For today's installment of 31 Days of Toy Terror X I've got a lizard man for you. The Lizard, to be precise. Lizard is part of the Marvel Legends Spider-Man Retro Collection, so he comes packaged in the classic Toy Biz inspired packaging from the 1990s. I actually owned the vintage Toy Biz figure of the Lizard from that line and I distinctly remember picking him and Peter Parker out from the store. I think the Lizard, Peter Parker, and some version of Carnage were the only figures from Toy Biz's Spider-Man line I owned (most of my other Spider-Man figures were from the Marvel Superheroes series). I've been wanting a classic styled Lizard for quite awhile as I haven't been overly impressed by any of the more modern looking versions over the years, and this one works perfectly in my collection. Ready for a look at Dr. Curt Connors, AKA the Lizard? Then join me after the break...
Height: 6 3/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, calves swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, hinged waist, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, balljointed neck base, hinged neck, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: 4 swappable hands, tail, 2 flasks, and 2 swappable heads.
Non-Scalper Price: $27-$30 dollars
* This is a very classic depiction of the Lizard who looks just perfect to me. He's slender but muscular and sporting his very classic outfit of a black shirt, purple pants ripped at the calves, and a white lab coat ripped at the forearms. The clothing is fairly detailed, fitting with the Marvel Legends comic style, and the colors are nice and vibrant, especially on the Lizard's skin. The body of the lab coat could probably be removed but since the sleeves are sculpted as part of the arms there's no real point. The ripped parts of the clothing look excellent and the Lizard's limbs do continue up inside the sleeves and pantlegs, really selling the effect of his limbs coming out of the torn garments.
* Dr. Curt Connors comes with two heads, one of which looks a lot more vicious. He's got lots of sharp teeth, a long, slimy tongue, and piercing yellow eyes. This is probably the one I'll display him with on my shelf as it looks pretty fantastic and rather intimidating.
* His hands and feet are appropriately lizard like and have some excellent reptilian features on them. So far as I can tell, most of this figure is completely new and unique to the Lizard.
* The Lizard's tail is a separate piece and attaches onto a peg. Not only does it swivel at the base but the tail is also bendable.
* Like most Marvel Legends figure, the articulation is excellent and really, really fun. The range of motion is great and elements like the balljointed mid-torso and the multiple joints on the head and neck really allow for some very expressive lizard-like posing. This guy can look like he's creeping along with the best of them.
* There are four swappable hands included. You've got a right handed fist, a left hand for holding the included flasks, and a pair of hands with the fingers all spread out and menacing looking. They swap in and out easily and give the Lizard a nice range of options.
* The Lizard comes with two pieces of lab equipment, the first being an Erlenmeyer flask filled with a red liquid. Is this Dr. Connor's special lizard serum perhaps?
* The second is a Florence flask, a clear plastic flask filled with a yellow mixture. The yellow mixture oddly seems to be just hovering in the middle, but it's still a pretty cool and unique accessory. I'm always down for lab equipment.
This is the first figure of Dr. Curt Connors/ the Lizard I've reviewed. For more Marvel Legends: Retro Collection reviews check out the following:
Marvel Legends Retro Collection by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Retro Collection: Fantastic Four by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Retro Collection: Spider-Man by Hasbro