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Web-Slinging Heroines – Spider-Woman and Silk – Marvel Legends – Space Venom Wave

You know there are a lot of characters in a specific theme, when they give you your own Universe. The Spider-Verse has become something crazy, with so many crossing webs (all pun intended).

We are adding to the Marvel Legends ranks with two more women Spider-types, Silk and Spider-Woman.

Silk is an Asian-American woman who was bit by the same spider Peter Parker was. Apparently the dying wish of that spider was to bite as many people as possible. She is a part of Earth-616, which is the standard Earth from the comics. She has similar powers to Peter, but she does have organic webs that shoot out of her hands. She also has heightened Spider-Sense that she calls Silk-Sense.

She comes on the skinny female buck that a lot of the Spider-ladies come with. It allows for some good movement. Thankfully she came with the flatter feet. No high-heeled boots for these Spider-Women. She comes with an alternate head with her mask down. She also comes with an extra mask piece that goes around her neck. Her head sculpts are both beautifully done. She has a really well done face, and nice hair.

Ashley Barton, known as Spider-Woman is from Earth-807128. This is a very sad Earth. It is set 50 years in the future, and features a dying world, Old Man Logan, and almost all of the heroes dead. It cannot be a good existence.

Ashley is the daughter of Peter Parker’s youngest daughter, and Hawkeye. So her dad is Clint Barton, who is older than her grandfather, Peter Parker. This is a weird existence. From there it just keeps getting weirder and more intertwined. Like her recruitment into fighting along side Spider-Man, who is now Otto Octavius. Who can keep track of this stuff?

Anyway, we get Ashley Barton. Similar to the two Ultimate Spider-Men, this was a set that made sense. Two of the same bodies, with a new head or two, and you have yourself two figures. Ashley has some really nice paint apps, with a very dynamic outfit.

She does not come with any accessories. Some hands would have been nice. I don’t think we have had any Spider-Women come with alternate hands. She does have one grasping hand, which is unique to the Spider-Women. They generally have fists, open, or web-slinging hands.

Next time, we are on to the bad guys of the wave, and the Build-A-Figure. Those bad guys better watch out. The Spider-Team is growing to be very big now. I am going to have to get them all out for one big photo shoot. Hope you aren’t arachnophobic.

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Marvel Legends – Thanos Wave

I went away for a two-week vacation to Europe, and now I am back to look at the final wave of the three Marvel Legends super photo shoot.   Today we are going to look at the Thanos Wave.  This is a great wave of really nice figures. From the massive Hulk to some pretty ladies, and Batrok thrown in there for fun.   Let’s go!

Iron Man:

Iron Man got his own earlier review here.  It seems only fitting for Tony to be out of the box before the others get their chance.

Hulk:
Gotta love the size.  They smushed him into that packaging to get the Hulk to fit.  He comes with Thanos’ arm.

He as such great details.  He is wearing his newly acquired Age of Ultron stretchy pants.   Thank goodness Bruce doesn’t have to track down new pants any more.It is amazing that these two figures could come in the same size box.  They really had to work hard to get Hulk in there.  His size is amazing.  Larger than the BAF Thanos actually.

Captain America:
We have seen this before.  A new paint scheme on a Cap.  We get a few extra hands, unmasked head, and Thanos’ leg.Shhh.  One of his extra hands is a pointing finger, but it could also be a shushing finger too.  Don’t say bad words, or so the gag went through most of the movie.

Two punching hands make for great hands to create scenes.  These are a great addition to the set.

Can’t forget the salute hand.  It could also be a chopping hand, but we don’t see Cap karate chopping too many bad guys.

If you are going to have a modern movie comic figure, you have to have much of the movie without his helmet/mask on, or so say the movie makers.

Batroc:

Batrok is a new character for me. I love the idea and look of him. Looking at the Marvel Database, he seems to have connections to just about everyone, so he fits right into this wave.   He comes with Thanos’ torso and collar.

That color scheme stands out so much.  I love that the he would think this is a good outfit for robbing people.

A little bit French, and a little bit Wolverine.  I absolutely love his head sculpt.

Hellcat:

Another character I don’t know much about.  Looks like she has been around for just about forever.   Plain yellow outfit with painted on eyebrows.  Looks like she could fit in with Batman pretty well.  She comes with a baton (Daredevil), along with Thanos’ head and arm.

Hellcat’s paint is not the best.  She has some orange highlights on her yellow outfit that can be a little hit or miss.  There is also a bit of weakness on the yellow below the knees.  Yellow should never go over blue.  They should have sculpted the part in yellow, and then painted blue boots.   Oh well.

Her head sculpt is okay.  Pretty plain.  She is not my favorite character of the wave.

Spider-Woman:

One of my favorites.  This costume of Jessica’s is the best. She comes with two sets of armpit webs for arms out or arms in.  She also comes with the head and arm of Thanos that Hellcat comes with.  At least this way you get to choose the best head to put on Thanos.

Arms out, the removable wings look great.  She is a great sculpt overall.   The paint overall is well done too. There were only some problems with the black stripes between the red and yellow sections.  Easy enough to touch-up.

Arms down, the other set of wings work well too.

Now THIS is how you head sculpt…and hair sculpt.  Jessica looks beautiful.

Thanos:

Thanos all put together.   He is a lot of figure.  Hefty.  I was glad to have the two head sculpts to choose from.   One was a lot better than the other.

All seven figures in their plastic glory.  I am still amazed at Hulk’s size.  Thanos better watch out.  How is it that Batroc was the only one to look at the camera.  One of those things of only seeing through the small camera screen.

Finally done with the three waves of Marvel Legends.  That was a lot of figures to try to get standing.   Of course by this time of the day, the wind started to blow.  I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get the shot.

 

This was quite an undertaking to get all of the figure shot.  And now here we are with Ant-Man coming out, both the movie and the ML wave.  I am looking forward to what comes next.

Up next, we are going to look at some Legion Class Transformers.  I was on a holiday in Europe for two weeks, and I brought along a couple of little guys.  We did a shoot on a 1900 year old Roman wall in York.  That was a lot of fun.


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.


Spider Woman – Marvel Bishoujo Statue

Here it is, December 31st, so I am guessing this will be the last blog post for 2014.  I wanted to go out with a bang, so I am looking at the Marvel Bishoujo Spider Woman. She is a knock-out, both in figure design, and attraction.  Enough with the talk, on to the pictures.

She looks amazing.  Her outfit is SO shiny.  You can see the top light reflecting on her body.  She has a great stance that is quite different from the other Marvel Bishoujo figures.  I have to say, as Koto started to work on the DC statues, their Marvel statues got a whole lot better.  I have a few other Marvel statues that were given to me as gifts, and they are smaller, and nowhere near as nice as the current run of statues.

I love her hair.  It is flowing all around her, giving some good, much needed movement to a pretty static pose.  The addition of the hand being thrown forward added a bit of extra depth to the figure too.

Easily overlooked, the back is not passed over on this one.   She doesn’t have a ton of detail on the back of her outfit, so there is a lot of room to make some great musculature.  It is accentuated by the shiny material that really stands out.

Of course, the Bishoujo statues are known for their faces, and half of Spider Woman’s face is covered with her mask, so the only appropriate thing to do was add a second face, so you can have an unmasked version, or what I call the Jessica Drew version.

 

In all, a great figure.  Here comes the end of a great year of toy hunting.  Overall, a really terrible year for me personally, but I am looking for a comeback in 2015.   My life is looking to be in a good place, we have a new Transformers TV show coming out, and about a million and a half comic book movies.  Can’t wait to get 2015 rolling.  See you next year… as in tomorrow probably.


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