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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Marvel Legends Spider-Man Infinite Walmart Exclusive Agent Venom

Venom, probably one of Spider-man's most well known foe and sometimes ally. Like Carnage and Toxin, Venom was a symbiote, though he was the first to ever appear in fiction. Unlike Carnage though, Venom has a number of hosts, he first and most beloved was Eddie Brock, followed his wife, some woman in the army, a mafioso, the Scorpion Mac Gargan, and finally Flash Thompson. So Hasbro finally gave the latest incarnation of Venom his very own Marvel Legends!

Flash Thompson's Venom is probably the most unique of the symbiotes. Unlike past depictions of Venom where he was a hulking monster, Agent Venom here sports protective vests, shoulder armor and military belts equipped with  pouches. This really drives home the military look since Venom was detained by the US Army and underwent Project Rebirth.  The armor is soft rubber which doesn't limit the arms as much with little bumps and spikes making it look like a biological armor.  Also check out the sculpted details on the belt! 1 weird thing though, they sculpted a pistol on his hips... why not just sculpt a holster???

His paint apps are minimal, with only some white lines and the ever present spider symbol that every Venom sports. This leaves little space for paint slop, though as you can see on mine, the lines on the left thigh is misaligned and so is the spider at the back. I've also seen some Venoms with off kilter eyes. So look before you buy.

Venom comes with guns, lots and lots of guns.  There's a handgun with painted on scope, 2 pistols, and 2 machine guns, though i lost one of mine... but oh well, i prefer them black anyway, so i'll just replace them with Hitmonkey's guns. He also comes with his black tendrils...

...and the best thing about that, is it's ability to hold all his guns!!! Just like in the comics!

Articulation wise, he's pretty good, though Hasbro decided to use the old ball hinge hips which are not as good as the newer ML hips. Also, he lack wrist swivels but have forearm swivels. He has ab crunch as well but because of the armor, it's very limited.

He's pretty cool and because i really like his character in his comic, i'm pretty happy to have him in my collection. He's a store exclusive in US but he's 8 in a case which means there's plenty to go around... for Americans. For the rest of the world, we're pretty much stuck paying higher than usual prices. I was lucky, i got mine from a really cool guy from US for retail.

Anyway, thanks for viewing!

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