Super Hero Squad Review: Tigra & Spider-Man

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One of my favorite moments in comic history has to be from the pages of Avengers Disassembled. After an attack on the mansion, a call went out that the Avengers were in danger and all former Avengers answered. And it was a stunning two-page spread of nearly every hero in the Marvel Universe. It was awesome. Then Nick Fury told everyone to get off his lawn.

The spectacular super hero!

Getting new Spider-Man figures is mildly annoying at best and a punch in the face at worst. There have been so many different versions of the webhead in this line that the whole gauntlet has been shown off from the delightfully plain, the impressively executed to the almost offensive to nature. This version of Spidey falls on the good end of the spectrum.

While unarticulated, this is a great looking Spider-Man. Done in his classic costume that includes the web wings, Spider-Man looks like he just landed in the middle of a big fight with both web shooters ready to go. All of the webbing is sculpted into the figure and manages to look really good.

Thanks to a very dark wash on the figure, all of his webbing looks dark. The red and blues of his costume are darker too, but it’s a great look for Spider-Man. The wash was also kept away from his eyes, so they’re brilliantly white. The only weird thing about the figure is the fact that his chest spider emblem is in split down the middle from his sculpt.

Tiger-powered crime fighter!

Keeping with Spider-Man’s theme of pairing him with animal people, for some reason he comes with Tigra. Tigra is one of those characters I don’t know a whole lot about but I do know recently she got the short end of the stick. Between being a mole during Civil War, then accidentally sleeping with the Skrull version of Hank Pym, she hasn’t been the most inspiring hero.

On the other hand, she’s a hot cat girl in a bikini so I’m sure the artists love to draw her. From the neck down, Tigra looks absolutely incredible. She’s got a great pose with one hand on the ground while her tail wraps around her waist. All her fingers and toes are clawed (and she even has the correct amount of toes!). Her bikini is all sculpted along with her bone bracelet and anklet.

The head though just feels way too big for her. The hair is probably mostly to blame since it takes up more volume than the rest of the figure total! The head also feels like it’s just a smidge too far back. But the face looks good overall. Her feline eyes (and orange skin) make her look just different enough especially with her pointy ears. Tigra moves at the shoulders and neck.

The paint on Tigra looks stunning. Her eyes are bright green, her lips are dark red and her hair is some weird shade of salmon. Her navy bikini is perfectly painted and even includes a bone colored clasp that matches her jewelry. Most impressive though are how well done the stripes on her are.

Sure, Spider-Man and Tigra make pretty much no sense when paired together beyond both being vaguely animal-themed heroes. But Spidey is a great take on the hero and Tigra, while her head may be too big, is a stunning looking figure.

Written by jestergoblin

November 11th, 2010 at 12:00 am

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