Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: Spider-UK

Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: Spider-UK

Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: Spider-UK
Day three of Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1 figure reviews is here.  Today we look at Spider-Man 2099’s box brother, Spider-UK! The Spider-Verse gave Marvel so many great Spider possibles to play with and this is one of my favorite.  The concept of melding Captain Britain with Spider-Man just works well for my brain.  Captain Britain is on a short list of all time favorite characters for me, not far off from Nova to be honest, so pretty high up on that list.  Let’s have a look at this nifty Spidey with limited outfit webbing guvna’.

The Good

  • The size is right!  While Spider-UK isn’t as big as last year’s Captain Britain, it made sense, he’s a Spider, he needs to be a little lithe and less bulky.
  • Another Spider uniform perfectly captured here. Very clean lines of paint, the base coat is solid, the web lines look great.  
  • Highly pose-able, the only articulation that he’s missing from the acclaimed Pizza Spidey is the hinged shoulder joints for better forward arm motion.  
  • The sorta Union Jack chest emblem came out great.  
  • Nice about this figure vs many other Spider-figures.  Because the base color is so prevelent in the costume, the joints can be painted the same color without drawing attention to themselves for not matching design / highlight paint.  
  • As with the 3.75 inch Spider-UK, the back spider is an all time fave.

The Bad

  • Cap Spidey UK would benefit from an alt head, the alt head of Mr. Braddock.  
  • My particular Spider-UK came out of the box with a little nick in the paint on his chest.  c’est la vie.

The rest

Another fantastic figure from Marvel Legends to start off 2017.  Spider-UK is pretty deep catalog as Spiders go, but I’m very glad to have him on my shelf.  It’s really become fun to continue to grow my Spider-Verse collection by way of Marvel Legends.  I would suggest though that ML is running out of stones to turn here.  That’s a good thing, they really have a deep and rich catalog to fit the needs of any Spider-Fan.  Bask in it folks!  And go buy this figure!

Availability

The Marvel Legends 2017 Spider-UK figure is available now from our friends at Big Bad Toy Store!  Good thing you can, at Big Bad Toy Store today!  This jolly ole’ chap can be had at Amazon too if yer into that.  

The Pictures

 
Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: All New All Different Spider-Man 2099

Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: All New All Different Spider-Man 2099

Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: All New All Different Spider-Man 2099
Day two of Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1 brings us something I wanted to save for last. Spider-Man 2099, but I decided to follow the figure order on the back of the package for my review release schedule.  Making my favorite figure of the wave, something I generally save for last, second.  That doesn’t matter to you, but still, this is my favorite figure of the wave.  More, this is the coolest Spider-Man outfit I have ever seen.  Therefore, this the coolest Spider-Man figure I own.  I guess we can put categories up and say this is my favorite 2099 figure, but he transcends folks, he transcends.  What I’m getting at here is that this Spider-Man 2099 figure is brilliant.  I would surmise though, this SM 2099 falls into rare figure territory.  The artists and designers at Hasbro are really talented, but this is the kind of figure where they don’t have much to do to make it awesome, just…take plastic and make it look like page.  I’m not suggesting they were asleep at the wheel when they made this figure, I’m stating boldly that even if they were, it wouldn’t have mattered because the character is so super heroey awesome that they would have had to try hard to mess this up.  They didn’t mess this up.

The Good

  • The head sculpt is so smooth here it almost looks like it’d be soft to the touch, silky.
  • There isn’t a line out of place here, the design is page perfect as usual.
  • The detail is all in the paint here and there is just a staggering amount.  The line work under his arms, the blue notes on the feet and shoulders.  All of the armor detail is just 2099ing…that doesn’t really sound the same as Amazing.
  • Sculpted on forearm guard pieces are on solid, feel durable, look perfect.
  • Articulation for days here, thigh cut calf cut, double hinges everywhere.  He can do anything a spider can.  The only missing uber articulation piece here is the extran shoulder hinges at the chest.  I don’t miss them, they would have ruined the paint job.  
  • The level of detail in the paint again, man, the coloring on his hands and fingers.  Hasbro absolutely nailed it!

The Bad

  • Just a few inconsistencies in the paint application, quality control problem, not design.
  • Maybe some accessories would have been cool.

The rest

This is just a fine, sleek, sexy figure.  Every little piece of detail adds up to a total package of a must own figure.  Looking at it, while astonishing, he’s so simple but so freaking cool and if you see him on a shelf, just buy him.  He needs a good home.  Also…check out those guns!

Availability

Look for Spider-Man 2099 and all of his friends at general retail in the coming month or so. Online toy stores and comic shops may still have some stock but your mileage may vary.  Big Bad Toy Store is sold out of the individual Spider-Man 2099, but you can grab the full set there.  If think you only want Spider-Man 2099, you can get him at Amazon for a little more than MSRP.  Remember, always visit your local comic shops and keep in mind that while fortune favors the bold, patience favors the broke.  

The Pictures

 
Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: Green Goblin

Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: Green Goblin

Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1: Green Goblin
Roses are rad, Goblins are Green, Marvel Legends is going to kick the a$$ of 2017.  Wooo! I didn’t think that was gonna work out, but it just kinda did right?  It’s officially 2017 and it’s time to get to the business of reviewing amazing, astonishing, dare I say, marvelous action figures.  Thanks to the incredibly generous Hasbro, MUReview now has our mostly clean paws on the full set of Marvel Legends Spider-Man Wave 1 2017 figures.  I spent all of last night photographing and unboxing them because I’m incredibly excited to share them all with you.  Now, this is as I am given to understand the first official Legends wave of 2017, but these figures were ending up on shelves and in collections in 2016.  To all of you that already scored these figures, you know they were worth the price you paid, and it was probably a little more than retail in some cases.  For everyone else, let’s dive into this wave, one figure per day for 8 days.  Then we will have a family day at the end.  This wave includes Green Goblin, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-UK, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man, Jackal, Shocker, and really just an impressively creepy Sandman as the build a figure for the wave.   Are you ready to have a look?  Here it go!

The Good

  • Hands down, bar none, we get the creepiest and most unsettling looking Green Goblin in the Marvel Legends line.  The yellow teeth, the dead deep yellow eyes.  The cracked smile.  I would submit that there is no Goblin out there more Gobliny than this Green one right here.
  • Scale, he feels like he’s the right size.  A little short for a Storm Trooper, but just right to glide around and throw explosive pumpkins at people.  
  • Removable satchel (it’s not a purse!) goes on and comes off easily.
  • This is classic GG here.  He’s got a fresh from the comics feel with a great color palate.
  • The scaling on his arms and legs looks fantastic.  
  • Curved toes on his boots is just right.  
  • Much like the Hobgoblin of recent Legends waves, this Goblin fits very well on his glider and balance is good. 
  • Pumpkin bomb fits well in his hand.

The Bad

  • My the bads are as usual all born of greed. I just want more.  I’d like more pumpkin bombs.
  • I’d like to be able to put the pumpkin bombs in his pumpkin purse (there I said it).  The scale feels like I should be able to do that.
  • Three heads are better than two.  GG comes with two Sandman heads and we will talk about those when we talk about Sandman, but an unmasked Goblin head would have been nice to have too.  

The rest

I had a lot of fun posing this devious little Goblin man.  He’s a really cool figure, looks great, and really does a fantastic job of representing the character that I grew up with.  This is a must have figure for any Spider-Man fan.  For me, this is the de-facto, go to, definitive Goblin in my collection here on out.

Availability

As mentioned, aggressive hunters of toys scored this wave in late 2016.  Official retail is really just hitting shelves now and over the next month or two.  Online toy stores and comic shops may still have some stock but your mileage may vary.  I’d like to link you to our friends at Big Bad Toy Store, so I will.   You can’t get just Green Goblin, but you can buy the wave.  If you’d rather just pick up Green Goblin, Amazon has him for a little above MSRP.  Remember, always visit your local comic shops and keep in mind that while fortune favors the bold, patience favors the broke.  These should be hitting your local normal folk stores in the near future.  

The Pictures

 
Magic Box: Playmates Voltron Legendary Defender Legendary Lions and Voltron

Magic Box: Playmates Voltron Legendary Defender Legendary Lions and Voltron

Magic Box: Playmates Voltron Legendary Defender Legendary Lions and Voltron
Let me start out by saying, I’ve been waiting for this set of toys since episode 1 of season 1 of Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix June 11 2016.  Now, when I say it out loud, it doesn’t really sound like that long, but…the eternity between wanting a toy and having a toy is always that and it has been since I was a kid.  I’m pretty messed up I guess…and I think I may have messed up my kids too, the litlgeeks.  Still though, the day is upon us, Playmates as of 1/1/17, released an onslaught of Voltron Legendary Defender toys spanning multiple play patterns.  We have the Role Play line featuring Voltron Mask / Sword, Red Lion Mask / Weapon, and a lights and sounds Voltron Sword.  We have the basic action figure line featuring the Lions, a pair of Voltrons and some Ro-Beast action, but in this line, the Lions do not form Voltron, they are action figures only.  We also have the electronic lights and sounds 1 piece Voltron large format figure, he doesn’t break down into Lions, but he’s still pretty cool.  Then…then you have why we are here today.  The Legendary Lion line!  5 Lions, all about 10 inches or more (not including tail), they all come together to form Voltron.  There are lights, there are sounds, it is epic, it is amazing, the litlgeeks LOVE it!  BUT!  Let’s check out the litlgeeks thoughts on the video, and you can read my thoughts per Lion and Voltron himself below the video!

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Magic Box: Playmates Legendary Defender Voltron Role Play

Magic Box: Playmates Legendary Defender Voltron Role Play

Magic Box: Playmates Legendary Defender Voltron Role Play
The litlgeeks second stop on the Voltron train for Voltron week rolls into Role Play town!  Playmates has some great offerings for the litl folks to dress up like Voltron!  The Red Lion with mask and weapon, Voltron with mask and Blazing Sword, and an interactive + sounds Blazing Sword!

The litlgeeks and MUReview.net love all of the fun role play gear to play with, but we get to throw wishes into the universe same as anyone.  If we got to role play as anyone from the Voltron Universe, it’s the Paladins!  Let’s get there!

 

Voltron Mask and Sword

 

Red Lion Mask and Weapon

 

Interactive Blazing Sword

 

The Group

Magic Box: Playmates Legendary Defender Voltron Basic Figures

Magic Box: Playmates Legendary Defender Voltron Basic Figures

Magic Box: Playmates Legendary Defender Voltron Basic Figures
2016 saw the triumphant return of Voltron thanks to the efforts of Dreamworks and Netflix.  Forgive the pun, but the show roared back to life to the delight of old school Voltron fans, and brand new Voltron fans alike.  It was only a matter of time before the toy licenses ended up in the capable hands of a company that would do the show justice.  Thank goodness, that matter of time was short lived and with 1/1/17, Playmates brings you the first official toy line based on the new Netflix Voltron series, Voltron Legendary Defender!  Playmates has toys to cover segments from kids to collectors and we are going to start off our Playmates Voltron coverage with a pair of Voltron figures from the “Basic Action Figure” assortment, the Black Lion and Sword Attack Voltron.  Check back over the next 7-10 days though, because we are going to go deep with this line, we will be checking out role play toys and the coveted Legendary Lions that form Voltron himself (with lights and sounds!)  For now, let’s kick off 2017 for MUReview and litlgeeks with this look at Voltron Legendary Defender from Playmates!

Black Lion

The Details

  • The Black Lion looks great, show accurate!
  • Good articulation with jointed back knees.
  • Squeeze the Black Lions back lasers for clawing action of the front legs.
  • The mouth opens!

 

Sword Attack Voltron

The Details

  • Voltron looks fantastic!  All the lions are well represented and correctly shaped.
  • Shield attachment affixes nice and sturdy, rough play won’t knock it off easily.
  • Squeeze Voltrons legs and h is sword arm comes down with sword in hand.  

 

 

The rest

Voltron is back with a vengeance after a few failed jump starts over the years.  Fans are clamoring for the second season (First Season now available on Netflix!).  The second season hits Netflix January 20th 2017.  The excitement is palpable and this toy line could only have been more well timed if it launched with the show last year.  Seeing as how we didn’t know how the show was going to be, smart bet by all involved to wait to see if it was a success.  Thankfully, the show is amazing.  2017 promises to be another great year for Voltron, Netflix, and Playmates.  The whole line of Voltron toys looks great and we can’t wait to share the rest of it with you!  

Availability

In spite of the fact that we went to 3 Targets a Walmart and a Toys R Us yesterday, and found nothing, this toy line is in stores now.  I had a friend send me a picture from an end cap of a Target that was just a few more miles away and it was FULL of Voltrony goodness.  That said, we thank Playmates for sending us these first two figures for free to review with you.  We pre-ordered the rest of what’s coming from Amazon and we are anxiously awaiting ship confirmation.  The bet that will cost you the least in gas is probably Amazon, and you have options at other online toy outlets as well, like Big Bad Toy Store!

Family Photos!