The Black Widow Movie by Disney is set for release in the U.S. on May 7th, 2021 after being delayed with the state of how things are in 2020. Taskmaster is inspired from his appearance in this film, and is given a new costume and design for this film. This film takes place following 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and Black Widow is pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Thank you to Diamond Select Toys for providing their Marvel Select Black Widow Movie Taskmaster Figure for review.
Availability: September 2020
Taskmaster is packaged in the standard Marvel Select packaging, with Black Widow movie inspired artwork, including an image of him on the side, an image of Black Widow on the back, a figure image and a bio also on the back.
Taskmaster is based on his appearance in the upcoming Black Widow Movie that was delayed until May 7th, 2021. The figure comes in a movie-accurate armor and costume that includes some nicely done sculpted detailed and paint applications applied. His primary color is a dark blue, with a light blue, metallic silver, and orange deco making out the other colors in this outfit. The metallic finishes are nicely done and stand out nicely with the dark blue tone.
His head sculpt is nicely done and he keeps the skull design as you recall from the comics, and this one is painted in a metallic silver, with black visor and sides of the mask. His head is also hooded, which cannot be removed and is painted in a dark blue, light grey and orange. The designs on his chest, legs and arms look great and the deco does a nice job bringing out all of these great details. The belt includes a metallic silver belt buckle, with pouches around it, including pouches hanging down the sides. There is even straps that are sculpted around his arms and legs holding the armor in place. The backpack is connected to that light grey strap hanging just below his head on his chest, and is also not removable.
Taskmaster includes his iconic sword and shield, and to get the shield in you have to remove his hand, and insert it into his forearm. He also includes a bow and two arrows, which cannot connect to each other and he has to hold both of them in his hands, and a total of five interchangeable hand sculpts (2 clawed, 2 open grip, and 1 closed fisted). It’s unfortunate that the arrows don’t connect to the bow, as that would have been an ideal way to pose these together. The sword is also shorter than expected, but does fit nicely into his hand.
Overall, Taskmaster is an excellent figure that fans are surely to love, and he’s definitely a solid looking figure with some great attention to detail and paint applications. He’s also pretty close to being accurate to the movie stills we’ve seen, and he’s the closest you’re probably going to get to that.