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


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-Gwen – Marvel Legends Absorbing Man Series

Spider-Gwen, alternate reality Gwen Stacy. Can’t go wrong with having one of the current favorite characters hitting the Marvel Legends line.

It was a pretty natural choice to make. We have already seen two Spider-Girls using this body, so it is not a surprise to see it once again.  This is not my favorite body. It is fairly thin, and that means we see a lot less articulation than we do with other, larger figures. Even the recent Mockingbird was big enough for full Marvel Legends articulation.

We see a pair of new heads this time around. Spider-Gwen’s mask is a nod to Spider-Man’s mask in the eyes, but with a pink spray around the eyes. It is definitely unique form all of the other Spider-People. She also has a hood that she can wear up. It allows for her head to move beneath, which is a nice touch.  Pop off the head, and you can change the hood to a down position. We also get an unmasked Gwen head, which is a must have. How many Spider-Men have we had without an unmasked version. We NEED a Peter Parker so Gwen and Peter can have a talk.

Gwen only comes with the hands that were on the body. For all of the hands we get with Spider-Man, we don’t see a lot of extras with the Spider-Women. It would have been nice to get alternate hands with this one. She has a fist and a web-shooting hand.

The BAF accessory she comes with is a wrecking ball for Absorbing Man. It is a plastic ball of junk. The chain is molded into place, and not in a good design. The ball is hollow, with a big fat seam running around it. I think this one is definitely going to need to be customized after I find the right thickness of chain to go with it.

Overall I like her. I don’t love this figure, mostly because of the small body with some poor articulation.She is definitely a must-have for Marvel Legends and Spider-Man fans. Anyone who doesn’t care about Gwen can skip her, since she does not have a necessary accessory for Absorbing Man.

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