Hasbro’s Marvel Legend is still determined to mine as much nostalgia as possible out of us. So the VHS boxed figures are back; this time, the focus is on Aunt May and Doctor Octopus as they appeared in Spdier-Man: The Animated Series. Overly muscular Doc Ock and slightly milfy Aunt May are scheduled to ship around the beginning of July and come packaged together.
Otto has four removable mechanical bendy arms, an improvement over the original action figure from the ’90s series. Hasbro thinks they’re sturdy enough to hold up the 1:12 scale action figure. We’ll see.
Meanwhile, Aunt May looks awfully young in action figure form. At first glance, I thought it was Professor X in a wig. May is an interesting inclusion in this two-pack. I don’t remember her interacting with Doc Ock in the original animated series. She doesn’t come with as many accessories as Otto, but she is packing a pair of clenched fists. You know … in case you wanted to have her brawl with someone in Spidey’s rogues gallery.
The set is priced at $52.99.
“Wielding writhing metallic arms, scientist-turned-criminal Otto Octavius will stop at nothing to destroy Peter Parker—including kidnapping the woman who raised him, his caring Aunt May.”
Spider-Man: TAS’s version of Doctor Octopus is one of my favorite incarnations of the character. At the time, he was even used in the Islands of Adventure Spider-Man ride. Sadly, when the projected segments were redone to freshen up the ride, he lost his green and yellow outfit and received clothing more in line with his 2004 movie counterpart. However, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.’s voice acting was kept in.
Interestingly, the queue for the ride still contains all of the original animated segments. The videos are all still grainy and could benefit from being updated to Blu-ray. However, if you use the Express Pass, you’ll skip all of the story leading up to what goes on during the ride anyway.[Source: Hasbro Pulse]
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