The 411: Marvel Legends Spider-Man Movie Figures
Posted by D_Martin on June 4, 2007 at 03:45 PM CST:
Back when we reported about this wave back in February, we had it a little tiny bit messed up. Back then we were under the impression that the build a figure was a mystery and the list of figures we had needed to be collected in order to build this mysterious rogue. Well, we were partially right anyhow. You do need to buy them all in order to build the figure, but it isn't such a mystery in the sense of who the character is. Turns out he was right there in front of our faces the entire time...


Sandman
Sandman looks fairly standard for the character. The likeness is close and passible, but is more Sandman than Thomas Hayden Church. THe figure features a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, double pivot elbows, swivel wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, double pivot knees, and ball jointed ankles. In the image we've seen, he has sand arms. The left hand is a big sandy fist and the right is a spiked mace.

Venom
Sorry kids, the Marvel Legends scaled Venom is purple. Beyond that, the figure does look better than the smaller version. The web deco is a bit more scattered like it was in the film, and the costume texture is much more subtle. Venom features a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, double pivot elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double pivot knees, ball jointed ankles, and a huge tongue.

New Goblin
While it is hard to tell, there is a good chance that this figure features a removable mask and removable arm blades. Harry comes with his hover board and a loose fit belt that displays nicely over the leg articulation. The New Goblin figure features ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, double pivot elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double pivot knees, ball jointed ankles, and possibly a ball jointed head.

Mary Jane Watson
The MJ figure, like the Sandman figure, is easily passible as the character, but doesn't have a perfect Kirsten Dunst likeness (which isn't a bad thing). The figure comes on a small circular display base that is sculpted to look like a wooden floor with piles of sand on it. Also, she comes with a large plank of wood. The character is sculpted in a dark brown go-go boots and a light brown dress that falls about mid thigh, making it impossible to judge what sort of hip articulation it has. Of what articulation is visible, MJ features a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, ball jointed elbows, swivel wrists, ball jointed torso, double pivot knees, and ball jointed ankles. Like other figures in the line with long hair, chances are good the head articulation will be limited.

Spider-Man (symbiote)
This figure looks really cool. While not 100% film accurate, it does pull off the costume pretty well, and the body sculpt is very well done. Think Quicksilver's body type, but completely re-sculpted to match the Hasbro articulation. The black Spidey features a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, ball jointed elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double pivot knees, and ball jointed ankles.

Classic Spider-Man
This is where trouble comes into paradise. THis figure is a rehash of what was originally Toybiz's Super Articulated Spider-Man from their Spider-Man 2 line. This version of the figure is identical, save with black where the former was blue. All things considered, it is a great sculpt though, so it's ideal for anyone who missed out the first time.

Dr. Octopus and Green Goblin
Fear not true believers, this isn't a two pack. These will both come out single carded, but they are both rehashes based on the Toybiz sculpts that Hasbro used in the Spider-Man Origins two packs. Expect them to be repainted, but beyond that not all that exciting. The kids will love 'em though, and really that is who toys are made for...

BUILD A FIGURE Sandman
OK, now this is really cool. This is a figure of Sandman in action. THis thing could not fit into a blister-card. No way. This version of Sandman isn't quite humanoid, but close. It looks like the scene where he's putting himself back together. This figure even trumps The Blob when it coms to BAFs.

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