I’ve mentioned before that I really like the Avengers. In particular, I like the members that were prominent in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, who never picked up their own series outside of the team. A great example of this is the Scarlet Witch, who joined the team a little over a year after their debut and stuck with them fairly consistently until around the early 2000s. If you’d like to read more about her, check out her entry in the Backstories section, here.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Scarlet Witch was released in the series 19 of Hasbro’s Marvel Universe line. The figure stands just shy of 3 ¾ inches tall and features 25 points of articulation. She makes first use of the second female base body for the line, which I examined in my review of the more recent Wasp figure. It’s a marked improvement over the previous body, and is pretty well proportioned overall. In addition to the base body, she also has a brand new head, thighs (To show the edge of her boots) and cape. The head is a really nice sculpt, easily one of the best in the line. It captures the character very nicely. The cape is well sculpted, but it is a bit too long, which can make standing her difficult. The paint is the worst area of the figure. It isn’t terrible, but there is a fair amount of noticeable slop, including a rather obvious red spot on her chin. It’s not enough to ruin the figure, but it’s still very annoying. Scarlet Witch’s sole accessory is a hex piece that fits over her hand. It’s a nice piece, and it fits well on her hand, but I would have liked to get the usual display stand, especially given the figure’s difficulty standing.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Scarlet Witch was an Amazon purchase. When I first saw the prototype pictures, I was very excited, as she was easily the most essential Avenger missing at the time. In hand, she’s not quite as good as the prototype, but paint issues aside, she’s a very well done figure. She is also a huge improvement over her Marvel Legends figure, but that’s not a hard thing to do. I’m pretty sure smashing your head through the wall would be an improvement over that figure.