December 6, 2022

Thomas unpacks the superb new Wasp from Hot Toys‘ Marvel line

The Wasp from Ant-Man and The Wasp was recently released by Hot Toys and after some delays and it does not disappoint!

I don’t know if this is a sign for future Marvel figures beyond the Endgame ones, but this one and Ant-Man have a different box design. No more open-window boxes but a model similar to the Star Wars boxes. Because it’s the Wasp, the predominant color is yellow.

This one comes with a Hope Van Dyne headsculpt, 7 interchangeable hands, a tiny Wasp, stand-by wings backpack, wings, 1 downsizing disc, 1 sizing up disc, batteries (for the helmeted head), additional hand joints, a stand-by helmet, a basic stand, and a backdrop. I like the stand, they chose a yellow color for the Wasp and it features the Ant-Man and the Wasp title logo. Simple but effective. As usual, read the instruction sheet before opening the figure. I always say it’s better to be safe than sorry!

The backdrop features pictures of the Wasp figure slowly downsizing and the Ant-Man and the Wasp title logo. It is nice but it wasn’t necessary for me to include it. I personally prefer stands that are mini playsets like they did for Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back) rather than a backdrop like this one. It featured a part of the environment where Luke and Vader fought.

As usual, Hot Toys always deliver when it comes to the LED light-up feature! It looks beautiful on the helmet. However, I have a small complaint about it – you have to insert the batteries at the top of the helmet but the space is tiny so it’s tricky. I think having an open space for the batteries at the back would have worked better. Anyway, they have done an amazing job with the helmet and the choice of metallic paint. It really feels like it’s diecast while it’s actually plastic! I love the sculpted eyes. They used their Hope Van Dyne headsculpt and just kept the eyes.

Speaking of the Hope Van Dyne headsculpt, So Young Lee delivered a wonderful and spot-on headsculpt. I love it, it looks like Evangeline Lilly, well done! The ponytail can move so it allows you to properly move the head.

The costume is simply beautiful! They used different types of fabrics and put a lot of details into it. There are so many little dots on this outfit, it is a lot of work and meticulousness. As for the wings, they are huge so if you want to display the figure with them, be sure to have enough space for it! I’d definitely recommend to display her with the backpack instead. The wings are made with transparent plastic and just like the outfit, there are a lot of small dots on them, it really feels like insect wings. The wings can move back and forth for different poses.

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A must-buy figure, The Wasp is truly wonderful!


The Wasp (Ant-Man And The Wasp) is sold and distributed by Sideshow Collectibles and is available to pre-order NOW!


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Thomas Storai is the Collectables Editor for The Future of the Force. He is passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and a wide variety of movies. Follow him on Twitter @ThomasStorai where he uses the force frequently!


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