Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Marvel Legends - JEAN GREY!

Marvel Legends - X-Men '97 Disney+ Vintage Wave 2 - Jean Grey - Hasbro 2024

I just finished watching X-Men '97 and I am quite the fan. There was always something a little off about the original X-Men the Animated Series to me. I always had trouble taking it seriously. But this 27-years-later continuation is what I always wanted that show to be. Everything is a little elevated: the drawing style, the storytelling, the voicework, and the overall feel is more polished. My only issue is that way too much happened in 10 episodes. It buzzed through Inferno, Zero Tolerance, Trial of Magneto, and E is for Extinction storylines in rapid pace. It presented well, but the source stories are great and could have been expanded upon. Jean Grey got a decent amount of screentime, which was expected. But what I didn't expect was to get the nicest Jean Grey Marvel Legends figure to date from it. This 90's costume can be a little awkward in toy form, her shoulderpads and face-cropping headgear doesn't always translate well into plastic. But this one got it right. Let's check out Jean below!


Aside from her alternate head, Jean also comes with two pairs of hands.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Jean alongside the X-Men '97 Storm and Rogue.

And here she is next to Madelyn Pryor as the Goblin Queen. I was surprised at the scale difference between these two (especially considering they should be identical). Goblin Queen's heels obviously add some height, and Jean's blue mask will naturally make her head appear smaller, but even with those considerations, this Jean figure is smaller than usual.

And here she is with two modern Jean figures: The VHS Figure from 2022 and the Love Triangle figure from 2019.


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