Unboxed: Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow FigureFebruary 18, 2019
Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow Figure is an impressive depiction of the Avengers’ resident ex-S.H.I.E.LD. super spy and a welcome addition to Bandai’s ever-expanding lineup of Marvel superhero action figures.
When it comes to authenticity and attention to detail, the S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow Figure delivers in spades. Like prior additions to Bandai’s Tamashii Nations Marvel lineup (including, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Captain America, and others), Black Widow delivers a host of features designed to appeal to discerning collectors. The figure stands approximately 5.75 inches tall and is built from PVC and ABS plastic components. The figure’s sculpt is masterfully rendered and painted to closely match the on-screen physique and guise of the intrepid and enigmatic, Natasha Romanov. Furthermore, the figure boasts a trio of interchangeable faces, which recreate the visage of Scarlett Johansson with uncanny fidelity.
Like Bandai’s other Tamashii Nations action figures, the S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow Figure is copiously articulated. Cosequently, the figure’s ample jointing makes it exceedingly poseable. Given the vast assortment of potential display options, collectors will have their hands full recreating scenes from Infinity War. That said, without being hidden under a fabric costume, the many exposed joints of the S.H. Figuarts Black Widow seem to be particularly prominent, which has the ultimate effect of compromising a modicum of the figure’s otherwise lifelike presentation.
Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow Figure comes with a satisfying complement of accessories. In addition to the swappable face parts, the figure comes with four pairs of interchange hands sculpted with open palms, grasping and clenched fists. As for weapons, Black Widow comes with a set of black batons which can be wielded individually in either hand, joined together to form a staff, or displayed stowed on the upper back courtesy of the removable hilts. Rounding out the set, Black Widow comes with three molded “Tamashii Effect Explosion” effects so that fans can display the intrepid Avenger in the throes of battle.
Bandai’s Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Infinity War Black Widow Figure released in July 2018 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of ¥6,480 (~$59 USD).