Friday, April 8, 2016

Toy Review - Medicom MAFEX The Amazing Spider-Man 2 No. 003

I have read good things about the MAFEX series by Medicom, especially the Amazing Spider-Man 1 figure.  However, I was not really into the costume in the first movie and also the secondary market price was on the high side for me.  When the second movie came out, I was pleasantly surprised at how much they have referenced back to the comic costume design, in fact, I think it is probably one of the closest it has ever been for Spidey (yes I know the Civil War Spidey costume has potential).  This figure also has a DX (deluxe) version with additional Andy Garfield head, additional accessories and a magnetic backdrop, but I decided to get this figure to see if the deluxe version is worth getting.

I am particularly drawn to the articulation of this figure, so without further ado, let’s take a look at this figure!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Guide to Comic Spider-Man Action Figures (updated March 2016)

It has been almost 9 years since I last wrote a similar guide.  Much has changed since that was shared, and yet, most of the figures in the guide have stood the test of time for the past decade.  In fact, I can say that bulk of my views of the 6 inch scale Spidey figures available to-date remains largely unchanged at time of this update.

For this update I have decided to make a few presentation changes.  I will still focus on the red/blue (red/black) Spidey costumes and black costumes, but the figures will be shown in reverse chronological order, roughly from the latest figure to the oldest.  I will also provide my views on what I feel are the pros and cons of the figure.  I will also try to link to the artist who inspired the figure to the best of my knowledge.

Again, as you may all know, Spidey is probably one of the most made action figures, my guide will only cover the 6 inch scale, articulated (good useful articulated figures with no action feature) and comic red/blue (red/black) and black costumes action figures.  And all these figures that I am covering are figures I actually owned but since I am not such a good photographer, most of the pictures are obtained from the reference sites mentioned below.  Figures from movies, alternate costumes (e.g. Morales, Iron-Spidey), knock-offs are not covered in this guide.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man!

"Hey everyone"

Joining in the celebration and hype around Captain America Civil War Trailer 2.  Love the mask! 
Now I am so looking forward to Tom Holland's performance!

Catch the trailer here.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

McFarlane, Snap Shot and Sinister 6 Spidey Comparison

It has been a long time. Not much happening from Hasbro in terms of 6 inch figures as well. I have recently been trying to revisit the older better Spidey figures.

Since I am not at home (working overseas), the number of figures I have with me is limited. I have recently try to accumulate some figures so that I can play... erm... pose them in my free time.

Now I am trying to put the better Spidey figures to a face-off comparison. I realise that not many people have done this before.

The figures I will be comparing will be:

  1. Spider-Man (red carded) Classics Series 12 Superposeable Spider-Man with Wall Crawling Action aka McFarlane (Campbell) Spidey

  2. Spider-Man (red carded) Classics Series 10 Snap Shot Spider-Man

  3. Marvel Legends Sinister 6 Boxset Spider-Man

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A year and counting

Hi folks,

It's been a year since my last post. I have been real lazy (and busy at work). It is bad to be in a foreign land where toys (the kind I am interested in) are not easily found. Been only back home once, and thanks to my many good buddies, got myself a stash of toys during a year of absence.

Think for the Spidey toys, nothing very exciting has been happening. The one worthy mention is that Hasbro reissued 2 new versions of the black Spidey. The one worthy of mention is the one from the BAF Red Hulk wave. I got myself a couple of those. I should do a review of it sometime soon, but I have not my old black Spideys to take comparison pics with. All in all a great figure with the exception of the non-articulated fingers and the hunch pose of the neck/ back.

Then there is this new Spidey wave of toys with the McG Venom, Tarantula and Juggy. Got my buddy to get me a set but I have not collected them. Will not be back for another 6 months or so, so I hope I get some time to write something about those soon.

Hasbro has been taking a more enthusiastic stand on the 3.75" figs and has slowed down on the 6". This is a sad thing. But then they are releasing the Secret Wars (my favourite Marvel crossover) figures which I cannot miss. We'll see how this goes.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

SMC12 - Superposeable Spider-Man with Wall Crawling Action

Hi folks,

Pardon the long hiatus. Been real busy at work and now arranging my transfer (moving to Amsterdam for a job assignment). Still hope to be able to get toys over there.

Anyway, just when I thought I knew a fair bit about Spidey figures I found out something that totally escaped me.

One of my favourite Spidey is the Spider-Man Classics (SMC) 12 Superposeable Spider-Man with Wall Crawling Action, which affectionately known as McFarlane Spidey, but in actual fact, was inspired by J. Scott Campbell's (JSC) artwork. Just very recently, in a very innocent discussion, I found out that there are *gasp* 3 different batches (possibly more, personally I saw a UK version in London which happened to look just like Batch 1 though) of this JSC Spidey and each of them actually had a different headsculpt. My version (and to those whom I sold to) are all Batch 1, from the pics I see. I do hope that Batches 2 and 3 are not bootlegs.

Pilfering the pics on the sources I got, I will attempt to decribe each in detail. Not sure if anyone is such a Spidey action figures geek like me but I do like to go into such details especially for Spidey figures I like.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Spidey Stop-Motion Animation

A wonderful Spidey stop-motion animation. Took me ages to find it after the last I saw it couple of years ago. Made by Xipster for that year's SDCC (San Diego Comic Convention).

Love the smooth and realistic web slinging action, not to mention the Aerosmith's version of "Spider-Man" song. If you pay attention, you will notice the seamless transition of the 6 inch movie Spidey to the 18 inch movie Spidey and back.