Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack appears to be an attempt to correct a three-year-old error on their part. It’s been three years since the Age of Ultron debuted in theaters. We have already gotten a halfway decent Scarlet Witch, but if you wanted her boy toy, Vision, you needed to get a knockoff from China. Who knows how much money Hasbro has sent to China just by not producing this figure? Regardless, the Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack is out and I just happened to catch it on the Toys R’ Us website before it sold out. As luck would have it, I also own a camera and a blog, so you get to hear about it.
What is in the Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack box?
As one might suspect, in the Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack we get a Scarlet Witch figure and a Vision figure. In the comics, the two have had a 30 year on again/off again relationship. Wanda even going so far as to use her “chaos magic” to create children for her marriage to Vision. Wanda has issues. This was, of course before Avengers Disassembled and Doctor Strange saying “there is no such thing as chaos magic.” In the movies, it seems to be more of a Moonlighting, “Will they or won’t they?” scenario.
Vision has two sets of hands, relaxed and fist. Scarlet Witch eschews alternative hands for magic effects. Also, you get the box they come in at the time of purchase. Want to look at pics? Of course you do. It’s the internet and we like looking at things. With our looking eyes.
What doesn’t work with the Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack?
While I like the appearance of Vision’s cape (the inside seems to be lined with the same circuitry it has in the MCU movies, which is a big plus), it does hamper posing him somewhat. Consequently, he lends himself more easily to flying poses or “heroic” power poses. Not a deal breaker for me. When I think of super flexible, acrobatic characters, neither Scarlet Witch or Vision come to mind. Vision’s legs seem really loose.
I have no idea what’s going on in Hasbro’s assembly line, but much like my Okoye and Nakia figures, Wanda comes with what appears to be a razor slice on her face. Hasbro, please stop doing that. Additionally, there are some weird paint apps on the neck of mine that I didn’t even notice until I started reviewing the pictures.
Like their last attempt at Scarlet Witch, her center of gravity seems off, which makes her a little more complicated to pose. Again, Hasbro, I have to note: No double jointed elbows on Scarlet Witch. C’mon, man. Why you hatin’?
Finally, The Vision’s face is kind of plain. I know he’s an android so emotion is almost a moot point. We’ve not seen him “angry” in the MCU yet, but we’ve seen him smile, and we’ve seen him distressed. So a tad more personality on that face sculpt wouldn’t hurt. Honestly, it’s hard to find too much to complain about in the Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack.
What works with the Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack?
It feels like Hasbro’s face printing technique has grown leaps and bounds since their Guardians of the Galaxy wave, and even then, in its infancy, it wasn’t horrible. I didn’t hate the first Scarlet Witch in the Giant Man wave, but the newest one slays the old one.
Additionally, the magic effects that were packed in with the first Scarlet Witch were subpar. They seemed to be made by people who had never seen any movie she was featured.
Vision, despite the lack of emotion, is an excellent representation of the character. Much like I did with my Mezco Spider-Man, I couldn’t put Vision down for the first couple evenings I had him. His articulation scheme is on par with any other recent Marvel Legends figure.
Do you want the Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Vision 2 Pack?
If you don’t like the MCU figures, it’s a pass for you. Otherwise, if you’re a fan of the line or of the movie characters, you probably want these figures. I don’t see the prices going down anytime soon. Like other TRU exclusive 2 packs, they may go up in price quickly. My plan is to display these figures in the nice cases with the Banda MCU stuff. I’ll need to finagle perspective to make them look right, but I like them that much. If you’re looking to pick this up, try here:
I just checked prices when I got that eBay link. Wow. You may already be too late. Let me know what you think of them if you pick them up.