But, wait, wait… didn’t I say this Spidey wasn’t perfect? Well, yeah. The one thing that bugs me is in the articulation. There is a ton of greatness here – ball-joints at the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, and inverted ankles; swivels at the biceps, waist, & thighs; double-hinges at the elbows & knees, the ab-crunch and the Toy Biz reminiscent hinged shoulders embedded in the chest. I’m not so hot on those, but they work great.
So what don’t I like? Well, I still want a little more – boot swivels would help, and he could almost use a mid-foot joint even though I kinda hate those. But that’s not it – it’s the hips. They have good to okay range, but it’s not enough. The figure can maybe get his legs out sixty degrees? That may be okay for some figures – it didn’t seem to bother me on Daredevil really, but Spidey basically needs to be able to do the splits. It’s not a dealbreaker – I’d love to get this as a rainbow Spidey buck, but that’s the one place I’d hope the figure could improve.
The paint work is pretty sharp all over, even the lines. It’s remarkably well done. The only issue I have is that on nearly every figure I’ve seen, they haven’t been able to get the abs fully covered in red.
The other neat thing for this Spidey is the accessories. Spidey needs to thwipp. Spidey also needs to punch. And Spider would look good in some cool open hand crawling poses too, right? Well, this Spidey can finally do all that with three sets of interchangeable hands. After all those molded thwipp hands, I’m happy to just pop two fists on him as much as possible, but you can’t beat having the options.
He also had two more “fun” pieces. The partially unmasked head and a slice of pizza. I love that he has a slice of pizza more than I can say. And while the unmasked head is probably so he can eat said pizza, it’s still his kissy face head. We all know it.
Overall, I’m glad that the clearance popped up and got me to pick up this Spidey. I would’ve, should’ve, paid full price for him. Hasbro could use to look at those hips and increase their range, but they have a great Spidey buck on their hands. I still want variety in the waves, but they can toss out more Spidey costumes now. I seriously want a Black/Symbiote Suit on this buck right this second (Again, no blue highlights). I might even buy it if they want to homage the 90s, and toss him in a fisherman’s hat and rubber waders.
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