SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming (Homemade suit version) REVIEW!
Spider-Man aka Peter Parker is a fictional superhero who appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books.
Peter was an orphan who was raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City after his parents Richard and Mary Parker were killed in a plane crash.
As a teenager, Peter has had to deal with the normal struggles of adolescence in addition to those of a costumed crime-fighter.
His realisation of his role as a costumed superhero came at a deadly price, as his Uncle Ben was murdered as he was trying to stop a robber. With that came one of the most iconic comic book quotes of all time- "With great power there must also come great responsibility."
Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, the ability to cling to most surfaces, shoot spider-webs using wrist-mounted devices of his own invention, which he calls "web-shooters", and the ability to react to danger quickly with his "spider-sense", enabling him to combat his foes.
Spider-Man is one of the most relatable comic book characters simply because despite all the cool costumes and gadgets, what drives the character and makes him so endearing is how he struggles with his daily life- school, personal relationships, priorities and goals.
Tom Holland does a really fab job in portraying the character in Spider-Man homecoming, and I personally feel that his version of the superhero is the most comic-book accurate so far.
Homemade Spidey comes in a simple-but-effective window packaging, which contains a plastic tray where you can store the accessories, as well as a set of instructions.
Homemade Spidey's accessories are almost the same as the tech suit version, except that the latter version came with more things like a bagpack, phone and alternate eyeball pieces. This version comes with:
- Two hoodies
- 12 interchangeable hands
- 3 spider-web effects
It's a little bit disappointing, but I can live with it. Just wished it didn't cost so much! (Haha)
Despite some setbacks, I am really loving this figure, simply because the homemade suit reminds me of Ben Reilly's Scarlet Spider character in the Spider-man comics. The hoodie, the red-and-blue colour scheme and the imperfect amateur look of the character appeals to me as a fan.
Here's where I think some collectors may get a little frustrated, if they're comparing this figure to the SH Figuarts' tech suit Spidey.
Both figures have similar articulated parts, but tech suit Spidery wins the articulation competition because Homemade Spidey's material for his "pants" limits his range of movements.
I think both figures are on par in terms of top and middle body articulation, the difference only becomes apparent once you start comparing the articulations of the waist, leg, and feet for both figures.
Homemade Spidey can definitely hold his own, and can execute some pretty dynamic poses. You'll definitely have as much fun playing with him as you would have had playing with the tech suit Spidey.
Despite all the good things about this figure, ultimately the deal-breaker for many collectors will be its price tag. Being a Tamashi exclusive, I managed to get it for US$100 (RM388).
That's more expensive than the price of your standard Mezco Toyz figure.
So get this if you're a fan, but if you're undecided, you can always wait for Mezco to come out with their version of Homemade Spidey.
OVERALL SCORE- 7.7/10
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You can also check out my previous review of the SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming (tech suit version) figure here.
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