ZOMBIE SCARLET WITCH
MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Infected by the zombie virus sweeping the globe, Wanda Maximoff is kept in captivity by her former lover, the Vision.”
What If…? was, admittedly, a bit of a mixed bag, and its central episode, “What If…Zombies?” was a pretty good microcosm of the show as a whole. There’s some good stuff in there, but it doesn’t really seem to stick the landing on its potential. One of the things I did rather enjoy in the episode was its Vision and Scarlet Witch sub-plot, which was darkly touching in its own way. We’ve thus far only gotten one Legends Zombie, Zombie Captain America, but Wanda’s joining the party with her own figure, which I’m taking a look at today!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Zombie Scarlet Witch is figure 3 in the Khonshu Series of Marvel Legends. She’s one of four What If…? figures, and one of two Zombies in this line-up, specifically, the other being Iron Man. The figure stands 6 1/2 inches tall (thanks to all of the crazy hair) and she has 29 points of articulation. Since the point of deviation in “What If…Zombies?” was right before Infinity War, the Avengers are all wearing whatever gear they had at that point in the movies. That means Wanda was still sporting her Civil War era costume at the time of her zombification, and, by extension, this figure makes use of the Civil War sculpt. She gets a new head, arms, and jacket add-on piece. The original sculpt was pretty strong, so it’s a good starting point for a new figure. The new parts mesh pretty nicely, and they’re actually pretty fun. The head sculpt is particularly dynamic, and just really changes the whole look of the figure, bringing her more in line with the more energetic design scheme we saw with the Zombie Captain America. The new arms not only give her double elbows and swivels at the shoulders, but they also do the pinless construction, which is a bit sleeker. I also dig the damage to the jacket, both on the sleeves and on the actual jacket piece. The figure’s paint work is pretty decently handled, with a bright and bold color layout, as well as some really impressive accenting, especially notable on the jacket piece. The tear on the pants is only painted, which is pretty goofy looking up close, but it’s just the one spot, so it ends up working out alright. Zombie Scarlet Witch is packed with a pair of magic effects for the wrists, as well as the left leg to the Khonshu Build-A-Figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Zombie Cap was a surprise success for me in the first What If…? assortment, so with that in mind, I was a little more excited by additional Zombies. Iron Man didn’t prove different enough for me to justify grabbing him, but I really liked the look of Wanda as a prototype. She’s a fair bit of re-use, but it’s good re-use, and it results in another rather fun Zombie variant. As much as I wasn’t enamored by the episode, I do quite like the figures that came out of it.
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