Hot Toys’ First ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Figure Shows Being a Hero is No Sweat
Boy that new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer sure does give away a whole bunch of the movie, does it not? That's okay though. Any time we can see the delightful new Spider-Man in action is a good time. The trailer is chock full of narrative elements, and spends some time showing off the costume Tony Stark gave him in Civil War, but it also reveals one of Peter's earlier suits.
While I definitely thought the homemade costume we'd been seeing in action figures was just going to play a bit part in the film, it looks like the budget wall-crawler outfit has a larger spot in the film than expected. Maybe that's why it's going to be the focus of Hot Toys' first official Spider-Man: Homecoming toy.
Now I'm still not the biggest fan of this look, and the way the trailer breaks down how Peter gets this suit seems completely backwards. I don't know if Sony and Marvel think they're subverting the origin story by having him go from an amazing suit to a rather ordinary one, but it just seems weird to see Spidey in a complete sweat suit during what appears to be the final third of the film.
It seems unusually cruel for Tony to take away Spider-Man's clothes too. Like, dude, come on.
Anyway, in spite of my personal feelings about the loungewear Spider-Man, Hot Toys has done a nice job tailoring its Peter Parker. The hoodie and sweatpants look like they'll provide plenty of flexibility for posing, which is definitely something I worry about with the more form-fitting spandex duds. The prototype images show a very solid range of poses too, which bodes well for the final production samples. Of course, all of that is subject to change over the course of the next nine months while the figure is manufactured.
We don't get to see what Hot Toys' Tom Holland head sculpt looks like, but we do know that one will be included with this figure. We do however get to see that even though Tony took his cool mask away, this homemade Spider-Man still has articulated eyes as only a high school genius could make them from scraps. It looks like the handful of eyes included will be interchangeable in whatever form you want, but it might be a case like the recent Batman figures where both eyes are attached in the rear. Guess we'll have to wait a few months to find out just how many different expressions we'll be able to make with the webhead.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming Homemade Suit figure is available for pre-order now for $219.99, and is expected to arrive in Q4 2017.