Woo-Hoo! It's not often that a character you love, specifically a C-Lister, gets made into a perfect action figure. I never, ever expected to see Anya Corazon in the Marvel Legends line. I loved this version of Spider-Girl from the moment she donned the costume (I was never a fan of her previous Araña look). Her 8-issue solo series from 2010 got me hooked (pick up the Family Values TPB), but then she kind of faded away into obscurity. That is of course until she recently reappeared in the pages of Avengers Assemble with all her old charm and wit. Hopefully this action figure is an indication of a more prominent role for her in the Marvel Universe. This figure utilizes a brand new teenage buck. It's amazing. Now I'm wishing for some Young Avengers, Pixie, etc etc. Spider-Girl is a variant figure in the Skyline Sirens slot shared with Black Cat. The variant figures in Marvel Legends have a nasty habit of never hitting the shelves, but luckily she made it safe and sound to my local Target this week. Let's check her out below!
She's extremely posable, but it's always a struggle trying to keep the lines of her costume lined up properly.
That pesky thigh cut will keep her stripes askew no matter what you do.
I hardly ever use flight stands, but I broke out one for this review... forgive my amateur skills with flight poses.
Here are a few pics from the comics. Seriously, pick up the Spider-Girl: Family Values trade which collects her 8-issue solo series. It's a really fun read. If you liked the Stephanie Brown Batgirl series, you will definitely enjoy this.
One thing Spider-Girl seems to be missing are the spiders on the back of her hands. Anya doesn't have typical spider-person web-slinging abilities, but rather these small spiders on tethers that work kind of like grappling hooks. She swings around in a fashion similar to Bionic Commando (if the reference means anything to you).
Time for some Comparison Pics!
Here she is with her fellow "Skyline Sirens" lady, Black Cat.
And here she is with Marvel Select's Arachne from 2009.
Let's add 2013's Marvel Legends Red She-Hulk for good measure.