New here. First post. So i picked up a few of these 2 days ago. First off let me say i went to over a dozen stores (Target, K-Mart, Meijers) That all had them in stock and oddly enough the "one to get" at the moment seems to be the wrestling gear SM. In more than a few cases it was the ONLY figure gone. New Goblin seems to be the next best seller followed by Half & Half Spidey followed by Venom. Random SM's were gon at each location. One odd instance i found nothing but the villians and 1 spider-man with the gargoyle meaning even if they heroes and Villians ship in seperate cases or something half a series worth of SM's is selling pretty well. So anyways i picked up Half & Half, Venom (As i am a completist of his), Wrestling SM & Green Goblin (As My orginals of those last 2 are lost someware).
Half Symbiote SM: My gripe isn't that the whole things made of grey plastic as much as it is the socket pins and joint pices are and thus turning the left arm or leg results inmakeing those pices stick out amongst the red & blue. Other than that it's a nice figure. Not film accurate but still kinda cool looking. It reuses the Build-A-Sandman Black suit mold.
Venom: The orginal release from the 4 that i have scene in person had a much more glossy look. The new one has a very flat look to it. It makes the figure appear to be kinda grey in color which seems a bit more film accurate. The sides of venom's mouth are now painted which added a bit of definition to the head and makes it look more like some of the SM3 venom statues that were released. However they still use the odd shade of pink that was the only real complaint from people on the original release. The eys also have almost a red/pink huge under the silver in comparrission to the orginal. U can't notice it unless you at them side by side thow. Finaly unlike the original release the venom logo on his chest/back is painted grey rather then silver like the rest of the web lineing which is also more accurate. All in all if u missed the first release this one is just as good if not better.
Wrestling SM & Green Goblin. Althow i don't have the originals at the moment anymore to compare them too they look & feel about the same. The Wrestling gear was lubed up all to hell (Yeah that sounds weird) when i opened it. I THOUGHT the original release of the goblin from 02' had gold eyes on his helmet but i may be wrong. This time their yellow. Also to note their is a packaging variation or GG. One version has the helmet on his head, the other has it next to the figure.