MS. MARVEL — GAMERVERSE
MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Whip-smart with an optimistic personality, Kamala Khan is determined to combat injustice wherever she finds it.”
In 2014, after deciding to give Carol Danvers a promotion to Captain, Marvel was in need of a new hero to take on the mantle of Ms. Marvel. They found her in the form of Kamala Khan, a Terrigen Mist-empowered Pakistani-American teenager with shapeshifting abilities. She was a pretty solid addition to the Marvel roster pretty much from the word go, and has hung on to a decent fanbase since her introduction. She made the jump to multimedia in 2017 as part of the Avengers Assemble cartoon, and is now going one step further, featuring as one of the playable characters in the upcoming Avengers game. She had already gotten the Legends treatment once before, but now she’s getting a second go.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Ms. Marvel is the final single-packed figure in the Abomination Series of Marvel Legends. She’s the third figure based on the Avengers game, though with how faithful the design is to the comics, she makes for a good middle-ground figure. The figure stands 5 1/2 inches tall and she has 29 points of articulation. Structurally, she’s mostly the same figure as her first release. It was a pretty solid offering the first time around, and it’s still a pretty strong sculpt this time around. The only change-up is to the boots, which are now Nico’s laced-style boots. It’s a nice change, and I think it makes for an improvement to the overall sculpt. The figure makes its biggest changes in the paint department. While the original release was a more bold, comic accurate color scheme, this one is a little more subtle for the most part. There aren’t any changes to the overall layout, and the general aesthetic is pretty much the same, though. She does get the face printing in place of how the original was handled, which looks a little bit more realistic, and better fits her in with the game stuff. I also really like the slightly lighter blue of this design, though I’m not sure how much I like the more washed out gold. Ms. Marvel is packed with the same set of stretched arms as her original release (updated to the new color scheme), as well as the torso to the Abomination Build-A-Figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I already have the first Ms Marvel figure, and I was pretty happy with it, so I didn’t really feel like I *needed* this figure. That said, I’m not turning away much Legends these days, so she was getting added to the collection regardless. I didn’t expect much from this figure, but I think she’s an overall improvement to the original. If you already have the original, this one’s not necessary, but if you’re just looking to pick up one version, this is definitely the way to go. I really can’t blame Hasbro for wanting to make sure this character remains easily available.
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