Figuarts Age of Ultron Black Widow Arrives Just in Time for the Next Movie
After 65 movies, Black Widow is finally getting her own SH Figuarts figure. Tamashii Nations has been teasing the addition of the SHIELD super-spy for some time now, but with the coming and going of Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters and home video, it seemed like the best shot she had was with the upcoming Captain America: Civil War line. Fear not though, as the version from last year's big Marvel mash-up will get her due overseas this summer. That should put her on pace to arrive in the states just in time for the Blu-ray release of Civil War. Progress.
To be honest, this figure actually looks like the wait may have been worth it. It's highly articulated, and actually looks something like Scarlett Johansson. That's more than we can say for the "Chris Evans" Captain America SH Figuarts has on deck for this year. There's a lot of great detail in the costuming, too, which is to be expected from Tamashii's offerings. Nothing against Hasbro's budget-friendly and hard-to-find Marvel Legends AOU Black Widow, but this figure might be the definitive 6" version of Natasha Romanova.
Widow will come with multiple hands, including fists, open palms, gun grip hands and hands to hold her shock batons. That means she also rocks a pistol or two and some shock batons. All those accessories are nice to see as part of the package, and almost make up for the fact that Figuarts has been so lax in putting out a Black Widow to help complete the core Avengers team. It's all about that articulation though. Getting a Widow figure that can be put in poses that show off her athleticism and skills is a treat, and I can only hope the version that Tamashii teased for Civil War is just as good, if not better... whenever it arrives.
Pre-orders open on March 25 overseas, but importers should have the Black Widow up for pre-sale soon thereafter. Black Widow is expected to arrive in September in Japan for ~$55.