Alright, people, let’s do this one last time.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was just what we needed when we needed it. While live-action comic book movies keep delivering, animation has and will continue to offer unique and fresh storytelling free of the confines of reality. Kingpin, for instance, was a walking rectangle free of logic. It was spectacular. Peter B. Parker of Earth-TRN701 was a more subtle example. The film’s style allowed for him to have the perfect prominent gut when needed or sport a slightly more slender silhouette for heroic scenes. With his laid-back attitude in the face of his hard knocks and flaws, who wasn’t rooting for this guy? Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Series Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter B. Parker did a killer job translating the film’s unique style into plastic. Especially considering past offerings have been in their distinct comic or live-action film style.
As we’ve mentioned in our Star Wars The Black Series Gamorrean Guard post, Hasbro has become a solid competition to import brands like Medicom: MAFEX. The sculpt and accessories for the Legends’ Peter B. Parker are terrific. Granted you don’t get the options of the more expensive MAFEX, but you have just what you need at a price point that doesn’t have you hiding receipts from loved ones. Come on, the cup?! Awesome!! And, so detailed. Granted the cupped hand is a little awkward without the accessory, but it works for shrug poses. We also get some nice precision paint applications like the buttons on the coat. Considering the more relaxed depiction of this Parker, the addition of the more serious half-masked head was a thoughtful consideration and gives the figure some range. With multiple heads and hand options becoming the standard with Marvel Legends, instead of stagnating, it feels like this line is getting some magic back. I do wish this release featured a gut-busting action, but thanks to the ball joint, you can still get a slight tum-tum by rocking the waist forward.