Jean Grey gets a lot of plastic action, and the green 2016 Marvel's Phoenix is another take on the character, continuing the seemingly endless quantity of redheads in popular 1980s comics and cartoons. I'm not complaining. Phoenix seems to share parts with the new Kitty Pryde from the very same assortment, giving you a decent figure that, ah, well. Maybe you'll blush, maybe you won't. It's a tight costume, is what I'm saying.
The 6-inch action figure has been cast in gold and green plastics for her costume, clocking in at about 27 points of articulation. The gold elements are molded in that color, with green that's (in spots) painted on. This would also be how I would describe the fit of her costume - there's some serious wedgie action on the back, with the tightest of the tight belly. This figure gives me body issues. With her slight form and unique stance, getting her to balance can be tricky even with all that articulation. I wouldn't doubt her hair weighs as much as her limbs - so if you have doll stands, it's time to bust 'em out.
Unlike some other lady figures, this one lacks swivel biceps. It's almost a shame, because it would cause a good break in the mold for her costume's crazy-long gloves. A belt of sorts hangs loose on her waist, but there's only a mid-torso joint rather than a waist swivel. The figure has a golden Phoenix logo on her chest, and decent face paint. The multi-hued hair is a nice touch - it brings out a lot of detail we don't normally see.
A Juggernaut torso completes the figure, who is otherwise unadorned by gear. No flame stands, no energy projectiles, just a psychic alien-powered mutant red head who has apparently been working out. The hands have an appropriately faux-mystical quality and her facial expression is nice and determined. I'd say take a good look at the face before you buy yours... but who am I kidding? X-Men figures are always hot stuff and if you see this in stores, just buy it. You're not likely to see another. You really ought to just order it online.
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