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Marvel Legends Absorbing Man Wave – Morbius, Speed Demon, and Absorbing Man

Morbius:

A lot of people skipped Morbius. He is not that great of a character, and he comes with a second set of arms. So most people looked at either Ben Reilly or Morbius, and swayed their way to the better figure to get Absorbing Man’s arms.

Morbuis is a bit of a strange guy. He has a weird skin color. Of course he is a vampire, so his skin would be a bit off, but he is pretty far off.  His outfit is just skin tight paint with added bare forearms. Not a lot of originality here. He does come with two capes, so he can have arms up or arms down. That could be useful for the ACBA photographers.

Overall, this is the guy to skip in the line if you are trying to save money.

Speed Demon:

Speed Demon uses the skinny buck, and it works great on a speedster. Wait, are they still speedsters in the Marvel Universe?!?! Ah well, whatcha gonna do?

As with many of the fast guys, he seems to have a good sense of humor, and it shows with the smirk on his face. The rest of his body is just a painted buck, but there really isn’t a lot more they could have done for this guy.

He comes with a second pair of hands laid flat for running. It really adds to the illusion of his moving fast. They could also be used for karate chopping the good guys.

Speed Demon comes with one of the strangest accessories to date. A head mounted on a RC car. This is Silvermane, and he is missing his body. I guess Speed Demon is going to help him get it back. Either way, we get a bonus character in this wave.

Absorbing Man:

Absorbing Man comes with a lot of extra parts when if you get Morbius AND Ben Reilly. He comes with four arms, and two heads, along with the rest of his body, and a wrecking ball.  This is the comic photographer’s dream. Each arm is a different material, flesh, steel, stone, and wood. Even one of his faces has stone to add to the effect of being able to change.

The wrecking ball is garbage. It is a hollow sphere with a molded chain attached. It isn’t even molded into a usable shape. This is definitely going to need some work.

This is definitely a wave for Spider-Man. It is potentially the first wave with 7-1 good to bad guys, if you give Ben Reilly the Carnage parts. Poor Gwen has a lot of work to do. There are generally more good guys in waves than this.

The next two waves coming up, Space Venom, and Juggernaut have nearly all good guys, so the hero factor will once again climb.


Spider-Man Ben Reilly – Marvel Legends, Absorbing Man Wave

I’m your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man…clone.

You know this is going to be a good figure when he comes with 6 alternate hands and a head to make him a bad guy.

What is this feeling coming over me?

Ben Reilly has been a hero of mine since way back in the day when he was the Scarlet Spider. A lot of people poo-pooed the idea of a clone, but I always liked him. We got the Scarlet Spider version of him last year in the Rhino Series. We get to see him again in his updated costume. Of course we are still talking about the 1996 time frame.

Ah, I can’t take the pressure in my head!

Wha-, what is happening to me?

 

RaaaaahhHH!!! Much better!

Better than that, we get to change a few parts and have Ben taken over by Carnage. Now THAT is a good bad guy. We saw a Carnage two years back as a part of the Ultimate Hobgoblin Series. That Carnage was rather weak, and I skipped it because I found Toxin first (who had the same BAF head piece for Goblin). This is a way better way of showing Carnage.

Now face the wrath of Carnage!!!

 

Ben Reilly falls in line with the rest of the Spider-Man figures. It is only natural that they would use the same body as Spider-Man, since he is a clone, duh! He has all of the great articulation you want. Open hands, closed fists, and web-shooting hands. Either way you want him, Spider-Man or Carnage, you will not be disappointed.


Marvel Legends – Rhino Series – Scarlet Spider

Here we are, nearly to the end of the Rhino Series.  They are all in hand, all unpacked, and all of the BAF parts are together.   We are looking at one of my favorite’s tonight, Scarlet Spider.

A character that started life as a clone in 1975, he gained his notoriety in 1994 when he donned the red suit with blue hoodie and went by Scarlet Spider. I remember him so well from back in that time. I was immersed in the world of Peter Parker, and was really loving the Clone Saga. Later, Ben Reilly took up the mantle of Spider-Man for a time with another great Spider-Man outfit redeco. It would be great to get that version at some point in the future. If we keep going at this rate, we will probably get every iteration of Spider-Man ever seen on a comic page.

As for the figure, he is just what you would expect from a Spider-Man. Very flexible with all of the right joints. His outfit is a bit more dynamic than the standard Spider-Man outfit. He has the web shooters on his wrists, a belt, both ankle pouches, and of course the hoodie with ties and all. All of that and three sets of hands too boot. A nice haul in a Spider-Man based Rhino Series.

Up next, we will get to the big guy himself, Rhino. Oh what fun we have had with this wave, and the BAF is big and bad, and creates a whole lot of carnage… next time.


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