It’s safe to say that nobody expected much from Sony when they announced that a Venom movie was in development. Having just released The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a film that made Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four flick look like Citizen Kane in comparison, the bar was set so low that Australians could do pull-ups on it.
And then along came actor Tom Hardy and director Ruben Fleischer, who put together a movie experience that was…surprisingly fun! Perfect? Not by a long shot. But a fun romp with a beloved anti-hero brought to life by Hardy’s talent for acting and silly accents? Heck yeah, I enjoyed that! What I really enjoyed was how well designed Venom actually was.
Here was an absolute unit of symbiotic slime, alien under the sheets, and lethal in the streets. If you’re a toy fan, the wait for Hot Toys to finally get around to crafting Spider-Man’s greatest enemy/rival/ally has been an excruciatingly long one. But here it is, at long last, and in creepy detail!
Here’s what this version will include according to Hot Toys:
- Approximately 38cm tall
- High level of detailed sculpting on the texture of his skin
- Fearsome fanged mouth and tongue
- Body painted with black polarized paint that gives natural shiny glow from different viewing angles
- Two newly developed head sculpts featuring a grinning head sculpt, as well as a head sculpt with fanged mouth and interchangeable protruding tongues
- Interchangeable weapons and accessories including symbiote weapons and Riot’s symbiote sword
- Multiple symbiote accessories attachable to figure’s back spewing black liquid
- Matching hands for iconic gestures
- Movie-themed figure stand
- Special Edition available in selected markets will include one additional Venom maw with symbiote accessory
Groovy. Sideshow Collectibles has the special edition of the figure listed for $405 and a release date of January to March in 2022.
Last Updated: November 6, 2020