Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Marvel Legends - Medusa Walgreens Exclusive Review !!!

This current figure of Medusa is the second figure of the character in the Marvel Legends toy line .  The first Marvel Legend of Medusa is from the Thanos Imperative Set . Plus since this is a Walgreens Exclusive, a local Walgreens is exactly where I purchased this figure for around the $ 19.99 price range . I do not own a Black Bolt figure to stand her next to, but one day I will since he is her lover and vice versa . As you can see the Walgreens Exclusive logo is clearly visible on the packaging .

If you're having trouble seeing the description of Medusa on the back of the packaging , it says " Born into Inhumans royalty , Medusa is a formidable leader who uses control of her steel like hair to command power . "
The interior of the packaging is a neat tribute to Medusa's most outstanding feature, her hair . A very nice drawing with lovely cool looking shades of blue . A nice work of art pictured above .
As you can see Medusa comes with no accessories . Most exclusives usually do not come with any or many accessories . Unless you count her movable belt around her waist

As you can see Medusa is just a tad under six inches tall . I think that this is a great figure of Medusa . She's very colorful with the bright purple colors in her attire and I love her bright green eyes to go along with her beautifully sculpted red hair .  The mixtures of the purple colors are well done . My only complaint is that her downward head movement feels kind of Bobblehead doll like. A little wobbly when looking downward . I'm sure this is because of  the hair's weight . If the hair was soft and light and not a hard plastic I'm sure this would not be an issue . Speaking of her hair below is a better look at it from the back . 
Just like the original Medusa figure , the hair acts as support to make her stand without falling . Being flat footed helps also but the hair is the main reason she stands so well . This was a very clever idea to design her hair so that it can support the figure's stance . This situation may also explain why her hair is made out of a hard plastic instead of a soft rubbery one. If her her was soft it would probably not be able to support her stance as much as hard hair . 
Above are comparisons of the first Marvel Legend Medusa compared with the newer version . Again I do not own the original Medusa , the pic of the original is not mine and is a reference pic from the web . It looks like the most notable difference I think is that the original is unmasked and the newer one is not . For that reason alone I will one day purchase the original so that I can own both a masked and unmasked Medusa . I'm even thinking of moving the head off of the original one and placing it onto the body of the newer one . Other differences, the newer Medusa is flat footed whereas the older one has heels, and the newer one's outfit is plain and basic where as the older has more design . Plus if you pay close attention it looks like the newer Medusa has the exact same head as the older figure, with different colored purple lipstick and the mask .

(1)  ARTICULATION  LIMITS -  Only the upward head movement is limited due to her hard plastic hair . 

(2) STANDING  ABILITY  - The figure stands very well not because of her being flat footed , but because of the design of her hair being sculpted to act as support . Like a tripod holding up a camera .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - Nice facial sculpt . I love her long hair and the fact that it acts as support to make her stand and keeps her from falling . I also love the purple colors in her attire . 

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There's nothing disliked . 

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? - Not sure if it's just my figure, but her neck is kind of loose when looking downwards. Probably because of the weight of the hair, as mentioned earlier . Those neck joints just need a little bit more tightening . 

(6) GRADING  SCALE - Her head is just going to bounce right back up if you try to make her look downward . So because of the loose neck joints I say a 9.5 is nice. Would have gotten a Perfect Ten if not for the issue with the loose neck joints . 

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - If you already own the Thanos Imperative Medusa I highly recommend that you add this newer version to your collection too because of the differences, unmasked compared to masked and flat footed compared to high heels . This way you can decide which Medusa figure that you like the best for displaying or have fun swapping the heads . 

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