Spider-Man. Oh, Spider-Man. That radioactive Spider-Man. It’s funny to think that the animated series from 1994 is still being used to this day as part of the ride queue at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. When the ride launched, the cartoon had been off the air for a little over a year, but over twenty years on it is still the basis of the voice acting and character models. That’s some staying power!
In the ’90s comics were becoming big business and they were finding success in Saturday morning cartoons. Spider-Man was part of that major push by Marvel to stake a claim in children’s television. Boy did they stake that claim. Some of the shows may not be memorable now, but we had everything from Ghost Rider to the Fantastic Four running nearly back to back for a couple of years.
Out of all those series, the two that held our young attention the longest were Spider-Man: The Animated Series and X-MEN. We just saw the animated X-MEN getting some love with WolverMeme, and now Spidey is getting more attention, too.
Diamond Select is issuing an exclusive unmasked Spider-Man bust through Walmart. Set to come out in September 2021, this 6″ bust features Peter Park’s recognizable likeness and screen-accurate colors. Looking good there, tiger.
A Diamond Select Toys release! Cue guitar riff! The theme song to Spider-Man: The Animated Series will run through your head every time you look at this Walmart exclusive resin bust based on the hit cartoon! Sculpted in 1/7 scale and standing approximately 6 inches tall, this bust depicts a 1990s animated-style unmasked Spidey spraying a webline and preparing to swing. Limited to only 3,000 pieces, it comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Barry Bradfield, sculpted by Paul Harding!
Spider-Man: The Animated Series was the MCU before the MCU was a thing. Spider-Man would see cameos from nearly all of Marvel’s animated characters of the time including the X-Men, Iron Man, Daredevil, and even multi-verse Spider-Men. The series also launched a great toyline that improved what we had already seen from Toy Biz at the time.
Click here to pre-order your Spidey bust.
What are your thoughts on Spidey’s 1990s animated outing? Was Spider-Man Unlimited a good follow-up series? Let us know in the comments.
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