Alright, so after a few more articles on Joes and whatnot, it’s time to go back to another figure from Toybiz’s Marvel Legends days. Let’s look at another girl, and the first lady of the Avengers… Wasp.
Wasp came in series 15 of the Toybiz Marvel Legends, packaged with the legs for the MODOK Build-a-Figure. And like a lot of other figures in the later years of Marvel Legends, she came with a variant. Two, in fact! Two really nice variants. Neither of which I have. One came in blue and the other in red, both with the classic hairstyle, with the mass release coming in her most recent outfit with short hair. The variants proved pretty popular, and fetch pretty decent prices on the aftermarket, with the mass-release being very easy to find. And with good reason.
At its core this figure isn’t bad at all. For the most part, the body is well-designed and she’s as posable as you’d expect any Legend to be. But there are a few problems with the sculpt that I’ll be getting to. Continue reading
I’m really starting to think I need to put more “rhythm” into my comic character collecting…
I got Deadpool before any of the other X-Men, Ms. Marvel before Captain Marvel; I own Iron Patriot and no Captain America (which I need to fix), I don’t have a good Hulk figure, I own Black Widow and Namor for… some reason and I have more Iron Men than I really need. And of course, I continued this by getting Doctor Doom before anyone in the Fantastic Four! At least there’s a boxset to help fix that now. Besides, he’s Doctor Doom. Who needs reason to own him?
I always thought Doctor Doom was kind of cool, probably because I like Destro from G.I. Joe so much. He’s kind of like the prototype for Destro, even if was a bit cooler, at least in my opinion. This mold was previously used in one of the Secret Wars comic packs with Wasp and Absorbing Man, sporting a much more “animated” color scheme. Whether you like the animated look or the “realistic” look is really a matter of opinion, but either way, this one gives you the option of just getting Doom by himself. Continue reading