I am not a gamblin’ man, so I was not altogether thrilled when I had to roll the dice and hope for the best when Amazon created a listing for a new movie Homecoming Spider-Man Marvel Legends figure with an incorrect old stock photo on Friday. Thankfully, not only did my hunch that this was a new figure pay off–it turned out that instead of the old Amazing Spider-Man 2 figure incorrectly pictured, it was actually my most-wanted figure in the wave: the 6″ Marvel Legends Homemade Suit Spider-Man figure!
As soon as the costume was first revealed (via toys and not a movie trailer, oddly enough), comic fans like me immediately fell in love with what’s obviously a very Scarlet Spider-inspired design. And now, just a few months later, I own my first toy of that costume! Huzzah!
I was really pleased when Hasbro announced we’d be getting a ML Homemade Suit Spider-Man figure, as we only got one figure of Spidey for Amazing Spider-Man 2 (strangely enough, the figure Amazon is mistakenly picturing in their listing instead of this one).
As is basically necessary, Home-Made Costume Spider-Man appears to be a 100% new mold as far as I can tell. (Feel free to get all up in my face if the fists are used elsewhere or something, readers.) This looks very authentic to the movie trailers, and I’ve really got no complaints about the sculpt.
The Homemade Suit Spider-Man Legends figure includes: ball-hinge neck/shoulders/wrists; swivel biceps/thighs/mid-boot/waist; upper torso ab crunch, double-hinged knees and elbows; ball hips and hinged ankles with rockers. The hip joints don’t allow the legs the steep range of motion I’d like (so the ninja kicks will look a little lame), but I’m otherwise content with the flexibility of this action figure.
The Marvel Legends Homemade Suit Spider-Man figure comes with four total accessories: a pair of alternate hands (so that Spidey can web-shoot or have closed fists), an alternate raised hood for his sweatshirt, and a piece of the Vulture Build-A-Figure Flight Pack Wing.
I’ll forgo talking about the Vulture parts at all until I reviewed the completed Vulture BAF, but I will say that the buildable wings are way cooler than I think most folks are giving Hasbro credit for.
The raised hoodie hood is an excellent and important accessory choice, and I’m honestly not sure whether I prefer Homemade Costume Spider-Man with the hood up or down. I really like the look of the retracted hood, but there’s no notch or peg to hold it into place, so it wobbles around a bit when the hood is down (which regular readers know makes my OCD sense tingle like crazy).
The Prototype Suit Spider-Man Marvel Legends figures does come with some good accessories, but I’d really have liked a couple more of them. I know that the Tom Holland Peter Parker head is the “carrot” to sell the Honecoming two-pack, but if we couldn’t have a Peter Parker head with this figure, a different expression masked head would have been really nice for changing things up.
In addition, I’m not a fan of the weird mid-boot swivel articulation on this figure. It looks strange when twisted, and both those joints are very loose on my copy of the figure. It’s not a big deal, but I’m glad we don’t see this type of articulation often.
Overall: The Homemade Suit Spider-Man Marvel Legends figure is a very solid release that falls a bit short of “wow”-ing me, but is a good figure nonetheless. An alternate head and some wall-crawling hands would have put this figure over the top, and I’m not a big fan of the mid-boot swivel, but this is otherwise a unique Spidey action figure that I think most MCU fans are going to really enjoy.