Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Marvel Legends - GOBLIN QUEEN!

Marvel Legends - X-Men '97 Vintage Wave 2 - Goblin Queen - Hasbro 2024

Sometimes I feel bad for all the casual X-fans tuning into the movies and cartoons and trying to figure out the history of Jean Grey. She is an intriguing character that finds herself in the epicenter of the X-Men's greatest stories. But even as a longtime fan, I can't deny it gets a bit confusing. One of her most iconic incarnations (for me) is when her clone, Madelyne Pryor became the Goblin Queen in the Inferno storyline from 1988-89. I was an avid reader of The New Mutants (and X-Terminators) at this time so I was getting a live feed of this story as it was being published (albeit focusing on Illyana). When the promotional material for X-Men '97 was first shown last year, I was excited to see the Goblin Queen. The Inferno storyline was one of the few major X-events that wasn't ever touched on in X-Men: The Animated Series. Amusingly, even though we've now seen the Goblin Queen in the new series, the story was barely scratched. But, hey, at least we got this great figure of her. Let's check out Madelyne below!

Goblin Queen comes with two sets of hands, two green energy effects, and a swaddled baby Nathan.

There was a comic version of Goblin Queen proposed in 2022 as a stretch goal in the Ghost Rider Haslab campaign. The campaign did not meet minimum backers so this figure was never produced. I like how wicked she would have looked.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

For no specific reason I took a pic of her with the 2007 Black Queen figure. These two darker incarnations of Jean/Madelyne always reminded me of each other. But I should have probably used the 2021 Black Queen instead.


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