Friday, May 27, 2022

Action Figure Review: Medusa from Marvel Legends Series: Inhumans by Hasbro


   During the same trip to Back in Time Collectibles in Gastonia, NC when I picked up Black Bolt I also snagged Medusa. Black Bolt needs someone to hang out with, right?  Medusa was released in late 2017 as a Walgreens exclusive, around the same time that Black Bolt came out in the mostly movie based Black Panther wave and shortly after the debut of the Inhumans TV series. Since the TV series didn't do well, it seems that Hasbro has largely ignored the Inhumans in Marvel Legends, but who knows what the future might hold? While I never owned her (or any figures from the line), my first recollection of Medusa was from the Toy Biz Fantastic Four toyline where she had a display base that attempted to recreate her control over her hair. This version doesn't have any special action features or anything but she does have some amazingly long hair. Ready to take a look at a Medusa who won't turn you stone when you look at her? Then join me after the break...


Height: 6 1/8ths inches

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

Accessories: None
Original Retail Price: $20 dollars

 Year of Release: 2017

The Positives:

* Medusa (real name Medusalith Amaquelin-Boltagon) is a pretty standard Marvel Legends figure. She uses a thin, muscular female body molded in bright purple with simple painted painted details for her collar, boots, and gloves. She is sporting a cool belt that, while non-removable, is a separate piece that rests over her hips. The colors are nice here and mesh nicely with the color of her hair. 

* Medusa's headsculpt is decent. Nothing amazing but not bad, either. Her mask and eyes are neat and clean and I'm loving her metallic purple lipstick. The main feature of this figure is her hair, though. 

* Medusa's hair is practically as tall as her! It's part of the headsculpt, so it isn't removable or anything. While it isn't flexible or capable of any movement it definitely looks nice with lots of well defined strands. It also serves as a stand for the figure, keeping her standing despite having such heavy hair. 

* Other than being encumbered by her long hair (which is pretty heavy), Medusa moves like any other Marvel Legends female from her era. Or most modern ones, too. Plentiful joints, an excellent range of motion, and sturdy construction. She's exactly what you'd expect to get from a fairly basic Legends figure. 
The Negatives:

* There are some weird paint issues on Medusa, particularly on her arms. It looks like the darker metallic paint has somehow gotten spread around onto her lighter purple outfit. It's just a weird QC issue.

   While Medusa's hair does look pretty cool, she's a pretty average Marvel Legends figure. I'd give her a Good. While the articulation and portrait are just fine, she doesn't really have much else that spices her up any. No second portrait, no alternate hands, no accessories, no uniquely sculpted details on her outfit, and no Build-a-Figure piece. Medusa figures sat on Walgreens shelves for quite some time (I wouldn't be surprised if some people can still find her there), probably due to the dullness of the figure and the lesser known nature of the Inhumans. Still, if Marvel Legends ever offers up more Inhumans or they materialize again in the MCU, I'm sure some collectors will be tracking her down. 

This is the first figure of Medusa I've reviewed. For more Marvel Legends Series figures check out the following:

Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro

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: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infninity Saga by Hasbro
Captain Marvel & Rescue Armor

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: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)

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

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

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

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


  1. Love the hair. They did that perfectly!

    1. It is pretty cool. Definitely her stand out feature.


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