By Big Bear
April 10, 2007 - 09:08
This version if Spider-Woman appears as a basic rendition of what this Marvel Comics character looks like. She does not bare resemblance to any particular artists’ rendition in my opinion. This is just a basically generic mold of Spider-Woman.
Spider Woman has sturdy plastic but is very soft in the arm area. Be careful as you twist and bend as the joint at the biceps is easy to break. The cobweb wings that are trademarks of Spider Woman are made of soft and pliable plastic. While it is sturdy enough to hold form, the attachments to her sides and arm can be easily torn if there is too much movement. Her bushel of hair is also made from a soft plastic. While one is getting familiar with Spider Woman, I suggest that you treat her kindly.
The body of Spider Woman is on-point. The design is basic, but neat. While she does look good, she is not an overly attractive figure. In fact, this version of Spider Woman is not as good looking as the version released by Marvel Select, but this one is both more affordable and comes with a piece of Modok that makes her more desirable to own. The real problem is the eyes on the mask. They are sculpted unevenly. When the paint is applied, it looks like Spider-Woman has a crooked face. The other problem with Spider Woman is the size of her hands. Her hands are long. They are far too big for her frame. These problems make what would have been a great figure into something average.
Spider Woman is a good size. She fits in well with most of the Marvel Legends without towering over most of the male figures.
The web-wings are interesting. They limit her mobility of the arm as the wings are plastic instead of cloth and are attached to her arms and her side. Her arms can only move and raise up so much without tearing the attachments of her wings. The legs are also very loose at the hip joints. The ball-joints on the shoulders of my Spider-Woman were very stiff and I almost bent the arm off so be careful.
She does come with waist movement and rotation in the upper torso. The legs move too easily due to the looseness in the ball-jointed hip area. Double pin movement at both the knees and the elbows. Spider Woman even has circular rotation on her boots and bendable ankles.
Her props include a character specific diorama, the comic book Spider-Woman #1, and the Head of the Modok BAF.
Originally the Spider-Woman figure was going for $9.00 and tax, but some places have them at half-price. They are still cheaper than the current batch of figures by Hasbro, so pick this series of toys up while you can.
When I bought her, she was hard to find. Now Spider Woman, and many of her fellow figures from Marvel Legends series 15 can be found at Toys "R" Us and Kay Bee. If you cannot find them there, then you will have to surf the Internet to find figures from the final ML series from Toy Biz.
Milo Manara's Spider-Woman
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