MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
Let’s officially bookend these modern FF Legends reviews with the Invisible Woman, the character that started this renewed lease on Legends life for the team back in 2016 when Hasbro first unveiled her at one of the con presentations. Hasbro launching with Sue was something of a promise to long-time collectors that they were really going to finish the team, by kicking things off with the most frequently neglected member of the core group. With this latest set, Hasbro seems to be sticking with that promise, releasing the whole team in one go this time, and not making the same mistakes that Toy Biz made over and over again.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Invisible Woman is figure 3 in the Super Skrull Series of Marvel Legends. Like the rest of her team from this assortment, Sue is sporting her latest costume from the comics, thereby completing this set of the team. The figure stands 6 inches tall and she has 27 points of articulation. This Sue shares most of her parts with the last Sue, which seems respectable enough. The Phoenix body is a good fit for Sue’s usual build, and a solid base body in general, so there are no complaints there. She also uses the same face as the last figure, but gets a new hair piece, as well as new feet to match the more stylized soles of the rest of the team. I was a pretty big fan of the prior Sue figure’s head sculpt, and I wasn’t so sure about this one at first, but in person I find myself really liking the new hairstyle, and even preferring its more dynamic nature to the previous sculpt. It also looks really nice swapped onto that old body, for those interested. The feet are okay; not as goofy looking as Reed’s, but I’m not the biggest fan of the wedges. I liked the prior figure’s flat feet. They don’t look bad, though. The paintwork on Sue matches well with the rest of the team, but something about it looks better on this particular body than the others. I don’t know if the design of this body just lends itself better to the costume layout or what, but I just like the costume even more here. Not having that belt broken by a waist joint probably helps. The prior figure didn’t get anything in the way of effects pieces to demonstrate her powers, but this one gets an all-new force shield piece, which clips over her right hand. I quite like it, and it’s also compatible with the Walgreens figure, for those curious. In addition to the shield,this figure includes the torso of the Super Skrull Build-A-Figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
This figure didn’t do much for me when she was announced. I really like the Walgreens figure, and didn’t see much room for improvement, and honestly felt the changes made the figure look worse. In-hand, it’s a totally different story. That new head sculpt is really great, the effects piece is one of Hasbro’s coolest, and even the costume works better here than on the others, making Sue my favorite of the FF members from this particular set. I think a lot of people might pass her up for being so similar to her prior figure when compared to her teammates, but she’s surprisingly good.