There are a total of 2 Black Widow figures released so far. The first one – dubbed as the “long haired” Black Widow – was from the film Iron Man 2. This is the very first Black Widow figure released by HT. The second Black Widow figure – dubbed as the “short haired” Black Widow – was based on the film The Avengers. I currently own the second one since she’s a key character in completing Hot Toys “The Avengers” figure series.
These 2 released Black Widow figures have a single problem in common – they don’t look like Scarlett at all. This is one of the reason why I didn’t get the original BW figure from Iron Man 2 and I only both the second version because I needed to complete all of the Avengers characters. I’m honestly not impressed with the 2 released Black Widow figures not until I saw the third version which was based on the upcoming film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Let’s call this third version the “re-bonded” Black Widow. This is the Black Widow figure we are all waiting for. The head sculpt is like 10x better compared to the previous 2. I can definitely say that this is indeed Scarlett. I also showed it to my friends and they instantly recognized the head sculpt – not unlike when I showed them the previous version – they were all like “who the #%$ is this?”.
Figure slated Q2-Q3 2014, $189.99.