Hobgoblin (Macendale)


  • Real Name: Jason Philip Macendale, Jr.
  • AKA: Jack O’Lantern, Jason Macendale
  • Family: Jason Philip Macendale, Sr. (father); Patricia Macendale (mother, deceased); Karen Macendale (ex-wife); Jay Macendale (son)
  • Base of Operation: Mobile
  • Identity: Secret Identity
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Divorced
  • Occupation: Freelance terrorist, assassin, mercenary
  • Education: 
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
  • Weight: 210 lbs (95.25 kg)
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Black
  • Origin: Human mutated by the Calypso Serum and Cyborg; formerly possessed by Demogoblin
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

He would do anything to get ahead, even let a demon possess him. Introduced in Machine Man #19 (1981) by Tom DeFalco and Steve Ditko, the former Marines and CIA agent turned to mercenary as the first Jack O’Lantern. He would become rivals with Hobgoblin during a gang war and was the person behind the killing of Ned Leeds, believing him to be the true Hobgoblin. He would then take the identity of Hobgoblin, not knowing that he had killed a fake. During the Inferno event, he would make a deal with a demon, transforming him into a demonic version of the Hobgoblin.

After working with Carrion to defeat Spider-man, he would join with the Sinister Six. However, the demon in his body would later split from Macendale and became Demogoblin. He would regain his powers when Kraven’s son, the Grim Hunter, gave Macendale his father formula. He would rejoin the Sinister Six after Doc Ock’s death and would eventually lead the team when it became the Sinister Seven. He would later begin working for Gaunt who transformed his body into a cyborg. He would be defeat by Spider-man. Sent to prison, he was later killed by the original Hobgoblin (Kingsley). He was one of many villains resurrected by Ben Reilly’s Jackal.

Macendale is probably the second most famous version of the Hobgoblin, mostly due to his role in the 90’s Spider-man cartoon. He has receive a number of figure over the years, including the classic version of Kingsley costume. He receive a figure as part of the Toybiz Spider-man Classics line, which was re-released later in the line. While he would later receive an figure when his demonic head was included in the Space Venom’s Hobgoblin figure.

Forth Hobgoblin

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man Space Venom wave – Hobgoblin

  • Background:
    • Believing that Ned Leeds was the original Hobgoblin, Macendale had Leeds killed. He would then take the identity of Hobgoblin, without knowing that Kingsley had allowed him to do so so he could work behind the scenes. He first were the classic version of the costume
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • As one of Spider-man most famous character it will be needed for a Spider-man’s villains collection. However, if you want a more unique look for the character then use the alternate head for the look below and use this for Kingsley.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. 

Demonic Hobgoblin

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Spider-man Space Venom wave – Hobgoblin (Swappable Head)

  • Background:
    • During the Inferno event, Macendale used this chance to gain more powers. He made a deal with a demon that transformed his body into a demon hobgoblin. It should be noted that this is not a costume as his body was actually transformed into this. The demon would later leave him becoming Demogoblin, and Macendale returned to normal.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you are looking for a more unique design for a Macendale Hobgoblin, then I recommend getting this for that. Use the normal head for Kingsley.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. 


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