Toy Review: Marvel Legends Spymaster (Hasbro)

Iron Man’s nemesis gets a most needed Marvel Legend action figure! Created by Allyn Brodsky, Don Heck, and Stan Lee and appearing in Iron Man #33 (January 1971), Spymaster was […]

Iron Man’s nemesis gets a most needed Marvel Legend action figure!

Created by Allyn Brodsky, Don Heck, and Stan Lee and appearing in Iron Man #33 (January 1971), Spymaster was an industrial spy that went up against Iron Man serval times. He would be a reoccurring Iron Man villain until his demise. But with comic’s revolving door of death, the Spymaster would return. I was first introduced to him in Iron Man #117 and thought he was one of the coolest villains.

I really like the look of this figure. It’s a little more slimmed down than how he appears in comics, but the basics are there that it represents the character. It looks like artist’s Mark Bright’s re-design. I love the yellow on the blue. Really pops on this figure. 

For an accessory, Spymaster comes up with a blaster. Now, this is why I love the design team over at Hasbro. The blaster is red! In Iron Man #210, for some reason colorist Adam Philips made Spymaster’s weapons red. I don’t know why, but it stuck, and honestly it worked. That is hardcore nerd knowledge right there. As a comic geek, I appreciate it!

For the Build-A-Figure piece, Winter Soldier comes with the Crimson Dynamo’s right leg. 

Bottom line, I’m so glad to get one of my favorite C-list characters as an action figure, plus it’s nice to get some more Iron Man villains. 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.