Sunday, October 21, 2018

Action Figure Review: Typhoid Mary from Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro

    This might be the last Marvel Legends Series review I write for a month or so as I think I've picked up most everything I want from the currently released series (I'm still looking for the Walgreens exclusive Magik, though). Typhoid Mary was released as part of the Monster Venom Build-a-Figure series but was given her own logo on the card front, so I guess you could say that Typhoid Mary is currently the first and only figure in the Typhoid Mary subset. I'll go ahead and admit that I know very little about this character. She's apparently a name reference to the real Typhoid Mary, she has some level of psionic powers, and she has been a foe of Daredevil and Deadpool. Well, that's it. That's about all I know. I'll be honest, I just picked this one up because she was inexpensive, she looks really cool, and I remember from the old X-Men/ Marvel trading cards. Let's check Typhoid Mary out after the break...

The Facts:

Height:6 inches

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

Accessories: Katana, energy effect, and the left leg of the Monster Venom Build-a-figure.

Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars

 The Positives:

* Typhoid Mary is a pretty cool looking. With many of the Marvel Legends Series figures you can see the reuse from other figures but Typhoid Mary's is less obvious. She's wearing a white corset under a black leather jacket with armored shoulder pads. Maybe she shared the corset with Emma Frost? The paint work is great and little details like the belt buckle and her choker are all neat and clean.

* I love the headsculpt and the paintwork. Mixed together with Mary's red hair it makes for a very stunning and unusual looking figure. Hasbro did another great job with Typhoid Mary, didn't they?

* The articulation is pretty solid, too. It's exactly what you'd expect from this line meaning you're getting lots of movement and great durability. The Marvel Legend Series continues to be one of the most fun lines out there at mass retail today.

* Typhoid Mary comes with a katana. A lot of Marvel characters come with katanas. That doesn't mean this is a bad accessory. It's still a pretty nicely done katana but it gets better...

 * Perhaps to show off her psionic powers Typhoid Mary comes with an energy effect that fits over the blade. It's molded in translucent orange plastic and looks really cool. I love stuff like this as it makes a figure feel more alive and dynamic on display.

* Remember that if you buy Typhoid Mary new you'll also get the left leg of the Monster Venom Build-a-Figure.

 The Negatives:

* Hasbro tried to capture the single ripped up fishnet stocking that Typhoid Mary wears on her left leg using just paint. It looks... well, not as impressive as it should have. I guess I applaud the effort but this probably needed to be a new mold or something. As it is, it doesn't look like it fits in with the rest of the figure stylistically.
   Typhoid Mary may not be as loaded down with cool extras and weapons as many other Marvel Legends Series figures, but you know what? She is still a pretty Great action figure. She looks awesome, has a cool energy effect for her sword, and she's fun to play with. The Marvel Legends Series is just such a fun line and the fact that Hasbro keeps releasing new figures of secondary, tertiary, and even quaternary characters and they just keep being awesome and fun. Typhoid is another cool one that caught my attention and I'm glad to have her.

This is the first action figure of Typhoid Mary I've reviewed on the site. For more reviews from the Marvel Legends Series, check out the following:

Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)
Enchantress (Mystic Rivals)
Nico Minoru (Mystic Rivals) 
The Punisher

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

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

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic

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: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

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

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)
Kitty Pryde


  1. Her packaging has a different color from the usual Marvel Legends, doesn't it?

    I always figured that with a name like Typhoid Mary, this character would be immune to disease but able to pass them on to others. Or maybe that she was a walking biological warfare lab that could create diseases out of her own DNA and infect her targets.

    1. Her packaging is the same white and black as the rest of the Venom series of figures but rather than having the Venom logo on the front she has a unique Typhoid Mary logo.

    2. Here's an odd thing that I noticed at two of the toy stores I frequent: nobody seems to want Typhoid Mary or Lady Deadpool as compared to Gwenpool.

    3. That is weird, isn't it? I think Lady Deadpool is double packed, but I assumed she'd be a bit more popular too. Especially considering you get Headpool, too. Typhoid Mary I can kind of see. She's not the most popular of figures and she comes packed a bit light.


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