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Green Goblin and Spider-Man 2099 – Marvel Legends (Sandman Series)

Just a few waves back we were dealing with Spider-Man, and here we are again. With a movie line coming next. This Sandman wave was the wave before the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 wave, but I was too excited about the Guardians to keep in order. So we will go back in time a series for this one.

We are going to look at this series in sets of two. We will mix in the three Spider-Men with the other 5 characters so we don’t get over saturated with Spider-Men. No Spider-Women this time around, but we do get a Ms. Marvel down the line.

Let’s start with one of Peter’s favorite bad guys, Green Goblin. Probably his most consistent enemy.

If you think he looks familiar, that is because he is. Back in the Space Venom Wave, we got Hobgoblin. This is a repaint of Hobby with a new head sculpt, and no cape.

The colors really pop on this one. The green on the costume has a really cool pearlescence to the paint that really makes the scaling on the arms and legs stand out.

He comes with his bag, thrown over his chest, a flaming pumpkin bomb, and of course the glider. All three of those came with Hobgoblin as well.

Even though we have had lots and lots of Spider-Man waves in the past, there have only been two Green Goblins that have come before. One was WAY back in 2006, and more recently we had the Ultimate Green Goblin BAF in 2014, that is not really Green Goblin. So, it was nice to finally get him for Spider-Man’s Rogue Gallery.

Up next it’s Spider-Man 2099. Wait a minute. Isn’t Spider-Man 2099 supposed to be blue with red accents? I know that because I was alive in the 90s, and I have a Spider-Man 2099 from 2015 that came in the Hobgoblin Wave. Well, this is the All-New All-Different take on the character. Who can keep up with all of the time travel stuff anyway?

Whatever the deal, the figure is great, and the costume is fantastic. The black and white are more matte, while the red is glossy and metallic.

He has all of the articulation that we like to see in our Spider-Men, and you can put him in almost any pose you can imagine or see in a comic book.

These two are a great start to the wave of Spider-Man figures.

Up next we will look at the very strong Spider-Man UK and the new Ms. Marvel complete with giant hands.


Marvel Legends – Black Cat

A classic character from the Spider-Man franchise, I was hoping to find her when I first started to look for the Green Goblin BAF figures.   It was not meant to be… until a recent trip, while visiting a Wal-Mart or K-Mart or some sort of Mart I usually don’t get to go into.  There in the pegs were the Green Goblin series figures.  “Ah, well,” I thought.  More of the same for sure.   But wait, what is that?

There on the peg was none other than Black Cat, looking all kitty like, and much larger in than her Skyline Sirens counterpart, Spider-Girl.   In fact, this is not mere ‘girl.’  There is definitely a difference between these two.  No selling a redeco as a second character.  I really liked Spider-Girl when she came out, but Black Cat takes the cake.

She is stunning.  She has a beautiful face, and a body you would want your super hero woman to have.  She isn’t as skinny as we have seen with some of the other female figures as of late.   They are so hard to stand in pose.  Felicia comes with some pretty high heels, so that makes a bit of trouble for her… but boy does she look good wearing them.

Hasbro has moved the legs a little bit forward to allow a full butt.   It makes all of the difference when looking at the figure from the back.   She is a great addition to my growing Spider-Man collection.  All I hope is that we actually get to see a live action version of her finally in the next reboot of Spider-Man.


Ultimate Green Goblin – Build-a-Figure Complete

On the way back from a 3-year-old’s birthday party, we stopped at a Wal-Mart in the middle of Podunk Nowhere.  I figured it was as good a place as any for a toy hunt.   Amongst the pile of Marvel Legends, there was the missing piece I was looking for to complete Ultimate Green Goblin, the head.

I either needed to find Carnage, or Toxin.  Well, it was Toxin in the box, so it was Toxin I bought.   He is pretty terrible in person.   Just an all around strange figure.   His head is terrible, he is out of perportion, and the back tendrils look really strange.  But at least I have Goblin now.

Goblin is big and menacing, and on fire.  This is not the old mask-wearing Goblin.  This is one large, scary guy.

Compared to Spider-Man, he is quite a beast of a figure.  He could hold Spider-Man around the waist with his big hands.   I wish he would have come with a better figure, but you can’t always get what you want.   Overall, I am pleased with the look of Goblin, and I am looking forward to finishing the Captain America Series as well as starting on the new Guardians of the Galaxy series.


Almost all of Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Series

5 figures and a Green Goblin without a head.   Pretty close to getting this done.  I am going to be bummed if I cannot find that last part.

Electro:

Extra hands, and an alternate head.   A lot more extras than we usually see with the Marvel Legends figures.   I like this figure a lot more than I thought I would.  The details are nice and clean on his body.  The two heads are a nice touch, as well as being able to choose which hands to put on.   That is nice for people who like to pose their figures.

The Amazing Spider-Man:

Spider-Man figures have been hit and miss in the past.  Either they are really good, or they are so-so.  This one is about 90% really good.   I have to say, I like all of him, except the hips.   They look pretty bad for display purposes.   They do however work really good for giving SM some dynamic poses.  Throw in the web-hands, and he gets even better.   The multi-joint shoulders are a neat touch.

Spider-Girl:

What can I say, I am a sucker for a ponytail.   That being said, this is the girl I found that came with the Green Goblin torso.  If I found Black Cat, I would probably have been just as happy.  Spider-Girl is a fine figure.   She moves well, and they didn’t make her too skinny.  And where it counts the most, they didn’t give her a manish face.

Ultimate Beetle:

Ultimate Beetle is one strange looking dude.  And I like it.   He looks so much different than the other Marvel figures I have on my shelf.  He looks like he should be hanging out on the DC side.  The silver and red look so great together.  I was really happy he was the guy on the peg, and not Boomerang.  I think Beetle looks so much more fun.

Superior Spider-Man:

Dark.  First thought on Superior SM.   He comes with two sets of hands, the web pose hands and something that looks like it should be gripping a gun.  I am thinking maybe to swing on the web, but they are pretty wide open.

All five, and a Headless Ultimate Green Goblin:

Someday, I will be able to get the last figure and finish off Green Goblin’s head.  Until then, I have a pretty fun set of Spider-Man figures. Some movie based, and some comic based, but all a good find.  I am really happy with what they have done with the Marvel Legends line.  It makes me excited to keep looking for Captain America, as well as get ready for The Guardians.


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