Miles Morales is one of those rare characters that clicked for me immediately. It helps that he’s got an awesome suit, but he’s one of Marvel’s newer characters that doesn’t feel like a contrived attempt to boost sales. Hasbro’s Spider-Man line is hitting ever major, minor and in-between character so it was just a matter of time before we got a Miles Marvel Legends figure. And it was definitely worth the wait.
Packaging: Yep, it’s the consistent packaging we’ve gotten for years. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make writing about it boring. Miles shares the package with Ultimate Spider-Man in a smart arrangement. The bio is mostly as nondescript as ever, but it almost works with these guys.
Likeness: Even Peter Parker says Miles has a cooler suit. While I won’t ever go against the original this is definitely one of the best Spider-Man costume variants ever. It definitely stands out with the black and red color scheme.
Scale: Miles is a teenager and Hasbro made up a suitably smaller buck for him. I love it as it captures his thin frame perfectly and instantly provides that teen visual. He’s shorter and slighter than other characters, which further distinguishes him on the shelf.
Paint: Of all the categories, this was the one I was most concerned about with this figure. Random paint oversprays would ruin the effect and this is a costume where precision is important. Good news though as the paintjob is very clean right down to precise work around the eye slots.
I only had a few areas where the red didn’t take as well, but that’s being extremely nitpicky.
Articulation: The teen buck body features the usual stellar Marvel Legends articulation, which is definitely appreciated for a web-slinger. I had a blast figuring out different ways to pose Miles and being amazed at his ability to hold them so well.
Part of that is aided by the various hand accessories, but this is a very well-engineered figure. The only possible improvement would be deeper ankle cuts. They’re close, but not as fluid as I’d like.
- ball-jointed shoulders
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: Miles really shines in this category. He’s got three sets of hands: one pair of fists, one pair of web shooting and one pair of crawling hands. They pop in and out with ease and the various combinations allow for any possible Spider-Man style action.
Worth it? I got Miles for $20 and feel like I came out ahead. He’s a figure I think is going to command a lot of interest on the secondary market so get him before the options dry up.
Rating: 10 out of 10
This is Hasbro at the top of their Marvel Legends game. Miles is a fantastic figure and an absolute must for any Spider-Man fan.