MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Laser focused and relentless, Sylvie is the TVA’s most formidable villain, who has vowed to burn the organization to the ground.”
At the end of Loki‘s first episode, we were presented with the twist that the villain the TVA had brought in Loki to help hunt down was, in fact, another version of Loki himself. In the following episode, a further twist revealed that this variant of Loki wasn’t just another Tom Hiddleston Loki, but was, in fact, a take on the Lady Loki concept from the comics. This alternate Loki, who takes on the name of Sylvie to differentiate herself, would from that point forward serve as the show’s deuteragonist, who, much like the Loki we all know and love, proves that there’s a much more sympathetic side to her than her rough exterior might let on. And, hey, toy love! Alright!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Sylvie is figure 6 in the Watcher Series of Marvel Legends. She’s the only figure in the series not to be based on What If…?, but is following up on the single Loki figure that was in the first Disney+-inspired assortment. She was also the first figure we knew about from this assortment, since she was shown during the show’s run. The figure stands a little under 6 inches tall and she has 29 points of articulation. Sylvie’s articulation scheme is pretty decently handled. She doesn’t get double jointed elbows, but the single joints do at least get a lot of range, and the rest of the movement is all pretty solid. The only thing I’m not big on is how the knees do sort of break up the flow of the leg sculpt, but it’s not terrible. Sylvie’s sculpt is an all-new offering, and generally a rather strong one. The likeness of Sophia Di Martino isn’t bad on the head sculpt, at least facially. The hair’s a little iffier, but that’s always a little more troublesome. The separate piece does at least help a fair bit, as does the inclusion of her broken crown piece, which helps to break things up a bit. The body sculpt is overall fairly well-proportioned, and the costume parts are all fairly well defined. Sylvie’s paint work is by and large pretty basic. Obviously, the most intensive work is on the face, but there’s a little bit of work on the hair, and some smaller details on the outfit. All of it looks pretty good, and the application is generally pretty clean. Sylvie is packed with two sets of hands (gripping and a fist/open gesture combo), her blade, her cloak, and the cape for the Watcher Build-A-Figure. The hands are definitely fun, and the cloak looks pretty good, although with it in place, she’s got no real ability to move her arms.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Sophia Di Martino’s portrayal of Sylvie was really one of the highlights of Loki for me. I really liked her chemistry with Hiddleston, and her story as a whole made her a quite likable character, so I was immediately down for her getting a figure. I’m glad she showed up relatively quickly, and I’m also glad she turned out as nicely as she did.
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