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Akatsuki
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The new Carnage looks great! I loved that detailed body, but the new head and weapon arms really make him look cool.

Animated Prowler looks very cool as well. 


   
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I also think it's pretty rude to show this Retro Animated Spider-Man figure in the promo photo, considering a lot of people had issues with canceled pre-orders. At least do a reissue.


   
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Is that Prowler head a re-use of the James Rhodes head that came with deluxe War Machine a few years ago?  I lean towards no due to the goatee that Prowler doesn't have, but I'd have to look closely to see if there's any sculpt for the goatee--it may be 100% painted on.  Aside from the goatee it looks pretty close.

I HATE it when they re-use heads for different characters, or more specifically faces.  They hadn't done it for a while until they just did it for Ka-Zar, so now I'll be looking for re-used heads all the time...  😳 


   
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I'm really excited for strange, looks so good and I love the pseudo MCU the cartoons had, seeing DD and now Strange makes me think we ll see a punisher and or Blade as well


   
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tempted by Morbius, Strange and the new Carnage.

Hope we see animated Vulture soon.


   
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@enigmaticclarity I don't think it's the same head. If nothing else, Rhodey has a goatee, which I think is sculpted on. Maybe the hair is the same, but I think (hope) it's a different headsculpt. That Rhodey head is huge!


   
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Posted by: @enigmaticclarity

I HATE it when they re-use heads for different characters, or more specifically faces.  They hadn't done it for a while until they just did it for Ka-Zar, so now I'll be looking for re-used heads all the time...  😳 

Who is Ka-Zar reusing?

 


   
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Posted by: @schizm

Posted by: @enigmaticclarity

I HATE it when they re-use heads for different characters, or more specifically faces.  They hadn't done it for a while until they just did it for Ka-Zar, so now I'll be looking for re-used heads all the time...  😳 

Who is Ka-Zar reusing?

Someone on Reddit suggested it's the 20th Anniversary Cap and Commander Rogers unmasked head with new hair.  Looks to me like they're right.

 


   
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@enigmaticclarity It's not the same. Chins are completely different.

Also, the sculptor, Paul Harding, posted on X he created new head sculpts for Cable, Prowler, & Ka-Zar.

 


   
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Posted by: @andru

@enigmaticclarity It's not the same. Chins are completely different.

Also, the sculptor, Paul Harding, posted on X he created new head sculpts for Cable, Prowler, & Ka-Zar.

 

Came in here just to say the same. Confirmed, looking at both Cmdr Rogers, 20th Anni unmasked, they both have cleft chins, but even those two sculpts aren't the same because Cmdr has a more furrowed brow. And definitely neither of them are reused for Ka-Zar.

 


   
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Posted by: @fingfangfoom

@enigmaticclarity I don't think it's the same head. If nothing else, Rhodey has a goatee, which I think is sculpted on. Maybe the hair is the same, but I think (hope) it's a different headsculpt. That Rhodey head is huge!

I have no need for another Prowler figure, but I would buy this if Hobie's unmasked head wasn't on the body in the package.

Far be it from me to complain about getting an extra head, but at least place it right in the package. They didn’t have a Norman Osborn head on the Goblin figure, for instance.

 


   
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Parker/Smythe arrived and I’m impressed by how nice both figures are. I’m glad I waited for a discount, but even at full price, I think I’d be quite satisfied. Parker is really nice, pretty close to what I remember from the show. I’ll admit I was not an avid watcher. I like that the camera has lots of painted details, and I love the flesh colored thwipp hands, been wanting a pair of those for so long.

Now Smythe, what’s his story? Is he some kind of mer-person? The  things on his appendages look very much like fish fins to me. Not sure what the shoulder spikes are supposed to be. I barely remember him from the show being anything more than a foil, but I don’t know anything about his back story. He’s pretty nice for a figure though, with nearly an entirely unique sculpt.


   
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@normdapito It's from the comics, he's a cyborg.


   
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Posted by: @normdapito

Parker/Smythe arrived and I’m impressed by how nice both figures are. I’m glad I waited for a discount, but even at full price, I think I’d be quite satisfied. Parker is really nice, pretty close to what I remember from the show. I’ll admit I was not an avid watcher. I like that the camera has lots of painted details, and I love the flesh colored thwipp hands, been wanting a pair of those for so long.

Now Smythe, what’s his story? Is he some kind of mer-person? The  things on his appendages look very much like fish fins to me. Not sure what the shoulder spikes are supposed to be. I barely remember him from the show being anything more than a foil, but I don’t know anything about his back story. He’s pretty nice for a figure though, with nearly an entirely unique sculpt.

 

Alistaire Smythe is the son of Spencer Smythe, the original creator of the Spider-Slayers. In the "Invasion of the Spider-Slayers" story in Amazing Spider-Man 368-373 it was shown that Alistaire had cybernetically enhanced himself to become a Spider-Slayer.

 


   
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This was a helpful refresher on comic Smythe for me, including the various looks he's gone through over the years: https://that90sspidermanshow.home.blog/2021/02/23/alistair-smythes-comic-origins/

I just opened up the Peter/Smythe 2-pack. I only really picked this set up for Smythe since it closely matches one of his comic looks, but I'm really impressed with the Peter figure! I love the cartoon styling of it, the paint, and they nailed the head. It's a very solid figure that serves as a reminder that Hasbro can make even very simple figures exceptionally when they nail it. Proper thoracic articulation and double elbows are the only things I would have liked to see - maybe also swappable web shooters to make his extra hands make sense.

It's got me considering picking up the rest of the animated series figures they have in the works, especially since it looks like they might keep it going for a while. At the very least Ock/May and Goblin/MJ...


   
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