Funko POP: Spider-Woman (NYCC 2018 Exclusive)
Updated: Feb 9, 2021
I have been waiting for a Spider-Woman #POP for a long time. I often wondered why other characters have gotten the POP love before Ms. Jessica Drew and for a bit I was a little frustrated but as I have seen POP's evolution through the years, I'm glad they waited. Why is that? Well, let's just get on to the review.
It was an exclusive for the New York Comicon 2018. Again, as big of a nerd I am, I can't seem to make it to any of these conventions. Luckily for me, Entertainment Earth made it available at the DAY of the convention when this lovely POP was being sold so I jumped on board and bought two! Yes, I have two. One mint in the box and one to open for display. And if it's not obvious just how much of a fan I am of Spider-Woman, then I don't now how else to convey that. I've always loved her design, the simple but very alluring way her costume just sticks out. I've always loved how she is so similar to one of my favorite Marvel Superheroes (Spider-Man, duh), but still so different that she can basically be her own thing without being hampered too much by her male counterpart. Though sadly, she didn't launch as successful as the Peter Parker, but still. Always loved her and I always jump the gun to get any merchandise of her that is reasonable or I can afford.
I have Gwenpool and Spider-Gwen from this series; funny enough, Jessica Drew is not part of this set. I wish they just gave her an exclusive cover art in the back. I mean, she deserves it.
The big reason why I am glad that Funko waited to put out a Spider-Woman POP is because these days, they pose characters different from each other. Pops are just not vanilla and uninspiring when it comes to their poses anymore. Had she been released earlier on, she would not have this awesome pose. Said pose has Spider-Woman with her hip cocked to the side, her hands extended, and definitely feels like that often confident and at times flirtatious Jessica Drew that we know. I love how her web pits are translucent and it just sticks out right. The mask is also done well and it really makes her stick out a bit more. I know I'm biased here but I really love how this turned out. I guess if I have any complaints in regards to the sculpt it will be the hair (something that Funko POPs just inherently have) and its often too blocky looks form certain angles. Maybe a venom blast effect slightly coming out of her hand might have been cool but honestly, that's just me nitpicking and thinking too much. I love how it turned out here.
The way her hair waves to one side does make one profile look odd. This side looks good though.
The paint applications on her isn't perfect by any means. Clearly seen through the previous pictures are some red bleeding to her hair and that weird white spot on the right side. I'm not sure if it's just on the one I opened and I was just unlucky, regardless, I like how the colors all come together. Again, Spider-Woman's red and yellow has always been a favorite combo of mine. Glad that Funko did her justice.
Regardless of the imperfections, I still love this piece.
And of course, here is my POP Spider-Woman next to my Bishoujo (standard) Spider-Woman and my Bowen Statue Spider-Woman. ALL different styles of art for my beautiful Jessica Drew.
Spider-Woman is my favorite comic book character so it's pretty obvious I can confidently say that this is my favorite POP purchase of the year so far. It's obviously bias for the character but it's not like Funko messed this up. Right now she's sold out at Entertainment Earth but I'm sure she can be nabbed again some time. Don't miss out when she does come back in the market though! It's a fantastic POP! That's all I can really say about that.
Until Next Time!