Welcome to another Dan's ToyBox action figure review! Today is the first of our series on the Disney+ Wave Hasbro Marvel Legends Infinity Ultron BAF series. Technically, the first was our 2 in 1 review of the D+ Moon Knight and Mr. Knight figures, but at that point, I honestly hadn't decided whether or not I'd finish the set for the BAF. My birthday weekend was definitely full of surprises! So, let's get on with things, shall we?
Jennifer Walters is a struggling attorney and cousin to Bruce Banner, none other than the Incredible Hulk. As a result of an automobile accident, Walters is exposed to Banner's gamma-irradiated blood and soon finds herself transformed into the She Hulk! Struggling to maintain a balance between her personal life and newfound fame as a Superhero attorney, She Hulk finds herself facing some of her hardest challenges... dating, finding clothing that doesn't shred every time she transforms, co-worker jealousy and, oh yeah, occasionally facing super-powered opponents of her own. Whether you were a fan of the show or not, we were treated to two sights... Charlie Cox back as Daredevil (whoot hoooooo!!!!) and She Hulk twerking. Of the pair, I can promise you there will be no twerking in this review. But you never know when or where a certain red clad character might just show up! For those of you wondering, She Hulk first appeared in the pages of The Savage She Hulk #1, February 1980, created by Stan Lee and John Buscema. Incidentally, she would be the last character that Stan Lee would create for Marvel for another 12 years until his return to comics in 1992! (Bonus points for anybody who can tell me what comic he returned with.)
As always, we will cover the four A's: Accessories, Appearance, Articulation, and Affordability. Once considered, the figure will receive an overall grade of zero to ten ToyBoxes, with zero being the worst and, naturally, ten the best. Time to rock and roll!
She Hulk comes with: One pair of fists, one pair of splayed open hands, and the BAF left leg. Nothing more. While I get that she's in the "costume" made for her in the series, it might have been kind of cool for her to have a briefcase. I also question the splayed open hands. Open, grasping hands would have made more sense. The widespread fingers look stiff and make her look unnatural in poses. I'm kind of disappointed, to be honest and feel that maybe all she deserves is a 4 out of 10 for Accessories.
While I have some issues with the accessories, or rather, lack thereof I will admit that this is a nice-looking figure. I'm still not 100% sure how I feel about the show, but Hasbro definitely nailed the look. The facial sculpt and paint really does an incredible job of matching up to the CGI created She Hulk based on Tatiana Maslany's facial features. The hint of red to the lips, coupled with the detailed paint application to the eyes is really nicely done. Even the green streaks throughout her hair give it a nice depth and realistic appearance. I'm also very impressed with the detailed sculpting and texture of her bodysuit. It would be easy to overlook this if you didn't carefully study the figure. There is a lot going on with the clothing, from the smaller texture all over to the linework and details of the costume. I am very impressed with her sneakers. The black paint details are super clean, which is good, especially on a white shoe. The only real area of concern on mine was some spots underneath her left arm where the white could have used another coat. The shoulders themselves could have used an additional layer of white as well, but overall Hasbro actually nails the series likeness. I also really like the lighter green to her skin, which was something I enjoyed in the show too. Hasbro does keep upping the level of their MCU accurate characters and She Hulk is no exception. Probably my worst complaint is the green paint on her shoulder joints is just a shade different than her arms and that's attributable to the color of the plastic used for the shoulders. Overall, though, this is an exceptionally good-looking piece and, surprisingly a nice addition to my collection. I'm happy to give her a 9 out of 10 for Appearance.
How well does the She Hulk move? Not very.
Starting right from the top, her head is very limited due to the hair. There is virtually no up and down movement. Side to side is hindered a great deal due to the fairly rigid hair hanging down in front. You can turn her head, if you force it and kind of bend the hair up a bit, but I certainly wouldn't recommend doing that regularly. Her shoulders will raise the arms out to the sides in a decent T pose, but I noticed a tiny bit of white paint scraped off. They will rotate a full 360 degrees though, which is good. The bicep swivel works fine and the pinless double-jointed elbows do bend in really tight. Both sets of hands will swivel and hinge up and down as well. The upper torso joint is awful though. It will pivot and tilt sideways, but the front and back crunch is only a single ratchet, meaning that she can't crunch or lean back very far at all. As with this particular body mold, there is also NO waist swivel, which is disappointing. Her hips do allow for better than 90-degree splits, which is nice, and she can kick forward to the point that her leg is parallel to the table. Her upper thigh cut works nicely and is hidden very nicely at the cuff of the shorts. As with the elbows. her legs are pinless and double-jointed. They bend in fairly well, though not quite heel to backside. The ankle rocker works great, and the downward hinge works well, however, due to the shape of the shoe, the upward hinge doesn't quite meet the standards we're used to. Sadly, the relative immobility of the figure was disappointing to me and as a result, earns She Hulk an average at best score of 5 out of 10.
"Ooohh... looky what Uncle Wade's got here!"
WADE!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?
"EXCUSE ME?!? JUST WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?!?"
"Heh, ehh, who me? Nothing... just checking on some cakes!!!"
"Ughhh.... totally... worth... it...***"
"CAN WE PLEASE FINISH THIS, NOW?"
I'm hearing that many people are finding this wave on sale, which is great! I did get mine at my local Walmart for $24.99 and was pleased to see the consistency in pricing for She Hulk and the rest of the figures in this wave. I've mentioned many times how displeased I am with Hasbro and the inconsistency in their pricing structure but because this wave actually retailed at essentially the lowest price point, I'll give it a 7 out of 10 for Affordability. If YOU found it for less, please let me know over in the Dan's ToyBox group on Facebook.
Overall, while She Hulk isn't a terrible figure, she isn't exactly great either. The aesthetics help to make up for some of the other shortcomings, but not enough to give her a higher rating. Therefore, she earns:
7 out of 10 ToyBoxes
Thanks again for checking out our latest action figure review! We will be bringing you more of the D+ Wave throughout the rest of this week. Until next time... GEEK OUT!!!