Line Marvel Universe
Series/Wave Series 4 Wave 19 #014
Marvel artist Mike Deodato Jr. returns to Wave 19 for more awesome packaging artwork. Figure is displayed nicely in the plastic shell. The back of the card has MODOK as Wave 19’s mascot and shows more of the available figures. Back of the card also has a small Spider-Man bio. Solid packaging as usual for you MOC collectors.
Spider-Man uses the Wave 13 Cyclops body with a brand new head sculpt. Well it’s sort of a new head sculpt, it was supposed to be released before the Spider-Man vs. Dr. Doom pack that also uses it. His large eyes are sculpted onto his face instead of simply being painted on. The body isn’t very detailed but works well for a simple muscular build. The only problems with this sculpt is that it’s a little large for a character like Spider-Man and a web shooting hand would’ve been nice.
Spider-Man’s body is cast in white with the uniform’s designs painted in black. For the high amount of intricate lines, the paint is surprisingly sharp. While not as bad as Wave 19’s Punisher, they did go a little overboard with gray shading all over Spider-Man’s body. The dreaded quality control issues struck this one, there was a piece of melted plastic on his shoulder and it took off part of the chest’s painted on logo.
Spider-Man features an amazing 28 POA. Ball-jointed head, hips & torso. Swivel biceps, calves, thighs, waist & wrists. Swivel/hinge shoulders. Hinged elbows & neck. Hinge/ball ankles. Double-hinged knees. No articulation complaints here, Spider-Man is ready for all sorts of dynamic poses.
In addition to the “collectible comic shot”, Spider-Man comes with a snap-on web string that’s molded in clear plastic. It’s the same accessory that’s been included with nearly every single Marvel Universe Spider-Man figure (and there’s been a lot of them). It looks decent when posed, even if the web is bunched up too much near the wrist.
Comic Book Accuracy
Spider-Man’s Future Foundation costume first appeared in FF#1 (2011). Comprised of unstable molecules, the costume could change colors and appearances but this was it’s default look. With all the lines are in the right places, this figure is 100% comic book accurate.
I’m glad I didn’t receive the Bag Man variant, i’ve wanted Spider-Man in his white Future Foundation costume ever since it was announced. It’s rare to get this many members of a team so quickly in the Marvel Universe line. In addition to the FF variant 3 pack & Doctor Doom (TRU), Spider-Man completes the core of the Future Foundation. Now Hasbro needs to release Nathaniel Richards, Franklin Richards, Valeria Richards and Leech. Then the Future Foundation’s First Family would be 100% complete. If you’re a fan of Spider-Man or the Future Foundation i’d recommend picking this up.
I hate waiting for things to hit retail in South Florida so I pre-ordered Wave 19 from ToyWiz. Their service is fantastic, everything arrived within a few days after it was released. If you feel like hunting, Wave 19 has been found in Walmart (if yours still carries MU).