Marvel Legends Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales figure review

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.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - main pic

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.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - scale with Vision, Spider-Man and Toxin

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.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - ready to pounce

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.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - standing

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.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - taking a bow

Miles has:

  • neck
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • bicep
  • elbow
  • wrist
  • wrist hinge
  • torso
  • waist
  • hip
  • thigh
  • knee (double-jointed)
  • ankle

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - vs Speed Demon

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.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - Miles mask offThat’s not all though as Hasbro included an unmasked Miles portrait. That head sculpt looks just like he stepped out of the comic with a great cheery expression.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - Miles head standingI appreciate the unmasked head sculpt as there’s still a lack of black heroes in figure form so I love that display option.

Additionally, Miles comes with the right arm of the Build-A-Figure Space Venom. I’m not sure if I’m going to build him, but it’s nice to have the option all the same.Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - web slinging with Spider-Man

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.

Marvel Legends Miles Morales figure review - crouchingWhere to get it?  Retail has largely moved away from this set so going online is the best option.

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