Saturday, August 19, 2023

Marvel Legends Vintage - SPIDER-WOMAN!

Spider-Man Legends Vintage - Jessica Drew Spider-Woman - Hasbro 2023

In the 2013-2015 timeframe, Hasbro's Marvel Legends line made some major advancements in the quality of their female figures. Prior to this, the females were all rather unfortunate-looking. They had spindly limbs and waists, with oversized heads and hands, and had an overall spider-like appearance. But then the Moonstone (2013) figure unveiled a new female sculpt and the awkward phase was over. One of the best early uses of the buck was a classic Jessica Drew Spider-Woman. So flash forward 8 years and I'm excited to see this modern redeco of the same wonderful sculpt and it brings back lots of great memories. Jessica Drew began wearing this costume in the 2020 reboot of Spider-Woman (technically volume 7), and wore it for about ten issues before reverting to her classic red. It was a brief blip in the grand scheme of things, but is easily my favorite Jessica variation and was definitely deserving of a figure (and a fun chance to see this sculpt again). Let's check out Spider-Woman below!

I thought this design was really smart and blended her classic look with nods toward other Spider-verse characters. It's notable that this is the first in-continuity outfit where Jessica is sporting some classic "Peter Parker webbing." We may be accustomed to Jessica's classic red outfit now, but it truly had almost no visual connection to Spider-Man.

Spider-Woman comes with two sets of hands.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Spider-Woman with her classic version from 2015. They are pretty much the same figure with differing paintjobs and no arm-webbing on the new version.

And here she is with her wave-mate Elektra Natchios Daredevil.


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