Venom (Mac Gargan) (Marvel Legends) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:38280
Name:Venom (Mac Gargan)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Date Added:April 11, 2012
Base Figure:Spider-Man Classics Venom
Height:6.00 inches
My entry into the Shapeshifter's contest is an older custom of mine, but one I'm really happy with. Usually, when I post older work, I repaint and make minor modifications before taking pictures. This figure needed no changes. As far as I'm concerned, he was done as well as he needed to be the moment I finished him three years ago. Now I share him with the Realm. Say hi to the third (major) host of the Venom symbiote, Mac Gargan, the Scorpio-Venom!

Simple custom, really, but a necessary one in my opinion. Never cared for the design of the scorpion tail on Hasbro's Venom figures (too bulky, and insectoid), or the spider logo they used (wrong logo on the first release, too spindly and stylized on the second). I based this off Scorpio-Venom's first appearance. I started with a basic Eddie Venom, carved out the eyes, repainted the spider, and gave him a slimmer, faster-looking tail from an old pre-legends ToyBiz Scorpion figure. It's more flexible because it's thinner and wired rather than jointed. Texturing on the tail is a combination of hot glue and gouging the tail's surface with a Dremel to give it an oozy, sybiote look.

Dead last, huh? Heh, oh well. It IS a really basic figure. I hadn't planned on entering this contest in the first place, but since I had Venom on the block anyway, I though, "why not?" Didn't really have a dog in this fight, so I'm fine with the result. And really, everyone else's work was top notch. Absorbing Man TOTALLY deserved the win!


User Comments
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Saturday, April 28, 2012
really like the changes to the fig, makes much more sense and greater poseability. great work as always.
Batman1016 -
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thanks. I thought it worked well, anyway.
Voting ends for the Shapeshifters Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Monday, April 23, 2012
Bushinryus40th -
Friday, April 20, 2012
Nice work, but I can't help but wonder did Hasbros dearticulated rerelease of this guy get shorter than the Toybiz version? Because the guy looks pretty tall! Hmmmmmmm.
Batman1016 -
Monday, April 23, 2012
Actually, yes! After reading your comment, I looked up some photos, and it turns out, the most recent version of Scorpio-Venom is a new mold, at least from the waist up, possibly the whole figure. And he is, indeed, notably shorter! AND he has the wrong spider emblem on his chest! Google "shinfellfromthesky venom april 2009" for the comparison shots.

I still say the Sinister Six-pack version is the best Venom figure available . . . and THAT'S just a Sabretooth with a Venom head! Anyway, thanks for looking!
Bushinryus40th -
Monday, April 23, 2012
Thanks for the link bro. I just checked it out and as I suspected he is much shorter.
JmTrtt -
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
You know this looks totally amazing in every definition of the term, but I fail to see how it keeps with the Shapeshifter theme.
Batman1016 -
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Thanks for the compliment!

As for Shapeshifters . . . in Marvel, the Symbiotes are a race of parasitic, shape-shifting creatures. They bond with the host and take whatever physical form the host desires. Case in point: Eddie Brock never needed a tail, but when the Venom Symbiote left him and joined with Mac Gargan, his preferred fighting style demanded it (note, that isn't his traditional scorpion costume covered in ooze, his costume was removed . . . the tail is part of the Symbiote). Plus, Gargan just isn't that big on his own.
NeCrollector -
Monday, April 16, 2012
Batman1016 -
Monday, April 23, 2012
Voting begins for the Shapeshifters Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Monday, April 16, 2012
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