A review of two figures from Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING from Mezco’s One:12 Collective!

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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME is a hit and fans are loving Tom Holland as the new wall-crawler, a surge of interest in the character is pretty high right now. Now, these aren’t the first Spidey figures that Mezco has in the One:12 Collective but they are the first two based on the movie SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. They are the Homemade Suit and the Stark built suit that was introduced in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. First, we will get into the homemade suit and then the Stark suit.

PACKAGING:

Homemade Suit The box here looks like there is some texture to it but that is only the blue pattern as the background. It has the logo from the movie and the Marvel logo n the bottom right-hand corner. The bottom left has the “Spider-Man Homemade Suit” so you know what it is. The always “One:12 Collective” logo is across the top and, being that this is an exclusive release, it has the gold-foil seal. The side of the box has the red stripes to look like the red in the suit. The Spider-Man logo that is specific to this costume as well as the Mezco branding. The back has some beautifully done stylized artwork with the suit highlighted. Also, the box is a little smaller being that it is exclusive.

LIKENESS:

The entire suit is supposed to look like a sweatsuit aside from the shoes, hands, and head. It all has a soft cotton feel and this also keeps it very flexible. The coloring on the red is bright and does match the cloth hoodie next to the plastic mask. On the other hand, the blue might be a shade too pale on his legs. It doesn’t take away from the figure but it is at least worth mentioning. He comes with two head sculpts: masked and unmasked. The masked has some light texturing that is to look like the same material as his hoodie. It is on the shiny side and I’m surprised they didn’t go with a matte finish to take away the gleam. The head has a connected neck that is the matching color because his mask pulls down to his shoulders that way. He has the mechanical eyes with the whites that have a translucent look. The unmasked version is in the likeness of Tom Holland and, for the scale, looks really good. That isn’t me knocking it at all but that it is quite difficult to get a person’s likeness at this size. Looking at it straight on is the most accurate and slightly less when turning the head either way. The hair is nicely sculpted and doesn’t just look like a solid piece on his head. It is colored properly and styled in a mix like how he did it for the homecoming dance/most of the school scenes.

ACCESSORIES:

He comes with a solid set of accessories: the two (2) head-sculpts, seven (7) interchangeable hands, two (2) web-lines, one (1) posable web-line, one (1) magnetic display clip, a base stand arm for posing, the base stand with the spider logo from his suit, and a plastic bag for the accessories. The hands are one (1) pair of fists, one (1) gripping web hand, and one (1) pair of thwipping hands, and one (1) pair of posing hands. This lineup is a little different from the previous releases of the wall-crawler as there is only one gripping hand but I don’t see a clear reason why. Yes, there is only one web to grip but the extra hands make the figure just a hair more versatile. The included web-lines have also been cut down in quantity from four to two but I’ll circle back to that in a few. The lines are designed to fit in between the hand and arm at the wrist. There is a small insert on the hand a cutout to make the line look flush to the arm. I like that the posable web is included but I’ll admit that I’m still getting used to how to use it properly. It’s nice that they made the two different from each other but the opportunity to do a shooting pose is out unless you have more than one figure.

Now, there used to be a few more weblines with previous releases and these last two have been reduced by half. It was nice to have some more variety to change up the poses but the ones that are included work. The magnetic clip is good to be able to have the figure do some wall-crawling poses. You can also display him off of anything that is magnetic. The clip is plastic is holds the figure up will due to the lack of weight in the figure. The base stand is red with the screen-printed looking Spider-Man logo. It has the removable peg for posing the figure in some nice looking poses. This is a highly articulating figure so you can get those unbelievable Spidey poses.

ARTICULATION:

The Spider-Man figures from this line have always been the most flexible offering from Mezco. Not only does that body have the flexibility of a circus contortionist but the suit Is made out of material with plenty of give. The cottony feeling suit will stretch to the limits and reshape itself back to a normal position. The wrists and ankles swivel properly to make this an all-round perfectly posable figure. ______________________________________________________________________

PACKAGING:

Stark Suit The box is the typical size of the normal releases in the line. One the front is the logo from SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING with the Mezco information in its usual place. The background is meant to look like the blue, textured material from his Stark suit. The sides have a red background with the nice Stark-made Spider-Man logo. The back has the image from the website with the accessories as well as some various poses of the figure. The slipcover slides off to reveal the figure and the accessories behind a plastic window.

LIKENESS:

The material of his suit is a bit like the normal comic book version of the character in the One:12 Collective. There is the flexible, vinyl-like material that has the web designs in red and the blue is made out of the spandex material. There are subtle black accents that make the suit resemble the one in the film. There are the cartridges on his waist that have a line to run up over the tops of his arms and the black parts that make up his web-shooters. The blue has the line patterns that match the film and they are a bit bolder than what is on screen. I look at it as Mezco taking some artistic license to have it match some of their other figures. The sculpt of the three (3) heads has some tight line work and the texture to look like a spandex base. The difference in the heads is to convey emotion in his eyes. The webbing on the neck matches up with the head but the rest of the suit is clearly different. If they would’ve doubled up the line, it would blend a bit better. That being said, it’s a well-done design.

ACCESSORIES:

Here are the included accessories: the three (3) head-sculpts, seven (7) interchangeable hands, two (2) web-lines, one (1) posable web-line, one (1) clip-on web wings, one (1) magnetic display clip, a base stand arm for posing, the base stand with the spider logo from his suit, and a plastic bag for the accessories. This may be redundant but the accessories included are, aside from the heads, exactly the same: The hands are one (1) pair of fists, one (1) gripping web hand, and one (1) pair of thwipping hands, and one (1) pair of posing hands. This lineup is a little different from the previous releases of the wall-crawler as there is only one gripping hand but I don’t see a clear reason why. Yes, there is only one web to grip but the extra hands make the figure just a hair more versatile. The included web-lines have also been cut down in quantity from four to two but I’ll circle back to that in a few. The lines are designed to fit in between the hand and arm at the wrist. There is actually a small insert on the hand a cutout to make the line look flush to the arm. I like that the posable web is included but I’ll admit that I’m still getting used to how to use it properly. It’s nice that they made the two different from each other but the opportunity to do a shooting pose is out unless you have more than one figure.

Now, there used to be a few more weblines with previous releases and these last two have been reduced by half. It was nice to have some more variety to change up the poses but the ones that are included work. The wings clip around the figure but also have a piece to lock into the posing arm. They are clear plastic with some light paint work on the actual wing to make it look like webbing. They’re are cool but there is only one pose to get from them. I wish there was a way that they would’ve been flexible to be able to make the body move in a natural way. The magnetic clip is good to be able to have the figure do some wall-crawling poses. You can also display him off of anything that is magnetic. The clip is plastic is holds the figure up will due to the lack of weight in the figure.

The base stand is black with the Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING logo on it. It has the posable arm allows for the aerial poses and being able to show off those wings.

ARTICULATION:

Now, the articulation is very similar to the comic book version. This is due to the vinyl-like material that the webbing details are printed on. It has give and makes him Spidey-like plus it reshapes back to normal. The blue spandex stretches any which way and forms naturally to the body. The body underneath is still the most flexible to date and adds to the realism of the character. ______________________________________________________________________

THE BOTTOM LINE:

The bottom line is the Mezco has made some changes to their Spiderman figures since the first release and they have mostly been for the better. The body and materials of the suits help with flexibility. I’m not sure what the decision process was for removing some of the weblines and maybe I can find out in the future. The homemade suit is a practically flawless release and the Stark suit is close to follow. These are must-haves for the SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING fans and made for fans of ol’ Web-Head himself.

About the author

MEDIA JOURNALIST | Michael is a fanatic about all cinema old and new. He collects anything from 1:6 Scale Collectibles and vinyl collectibles to movies and Steelbooks. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. An avid Batman, The Joker and anything comics junkie, he will also chat it up about pretty much anything. Go ahead and ask...