“This is a good update on the previous figure of the Hot Toys Amazing Spider-Man. Though the headsculpt isn’t bad, it’s not great either. Nevertheless, if you want an Andrew Garfield Spider-Man figure, it’s worth picking up.”
The latest Amazing Spider-Man figure is there! Even though it was announced with the Spider-Man No Way Home figures, this is an AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 figure. There is a reason for that. Hot Toys and all the other toy companies weren’t able to secure the rights for Andrew Garfield’s likeness in No Way Home. So instead of giving us a figure with a headsculpt, Hot Toys decided to revisit and update their previous figure of the character. It’s a good compromise.
THE BOX AND ACCESSORIES
This is a nice box design. It features a promotional picture of Spider-Man and you have some blue electricity in the background and on the sides, this is a reference to Electro. So the blue represents both Spider-Man and the villain of the film. When you remove the first part of the box, you get a window box so you can see the figure. And at the back, there is another promotional picture with the Spider-Man logo.
In terms of accessories, you get the usual for a Spider-Man figure so that’s good. The display base is a simple one with the Spider-Man logo and the name of the film. However, you can get the Lizard display base that is from Spider-Man No Way Home. It is sold separately and is the price of a figure.
Then, he has 13 hands. That is a lot! You have plenty of choices for poses. He has 2 fist hands, 2 hands to hold the web effects, 2 pointing hands to recreate the meme scene, and 2 web shooting hands, You can add the web shooter on these, 2 open hands, 2 gesture hands, and a selfie hand. He also has the usual web effects – there are six of them, plus one you can attach to the two long effects. These are some good choices for poses. Finally, he has his Spider-Man fabric mask for when you display him with the headsculpt.
The fact that this is an Amazing Spider-Man 2 figure and not a No Way Home figure doesn’t make any difference for the suit itself. It’s the same. However, as with all Spider-Man figures, you get the same problem. It’s made of a particular type of fabric which means that if you leave it in the same action pose for a long period, it will be damaged over time. What I recommend is either to leave it in a neutral pose or change the pose often. Nevertheless, this is a beautiful Spider-Man suit and Hot Toys has done a great job recreating its different textures.
The feet are entirely covered in fabric so you do have feet articulation. I love how the web effect has been applied to the red suit, and the same to his symbol. The head and neck are seamless, it’s entirely covered in fabric so it looks accurate, unlike the previous Spider-Man figures with Tom Holland. It’s a big improvement. Plus, the fabric uses the same tone as the rest of the suit. It’s a perfect match. The stitching of the mask on the headsculpt is so much better. What they did with this figure is the way to go for future Spider-Man figures. However, this means that the head is limited in terms of articulation now. I’m fine with it because it looks better but I can understand why some people may be complaining about that.
Like the original version of this figure, the unmasked headsculpt comes with a neck where you can see his neck which is how it looks in the films. It’s something that was missing from the Tom Holland figures. I love that they included it again with this new version of The Amazing Spider-Man. As this is an updated version of the original release, the headsculpt isn’t the best. It’s good but it’s not exactly that. Though, you can recognize a younger Andrew Garfield in there. Nevertheless, the paint job is up to Hot Toy’s current standards. So overall, it’s not a bad headsculpt but it’s not exceptional either, it’s good.
There is a problem with the neck and the head, they are separated but the way they are attached limits how you can move the head. This means he will look slightly down. He can look on each side though.
This is a good update on the previous figure of the Hot Toys Amazing Spider-Man. Though the headsculpt isn’t bad, it’s not great either. Nevertheless, if you want an Andrew Garfield Spider-Man figure, it’s worth picking up.
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