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Review : Marvel Legends Spider-Man Homemade Suit, Spider-Man Homecoming



With the release of the first official MCU movie for Spider-Man, Homecoming in 2017, Hasbro released a full wave of Spider-Man Legend figures with two Spider-Man movie figures and a movie Vulture. The wave was then rounded out with comic book figures of Beetle, Tombstone, Moon Knight and Cosmic Spider-Man. Each of the 7 figures came with a part to build the movie Vulture wing suit that connects to the Vulture figure.

Packaging 5/5


The Homecoming Spider-Man packaging for the three MCU releases brought a vibrant sky blue backdrop along with red highlighted images to the Legends packaging which was visually impressive against the sleek black of the box. The Spider-Man logo sits front and centre under the window and with the yellow and red colouring adds another point of visual impact.

The rear showed a promotional image of the Homemade Spider-Man figure alongside a short blurb.


"When Peter Parker discovers spider-like senses and wall-crawling abilities, he develops his own suit to become Spider-Man"



Paint & Sculpt 4/5


This is the homemade suit that Peter uses through a lot of the movie, and it comes with a masked head only. The head is pretty impressive with a stitched seam sculpted across the front and the stretching of the material over what would be Peter's nose and mouth.


The hood piece fitted on arrival is the look with the hood down. You can pop off the head and this hood piece and replace it with a hood up version for an alternative look. The hood up look does sit up a little over the head which is a shame.

The rest of the outfit is sculpted to look like material and not armour or lycra. You can see the various folds where folds should be and there are even pockets in the hoodie. The colours are bright but are single tone only with the parts cast in either red or the sky blue. The only additional paint applied on top is the very neat spider logo, the zip, the wrist web shooters and his gloves. The body look overall is well proportioned to the build of Peter Parker (Tom Holland).


The figure is supplied with a pair of fists and a pair of web shooting hands. These pop on and off easily.

For those wondering, we tried the unmasked Tom Holland head from the Homecoming 2-pack on this figure, and sadly it doesn't fit. You would need to do work on one or both pieces to get them to marry up.

Accessories N/A


There are no accessories with Spider-Man. While you could argue a backpack or mobile phone would have been nice - the figure does come with a decent amount of swap out options already.


Articulation 5/5


Spidey has 19 points of articulation, and with such a slim frame and no encumbering cloaks or armour is supremely articulated - lot's of fun for posing.

Head : ball joint with pivot

Body : T-joint torso, waist swivel

Arms : ball joint shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, wrist pivot

Legs : ball joint hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, ankle pivot


The figure, like most Spider-Man figures, really comes alive if you can get him onto a flying or action stand and replicate the web swinging poses.


Summary


Homemade Suit Spider-Man is a real triumph of a figure that looks great and like the subject matter and is well articulated allowing the figure to replicate plenty of on-screen poses.



The only real downside for the figure is how successful it has been and it is one of a handful or modern MCU Legends figures that sell for considerably more than their original RRP.


I score Homemade Suit Spider-Man a well executed 5 out of 5.





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