8/3/15

Marvel Legends Spiral

What I know about Spiral can be counted on six hands. Just kidding - more like six fingers! Let's see:
1) I think she has some sort of association with the X-Men. What that association is, I do not know. But I seem to recall her appearing in the cartoon at some point.
2) She was a playable character in the arcade fighter 'Marvel Vs. Capcom 2' - this was probably my first exposure to her.
3) She has six arms.
4) She likes swords.
5) Umm, I think she's an alien?

Yeah, that's about it. I made it to five.

But honestly, what do you need to know? Spiral has six arms, likes swords, and was sporting the grey hair look before your hipster neighbor did it.

She also has like ten million points of articulation and is a surprisingly attractive sculpt for a figure with six arms. I am certain pulling off such a design was no easy feat, so kudos to whatever Marvel Legends designer pulled the short straw on this assignment.

So when Marvel Legends released her in action figure form way back in 2008, I had to have her regardless of my lack of familiarity with the character. As is generally par for the course for retailer exclusive action figures like Spiral (she was a Target exclusive), I couldn't find her at retail back then, but lucked out on finding her at the flea market in 2010 for a mere five bucks.

Not long after that Spiral appeared in the Super Hero Squad line-up, and this one I did pick up at retail because she is just so incredibly cute. I think she came with a Wolverine because in any given Marvel toyline there are like seventy thousand Wolverines.

I don't know why she has ninja-turtle hands in this form when her hands are human in her ML form.

Her mini version is little more than a figurine with no articulation whatsoever. But she has a different sword in each hand so your argument is invalid!

Marvel Legend Spiral came with three swords, one sheath, and a removable helmet. She looks pretty goofy without her helmet and I am surprised it didn't just end up being a glued-on piece, but at least this way it isn't glued on crooked.

8 comments:

  1. I love this figure so much. I was very lucky in that I found her and her variant in stores when she came out. It was one of those moments where I had to pinch myself because I thought I was dreaming. I know Hasbro had gotten a lot of flack in the beginning of their Marvel Legends lines, but this has got to be one of the best ML figures they've ever done. I can't help but smile when I see this figure. Nice write up and pictures on her! I enjoyed reading this.

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    1. I didn't even know there was a variant until I did a little research for this post! Glad I at least found one, she really is an amazing figure.

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  2. Nice! I hadn't even realized that either of these figures existed.

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    1. Glad I could bring them to your attention :)

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  3. I've been meaning to review this girl forever. She is indeed one of the nicest of the "old" Marvel Legends figures.

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    1. I agree. She's wonderful, and I can't imagine a) they'll make her again and b) she'll be any better if they do.

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