out among the ridiculously cool mutant powers held by other characters. Her dynamic enemy/frenemy relationship with Storm is the only thing that kept me interested. I recently re-read the original New Mutants series and her appearances didn't have the same negative reaction for me as they did in my youth. I guess I'm maturing or something.



This is Amazon-Exclusive 5-Pack wasn't something I ever planned on picking up. It was pricey and I was overwhelmed by other purchases when it was first released. But then months later I nabbed it cheap during a Cyber Monday sale. It's a solid set and every character looks good. Jason Wyngarde is especially nice addition to the Hellfire Club set.









This figure is a fantastic (and fitting) re-use of the punk Storm figure from 2018. When Storm lost her powers and donned the mohawk look, she battled Callisto for leadership of the Morlocks and won.

















Callisto comes with four hands, a small dagger knife, and a butterfly knife.
































Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here are the members of the Wolverine 5-Pack together: Cyber, Wolverine, Callisto, Jason Wyngarde, and Omega Red.






Cheers!




2 comments:

  1. Cool figure and character. I had just started collecting comics when this story arc began. I purchased this set just for Callisto and Jason. We need some more Morlocks.

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    1. Makes me wish I had picked up Caliban! I don't know many morlocks by name. Artie and Leech would be awesome though.

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