The Marvel Legends Spider-Man 60th Anniversary releases are kicking off Hasbro’s plastic-free action figure box initiative, and I was surprised to see the Iron Spider at Target last weekend. I’ve seen similar packaging in Hasbro’s Fort Nite action figures, but this is my first window-less action figure package I’ve bought. There’s some controversy about this, and sure enough, mine had a small nick in the eye paint. At least a scalper had not switched contents and returned the item. I was never exclusively a mint on card collector, but I will miss the ability to scrutinize an action figure’s quality before purchasing.
The price tag has indeed gone up on Marvel Legends, this figure ringing up at $31.49 retail, $1.57 off that for using my Target Red Card. While I think we deserved a third pair of wall-crawling hands for that price, the Marvel Legends brand has continued toward import quality in paint and articulation, this Iron Spider also sporting pin-less joints throughout. Hasbro knows the import market taps some of their demographic, and if they can improve some things while still coming in well under import prices, they will ask the consumer for more $$$. Regardless, this is the comic book Iron Spider that Marvel Legends fans have been waiting for.
Below, Iron Spider with my Marvel Legends Modular Iron Man. While the former’s first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man #529 in 2006, I liked this ’90s Iron Man paired with him…
WHile dipping back into the ’90s, below Iron Spider intercepts
Marvel Studios changes things from the comics, but certainly pulls a lot from them, this Avengers: Infinity War Iron Spider a fine example. There are four “waldoes” instead of three, and a lot of Spider-Man’s original look remains intact, but it’s a Spider-Man enhanced by Tony Stark’s technology. An Iron Spider, if you will.
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