Marvel Legends What If…? Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

Written By Dan Hickman • Toy Editor

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What If… Hasbro made more niche figures? Well… they did! Hailing from the Disney + series of the same name, Hasbro introduces the What If…? Wave of figures. This awesome and eclectic collection of figures features the Build A Figure of The Watcher, himself, Uatu. This wave consists of: Sylvie (from the Loki series), the Heist Nebula, Doctor Strange Supreme, Captain Carter, T’Challa Star Lord, Zombie Captain America, and the subject of this review: Marvel Legends What If…? Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure.

I confess, I absolutely, thoroughly enjoyed the What If…? Series and cannot wait for season 2.

These figures were planned long ago, to coincide as they were released prior to the end of the first season.

I had planned to pre-order the entire wave, but as is oft the case, bills and other pre-orders took precedence.

I happened across this figure and a few others from the wave at my local box store that rhymes with Tall-Cart. (Very shocked to find them, really or any of the other Legends I found, as they tend to get picked cleaner than bones from a piranha’s meal.

Marvel Legends What If Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

For those of you who haven’t seen the episode, in a nutshell, the Avengers are turned into zombies and pretty much turn nearly the rest of the planet.

Spidey, Bruce Banner, Ant-Man’s head, Hope Van Dyne, Bucky Barnes, Sharon Carter, Okoye, and Happy Hogan are left with the hope of finding a cure.

After losing Carter and Hogan to attacks from zombified Captain America, Falcon, and Hawkeye, with Hope becoming infected, the remaining members are lured escape and continue on, thinking they’ve found a cure.

Instead, they find The Vision who has secretly been luring remaining humans as food for his beloved Wanda Maximoff, herself a victim of the virus.

The group also finds T’Challa, the Black Panther, sedated and being used as a food source for Wanda.

After realizing what he’s done, Vision sacrifices himself by pulling the mind stone from his body.

During the battle, Bucky and Okoye are killed and Banner reverts to the Hulk to stay behind and fight Maximoff, while the remaining survivors escape, with the Mind Stone, to Wakanda.

Unfortunately for them, they arrive to find a destroyed country and a zombified Thanos in possession of almost all the Infinity Stones…..

Review: Marvel Legends What If…? Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

Marvel Legends What If Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

Marvel Legends What If…? Zombie Hunter Spidey is a very sharp figure. I really dig the modified look of Peter’s MCU costume, coupled with the animated look to his facial features. The real question is… how does he stack up with our Triple A: Accessories, Appearance, and Articulation? Let’s dive in and find out.

Marvel Legends What If Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

Zombie Hunter Spidey comes with a masked and unmasked head sculpt, two pairs of hands, one fisted, one thwipping, and Dr. Strange’s Cloak of Levitation.

I like the cloak and I like the fact that it sits on his shoulders and doesn’t port into his back, however, though the bottom is fairly pliable, the top is molded to sit squarely on the shoulders, which limits articulation.

I’ll discuss that more later on though.

Does the number of accessories give him enough credit to earn the first A?

Meh… I’m not entirely certain.

While the two head sculpts are very nice and the cloak is adequate, I guess maybe I’d have liked to have seen at least one webline to go with the figure.

Also, a set of wall crawling hands would have been a good addition.

The potential is there, for this to be a great figure, but the execution in accessorizing is a bit lacking.

Sorry Spidey, no Accessory A for you today.

Review: Marvel Legends What If…? Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

Marvel Legends What If Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

With that being said, let’s discuss how he looks. I am really a fan of how they tweaked the Homecoming Stark suit for this program and the design on the figure looks exceptional.

The costume has areas of dirt and wear, giving the appearance that it hasn’t been washed in a while and that Spidey has likely been living in the suit since the outbreak. I like that, a lot.

The only problem is that the dirt and wear are all on the front of the suit, while his back side is clean.

The weblines on his suit are sculpted in, though nice, would have benefitted from being filled in with a line of black paint.

I am a big fan of the stylized spider logo on his chest and was very pleased to see that the black paint on it was applied evenly and there were no scuffs or scratches in it.

All of the black details on the costume are clean and the small silver web cartridges around his belt are also applied very neatly.

His web shooters are a silvery color, but with no added detail to them.

The masked head sculpt is really nice and the eyes are very reminiscent of John Romita Jr’s work on the character.

What I really like about this figure though, is the unmasked head sculpt.

The paint detail is applied really well, the hair sculpt has depth, but is painted an even brown color throughout.

His eyes and mouth are both painted equally well, with no sign of splotches or misapplication.

To me, what makes this piece so interesting is the fact that the face sculpt looks almost like an artist rendering of what Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Toby Maguire would look like mashed together.

Hopefully a subtle hint as to what may be coming?

The Cloak of Levitation, at first glance looks very nice.

There is a fair amount of sculpted detail on the outside of the cloak, and the two gold pieces are detailed very finely.

Sadly though, unlike the first MCU Dr. Strange figure, the inside of this cloak is not detailed or even textured, which makes for a very plain looking piece.

Even a little soiling on the cloak would have added another layer of realism to it and would have been more in line with Spidey’s costume.

Overall, this is a very sharp looking figure though, true to the source material, and a darned good representation of the Web Slinger with the masked head on and the cloak off.

He looks solid on my Spidey display and thus, earns the A for Appearance.

Review: Marvel Legends What If…? Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure


How’s his articulation? Well, he’s a Marvel Legend, so you’ll already have a pretty good idea.

Both head sculpts sit on a ball hinge which lends to incredible range.

Spidey will look both up and down quite far and can turn his head easily.

He can tilt his head to both sides, a little bit, which helps with expressiveness.

My arms can lift out to just about 90 degrees for adequate T poses and the shoulders will rotate a full 360 degrees, unless he has the cloak on. Lifting the arms will push the cloak up and off the figure, due to the inflexibility of the plastic.

Spidey has a very well defined bicep swivel and features pinless double jointed elbows which bend in beyond 90 degrees.

Both sets of hands will hinge and pivot at the wrists, but the bulky web shooters do hinder that movement.

Spidey has a single ab crunch which bends forward and backward very far.

Unfortunately the sculpting stops, so when he is bent backward, you’ll get that awkward flat space.

Not a good look.

His waist pivots easily which is very nice.

I’m disappointed with the legs though as Spidey cannot do much more than a 30 to 40 degree split.

C’mon, he’s Spider-Man, why can’t the legs kick out further to the sides?

That being said, they do kick forward very far, but not back much at all.

Spidey has an upper though cut which rotates decently and double jointed knees featuring the vaunted heel to butt bend!!!

Lastly his ankles hinge up and down really nicely and he has the best ankle pivot I’ve seen on a Legend in quite a while.

Even with his inability to do splits, this figure easily earns the A for Articulation.

Review: Marvel Legends What If…? Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey 6 Inch Action Figure

I will, most certainly, be adding the remainder of this wave to my collection at some point.

The Marvel Legend What If…? Wave Zombie Hunter Spidey retails at about $22 and in spite of a few minor complaints is still a very fun figure to have.

Even though he didn’t sweep the Triple A, I’m happy to give this Spider-Man a solid 3.75 out of 5 toyboxes.

You can find him and many other Marvel Legends figures in retail stores or online at Big Bad Toy Store.

Thanks for checking out the toybox and, until next time… Geek Out!

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