The turn of the month signals not just Independence Day in the United States, but more importantly, the official end of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And by all accounts, Spider-Man: Far From Home is an excellent way to wrap the 11-year Infinity Saga, as it also sets the stage for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Naturally, many fans would be clamouring for more Spidey. Fret not, true believer, for Hasbro has heard your call with the newest wave of Marvel Legends Series 6-inch scale action figures.
As with all Marvel Legends Series figures, the Spider-Man: Far From Home wave comes in a set of seven. As a TL:DR, here’s the lineup in full:
- Spider-Man: Far From Home — Spider-Man
- Spider-Man: Far From Home — Spider-Man (Stealth)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home — Mysterio
- Marvel Comics — Spider-Woman
- Marvel Comics — Hydro-Man
- Marvel Comics — Doppleganger Spider-Man
- Marvel Comics — Scorpion
Interestingly, this set was actually announced, complete with pictures, in 2018, — many months even before the first Far From Home trailer came out. Mysterio’s design came out many months before he was first shown in the trailers. But then again, should we even be surprised at the rate at which the likes of Hasbro potentially spoils the pop culture IPs they support?
Sans regular Spidey, the other six figures come with a part for a larger, 10-inch Build-A-Figure model. Last time out, we built Thanos with the Infinity Gauntlet. This time, it’s Molten Man, one of the Elementals Spidey faces off in Far From Home.
The main one is, of course, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, clad in the sleek black-and-red suit we’re now all too familiar with from the movie.
His hands are also interchangeable between clenched fists or the web-slinging hand poses we all love to imitate. Overall, it’s a simple yet really cool and no-frills figure that will surely put a smile on you or your child’s face.
Next up on the roster is Spider-Man again, but this time in his minimalist black Stealth Suit. Why? Because Spider-Man can’t be seen in Europe with his classmates, but Night Monkey can!
The Stealth Suit is a nice silent nod to the 1920s-inspired Spider-Man Noir in the comics, and also comes with interchangeable hands for that oh-so-satisfying poseability. The Molten Man part that comes with him is the oversized left arm, complete with a detachable iron bar.
Rounding up the movie versions of the characters is Mysterio, played by the ever charming Jake Gyllenhaal.
While it’s a shame that we don’t get to see Mysterio’s face (probably due to licensing issues, spoiler protection or both), the detail on this guy, with both his fishbowl helmet, is arguably the best of the lot. Accompanying his figure is Molten man’s right leg.
The next Spider-person here is someone who’s actually a rather important figure in the Spider-Man mythos, but who hasn’t (yet) featured in the MCU: Spider-Woman.
Julia Carpenter was a true blue wall-crawler just like Peter Parker, but never really rose to prominence like the OG web-slinger. Regardless, she’s pretty badass herself, sporting the Black Suit that most people would associate with Peter Parker when he first made contact with the Venom symbiote in the comics. Her right hand is interchangeable with one that shoots out webbing, which makes for really cool action poses. Accompanying Spider-Woman is Molten Man’s torso.
Now, this next Spidey ain’t the Spidey you’ve come to know and love — this one’s actually Doppleganger, a ferocious, mindless killing monstrosity that was made out of Spider-Man’s DNA during the Infinity War in the comics.
The best part about Doppleganger Spider-Man is obviously that gruesome face and gaping maw of sharp teeth. And his arms. And his feet. And he also comes with Molten Man’s right arm.
Next on this roster is Hydro-Man, another one of the Elementals that Spider-Man fights in the movie.
However, this is the comic version and not the all-water version seen in the movie. Regardless, his liquefied arms and feet are really well-sculpted, and make for some terrifying poses. Molten Man’s head comes in the box as well.
Last but not least, we have another major player in Spidey’s Rogues Gallery: Scorpion. Mac Gargan is actually currently played by Michael Mando in the movie, but we have yet to see him in his full kit, complete with stinger and all.
This comic book version offers that classic Scorpion look, and while the tail actually makes for very limited poseability due to its weight, it stands out for making the figure look really unique among the rest. The box comes with Molten Man’s right leg.
And of course, the hidden eighth figure in this set is the Molten Man Build-A-Figure. The 10-inch BAF model is a behemoth among the rest of the action figures here, and looks really fearsome, even with its melted, lopsided features. Despite its limited poseability, he stands rather pretty (er, ugly) in a display somewhere on your shelf.
The Marvel Legends Series Spider-Man: Far From Home action figures all come at a uniform US$19.99 or S$39.90 either on Amazon or on Hasbro Pulse, and will be released on July 15, 2019. Whether or not you’re a Spidey fan, these figures will surely make your spidey-senses tingle to collect ‘em all.
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