Last week I said I was running out of material to review so I went to dig this up from my pile of boxes and take some pictures of it.
Appearance-wise I’d say this figure looks just okay. The promotional pictures for the movie make Anne Hathaway look more ideal/unrealistic. The suit is made of rubber so it might probably break down in a few years.
I’m not sure why there are some shiny areas on the suit. It’s also textured. If it were made of cloth it might last longer, but I don’t think it’s possible to produce the texture on a fabric suit. It’s possible to undress the figure but I did not try. Inside the suit is a white undergarment. The torso also appears to be made of soft plastic. The utility belt hides the seams on the suit.
Unfortunately it looks a little unnatural around the butt due to all the parts of the suit joining up. I’ve kept the protective material on the inside of the belt on as I’ve heard it might damage the rubber suit if they are in direct contact.
The headsculpt looks much better with the mask on. It’s really frustrating to put it on as you have to get the hair to behave, and the peg at the back is hard to fasten as it simply bends out of shape rather than pegging in place. After that you have to keep slicking the hair back to make sure there aren’t any stray strands forming loose bows on the top of the head.
The hips are the worst – the suit looks loose and wrinkly in many poses yet don’t allow the legs to splay very wide. The double-jointed knees are a bit of a waste because there is not much hip range to do with.
I’ve tried to imitate the poses on promotional pictures but it’s unfortunate that the figure isn’t as flexible as its real-life counterpart and looks stiff. You can’t really put her in a good-looking kneeling pose, much less into any of her trademark crawling poses.
Overall a mediocre figure at best – it won’t last due to its materials and isn’t flexible so you can’t really reproduce many poses. I would have preferred slightly more exaggerated proportions. This was my first Hot Toys figure and I had considered getting Black Widow as well, but seeing the Winter Soldier version I wasn’t keen on going deeper into the line. It seems like there’s something off with the headsculpt again, and it might end up with mediocre articulation due to the bodysuit. I think a well-sculpted six inch figure would be more fun and have better value for money.