Marvel Legends Songbird figure review

Songbird has been a Marvel Legends figure a long time coming. We’d gotten close to getting her earlier as a prototype was shown at San Diego Comic Con a few years back in her modern attire. Thankfully with the delay we get more of a classic Songbird from her early Thunderbolts days.

Thunderbolts was one of my favorite Marvel books in the 90s so I’m thrilled to see this era of the team getting Marvel Legends figure love. Now of course, I want Citizen-V, Techno, Meteroite, Atlas, Mach-1 and Jolt too.

Packaging:  The Infinity War packaging looks pretty nice with the purple and orange color scheme.  I’m not a huge fan of the portrait on the side as it looks too much like Phoenix than Songbird.

I didn’t expect a lot with the bio, but I always think Hasbro should add elements like team affiliations/rivals to help parents and kids know some more about the figure.

marvel legends songbird figure review - package bio

Likeness:  Hasbro has done amazing work with the female figures. There might be the occasional misstep like the Phoenix head sculpt, but for the most part, the female figures look powerful and attractive. I can’t help but see Kiera Knightely in the head sculpt.

marvel legends songbird figure review - wide shot

Songbird has outstretched hands, which is perfect for flying poses and resting along the hips. I like them even though it’s somewhat limiting. If she had alternate hands like the Sub-Mariner these would be amazing.

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Scale:  Songbird stands about eye to eye with the regular sized characters. If you really want to be picky, she’s probably a tad too tall, but that’s hardly a problem.

marvel legends songbird figure review - scale with blizzard, baron zemo and radioactive man

Paint: There’s a lot of white in this costume, but Hasbro pulled it off even with the waves and stripes throughout the leg portion. Songbird’s logo is clean and the pink accents match up perfectly with the power effect. The blending of the hair looks pretty sharp too so all around this was a fantastic paint job.

Articulation:  With Songbird the main pose you’d ideally do is the arms outstretched flying motion. Surprisingly, the shoulder pads and hair don’t impede this gesture as much as I thought. As usual, I’d like bicep swivels to allow for more dynamic poses with the female figures, but that’s not a shock now.

marvel legends songbird figure review - bird effect closeup

Songbird has:

  • neck
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • elbow
  • wrist
  • wrist hinge
  • torso
  • hip
  • thigh
  • knee (double-jointed)
  • ankle

marvel legends songbird figure review - vs baron zemo

Accessories:  The big accessory here is Songbird’s sound effect. She typically used this when she flew so I’m really glad Hasbro added it. Hasbro used a translucent pink plastic, which very effectively conveys the look from the comic. Hasbro figured out the distribution nicely so it won’t make Songbird topple over.

marvel legends songbird figure review - on flight stand

The bottom portion can be used as a subtle stand as well. I was really impressed with how Hasbro pulled this off.

Hasbro hasn’t been afraid to add in some more hands for characters as appropriate. I kinda wish they’d tossed in some fists just to make for a more relaxed pose, but I’d rather have the power effect so I can’t complain too much.

marvel legends songbird figure review - crouching with bird effect

Additionally, she comes with the right arm of the BAF Thanos.

Worth it?  I got Songbird for $19. That’s a little cheaper than the regular price, but not a major sale. Hasbro has done a great job of validating the price tag for these figures though.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

With a second set of hands, this would be a 10. This is a really terrific figure and a solid front runner for female Marvel Legends figure of 2018.

marvel legends songbird figure review - with speed demon, blizzard, radioactive man, baron zemo and captain marvel

Where to get it?  I found Songbird at Wal-Mart, but Target and Toys R Us has her in stock, though you might want to hurry to get her at the latter. If you want to avoid the trips, you can get the whole set at Entertainment Earth.com or buy Songbird at Amazon.com.

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