Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mini-Mate Women of SPIDER-MAN!

Foes, Friends & Family of the Famous Webhead - DST/Art Asylum 2003-2013
 
Spider-Man has one of the best rosters of supporting female characters out there.  There's the lovable family characters like Aunt May and Mary Jane, awesome "copycat" heroes like Spider-Woman and Spider-Girl, and of course a few villainous vixens like Black Cat to add some spice.  DST and Art Asylum have just about the world's best character production out there.  It's between them and heroclix and someday I'll make an in-depth comparison.  Over the years we've received Mini-Mates of almost every Marvel character I can think of.  It's amazing what they've been able to accomplish in ten years.  The best part is that they always surprise the fans with something new and unexpected.  I'm excited to see what they have displayed this weekend at Toy Fair (I'll be there reporting by the way).  I'm hoping to see Young Avengers, New Warriors, and Guardians of the Galaxy (classic) - and I love the fact that there's a legitimate chance I'll see some of those.  This review is huge so I'm skipping the in-package shots.  Let's get started!

 
 
I'll begin with the non-superheros.
 
 
Mary Jane
 
Peter Parker's Crush, then Girlfriend, then Wife, then non-wife I guess..
 

 
 
I love the old minimates and their classic cheesy faces (which are surprisingly comic-accurate)
 






 
Gwen Stacy
 
Peter Parker's other girlfriend
 
 





 
 
 
Aunt May
 
One of the most endearing mother-figures in all of comicdom
 
 
 
 
Aunt May is one of the newest figures in the review, you can see how much more detail they add now.


 
 
You'll notice a continuing issue with modern skirt-wearing characters is that the skirt piece fits crookedly.  I have several skirted characters from different licenses and they all have a gap at the waist.


 
 
 
 
Jean DeWolf
 
NYPD Detective and ally to Spider-Man
 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Movie Figures
 
Here are shots of Mary Jane, Aunt May, and two Gwen Stacys from the Spider-Man 3 and Amazing Spider-Man movie lines (I shy away from movie versions)
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
Now on to the Super-Heroes!
 
 
Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
 
The first Spider-Lady, originally a brainwashed Hydra agent, now a full-fledged Avenger
 





 
 
Jessica also came with a happy-faced variant
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter)
 
This figure came out as a variant of the original Jessica Drew
 
 
 




 
 
 
Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter) - Secret Wars
 
Thsi second version of Julia was released years later as part of the Secret Wars line
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
Ultimate Spider-Woman
 
Jessica Drew is a Clone of Peter Parker in the Ultimate universe
 

 





 
 


Spider-Girl
 
May "Mayday" Parker is the future daughter of Mary Jane and Peter Parker
 
 

 
 




 



 
 
Now onto some Frenemies
 
 
 
Silver Sable
 
Mercenary and hunter of War criminals
 
 




 
 
 
Black Cat
 
The sometimes-friend, sometimes-enemy, sometimes-lover cat burglar
 
 
 
 





 
Black Cat had a second figure which unfortunately isn't in my collection yet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Enemies
 
 
Menace
 
Harry Osbourne's girlfriend, Lily Hollister, gets mutated by a goblin serum and becomes Menace (essentially a female Green Goblin)







 





 
 





 
 
She-Venom
 
Ann Weying is Eddie Brock's ex-girlfriend, she gets exposed to the symbiote and becomes Venom (also known as Bride as Venom)
 
 
 





 
 
Note the detail in her hands.  There are actual fingers.
 

 
 
 
 
Time for some Comparison Pics!
 
 


 

 
 

Cheers!



 

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