This wouldn’t be a Spider-Man: Homecoming wave without the movie figures! The comic to movie figure ratio in this wave tips more favorably towards the comics (four comic figures, three movie), however it evens out if you count the build-a-figure, which is the Vulture’s wings. So for this wave we have the traditional Spider-Man movie figure, and then we have his homemade suit. My guess from watching a couple of the trailers is that at some point in Homecoming, Tony Stark takes the suit back that he gave Peter in Civil War. Naturally, superheros gotta superhero, so Pete makes his own suit to fight Vulture or whatever villain he needs to prove himself against.
Spider-Man’s homemade suit gets its own dedicated sculpt and comes with two hoods and two hands. You get to choose between a pair of fists or “thwipp” hands. Surprisingly, the hands contain the most paint on the figure, and with that a little more slop than I’d prefer. The fists are decent enough as far as paint goes, but the web-slinging hands are particularly sloppy.
For a modern Hasbro Marvel Legend, this figure has a very minimal amount of paint. He relies heavily on the blue and red plastic he’s cast in, and there are only a few spots like his eyes and chest that were hit with some paint. It’s not a big deal because it works out aesthetically. However, they probably could have hit little things like the drawstring on his sweatpants to break up the large planes of one color.
Despite being pretty plain as far as the paint goes, he still poses great. Spider-Man is built with the usual Marvel Legends articulation scheme, and since none of the joints are obstructed by his costume he poses great. Both of his hood options are pretty good. It definitely looks better down on his shoulders, however. The hood-up looks a little puffy, but it’s definitely one of the better separate hood pieces I’ve seen.
All in all I’m happy with this Spider-Man’s homemade suit. We’ve come a long way from giant rubber outfit we’d slide over the old Peter Parker Toy Biz figure. It’s not my favorite figure in this wave by any means, but I think it’s a solid addition and certainly not a “wasted slot.” The design certainly gives me early Ben Reilly Spider-Man vibes.
As I mentioned in the Beetle review, I’m not really sure when these actually come out. It seems that Amazon kind of jumped the gun on releasing this wave and then pulled back. Some of the more basic toys ARE hitting stores now, so maybe these aren’t too far behind. I hope, anyway, since my Vulture needs his other wing completed!
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