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Friday, February 9, 2018
Action Figure Review: Black Panther from Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro
Height: 6 1/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double-hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, lateral pectoral hinges, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.
Accessories: Two interchangeable portraits, two pairs of hands, and the head for the Build-a-Figure Okoye.
Non-Scalper Price: $20
Here's a quick comparison between the current Black Panther version of Black Panther (on the left) and the Civil War version of Black Panther (on the right). While both figures are completely unique sculpts, they do look pretty similar. The new figure has better proportions, improved articulation, and a few cool new elements on the suit. I do like the necklace better on the Civil War version, though, as it's a separately molded piece.
* This is such a slick looking costume. The Black Panther has always looked as cool as a cucumber but this suit takes things to the next level. Hasbro did an amazing job of delivering a fantastic looking suit that's covered with seams and a few different textures to reflect the armoring. It's mostly just black and silver with striking white eyes, but that's just part of the aesthetic and it works oh so well.
* The headsculpt on this new version of Black Panther is excellent. It's a bit larger than the Civil War version, but that means it looks more like and actual helmet/ mask with a human head underneath.
* The articulation on this new version of Black Panther is improved from the previous MCU release, too. He now has the lateral pectoral hinges (like Wolverine) that work great for a physical fighter who uses his claws.
* I love the feet on Black Panther's costume. It's really cool how they're designed to look feline with an armored, robotic look. That's a super cool design detail.
* Black Panther comes with two sets of hands: A pair of fists for punching and a pair of open hands for clawing. They swap out easily and look great, especially the claws. Open palms really make a figure feel more exciting and dynamic.
* Black Panther includes the head for the Build-a-Figure of Okoye, played by Danai Gurira. I'm not planning on building the figure so I'll be reselling the head but still, wow. That's an incredible portrait and it looks very accurate to the actress. Hasbro is on a roll with their likenesses lately.
The only other Black Panther figure I've reviewed is the Civil War version.
If you're looking for more Marvel Legends Series figures, check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series (2016)
Enchantress (Mystic Rivals)
Nico Minoru (Mystic Rivals)
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
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: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)