Saturday, June 25, 2016

Marvel Legends Space Venom BAF Series Hobgoblin (Evil Adversaries)

Hello gruesome! Here's a look at the Marvel Legends Hobgoblin. 

First things first. Which Hobgoblin is this? I believe this is the Jason Macendale Hobgoblin. I say this due to the tattered cape and that he also comes with the alternate Demonic head. But really he can be any classic Hobgoblin with the default head. Hasbro did an amazing job with this figure. There's great detail all round. The metallic blue "scaly" areas of his arms and legs in particular are outstanding. "Wolf" Cap could use some of this sculpt work. His gloves and boots have many wrinkles in them. Very nice! The torso reuses the Dr Strange torso from the Hulkbuster BAF wave. He carries a satchel bag which too has great detail. It appears leather like. You can see the stitching on it. It has wrinkles and the surface has a little texture to it. I like that they painted the buckles. He's got a great head sculpt. I like his sinister smile with his teeth showing. The colour of his face looks a little pale to me and I would have preferred it had some yellow in it. The eyes were well painted and has a black outline around them. The hood fits snugly around his head. It is possible to separate them but it is troublesome to do so. The "tail" at the back is spot on. The cape is torn and tattered and has holes in it. Both the cape and the hood have some dark wash on them which is nice to see. 

As mentioned he comes with an alternate Demonic head, his glider and a pumpkin bomb which we've seen previously with the Hobgoblin BAF and Jack O'Lantern. He cannot hold the pumpkin bomb well and it will drop out of his hands easily.

I really love they included the Demonic head. It enables us to have another version of Hobgoblin. This look is from the time Jason had a demon fused with him. Here the eyebrow ridges are more prominent. His eyes narrower, and they have white pupils. His skin is stretched and has more wrinkles. There's also lots more teeth. They also sculpted him with his tongue sticking out. Very nice! 

The glider was nicely done and has some nice detail. It looks a little small for him though. It was made of a soft, flexible plastic. It's light and so he tends to fall backwards easily when he's on it. You really have to lean him forward as much as possible in order to stay upright.

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, calf swivel and ankle hinge and pivot. He can look up and down decently. He would have been able to look down more if it weren't for his cape. The shoulder hinge is not very useful and only allows him to extend his arms out to the sides just a bit.

Comparison shots.

Great figure! Love it! Thanks for viewing!

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