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Psylocke Review

 
 
Psylocke
Marvel Legends (Toy Biz) - Series 14 - Mojo Series
I really hate getting my hopes up with new Marvel Legends figures because they keep letting everyone down with useless and incomprehensible modifications to what could otherwise be perfect figure. Psylocke: perfect example. Not only is she short (even though she's supposed to be 6 feet tall, same height as almost everyone else) but her fingers and boot-tips aren't hinged. I can ignore the boot-hinges but why mess with the fingers? I'm glad the sculptors are making new and improved hand poses but please, keep the articulation! These guys managed to give Shadowcat's tiny hands a finger-hinge, and made it look good, so I'm sure they could have made Psylocke's hands articulated. Also, the hips are ball-sockets. Usually these types of hips have an ugly, or at the very least a "unique" sculpt, and this one is no exception.

Betsy stands about 5.75 inches tall. I like this hair-sculpt, it's slick ad flowing at the same time and reaches down to the small of her back. It's black and sloppily highlighted with lavender. I don't know what to make of her face, should I be pleased or disappointed? I've seen Psylocke's face drawn in so many different styles that I don't know what she's supposed to look like anymore. This face looks alright, with red lips and intense blue eyes outlined with black. She looks slightly Asian.

The body is fine, very petite, she's just too short. The suit is sloppily shaded though, very patchy. The gloves and boots have some wrinkles in them for detail and she has a red sash around her waist. This sash is made of stiff plastic and has two trailers flaring permanently upwards and back over her left hip. Why, I don't know, but the trailers look unnatural like that. The feet are a just a smidge too long. The paint-job on the entire figure, especially the bikini area, will differ greatly from figure to figure, look carefully before you buy (and try not to let anyone catch you doing it). Also, you'd think they would at least sculpt on of her hands in a fist so she could use her psychic knife- oh wait, SHE DOESN'T HAVE A PSYCHIC KNIFE. Both hands are in a permanent ninja-esque position (Which would actually look awesome on a Jean Grey custom).

Psylocke has most ML articulation, including a mid-section pivot and a pivoting waist as well. That sounds great right? but actually having them both be pivots makes posing her upper-body a pain, but if you can master it, she gets some cool poses (and if these joints ever get loose, you're screwed).

A backdrop (printed on the card), a comic, and a BAF Mojo piece is included in the package, but no psychic blade. At least now you have some more female fodder

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User Comments
Unknown User - Monday, May 28, 2007
I don''t have any real problem with her except for the hand articulation and lack of weaponry. She''s not as nice as the Kitty figure but I think she is better than the Storm and Black Widow figures from a while back.
CplHicks - Friday, May 25, 2007
I got an Army of Psylockes - 8 at the last count
I bought mine from this really rip off place. They sell spiderman 3 toys for 24.99 cdn so this was a good price and she wasn''t available anywhere else.
Unknown User - Friday, May 25, 2007
I got an Army of Psylockes - 8 at the last count
CplHicks - Friday, May 25, 2007
I bought her for 12 bucks cdn.
I''m chopping her up and turning her into a sarah connor figure.
hawkeye - Saturday, May 12, 2007
Its funny how quality really dipped at the end of the Toybiz run. I was pretty dissapointed wth Series 14 & 15.
Wonder***Woman - Saturday, May 12, 2007
I bought one and her elbow peg joint broke off! Cheap and sloppy paint job!
Dr Nightmare - Monday, December 4, 2006
The card-backing says she''s almost 6 feet tall. Why would marvel lie to us, Penguin, WHY!?
xD
VariablePenguin - Monday, December 4, 2006
I don''t think she''s too short. I think she''s proportional to the other figures
Here she is with other X-Men, she is shorter, not 6 feet tall. You have to remember that with this scale of figure 1in = 1ft.
Dr Nightmare - Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Shes not a bad figure, just a little disappointing that she''s short, but still definately worth buying if you can find her for a good price. You could probably sell the Mojo piece and make half your money back :P
Unknown User - Wednesday, November 1, 2006
...Psyloche is the only one from this wave that I''m considering, mostly to boost my female ranks. Warbird and Ms. Marvel were the only Walmart-wave ones that I got. Oh, and Havok too. I think Thor is coming out later in the Hasbro lines. After killer BAFs like Galactus and Apocy and the very decent Onslaught, I''ve cooled on waves 14 and 15 and their BAFs. Its the Icons that I''m gaga over now. But thanks for the review. I''ll probably pick this one up.
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I liked how Jean looked but I think she''s going to get LOTR articulation!? The body looks a lot like Arwen''s! Emma''s hips are wierd...think she''ll get the same body as Psylocke?
Shinobitron - Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Just read the thread on my custom Psylocke to see what I think of this ones face.
Redmist - Tuesday, October 24, 2006
I''ve said it b4 n I''ll say it again: Toy Biz can never give us a decent enough woman figure. You''d think Hasbro would try n rectify this w/ better lookin'' chicas but the girls on the way look freakin'' hideous.(see: Emma Frost & X3 Jean Grey) why? why can''t they get it right? If u mix n match body parts from other legends chicks you can get something that''s closer to the desired effect. That also doesnt mean I want to buy 10 diff figures in order to get that. (I still will be buyin about 3 of ''em!) hahaha!

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