It’s bad form to admit I don’t know about a character I’m writing about, but here I am doing it. I’m most familiar with Black Cat from a short X-Factor guest appearance (issues number 216-219). I’ve got the impression that she’s the Catwoman to Spiderman’s Batman. (If you know more, fill me in). I got her because I want to keep my money where my mouth is. If I want Marvel/Hasbro to make more action figures of female characters, I’ve got to buy the ones they’re putting out.
I was pleasantly surprised by how good this Hasbro’s Avengers Infinite Black Cat figure was. Marvel Infinite has seemed to have scaled back the details, which has led to better executed figures sometimes. I honestly prefer for a figure to look good, mistake free, then to have a lot of messed up details.
This figure isn’t mistake free, though. Like Beast, who I reviewed, Black Cat has some errant paint around her eyes. C’mon Hasbro. Get the eyes of something right.
The rest of the paint is good though. The sculpt is also competent. The figure is well put together, with the exception of her hair, which blocks her neck mobility, though it is thankfully lighter and smaller than the hair on some of Hasbro’s previous female figures in this scale. She also has some tufts of hair on her forearm and lower legs, which is cool. I suspect it was sculpted by the same artist who made Beast, because the tufts are near identical.
In terms of articulation, the figure is also very similar to Beast. She’s missing the chest joint and has the new hip joints with the larger sockets. Those changes make her more posable than previous Marvel 3 and ¾ inch action figures, which is awesome.
It seems like this whole line is avoiding accessories. None of the three I got from this wave came with any. Black Cat is the character I would’ve wanted an accessory most for. I feel like I’ve seen her swinging on a rope and wanted her to come with one. I also think for the less prominent characters, the accessories can really help move them off the shelf.
The packing is standard Avengers Infinite packaging.
I recommend getting this Hasbro’s Avengers Infinite Black Cat figure. It will tell Marvel and Hasbro we want more female action figures. Outside of that, it’s a quality figure, simple and well executed. You can get her for around $10 from Amazon or for $22.99 from ToyWiz.
Alternatively, you can also search around for an Avengers Infinite Black Cat action figure on eBay.