Toy Review: Marvel Legends Marvel’s Mystique (Hasbro)

The mutant shape changing villains gets a great update in this Walgreens’ exclusive action figure Even though Mystique is an X-Men villain, she actually first appeared in Ms. Marvel #16 […]

The mutant shape changing villains gets a great update in this Walgreens’ exclusive action figure

Even though Mystique is an X-Men villain, she actually first appeared in Ms. Marvel #16 (1978). When she finally made an appearance in the X-Men, she was the leader of the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Since then, there have been so many revelations about her. Due to her shape-changing abilities, she really doesn’t age and has been alive since the birth of the 20th century. She is the mother of Nightcrawler and the adopted mother of Rogue. She’s had an affair with Sabertooth and had his child. She’s been a villain, a government agent, an X-Man, and even a spy. 

She’s also a lot of people’s fan favorites. And she has been in all of the X-Men movies, first played by Rebecca Ramos and then by Jennifer Lawrence.

This isn’t her first Marvel Legend figure either. She first had a figure when Toy Biz was making the Marvel Legends line. And when Hasbro took over the Marvel Legends line, they gave us a version that was based on her current look in the comics.

Now Hasbro has gone back and given us the iconic look of Mystique, and I couldn’t be happier.

This is an amazing figure. Hasbro has really improved the female action figures throughout the years. I especially love they are not doing the heels on the feel with extra plastic to cover it up. I love the flat feet. And the muscle tone on her is correct. 

The paint job is pretty impressive. I seriously love the shade of blue Hasbro used on her skin. The white on her clothes and her red hair just makes everything pop. I did find a little paint slop around her boots, but nothing that bad. The gold skulls on her forehead and her belt just really look nice here. 

Mystique has all the points of articulation you expect from a Marvel Legend. It does look like she’s a reused Songbird buck because there is a hole in her back. This isn’t a deal breaker.

For accessories, she comes with a handgun and a machine gun. I’m really not that impressed with the handgun. I feel like Hasbro just keeps using it, and the one Mystique comes with does seem to be a little light on the plastic, so it bends a little. The machine gun does look rather big in her hands. I do like it comes with a removable drum, but honestly, I would have preferred more realistic guns to come with her.

Mystique also comes to two alternative heads. One is of Mystique changing into Rogue. It’s a cool effect. The other is of Lilandra, Professor X’s significant other. I hope this means there is a full Lilandra figure in the future! The heads come off and on rather easily.

Bottom line this is a great figure and a perfect addition to your collection. It should still be available at Walgreens. 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.