Monday, August 14, 2023

Marvel Legends - MOCKINGBIRD!

West Coast Avengers Box Set - Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) - Hasbro 2023

This West Coast Avengers boxset has been providing me more joy than I would have expected. I was never a huge fan of this team. I have picked up a few random issues here and there, but they never stuck. But since those days I have developed an immense appreciation for several of the team members on an individual basis. When I think of a team-based boxset, this is exactly the composition I would expect: a majority of female characters (because the figures regularly left unproduced for a team roster are almost always female), simple retools of a existing characters as a cost-saver, and an overall unlikely assortment (from a retail-demand perspective at least). This set was very unexpected but easily gave me my top three favorite female Legends for the year (so far). The Julia Carpenter redeco is wonderful. Same for Tigra in muted colors and a new head. But the standout of the whole set is Mockingbird in her classic domino mask and puffy sleeves. She's perfect. Let's check out Mockingbird below!

The box set cover is an interesting homage to the 1985 cover of West Coast Avengers #1 with Wonder Man and Hawkeye replaced with Spider-Woman and Hank Pym. Julia didn't join the team for another six years in 1991.

Mockingbird comes with a pair of escrima sticks (that can be attached together into a small bo staff), 
a long bo staff, and two sets of hands.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

And here are the three ladies from this amazing box set together: Mockingbird, Tigra, and Spider-Woman.

I forgot to take a big group shot, but here are the boys: Iron Man and Hank Pym.


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