I'm slowly making my way through the Xemnu/ Super Villains series of Marvel Legends figures and today for my third review from the set I'm checking out The Hood! There are a couple characters in this set who I wasn't aware of before the series was announced and the Hood is one of them. Created in 2002 by Bryan K. Vaughan, Kyle Hotz, and Eric Powell, the Hood is the name give to smalltime criminal Parker Robbins after he acquires a magical hood and decided to go big time. Even though he's been around for nearly 20 years at this point I can't recall ever seeing or hearing about the guy. I still picked him up, though, because I was planning on buying over half of the figures anyway and I wanted to build Xemnu, he was one of the first figures I found from this series back in late June, and he just seemed like a fun toy. The Hood has become somewhat of an action figure punchline lately because what do you get when you remove his hood and pistols? A screaming average guy. Need a regular criminal for your figures to fight? Why not the Hood? Want to represent an action figure collector ranting about exclusives or fighting with a Target employee about the release of G.I. Joe figures? here comes the Hood! He's far more versatile than you might think! Let's check out a rather interesting Marvel Legends Series release after the break...
* Without his titular hood, the Parker Robbins is just a regular guy. he's wearing green slacks, a white button up shirt, and a blue jacket. If you took off the jacket he'd be dressed like Peter Griffin. Hehehehe. I'm pretty sure Hasbro has used this body for other "normal guy" figures like the Stan Lee figure and Peter Parker but it gets the job done and while it's not outlandish or garish or anything the blue and green still do evoke a comic book feel that makes the Hood fit nicely on your shelf alongside other villains.
* Let's talk about the Hood's hood, shall we? One night while roaming through his hood the Hood stumbled upon the hood as group of hoodlums were summoning a demon or something. When he holds his breath it lets him turn invisible. I think more recent developments have placed the Hood's hood as belonging to Dormammu who is also in this series, but originally it just belonged to some regular Nisanti demon. the hood itself it a cool piece. It's a single solid piece with an excellent texture and some really cool tattering at the bottom. It makes for a very interesting looking figure when you place it on Parker as the mystical looking cape with arcane amulets on it definitely stands out when compared to his regular clothing.
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Those ankles look like the STAR WARS Black Series Guavian Enforcer's ankles.ReplyDelete
This is what he's screaming: "Exclusives! Nothing but Cobra Island exclusives! When are you getting the retail releases???"
I do like how the Hood without his hood just looks like a regular guy who is screaming at everyone. A suitable release for 2021.Delete
Admittedly, the open mouth makes him rather vulnerable to catching Covid-19.Delete
Yeah, he's a super spreader all by himself.Delete
I put the cape in boiling water and then bent the bottom of it out slightly. It fits much better over his head and shoulders now and he stands in better poses.ReplyDelete
That's a great idea!Delete