Were you aware that the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker didn’t die? It’s true. That spider then grew up to become Steve Jobs! Er, wait …. I’m confusing Silk’s background with a meme I saw on Facebook the other day. Cindy Moon was a student attending the same demonstration Peter was at when he got bit. It was revealed that the spider that bit Pete went on to bite Cindy’s ankle and thus another hero was born! Well, that hero would be born after a really long stay in a bunker where she was hidden from Morlun, who would kill her if she left.
She was eventually freed and then I started reading about the Spider-Verse and my eyes began to cross. We’ll be getting more Spider-Verse characters in upcoming waves, so eventually I’m going to have to catch up on it. Until then I have Silk.
Silk is a pretty solid female Spider-Man character because she doesn’t just come with a Space Venom leg, she also includes a great extra unmasked head and bandana that can be placed around her neck. She’s very similar to Kitty Pryde from the X-Men wave in that her face detail is exceptionally clean. Whatever Hasbro is doing to achieve these sharp facial features has paid off. Maybe a new factory or process? It’s working so please keep it up.
While we are on the subject of accessories, It does annoy me that none of these Spider-Women come with extra hands. In fact I can only think of one Marvel Legend female that has a swappable hand, Rogue. From my perspective, it feels like such an easy accessory to include and it would add so much perceived value to each release.
I can’t say much bad about the Hasbro Marvel Legends female bodies. They pose great while keeping a very natural body aesthetic. I think Silk will catch on with even the most casual Legends collector because she has a striking look, and Hasbro did a great job with her costume’s paint detail. She comes with two heads so I’m pretty happy about her accessory count. However, had they included some hands too this figure would have been a home run.
Silk is great! Buy her, enjoy her, and integrate her into your Spider-Man shelf.
She is currently available on Amazon, but also should be hitting stores as you read this. If you are interested in a case so that you can complete Space Venom as well, then Entertainment Earth has your back.
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