Marvel Legends Enchantress Review & Photos (SDCC 2016)

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 may have come and gone, but there’s still a chance for collectors to obtain the Hasbro SDCC 2016 exclusives next week on Hasbro Toy Shop! And with that in mind, there’s no better time to review the Marvel Legends The Raft set figures than now–beginning with the hottest one! Fans have demanded a Marvel Legends Enchantress for years, and she’s selling for more than half the cost of the whole set on the aftermarket–but is Enchantress worth the hype?

Marvel Legends Enchantress Review and PhotosThe Right:

When a recently-released Marvel Legends six inch figure is selling for $60-$70 on the secondary market, it tends to be a pretty good one. And like Black Panther and Deadpool before him earlier this year, this Enchantress figure is definitely a winner!

For those who aren’t familiar with this figure, the 6″ Enchantress has thus far only been available as part of the SDCC 2016 Marvel Legends The Raft box set. I’ll talk about that decision a bit later, but let’s talk about the figure itself for now…

Comparison Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch and Enchantress FiguresIf this Enchantress figure looks familiar to you, it’s probably because the figure is largely a repaint of the 2015 Scarlet Witch figure with a new head and skirt.

But you know what…? That’s okay! The Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch last year was an excellent figure, and the mold makes a great base for this Amora the Enchantress action figure.

Hasbro Enchantess Action Figure Marvel LegendsAs usual for Hasbro female figures, Amora is lacking double-jointed elbows. This is a bummer, but it’s also an articulation point that this particular character can get away with omitting far easier than Spider-Girl and the like.

Hasbro SDCC 2016 Marvel Legends The Raft Enchantress FigureThe overall articulation scheme for The Enchantress is very strong, and includes a ball-jointed head, ball-jointed upper torso, ball-hinge shoulders, elbows and wrists, ball-jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-jointed knees and ball-swivel feet (with high heels!). Although Enchantress Amora has long hair, I was surprised how well she can look left, right and down (though she can’t really look upward at all).

Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch vs. The Enchantress FiguresWhile the ML Scarlet Witch figure had some balance issues with standing up, her cape was responsible for some of those problems. Without the cape, the Enchantress acts stands up stably far better than I expected, and I really had no problems getting her posed for my review photography.

Marvel Legends The Raft Enchantress and Spider-Man FiguresThe paint deco on this exclusive Marvel Legends The Raft Enchantress figure is fantastic, with almost all of the paint apps being neat and clean and the colors themselves being a nice mix of black, matte green and metallic green.

The Enchantress Marvel Legends SDCC 2016 Exclusive FigureI think the shiny metallic green paint is a great fit for an otherworldly Asgardian, and really makes the figure pop compared to the Scarlet Witch.

Back of Marvel Legends The Enchantress Action FigureAnd speaking of Scarlet Witch, Amora has two major mold changes from Wanda: an all-new (and all-awesome) head sculpt and a new skirt piece. The skirt really differentiates this figure from Wanda’s and makes this a dead-on model Enchantress toy.

Marvel Legends The Enchantress Figure with Effects PieceMeanwhile, the sneering face sculpt conveys both the beauty and arrogance of Amora the Enchantress wonderfully. The flowing blonde hair and tiara also look superb and accurate.

Hair Sculpt on Enchantress 6" Marvel Legends Hasbro FigureAmora gets two accessories: green translucent spell effects that have been inherited from Scarlet Witch. Hasbro may be overusing these effects since their inception, but they’re the perfect accessory for Enchantress and really look stellar on her spellcasting hands. Love them.

Enchantress Marvel Legends The Raft Set Figure in PackagingThe Wrong:

As far as the Marvel Legends The Enchantress figure itself goes, I’ve got precious little to complain about. There’s one or two spots where the paint apps aren’t perfect, but otherwise Amora is excellent all-around.

That said, I do want to complain about one of the biggest names remaining to be done in the Hasbro six-inch line being included in an exclusive set like this SDCC Marvel Legends Raft set. With thousands and thousands of fans wanting this Enchantress action figure, making Amora so limited seems like a bad move.

That said, leaked listings have revealed that an Enchantress UPC exists as part of the Doctor Strange series lineup, so let’s hope that she ends up being a late addition to that wave and gets into the hands of more collectors soon.

Enchantress Marvel Legends 6" Figure ReviewOverall: Fans waited years for an Enchantress Marvel Legends figure, and she was definitely worth the wait. From the sneering face to the new skirt to the metallic green paint, this Amora the Encantress 6″ figure shines. Hopefully we see the Marvel Legends Enchantress figure released at mass retail soon, because this figure is an excellent one. Great work, Hasbro.



Marvel Legends Enchantress Review & Photos (SDCC 2016) — 6 Comments

  1. If so many fans have been waiting for this figure for so many years, as you say, maybe Hasbro should have released it as a regular retail figure, instead of putting it in an expensive, rather limited, exclusive convention set, which will only be available to a select few and was mainly made to please re-sellers (or eBay vultures as I like to call them). Just my 2 cents.

  2. I will admit I payed a lot more for the Enchantress than I probably should have but I am glad to finally have her in my collection. Now I don’t have to try and get the set off Hasbro Toy Shop when the site inevitably crashes when it goes up for sale.

    She is a great figure but it is strange they would include such a highly-requested character in such a limited set. If the rumors are true and she is in the Dr. Strange wave, I wonder if she will be slightly repainted at least?

    • I’d expect her to be repainted if she shows up in the Doctor Strange wave, although I don’t know what could be done to improve the paint on the SDCC Enchantress–she’s a beauty.

  3. I’ve seen the Dr. Strange solicitations and Enchantress is not included thus far. I hope she is a surprise figure but this far she only comes with the SDCC set.

  4. She was the number one most wanted figure 4 years in a row. She is getting a mass release figure soon trust me. Otherwise Hasbro is REALLY STUPID. But they listen to fans so I’m sure she is coming. Same thing with a baf sandman