Hey everyone, welcome back for our final entry into the Infinity Ultron BAF Marvel Legends Disney+ Wave. We're looking at Ms. Marvel and... well... the hopes I had for this wave have crashed with the last couple of reviews. Can Ms. Marvel finish strong? Let's find out.
"Kamala Khan—a 16-year-old Pakistani-American growing up in Jersey City. A great student, an avid gamer and a voracious fan-fiction scribe, she has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. But Kamala struggles to fit in at home and at school—that is, until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with superpowers, right?"
Source: Ms. Marvel | Disney+ Originals
As we take a look at Ms. Marvel, we'll discuss our four attributes: Accessories, Appearance, Articulation, and Affordability. Considering each, will then lead to an overall grade of zero to 10 toyboxes, with 10 being the top rating.
Ms. Marvel comes with a pair of item-holding hands and a pair of fists. She also has the Infinity Ultron Torso.
That's it. No power effects like she had in the show. Trash. Nothing to even put in the gripping hands.
1 out of 10 for interchangeable hands.
At first, I was pretty excited with how nice looking the figure is. As I've pointed out in the previous reviews, Hasbro really nailed the look of the characters. They succeed here as well, given that the character does look as if she's stepped right off the television screen. There is some incredible detail in her dress and the texture is really nicely done. Also, you can feel the texture sculpted into her leggings and sleeves. The paint apps on her face are done very well, but they start to show some problems as you move down the figure. I noticed paint scrapes on all four of my hands, at the hinges, sloppy application on her shoes, her knee joints are a darker red than the rest of her legs, and a little bit of gold is missing on the trim on the right side of her costume. I do like the detail in her hair sculpt and the scarf is a nice touch as well. It's made of a softer material and moves easily enough when you turn her head and torso side to side. I mean, overall, for pure display aesthetics, she's good and the flaws are fairly minor. I feel like she's a solid 7.5 out of 10.
I don't even want to discuss this section, to be honest. That's how terrible it is. Starting at the head... it will turn side to side and there is some tilt. Forget looking up or down though. The hair and scarf impede those movements. Her shoulders do raise to a nice T pose and will rotate easily enough. As with Sharon Carter, there is no bicep swivel, as that action is built into the single-jointed elbow. You can bend her arms in past 90 degrees, but not much. The wrists all swivel and hinge up and down easy enough, which also makes swapping the hands easy. Her upper diaphragm joint is terrible. It turns side to side, like her head, and has some tilting capacity, also like her head. But there is virtually NO forward crunch and what little back bend exists is negligible. There is no waist swivel, but even if there were, the dress would hinder it terribly. Speaking of hindrances... thanks to the design of her dress, the legs won't kick forward or backward much at all. Splits are rendered useless, even on the side with the slit. The plastic of the skirting is too inflexible. The upper thigh cut works well, but the double-jointed knees are a nightmare of frozen waste. She got a hot water bath to loosen the knees and for one brief, glorious instant, she could actually bend her knee quite well. I say briefly because her left leg, once again, won't bend easily at the lower joint any longer. Her ankles hinge up and down, with difficulty and when you do point her feet all the way down, you can see the paint scrape off her ankle joints. The pivot works fine though.
She's going to be another shelf statue with a terrible rating of 4 out of 10 for articulation.
As with the rest of the figures, Ms. Marvel retails at $24.99 and like the rest of the figures in this wave, earns a 7 out of 10.
Overall, I'm sorry... you must have this figure if you wish to complete the Ultron BAF, unless you can find someone to give or sell you, their torso. Truthfully, you're better off trading for the torso alone as Ms. Marvel earns a very underwhelming...
4 out of 10 ToyBoxes
What a terrible way to end this review series. I apologize. I really wanted to like the figure more, but if you don't have to buy this to complete your BAF... don't waste the money. The four is overly generous and only because of her decent appearance and affordability ratings. Thank you, as always, for visiting and until next time... GEEK OUT!!!