Sorry about Marvel Monday being cancelled last week, but I had me some Star Wars to look at and now it’s back to business. Today I’m opening my second figure in the Hobgoblin BAF Series and it is indeed Jessica Drew from the Ultimates Universe as Spider-Woman. If you know me, then you know I don’t spend a lot of time in the Ultimates Universe. I’ve got nothing really against it, but I don’t have enough time to read all the regular comics that I want to without delving into the made up universes within other made up universes.
There’s the packaging and unlike last time the top reads “Spider-Man” as opposed to just “Marvel” and that’s the case for the rest of the figures in this wave. You’ll also note that Spider-Woman doesn’t appear on the front of the package anywhere, because she shares this slot with the other “Warrior of the Web,” May Parker Spider-Girl. As always, the window box shows off the figure quite nicely and you also get a good look at the Hobgoblin BAF part, in this case the torso. You also get a good look at my big mitts reflected in the plastic, because I’m a great photographer. Seriously, I do weddings. Anyway, let’s bust her out and take a look…
Brown is not the first color I think of when I think of my Spidey costumes, so this is not one of my favorite designs. Granted, it’s kind of a reddish brown. Maybe a chocolate brown? The pearlescent white paint does help jazz things up and I really dig the head sculpt. You can just about make out some of her facial features under the mask and the hair blowing off to the side looks great. Also, the…
Welp, it’s not really worth going on, is it? The arm snapped right off at the elbow with practically no force applied at all. Hell, it might have just been held on by paint. Although the rest of this figure’s joints are janky as all hell, so I’m not sure what’s going on here. Obviously, this has been a huge problem with Funko’s Legacy line and a lot of DC Collectibles figures over the last year, but this is the first time it’s ever happened to me with a Hasbro figure. I guess, that’s a pretty good track record, but it still sucks when it happens. Oh, well. At least I got the BAF part. And honestly, if this had to happen to any figure in this wave, I’m glad it was this one.
As for next Marvel Monday… I’m going to take a break from the Hobgoblin Wave to check out a certain Walgreen’s Exclusive and then we’ll get back to it the week after.