Sunday, March 25, 2018

Marvel Amazing Yamaguchi - SPIDER-GWEN!

Revoltech: Marvel Amazing Yamaguchi #4 - Spider-Gwen - Kaiyodo 2017

I'm always very tempted by super-articulated import action figures. The potential for posing and play often seems so limitless, but there is always a risk involved. The price point ranges anywhere from $50-90 and sometimes the hyper-articulation makes the figures feel fragile and floppy. My first high-end figure purchase was the four Knight Sabers from Bubblegum Crisis many years ago. I paid a ton for them but was ultimately very disappointed in their quality. Luckily I was able to sell them and profit, but that experience made me very wary about future purchases. This Revoltech Spider-Gwen is only the fifth such figure in my collection that I've actually opened, although I have at least five more still sealed that I'm nervous about unboxing. Spider-Gwen indeed has an intense amount of articulation. It's so much that it's difficult to display her in a static standing pose without her slumping or cocking her hips. But she's a character that is meant to be dynamic, so it's acceptable to me. Let's check her out below!























Spider-Gwen comes with nine hands, four faces, three web pieces, and a cell phone.




Let's get this out of the way quickly. The unmasked Gwen face is horribly out of scale. I thought the promotional pictures I was seeing must have been showing a weird perspective, but alas, it's tiny in real life. It looks like it belongs to a random 5" anime figure.







Spider-Gwen also comes with a display stand with a lot of interchangeable pieces to customize your mid-air poses.








The different faceplates with varying eye expressions are my favorite part of this figure. It seems like such subtle variations, but it really changes the overall look pretty drastically.













Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with the Marvel Legends and Marvel Select figures.




From Left to Right: Walgreens Bath Squirters, Jada Metals, Funko Rock Candy, Funko Pint-size Heroes, Marvel Legends, ArtFx+, Kaiyodo Revoltech, Marvel Select, Eaglemoss Chess Piece, Pin-Mate, ZD Toys, Bootlego, Funko Pop, and Minimate.




Cheers!




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