Updated: Aug 6
I'm not going to say I'm the biggest fan of Shuri from the comics, nor do I think she was all that in her MCU appearances--though she was/is pretty fun at some moments. However, that doesn't mean I'm going to go off and buy Shuri merchandise every moment I get. This lovely is a gift and I appreciate it and one should be aware how much I adore #POPs!
As far as the rest of the #POPs of this series, I don't think I'll have any of them any time soon. Might get Black Panther some time though.
To be honest, I don't know much about Shuri other than she took over T'Challa Black Panther mantle at one point after the (1st) Civil War. I vaguely knew she was T'Challa's sister until the movie cemented that notion. With all that said, I don't have a lot of comic book references to compare her in regard to her #MCU counterpart. I do, however, like how she looks in the movie/s. While Shuri doesn't have that one costume or outfit, she does carry on the aesthetics of her fictional African country. And take away the technology and magic Wakanda has on her clothing style and we get something that seems grounded to non-fiction. Shuri wore a lot of native outfits that, again, I know is more based on the fictional Wakanda but the costume artists really did do a good job balancing out fiction and non-fiction. This outfit that she is wearing that #Funko chose is based on Shuri's final outift, complete with her panther blaster fists? I think it's a little inaccurate in terms of color but all in all, it's not a bad sculpt.
The pose isn't something I'd say is the highlight of this POP. It's not bad, but I do feel like we should have had a better one--perhaps having both her hands pointed out as if she's about to blast Killmongerer.
While it's slightly sloppy, the hair mold has a lot of effort put on it. That much I can appreciate. As far as the color job though... it's cleanly done but I don't remember Shuri having this kind of vibrant colors. A bit inaccurate I think.
Again, this #POP is a gift so I woudn't have gone out of my way to purchase Shuri. Now that I have them, I think it's not bad. Some areas are a bit off from the source material but there's definitely some hard work placed in Shuri--something I definitely appreciate! Can I recommend it? Perhaps but only to hardcore Black Panther fans and/or completionists of the MCU POPs. Well, that's about it!
Until Next Time!