Sunday, November 26, 2023

Marvel Legends - MANIA!

Marvel Legends - Venom Space Knight and Mania 2-Pack - Hasbro 2023

I always wanted a female version of Venom, but I never loved the 90s Bride of Venom figure. When I became aware of Mania in Venom #40 (2013), I thought she was perfect. The Mania symbiote was introduced nine years earlier as a clone made from a piece of Venom's tongue. By 2013 she had found her newest host, Andrea (Andi) Benton, and became a very buzzworthy character. Andi as Mania was young, punky, had a cool look, and best of all she was based in my city of Philadelphia. Besides an amusing interlude of Cyclops eating a cheesesteak a few years ago, this Venom storyline and modern Shazam books are the only mainstream superhero comics I know that is based here. In 2014 when the Anya Corazon Spider-Girl figure came out, I bought a second with intentions to modify her into Mania. Those plans never materialized, but she's always been on my wishlist.  It's exciting to finally see her in plastic all these years later. And the execution of this character is perfect. Let's check out Mania below!

This 2-Pack is a 2023 Target exclusive.

Mania also appeared in the Spider-Man (2017-2020) animated series finale Maximum Venom.

Mania comes with no accessories. But her pack-mate Venom Space Knight comes with an alternate head and two symbiote arm blades.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the three Marvel Legends female symbiotes so far: Agony, Mania, and Scream
(I always forget to include Gwenom).

And here are Mania and Venom Space Knight together.


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