Hasbro Marvel Legends Series Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Gwen Stacy 6-inch Collectible Action Figure Toy, With Spider-Ham Mini-Figure
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Due to how the figure has been sculpted and how the Revolver joints are placed throughout the sculpt, you can’t really just pick this figure up and randomly pose him, the way you might with, say, a Marvel Legend. Look for other Hasbro Marvel Legends Series figures (each sold separately) with comic- and movie-inspired characters, including Spider-Man, Marvel’s Electro, Peter Parker, and Green Goblin. Gwen Stacy is the second figure in the recent Spider-Man-themed Marvel Legends Retro Collection assortment, which just started hitting retail in the last month or so.
This is a really nice rendition of Gwen Stacy in Marvel Legends form--but also come with a second head sculpt. I was quite pleased to see her shown off with the rest of the set, though I’ll admit I didn’t give her quite as much thought as some of the others in the set, given her general similarities to the prior figures. On the flip side, however, Gwen’s multi-part hood construction doesn’t work quite as well as the multi-part head/neck that Peter has.
I was very happy about both sets of hands being included, since the last Gwen only got one of each style. Sure, she came with a piece for Lizard, who I definitely wanted to build, but there was one other figure preventing me from completing him, so Gwen stuck nearer to the bottom of my want list. I like that they went with a more traditional looking camera, although maybe kids these days don’t even know what it’s supposed to be.
Gwenpool has been starring in a string of self-titled books since, and just recently joined up with the relaunched West Coast Avengers. With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. Gwen uses the Phoenix body as a starting point, but is mostly made up of new parts, with only the legs and hands ultimately being re-used. Each 6-inch-scale figure features detailed design, is easily poseable with premium articulation, and includes a Build-A-Figure component. So, it’s not a shock that he was amongst Revoltech’s first two releases (supplanted only by fan-favorite Deadpool).Gwenpool is figure 1 in the Lizard Series of Marvel Legends, which was our first Spidey-themed assortment of the year. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favourite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections. It’s a very basic and straight forward sculpt, but it does what it needs to, and it certainly looks the part. It is lacking the pattern on the black sections, but given they’re black, this detail isn’t too obviously missing.
Following the lead of the Hot Toys figure (I guess; is it still following the lead if your product beats the “lead” by, like, a year? Can we also, for a moment, bring up that Miles just gets his name on the box, but Gwen gets an up-to-the-minute super hero identity?She does at least get the torso and swords for Venompool, which is by far the largest section of the Build-A-Figure. He’s got a lot of joints (the majority of them are Revoltech’s signature Revolver joints), to be sure, but how they interact and are used is slightly different that your typical action figure. Her arms are a bit on the thin side, so posing them is a slightly delicate affair, but it’s not as bad as I was expecting. The jacket uses the familiar trick of being sculpted sleeveless and in soft plastic, with the sleeves sculpted as part of the arms. Marvel’s pretty much never going to back down on Uncle Ben, and bringing back Gwen would, I guess, be viewed as a mistake.
Well, Bucky and Jason Todd have both found their way back to the world of the living, so they’re out of the club. This was already visible with the Doc Ock and Unmasked Spidey set from last week, and it becomes even more obvious with today’s set, Masked Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy.This reminds me that my camera is on its last leg and I’m going to need to invest in a new one real soon.