Monday, May 2, 2022

Action Figure Review: D'Spayre from Marvel Legends eries by Hasbro


   Last weekend on a trip visiting my wife's parents we decided to stop in Columbia, SC, eat lunch, and visit Heroes & Dragons. I had been there a few years back while in town for business and was excited to swing by again. It's a great store with a crazy selection of new and used action figures, both vintage and modern. I ended up not buying much there this visit but I did leave with a loose D'Spayre figure from Hasbro's Marvel Legends Series. While he's comic based, D'Spayre is part of the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness series of figures that started showing up in February. I didn't jump on D'Spayre when I first found him but after reading some of his earliest appearances when he showed up in X-Men, I decided I wanted to add him to my collection. When I found him loose for a good price at Heroes & Dragons I jumped on him. He's a very basic figure but still kind of cool and a decent interpretation of he character. Let's take a look at D'Spayre, the demonic fear being, after the break...


The Facts:
Height: 6 1/4ths inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, calves swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders w/ lateral "butterfly" pecs, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a balljointed head.

Accessories: 4 swappable hands and cape.

Non-Scalper Price: $23 dollars

The Positives:
* D'Spayre has a pretty basic color scheme: Black and white. His body is almost all black with some white details on his forearms. He's about as basic as they come. The cape is really crucial to his look, though, and it's raggedy nature and the tendrils hanging down from it definitely give this guy a creepier, more spirit-like appearance.

* D'Spayre has a creepy face. Red eyes, skull like countenance, and a mouth that looks like it's stitched together or just forming out of nothingness.


* D'Spayre's body surely has been used before but it's pretty solid and well articulated. He has all of the joints you'd expect from a comic based Marvel Legends figure plus the butterfly joints in the shoulders for all kinds of spooky poses.

* D'Spayre comes with two sets of hands: Some standard fists and some long fingered, spooky posed hands. Those ones are definitely preferable but since they swap in and out easily you'll have plenty of options.

* It's not pictures here since I bought D'Spayre without the piece but if you get him new he also comes with the build a figure Rintrah's leg.

   I'm glad to have gotten D'Spayre as I love some of these deep cut characters in Marvel Legends but he's definitely a very average figure. He's a solid Good; there's nothing really wrong with him but there's nothing really exciting about him, either. Good articulation and a cool headsculpt and cape but a very basic and plain body. If I hadn't found him loose and at a pretty steep discount I definitely wouldn't have picked him up, especially with the new $23 dollar MSRP from Hasbro. Still, if you've long been a fan of D'Spayre this is definitely something you've been waiting for. 


This is the first figure of D'Spayre I've reviewed on the site. For more Marvel Legends Series reviews check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro

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)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)
Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange

Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) 
Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Baron Zemo

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infninity Saga by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Series: Ironheart by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro  
Vault Guardsman

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher (Walgreens Exclusive)
Marvel Legends Series: She-Hulk by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: WandaVision by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: What If? by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)
Kitty Pryde
Omega Sentinel

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