MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Spider-Punk causes major rifts in an alternate universe ruled by a corrupt President Osborne.”
Spider-Verse was really just an amazing gift to the people at Hasbro, wasn’t it? They’ve literally got years worth of completely legitimate Spider-Man variants to choose from, and each time they release another, the demand for the remaining ones just grows. They’re also getting Spider-Verse writer Dan Slott to geek out pretty hardcore online, which I’m certain helps with the sales of the figures. The Spider-Verse member I’m looking at today is certainly amongst the coolest; it’s Spider-Punk!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Spider-Punk is figure 3 from the Lizard Series of Marvel Legends. He’s one of the two Spider-Men in this assortment, though he’s not actually a Peter Parker figure. He stands 6 1/4 inches tall and has 34 points of articulation. As a Spider-Man variant, it’s probably not a shock to find out that Spider-Punk is built on the Pizza Spidey body, what with him filling out that basic physique and all. He gets a new head, feet, and even hands (with proper fingering for his guitar, and a pick!), as well as an add-on piece for his denim vest. The new matches very well with the old, and the vest piece in particular is very sharply detailed and full of texture. The head is surprisingly more than just a basic spidey head with the mohawk added, giving this Spider a more narrow set of eyes than we tend to see. It helps to further separate him from that legion of Spider-Men we’ve got going on. His paintwork is up to the usual snuff, with the colors matching the basic Spidey, as well as the source material. Kudos to Hasbro for putting a fully detailed torso and arms under the vest, though I can hardly see myself displaying him without it. Spider-Punk is packed with his guitar, of course, but also gets a second left hand. At first glance, it’s just a basic thwipping hand, but if you look closer, it’s actually throwing up the horns. A subtle, but very important, change, which adds so much to the figure. Spider-Punk also includes one of the arms of the Lizard, who continues to look very, very cool.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I’ve been loving the whole Spider-Verse theme that’s been going on, and this guy’s been near the top of my wishlist for Spidey variants, so his announcement for the assortment was very exciting for me. Along with Lasher, he was my biggest want from this assortment. The final figure absolutely doesn’t disappoint.
As with yesterday’s Lasher figure, I purchased this guy from my friends over at All Time Toys. They’re currently in the process of recovering from the recent Ellicott City flood, so please check out their website and eBay storefront and give them a little bit of support. They don’t have Spider-Punk in stock, but they have a few of his series-mates, as well as plenty of other awesome offerings!