Recently hailed as being one of the worst figures that people own, is Marvel Legends Electro really that bad?
Recently Reddit users were asked to pick the 5 worst figures they own with one figure being chosen almost universally- Marvel Legends Electro from Amazing Spider-Man 2. This was surprising as it can’t be that bad, can it?
The figure seems slightly small compared to other Marvel Legends figures but it’s comprised of what I believe are all new parts. The Marvel Legends line often reuses entire figures with a different head which is guaranteed to bring the wrath of Marvel Legends Collectors.
Accessories wise we get 2 sets of hands, 2 heads and a build a figure part for the Ultimate Green Goblin so there isn’t a lot going on here but some characters don’t necessitate a lot of accessories.
Unsurprisingly the hands were recently reused in the Marvel Legends line but considering how cool they are then why not?
Electro does look far better with the closed fists hands in my opinion, it gives him a more menacing appearance and a few more options in terms of poses. He’s actually a fairly badass figure like this.
The alternate head with what is intended to be electricity coming from the eyes looks fairly lame as the effects make him look like Doomsday or just like he’s wearing big feathery eyelashes.
Electro does have loose joints which is something that seems to plague the Marvel Legends line of figures in general but the issue is more likely down to him being a movie figure. The Marvel Legends figures are generally comic accurate with some movie accurate ones mixed in but they often don’t blend well. While Electro isn’t a bad figure, most collectors would prefer to have the green/yellow comic version of Electro in their collection.
However, it’s worth noting that while people nominated Marvel Legends Electro almost universally as being the worst figure they own, they still own him. Not every figure can make the top 5, but if Electro is that bad then people wouldn’t have bought him in the first place. Personally I like him, he’s not quite a Marvel Legends figure in appearance but in any other line he’d probably get a lot more love.