I’ve always really liked Rogue as a character. She’s generally fun, she has an interesting power with interesting positives and negatives, her overall design is nice as well. It probably helps that in the old cartoon series she was always paired with Gambit, whom I also really like as far as X-men go. The point is, I am kind of biased towards Rogue, especially this particular design, which in general is one of her more popular designs.
Unfortunately, there has only been one other figure of this design in this size, back in the Toybiz line, and it is god awful. Ok, the basic figure isn’t that bad, the face sculpt is god awful. She looks like a 90 year old woman pretending to be Rogue or something. She has been much overdue for an update.
This update certainly does a good job. I kind of miss the cloth goods jacked of the old figure but the face sculpt this time around is a lot better to be sure.
She even has appropriate accessories to replicate her power, she comes with an ungloved hand. In case you’re not familiar, Rogue absorbs other character’s powers through physical contact, so having an ungloved hand allow her be able to touch other figures, so to speak. Her design even allows for the wrist bit of the glove to be removed, which is a nice touch.
My only real complaint is the usual hit or miss derpy eye look that is a problem across the board on Hasbro’s female figures. I don’t even understand why this tends to lean towards females vs males. Otherwise it’s a welcome update to a popular design for a popular character.