Thursday, September 13, 2012

Miles Morales: The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Spider-Man 6 inch Movie figure


In the Ultimates universe, Miles Morales takes on the mantle of Spider-Man after Peter Parker's demise.  If you are unfamiliar with the character, you may scour the wiki and absorb all of his history and secrets: Miles Morales is Spider-Man!


Miles' sports a much simpler black and red costume with the trademark mask and web pattern.  It's simplistic look is sharp and in turn presents a good looking figure.  Miles is the only figure in The Amazing Spider-Man 6 inch assortment that I care about.



The packaging is obviously designed for The Amazing Spider-Man movie.  The Movie Spider-man decorates the card instead of Miles.  Although it works, it really isn't a delight...

He is packaged with one of the figure bases packaged with The Avengers 6 inch line and with Marvel Legends Wave 3.  It's origins are based with the Heroscape game.  He also is packed with an accessory, a web shield!  Not great, but at least it is an accessory.  I would rather have had a swingy web like the Spider-Man Movie figure from this line.


The paint doesn't wow but it keeps the basic essence of the figure.  The most notable fail is the decision to keep the spider pattern on only the upper part of the torso without covering the gap and onto the abs.  The character design clearly is a little different and it takes a bit away from the final product.  Hasbro did take the time to do a nice looking back pattern.  I can't verify if it's proper, but I like it.




The articulation doesn't disappoint.  It is the typical Marvel Legends style, down to rocker ankles and double jointed everything.  The sculpt is not the same used for FF/Big Time Spidie in Marvel Legends wave 2, and Miles is a bit shorter as he should be.  All in all, I am happy with him even though we needed another Spider-Man like we need another Iron Man.  He gets a solid B.






Some things are bigger in the DC Universe...




 by Jason


8 comments:

  1. I think its necessary to point out that the head can only turn sideways, no up and down movement. Apart from that i think the rest of the articulation's good too

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    1. Very true! His head movement is definitely lacking.

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  2. He seems a bit more muscular than I would like. Surely Hasbro has a thiner body to use? Jonny Storm, perhaps? Either way, still a decent figure, though I would say that the MU version is better.

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    1. Johnny Storm is too tall. This was the right choice for the height.

      6 inch will always own 3 3/4! Don't bring your tiny puny MU to a Marvel Legends party!

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  3. I come bringing news! http://www.toyark.com/news/marvel-toy-news-4/amazing-spiderman-studio-series-wave-2-6463/ a new series 2 unmasked amazing spiderman with swappable heads and backpack and skateboard is coming from hasbro

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    1. Yup, this figure was shown at SDCC. I wonder how long it will take to reach the US.

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    2. X here again. It should start showing up a week or two from now

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  4. needs locks or braids as a hairstyle oherwise hes absoulutely perecto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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