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?
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…
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.
As 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.
The 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).
While 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.
The 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.
And 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.
Amora 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.
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.
Overall: 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.