Paint is another highlight for the figure. The head could maybe use some work to make it blend in better and, actually, a metallic color on the visor would probably do a lot for that head. I may have to get out the brushes now that I think about it. Below that though, everything is grand. The red/blue color scheme is spot on and delineated by sharp gold lines getting the costume exactly right. This guy ran off the page for sure.
SD didn’t really have any accessories he needed, but he got a cool one all the same. In his recent appearances in Superior Foes of Spider-Man, a group of familiar Spidey villains team-up to retrieve the head of Silvermane. The book is clearly a fan-favorite up at Hasbro as it seems to have influenced recent figure choices – Boomerang, Beetle, & now Speed Demon (still waiting on that Shocker, Hasbro!). And now, thanks to SD’s accessory, we’ve also got Silvermane’s head! On an RC car to boot.
I’ll let you read Superior Foes to get the details, but it’s pretty hilarious and awesome to get in toy form, even if the wheels don’t turn. Duh. It’s also cool because Silvermane’s head is a spot on match for the recent Ultron body (itself a Beetle repaint) in Target’s Christmas exclusive three-pack last year. It’s not terribly comic accurate or anything, but if you’re dying for a Silvermane figure, it’s an easy swap out and you get Ultron’s head on a little RC car… which might actually be funnier.
Overall, I’m still not 100% satisfied with the lean body, but it works. It’d work better if the head and hands were scaled down to match it, but I don’t feel like getting that nitpicky tonight. It’s a blast to get deeper into the villain roster and personally fun for me to get a figure of a character I care about for no particular reason at all. The articulation and paint put the figure over the top. And a little RC car that I can swap heads on is endless enjoyment, even if the wheels don’t turn. Though, seriously, Hasbro?
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