By Hervé St-Louis
October 5, 2006 - 19:34
Warbird sports the same costume she wore during both her memberships in the Avengers. Her suit is a swimsuit with long boots and a red sash. This is the same costume she sports as Ms Marvel.
Warbird’s paint is not good. There are no highlights in her hair. It’s one shade of beige. The skin tone of her joint articulations is not the same as her limbs. There is no toning one any of Warbird’s body and face. There is light bleeding on the swoosh of her logo. The paint coverage on her arms is poor. There are spots all over.
This figure will stay up way past your bed time. When you awake in the morning, she’ll still be standing! He feet are flat, which are bad for a dancer, but great for a super heroine. Her weight is well distributed on her body and though her head is large, it doesn’t pull her on a side.
Warbird has 44 articulations which must be a record on a female action figure. She has shoulder blade articulations where only one side works! Then, she has ball joint shoulders and biceps twists, allowing her to cross her arms very well. Of course she has double articulations at the knees, and elbows. Her hip articulations are limited by the swivels connected with the ball joints. She can only move her legs forward or side ways, but not both at once.
Warbird comes with a copy of the King Size Avengers’ Annual #10. She also comes with the lower torso of Giant Man. As a female character, and thus expected to sell less, Toy Biz packages the most important part of their do it your self giant figures with the least likely characters to sell.
Packaged in a bubble wrap that can only be opened with scissors, Warbird pinned in a clear plastic encasing with wires to hold her. The card inside the package features the same art as all other Giant Man series action figures.
Warbird cost from $8 to $12 depending on the store. Prices of this action figure at Walmart stores should be similar all over the United States. In Canada, prices vary according to the retailer. At $10 a figure, it’s starting to become expensive to purchase a Marvel Legends action figure, even if they come packaged with a comic book and a large prop.
As one of the last Marvel Legends series produced by Toy Biz, stock may be available until 2007, when Toy Biz will lose its license in favour of Hasbro. It’s not clear if Toy Biz can still sell overstocks. Thus, if you want this action figure, purchase it now.