Square Enix’s Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure offers a uniquely scintillating take on the Avengers’ iconic femme fatale that’s certain to resonate with the throng of devout Marvel superhero followers.
As with other action figures in the Square Enix’s popular Marvel Universe Variant line-up (including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, and Venom), Black Widow features an aesthetic designed by famed artist, Hitoshi Kondo. The roughly 9.5-inch tall resin-cast figure is remarkably well sculpted and painted. It’s evident that special attention was paid to capturing the familiar essence of Marvel’s intrepid assassin while adding distinctive colors and contours to emphasize the characteristics of the deadly arachnid after which she is named. The masterfully rendered import presents Natasha Romanoff with a stylized anime-like appearance complete with a reimagined black bodysuit and armor elements that are accentuated with red and gold accouterments. Typical of Play Arts Kai figures, Black Widow flaunts a solid and sturdy build with over twenty points of articulation. Adding to its poseability, the set comes with seven interchangeable hands (two fists, two open palms, and three hands cast in a weapon grip), and a cache of weapons that includes a pair of black and red pistols and a combat dagger (each of which fit into a back-mounted holster and sheath assembly); two shock discs (with and without simulated electrical bolts), and a pair of dynamic blast effect accessories so that collectors can display Black Widow with simulated projectiles firing from her wrist-mounted Widow’s Bite gauntlets. The figure also comes with a 17-piece display stand (including translucent supports and metal fasteners) to facilitate capturing the wide variety of dynamic posing options that Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai figures are well known for.
An exciting addition to its swelling ranks of superhero collectibles, Square Enix’s Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Widow Action Figure released in February of 2016 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $139.99 USD.