Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Misty Knight


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Spider-Man Rhino wave Misty Knight. This figure has become a bit of a peg warmer in my town. I got her pretty cheap on Amazon though.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

Articulation – ★★☆☆

The articulation on this figure is all there, but there’s just some real issues with posing her in a way in which she’ll actually stand on her own. Part of the issues I had may be specific to my figure, but I found the knee joints to be overly loose, which made posing even more difficult. Add in the fact the feet are just too small to be a solid base for the figure and you have a figure with decent enough articulation that still cannot stand. Let’s get into it.

Total POA’s = 26

  • Arms – There are 6 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint. The shoulder joint is actually quite amazing. She can lift her arm out all the way so she’s got her arm almost straight up which I’ve not seen any of the male figures able to do.
    • Elbow: Single Pin/Hinge joints provide a little more than a 90 degree bend in the elbow. There is also a Peg Joint at the top of the elbow joint which works well.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both of these joint work well, though the Pin Joints were a little loose on my figure.
  • Legs – There are 6 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joints with decent forward kick, but backward very limited. Also, for a female figure, I would expect better ability to do the splits and this figure doesn’t provide much.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint with a standard cut joint. There are no major issues with this joint, though the one on the right leg does have a considerable gap which is pretty ugly.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for a good bend in the knee, but as already noted, these joints were loose and had a tendency to not hold their position.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints. The forward motion is pretty bad, unless you very carefully force it, but be careful so you don’t break it. Backwards is very good in the ankle. The rocker is ok, but very tight and difficult to work with.
  • Body – Double Ball Joint provides just an ok forward crunch and backward arch. Side-to-side is also just ok.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint that works relatively well. She can look down a decent amount but almost no upward because of the hair sculpt. Side-to-side works just fine and there is a good amount of tilt.

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Mold – ★★★☆☆

I’m struggling with liking the sculpt of this figure. She looks decent. A lot of the figure is just re-used parts which is fine. The issues I have aren’t huge, but they typically cause issues with the articulation. Namely, the feet are too small, which makes posing almost pointless unless you’re going to use a stand to keep her up. The hair sculpt, while it looks pretty cool, does cause her to not be able to look up, at all. She’s also, simply too top heavy. They needed to put a little more weight near the bottom of the figure to even it out. This would have helped her stand a lot more. This is probably my biggest complaint with almost all the female figures is they’re too top heavy.

There are good things about the figure. Lots of them really. I love the head sculpt (minus the back of the hair that prevents the head from looking up). It just looks really good. The texture of the hair is very detailed which is very nice. I love the sculpt of her gold fist. That turned out really good and is certainly one of the highlights of the figure. I also really do like the holster. They sized it perfectly to fit real snug on her body, as opposed to the Daredevil baton holster that just flops around all the time. This was perfectly executed on Misty Knight.

Overall, the sculpt is average, but inching closer to above average had they just added something to the feet to make them bigger or added some weight to the lower portion of the figure.

 

Paint – ★★★☆

There isn’t a lot of paint on this figure. All the red is red plastic which works well, though a little shading would be nice. I sort of wish they had painted her shoes also. Perhaps her shoes are all red in the comics, but it just looks weird

Overall, where there is paint, they did a good job. It’s clean and where is should be. That is, of course, except for the eyes. The figure I got was blessed with derpy eyes. If you look at the pictures you’ll see what I mean. She’s got a wandering eye. I get it, the eyes are hard to get just right. Most of the figs I saw in the store had the same issue, so they were a little careless with the eyes. I can probably fix it, but I don’t know if it’s worth it at this point. It doesn’t ruin the figure, but it does sort of ruin her for pictures. The rest of the figure does have some nice detail paint work on the belt buckles and the fist is painted very nicely.

Overall, the paint job again is just ok. Nothing too spectacular, nothing horrible.

Accessories – ★★★☆☆

 

Misty comes with a revolver that fits nicely in her holster. Initially, the revolver looks decent enough, until you look a little closer. It’s cast in a gold’ish plastic and then the handle is painted black. I would have preferred they cast it in black and used the same gold paint they did on her hand for the gun. That would have made for a really impressive revolver. Instead, we get a dull tan looking gun that has some sculpt detail, but you can’t really see it because of the crappy paint job.

I like the pistol, but it really just feels like a lazy afterthought.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★☆☆

This figure is nice, but not awesome. There’s plenty of issues with it, but nothing bad enough to warrant passing on it if you like Misty Knight. I anticipate White Tiger in the wave is a better overall figure and I sort of wish I’d gotten her instead since the two of them have the same BAF piece for Rhino. I don’t know, I’m torn. I’m glad she’s in my collection, but that may just be the hoarder in me. Anyway, my recommendation is to pass on this figure unless you can get her for under $15.

Do you have any of these figures? If so, do you have a review to share? Please share in the comments or link to your review.

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