Marvel Legends – Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) vs Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) vs Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Left: Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) Right: Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Here’s my favourite Marvel character, Spider-man, in his black costume. Spidey first got it during Marvel’s Secret Wars. It turned out to be a symbiote which wants to bond permanently with him, so he found Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four to help remove it.

Later on, he donned a black costume again, but this time it was just a costume which was black, with no involvement of the symbiote. You can find more about the Black Costume Spider-man here.

These two similar Black Costume Spider-man figures depicts the two instances; the 2-pack Black Costume Spidey is Peter Parker in a black-coloured Spider-man costume, whereas the Sandman BAF Wave Black Costume is the symbiote costume.

Marvel Legends - Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) vs Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Left: Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) Right: Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

The 2-pack Black Costume Spider-man comes with a pair of web-shooting hands and a pair of fists. He also has a battered face as a tribute to the ‘Kraven’s Last Hunt‘ storyline, where he was beaten up, drugged and buried alive. Unfortunately, Hasbro used the same head as the Peter Parker head from another figure, so he has a smirk/smile on his face.

The Sandman Wave Black Costume Spider-man has a pair of wall-crawling hands and a pair of fists. When Spidey had the black costume, he could shoot organic webbing which is produced by the symbiote, instead of using his web shooters. He shoots it from the top of his hand, through that black dot on the white part. That’s the reason there’s a black dot there, and there isn’t on the hands of the 2-pack Black costume Spidey (as that is a normal costume, and he uses his normal web-shooters.

Both of them uses the Pizza Spider-man body mold.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) vs Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Left: Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) Right: Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Different artist have drawn the logo slightly differently. You can see the antenna of the spider logo is slightly different for them. The body of spider logo on the 2-pack Black Costume Spider-man is also slightly longer such that it reaches the waist swivel.

The heads are exactly the same.

Marvel Legends - Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) vs Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Left: Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) Right: Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

The antenna of the spider logo is also different at the back. There’s a hole there as per the Pizza Spidey body mold. It’s a useless hole which serves no purpose.

Marvel Legends - Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) vs Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Left: Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) Right: Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

As mentioned above, the 2-pack Black Costume Spidey does not have the black dot at the white paintwork at the top of the hands.

The Sandman wave Black Costume Spidey has dots as that’s where he shoots the organic webbing from (which is produced by the symbiote.

TL;DR

Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven):

+ Pizza Spidey body mold

+ Different antenna on the spider logo on the chest and back

+ Comes with a pair of fists and a pair of web-shooting hands

+ Hands has no black dot on the white part at the top of the hands

+ Comes with alternate injured unmasked face

Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave):

+ Pizza Spidey body mold

+ Different antenna on the spider logo on the chest and back

+ Comes with a pair of fists and a pair of wall-crawling hands

+ Hands has a black dot on the white part at the top of the hands

– Does not come with any alternate head

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) vs Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

Left: Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) Middle: Spider-man (Hobgoblin BAF Wave) Right: Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave)

I’m a Spider-man fan, so I’m a sucker for such a minor detail like the presence of the black dot on the hands. It’s signifies different era of the costume; when he had the symbiote (with black dot) and when he didn’t (no black dot). So I’m definitely keeping both!

>>You can buy the Black Costume Spider-man (2-pack with Kraven) here.<<

>>You can buy the Black Costume Spider-man (Sandman BAF Wave) here.<<

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