Sunday, September 13, 2015

Marvel Legends Infinite Series - Spider-Woman -Thanos Build-a-figure series Review !!!

I purchased this version of Spider-Woman at a local Target for around 19.99 . This is the second original Spider-Woman figure to join the Marvel Legends line . I think this is a nice upgrade over the original Toybiz version . Spider-Woman is also a "running change" variant figure as she shares the spotlight with the character known as Hellcat . I'm glad to have a remake of this character, because this is one of the few figures that I think Toybiz did not have their " A Game " when they made her . In my opinion, the original Toybiz figure is too skinny, whereas this Hasbro version is perfect body wise .

As you can see she comes with two Build-a-figure pieces of Thanos , his head and left arm . She also comes with four pieces of webbing , in which all of the pieces are meant to fit into tiny slits cut unto her underarms. Now let's take a look at Spider-Woman out of the packaging , without the webbing.
I think Spider-Woman was nicely done with an excellent figure sculpt. Her hands are sculpted as if she is ready for battle . A problem that Hasbro has had with past female figures with sculpted long hair is that the hair would make the figure somewhat top heavy . That issue is no longer a concern this time. Once you position her legs properly, Spider-Woman stands well with no top heaviness issues. Speaking of balance, the figure being flat footed with no high heels helps also. Past female figure's such as Hasbro's Black Cat has high heel boots that affects her balance a little. This is not the case with Spider-Woman, as this version has no high heels. The Toybiz version does in fact have high heels. Speaking of the Toybiz version below is a comparison shot to the current figure .
If you'll notice it seems that the differences outnumber the similarities . Differences are the webbing, different shades of red, high heels compared to no high heels, plus body size difference. The only thing that I like better about the Toybiz version than I do the Hasbro figure is the webbing . I prefer the clear rubbery webbing of the Toybiz figure over the hard plastic webbing of the Hasbro figure. Plus you can see the web lines better in the Toybiz webbing from a distance . This Hasbro Spider-Woman is the best looking " SW " ( Spider-Woman ) figure since the Marvel Select version in my opinion . Below is a comparison of the Hasbro figure to the Marvel Select one .
With the exception of the different colored webbing , there is not much difference between the Hasbro and Marvel Select figures . Below is a comparison shot of the Toybiz, Hasbro , and Select versions in one shot .
One positive that Spider-Woman's extra webbing allow is multiple display options . The pics below can help you decide rather you like her better with the small webbing pieces, or the bigger ones .

Now for a shot of the previous Spider-women figures compared with this latest Hasbro version .
The previous spider-women are supposed to be teenagers,compared to the original being a full grown woman . As you can see there is now enough spider-women to build a small army . Plus don't forget Spider-Gwen is on her way , not to mention another spider female known as Silk may be on her way too .
                                                       FINAL  THOUGHTS 

(1) ARTICULATION - Excellent all around articulation .The hard plastic hair somewhat affects overall head movement just a little though .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - Get her ankles in the proper positioning to make her stand perfectly with no balance issues .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The overall figure sculpt is magnificent . Cool looking figure. I like her webbing plus she is a nice upgrade over the Toybiz figure for various reasons I've already mentioned .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? There is nothing that I dislike about this figure.

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? Nothing in my opinion . However it would be nice if she had webbing similar to the Toybiz version .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10 !!! No flaws in my opinion .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - While the Toybiz version of Spider-Woman was nice for it's time, this current version is an excellent enough upgrade to make you almost want to trade or sell your Toybiz version . Or to customize the Toybiz version unto another character if you want . I know one thing for sure, I will be now be displaying this current version along with Captain America, Iron-Man and the other Avengers instead of the Toybiz one .

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