2014
05.06

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We’re back for another round of Know Your Foe. Today we’re taking another look at another well known Spidey foe and skilled hunter …. Kraven!

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Kraven the Hunter first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #15 in 1964. His real name is Sergei Kravinoff and he’s the half-brother of another Spidey foe, the Chameleon. His powers come from a potion he takes regularly giving him superhuman strength and senses. Along with that he is a master hunter and tactician. He’s probably best associated with one of the top Spider-Man story-lines, Kraven’s Last Hunt.

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He was released in minimate form in LCS Wave 24 paired with Back in Black Spider-Man (a rather fitting character/costume to pair with). He also has held up well over the years. I love how the details go all around the figure. And while I’m not a big fan of that particular powerhouse chest-piece sculpt, the lion face and mane detail on the front and back is excellently done. He also comes with two good accessories for his character; a large knife and rifle.

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As good as he is, there is room for improvement. I would keep the base figure the exact same; same legs, torso and arms detail. I like his face but wouldn’t mind seeing a more maniacal look. The top item to update would be his torso cover. Instead of that full cover create a new piece with open chest area so you can see his torso underneath and have sculpted detail on the front and back for his lion.

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His MMC score was a 9, I would drop that down to a 8 in hopes to get a new one with sculpted torso cover to move him back up to a 9 or possibly 10. Stay tuned for more Spidey Foes and check out Luke’s Toy Store to preorder your Deadly Foes of Spider-Man box set!

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