Spider-Man may be one of the most common heroes to see in Marvel’s Legends line of figures. He’s relatively easy to produce, given that most versions of his suit only require a blank body. Throw on a print, sometimes red and blue paint, and yer done.
We saw at Figures.com that a new Symbiote Spider-Man would be making his way into the Legends catalog. Unfortunately, aside from being 6″ tall and $22.99, there’s little else to know right now. He doesn’t appear to come with any accessories or build-a-figure parts. Odd considering he’s priced higher than the current Legends figures.
It’s the simplicity of Spider-Man’s look that also makes him an awesome action figure. Take the Symbiote suit. Two eyes, a chest/back icon, and the squares on the hands. It’s an iconic look that has kept showing up ever since it was introduced in the early 1980s.
This isn’t the first time this classic Spidey has been in the Legends lineup. He has appeared multiple times with varying symbols and eye designs. However, this one appears more in line with the first appearance in the Secret Wars comic. The suit is less shiny, and the eyes aren’t taking up most of the head.
Symbiote Spidey was the first Spider-Man action figure I owned as a kid. This was during the 1984 Secret Wars toyline that was trying to dethrone DC’s Superpowers figures. Though the line did give us Wolverine and two Spideys, it just couldn’t match the catalog Kenner was pumping out.
Nearly every major and minor hero and villain of DC at the time was getting their own figure, it seemed. Being as outlandish as some of them were, even the vehicles made everything more appealing to us.
What are your thoughts on another Symbiote Spidey being released? What Spider-Man variations should Hasbro focus on next? Let us know in the comments.
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