Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Marvel Legends Infinite Series - Maidens of Might - Captain Marvel Review !!!

I purchased this figure of Captain Marvel for around $ 19.99 at a local Walmart . This is the female version of a Captain Marvel character , as the previous versions have all been male . This version of Captain Marvel is Carol Danvers , a character whom has also had other heroic aliases . She is also formerly known as Warbird and Ms. Marvel . As many of us know there are toys of Danvers as these identities also . This figure is also a "running change" , or chase figure , as she shares the spotlight with the Scarlet Witch under the subtitle " Maidens of Might " . She also comes in the exact same packaging as the Scarlet Witch .

As you can see she comes with somewhat the same "Build- a- Figure " accessories as Scarlet Witch with some alternative changes . The two " BAF" accessories I am referring to are the head and the cape . I think the head is supposed to be that of an aged Thor instead of Odin . Also , the cape is the same cape that came with the Scarlet Witch , it is just a different color this time . Red instead of blue . Now let's have a look at all of the accessories Captain Marvel comes with , not just the BAF pieces .

The pinkish purple fireball like item belongs to her , as does the extra masked head . The other accessories belong to the Build-a-Figure . As for the cape, the top pic of it is the front of the cape and the second pic of it is the back . I like the look of that axe, it has a medieval middle ages look to it . Now let's view Captain Marvel out of the packaging .

Already this is one of my most favorite female Marvel Legend figures . Plus I love this newer thicker female body mold , compared to the older slimmer body molds of the past female Marvel Legends . This is the same body mold used for the Moonstone figure .Usually female body molds normally do not have any muscle definition , however this figure does . If you pay close attention , you can see that Captain Marvel has visible muscles in her upper back . Most if not all of the older female Marvel Legends do not have visible muscles in their upper back , but Captain Marvel does . This makes sense since she is a character that possess super strength .
Another advantage Captain Marvel has over most other female figures is her short hair . How is this an advantage you may ask ? The shorter hair does not restrict head movement like the longer hair that most female figures usually have . Also I like how her hair looks as if it is blowing in the wind , as if she is flying . This look of her hair is perfect for flying poses , and flying is something she can do . However as you can see , she has no plugs / holes in her upper back like most figures do , so if you want to put her in a flying pose , you will have to use one of those flight stands that have a clip that goes around the waist .
Now let's have a look at her with the extra masked head .

I think she looks cool no matter what head is displayed on her . For those of you having difficulty in deciding which head you want to display her with , a good suggestion might be to purchase two of these figures . However if you choose to buy an extra figure because of the extra head I recommend buying a used one to save money . Plus since the masked head has a different hairstyle than the unmasked head , a mohawk compared to normal hair , you can pretend she is another character or customize her into another character . Now for a comparison shot of both heads together .
I think it is neat how the sculptors can change the look of the face with the mask , without interfering with the other facial features . By viewing the comparison it is now up to you to decide which look you like best . Now for a shot of Captain Marvel standing next to Scarlet Witch .
It looks as if Marvel has more of an athletic physique than Scarlet , which makes sense since Scarlet is a wizard like character whereas Marvel is more of a physical character . I also like the fact that she is flat footed , no high heels . The high heels on the female figures in my opinion need to go . Even though they look good, but they make standing a figure a difficult task . If the high heels continue however , I hope they longer make standing a figure difficult . I think the waistline piece on Captain Marvel is a nice item, but I think she might look better without it .
                                                              FINAL    THOUGHTS   
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - All around good articulation . Plus a bonus is that the short hair makes it easier for head movement . One question however which is ...will the ab crunch ever return to female Marvel Legend figures ?

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - Once you get her in that proper stance the figure stands perfectly with no balance issues .

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The hair , the extra head , the newer more athletic female body mold , the energy projectile piece that you can fit over either hand .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Nothing . I could not come up with anything to dislike about this figure .

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? - My mind has gone blank this time . I can not think of anything that may improve this action figure . It is already perfect in my opinion .

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10 . I can not find any flaws .

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS  - Even though this particular version of Carol Danvers is a first time Marvel Legend figure , it is not the first time that this particular character has been in the line. She is also WarBird from Toybiz and the same Ms. Marvel that came in a three pack with Captain America and Radioactive Man . However the toy is so cool it may make you forget that this is a same character in a new outfit / costume . Also you must purchase both her and Scarlet Witch if you wish to have the alternate versions of the Build-a-Figure pieces .


  1. She's really, really nice. Scarlett Witch is pretty much the only figure I want from this series but, if I saw Captain Marvel out in the wild, I'd be pretty tempted.

  2. I agree. She is definitely worth adding to your collection .

  3. This is a pretty strong wave i think for figures this time out.

  4. I agree the figures are looking better over the years.