Much to the furor of about 50% of the Marvel Universe Collecting Community, we get a brand spankin’ new CLEAR version of Sue Storm / Invisible Woman….packed into the Fantastic Four box set…which most of us have already bought…twice.
Normally I like to go nuts with my Canon for reviews, but tonight, it’s just not going to happen and I want to get this info to you good folks as quickly as possible. The photos however, should still be pretty darned iPhone 4S good anyway. Back to the front for a moment though. Yes, I now own this 4 pack (3.5 pack) 3 times. The original pack included 3 of the Fantastic Four in their ..sorta classic blue outfits. The next, was the revamped white suited FF team in which Reed sports LONG SLEEVES! Now, we get pack number 3, back in blue we go. So far to my knowledge, we have not seen the clear Sue Storm variant packed in with the white FF team pack set.
Here we have the same ol’ same ol packaging that we have purchased twice before of the Fantastic 3 and a portion (HERBIE).
I’ve already had a little bit to say about the mold and movement of Mrs. Richards, here let’s talk a little bit more about the clarity levels…that seems to be kinda interesting. The Invisible Woman crosses over a few gradients of clear / translucent. There extremities are ‘crystal’ clear, while getting up to core components things become foggier. I’m sure this is as much for effect as it is to hide Sue’s naughty bi….uhm..inside parts. The effect could have been used on some extreme joints (ankles joints are clearly visible). One neat little thing I noticed, if you look at where Sue’s belt buckle would normally be, there appears to be a little invisible one on the inside.
You could go about this one of two ways….If you really want to be a purist, you probably just shouldn’t own an invisible Invisible Woman. You should probably just put an empty space in between Reed and Ben. On the other side, I think that Hasbro did more than a reasonable job of nailing the likeness of someone that can’t really be seen manifest in physical plastic form.
None offered and we’ve already reviewed the full box, so we will stop here.
If you didn’t get the FF box set, or the Fantastic Four box set…here is your reward. If you did, here is your punishment. It’s a nice figure and one of the more unique in the Marvel Universe line. It’s an obvious must have for die hard collectors, if you have the set though and you aren’t a completest, I don’t think clear Sue is worth the change to shell out all over again.
Displayed somewhere I might see it – (3 out of 5)
Rating System: Each figure will be reviewed under the following categories:
Overall: Each figure will then be given an overall grade out of 5 levels:
Displayed front and center – Perfect score
Displayed but more to the side – Second best, nothing wrong with that
Displayed somewhere I might see it – Displayed, it’s good, I like it, not as much as others.
Displayed but buried in the back – Not all that great, but no other options for this figure
Stored* – It’s really not worth displaying.
*This will be caveat-ed, if the figure is excellent but is being moved out in favor of a better version of the same character, this will be explained.