Although the X-Men Marvel Legends Juggernaut Series only began shipping out a few weeks ago, it’s time to start watching your E-Mail boxes and credit card bills once again, Hasbro fans! Third-party listings for the Spider-Man Marvel Legends Space Venom Series have now appeared on Amazon (complete with hi-res images!), and online retailers like EE and BBTS are expecting to receive their cases of the series within the next week!
I heard a lot of folks talking smack about the Space Venom Build-A-Figure for this wave, but it turns out that Space Venom looks pretty fantastic. As for the rest of the wave, let’s check out the hi-resolution photos…
A comic-accurate, properly-scaled Marvel Legends Miles Morales Spider-Man has been at the top of many wish lists for a while, and this figure (with interchangeable unmasked head!) looks like it may be the masterpiece fans have been waiting for.
And wisely, Miles is packed at two-per-case, with the other two-per-case figure being…
And for those who loathe sculpted webs–the webbing on Marvel Legends Ultimate Spider-Man is painted-on instead of sculpted, just like the ever-popular Pizza Spidey from last year.
I thought that the Marvel Legends Silk figure looked absolutely gorgeous when I saw it in New York at Toy Fair in February, and I’ve been looking forward to owning it ever since.
That said, Cindy Moon is still a relatively new character, and I can see this figure easily being available for MSRP (or below) in a couple months.
Having basically only appeared in two stories ever (Spider-Verse and Old Man Logan), I just can’t see there being a big demand for this alternate universe future Spider-Girl figure.
But while Ashley Barton isn’t a well-known character and comes with zero accessories of her own, she does come with the essential torso to build the Space Venom figure, so she ought to sell “okay” nonetheless.
I actually loved last year’s Phil Zurich Hobgoblin Build-A-Figure, but this is obviously the better-known iteration of the character.
The Goblin Glider included this time around looks rather petite (and cheap), but I dig the tattered cape and default head. The interchangeable “licking” Hobgoblin head, however, looks all kinds of wrong to me.
The electric hands and classic head included are definitely fun, but the combination of ugly black pants and tattooed head, plus the lack of non-effect hands, definitely knocks the figure from my “most wanted” list.
The Marvel Legends Spider-Man Space Venom Series is still available for order in sets and cases, and is expected to be arriving online within the next week. No word when Amazon will open their own individual figure pre-orders, but I’d expect them within the next two weeks.
Now that we’ve seen the best possible official images of this wave, are you excited for this year’s second Spider-Man Legends wave, Hasbro collectors? Or does this wave of mostly modern character designs fail to resonate with you?