Recently I reviewed Hot Toys 1/6th scale S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson 12-inch figure HERE and HERE, now it's Agent Romanoff's turn :)
Black Widow (Чёрная вдова, "Chornaya Vdova") (Natalia "Natasha" Alianovna Romanova, also known as Natasha Romanoff) is a fictional character, appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don Rico, and artist Don Heck, the character first appeared in Tales of Suspense No. 52 (April 1964). The character was first introduced as a Russian spy, an antagonist of the superhero Iron Man. She later defected to the United States, becoming an agent of the fictional spy agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and a member of the superhero team the Avengers. Commonly depicted as a femme fatale, the Black Widow was ranked as the 31st sexiest woman in comics by the Comics Buyer's Guide.
Scarlett Johansson portrayed the character in the films Iron Man 2 (2010) and Marvel's The Avengers (2012) and is set to reprise the role in the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
This is Hot Toys recently released MMS178 (Movie Masterpiece Series) The Avengers: 1/6th scale Black Widow Limited Edition 12-inch Collectible Figurine with authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the movie The Avengers. Scroll down to see more.
The Hot Toys Marvel Avengers Black Widow box packaging is just like Phil's and all the other Hot Toys 1/6 scale Avengers figures. Remoce the slipcase cover and you see the figure and accessories through the window box display packaging. Nothing fancy.
Here's Hot Toys MMS 1/6 scale Scarlett Johansson Agent Romanoff Black Widow 12-inch figure straight out of the box. It features a newly sculpted head of ScarJo as Black Widow with movie-accurate facial expression and make-up including real-like fabric hair implantation in brownish red short curly hair.
Hot Toys The Avengers Black Widow is wearing One-piece black colored tight jumpsuit with belts with pouches and drop-down thigh holsters on each thigh, a pair of stinger bracelets with multiple-bullet design, One pair of black colored platform boots with buckles.
Close-up views of the Hot Toys MMS 1/6 scale Scarlett Johansson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow head sculpt
What else can I say? The sculpting and painting of the head sculpt is awesome and bears the likeness to Scarlett Johansson really well. The resemblance is spot on!
In the comics, Natalia Romanova aka Natasha Romanoff grows up to serve as a femme fatale. Scarlett Johansson certainly fits the role to a T.
Scroll down to see close-up images / pictures of Hot Toys The Avengers 1/6th scale Black Widow costume / outfit. The one-piece black colored tight jumpsuit is designed to fit the newly developed TrueType female body highlighting her prominent body shape.
The pair of stinger bracelets with multiple-bullet design are soft and flexible to allow for the switching of gloved hands. In the Marvel comics, Black Widow wears distinctively shaped bracelets which fire the Widow's Bite electro-static energy blasts that can deliver charges up to 30,000 volts, as well as "Widow's Line" grappling hooks, tear gas pellets etc.
Back view of Hot Toys The Avengers 1/6th scale Black Widow Limited Edition 12" Female Figure
Butt view ;p
It is also mentioned in the comics that Natasha has a gifted intellect and she displays an uncanny affinity for psychological manipulation and can mask her real emotions perfectly.
In the Marvel movie The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow uses this skill to interrogate captured Loki to find out his true intentions
Hot Toys The Avengers 1/6th scale Black Widow Limited Edition Collectible 12-inch Female Action Figure comes with the following accessories: Chitauri alien rifle with blade, six extra gloved hands (One pair of palms for holding pistols, One pair of fists with real-like tazer effect, One right palm for posing on waist, One right palm for throwing discs) other than the two fisted ones she comes with, two discs, two pistols, additional pair of stinger bracelets with multiple-bullet design and real-like tazer effect, Figure display base / stand with Black Widow nameplate and the movie logo
Close-up picture / shot of the two Glock 26 pistols Agent Romanoff / Black Widow arms herself with
Hot Toys Black Widow 1/6th scale limited edition collectible figure Instruction Sheet.
In the Marvel comics, Black Widow wears a belt of metallic discs, some with disc-charges containing plastic explosives, others have been shown to be compartments to house other equipment (just like Batman's utility belt). In the movie, Black Widow's belt has pouches that contain her disc charges. The pouches (two in the front and two at the back) on Hot Toys Black Widow 12-inch figure cannot be opened and she comes with two discs plus a gloved hand that lets her hold her disc.
Close-up of Hot Toys 1/6 scale Black Widow holding her disc (two discs are included).
Another view of the excellent 1/6 scale Scarlett Johansson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow head sculpt.
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