"Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" Movie Series: Wasp review

Hope Van Dyne is now the leader of Pym Van Dyne Industries, a global organization focused on improving life on Earth with groundbreaking technology.

Okay, now all I can think about is the time Lisa Simpson grew a giant tomato for the science fair and was daydreaming about some poor third-world family thanking her specifically as they sliced it for supper.

Apparently both the Ant-Man and Wasp costumes changed between the second and third movies, though you'd never know it from looking. Like, yellow wasp-face in 2, yellow wasp-face in 3. Same costume. But this time she's accented with blue instead of red, and the yellow in the film is as vibrant as the yellow on the toy. The pattern is just different enough that this needs to be a totally new mold, instead of a repaint. She's really starting to look more "Yellowjacket" than "Wasp," though.

The Ant-Man 2 Wasp figure had a beautifully accurate likeness on its unmasked Evangeline Lilly head. This one is very good as well, though this haircut is a lot less flattering. The mask is similar to the previous movie's, though flatter all around: no point on top, no long snout in front. It does still have eyes behind the clear yellow visor, though this time they seem to be inserted from underneath? Judging by the plug of pink plastic visible inside the mask. Although the colors on the suit are brighter than before, the helmet is darker, which makes the eyes stand out more. She's got the same two wing backpacks as before (open or closed), and your choice of relaxed hands or fists.

Wasp includes the right leg of Cassie Lang, this series' Build-A-Figure.

And that's definitely to her benefit, because while Quantumania was a great Kang movie, it was only a so-so Ant-Man and Wasp movie, and this design is close enough to the existing on that you'd probably be fine skipping it if not for the BAF part.

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7 Responses to "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" Movie Series: Wasp review

  1. Does her unmasked head fit on the previous MCU Wasp & vice versa? Or did Hasbro give them different neck pegs just to be irritating?

    • yo go re says:

      Ya really gon make me go find Wasp 2 to figure this out...

      • How could you not already have the prior Wasp handy to solve the mystery of will it headswap?

        • yo go re says:

          Here's your crown, your majesty!

          The Wasp2 ponytail head, which was already pretty tight on its own balljoint, doesn't want to go onto the Wasp3 body, but the other heads can be switched decently - like, Wasp3's unmasked bob cut will be a LITTLE bobbly on the Wasp2 body, but barely noticeably.

          Interestingly, the new Wasp3 body is much less exaggerated than Wasp2 was. Stand them next to each other, and the older toy has longer legs, but is shorter overall - nearly a ¼" difference at the shoulder, yet the final figures are basically identical heights.

          Wasp2's neck was a balljoint on a hinge, while Wasp3's is a barbell, so they were going to be different no matter what...

  2. ridureyu says:

    They'd better be careful not to improve life on earth TOO much, or the Avengers will have to stop them!
    (True heroes only react. Proactive people who try to change the world are BAD, amirite?)

    • Ai Muhao says:

      Hahah. That was one of the things that actually made me mock the PS4 take on Spider-Man. It was a great game and all, but it also did a really good job of showing that Peter Parker is actually pretty crap at prioritising.

      Like, if he had actually been there helping out when he was supposed to instead of going around punching out goons, a lot of people would still be alive and people would have some awesome prosthetics.

      Yes, Peter. Instead of staying in the lab and using your genius to help change the world, you went out to beat up a pickpocket or something. That's so much more helpful. Hahah.

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