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Toying Around Reviews - Marvel Legends Retro Card Amazing Fantasy Spider-Man

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

This week we will be checking out the Marvel Legends' first appearance Spider-Man figure from Hasbro. This is how Spider-Man looked in Amazing Fantasy #15 when it came out back in 1962. The Marvel Legends Series is a lower-tier toy line that collectors and non-collectors alike would be interested in. This is an action figure line based on the characters of Marvel Comics, initially produced by Toy Biz, and then by Hasbro. This line is in the 6-inch (150 mm) scale, with spin-off lines in the 4-inch (100 mm), 8-inch (200 mm), and 12-inch (300 mm) scale. These figures tend to look good inside and outside the box.



Before we open this up, let's check out the packaging.

Spider-Man comes in the same vintage blister card back that we have seen with other vintage collection figures. The packaging is to mimic that of the old ToyBiz Marvel Superheroes toy line of the 90s. The front of the card has the Marvel and Amazing Spider-Man logos at the top. A picture of Spider-Man is off to the left, taken from the cover of Amazing Fantasy. Spider-Man himself is displayed in the blister just off-center of the card. Turing the card to the one side we can see that we get a good look at Spider-Man, this detail is great for any inbox collectors that might be picking this up. The back of the card has the same picture as the front as well as a little bio "IN SPIDER-MAN'S FIRST EVER ADVENTURE, TRAGEDY TEACHES A YOUNG PETER PARKER THAT WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY." Turning the card around one more time we again get a good look at Spider-Man from the side as well as a look at his accessories.



Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Now that we have the wall caller out of the blister card we get to take a closer look at all the details. This body that they used is a little bit taller than the normal kid body that Hasbro uses. On the front of the figure you might notice how big the spider logo is on the chest, well that is very accurate to how it looked in Amazing Fantasy #15, the same goes for the blue spider on the back, it is also comic accurate. Hasbro did release this figure last year as part of the Spider-Man 60th anniversary but that figure had a red spider on the back. That would be more accurate to how he looked in Spider-Man #1.



Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

Spider-Man comes with left and right punchers, grabbers, crawlers, and thwippers. Spider-Man also comes with two different wings, one to make it look like they are folded under him and one to make it look how they would when he opens his arms up. The last thing Spider-Man comes with is a web line that he can hold.



How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!


BALL-HINGED JOINTED NECK - allows you to turn the head 360 degrees.

BUTTERFLY HING - This allows you to move the shoulder area front and back to get a better range of motion.

BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS - These give the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm.

UPPER BICEP SWIVEL - This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees.

DOUBLE-JOINTED ELBOWS - This allows you to bend the arm over 90 degrees.

SWIVEL HINGE WRISTS - This allows you to turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down.

AB CRUNCH - This cut lets you be able to bend the figure front and back at the Abs.

WAIST SWIVEL - This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist.

BALL JOINTED LEGS - With this it allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion.

UPPER THIGH SWIVEL - The leg can rotate around a full 360 degrees.

DOUBLE-JOINTED KNEES - The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure.

BOOT CUT - This cut lets you swivel the boot around 360 degrees.

HINGED ANKLES WITH ROCKERS: - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back. The rockers will enable you to rock the ankles towards the outside and inside of the legs of the figure.



How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Spider-Man stands right around 6 inches tall. Here he is next to The Marvel Legends Ultimate Spider-Man and Far From Home Spider-Man and here he is next to Homecoming Spider-Man and the new Renew Your Vowels Spider-Man.



What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

PAINT JOB 4/5 - The paint is great on him, there aren't really any missing web lines and they all seem to match up to where they should go. The only thing that would knock him out of the park would be some blue highlights in the black like they did in the comic book.

FIGURE SCULPT 5/5 - The sculpt of this guy is on point. Hasbro picked a good buck size for him. He looks smaller and he should since he is in High School at this point.

POSING 4.5/5 - The posing on him is very good, the only thing he is missing is the drop-down hinges that some Spider-Man figures get.

ACCESSORIES: 4/5 - I would have loved it if they had tossed in an unmasked Peter head.

DURABILITY 5/5 - The plastic is very solid, no issues

OVERALL SCORE 4.5/5 - This is a solid figure, however, he was just released last year, with the wrong spider logo on the back. If you have last year's then you don't need this one, but if you want to have a very comic-accurate Spider-Man then go right ahead and grab him.






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