Sunday, November 5, 2023

Action Figure Review: Monet St. Croix from Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro


   Today I'm checking out a figure of another X-Men character I'm not that familiar with: Monet St. Croix. I've said before that I'm not all too familiar with most X-Men characters past the mid-late 1990s, so the time after the earliest years of Generation X is kind of my cut off point. That being said, Monet St. Croix was definitely a huge part of the early years of the book, though her story is a bit confusing. Granted, this is X-Men in the 90s, so that par for the course, isn't it? It turns out that Monet (now known as M) was actually the character Penance and the character we new as Monet St. Croix was actually the real Monet's two younger twin sisters, Claudette and Nicole. When he ruse was discovered, Monet took back her body and Claudette and Nicole became Penance. Right? I haven't read that far in the Epic Collections, but it's on my to do list. Still, is this the real Monet or is this Claudette and Nicole in her body? Tricky! Along with Chamber, this figure adds a second member for the Generation X team. Ready to check her out? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 1/8ths inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: 4 swappable hands and left leg of Ch'od build-a-figure

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

The Positives:

* Monet St. Croix, or M, has had multiple costumes over the years but this one is definitely her Generation X costume. I like the red and gold colors here and I'd really like to see more of the team over the next year or so. Monet is a bit larger than  expected (she's the same size as Psylocke and Storm) but her outfit does have quite a few new and unique elements like the blue X-logo belt, the gold zipper with an X-logo, armored boots and gauntlets, and shoulder pads. It's a nice mixture of a sleek look with just the right amount of 1990s excess.

* In the earliest issues of Generation X, Monet St. Croix's entire deal is that she's pretty, rich, and has a nebulous set of mutant powers. The headsculpt is really well done, presenting Monet as quite gorgeous. The face printing is excellent on her, particularly on her eyes. 

* Her hair is long and flowing with a nice wave to it. it's quite well detailed, though there aren't any paint applications to bring out the detail. Still, it stands out fairly well on its own. 

* I love the gauntlets. They have lots of protrusions on them as well as the classic red and black X-logo. They're separate pieces permanently attached over the lower arms and they do add a bit of oomph to Monet's appearance. 

* Monet does have two pairs of hands: Open, grappling palms and a pair of fists. They're a bit tough to remove just because of how the gauntlet extends over her hand.

* The same goes for the heavily armored boots. They seem pretty heavy duty, perhaps adding a bit to her height. 

* Monet's articulation is solid and fairly smooth. She has the newer pinless limbs and a few other pieces that seem new (lower legs, lower arms, and upper torso), so she's nicely built. Everything moves just fine and she looks great in extreme poses while wearing the very appealing gold and red outfit. 

* Ch'od is the build-a-figure for this series. He's based on the Abomination build-a-figure from 2015, so he's a pretty big guy. Monet St. Croix comes with his left leg. The Ch'od review is coming! Be patient!

   I'm as surprised as anyone by how much I like this figure. Despite seeming like a very simple basic Marvel Legends figure with just swappable hands, Monet St. Croix's boots and gauntlets really add a lot of extra coolness to the figure. She's quite nice and, with Chamber factored in, it really has me excited about the possibility of building the Generation X team in Marvel Legends. Monet St. Croix is a Great and a 1/2 figure and a surprisingly good addition to my collection of mutants. Now I want to see Husk, Penance, Emplate, Skin, Mondo, Gaia, Synch, and new versions of Jubilee and Emma Frost.

This is the first figure of Monet St. Croix/ M that I've reviewed. For more Marvel Legends Series reviews check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro
Yelena Belova

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)
Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange

Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) 
Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Baron Zemo

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Hasbro (2023)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infninity Saga by Hasbro
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Marvel Legends Series: Inhumans by Hasbro (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Ironheart by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro  
Vault Guardsman

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher (Walgreens Exclusive)
Marvel Legends Series: She-Hulk by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Silk by Hasbro
Silk and Doc Ock

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: Spider-Man by Hasbro
King in Black: Knull and Venom

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Thor by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Thor: Love and Thunder by Hasbro (2022)
Mighty Thor

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
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Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: WandaVision by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: What If? by Hasbro (2021)


  1. Don't know much about her but she's gorgeous

    1. Give the Marvel Epic Collections of Generation X a read. I finished volume 1 a few months back and it was quite good. I didn't actively read it when coming out but was familiar with it just from keeping up with Wizard and stuff.

  2. Great figure. Wish they would do the rest of Generation X.

    1. There are some Wolverine 50th anniversary figures rumored for next year but I haven't head anything about another X-Men BAF series. Hopefully one pops up, along with more X-Men '97 figures.


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