Spectacular Spider-Man Swings into Stores!
January 13, 2008


Making the rounds on the net are these solict pics of the first assortment of the Hasbro toy line that ties-into the upcoming Spectacular Spider-Man animated series on Kid’s WB. Shown are Symbiote costume Spidey, Spider-Man with interchangeable Peter Parker Head, Venom, and Dr. Octopus.

Faithfully based on designs by Sean "Cheeks" Galloway, best known for his awesome Teen Titans comic covers, these figures are already dividing fans with some wanting toys more in line with Marvel Legends. But this is most definitely a kid focused line, and one that is very true to the source material so those complaints are likely to fall on deaf ears. Personally, I would have liked to see them even less articulation, as Galloway’s art lends itself to a more streamlined interpretation. But to each his own. We predict that these things will sell like wheatcakes, so be prepared for a few years worth of this style on the pegs.

And check out the character model sheet, courtesy of Galloway’s blog:


Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
AFi Editor-In-Chief Jason Geyer has been part of the online pop culture world for nearly 20 years, having founded some of the very first toy sites on the web including Raving Toy Maniac, ToyOtter, and now Action Figure Insider. Along the way he helped pioneer online coverage of industry events such as San Diego Comic Con, E3, Toy Fair, and CES. He is also a former toy designer who is now a marketing genius. If he does say so himself. And he does.
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