Thursday, June 23, 2022

Marvel Legends - DOMINO!

Marvel Legends X-Force 3-Pack - Rictor, Domino, Cannonball - Hasbro 2021

I feel bad for Neena. No matter how popular and iconic her luck-focused alter-ego Domino has become, she is surprisingly unlucky in the merchandizing department.  Her first Toy Biz from 1995 figure actually wasn't bad at all. It was simple but captured the character nicely. Also her Mini-Mates figure from 2014 is pretty good. But the rest of them.. good lord. Why can't they seem to get her right? This newest attempt is the best so far in the Marvel Legends line, but it falls far short of my expectations. It should be easy to get a nice Domino because she has had many unique looks throughout her run in New Mutants and X-Force, and I would think any one of them would translate well into plastic, but they just don't. This newest version has droopy shoulderpads, flat hair, and awkward open mouth paired with dead eyes, and a problematic faceplate. I honestly never even noticed that Domino has an asymmetrical faceplate/tiara, with the left side being a microphone, but it's legit in the early run of X-force.

But just as often, this faceplate was drawn symmetrically, which would have made a much nicer looking toy. This figure is perfectly fine, and like I said, it's the best Domino in the Legends series so far (of three), but it's just very lackluster to me. Let's check her out below.

I was very upset at the placement of her faceplate. If you look at the in-package picture above, you can see that the soft flexible plastic of this head ornamentation was curled in -- obscuring her face and looking ever more asymmetrical than it was intended to be. So before I even snapped any pictures, I put two tiny dabs of superglue under the mask and positioned it in a more natural place. I don't consider this a customization, because I think this is the way it was intended to look.

Domino comes with two guns and an alternate set of fisted hands.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three members of the box set together: Rictor, Domino, and Cannonball.

Here is Cannonball with his first leg-less figure from the 2019 Wendigo wave.

And here is Rictor with the 2017 Shatterstar figure.


1 comment:

  1. I hate that I missed this set during the brief time it was available. Hopefully Hasbro will release this at some point in the near future as they definitely underproduced it.