Team Iron Man is a Bunch of Jerks But Cosbaby Spider-Man Will Break Your Heart
The Cosbaby figures for Captain America: Civil War were revealed a while back, but Hot Toys has a late addition joining the mix. Though mostly every company's early plans for toy tie-ins were absent Spider-Man, a number of company's got the green light to show off the new version of the webhead this past week. That includes Hot Toys, who has a special set of Team Iron Man Cosbaby figures coming that specifically spotlights the new Peter Parker.
While we still have yet to see if Hot Toys will give Spidey his sixth-scale due any time soon, the Cosbaby version is a nice representation of the character. While all the Civil War Cosbaby toys have looked sharp, Spider-Man in particular stands out from the crowd. Part of that has to do with his costume being among the brightest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it's also due to the fact that his concept translates so well to the small body/big head format.
Curiously, all of the Spider-Man toys announced so far have all had him holding Captain America's shield in some form or another. It's certainly something that happens in the movie, but that he's needed to be defined as a toy by holding it is odd. But he's so darn cute though, so it's hard to let something like that bother me much. Never mind the continuity that the Captain America Cosbaby also has his shield so posing them together would be awkward. That's just my dumb toy posing brain talking. It takes up a larger percentage of my thought process than it probably should.
In this set, Spider-Man isn't the only exclusive. Hot Toys will also include a reworked Iron Man and War Machine. Tony will come unmasked and beaten up quite a bit, and the same can be said for War Machine, with this iteration based on the post-airport battle. Both are still good figures, and at least you aren't getting a complete set of duplicates if you pick up this set. The Black Panther, Black Widow and Vision all remain unchanged from their standard versions.
None of the Cosbaby figures have been announced for pre-order here in the states just yet, but we'll update this post when Sideshow Collectibles has more details.