MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“The Eternal with an affinity for humanity, Sersi has the ability to manipulate matter, changing the make-up of any non-sentient material she touches.”
Though the film has quite a large cast of characters, all of whom play prominent roles in the whole of the film, Eternals‘ definitive main character is Sersi. It’s not a huge surprise, given that Sersi has by far been the most successful member of the team over the years, being the only one of them to actually see any real traction in the Marvel universe outside of the main Eternals book. Heck, she was even an Avenger for a while, to say nothing of her history with Black Knight, who I have it on good authority is a pretty cool dude. Definitely up and coming. Boy, wouldn’t it be cool to see him in a movie or something? No, sorry, I’m getting distracted. This is a review about Sersi, not Black Knight. Even though he’s totally the best character in the movie. But that’s not the point. What’s the point? Umm, Sersi, I guess. Right, Sersi, is the main character of the movie, portrayed in the film by Gemma Chan, who has actually been in the MCU before as Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel. So, hey, now Gemma’s got two Legends. Good for her!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Sersi is figure 3 in the Gilgamesh Series of Marvel Legends. Though she may be the most prominent of the Eternals, this is still her first figure, just like the rest of the cast. The figure stands 6 inches tall and she has 27 points of articulation. Sersi’s articulation scheme is fairly similar to the other two female Eternals I’ve looked at, so it’s generally pretty good in terms of movement. The hips are definitely a bit more restricted here, though, due to the design of her skirt. It’s still not as bad as it could be, and ultimately she’s still capable of a great many poses. Her sculpt is all-new, and is based on her design from the film. Sersi’s classic comics design isn’t the most involved thing; it’s pretty much just a green bathing suit. This takes the general vibe of her earlier designs, and also cements it into something that’s more in line with the overall cohesive aesthetic of the Eternals in the film. I generally do rather like it. The sculpt does a nice job of translating it into toy form. The head sports a pretty spot-on likeness of Gemma Chan, certainly more on point than her Captain Marvel figure, and rivaled only by Makkari for the figures I’ve looked at so far from this set. I do also like the slightly dynamic blowing of her hair, although it’s slightly amusing that the skirt piece isn’t really sculpted with any similar movement. Sersi’s paint work is pretty solid for what it is. The costume is basic, but it’s at least cleaner in application than Ikaris, and the printing for the face is actually really good on this figure. Probably the best of the set, really. Sersi is packed with two sets of hands, one set relaxed gesture, and the other a fist/two finger point combo. She also gets the left leg to Gilgamesh. I again feel like some effects pieces would have been cool, but I guess they might be a little trickier with her power set.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Sersi is the only of the Eternals I had any attachment to going in, almost entirely because of the Black Knight connection. I sure do love me some Black Knight. Sersi herself isn’t a bad character, and I was glad that she was well and truly the central character of the story, because I think she worked well in that role. She’s perhaps not as flashy as some of the others, but I liked her story, and I liked her. And, I also do quite like this figure. Now, can I please get an MCU Dane Whitman of some sort?
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