Surprised by how much I liked the Grappling Hook Amazing Spider-Man reviewed in my last post, I stumbled onto this Doc Ock and Ben Reilly Spider-Man on sale for $7.49 each. Again, not a great deal but better than nine or ten bucks at regular price. Again, the articulation on these is limited, but they are beefier and the sculpts are more fun than the previous 3 3/4" Spider-Man line by Hasbro.
From the Marvel Universe Wiki:
"Over the years, Dr. Octopus has become one of most recognizable members of Spider-Man's rogues' gallery. He remains one of Spider-Man's most dangerous foes, having many legendary battles with him over the years. Before his transformation into the megalomaniacal archenemy of the web-slinger, Otto was a brilliant and respected nuclear physicist, inventor, and lecturer. He designed a set of highly advanced mechanical arms to assist him with his research into atomic physics. The tentacled arms were resistant to radiation and were capable of great strength and highly precise movement. They were attached to a harness that fit around his body. During an accidental radiation leak that ended in an explosion, the apparatus became fused to Octavius' body. It was later revealed that the radiation (or possibly his own latent mutation) had mutated his brain so that he could control the movement of the arms using his thoughts alone."
Next time you're out, stop and take a closer look at this one. I ignored him for awhile, but was bowled over by him up close...
Ben Reilly Spider-Man has the same articulation as Grappling Hook Spidey, but the lower legs, arms, and torso are unique this figure, featuring his trademark suit design. Hasbro missed slightly painting the chest insignia, but not grotesquely- like the webbing in the red portons, it was expertly sculpted. The bulkier stock of this new line of figures looks very comic book and great! I love the big eyes on the Comic Series from this Amazing Spider-Man line, which remind me of Todd McFarlane's 90's Spider-Man.
They aren't quite the tight fit as the Grappling Hook Spidey for whatever reason, but Capture Trap Spidey does have holes in his feet that fit on a 3 3/4" scale Marvel Universe figure base.
Grappling Hook Spidey with Capture Trap Spidey... there's a classic Spider-Man (Mega Cannon) and a diver Spider-Man (Hydro-Attack) in this series, but I felt these two were the coolest...
More Later- Make It FUN!