INTERGRATED SUIT SPIDER-MAN
MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Spider-Man gears up in his Integrated Suit to bravely confront a new threat.”
Next week, we get the third installment in Tom Holland’s Spider-Man film series, Spider-Man: No Way Home. It’s pretty hyped up, and there’s a lot going into it, and no one knows exactly how it’s going to play out, but it sure does look like a fun ride. Hasbro’s actually managed to get the tie-in assortment out in a rather timely fashion, and I’ve managed to get them and prep them for review, also in a timely fashion, so how about that? I’m going to be looking at the movie figures specifically this week, starting off with the newest Spidey variant, Integrated Suit Spider-Man!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Integrated Suit Spider-Man is part of the Armadillo Series of Marvel Legends. He’s the first of the four movie-based figures in the assortment, as well as being the double-pack, and, of course, the one figure in the set that doesn’t actually come with a part for the Build-A-Figure. The figure stands just shy of 6 inches tall and he has 32 points of articulation. The articulation scheme on this figure is largely the same as the prior MCU Spideys, with the only change-up being how the neck articulation works, as it’s now a proper double ball-joint, which gives him a slightly better range of motion. Additionally, he’s the first movie Spidey with the pinless construction on the elbows and knees, which is pretty nifty. The Integrates Suit is an all-new sculpt based on the movie design. It looks like it’s kind of a mid-way point between the Iron Spider suit from Infinity War and his standard suit from Far From Home. I’m still kind of partial to the FFH design myself, but this one looks pretty cool too. The sculpt does a rather nice job of capturing the design as we’ve seen it in the trailers and promo shots, and translating it into a figure that’s consistent with the prior figures stylistically, while also improving a little bit on how the assembly works. The sculpt’s definitely a bit sharper than the last couple of MCU Spidey’s, which is a nice trend, and he’s just generally got a very nicely put together, rather sleek appearance. My only complaint is the the gauntlets are separate pieces, and, more specifically, that they’re not affixed, so they pop off when you go to swap out the hands. It’s a minor issue, to be sure, but I almost lost one of them in the process of getting my photos, which was a little bit panic-inducing. The paint work on this guy is a little bit better than the last one. There’s a little more going on, and the application is pretty sharp. They’ve still foregone the webline detailing, but I’ve learned to live with it. Integrated Suit is packed with two sets of hands, in thwipping and fist poses.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
As noted above, I really liked the Upgraded Suit from FFH, so I wasn’t really sure about this new change-up. I’ve liked what I’ve seen in the trailers, though, and I’ll admit it’s just generally growing on me. The fact that the figure’s actually really nice certainly helps. I appreciate that Hasbro took the opportunity to really refine the process here, and it results in a figure that’s just a really strong movie Spidey.
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