Spider-Man Homecoming is still more than five months away from hitting theaters, but the hype for the movie and the demand for toys is already starting to build! And so, this week Hasbro announced their non-Marvel Legends Spider-Man Homecoming 6″ figures, along with some surprising larger items: not only is Spidey getting a new race car, but the Hasbro Spider-Man Homecoming movie toys will include not one, but two big 6″ scale figure playsets!
Intuition tells me Hasbro is playing it safe and going conservative with Legends figures for this movie. Even so, Hasbro definitely has some fun stuff lined up for the kiddos in their child-oriented lines…
Probably the most interesting of the non-Legends 6″ figures is the Homemade Costume Spider-Man figure. With the red hoodie with Spider-logo on it and blue costume underneath, this is sort of like an inverse Scarlet Spider! I’m sort of sad Marvel Studios didn’t opt for the blue hoodie and red undersuit, honestly, but I do think this figure looks fun.
For those who like their Spideys looking a bit more “professional”, there’s also a plain Spider-Man movie figure with a removable web-shooting rocket launcher. It’s ridiculous, but also removable, so I’m not gonna complain.
Rounding out the series is the movie Vulture figure, who I think looks decent enough to function as a stand-in and will be a good choice for collectors who don’t wanna fork out for the massive Build-A-Figure jet pack wings.
There’s both another Vulture six inch figure with larger and more interesting wings, as well as Spider-Man with dual web-shooting action feature and… a… backpack? I mean, I guess Peter Parker is a high school student, right?
We adult collectors are absolutely not the target audience for this, so I’m not going to pass judgment on it. Young kids will probably really enjoy this.
I’m not crazy about the “Spider-Man” text written all over the Mega City playset (and hopefully those parts are removable), but it looks like a pretty fun and crazy set regardless. And hey, when was the last time a four foot tall Marvel playset was released?!
Meanwhile, the smaller Vulture Attack playset building looks really amusing and I think a lot of adult collectors may end up scooping it up for their own collections as a display piece.
I’ll be sure to take lots of in-person photos of these items at New York Toy Fair 2017 in February, so be sure to follow the Marvel Toy News Facebook and Twitter Pages if you don’t want to miss anything awesome during the event.
What do you think of the kid-centric toys Hasbro has lined up for the Spider-Man Homecoming movie, Marvel collectors? Have any of these figures or complementary items caught your interest, or are you sticking with the adult-oriented Marvel collectibles for the film?