Welcome to a brand new edition of Hits and Misses as members of the Vinylmation Kingdom community share their thoughts on a series and this week we take a look at the Spider-Man themed Marvel 2.
RogPalmerUK – I am a huge Marvel and Spider-Man fan plus I used to watch the 90’s animated series all the time, so this series is full of characters that I know very well. The whole series looks like it was inspired from the comics and the animated series, which is something I’m happy about. But if you are more used to the movies or Ultimate version of Spider-Man, these are a more old fashioned. There are some real stand out figures, Spider-Man and Venom are instant stand out awesome figures. I have ordered a whole case of these the minute I saw them, so that shows they are all a huge hit for me. While the series is very Villain orientated, they have got some great figures like the Green Goblin in there and I love the way they did Mysterio. I also think the Kingpin chaser is fantastic as he was the big villain from the 90’s TV show as well.
Jon – This series didn’t do much for me because I’ve never been a huge Spider-Man guy. That being said, a few of these were actually pretty nice. It’s great to have the classic Spider-Man design in a line, and I really like the New York skyline on his ears. I think Thomas Scott did a great job with Venom and Mysterio as well. He really captured Venom’s evil smile perfectly. J. Jonah Jameson is another I’d like to add to my (small) collection. The Mary Jane variant is much better than the one found in the series.
Overall, like I said, I’m not a Spider-Man fan, so unless I got a few of these as a trade or found them at the outlets, I’d pass. That’s not a knock on Thomas Scott by any means – he’s a fantastic designer, and he’s done some fantastic work, but this series just doesn’t do it for me. Hopefully Marvel 3 will focus on the X-Men – I’d love to see Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Magneto, and a Sentinel or two.
Justin – It’s obvious that the villains steal the show in this set. I love The Lizard’s figure, as well as Rhino, Venom, and Green Goblin. Spiderman obviously is very appealing with the red and blue suit we all love, but beyond these 5, nothing else really stands out. Props to them for taking on Mysterio–he’s decent.
Oscar – Spiderman and Venom are pretty much amazing and instant wants. Lizard, Mysterio and Green Goblin are also fantastic. For some reason I don’t care for the rest, not even the chaser.
Akshay – I am quite happy with the kingpin as a chaser was expecting him, too important to be missed but ALOT of other villeins I’d like to have seen like sandman or doc oc. (Duh) rather keep the whole villains thing together and leave out Mary Jane and Jameson.
Chris – I like Spider-man the most out of the whole set. Maybe Venom too.
RogPalmerUK – While I love this series, there are a few minor issues with it in my eyes, first off, It might have been a stronger set with a few more heroes in there like Iceman or Nova. And there are some big characters missing Black Suit Spidey, Iron Spidey, Carnage, Doc Oct, Spider-Girl, Aunt Mae, Gwen Stacey and many more, but there could always been series 2. And Matt pointed it out, but the faces of Kraven and Jonah do look way too similar.
Justin – I keep thinking JJ Jameson and Kraven the Hunter are variants of each other. They’re just too similar. Then at the tail end are Electro, and the poor Black Cat and Mary Jane. Women Vinlylmations just don’t seem to get much love. There are just too many I wouldn’t be too happy owning for me to blind box this set.
Jon – Where to begin.. let’s start with the chaser. I think that Kingpin was definitely the wrong choice for the chaser. I would’ve enjoyed seeing Doc Ock, Electro, or even Peter Parker as the chaser. Green Goblin almost made it into the hits column, but I can’t stand the expression on his face. The variant is even worse. Mary Jane’s “Yay, Spider-Man!” shirt is pretty bad when compared to the plain black shirted variant, and I feel like they could’ve done something with her ears – she’s the only one in the set without some sort of ear design, and it stands out. Rhino’s facial expression is a bit weird as well, perhaps his mouth should’ve stayed close.
Craig – Should have included Carnage
Leah – For me I’m just not a Spider-Man fan. None of these appeal to me except Mary Jane just because I like her lol
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