Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure

Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure
Star-crossed lovers
The Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure is a must have if you are a fan of the series - except for one major flaw. 

We always thought that Netflix's vision and execution of Elektra was pretty spot on - except for the fact that Elodie Yung is not Greek (At least she's Asian). Not that Elektra had to be Greek in the Netflix universe given that she was adopted. We felt that Elodie provided the perfect blend of mystery, sultriness and... chaos... that is at the essence of the character.

If we ever met her, yes we'd fall for her, but we know she'd be the death of us as well.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP

Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action FigureMarvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action FigureThe blister pack of the Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure reads: "Both a wealthy heiress and a trained assassin, Elektra Natchios is a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock's past who unexpectedly returns to his life."

This is exactly why exes should stay exes and people should really evaluate what went wrong with their relationship prior to jumping back into the sack with an ex.

But then it must be real love.

Too bad Scarlett Johanson's Black Widow will probably never meet Matt Murdock.

Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure
Jennifer Garner - Elektra
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE MARVEL LEGENDS NETFLIX ELEKTRA ACTION FIGURE?

FIRSTLet's get the big white elephant out of the room! THIS is Jennifer Garner! Batfleck's Elektra from when he played Daredevil. She looks nothing at all like Elodie Yung.

So the next question is: "Is this a case of racial whitewashing or did Marvel have a head mold of Jennifer Garner back from when the Elektra movie came out and decided to use it instead of letting it go to waste?"

We're thinking whitewashing.

While Elodie Yung may be French, she's still half Cambodian and certainly looks Asian. The Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure is definitely Caucasian. Somewhere along the way her Asian features were replaced.

Elodie Yung                                                 Marvel Legends Elektra
Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure

Marvel Legends Elektra                                 Jennifer Garner
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Still it's a pretty face:

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And if you don't like it, the Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra comes with an alternate head:

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That's nice of you, but... red's not really my color.
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SECOND: This is Elektra prior to her death in Season 2 of Elektra. She isn't in the armored suit made for her by the Gladiator. It would be nice if Marvel releases an armored variant of her in the future.

Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure
Bare Ninja Assassin Elektra
Armored Elektra
THIRD: Like Daredevil. she seems to be extraordinarily thin at the waist.

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Ninja thin
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"The battle has begun, Matthew. There's nothing we can do but fight."
WHAT'S TO LIKE ABOUT THE MARVEL LEGENDS NETFLIX ELEKTRA ACTION FIGURE?

FIRSTIf you can get over the thin waist, Elektra was quite a darling to pose. 

Her uniform may be quite simple, but she comes with incredible articulation, a pair of wonderful sais and an alternative head. Seriously the only thing we wish we could add to this figure - other than a more Asian face - would be variants - her armored form, and her "Kill-the-Defenders" outfit from the Defenders. 

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I am Elektra Natchios. Not even the stars are safe in the sky
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I was bored. I do things like this when I'm bored. 
Here she is with her alternate head:

Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure
...done martial arts since I was six, just after my mom died.
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Yes, she can kneel:

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Then let them come. And I will kill them. I will kill them all.
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Throw in a stand of course:

I am Elektra, the assassin. To look upon me......is to see the end of life.
SECONDElekra comes with a pair of hands quite reminiscent of some of our more beloved G.I. Joes like Storm Shadow. Look how her right hand grasps her Sai:

Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure

We're most likely going to wait for a better head sculpt to come along and eventually replace Jenifer Garner's face. And indeed here's hoping that one day her armored version will become available. 

The Marvel Legends Netflix Elektra Action Figure is available on Amazon for US$ 17.95 (Roughly  PhP 916 plus shipping)

THIRD: Daredevil:

Do you see now, Matt?
In college we were lovers. Now we are enemies. It is that simple.
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