Hasbro’s has finally given what fans have been clamoring for since the arrival of Netflix’s Marvel series, branded as the Marvel Knights series with a Man Thing as the build-a-figure. The series includes MCU Daredevil, MCU Punisher, MCU Jessica Jones, MCU Elektra, Blade and Bullseye; all packed with a piece to build a hulking sized Man Thing.
Elektra Natchios was introduced to MCU in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil and was played by Élodie Yung. Elecktra is an assassin who was raised and trained by Stick, a member of the Chaste and later adopted by a Greek diplomat. Elektra became romantically entangled with Matt Murdock during their colleges years, and now has returned to seek his help. The two recognize the darkness that resides in both of them and struggles with the concept of redemption.
Elektra debuted in Daredevil #168 (1981) and made her MCU debut in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil (2016). Her figure stands just at 6″ tall and is based off her MCU appearance.
Elektra comes with two sais and an alternate unmasked head. She is wearing mostly black with a red neckline and mask. She has bare arms and red and black gloves. She reuses the same legs and lower torso as Maryjane Watson with new upper torso, forearms and gloved hands. One nice touch the figure offers is one of her hands is sculpted to hold sai by the handle and the other is scuplted to grip it between her figures. The likeness to Élodie Yung is amazing and makes for a beautiful figure. The only draw back for me is her forearms I feel suffer from looking a bit over developed. She comes with the left leg of Man Thing as her build-a-figure piece.
Elektra has the same articulation as the Maryjane Watson and Jessica Jones figure have. Her articulation includes a ball jointed neck, ball jointed shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed chest, ball jointed hips with limited range of motion, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, and swivel-hinged ankles.
To date, this is the best Marvel Legends Elektra out there. Toybiz’s first attempt at a female action figure in the Legends line had bizarre articulation cuts which made for an overall ugly figure. Hasbro’s first attempt at Elektra was better but still not a good looking figure, although it did offer a nice skrull variant. This Elektra is nearly flawless with the exception of her Popeye’s forearms, but that is only my opinion and not a deal breaker. I highly recommend her for your MCU collection and hopefully Hasbro will make us an equally beautiful comic edition (fingers crossed).
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