Hey, I’m back. Sorta.
Sorry for leaving this blog barren for the past two weeks. My college has been doing some really garbage things lately, so I haven’t been able to dedicate much time to you guys. I AM still busy, but I also didn’t wanna leave you guys with nothing this week, so I made a quick little figure review for you all.
In a rare day of freedom, I traded away one of my Play Arts Kai for this figure that I’m about to review. Is she amazing? Spectacular? Uncanny?
Wait, I don’t think that last one’s right.
Either way, let’s go ahead and find out. I also apologize for the really shoddy shots and “studio”. I only had like an hour before I got kicked out by the person who sleeps in the “studio”. I’ll be sure to setup a proper photobooth in the future, because my crappy light setup makes the figure look a bit duller or more yellowish than it really is while holding it.
First of all, who IS Spider-Gwen?
Spider Gwen is a variant of Spider-Man and an alternate-universe version of Gwen Stacy. She resides in what Marvel dubs Earth-65, where Gwen Stacy is bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes a superheroine instead of Peter Parker becoming Spider-Man. The character also has to deal with various enemies, including Earth-65 version of Matt Murdock and Frank Castle. Gwen Stacy’s Spider-Woman is depicted as harboring much of Peter’s personality and conflicts along with sharing his powers and abilities.
I love her character and I love her design even more! I’ll go more into depth as the review chugs along.
For now, let’s get a quick rundown of what she comes in and what she comes with first.
The box she comes in is appropriately vibrant and bubbly, with hot pink, bright whites and comic booky panels all around the front and back. The background of the box also doubles as a really nice diorama for when you have your figure out of it.
The figure comes with 9 hands, 3 alternate faces, 3 webshots and one smartphone. The hands have different functions, with each pair being a pair of open hands, a pair of closed fists for grabbing the web, a hand specifically meant for holding the phone, a pointy hand, and of course, the iconic web-shooting hands.
Now onto the faces:
The default vanilla Spider-Person expression,but with hints of femininity to differentiate her from the usual Spider-Man masks. The corners of the eyes have the tips of eyelashes, making her look very pretty indeed.
There’s the squinty expression, implying either suspicion, focus, caution, or all three at once. Perfect for more serious moments (although those are rare for a character like Spider Gwen).
There’s the puzzled expression, which can be used for a LOT of fun diorama scenes which I don’t have the time to do right now 😦
And my least favorite face, the Gwen head. While it is perfectly painted and sculpted, what they messed up with was the size. They made it WAY too small in relation to her body, making it look like a creepy doll mask. This will be staying in the box for sure.
Here’s a size comparison of Gwen in relation to my Figma Mikasa and HG Nobell Gundam. She stands almost 6 inches tall, making her about on par with a Marvel Legends figure sizewise, and significantly taller than most figma figures and HG kits.
Now, onto the Revoltech part of the review.
Her articulation is spectacular, as befitting a character as lithe and athletic as her. It takes a bit of work to get used to the revoltech joints if you’re new to them, but I got the technique down in only a few minutes of messing around.
You can get her pretty much into any pose you want with enough work. Obviously, I got her into a bunch of dynamic poses, and given a few more hours, I could probably make a scrapbook of like a hundred different poses by herself.
My only advice is you gotta treat her gently,because she’s not meant to be played with like a traditional toy. She’s meant to be posed around for pictures, not fight G. I. Joes on a couch.
The smartphone accessory has to be one of my favorite accessories in a while for a figure. Spider Gwen being of the modern techy generation, I imagine she’s constantly taking selfies in-between crime-fighting because that’s what most teenagers would do. Like how Tom Holland Spidey would record himself all the time while Civil War was going down.
Overall, I adore this figure, definitely going on the shelf alongside everybody else.
Who is everybody else?
That’ll be a post for another day! I hope to catch up with all of you guys soon again, but at this rate, I might be back once the fall season starts or when this season ends.
Thanks for not leaving!