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Shocker and Sandman (BAF) – Marvel Legends (Sandman Wave)

We are finishing off our look at the Sandman With the last two figures: Shocker and of course the Build-a-Figure of Sandman.

Shocker:
This is a surprise hit for me. I was not expecting a lot from this guy. I had expected one last cheap rogue from the Spider-Verse, but he is quite good.

We start with the basic buck for the body, but there is added detail to the arms, with the metallic gauntlets. He also has a set of knee pads, that we do not often see on many of the Marvel Legends figures. I would like to have seen them match the color of the gauntlets, but I can see they should be made from a fabric or something, rather than the metal.

I am impressed with the crosshatch work that went into the paint. There is a whole lot of work that went into that detail. They do it so much for all of the Spider-Men, so it is nice to see them go into the detail with a bad guy as well.

 

He comes with the, now very used, wrist power. We have seen this on lots and lots of figures recently. This is the first time with this color scheme.

Sandman:

The big bad guy. You knew this guy would make an appearance sooner or later. The only other Sandman that we have ever had in Marvel Legends was way back in 2007 with a Spider-Man Film Trilogy themed set. We are two movie Spider-Men past that, so it is about time we get a real comic version. And boy do we.

He comes angry and angrier. Two head sculpts. There is the mad version, and then there is the extra mad version where his head is messed up.

Along with that, he comes with two sets of arms that can be changed out. One set consists of two hands, one in a fist, and one grasping. The playability is high with this one. The other two hands are a mace and a block hammer.

Now it is time to culminate this wave in a battle! Spider-Verse against the Rogues.

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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.


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