Ahh BACK to the Marvel Legends…and what is this? Another Spiderman? Yeah yeah I know…if you listen to the most awesome Podcast you haven’t heard before then you know I was apprehensive on this guy. I mean he’s just a repaint right? Well…not really…just read on!
Story-wise, Doctor Octopus has actually taken over Peter Parker’s body and mind with access to his memories and all and decided that HE will be a better Spider Man, a truly Superior one…and hijinks ensue…ok actually it’s a pretty badass story…and with it we get a pretty badass figure!
I absolutely love the paintwork and as again some great details. I love that his fingers are clawed and his lenses are more like Doc Ock’s goggles. Really this is such a great costume and it translates to action figure form perfectly.
I’m just going to go with some direct comparisons to the Amazing Spider Man figure that I reviewed before. I’ll admit I thought Superior was just going to be a repaint, and I was wrong! You can see this is definitely a different sculpt. It is actually a bit bigger, bulkier with more definition. You can see Superior has more of a sculpted collar bone area where Amazing that area is all joints.
Both have about the same articulation and balance. The thing is Superior just seems to hit the poses a bit more naturally. Plus the with the costume design the black arms have black joints so they blend in with the costume. Superior also has bigger feet which give better stability for just standing around as well as the ankles are just different enough to make a difference.
When right next to each other you can see that each figure just has a different personality. Superior just has this more aggressive feel to him and this is awesome. Amazing looks like the type to web and move on to the next, while Superior looks ready to vent some aggression.
Even his web shooting hand is just more aggressive lol. Now for his other hand configuration…well I think it was made for a web accessory. Still has a nice dynamic. You have a pair of each type, oh yeah and a build a Goblin part, but I really have no interest…
Again we have another Marvel figure I can’t recommend harder. I’ll even say if you can only get one of the two, get Superior. Frankly he IS superior! Yeah I wish Hasbro wouldn’t be so damn cheap with the accessories…but still you will enjoy him in your collection. Now where is my Infinite Taskmaster?