Hasbro’s Spider-Man Marvel Legends series provides a nice catch-all for random Marvel characters. For characters with an actual connection to Spidey, that’s even better. White Tiger is a character that probably wasn’t on my Top 100 list, but I’m down for these unexpected figure selections, especially when they’re executed this well.
Packaging: This is the typical Marvel Legends presentation. She’s posed to convey her martial arts prowess but not in such an exaggerated manner as to warp the figure.
White Tiger has a dedicated side portrait and bio despite sharing the same BAF part with Misty Knight. She benefits more than most C-level characters thanks to her co-starring role on Ultimate Spider-Man. Kids and parents have more than a passing familiarity with her and won’t need the bio to learn about her.
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Likeness: White Tiger has a very simple design. Its most distinct aspect features her hair flowing out from the back of her mask. The mask sculpting is solid with sculpted eyes and nice wavy hair. Her amulet is a fraction too big although that might be intentional to give the figure a bit more personality.
To further the tiger theme, she has clawed hands that would be great for a future Tigra figure. Complete the Wackos, Hasbro!
Scale: Unlike a lot of the ML female figures, White Tiger is shorter than her male counterparts. That falls in line with my experience with her via New Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man. She’s more teen sized and much shorter than Spider-Woman or Hellcat.
Paint: I wasn’t expecting a whole lot here. Given the simplistic outfit, it would have been annoying if there were a lot of paint problems. There’s really not a lot here thanks to the predominantly white outfit.
Hasbro added a little grey to break up the nearly all-white outfit. The black tiger stripes turned out fine despite the shoulder ones being broken up by the articulation point.
Articulation: White Tiger would definitely benefit from more than the standard female Marvel Legends articulation. For a martial artist, the missing upper bicep swivel is disappointing as it allows for greater pose possibilities. Her arms are scaled properly to the body, but are a tad stubby so she’ll have to be posed real close to other figures in fight scenes.
The female hips are also too restrictive for truly effective side and front kicks. Also, as you’d probably expect, the longer hair somewhat hinders the side to side and up and down neck movement.
White Tiger has:
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: White Tiger comes up pretty short in this category since her amulet isn’t really removable without significant work.
Perhaps in acknowledgement of her meager accessory options, Hasbro gave White Tiger the torso for the Build-A-Figure Rhino. Misty Knight also comes with the torso so you’re not on the hook for both of them if you’re only interested in Rhino.
Worth it? You can track White Tiger down for about $15. That’s a little too high given the meager accessories, articulation limits and doubled up BAF part. Find her for closer to $10 and you’ve got a better bargain.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Where to get it? Toys R Us has her on its website, but you could still stumble onto her in stores. And if you don’t want to wait, you can always grab her on Amazon.com.