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 w/ lateral "butterfly" pecs, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a barbell jointed head.
Accessories: 6 swappable hands.
Non-Scalper Price: $23 dollars
* Spidey's Symbiote Suit look is pretty simple: Black suit with white eyes, white details on the gloves, and a white spider logo. Hasbro nailed the look, though, and used a great thin, muscular body that looks perfect for Spider-Man. There's not a lot of detail or even paint but that's not really Hasbro's fault is it? Peter Parker is back in black, baby.
* The is smooth, flat, and has those big white eyes. Simple? Yup. Accurate? Yes, indeed. There's actually a cut out of the neck piece to help give the barbell joint in the neck a better range of motion, too. That was a nice touch.
* This version of Spider-Man is one of the most well articulated Marvel Legends figures out there. Besides all of the standard joints he also has the lateral pectoral hinges, or butterfly joints. They have a great range of motion and make this guy even more fun to play around with and pose.
* The large white spider logo on the back is really neat and clean, too. Some times light colors look really bad when painted over darker plastic colors but Symbiote Spider-Man's white paint applications look bright and eye catching all around.
* Most of the Retro Collection figures come packed a little light on the accessories but this version of Spidey does have three pairs of hands: Some web shooter poses, some open hands with splayed fingers, and some fists for good old fashioned cleaning clocks of the baddies. They swap out easily and really do make a big difference in coming up with cool poses for the figure.
It turns out the only other Spider-Man/ Peter Parker figure I've reviewed is the Diamond Select Zombie Spider-Man as a guest review at MWCtoys.com.
For more Marvel Legends Retro Collection reviews check out the following:
Not a Marvel collector but I might get this one. And for once the pins aren't too noticable cos they're black on black. Whereas the usual red/blue Spider-Man is often one of the worst for pins cos you usually see red pins on blue limb areas. But yeah I always liked the black suit since I first saw it here in a UK comic in the 80s called 'Spider-Man & Zoids' and wondered why Spidey was looking all badass. I didn't know anything about Secret Wars and the comic strips reprinted in SM&Z were from some time after, when he was having nightmares caused by the suit and he was with Black Cat. Hm, that's another figure I should probably get and have the two of them together. I seen it about but haven't bought.ReplyDelete
Yeah, the colored pins can definitely look off on some figures. The Shocker I reviewed the other day is one of Hasbro's newer pinless figures, so maybe that will be rectified on future Spideys.Delete
Oh I didn't read the Shocker review (he's never appealed to me as a character. Always thought he was a bit of a lame jobber type) so I'll have a look there. I did notice a lack of pins on newer GI Joe Classified figures. Not a Joe collector but I was bored and watching the recent reveals on youtube. Shame they didn't start that from the beginning cos now there's gonna be a mixture of pins and no pins. :P Still at least they finally made a switch.Delete