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Diamond: A Girl’s Best Form
It is no surprise that Sideshow Collectibles came out with an Emma Frost figure, especially after the success of the 2011 film, X-Men: First Class. This figure stands twenty inches tall, and every inch showcases Emma’s attitude and provocative nature.
Speaking of provocative, Emma’s all white ensemble simply cannot be ignored. She is dressed in the attire she wore when she was first introduced to X-Men fans in 1979. The corset, panties, boots, and fur-lined cape leaves little to the imagination, but I do have to admit, Emma sure knows how to pull it off; though, I am not sure how easy it would be battling a foe in platform boots, or with so little skin protection.
I guess I should remind myself that this mutant has built-in armor, something she likes to call her “diamond form.” Ms. Frost’s skin produces an organic diamond material, making her almost invulnerable to physical attacks and mental attacks, so that would surely compensate for the lack of fabric donned by this powerful mutant… and then some.
As gorgeous as this figure is, I do have one complaint. Emma comes with an additional portrait that has Frost sporting a shorter hairstyle, and while that is great and all, what I really want is a portrait that shows off her diamond form! I mean, she is the epitome of stunning when transformed, and I always love when a figure can showcase the powers of the character.
Sideshow Collectibles has been making original collectibles since 1994, and last spring, the company unveiled yet another breath-taking figure. During the past several months, it has been a leading lady of the X-Men universe that is the figure to snatch up. This time fans have the pleasure of adding the powerful telepathic and telekinetic Jean Grey to their shopping cart.
Let’s just take a moment to soak in the excellence. Donning her yellow and blue 1990’s attire, Jean stands eighteen inches tall, posing in one of her signature stances. I have to admit, as soon as I learned this figure was on the market, I was excited. The artists really captured the likeness of the Jean Grey portrayed in both the comics and the X-Men cartoon. In fact, for those that purchase the Exclusive edition, an additional portrait will be included, allowing collectors to choose from having a Jean Grey with flowing hair and a Jean Grey with the ponytail hair style of the 90’s cartoon.
Excuse me while I wipe away a tear of happiness and gratitude. I absolutely love when a figure comes with customizable options such as this, and it is not the first time Sideshow has given the buyer options. They did the same with their Rogue figure back in 2011; though, in that instance, I was not necessary happy with one of portrait options being a more modern take on the 80’s Rogue, but that is for another post.
In regards to the Grey figure, I have to say that I would have my Jean sport her long flowing hair like in the comics. As much as the ponytail look reminds me of Saturday mornings as a kid, I still cannot separate the image of Jean Grey and wild, red hair.
Now, I am sure some of you must have been disappointed when I mentioned the figure made its debut last spring… but no worries; this figure is still available for pre-order! Yes. You still have a chance to be one of the 750 collectors to have the 90’s Jean Grey on your shelves in April of 2015…. if you can afford $359.99 (Something I am desperately debating).
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