Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Marvel Legends 3.75" Retro - BLACK WIDOW!

Marvel Legends 3.75" Retro Series Wave 6 - Black Widow - Hasbro 2022

I've grown a great appreciation for Black Widow over the years. When I was a kid, an espionage-themed character character wearing an off-the-rack jumpsuit couldn't hold my attention in a world of bright spandex and otherworldly powers. In my first real job after college, my boss was a Marvel fan and was obsessed with Black Widow. He was even buying expensive Bowen statues of her. He was a smart and insightful guy so his fascination with the character made me start to rethink my stance. About seven years later when she became an Avenger in the MCU, I was initially steamed that they replaced Wasp with someone so boring. But Scarlett Johansson's excellent cinematic portrayal slowly start to wear down my resistance and I started to see the appeal. I've gone back and read a lot of her classic comics and I'm now a fan. I still think her costumes tend to be boring, but there is something iconic about her third outfit - this 1970's look with a black catsuit, big red hair, and gold belt and cuffs.

The Marvel Legends Retro line continues to impress. The packaging is a stunning throwback to yesteryear and the character selection so far has been amazing. I've had this figure since late May but just got the push to post her because my Firestar figure is arriving in the mail today and I will want to review her asap (and I'm too OCD to review them out of order). Let's check out Black Widow below!

Black widow comes with a very oversized grappling hook gun.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all the Marvel Legends Retro ladies so far. From Left to Right: Elektra, Storm, Dark Phoenix, Black Widow, Phoenix, Invisible Woman, and Ms. Marvel.


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