Each week we take a close look at a cool collectible. That means taking it out of the package. With BLACK WIDOW #1 out this week, I recalled that I never opened the Marvel Select Black Widow figure I bought in 2012.
I happened to be at a mall (*shudder*) that had a Disney Store. I noticed some exclusive figures they had, including Black Widow and picked it up since it was only $15. I've seen them on eBay for around $20.
It's a big package with art on the side and, of course, a mini-bio on the back in case you weren't caught up to speed with Natasha.
As with most Marvel Select figures, you get more than just a figure. There is a battle-damaged background set with a bonus extra character.
Yes, there is a tiny Ant-Man in the background. Which one? That's for you to decide.
Black Widow's costume here has a sort of purple tint to it that makes it a little more shimmery. Of course, the sculptors figured collectors would prefer a Black Widow with the zipper pulled down a little.
It is nice to see that while Natasha is already ready to fight the bad guys, she still had time to get her nails done. She's wearing some gloves and has her gauntlets as well.
The one thing I don't really like is her lower torso. Her pelvic area looks a little weird. It's too bad they couldn't make her leg joints differently.
The figure has some nicely sculpted hair. Unfortunately this means her head can't move, despite there being a point of articulation there.
"These boots are made for walking"? Natasha has some stylish boots to further help her kick butt.
As for the background, it looks like they had a little run-in with an Ultron perhaps. Although it does almost look like he's been there a while.
You can see the tiny Ant-Man. It's more of a decorative bit. There are slots on his feet so he can sit on the rubble. He won't be able to stand on his own apart from it.
Black Widow doesn't need guns but her hands look a little awkward, almost as if she should be. Then again, maybe she's meditating or something.
There have been some other Black Widow figures. It's nice to have a more traditional figure rather than one based on the movies.
That's it for this week. The big question is should I open the other figure I bought at the same time I got this one. We will have another figure related to this one soon, most likely next week. Be on the look out and let us know what you thought of this one.