Being both too repetitive and too good for an old-school Kenner figure, the Hasbro retro Fantasitc FourThe Invisible Woman figure is a necessary addition to the team. I have to roll my eyes that all the women in this line share the same body and with few exceptions, the hands and feet too - but they each have a new head. The fact that none of this seems incorrect or off-model speaks to how comics let down readers in showing variety in the human form with few exceptions, but this is not necessarily the best place to discuss such issues. I'm just here to answer "is this a good figure" and the answer is "it should be cheaper given the tooling reuse and lack of accessories, but yes, it's a good figure."
The packaging is still beautiful with a nice big illustration demonstrating her invisibility power and retro, hand-drawn (or at least, flat) artwork. It looks like something you may have seen as a kid. I wasn't a big Marvel kid (outside of Star Wars) so in doing research on the costumes, it seems that the thing she most closely resembled is the Roger Corman Fantastic Four costume. Their blues were nice and light, their collars were white, not entirely unlike the 1990s animated show. But it's so bright and cheerful looking, the fact that it might not be an exact match for the 1970s and 1980s non-Fantastic Four figures in the retro line doesn't bug me so much. Sometimes historical accuracy is worth less than "it looks cool," and when you're making a retro comic figure line I think getting the feeling right is sometimes more important than a perfect match to the source material. (See: Snaggletooth, Greedo, Walrus Man, Hammerhead.)
At 3 3/4-inches tall, she towers over Hasbro's women in Star Wars: The Vintage Collection but fits in with her Marvel retro peers. Her wrists, neck, shoulders, and hips swivel and she fits nicely in the old Kenner toy vehicles on my desk. With swivel wrists she's arguably too good for a real retro figure, but take a look at her head. Her "wig" is a separately molded yellow piece, and her lips and eyes are nicely painted. Leia didn't get such a royal treatment back in the day, but the bright colors and expressive face certainly look like the figure that you wish you had back then. In the USA, the Fantastic Four didn't exactly have a lot of action figure love in the 1980s, as super heroes didn't enjoy their present-day ubiquity.
As an action figure by herself she's fine, but as part of the team with Thing, Human Torch, and Mr. Fantastic, this set is close to a must-have. It's colorful and charming, and small. At this point I'd rather buy 4-inch figures like this than 6-inch figures - in part because of the price - but also I like using the toys I have and being able to collect without taking up even more space. If you see her around, I'd say pick her up - and then get her teammates, because c'mon, they look great and with any luck I'll have zero urge to buy Fantastic Four movie toys if and when one ever gets released again.
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