MAFEX #168 Is The Classic ‘Secret Wars’ Spider-Man

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MAFEX is taking us back in time. A time when Marvel was shaking things up with some of its most iconic characters. Spider-Man was part of the Secret Wars and had just acquired a new suit that was more than it seemed.

This liquid costume would eventually lead to one of Spidey’s most famous enemies, who would go on to have a very interesting and multi-faceted run in the comics. Who could have foreseen that this simple cosmetic change would lead to what we now know as Venom?

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The Black Costume, as it was first known, made Spider-Man look awesome. MAFEX captured that initial look of the all-black suit with the large white eyes and spider emblem. He should look good, considering this figure is $104.99 at the Big Bad Toy Store.

Spider-Man will be coming out in July of this year, but the figure is already pre-sold out.

 

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The figure’s construction is similar to a Marvel Legends Spidey. The significant differences I see are the ball-jointed ankles and hands. These make all the difference when trying to recreate all the fantastic poses Spider-Man displays in the comics. The light blue at the bottom of the feet is a nice touch from the comics. It helps the figure pop when displayed.

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I recently picked up the Spider-Man 2099 figure, and he could benefit from a few more flexible joints and these accessories. But, seriously, why does Hasbro put out Spider-Man figures without any web accessories? It sucks.

Spidey comes with the following:

  • 3 Head sculpts
  • Alternate hands
  • Web backpack
  • 2 Short webs
  • 2 Medium webs
  • 2 Long webs
  • Stand

What do you think of the $100+ figure? Is it worth the money or are the Marvel Legends figures a better alternative? Let us know your opinions and thoughts in the comments section below.

[Source: Big Bad Toy Store]


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