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Figma The Amazing Spider-Man ReviewFigma The Amazing Spider-Man Review

FSLARFSLARIl y a 4 ansReview
Hello all, this is my first review and was a request from kneon. Hope you guys like it and get a good look at Spider-Man from this.

When Good Smile announced that they gained the Marvel license and showed prototypes of The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man, people were thrilled. While we still haven’t seen anything else from The Avengers line (don’t be surprised if they come out around the time of Avengers 2, seriously), we did get Spider-Man recently. People were divided a bit by Good Smile’s take, mostly by his odd paint job when it was shown; it looked like it had sparkles, unlike what most companies did with action figures of the web slinger where he looked more natural. While he definitely has some problems that other figures of Spidey don’t seem to have, he is a good all-around figure.
Packaging
http://i.imgur.com/2m0Fu7nl.jpg
The standard Figma box, while nothing special, is pretty nice looking. You can see some of the webbing Spider-man is associated with and also some cars from New York City on the front, and on the left side, slashes from The Lizard.
http://i.imgur.com/jVahPSbl.jpg
On the right, Spider-Man web slinging, one of the first promo shots we saw actually.
http://i.imgur.com/oN8looil.jpg
And on the top, as well as the bottom, Spider-Man talking on the phone. Likely making an excuse to Aunt May again.
http://i.imgur.com/5Wc3nWKl.jpg
What I do like is that spider symbol on the window box, it looks nice and spices up the standard box. Plus it does not make the figure hard to notice, nor its accessories. So I give the packaging extra points for its changes made, they are really nice overall.
Sculpting and Paint
I have found no quality control issues. Good Smile rarely has this, and even if they do it may be some small hard to notice paint bleeds. But here, Parker has none of that. That’s honestly really great, and why Max Factory is a cut above.
http://i.imgur.com/HL0Cuthl.jpg
Now, as mentioned earlier, Spider-Man’s paint job is controversial as it looks sparkly, almost metallic looking. Max Factory said it was to replicate the spandex look but I don’t really see what they’re going with. On the other hand, I don’t recall them making some super heroes or spandex clad characters in the past so this is understandable. That said, Spider-Man looks a lot better up close. Max Factory also re-created the costume Andrew Garfield wore pretty well, notably with the spider symbols being re-created on both.
http://i.imgur.com/GH3Itqsl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V4L42Asl.jpg
They look a tad thin, but this is due to the scale likely. His hands and shoes also have a metallic paint finish, which clashes a bit but is easy to miss. He also has the yellow lenses, like in the movie.
http://i.imgur.com/8NZ7qeel.jpg
If you look on his arms, you can see little web shooters as well. Nice little details as usual from Max Factory. Overall, this is a wonderful sculpt that is faithful to the new costume. It’s a shame that the new movie is replacing it.
Articulation
Spider-Man at first seems the same as the other Figmas I’ve owned, Link from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Kyoko Sakura and Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. However, a closer glance shows he can do a lot more than they can. First he has swivel joints on his upper thigh so they can rotate. His knees are also double hinged can bend back to his upper body. His feet can go up and down, and he has a pivot at the end as well. This really helps in preserving Spider-Man’s pose ability, and does not compromise anything else.
http://i.imgur.com/b76qbtIl.jpg
Poses like this can be achieved, and they look great, adding to his playability without any compromises. Moving up, he has a rotatable torso that moves up and down, and his chest can do that as well no problem. His fore arms can rotate as well, which is nice, and his hands come off easy while rotating easily too. The only issue I found with his arms was that his arm pits were made oddly, so he can’t bring them all the way up; they have to be rotated to achieve this. Not too bad, though.
http://i.imgur.com/6OWRzYgl.jpg
He has a standard ball jointed head, and his neck is movable as well, making some poses look more natural. The head appears to be a bit loose as mine came off during posing and went flying when he fell on the ground, though it did go back no problem. Beyond these two small problems, Spider-Man has top notch articulation and can do whatever a spider can.
Accessories
http://i.imgur.com/4iyKu2gl.jpg
This is where Max Factory messed up, or at least to me. Spidey has a few hands; standard fisted hands, rocker hands for shooting out a web, open palm hands, gripping hands, likely for some alternate web slinging poses and a single one for holding his smart phone. He also has a school bag and the Figma stand. I mentioned before that his hands have a metallic finish. The phone has no detail, besides buttons and a blue sticker. The bag is more detailed though with dark blue paint, and some black and gray colored straps plus zippers. Putting it on isn’t too bad, though the instructions don’t mention how to do it. There is a peg hole in it for some reason, it doesn’t cover the peg hole on Spidey’s back. I think these add a bit to the figure, as you could have Spider-Man talking on the phone while web slinging, or show he is late to class with the bag. They are also compatible with other Figmas, if you don’t like them on Spider-Man.
http://i.imgur.com/hDndhu9l.jpg
"What do you mean I'm not in The Avengers?!"
Vital to Spider-Man are some webbing, and he has two strands. This is my biggest problem …they’re way too short! Seriously, what is this?
http://i.imgur.com/V96Qobml.jpg
Some other figures from Mafex and Revoltech gave multiple strands, long and short, and with different effects as well. But this is disappointing because it limits what you can do; you can only have Spider-Man in a way that shows him just jumping and shooting, instead of swinging on an already shot out strand. Unless you can position him near a wall or don’t mind how weird it looks. I don’t get this at all, especially because a promo shot showed Spider-Man with a long strand. He can’t even hold it well, which makes the grasping hands pointless in a sense. The Nendoroid got away due to it fitting the style, and had a cool base. I even think they’re longer on the Nendoroid.
http://i.imgur.com/sxx3sFXl.jpg
If you need to see my point, this is the pose I have him in my room. It looks awkward due to the web strand, doesn’t it? I could possibly get around this with a Nendoroid More wall clip, which speaking of it, seems to work well with Spider-Man. But this is pretty lame honestly, especially because Max Factory never really messes up on accessories. Also, the strands are pretty bendable so you may want to watch it so you don’t mess them up. Beyond this, Spider-Man doesn’t come with much else, especially since he has no alternate heads or anything else, the former due to his mask likely. Max Factory is fairly creative, so they could have given more. All in all, the most underwhelming part of the figure, but it does not kill it.
Value
Spider-Man goes for around $40, though shipping is around $10 so he may come up to $50. It’s not too bad a price considering the average Figma goes for this, but his accessories are lacking, compared to the wealth of accessories Figmas usually get, so he should be a tad cheaper.
Conclusion
In the end, Max Factory’s attempt on The Amazing Spider-Man is reminiscent of the movie itself. It makes some good attempts at standing out from the crowd, while falling short due to weird decisions, but as a whole, everything works out. He is a great figure, believe me, but problems like his really short web strands ruin part of the fun. His price tag is all right, some sites have him for sale but shipping is a problem. He’ll probably end up as one of the underrated Figmas, but give him a chance. At the very least, it’d help with The Avengers figures possibly.

+Great articulation overall
+Solid sculpt, and nice paint apps aren’t too bad.
-Disappointing accessories.

If you enjoyed this review, keep an eye out for my other ones coming out. I take requests as well for some figures
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Scores8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Accessories
Packaging
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FSLAR (Il y a 3 ans) #2560247um ok? lol

Sorry, i didn't mean to be long-winded. I am just trying to share with you what I think possible.
Everyone has a choice right? Haha
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tanaka (Il y a 3 ans) #2559635I think it all depends on how fanatic we are towards that figure or the particular character.
If you like it very much, you will go all the way..making a fantasy comes true or something like that
um ok? lol
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FSLAR (Il y a 3 ans) #2548599Yeah for the most part

I think it all depends on how fanatic we are towards that figure or the particular character.
If you like it very much, you will go all the way..making a fantasy comes true or something like that
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tanaka (Il y a 3 ans) #2548445Haha, I know what you mean. I think that depends. If the extras are very nice or affordable, it will really beautify the figure. Don't you think so?Yeah for the most part
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FSLAR (Il y a 3 ans) #2535686Adding an extra accessory or two, or really anything. lol

Haha, I know what you mean. I think that depends. If the extras are very nice or affordable, it will really beautify the figure. Don't you think so?
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tanaka (Il y a 3 ans) #2535164Sorry, I miss this post.
Go out of my way? In what sense? Customizing it?
Adding an extra accessory or two, or really anything. lol
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FSLAR (Il y a 4 ans) #2361600I guess, but keep in mind, you shouldn't have to go out of your way to fix a problem with a figure. Adding more to it is fine.

Sorry, I miss this post.

Go out of my way? In what sense? Customizing it?
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tanaka (Il y a 4 ans) #2361236I am just wondering if the accessories (such as the web) from Revoltech helps to compensate some of the problems such as the short web?I guess, but keep in mind, you shouldn't have to go out of your way to fix a problem with a figure. Adding more to it is fine.
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I am just wondering if the accessories (such as the web) from Revoltech helps to compensate some of the problems such as the short web?
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kneon (Il y a 4 ans) #1932065Thank you for this! :))) Yeah the accessories are a bit disappointing but the paint and the articulation beats the disappointment! :D Thanks!No problem and yeah, everything else does make up for it.
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