Captain Marvel proved to be another massive hit for Marvel Studios, which in turn meant we got some nice offerings from Hasbro. Learning lessons from Black Panther, Hasbro went all in with a mostly movie dedicated wave featuring various looks of Captain Marvel and her supporting cast. Today I’m looking at the Target exclusive Starforce Captain Marvel or Vers.
Packaging: While an exclusive, this figure fits right in with the rest of the Captain Marvel wave with the standard black and has yellow accent color. The only exception is the removal of the Build-A-Figure Kree Sentry tag on the top left and the lineup on the back.
The bio seems intentionally vague to avoid spoilers.
Likeness: I really like the default headsculpt. It’s got a Captain Marvel appropriate smirk and the helmet hawk is well detailed with some nice crafting of the hair.
The helmet, like the rest of the attire, has a ton of detail. Hasbro always adds extra detail to be more accurate to the on screen look of the MCU characters’ outfit. The paneling is sharp with clean linework throughout. I really like this outfit and it turned out really nice in figure form.
Paint: One of the main reasons I like the attire is the metal mint green with the silver and black makes for a striking color combination. The paint work is crisp and really pops.
Captain Marvel’s skin tone looks good and her lips are painted to distinguish from the skin tone, but is not so dark as to hint that she’s wearing lipstick. Kree shade lipstick probably wouldn’t work for Carol.
Scale: Danvers isn’t the tallest hero and is shorter than Yon-Rogg and Nick Fury.
Articulation: The comic book Captain Marvel is one of the few female Marvel Legends figures with bicep articulation. That doesn’t hold with the MCU version. Otherwise all of the expected articulation is there and she can hit a lot of the essential energy/melee poses.
Starforce Captain Marvel has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knees (double jointed)
Accessories: Of the various CM offerings this is my favorite thanks to the extra accessories. First is the Carol (Vers) head. I don’t think Hasbro has really nailed the Brie Larson head sculpt yet, but this is decent enough that it doesn’t look like another actress.
The real gem of this exclusive though is the Minn-Erva options. Basically this is a two-in-one figure and Hasbro didn’t just add an alternate head and hope we were happy. No, we get a Minn-Erva headsculpt that turned out really nice and all of her additional accessories to complete her look.
First is Minn-Erva’s sniper rifle, which actually has some nice two tone colors with a lighter green and grey to make it look less like a toy. The alternate hands are included to help hold it. There’s a scarf to wrap around her neck and a bandolier with sniper rounds.
As a store exclusive, this Captain Marvel doesn’t come with any pieces of the Build-A-Figure Kree Sentry.
Worth it? I got Starforce Captain Marvel for $15 thanks to some coupons. Even without the BAF, that’s a great deal for a figure with alternate looks. I kinda regret not getting a second one so I could have Vers as well, but I like having some instant enemies for Captain Marvel to face.
Rating: 10 out of 10
It’s hard to complain about such a great figure although I really should track down a second one.
Where to get it? While a Target exclusive, Amazon has Starforce Captain Marvel available for $19.
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