Storm (Ororo Monroe, Marvel Prime)

AKA; Blue, Ororo Iqadi T’Challa (former married name), Queen Ororo, Ororo Komo Wakandas (Former Wakandan title), ‘Ro, Beautiful Windrider, Mutate #020, White King, Weather Witch (also as S.W.O.R.D. code name), La Reine Storm (French title), Windrider, Goddess, Mistress of the Elements, Princess of N’Dare, Hadari Yao (“Walker of Clouds” in ancient Alkamite), High Priestess, “Sister Voodoo”, Emma Frost (mind swapped), Horseman of Life

She is worshiped as a goddess for more then just her weather-based powers. Introduced in Giant-Size X-men #1 (1975) by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, when the original X-men were captured by Krakoa, Prof X recruited a new international team of mutants to save the original. Storm, who Prof X had encountered many years before when she pick pocketed him, was being worshiped as a goddess by an African tribes. She joined the team and helped rescued the second. After the Dark Phoenix saga, she took over as leader of the team after Cyclops left mourning for the death of Jean. She eventually lost her power but remained the leader of the team. Her powers eventually returned.

She not only led the X-men but also became the leader of the Morlocks after winning the right to lead by defeated Callisto in a fight. She also married Black Panther but they separated after Namor attacked Wakanda during the AVX. While she was married, she also joined him as a member of the Fantastic Four and he was the one who recommended her for the Avengers. However, she would always return to the X-men.

Storm is one of the most popular comic book character ever. However, IMO, she really hasn’t gotten a figure that truly captures what make her being such a great character. Toybiz released and repainted one in both their ML line and their X-men Classics line. Hasbro did a more modern one in the extremely hard to find Jubilee wave. They released a punk version in their Apocalypse wave, which look to be the best yet but not perfect.


Have

Punk

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Apocalypse Wave Storm

  • Background:
    • After meeting Yukio on a trip to Japan for Wolverine’s wedding to Mariko, she was influenced into giving herself a new look, include the now iconic mohawk. It was while she was wearing this costume that she lost her power. It was also during this time that she defeated Cyclops for true leadership, when she had no powers.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • While this is the best ML version of Storm so far (one I will be putting up for display) and unless you are a big Storm fan, I think this one could be skipped. Though it is iconic and can be used in a diarama with Cyclops.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Jim Lee’s Gold Strike Team

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends X-men Vintage Wave Storm

  • Background:
    • Storm had been leading the team for years but when the original X-men and more members rejoined the team, Prof X decided to split the team into 2 one lead by Cyclops (Blue team) and one lead by Storm. This is also the costume she most famously wore during the 90’s cartoon.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is the most famous costume of Storm and is needed to recreate the Gold team of the X-men. However I would recommend waiting as Hasbro has promised us we will be getting a new version at some point. Boy did I call it. Yeah get the Hasbro version. In fact, if you had to get only one, get that one. It should be noted that the color of the costume is always up for debate.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. The second most requested version yet.

X-Force

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Toy-R-Us Exclusive Marvel Legends X-men Jubilee Wave Storm

  • Background:
    • After the AVX arc, Storm left the Avengers and Cyclops team and went to work in Wolverine’s school. She also separated from Black Panther. Needing a change, she got Wolverine to cut her hair. They then started a relationship.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • I wouldn’t even attempt to try and search for this figure unless you have money to throw away. It’s not even an important costume anyway.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

Created by:

Len Wein | Dave Cockrum

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