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!
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???
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.
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!
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.
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!