The movie turned out to be great. I was hoping it was, and ended up with the Toys R Us wave of Marvel MiniMates featuring The Amazing Spider-Man.
That’s what we need right? Another Spider-Man. Add in Battle-Damaged SM, Peter, and Vigilante SM, and we get 4 new Spider-Man figures this time around. These are really nice figures. They have great details. It is fun to look back at the really early Spider-Man figure, and see just how far the MiniMates lines have come, featuring some really great paint, and they are very accurate. The Battle-Damaged Spider-Man actually has the scratches across his chest from his battle with Lizard. Oops, did I give that away for you? Of course not. You knew that SM and Lizard had to mix it up at some point.
All right, down to the figures in pairs.
Battle-Damaged Spider-Man and Lizard
Pretty standard for a Spider-Man figure. He comes with the removable mask, his hair to replace the mask, and his backpack. A backpack? Well, yeah. The backpack actually makes a few appearances in the movie. Torn to shreds by this time, Spider-Man will need to hone his sewing skills to get this suit back into shape.
As for Lizard, he looks great. He has the big chest plate to give him some extra muscle on the upper part of the body. He has the great reptilian legs. Don’t forget the tail, which does have some slight movement, but best is that the tip comes off. See the movie. You will appreciate this part. The paint is fantastic. His face looks just like the movie version. I won’t say the movie face is the best Reptile face they could have done, but since this is a movie figure, Art Asylum did a fantastic job matching the face to the movie.
Spider-Man and Peter Parker
This was an interesting choice for them to put together. Peter and SM in the same pack. This is one of the best Peter’s made to date. His clothes are great. He comes with his backpack and a skateboard. This is an all new skateboard. For you Back to the Future MiniMate fans, this is not Marty’s skateboard. I checked. 😉
Spider-Man is in all his clean and ready to lay the beatdown glory. A really nice figure. We get an alternate head for Peter, to use with the costume. No glasses on this one.
Vigilante Spider-Man and Captain Stacy
“Who do I look like, the mayor of Tokyo?” Best line of the movie. Captain Stacy Rocked. His figure is just what you want with a MiniMate. The figure looks really close to Denis Leary. He comes dressed in is uniform. They gave him tactical gear, as well as a handgun and a machine gun. I would have liked to see him with a shotgun since that is what he had in the big battle at the end of the movie.
I think they were kinda hurting for characters in the Toys R Us Exclusive sets, and the best we got was Vigilante Spider-Man. Not really all that important, and not really the best character in the set. He does have a beanie, which we do not see too often in MiniMates. Change the head and you have a nice Luke Cage figure.
Gwen Stacy and Dr. Connors
Gwen looks awesome… as she should. A major part of the comic Peter’s life, it is good to see her represented as such in the first movie of the new franchise. Hair up, or hair down? You choose. She comes equipped with the ponytail, but she comes with a second hairdo that allows for her flowing blond locks to hand around her shoulders. Don’t like the jacket? That’s okay, because she comes with a second set of arms that allows for her to be in her shirt. She does not look that much different from the MiniMate that was made from the last movie’s version of Gwen, but come on this Gwen was just better. I am sure Bryce Dallas Howard could have done a fine job with Gwen, but she was not given much to work with. Emma Stone was given the better Gwen.
Dr. Connors. Art Asylum cheaped out on this one. They have him the arm we already have, with the sleeve wrapped up. In the movie, Dr. Connors let everyone see his mangled stump, as more of a reminder to himself as to what he was trying to accomplish. He does have OSCORP on his jacket, which is a nice touch.
In all, a very nice collection of 8 figures. These are the available figures from Toys R Us. There are two other sets that were sent out to Comic Stores. They include Uncle Ben and Aunt May, each with a SWAT figure.