Sunday, June 12, 2022

Marvel Legends - MEGGAN!

Marvel Legends - X-Men Excalibur 3-Pack -  Hasbro Pulse Exc - Hasbro 2021

Meggan is a character that has intrigued me from the first time I laid eyes on her. That first exposure was way back in 1989's Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem. At the time I would buy anything drawn by Arthur Adams and I was tangentially exposed to all of Excalibur with this book. Meggan was on the cover, and appeared in about 6 panels. She was wearing her yellow cow-neck outfit at the time and didn't really do anything. To me she was just a mysterious young woman with a massive amount of hair and elf ears. A couple years later she was included in second series of Marvel Universe trading cards and her bio explained her powers... sort of. It said she has the "power of metamorphosis", which I took to mean that she had abilities like Wolfsbane. And in subsequent exposures to her character, I saw her do a quasi-werewolf transformation. I still have never read Excalibur and she is largely a mystery to me, but still oddly iconic to my childhood. Let's check out this long-awaited Meggan figure below!

I usually find smiling faces on toys to be pretty cringey, but this one is great.

Aside from Medusa, Meggan has the biggest hair of any Marvel Legends figure so far (including Scream).

Meggan's only accessory is an extra pair of fisted hands.

The only thing I don't love about this figure is the bare underarm joints. I get why this is necessary to give priority to the bare shouldertops. But I love a good arms-raised pose, so it's an unfortunate concession.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Meggan with her husband Captain Britain Brian Braddock.

And here are the three members of the Excalibur boxset together: Shadowcat, Captain Britain, and Meggan.

And here they are with my favorite Nightcrawler Legends (from the Wendigo wave).
Now we desperately need a Rachel Summers Phoenix.


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