Packaging - ***
Not particularly bad, not particularly great. I suppose most of are a bit
tired of this card and would like a slight change (a la the purple tinge
found on the most recent He-Man card’s) but some collector’s are just as
happy to have the same design through out the line.z
This is just a re-hash of the Marvel Legends Namor figure with a sharp new
vest and face sculpt. The bodywork’s perfectly and the face sculpt, a
sinister sneer, is great. It’s the kind of sneer Hasbro has been trying to
give Anakin Skywalker for a while now; only Toy Biz got it right.
Paint - ***1/2
Nice colors, clean lines EXCEPT for a) the articulation joint on Kraven’s
heavy metal pants aren’t painted and b) his face is a slightly different
color then the rest of his body. It’s also glossy compared to the flat
paint of the rest of the figure.
Articulation - ****
It’s a base Marvel Legend’s body. I’m not sure exactly how many
point’s it has but at least a few more than the new Justice League line.
Accessories - ***
Accessories aren’t super important to me. I like my Green Lantern to have
his lantern but I can do without an “ember-essence-space-field”,
especially if I’m paying more for it. Kraven has his double-barreled
harpoon rifle for the kids and a knife and machete for additional display
possibilities for Spider-Man otaku. All this is okay but compared to the
recent Marvel Legends line the figure might be a bit lacking. Maybe
an animal companion or two, some additional weapons or a few plaques with
the mounted heads of all the super-hero’s he’s added to his collection.
wouldn’t be surprised if the cost of the Spider-Man license itself causes
Toy Biz to pinch a few pennies. Which leads to…
Value/Overall - ****
I found this at Target and for $6.89 I got a great addition to my Marvel
Legends line. Kraven would have never been released as part of the Marvel
Legends line itself so I don’t mind it having a few less accessories as
part of the Spider-Man Classic line.
is the chase figure but I encourage patience. You could walk into just about
any toy store right now and find ex-chase figures Hobgoblin or Morpheus that
I’m sure some people spent way too much money on from eBay or the
to Buy -
are showing up at Targets right now, but will most likely hit Wal-marts and
Toys R Us stores soon as well.