Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Action Figure Review: Emma Frost from Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro


   The slow but steady series of reviews of the Marvel Legends X-Men series with the Ch'od build-a figure continues and today I'm looking at Emma Frost. This version of Emma Frost is in her costume from her time as part of the Astonishing X-Men series, so she's not a villain here and can pal around on your shelf with the other heroic mutants. See the X-logo on her belt? Yup. She's one of the good guys. Emma Frost has received quite a few figures from Hasbro over the years, so Hasbro clearly views her as a pretty popular and bankable character. Ready to take a closer look at this incredibly powerful mutant marvel? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

The Height: 6 1/4ths 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, and a barbell jointed head.

Accessories: 4 swappable hands and the right leg of BAF Ch'od. 

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars


* On the left is the new version of Emma Frost while the version from the Hellfire Club version of Emma Frost is on the right. They're completely different and I believe this new Emma Frost figure is almost completely new and unique.  

The Positives:

* Hasbro really went all out here by giving Ms. Frost a new, unique body. Emma typically dresses a certain way (exposed midriff, bicep length gloves, and a bustier) and they captured all of those elements. She's really slim and toned and looks like a supermodel. Her outfit is all white, as you'd expect, but the red and gold X-logo belt buckle really does add a nice splash of color to Emma's garb. 

* Emma is definitely known for being an attractive woman and she's absolutely one of the Marvel characters you see the most art and cosplays of. This headsculpt is pretty good. it's a bit different than most other Emma Frost sculpts but still makes her gorgeous while giving her a very severe look. Her eyes are printed beautifully and that ice blue lipstick is just the icing on the cape. 

* Emma Frost's hair is really nice. The color used for her blonde locks looks right and there is a nice mixture of white highlights effects to give her hair a more nuanced appearance.

*Her cape is somewhat of a double aged sword, though it certainly looks nice. It's not removable, though. The peg on the back is, but the front parts are permanently attached to her bustier, so it's not coming off. 

* Emma Frost has a new body and has all pinless joints. She feels sturdy and well made despite having a slender figure an all of her joints feel nice and smooth. The cape she wears does interfere with articulation, but what's available is pretty solid, particularly her hidden mid-torso joint. 

* Emma comes with two sets of hands: A pair of the gesturing hands with splayed fingers and a pair of fists. They swap out easily and give you a couple options for displaying and posing her. 

* 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. Emma Frost comes with his right leg. I'm not too far off from reviewing Ch'od, so just hang in there and be patient!

The Negatives:

* There really isn't a great range of motion for Emma Frost's arms due to her cape. The way it sets prevents most any shoulder movement and some elbow movement. The cape looks great and fits just the way it should, but little to no arm movement is the toll take, apparently. . 

   This isn't my favorite Emma Watson Roberts Stone Frost (that would be the Hellfire Club version) but this isn't a bad figure. Honestly, she'd be a fantastic figure if Hasbro had worked out a better way to handle the cape. Maybe if it had attached at her biceps rather than to her bustier? She looks great, but that hit in articulation really hurts her. Still, she's a Good and a 1/2 figure. I picked up this full series on sale at a nice bit under retail so you might want to look around, too. She's not shortpacked or anything, so she's not that difficult to track down. 

This is the first figure of Emma Frost I've reviewed on the site. 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
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: 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)
Typhoid Mary

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


  1. I almost wish they had done her cape like Storm's or Banshee's. Not a great solution, but since Hasbro won't do true soft good I think it may have been okay here? I mean, I don't know, maybe it would look horrible

    1. It is weird how they won't do soft goods on most Legends but they do them on Star wars quite frequently. But, yes, something like the way they handled those figures would have been better for posabiility.


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