Marvel Legends – Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) vs Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

The Figures

Marvel Legends - Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) vs Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Left: Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) Right: Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Here is another character that got re-released quite fast. Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave) came out in 2016, and Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) was released in 2018. Although we get an unmasked Brock head, I wish they released a new character instead.

Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) comes with tendrils that can be attached to the shoulders and an unmasked Eddie Brock, while Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave) comes with an extra pair of alternate hands and a ‘Venom with tongue’ head.

Marvel Legends - Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) vs Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Left:Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) Right:Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Besides the accessories, the figure itself is identical. The black paintwork is very slightly different actually; only when you have both in hand that you can compare them (one is extremely slightly darker than the other). A negligible difference to me.

Differences

Marvel Legends - Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) vs Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Left:Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) Middle & Right:Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

The middle head is based on Todd Mcfarlane’s drawing of Venom in the comics. The left and right are kinda similar except the tongue. These are the different renditions of Venom over the years by different artists.

Marvel Legends - Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) vs Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Left:Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) Middle & Right:Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Above is the side view of the heads. I like the Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave) heads. He’s been drawn with and without tongue over the years, so having different options for the head is good.

TL;DR

Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave):

+ Unmasked Eddie Brock head

+ Tendrils that can be attached to the shoulders

+ Same body mold as Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

– Only comes with fists, no alternate hands

Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave):

+ Comes with 2 Venom heads (Todd Mcfarlane version (no tongue), and Venom with tongue)

+ Two pairs of hands; a pair of fists and a pair of clawed hands

+ Same body mold as Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave)

My Verdict

Marvel Legends - Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) vs Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

Left:Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) Right:Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

If you plan to get one, it comes down to whether you want the unmasked head, or a different Venom head. I prefer the Absorbing Man BAF Wave Venom as it provides me options on which head to use, and also an alternate hand. The Eddie Brock head is kinda expressionless but still great to have.

If you want all three venom head AND the unmasked head, you’ll have to buy both figures. Heh. Unless you manage to find someone who is wiling to sell just the head.

Buy the Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) here.

Buy the Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave) here.

Marvel Legends - Venom (Monster Venom BAF Wave) vs Venom (Absorbing Man BAF Wave)

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