Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Marvel Legends - TIGRA!

West Coast Avengers Box Set - Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson) - Hasbro 2023

Once again, I must sing the praises of the West Coast Avengers Marvel Legends box set. A little under two years ago we got a long-awaited modern figure of Tigra in the Marvel Legends Vintage line. While not the most A-list of characters, she has an iconic look and has been a regular feature in various Marvel titles since the mid-70s. The 2021 figure was beautiful and amazing, but not perfect. The color was distractingly vibrant and the hairsculpt on the calm-faced head looked good, but didn't really capture her comic look. For all we know, those design decisions might have been meant to reflect the Tigra & Dazzler (2020) animated series that was cancelled by Hulu before it was ever produced. But either way, I was satisfied, but secretly hoping to get a first appearance redeco with lighter hues and black hair with a widow's peak. While that version hasn't been made (yet), this updated figure presents her classic comic look with lighter yellow-orange fur and skin and long reddish-brown hair. She looks amazing.

This Tigra comes with two heads and two set of hands.  The angry head is an identical sculpt to Tigra's 2021 version (although recolored). But the calm-faced head has a new hairsculpt which really differentiates her from the first release.

I'm admittedly not a fan of the angry head. I wish the mouth was fully open with fangs or the eyes conveyed more rage. And the stripes on her face are weird and unnecessary. Also, as dynamic as this hair technically is, it's kind of flat and boring.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Tigra with her 2021 Vintage Series figure. I believe their headsculpts are the same, but with different hair.

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

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

And here is my Tigra collection. From Left to Right:  Heroclix 2005, Toy Biz 1997, SuperHero Squad, Marvel Legends 2021, Mini-Mates, Heroclix 2015, Bowen Mini-Bust, HeroClix 2018 , Eaglemoss, Marvel Legends 2023, HeroClix 2012, Marvel Legends 2009, and HeroClix 2016.


1 comment:

  1. I like the orange of the original... ...tempted to get the head from the new one and hairdryer-off her new hair to swap in.