If anyone had ever wanted to bet me that I’d be writing four articles about Hasbro Marvel Titan Hero figures in a one-week span, I’d be paying up right now. I promised myself that I’m not buying any of these 12″ figures and I’m sticking to it, but it’s getting a bit more difficult when Hasbro keeps bringing out obscure favorites. And the latest carrot? One of the most dopey and lovable Spider-Man costumes ever–the 12″ Spider-Armor Spider-Man Titan Hero figure!
The Titan Heroes Collection figures set contains five previously-released figures: Titan Hero Hulk, Titan Hero Captain America, Titan Hero Wolverine, Titan Hero Iron Man and Titan Hero Thor. Some of these figures are a bit hard to find in stores now, so if you want to build a Titan Hero 12″ figure collection quickly and easily, this set will definitely help you out.
But a Target exclusive box set wouldn’t be complete without at least one exclusive figure, and this time out that exclusive happens to be a really fun variant: Spider-Armor Spider-Man! Ah, the 90’s! What a great time it was, giving us concepts like Armored Spider-Man. Created in 1993 for Web of Spider-Man #100, this doofy armor-plated Spider-Man suit literally got destroyed in the very comic it was created in.
It’s pretty crazy, but the number of toys and action figures of Spider-Armor Spider-Man now way, way exceed the number of appearances it actually made in comic books! As one of the more silly Spider-Man costumes ever created (and a favorite alternate costume to be used as a skin in video games), many Spidey fans have a special place in their hearts for the Spider-Man Spider-Armor Mark I. This variant isn’t enough to get me to buy a Titan Hero set, but I do think it’s a really cool idea on Hasbro’s part.
The Marvel Titan Heroes Collection six-figure box set retails for $49.99 at Target, about $8.33 per figure. That’s a better price than buying the 12″ Titan Hero action figures at $10 each, and you can’t buy the Titan Hero Armored Spider-Man figure separately anyway, so if you should want him, this box set is (obviously) the way to go.
Are any of you planning on grabbing the Spider-Armor Spider-Man Titan Hero Series box set, Marvel collectors? Is Hasbro starting to win you over at all with the Titan Heroes figures, or are these value-priced 12″ figures still a complete thumbs-down from you?