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Marvel Legends – Hobgoblin Wave

Continuing my biggest photo shoot ever, I bring you the Marvel Legends Hobgoblin Wave.  As you might suspect, this wave is all about Spider-Man and family.  Another seven figures, and two more women.   This one was easy for them, as there are lots of great women in the Spider-verse to choose from.  Since Felicia Hardy is already out there, and looking mighty fine, they went with a few others.  Let’s go!

Spider-Man:

He looks great in his classic costume.  4 extra hands, a mask up head, and a slice of pizza.  He comes with HG’s leg.

This is as classic as you can get with Spider-Man.  He looks amazing.  This is the perfect body for him.  Thin and very highly articulated.

He can be put into so many great poses.   All of the different hands really lend themselves to allowing Spider-Man to be put into so many different poses and situations.

A smile and a slice.  Nothing makes a New Yorker happier than a skinny slice of pizza.

Anti-Venom:

No accessories with Anti-Venom, but then what would you give him?  He is a one symbiote wrecking crew.  Just HG’s leg.

I didn’t like this style from back when we got Toxin last year, but he was needed for the leg of Hobgoblin.  I do actually like AV better than Toxin, since he has a better head, and looks better overall.

I do love the giant hands.

Spider-Man 2099:

SM2099 doesn’t need anything special to fight with either.  Really, none of the Spider-Family really needs any accessories, but it is a bit sad when they come alone.  HG’s arm and flaming sword.

Spider-Man 2099 looks great.  The paint is fantastic.   There is a bit of glitter in the blue plastic to give him a bit of a shine.

Ending up a little more spider than Spider-Man, this guy looks mean.  He has his clawed fingers.

Spider-Girl (Mayday Parker):

Spider-Girl, the second in two years, looks a lot more like her father in terms of attire. This version is Mayday Parker as opposed to the first version (in the Green Goblin series) that was Anya Corazon.  She comes with HG’s head and wings.

Spider-Girl has some great details on her personage.   She carries the larger web shooters on her hands.  She is not quite as well articulated as her father.  Hasbro seems to still have some issues with making good articulation on the slight build of their women.

That is a great face, reminiscent of her father’s sult.

Spider-Woman (Ultimate):

Ultimate Spider-Woman.  She comes with HG’s Torso.

It’s Jessica Drew, but not really.  In the next wave, we get the real Spider-Woman, but this time around we are going Ultimate, which means taking what we know and turning it on it’s head.  This Jessica is the clone of Peter Parker.  Boy, Peter sure does seem to have a lot of clones.

Spider-Woman has wind-swept hair, which actually pulls her off to that side on her slight body.  The paint on this one is okay, but a little boring.  She kind of gets lost in the crowd of bright reds and blues this time around.

Daredevil:

The one everyone has been looking for.   Since the NetFlix show came on, Daredevil’s popularity has continued to rise.  I couldn’t find him in any stores, but I was not going to pay scalper prices online, so I just waited for the time to strike, and finally got him on Amazon on a day when the prices dropped to normal.  He comes with his sticks that can be combined to form a staff.  He also comes with HG’s arm.

The rest of this wave of heroes are fairly slight in build.  They are what you would expect from Spider-People.   Matt is a completely different body type.   Taller and more of a brawler.  I love how his muscles are so well defined under his costume.

He carries his two sticks.  He can hold one in heach hand, or they can be stored in the holster on his left leg.

Put those sticks together, and he has a bit of a longer reach with his staff.

Hobgoblin:

Usually the BAF is THE ONE you are waiting for.  None of these three waves are BAF’s I have been waiting to get my hands on, so getting the figures finished was not that great for me.  Not like when I finished the Sentinel, Groot, or the upcoming Hulkbuster Armor.

We had the Green Goblin last year, so why not Hobgoblin this year?  Quite a different figure from the last.  This one is yet another slight of build Spider-Man figure.  He comes with his flaming sword, a flaming pumpkin bomb, and his wings.  The wings have the hilt of his sword that can be removed.

He is SO ugly.  Just the way he should be.  He has some really strange body design parts that really make him an interesting figure.

If you like Spider-Man, this is the wave for you.   We get the best version of Spider-Man to date, along with some great supporting cast members.   Daredevil of course is a must have for the Marvel Legends collectors.  The rest are give and take.  I really like the design of SM2099 and Spider-Girl.   Anti-Venom is so-so, but better than the earlier Toxin.   I am not a big fan of the Spider-Woman.  She is very slight of build, with a heavy head.  Especially since we get the best version of Spider-Woman in the Thanos Wave coming up next.

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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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