Left: Toybiz Storm (X-men Classics) Right: Hasbro Storm (Vintage Wave)
Here we have the Jim Lee Storm from Toybiz and Hasbro.
Toybiz Storm comes from the X-men Classics Series 2. She comes with a figure stand.
Hasbro Storm comes from the X-men Vintage Wave. She comes with 2 yellow electric effect.
Here’s a back view of the figures. Both Storms are based on the artwork of Jim Lee in the comics. It is one of her iconic costumes. She also appears as such in the 90s X-men Animated Series.
From the side, you can see that the Toybiz is slightly taller. However, it is due to the heels and the very thick hair. The Toybiz Storm’s face is smaller than Hasbro Storm’s face.
The hair sculpt for Hasbro Storm is great. I like how well it was sculpted; the strands of hair are more defined and it flows down to her shoulders nicely. It’s not overly big. The head sculpt is good and the size of the head is proportionate to the body.
You can see the sculpting on the upper arm that is showing slightly baggy sleeves at that area of the arm. There are also a bit of crease on the stomach area, and a line of crease at the top of each thigh.
She has a cloth cape.
I dislike the hair on Toybiz Storm. Its too big and not as detailed. It also flows awkwardly; it flows towards the back instead of down her back. I think it looks like whipped cream lol.
I find her head to be kinda small and her boobs a bit too far down from her neck. She’s also kind of skinny.
Her costume has more details and has plenty of creases. The cape is rubbery.
The way the cape is attached to the back is different. Hasbro cape has those threads that is sewn to the lower part of the shoulder pad. I find the 2 lines of threads to be unsightly, but it is blocked from sight when she looks front, so it is still ok.
Toybiz Storm’s cape connects to the shoulder pads better, via some sort of peg and hole. The cape is designed such that it exposes the center part of her back, where there is a hole to connect to her stand.
The way the cape connects to the wrists is also different. Again, Hasbro Storm uses thread to connect the cape to the wrist. It doesn’t really look good to me.
Toybiz Storm did this one better, because the cape is kind of a whole piece of rubbery material and they molded the corner of it into a loop to connect to the wrist.
This is a pitfall of both Toybiz and Hasbro Marvel Legends female figures; when they have heels!
It’s almost impossible to make both Toybiz and Hasbro ML female figure with heels stand. Almost. Yes it is still possible but you have to put in so much effort, and when you finally manage to make it stand, the slightest of wind can make her topple.
Luckily Hasbro Storm has the normal feet instead of heels. In all the pictures here, I used the figure stand to make the Toybiz Storm stand.
Here’s Hasbro Storm with the electric effect. The electric effect is made of soft rubber and can be wrapped around the arms.
Above is a head swap of Hasbro Storm’s head on Toybiz Storm’s body. The Toybiz Storm looks so much better with the Hasbro head, don’t you think?
The neck joint is different. However, the Hasbro head can just rest on the neck firmly without dropping off.
Toybiz Storm (X-men Classics):
+ Detailed and well sculpted costume (creases throughout the costume, sculpted X logo on shoulder pads)
+ Rubber cape attaches nicely back and wrists
– Head is small
– Hair is too big and flows backwards instead of downwards (hair looks like whipped cream lol)
– Body is too thin, especially at the waist area
– Heels make it almost impossible for the figure to stand
Hasbro Storm (Vintage Wave):
+ Costume is cleaner and has few sculpted creases
+ Head size is more proportionate to the body
+ Hair has good sculpt and flows down her back nicely
+ Sculpted X logo on shoulder pads
+ Does not look skinny, more in scale with other recent Marvel Legends
+ Comes with yellow electric effect
+ Normal flat sole at the feet makes it easier to stand
– Cloth cape does not attach nicely to the back and wrist (plenty of exposed threads, but covered by her hair at the back)
For me, I definitely prefer Hasbro Storm. I really dislike the body mold of all Toybiz female characters, and although this Toybiz Storm can be considered one of the most decently made Toybiz female character, she is still inferior to her Hasbro counterpart. The details and sculpt is great on the Toybiz Storm, but apart from that, Hasbro wins it overall in my opinion.
Here’s Black Panther gawking at the head-swapped Toybiz Storm lol.
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