#1966: Captain Marvel

CAPTAIN MARVEL

MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)

“Accompanied by her furry sidekick, Goose, Captain Marvel suits up to defend the universe from intergalactic threats.”

It’s becoming increasingly commonplace for movie-themed assortments of Marvel Legends to include multiple versions of the film’s main character, so it’s probably not a huge surprise that the Captain Marvel assortment would have two different Carols in play.  The first figure, which I covered on Sunday, was a more all-purpose variant.  Today’s figure is a little more specific, and is honestly a fun little throwback to the time period that’s the film’s setting.  Yes, Captain Marvel is a period piece, set in the ’90s, so it’s only right that she would follow the overwhelming trend of that decade’s super heroes by throwing a leather jacket over her costume!

THE FIGURE ITSELF

Captain Marvel is numbered figure 3 in the line-up for the Kree Sentry Series of Marvel Legends, and she’s second of the two Marvels in the assortment.  The leather jacketed look didn’t initially seem like it will be her main look for the movie, but it’s quick and forced appearance in all of the merchandise indicates it may play a larger role than we may have initially guessed.  The figure stands 6 inches tall and has 27 points of articulation.  As you might expect, she shares a few parts with her standard counterpart, specifically, the torso, pelvis and legs.  While not perfect pieces, they were decent enough the first time around, and they remain decent here.  She gets a new head and arms, as well as a jacket add-on piece.  This head is superior to the prior one; the hair is slightly differently styled, being shorter and more dynamic, which improves both appearance and posability.  The face is also sporting a better likeness of Brie Larson, with a slightly more expressive look about it, and just a generally more defined set of features.  It also bears an uncanny likeness to Amy Poehler, who I’m just now realizing Brie Larson herself bears quite a resemblance.  The new jacketed parts are also pretty solid pieces as well, and mask the overall skinniness of the original sculpt a bit, making for a better overall look.  She’s also got a new set of hands, which aren’t a match for either pair included with the other figure.  They’re in a more relaxed state, which is fairly multi-purpose, and they look pretty decent, so that works out alright.  Carol’s paintwork is perhaps the most impressive in this assortment. The uniform matches the prior figure, albeit with her neck now flesh-toned instead of blue, to indicate her more relaxed look.  The face again uses the printed styling, and, apart from an errant mark on her forehead, it’s a nicer looking application then the other unmasked Carol’s.  Perhaps the coolest detail on the figure is the insignia printed on the back of her jacket, which even includes realistic wear, as though it were on a real leather jacket.  Captain Marvel is packed with two accessories.  The first is her pet cat Goose, seen here in a far less compromising state than the version included with Fury.  The second is the left arm of the Kree Sentry Build-A-Figure.  I will admit, she definitely feels a bit on the light side.  At the very least, an extra pair of hands would have been a nice addition, especially since they already had them sculpted for the main figure.

THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION

As goofy as they may have been in the ’90s, I have to admit I’m kind of a sucker for the bomber jacket over spandex look, so it rather quickly jumped out at me when the Captain Marvel promotional materials started coming out.  I was quite pleased when this figure was confirmed as part of the main line-up, and I had definitely ear-marked it as my go-to Captain Marvel from the movie.  I wish she had the extra hands, but I can swap those out from the other figure easily enough.  She’s the superior of the two Captain Marvels available here, and honestly she’s probably my favorite of the figures I’ve looked at so far.

This Captain Marvel, like the first one, was purchased from my friends at All Time Toys, and she’s still available here.  And, if you’re looking for other toys both old and new, please check out their website and their eBay storefront.

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