Monday, September 3, 2012

Marvel Universe - Future Foundation Spider-Man Wave 19 #014


Over the past few months, Hasbro has given us no shortage of Spider-Men.  We saw the Ultimate versions yesterday, we looked at the Bag Head variant of this figure last month, and the comic pack version before that.  And there was this one, too.  And don't forget all these movie line figures.  And the six inch version of this guy.  And his variant.  So do you really want to add one more version to your collection?  Yes, you do.



Since I've basically already reviewed this figure twice, I'm going to go light on the words and heavy on the pictures for this review.  After all, this version is identical to the above-linked comic pack version, with reversed colors (or non-reversed, depending on how you look at it).


Packaging looks good.  Since this is the primary version, he matches the artwork on the card, and the concerns of parents getting confused that I mentioned in the bag head review are moot.  MODOK is there to insult your intelligence if you don't collect them all.



The figure uses the same buck as the comic pack and bag head versions (the Jim Lee Cyclops/Steve Rogers buck), which I still think is too big to be Spidey, but I've gotta admit, this costume looks awesome on it.  Articulation is great, but he is still missing his thwippy hand (the 6" version had it, why not this guy?).





The paint job is something to watch out for.  I've seen 4 or 5 of these guys in the wild now, and all of them had something sloppy about their paint.  Mostly blurred, smudged black lines.  And some have heavier grey washes on them than others do.  So definitely watch the paint closely when picking out one of these guys.  The QC guy was off the day these rolled down the assembly line.



Here's something that surprised me.  The comic pack version came with his typical Series 1 web accessory.  The single carded bag head variant did not.  Therefore, I didn't expect this standard version to.  But he did.  And sure enough, I double checked, the bag head variant doesn't have a place for it in his bubble.  But this version does.  Strange.




So yes, if you are a fan of Spidey and his growing plethora of costumes lately, you'll want to pick this guy up.  If you're a fan of the Future Foundation (I was a casual fan of that series), you'll want to pick this guy up, as well.  He's a pretty awesome figure, despite some minor paint issues.  He's now available from online retailers such as BBTS (but there's no guarantee which version you'll get), and this wave is now showing up at Walmart in the US.

7 comments:

  1. Hey, do you have a link for where you bought those figure stands? I've been looking for some but I've only come across limited batches on eBay. Thanks!

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    1. I actually bought mine on ebay. They're the Tamashii Stage Act 4 stand in clear. They come in sets of 3 for around $20, but lately the clear ones have been hard to come by and it's mostly been the colored ones that I've seen. BBTS used to carry them but have sold out and don't appear to be restocking. You might want to try HobbyLinkJapan, if you don't mind ordering them from overseas. Looks like they have them on backorder but are at least expecting to get more in. http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN963159

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    2. It looks like Amazon carries them, as well, for $15.99. I was looking at getting some myself.

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    3. Oh hey, that's a great price. Buy two and get free shipping. Best price I've seen yet.

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  2. would u recommend these stands or the ones sold on smalljoes.com ?

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    1. I haven't used the ones sold by Smalljoes so I can't really comment on them.

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  3. Great review! I just want to say a few things about why Bagman doesn't have a webline or "thwipp" hands.

    It makes sense for the Bagman variant to not have a webline and "thwipp" hands, because when he wore that makeshift costume, he didn't have his webshooters with him. He was relying on the symbiote at the time to create his webbing for him. When he discovered that the suit was actually a living organism, he had it forcefully removed from him with the Fantastic Four's help. The separation process was exactly why he ended up with no proper costume in the first place, and why Johnny Storm decided that a spare F4 suit, a paper bag over Spidey's head and a "Kick Me" sign behind him was a great idea. Spidey kind of just hurried home after that, and never wore the costume again (for obvious reasons).

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