Marvel Legends (Hobgoblin Wave): Spider-Girl by Hasbro

It feels like it’s taking me forever to get through this wave of Marvel Legends, but I’m finally nearing the home stretch. Today I’m checking out Spider-Girl who shares a slot with the Ultimates Spider-Woman. In the past when Hasbro has done this, the two variants in a slot shared the same BAF part, but in this case, you actually need to pick up both spider ladies in order to build your Hobbie. Now that the variants are shipping in the same case, I’m a big fan of doing things this way, so I don’t have extra BAF parts kicking around.

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Package shot! Is there anything new to say? Not really. Because this is one of those slot-sharing figures, neither May Parker’s real name or alias actually appear on the front of the package, only the back. Instead the front features the “Warriors of the Web” moniker. It’s also worth noting that with both Hobgoblin’s head and wings included, there’s probably just as much plastic devoted to the BAF parts here as the actual figure.

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May uses the same buck as the Spider-Woman variant in this slot. That was easy to deduce because the right arm on my figure is fused at the elbow. Considering the other figure’s elbow broke with almost no force applied, I dropped her right into a pot of boiling water and everything worked out fine. With that having been said, I think this is a great looking figure. The costume is a wonderful design that both pays homage to classic Spidey, but with the larger spider emblem, darker blues and her more prominant mechanical web shooters. The coloring on this figure is fantastic, with just a few hiccups where the shoulder hinges interrupt the web pattern and the unpainted blue knee pins.

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She’s also inherited that fine, fine Aunt May Ass. Maybe MJ had something to do with it too.

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Articulation consists of rotating hinges in the shoulders and wrists, with those odd elbow hinges. The legs are ball jointed at the hips, double hinged at the knees, and have swivels in the thighs and lower legs. The ankles are hinged and feature lateral rockers. You get a ball joint in the torso and the neck is both hinged and ball jointed.

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I like this figure a lot, despite the fact that I’m not a big fan of the What If books and I’ve never read Amazing Spider-Girl or Spectacular Spider-Girl either. I’m far enough behind on my regular comics, without dipping into the shenannigans of Earth-982. She looks great, the colors are pretty, and she has an interesting backstory and I’m always happy to pad out my Spidey shelves. Next Monday I’ll take a look at the final boxed figure in the wave, Spider-Man himself!

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