MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“A brilliant woman with a twisted mind, Dr. Lorina Dodson is the deranged Queen of Crime, White Rabbit.”
The best part of a successful super hero toyline is once it gets far enough in that all the main hero’s primary rogues have gotten coverage, and then you get to have the fun of those second and third stringers. For me, it’s those lower tier characters that really make or break a rogues gallery, especially when they get a good gimmick. The literary gimmick is not an uncommon one, and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is one that’s spawned a few on its own. The most prominent, of course, is Batman foe the Mad Hatter, but Spider-Man gets in on it to with his own Carroll-ian foe, the White Rabbit, who has recently gotten a nice little notoriety boost courtesy of Nick Spencer’s current run on the main Spider-Man book.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
White Rabbit is part of the Demogablin Series of Marvel Legends, where she is by far the most obscure figure offered up. It’s her very first figure, which really isn’t that much of a surprise I suppose. The figure stands 6 1/4 inches tall and she has 29 points of articulation. White Rabbit is constructed from a pretty solid mix of old and new parts. She’s got the jacket and arms from the Civil War Scarlet Witch figure, plus standard legs and feet, as well as all-new parts for the head, torso, and boots. The new and old combine into a pretty faithful recreation of her comics design (with the patterning on Wanda’s jacket even serving as a solid approximation of the plaid pattern of White Rabbit’s jacket), and are just generally a pretty nice selection of parts. I like the continued trend of slightly more dynamic head sculpts, especially as it applies to the hair on this figure. She’s maybe a little bit restricted on the articulation front, especially at that mid torso joint, though, so her posing is a little more limited. That said, while it’s restricted by Legends standards, she’s still quite poseable. The paint work on White Rabbit is all pretty basic. It’s cleanly applied, and matches with the comics color scheme, so it certainly gets the job done. White Rabbit is packed with her umbrella, a blast effect for the front of it, and the glider and flight stand for the Demogoblin build-a-figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
White Rabbit is the sort of character that is right up my alley when it comes to these line-ups. She’s relatively obscure, got a distinctive look, and cool gimmick. I was definitely down for her when she was shown off. In-hand, she can easily fade into the background of this particular line-up, but she does what she does well.
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