#394 - Black Costume Spider-Man/Kraven the Hunter
While Spider-Man has many super-powered enemies, one of his oldest and greatest is the powerless, but cunning, Kraven the Hunter.
This is kind of awesome. While you do get a full Minimate when you buy this set, we've had plenty of black-suited Spideys before. This one, paired with Kraven, is meant to represent the iconic cover of Web of Spider-Man #32, with him rising from his own grave. To that end, the set includes a mound of dirt that fits in his head, a "Here Lies Spider-Man, Slain by the Hunter" tombstone, and then, at last, more dirt: this time a base the torso can plug into after you take off his legs. Who knew a desecrated grave could be such a fun design!
Sergei Kravinoff has hunted everything that walks, flies or swims on the Earth, but the greatest hunt of all is his quest to capture Spider-Man.
It's been a solid decade since we got our last Kraven, so this one shows a lot of improvement. The belt is a new piece, with actual "teeth" sticking off the sides rather than just being painted on, and the lion-head vest is a fully sculpted mold, rather than trying to force it all onto a powerhouse chest cap. The paint tampo in the face is finer and more delicate than before, though they have given him a goatee instead of a separate mustache and beard. He has leopard-print capri pants, like he's going out for drinks with the girls, and is armed with a spear and a gigantic knife, also like he's going out for drinks with the girls.
Series 77 is one of the ones that has a Build-A-Figure, so the set includes some pieces for that. The figure is the Spider-Slayer, and the piece is its head/helmet.
Would have liked a rifle thrown in. Was sort of important for the arc
Especially since the last set, which paired these exact two characters, had one! Why not use that same mold?
Maybe the build a figure included. It wouldn't be difficult there is one molded