Sideshow Collectibles wisely became a major player with Marvel film properties just as they started to get really popular and now are reaping the benefits with increased interest from a new group of fans lured into the property on the strength of films like “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and of course, “Marvel’s The Avengers.”
I’m loving what Sideshow has done with the Marvel line in general and this offering – from their premium format line – hardly breaks the streak. This is a bit of a throwback figure from them with a Black Widow from “Iron Man 2” so right away you’ll notice the longer hair and the generic blue SHIELD agent attire. Course with the figure’s pose that may not actually have been the first thing people noticed, huh? The resemblance to Scarlett Johansson is kinda scary, no?
Presented in stunning 1:4 scale, the covert S.H.I.E.L.D. operative has shed her secretarial disguise and is outfitted in a fabric bodysuit, armed with a holstered pistol. Standing approximately 19 inches tall, each piece is individually painted and finished with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. The Black Widow Premium Format figure makes an exceptional addition to any collection.
Things aren’t going well for billionaire playboy Tony Stark. Facing a new foe, the vengeful and bitter Ivan Vanko, known as Whiplash. Embroiled in a fight against the U.S. Government, he refuses to turn over the Iron Man suit technology for military use. Stark is also battling his own mortality, the arc reactor which previously saved his life is now poisoning him with palladium and his efforts to find a replacement element have proven futile. Believing his own death is imminent he appoints Pepper Potts as the CEO of Stark Industries.
Filling Pepper’s position as Stark’s personal assistant is the beautiful and charming Natalie Rushman. Although Natalie of course, is not what she seems. Natasha Romanoff, one of the world’s greatest spies and a master of disguise, is the scarlet-haired S.H.I.E.L.D. operative known as Black Widow and she’s in the perfect position to monitor Stark at the behest of Nick Fury.
The figure is set to be released in January. For ordering information, click here.