Black Widow Action Figure from End Game and Infinity War
So recently we bought these 6 inches (15.24cm) tall action figures of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) from the movies of Avengers End Game (2019) and Avengers Infinity War (2018) together and I will just go ahead and combined the review for both figures in this post.
The box, we will start with this "Avengers End Game" version:
Frankly speaking, I'm a fool for believing that the face of the actual figures will be exactly as per their advertisement in Shopee. If you refer to the picture on the box, that's basically the face I thought I would get. I forgot the fact that this is a knock off product made by one of those Chinese producers, so yeah silly me...
The price is MYR56.26 (about USD13.55 / EUR 11.70 / JPY 1,541.00) so from the price you know it's.... yeah!!!!
Anyway, let's move on...
Out of the box, you will get all these:
So let's have a look at the action figure:
So yeah, I guess this is more or less like those SH Figuarts from Bandai or maybe those Hasbro Marvel Universe action figures, those 6 inches (15.24cm) tall. The body detailing is surprisingly quite decent actually and I'm very happy with it.
Now let's move on to the face sculpt and yeah.... as you can see from the pictures below, its not the same like those from pictures we saw from the box. Bonkers!!!!
However, ignoring similarity accuracy issue aside, which let's be honest is quite challenging even for similar size figures produced by the licensed manufacturer, the face sculpt is quite decent actually.
They only gave 2 face expression, this is the first one:
I'm not sure if that thing on the right side of her forehead is intentional by design or poor finishing/QC issue. It's not so horrible but still annoyingly visible:
And this is the second face which is a bit better, I guess:
Nw let's look closely on the body parts:
Articulation wise, it is very good and I'm very happy, that's all I need to say....
Just like in the movie of Black Widow (2021), her sister said "she's such a poser..." - so I guess it's action pose time:
Overall, I think this is a very good action figure/toys of Black Widow at such a cheap price. The painting finishing on certain parts may not be perfect but the body/costume looks perfectly fine, the joints are very good (at least on this copy that I have here) and the figure can perform reasonable variation of action pose depending on your creativity.
If you want a good action figure/toys of Black Widow at such friendly price, this is perfect and it I guess it should looks nice on your toys display rack or cabinet or whatever.
If you want an action figure with a perfect face of Scarlett Johansson, this is not for you, maybe you can try Hot Toys?
OK, so now let's move on to the figure, Black Widow from Avengers Infinity War.....
First thing first, the box:
Out of the box, you will get all these:
Noted that on this one, we get 3 faces, 1 on the figure and 2 extra faces. No guns on this one but we still get the usual "dual batons" and a "combined dual batons" which is longer (obviously):
Let's have a look at the figure:
I wont waste your time, basically I just copy paste my words from above = "The body detailing is surprisingly quite decent actually and I'm very happy with it."
Not much more to say because it's simply as good as that.
Now let's focus on the face sculpt and in my opinion the face sculpt on this one is much better than the one earlier and depending on the angle, you can almost get that Scarlett Johansson likeness, a little bit but I guess that is better than none, right? bear in mind the price is MYR56.26 (about USD13.55 / EUR 11.70 / JPY 1,541.00) so don't be such a wanker who is hoping for more....
This is the first face:
This is the second face, I don't know if it's expressing "concern" or maybe "constipation"....
This is the third face:
Now let's have a look at the body/costume sculpt finishing and detailing. Actually, on my eyes, they all looks OK and I have nothing to complain except for the size of her boobs/breast. It seems to me that they are not well balanced, the left side is slightly smaller than the right side. It's not that obvious unless if you are someone who are very sharp when it comes to looking at boobs/breast (like me LOL). This is pretty much a minor aesthetic issue but I guess for normal kids, they won't even notice.... the problem is we are adults, so we tend to observe and think more LOL...
Again, I just copy/paste = Articulation wise, it is very good and I'm very happy, that's all I need to say....
Yesssss.... she is such a poser, so it's action pose time:
At the end, I manage to get an angle where I can feel that "Scarlett Johansson" and this is it:
Overall, I think this is a very good action figure/toys of Black Widow at such a cheap price that comes with great articulation points, good detailing and finishing and beautiful face that is almost a little like "Scarlett Johansson" - at such a cheap price. Nothing more to it. So this one is a better Scarlett Johansson and Black Widow figure/toys.
Again, if you demand perfection and better, surely you are willing to spend the money and this is certainly not for you. Go ahead and look for figures from other brand/manufacturers at the price demanded by them. You paid for it and I guess you will get what you want...
I’m surprised by how the companies that manufacture these vilified knock-offs or bootlegs have been improving the overall quality over time. Somehow they manage to offer a very decent product at a very decent price, which obviously makes you aware of the sometimes towering extra costs involved in licensing and the "prestige" or "reputation" of renowned brands in this market... For me as collector, the only extra-cost justified is the one related with offering great quality, the rest is just speculation...ReplyDelete