Friday, August 18, 2017

Marvel Legends Series A-Force Monica Rambeau & Elsa Bloodstone


Here's a look at Monica Rambeau and Elsa Bloodstone from the A-Force box set.




Monica Rambeau, a character of several aliases. I read of her most when she went by Captain Marvel. These days I think she goes by Spectrum. That's what I found out online. I haven't been keeping up with the comics. Anyway the figure is based on the time she went by her actual name. She's got a great head sculpt. I think there's a good likeness. The paint apps are good too. I like her steely gaze. The dreadlocks were well done and has a bit of texture to them. She's on the smaller adult female body, like with Polaris. The sleeve arms are new. There's nice sculpted detail on them and they are textured. The same goes for the main body of the trenchcoat. The trenchcoat is light and flexible. The logo on her costume was well painted on.

*UPDATE: The jacket and arms are from the Civil War Scarlet Witch (Abomination Series). Thanks to Joe for pointing it out!


























Elsa Bloodstone is a character I'm not familiar with. Despite that I like her just going by her look alone. I get the impression she's a kick-ass lady. Like Monica her eyes look intimidating. The hair has good detail and has got some shading in it. Don't go trying to reposition her ponytail. There isn't a joint there and you don't want to end up breaking it. The body reuses some parts of the Silk body. I think the upper torso is new. Her chest appears more shapely.  Also new are the top portion of her high boots at the knee joints and the laced up "shoe" portion. Very nice! The arms and trenchcoat are the same as Monica's aside for the colour. There's paint detail on Elsa's. The collar of her trenchcoat was painted and the interior is brown in colour. Her choker was painted on. The belt and holster is a separate piece. As it is not stuck on it offers some wiggle room for posing.   


























There's no accessories for Monica. Elsa on the other hand comes with two rifles and a pistol. She can hold the rifles well. The pistol is a little too big and it's a a bit of a stretch for her to hold it properly. The pistol may be stored in the holster at her hip.


Articulation

Elsa Bloodstone has got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ball joint torso, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. She can look up and down well. She can lift her left leg without much hindrance and the belt does not look out of place doing so.

Monica Rambeau has got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ball joint torso, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot.































Comparison shots.




Nice figures! I'm happy with both, more so with Elsa. Before I end, just a quick note that The Defenders is now screening on Netflix! I suspect the next review will be delayed. Lol. Thanks for viewing!


5 comments:

Colbey Hopper said...

Great job...as usual. Was this A-Force box set a SDCC exlusive?

GIJigsaw said...

Very cool set, and great characters. Hasbro does a nice job with their SDCC exclusives. Just received the Thor set.

Jason said...

@Colbey - It's more of a TRU exclusive which was first released online during SDCC and at the con itself

Joe said...

The jacket and arms of both of them are from the Civil War Scarlet Witch figure. Great review though!

Jason said...

@Joe - Thanks for pointing it out!