Jessica Priest last month, but I have added a few more Spawn: The Movie figures to my collection. One of these is Al Simmons, the government operative who becomes Spawn after he is assassinated by Jessica Priest. In the film Simmons is played by Michael Jai White, who according to Jet magazine holds the distinction of being the first African American to play a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture. (Fun Fact: Michael Jai White also played the mob boss Gambol in The Dark Knight.) Shaquille O'Neil's Steel opened just two weeks after Spawn, although most people don't want to remember that movie for any reason. Anyways, Al Simmons here is the fourth Spawn: The Movie figure I've ever owned, and I'm amazed I never bought him when I was younger. Well, are you ready to join me in taking a look at Al Simmons? Let's jump right in!
Second, he comes with a very cool portable missile launcher. I vaguely remember this from the movie, but it's a cool accessory that can fold up and fit conveniently on Al's back via two little hooks that fold out and fit into two grooves on his back. The launcher itself is on a neck that folds out from the body, and three legs fold down to provide a base. A small missile can be pushed into the launching unit- just pull the missile back and release to fire it. This is a wonderfully cool accessory that would go well with nearly any toy line.