MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Born into Inhumans royalty, Medusa is a formidable leader who uses her steel-like hair to command power.”
Hey, more Inhumans stuff! Why the sudden spotlight? Did something notable happen with them? Oh, right, TV show. That helps, I guess, even if the show wasn’t everybody’s favorite (I like what I’ve seen so far, but haven’t finished it). Regardless of rationale behind it, I’m excited to get new Inhumans figures. Today, I’ll be looking at the Queen of Atalan, Medusa!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Medusa is the third Walgreens-exclusive Marvel Legends release of 2017. Like the last two, she’s not really tied into a regular assortment (although her husband Black Bolt will be a part of the upcoming Black Panther assortment). This isn’t the first Marvel Legends Medusa; there was one previously released as part of the SDCC 2014-exclusive Thanos Imperative set. That one sported a more modern design than this, and was a fair bit harder to get, so the second figure is definitely appreciated. This figure stands about 6 inches tall and she has 27 points of articulation. She’s largely made from the same pieces as the last Medusa. She’s got a unique head and uses the mid-sized female body used for the likes of Hellcat and Wasp. This figure swaps out the last one’s high-heeled shoes for flats, and also adds a belt piece as well. While the hair is a touch on the modern side for the otherwise classically inspired design, it works well enough, and it’s a pretty nice sculpt to boot. I only wish the hair was a touch longer, just so she had a slightly easier time standing, but it’s otherwise pretty great. The paintwork is, of course, the main point of difference. It’s fairly basic work, but the purples go together pretty well, and I particularly like the metallic shade on the accent pieces. The mask is just painted on, but it works surprisingly well, and you can hardly tell this wasn’t the original plan for the sculpt. Medusa doesn’t include any extras, but with the hair and everything, it’s not that big a deal.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I tried and failed to get the Thanos Imperative set when it went up on Hasbro Toy Shop, so I’ve been in the market for a Legends Medusa since then. I was pretty happy when Hasbro announced she’d be getting another release, and was pleasantly surprised to find her at my local Walgreens just last week. She’s a pretty great addition to the line, and I look forward to having Black Bolt to go with her!