Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spider-Girl (Marvel Legends)

Marvel Legends Spider-Girl
When I first saw a preview of this figure on the Internet, I was clueless of whether we're getting a black suit Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) or an Arachne (Julia Carpenter) figure. My bets leaned more towards Arachne not only because of her Spider-symbol's unique design but also I was thinking maybe Hasbro is paving a way for Alpha Flight. I shouldn't have assumed something like that since most of the action figures we got from this Series are very much "Spidey-related". Though this Spider-Girl character is not really that prominent, the figure is as gorgeous as the Marvel Legends Black Cat even with the downsizing of everything including her boobs.













Having made her way as a running change for Black Cat, we're still getting the Ultimate Green Goblin's upper torso Build-A-Figure piece apparently. The sharp and classy collector-friendly type of packaging made it less like a child's toy and more appealing to adult collectors. It's reusable and convenient without getting tied up on some twisty ties.


The Marvel Legends Spider-Girl uses a totally brand new body mold. A smaller and leaner body mold that creates a whole lot of potentials for a 6-inch scale Shadowcat, X-23, Jubilee and many others. The sculpt really defines the physique of an average teenage girl with proportions that are well sized and balanced. The waves around her hair along with the ponytail are well executed; looking so natural. And her face, of course is pretty!


Having just a solid black and white colour scheme, there's nothing much here to talk about except for how they carefully painted the symbol that hugs her suit. I see no white paint seeping over the black areas, which is good! The only minor complain I have are the little scuffs at the hinges of her shoulders, which has always been a problem in most figures. But if we're talking highlights, I'd say the face grabbed my attention mostly because of the colour of her lips and the flesh tone. The hair could have been done better if there are some shaded parts on it but it's not a huge deal.


Unfortunately, there are no accessories that come with this figure- zero! No interchangeable hands unlike our Superior Spider-Man and it's kind of a bummer.


While Spider-Girl still shares every joints and hinges we had from Black Cat, Hasbro added one important part which I think is a must-have for all female Legends figures, and these are calf swivels. It took them awhile to finally incorporate these. Still missing a waist swivel, Spider-Girl got a ball-jointed diaphragm swivel at the torso and T-joints at the hips. Her head is on a ball-joint that allows her head to rotate, move up and down without hindered by that long ponytail because it's made out of pliable material. She has ball-hinged shoulder, single-jointed elbows with rotation and hinged wrists with rotation. The legs got thigh cuts, double-joints, mid-calves rotation (as I've mentioned) and hinged ankles with the ankle rockers.


Now for size comparison. She stands at an ideal height of 5.8 inches, which is suppose to because she's petite. She looked someone like a little sister to those previous female figures we had from Hasbro Marvel Legends. Getting this action figure or not depends on how big of a fan you are. Personally, I think I'm gonna keep this figure not because I'm a fan of Spider-Girl, but because I like the way this new female body looked.


10 comments:

  1. Bro, nice pictures taken on this figure :)

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  2. Nice figure but i would of loved a Jessica Drew instead. : )

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    1. I'm with you on that. Jessica Drew (on Black Cat body mold) would be hot!

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  3. It is a definitely nice figure; and as you have mentioned, this mold would be a good body for the likes of X-23 and such. Though as it has been mentioned, Jessica Drew on the Black Cat mold INDEED(please hasbro!).

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    1. With these two new female body molds, my hopes for a better Marvel femme fatale figures is high.

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  4. Her face paint looks clean cut. I like the spider design covering over her suit. Cool.

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    1. i agree. it's very pleasing to look at.

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  5. Err...I'm rather lost. So she's not Jessica Drew.....is she Julie Carpenter then? Pardon my ignorance, I never really was a Spider Girl/Woman/Arachne enthusiast.....I have this figure though.

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    1. At first, i got no clue who she is and thought she was the daughter of Peter and Mary Jane Parker not 'til a friend of mine explained it to me. Anya Corazon aka Spider-Girl got her spider-powers from "magic" and not from a radioactive spider. She had fought crime with Miles Morales Spider-Man at some point but later joined the New Avengers.

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