Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Action Figure Review: Hallow's Eve from Marvel Legends Series: Spider-Man by Hasbro

 Today I'm looking at a figure from the newest series of Spider-Man Marvel Legends Series figures that are packaged like the Marvel Legends: Retro Collection figures, but which don't have retro styled card backs and aren't based on older characters. Really, that seems to be the packaging Hasbro uses now when they just don't want to include a Build-a-Figure in a series. The figure I'm checking out is Hallowe's Eve, a character who I knew nothing at all about when I picked her up. Nothing, nada, zip. I grabbed her because she's a crazy lady with a Halloween themed gimmick and little masks as accessories. I dig, I dig. It turns out her real name is Elizabeth Tyne (though she also went by Janine Godbe for a bit) and she's in a relationship with Ben Reilly and at some point gets turned by Madeline Pryor, aka Goblin Queen, into Hallow's Eve. Enchanted by magic from the finger of S'ym, Hallow's Eve has the power to create masks with different powers that she pulls out of her purple satchel. She can use the masks on herself to obtain different powers and appearances or use them on her enemies to weaken and curse them. That's pretty cool, actually. We're still about four months away from 31 Days of Toy Terror and I didn't want to put off reviewing her for that long, so let's check out Hallow's Eve after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a barbell jointed head.

Accessories: 6 swappable hands, 2 masks, hood, cape, and satchel.

Non-Scalper Price: $25 dollars

The Positives:

* At her core, Hallow's Eve is a very basic Marvel Legends figure: A standard body in a black bodysuit with orange arms and legs and painted on purple straps, as if she's wearing a backpack or a harness of sorts. The black and orange color scheme definitely evokes the Halloween season (hence her name) and really stands out. I'm sitting here looking at my shelves of figures and can't find too many figures in black and orange. It's an excellent color scheme, but not too common of one. Her cape (adorned with two jack o'lanterns) and hood are separate pieces with a bit of a raggedy cut to them.

* Hallow's Eve has a white face, a black domino mask that kind of looks like a bat, and orange hair. She also has a grin on her face that's quite unsettling. 

* The hood is a separate piece and you can remove it to have Elizabeth Tyne... well, not really unmasked as she's still wearing her domino mask and such, but a bit less dressed up. You can see her pumpkins a bit better, too. 

* Hallow's Eve has a newer pinless body with the standard Marvel Legends articulation for a female. She moves great and doesn't have much that restricts her movement. really just the cape, and you could always take that off if you wanted, too. She's sturdy and moves exactly like you'd expect. nothing gummy or rubbery here.

* I was pleasantly surprised that Hallow's Eve comes with six swappable hands. She has a pair of expressive open hands, a pair of gripping hands for holding her masks, and a pair of fists. Everything swaps easily and you get a nice mixture of options here.

* Like the Green Goblin and Hobgoblin, Hallow's Eve carries a satchel. It's actually the same satchel that Hobgoblin came with, though hers is for storing her masks. 

* Since Hallow's Eve's magical power is the ability to produce enchanted masks from her pouch, she comes with a few masks. The can stick on to her face by kind of fitting in under her hair and hood. First up is a rather creepy old school devil mask. I have seen some art of her with this one, so it clearly comes from the comics. I like it. It's spooky and can stand in for Mephisto in your collection until Hasbro releases him tied to another $300+ Haslab that succeeds. 

* She also comes with a vampire mask. It's a super classic vampire or Dracula mask and it even has a bit of blood dripping off of the fangs. Very nifty! I love how these look like the old plastic masks from decade past. Kind of like the Ben Cooper masks. 

The Negatives:

* My only negative is with Hallow's Eve's hair. Looking at lots of images of Hallowe's Eve, her hair is supposed to be red. A darker red. The problem with it being orange is that it's now the same color as her hood, which is an odd look. I'm assuming this was a cost cutting measure, or maybe a simple oversight, but it's a ding on an otherwise really good figure.

   I didn't pick up Hallow's Eve because I love the character or anything like that; I simply scooped her up because she's a Halloween themed villain with some masks. That's pretty neat in my book. There are a few villains (and heroes) with Jack o'Lantern heads, but not many who uses Halloween masks and orange and black as their theme. Hallow's Eve is a Good and a 1/2 figure and just looks really cool. I do wish she had another mask or two and that her hair was red rather than orange, but she's not bad. She's a newer character, so that's surely kind of exciting for Spidey fans. Y'all get Spidey villains left and right!

This is the first figure of Hallow's Eve that I've reviewed. For more Marvel Legends Series reviews check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro
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Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
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Deadpool (X-Force)
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Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) 
Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
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Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)

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