|Marvel Legends Beetle|
If only I weren't in too much rush on getting all these figures while they were still on the shelf, I could have gotten a better Beetle action figure without the paint defect. Mine has these scuff marks at the chest, which I am bummed about. But anyways, I like how the silver and red colour scheme, which blended perfectly on Beetle. If you look closely, you can see that he got multiple eyes sticking together on each side which I think is wicked. It would have been better if Hasbro added some line work to put more detail on his face.
But what I really liked about is the sculpting. It just seem like a new body mold with all these bumps protruding all over his suit and with the antennae and arm guns that made him appear more menacing. What's quite surprising is that his hands got only four fingers, not common to your average Marvel Legends hand, let alone his big feet that only got two toes on each.
The Beetle comes with just one accessory and that's his butterfly-like wings that you can latch it on a peg hole at his back. These wings have shades of green underneath it that is fading as it move outward to the edges. Just having this accessory made him twice cooler than him without it. One can only imagine how awesome this figure could be if the wings are retractable just like that of an insect.
This figure is not as articulated as it looks. Beetle is missing mid-calf rotations, and bending his spine to the back is limited. However, he can still execute a decent flying pose! His neck is on a ball-joint that lets him look straight up. His arms got ball-hinged shoulders, double-jointed elbows and hinged-wrists that flex and rotate. Like I said, his ab crunch is useless but has a nice forward movement. He has waist swivel and T-joints at the hips. His legs got rotation at the upper-thighs, double-jointed knees and hinged-ankles that moves up and down and pivots to the sides.
The Ultimate Beetle is part of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Wave by Hasbro Marvel Legends and I would say this may be an easy pass since this character is not as a big deal of a character as guys like the Lizard or the Green Goblin. I probably would still recommend this figure to someone who needs to collect all Spidey's enemies or who's just a huge fan of the comic books.