One of my favorite Spider-Men from another universe that debuted in Spider-Verse was Spider-Punk. There’s just something cool about a punked out Spider-Man. His design is incredibly toy-etic so it wasn’t surprising he was one of the first to get a figure. Let’s see if it rocks out.
Packaging: Hey, I’ve got nothing. We get the standard packaging with a white insert to better show off the figure and multiple accessories. The side portrait is fun and the bio neatly summarizes the character far better than most.
Likeness: Like I said earlier, this design is terrific and not too surprisingly, it makes for a great Spider-Man variant. The spikes on the head came out fine although it seems in most cases, they’re a fraction or so smaller.
The vest is sized properly and hangs just right. Hasbro added some nice texturing to convey that denim appearance. And he’s got high top sneakers.
Spider-Punk is not Peter Parker and is actually Hobart Brown so I like these little touches to distinguish him from a regular Peter from an alternate universe. You can take the vest off, but it’s a defining element to this look to separate it from other Spidey variants.
Scale: With the exception of the spikes, Spider-Punk is the same size as the other standard Spider-Man figures. He’ll look up to Spider-Man UK and Cosmic Spider-Man as he should.
Paint: For the most part, the paint work is excellent. The mask is perfect with no overspray on the spikes and no bleeding from any portion on the eyes. Some of the vest buttons are misaligned while the sneakers have some stray red marks on the white areas. The back of the vest has a very cool design and the paintjob there is great.
I wish Hasbro could come up with some two tone peg system for their Spider-Man figures. With so many major improvements to their figures it seems weird to still have the red peg showing up on the blue inner portions of the costume. Or at least go through the token effort of painting the inside area blue.
Articulation: Like most Spider-Man figures, articulation is key. Spider-Punk uses the Pizza Spider-Man body with a few alterations. The body definitely allows for easy posing whether fighting villains or rocking out. This is a fun figure made even better by the theme and posing options. My figure sports a bit of a gimpy right knee, but otherwise it’s great.
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbows (double-jointed)
- knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: I’m going to always complain anytime we don’t get an unmasked head sculpt for a black character. That’s a big selling point for me and a missed opportunity here.
Besides that, Hasbro did throw in some worthwhile extras. The coolest is probably the guitar. It’s a little warped from how it’s posed in the package and doesn’t have a ton of detail. Still, it’s fun to have a guitar in this scale and with the strap, it can hang off his shoulder without being in the way.
To further play up the rock theme, Spider-Punk has a hand with a pick to play the guitar and a hooked horns/web slinging left hand.
Additionally, Spider-Punk comes with the right arm of the Lizard Build a Figure.
Worth it? I grabbed Spider-Punk for $19. He’s been fluctuating in and out of stock so I’d suggest getting him now to avoid a prolonged sell out.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Where to get it? I’ve seen the BAF Lizard wave at Target and Wal-Mart, but we’re reaching the point where the retail stock is running low. I’d recommend getting him from Hasbrotoyshop or Amazon.com now.