Request is high and supply at retail still isn’t abundant, yet the X-Men Marvel Legends Apocalypse Series is gradually yet clearly beginning to pervade retail locations. I audited the Apocalypse Build-A-Figure a month ago before I got diverted SDCC 2018, however now it has returned to business and time to play make up for lost time. What’s more, what preferred place to begin once again with one of the X-Men’s two most unbelievable pioneers: the Mistress of the Elements herself—X-Men Marvel Legends Storm!
Given that she’s maybe the best known and most well known of all female X-Men characters, it wouldn’t have been long before we got another Storm 6″ figure in the renewed X-Men Legends arrangement. I’m really shocked it took three waves to get another figure of Ororo, genuinely!
Hasbro unequivocally alluded to San Diego Comic-Con 2018 that another Jim Lee Storm figure was in progress (which the SDCC swarm overwhelmingly voted in favor of a white outfit on rather than silver)— however before we get to that rendition, we have the 2018 Marvel Legends Punk Storm figure to appreciate first!
What’s more, appreciate it I do—this is a straight-up stellar activity figure. Hasbro ran hard and fast with essentially new tooling for this Marvel Legends Mohawk Storm figure, and it truly appears. While we’ve gotta Mohawk Storm Legends previously, none of them have ever hit the exemplary check as genuinely as this one does.
My most loved piece of this figure is hands-down the magnificent head shape. The Ororo Monroe representation is decidedly overflowing state of mind with a sure grin—this is a lady who ain’t going to take any of Cyclops’ poop!
The surface, forming and paint wash on Storm’s Mohawk look extraordinary—I can just dream of shaking a Mohawk as smooth as Storm’s one day!
The lightning jolt hoops add a sprinkle of shading to the head, and the paint deal with the eyes and eyebrows is great. What an amazing head shape! Furthermore, the outfit/body shape for Marvel Legends Punk Storm hits the bullseye nearly and additionally the head shape. Tempest’s calfskin coat looks breathtaking and fits consummately, and the sleeves on her gloves are decent and tight and remain set up in spite of being add-on pieces.
Tempest’s hot cowhide pants look fantastic on her long, slim legs, and the boots truly pull her entire lower body shape together pleasantly. Extremely, the main piece of the ensemble that doesn’t work for me is the belts, which are excessively nonchalant and ordained, making it impossible to tumble around. The poseability of Storm is the standard level of super-enunciated grandness from a Marvel Legends female figure.
While there’s no swivel biceps/midsection/boots or twofold jointed elbows, we do get lower leg rockers, ball-jointed legs and upper middle, ball-pivot head/shoulders/elbows, swivel thighs and swivel-pivot wrists. Hasbro will never persuade me ladies needn’t bother with more arm verbalization, yet what is here works rather well. Despite the fact that this figure to a great extent utilizes the feared Marvel Legends dark plastic, the plastic quality is quite strong. Nothing about this figure itself feels free or “sticky” to me, and the joints are largely tight and very much built. QC-wise, Storm herself is experts!
What’s not first class quality-wise, be that as it may, are her new yellow lightning impacts pieces (which Magneto likewise gets in an alternate shading).
Not at all like the plain strong otherworldly and vast impacts pieces we as a whole wore out on, these impacts feel so floppy and sticky that it’s out and out upsetting. You can kind of motivate them to remain set up quickly, yet on the off chance that you move Storm at all the lightning impacts are probably going to tumble off or flounder over in a position you don’t need. Exceptionally baffling that these new impacts work so ineffectively ideal out of the door!
By and large: I was in the room at HasCon 2017 when this 2018 Marvel Legends Storm activity figure was authoritatively declared and uncovered, and by one means or another I’m similarly as advertised for it right around an entire year as I was the point at which I previously observed it. The head shape is remarkable, the etched ensemble looks incredible, and the general state of mind of this Punk Storm Legends figure is simply off the diagrams.
The lightning impacts pieces are made of awful floppy plastic and I stay baffled with the restricted arm enunciation for female figures, however this is generally a close immaculate 6″ ML Storm figure. In case you’re an enjoyment of the Punk Rock Storm ensemble, I can’t see that plan consistently being improved the situation in toy frame.