Monday, September 20, 2021

Spidey and His Amazing Friends - DOC OCK!

Disney Jr - Spidey and His Amazing Friends - Doc Ock - Hasbro 2021

In recent years I've become obsessed with female characters in the Spider-Man Universe. It started with Ultimate Spider-Woman back in 2006 and has branched out since then. It's amazing that I thought Jessica Drew was boring for her first 30 years, but now I'm a superfan. Most of these female characters are spider-based heroes, but equally intriguing are the gender-swapped members of the Sinister Six. Besides a few Heroclix and Mini-mates, this Doc Ock from the preschool Spidey and His Amazing Friends line is the first true action figure of any of them. I think a Francine Frye Electro or Tiana Toomes Starling would make amazing Marvel Legends figures, and with the frequency of Spider-Man waves released I think there is actually a decent potential for them. I don't know if this animated version of Doc Ock has a civilian name in the cartoon or not, but she seems like a unique incarnation of the character to me. I'm really excited to see what this line gives us next. Let's check out Doc Ock below!























Doc Ock has a swivel head, hinge-and-swivel shoulders, and swivel legs (the legs are a single piece and move in unison). The Octopus tentacles are not articulated, but they are made a flexible plastic that could likely be manipulated with hot water.















There have been a handful of different female Doctor Octopus characters over the years.
In the Spider-Verse comics, Octavia Otto played a teenage version that was once a member of her universe's Young Avengers.




The most prolific version was Carolyn Trainer as Lady Octopus. She's been around since the Clone Saga and is still around today. She was Otto's apprentice and tends to step in every time he dies.




Doc Ock in 2018's Into the Spider-Verse movie was voice by Kathryn Hahn. 
She looks like Carolyn trainer, but I don't think it ever specifically names her.





And finally, in the Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions game from 2010, Doc Ock 2099 is a boss you get to battle. The Doc Ock 2099 from the comics was male, so this version is unique to the game.
















Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here is the entire Web squad box set lineup. From Left to Right: Green Goblin, Ghost-Spider, Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Doc Ock, and Spidey.




And here are the three Spidey ladies so far: Doc Ock, Ghost-Spider, and Ms. Marvel.






Cheers!




1 comment:

  1. Hahn's astounding ITSV Ock is Dr. Olivia Octavius! She introduces herself as such in the [Alchemax heist scene](https://youtu.be/__fJn5kRZnk?t=79).

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