Thursday, June 1, 2023

Marvel Legends Spider-man Retro Series The Rose

Here's a look at the Marvel Legends The Rose.

Every rose has thorns. While this Rose has no actual thorns it does have some issues. One of them being the size of his head. I think it's too small. Another complaint is that he only has one gripping hand. And he comes with two guns... okay so he may not always carry two guns. But he most certainly would hold a rose in one. Two gripping hands are needed. On the positive side of things he has a new body. Or at least new arms and legs. I'm pleasantly surprised they are pinless. I'm not sure if the torso is new. The jacket is a bit of a pain to remove and I didn't want to do it at this time. The buttoned up jacket piece is new and it has a rose sculpted on at the collar. I like the black and white dress shoes. Classic. The hands reuses those from the MCU Baron Zemo. 

The Rose is fully masked. You can make out the seams and also some wrinkles on it. He's wearing a shiny gun metal visor here so I guess his look is based on the more modern version. That is after he was resurrected. I recall him wearing glasses before then.  

Tried on the MCU Baron Zemo's head. It works. I like the look. There's a more classic feel to him. He looks pretty menacing too.   

Accessories. He comes with a rose, a right gripping hand, a left finger pointing hand and two guns. 

The rose has a good sculpt to it. So too the leaves, you can make out the pattern on them. He's unable to hold it properly. The stalk is too thin. A good thing the leaves are spread out so we can at least place it in his hand. It can be slotted into his finger pointing hand if you like to do that.

The guns are the same ones that came with Pretty Boy. Unfortunately he cannot hold both of them at the same time as he's only got one gripping hand... It's a baffling thing for Hasbro to do... It's very frustrating.

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists for the fists, ab crunch (most likely), waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. The other two hands have swivel and up and down hinge. I'm not sure if he has an ab crunch actually. With his jacket on I can hardly get any movement at the abs area. The jacket also prevents him from raising his legs. So he will have some difficulty standing in some poses.

Comparison shots.

The Rose could be better. I'll need to see if I can find a better sized head for him. Thanks for viewing!

1 comment:

Barbecue17 said...

That white suit brigade shot is really cool!

I don't actually know much about this character but he intrigues me for some reason. His masked head kind of looks like Snake Eyes. It's a shame that he doesn't have two gripping hands. There have been a few weird decisions lately by Hasbro when it comes to hand selection.