When I first heard that they were going to make a new Marvel Legends Spider-Woman in her new costume, I was pretty excited. While I'm not the biggest fan of her new duds, I do think it looks cool and it has a lot more redeeming qualities than people give it credit for. Promo shots made the figure look really good and I couldn't wait to get my hands on her. So does this figure do my excitement justice? Let's find out.
Marvel was going through, and is still possibly going through with purging the 'sexist' and dominantly male comic book universe. Spider-Woman along with her bestie, Carol Denvers (at the time Ms. Marvel) were victims of such purging. While I can honestly admit that there are plenty of things to like about this new costume, there are also plenty not to like especially when paired up with her classic costume. NOTHING beats the classic, but again, I am not one to shy away from change. I do like Spider-Woman's new duds for certain reasons. The side art of this wave has been really good. I like the artist they got! And the promo shot of the figure just shows how limited we are with what can be done with this figure; or Hasbro is just bad at posing their toys.
As an action figure, there are plenty of things to like about this new Spider-Woman. Hasbro may have recycled a body mold that I do not agree with, I mean, come on, it's not the sexy and well endowed Jessica Drew that we know, but again, Marvel's purging. So despite the younger and skinnier body mold, I do think it has some good things with the sculpting. For one, I do appreciate that Hasbro took the time to add her logo through sculpting it out rather than using paint. It gives it depth and doesn't give me the impression that this was a complete 'last minute' thought of addition to the wave. Other than that, there's really nothing else that is new with the figure other than the face, which I will talk about in a bit.