The Spectacular Spider-Man is Out and About as Marvel Select’s Next Figure
If there's one thing I know for certain, it's that there's no such thing as too many Spider-Mans. Hell, Marvel had a huge crossover with a bunch of alternate worlds and their respective Spider-Men, and some of those folks are still kicking around in various forms even though Spider-Verse ended like a decade ago. Well that's how long ago it feels since Marvel's rebooted like three times since the Spider-Verse closed its doors.
Even with all those other webslingers running around, whether its Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Spider-Ham, (formerly Ultimate) Spider-Man, Spidey, Amazing Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, fans have always had a spot in their hearts for the original recipe Spider-Man. Peter Parker has had a long history, and as such he's built up a tremendous following over decades of existence as the flagship character of the Marvel Universe. That's why it's not all that surprising to see that once again, Spider-Man will be getting his twelfth Marvel Select figure next month.
There have been more than a 125 different Marvel Select figures since the line launched in 2002. Approximately every 10 figures, Diamond puts out a version of Spider-Man. Those are some pretty good odds. Counting the upcoming Captain America: Civil War figures, Captain America himself comes in second with nine figures, so you can see just how much Spider-Man (in all his incarnations and forms) means to the Marvel Select line.
This latest version is a classic Peter Parker, and included an unmasked sculpt of Spidey's alter-ego. With only 16 points of articulation, this is one of the less articulated Spider-Man figures released in the past few years, but it should still over plenty of poseability. The four pairs of hands should help you get creative as well. You'll also get camera and mask accessories for Spidey to hold and use. It's nothing we haven't seen before in other iterations, but as a Marvel Select figure, that means it'll be the dominant Spider-Man figure available in Disney Stores.
While the body sculpt is good, and the paint app is nice, the unmasked Peter head looks a little bored with his life. As a character that's typically portrayed as enjoying life to the fullest, seeing him with such a dull expression kinda takes you out of the illusion, such as it is. This far along in Spider-Man's toy life, there are enough available that you basically have your pick of what kind of Spidey to enjoy, and I can't imagine many people picking a Peter this ambivalent about power and responsibility.
The Diamond Select Marvel Select Spectacular Spider-Man is available for pre-order now for $24.95, and is expected to arrive by Feb. 29.
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