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Marvel Legends – Rhino Series – White Tiger

I did not expect much from White Tiger. Really, she was a means to an end…and that end was Rhino. I needed the torso, and it was either going to be White Tiger or Misty Knight, and I happened to find White Tiger first.
Well, I was pleasantly surprised by her. She is super well articulated, and she really holds her pose. I was really happy with how photogenic she is, for being a mostly white figure.

She has such great articulation.  The double joint in her knees allows for a great squatting position.  I was a bit worried about her arm movement since she only has one joint in her elbow, but she really has good movement there too.

Of course, what I really like about her is her interaction with the other figures.   I mean, she is not being very nice to Chameleon here, but he did pull the gun first.

This is a scene I made for Articulated Comic Book Art. After I did the shot of White Tiger putting Chameleon in a figure four leglock, I wanted to see how well she would do wrapped around his neck. They actually stood on their own, and the idea of the shot was born.
WIth her great articulation, it was so easy to pose her any way I wanted, and naturally if I was going to have her take down Chameleon, I would imagine Kraven being somewhere near by.

Marvel Legends – Rhino Series – Superior Venom

He is a good looking guy. From far back, the webbing around the face takes away from the overall appearance of Venom. The great thing about the original Venom was the all black design. This gets a little muddled from far back.
He comes with four arms hanging off the back. They go into specific ports on the back. Two shorter arms coming over the top, and two longer arms hanging down.

This is Doc Ock, but not the fat Doc we remember from the past.  He is a much more svelte version of himself.

“What do you say, Kraven? You wanna take a shot at taking down THIS spider?”

Kraven originally wanted a Spider for his wall.  Will he even try to take on this one?

“Maybe I will just choke the life out of you, and then eat you!!!”

Overall I like this Venom.   He looks good in his black wares.  He has extra arms that are creepy.  I am not too big on the webs up top, but they are comic accurate.  And I am not too sure about his feet.   I don’t generally like my heroes, or anti-heroes in bare feet.  It just looks dangerous.

Marvel Legends – Kraven the Hunter (Rhino Series)

I just recently got out the Marvel Masterworks Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2.  And wouldn’t you know it, right there in The Amazing Spider-Man #15 is the first appearance of Kraven the Hunter.  Always one that is up for a good hunt, Kraven heads to New York to take down none other than Spider-Man himself.  Well, since we are some 700 issues later, I am sure it is not a spoiler to say that Spider-Man bested Kraven, and not for the last time.  He also teams up with Chameleon, which is pretty great since they share this wave together.

Since this wave features the Scarlet Spider, rather than a regular Spider-Man, I went to the shelf to get out my First Appearance Spider-Man from way back in 2005, when the Marvel Legends were being made by Toy Biz.   It seemed rather fitting to have Kraven be up against the early costume.

“I’m coming for you little spider.”

Kraven looks amazing in his consistently over-the-top hunting outfit.  He comes with his spear, and he really doesn’t need anything else.  A net would have been nice.

“Where could that Spider-Man have gotten to?”

He has all of the great articulation that we know and love from this line.

“You lookin’ for me, Kraven?”

There are so many details on his clothing that really help him to stand out on the shelf.  The vest is rubber, and didn’t really interfere with any of the articulation.  It helps that it is open in the front.  The skulls on his knees have some of the best details on his entire body, and that is saying a lot.  He is covered in details.

“Watch were you point that thing, Kraven! You will shoot your eye out!”

Where do you think Kraven would have mounted Spider-Man if he had bested him way back in 1964?  Head on the wall?

“Lucky those boxes were there to break your fall.”

You can bring all of the tools you want to a fight, but it will be hard to beat the natural talent of Spider-Man.  Kraven was a fantastic first figure to open in this new Rhino Series of figures.  He is not heavy in the accessories, but he has that great look about him.  All of his lines are crisp and clean.  There was a little bleeding around the forehead from the black hair, but easily overlooked when all else was done so well.

I had to post a second shot of Spider-Man here.  Getting him to balance on that post was some amazing feat.  The post is not wide enough for one foot, and I was able to get him to stand there free-form.  I didn’t want to have to mount him there somehow.

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