Saturday, August 18, 2018

Marvel Toy Biz - SCREAM!

Marvel's Spider-Man - Venom: Planet of the Symbiotes - Scream - Toy Biz 1996

This original Scream figure from ToyBiz was honestly one of my first big disappointments as a young collector. I love how (relatively) obscure she was and I was very excited to get a toy of a female character who was never intended to be pretty. But when I actually got her I found her to be oversized and cumbersome. Don't get me wrong, I never even considered parting with her, but at the same time I disliked her so much that I've never had her displayed for more that a couple days before hiding her away again. But in celebration of the new Marvel Legends Scream, I wanted to bring her out and try to appreciate her for what she is. It turns out she's a lot more photogenic than I gave her credit for. I still have the same criticisms of her, but my initial teenage disappointment has dissipated quite a bit. Maybe I'll give her a spot on my ever-expending spider-lady shelf, back row, but still a spot. Let's check out the original Planet of the Symbiotes Scream figure below!

My figure's packaging was recycled 15 years ago. The pics above were swiped from eBay.

Scream has only four points of articulation: two arms and two legs. Her legs are rather extremely pre-posed so she can't really stand in any other position than this.

I've had this figure for a long time so she's missing some accessories. She should come with a third trident missile and a clear yellow doohickey that I don't remember at all. You can see it in the swiped package pics at the top.

Her action feature is tendrils of hair that can pull forward through her sculpted hair and give the appearance of prehensile strands.

Oversized 1990's accessories are something I find infinitely annoying.

Time for some Comparison Pics!

Here is the '96 Toy Biz Scream with the '18 Hasbro Scream..


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