Saturday, March 10, 2012

#23: Marvel Universe - Psylocke

A nice bonus with all the new Avengers and Marvel Legends and all that is that Target is starting to put out more Marvel Universe figures again. As one of the 90s Jim Lee X-Men characters, Psylocke is one of the figures I was on the lookout for. I believe they are packed two to a case, and I was fortunate enough to find one on the pegs.

Complaining first! Unfortunately, Psylocke doesn't use the same base body as X-23, which is the best female base body in MU. Remember how MU figures used to come with little file card pack ins that were kind of lame, then they started coming with bases, which were useful? Now they come with neither, and have a truly lame pack in. Now they include a "collectible comic shot" which is a tiny piece of cardboard with some artwork on it, in this case the cover of Uncanny X-Men #467. If the box didn't point it out, it would be easy to mistake as part of the packaging. It's totally useless. This is of course in addition to rising prices, which makes it seem even more of a bum deal.

On the positive side, Psylocke comes with two accessories. What I consider to be essential is a bit of plastic that clips on to the hand which represents the focused totality of Psylocke's psychic powers, the psychic knife. Also, her psychic katana.

It kind of bugs me that her hair is loose, because I mostly remember Psylocke as being drawn with her hair in a ponytail. It's not wrong, but I would have preferred her head with a ponytail. That would have made it more mobile as well.

I'm glad that I've got most of the characters that I'd like to out of the Marvel Universe line, because they just keep getting more expensive, and thus harder to justify buying. I'll still totally buy a Forbush Man figure if they make one!


  1. The thing thatbugs me is they seemed to have made her hair black with white streaks, instead of the blue/black from the comics. Makes her look old to me.

    1. They're purple streaks! It looks better in person.

  2. why they didn't use the X-23 body, i don't know- nor do i understand no base for these. and yes, the ponytail would have been preferred, but i have yet to see her in the wild anyway, so... the new Marvel Legends, last couple waves of Marvel Universe, and new DCUCs have been slow in coming over here. that said, i'm stillswimming in new figres from the last couple months :D

  3. ...not every woman can carry off that look! thanks for dropping by at Vintage Action Figures

  4. Need to get this one. My son and I are seriously addicted to Marvel!


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