SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming Figure Revealed!

UPDATE 4/8/2017: We weren’t absolutely sure until it happened, but the Bandai S.H. Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming figure is now up for order in the U.S.! And better still, we’ve got two different options for ordering him! Along with the $65 and free shipping Japanese versions at that link, Bluefin Distribution will also be distributing a U.S. Exclusive version of Homecoming Spidey with a “Tamashii Option Act Wall”… for $35 more. Which option (if either) are you opting for, Marvel collectors?

SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming Six Inch Figure Pre-OrderORIGINAL: Ready to have your mind blown (presuming you’re not a hardcore import figure fan who already knows this)? There has never been a Bandai SH Figuarts Spider-Man figure released. No, seriously! Those other import Spideys you’ve seen? MAFEX. Revoltech. Play Arts Kai. Even SCultures. But this summer, the Bandai Marvel figures universe finally gets expanded with Marvel’s biggest star: the first-ever S.H. Figuarts Spider-Man figure has now been revealed!

Spider-Man Homecoming Figure Figure Revealed

With the Marvel Legends Spider-Man Homecoming figures expected to go up for pre-order any time in the next few weeks now (my best total guess would be right on April 1st)–and Bandai Japan having announced the license acquisition for Spider-Man Homecoming a while back–that it was about time we see the Spider-Man Figuarts go up for order.

And lo and behold, care of Figure King magazine scans by Tag Hobby, Homecoming Spider-Man has now swung in!

Homecoming Spider-Man Figuarts FigureObviously we’ll be seeing hi-res official images of this figure in the next week or so, but at a glance, I think the Spider-Man Homecoming Figuarts is looking pretty snazzy. The Bandai Figuars trademark extreme articulation is clearly present, although I can already tell many collectors are going to hate how the lines on the suit have been executed.

Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming Emotive EyesBandai is giving us a pretty neat assortment of accessories with this 6″ figure (including some Hasbro has never done): interchangeable emotive eyes, interchangeable hands, web effects pieces, a backpack and even a cell phone! This Spidey figure is gonna be fun.

Spider-Man Homecoming SH Figuarts FigureYou’ll notice that there’s no Tom Holland Peter Parker head shown in the photos, and I don’t think that’s an oversight: other than Captain America and Iron Man, I don’t recall Bandai Japan ever doing an alternate unmasked head for any of their Marvel characters. Maybe for a future Spidey!

SH Figuarts Homecoming Spider-Man Accessories Backpack Cellphone

Overseas, this Bandai Spider-Man Homecoming figure will retail for 6,264 Japanese yen (around $55 USD), but the figure would need to be imported from Asia directly (with international shipping fees) in order to get him as shown here. We’ve been spoiled since the fall by getting three consecutive Marvel Figuarts figures, released in the United States by Bluefin Distribution, but there’s no word yet on if this Spider-Man Homecoming figure will follow that trend.

The North American license that Bluefin Distribution has doesn’t allow them to release the Marvel S.H. Figuarts figures by themselves in the same manner as they’re released overseas, and I’m hard-pressed to think of a big, expensive accessory they could include to get the figure over $80 so that it can be released under their license. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming Figure Magazine Scans PhotosThe SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming figure should be up for order later this month, and is scheduled to be released in August 2017. While a U.S. official release is still unknown, we do know for sure that importers like WoozyMoo and BBTS will stock this figure for certain. I’ll post direct links to pre-order Spidey from here and the Marvel Toy News Twitter and Facebook Pages just as soon as this figure goes live up for sale.

Now that the long-awaited S.H. Figuarts Homecoming Spider-Man figure has been revealed, what do you think of it, Marvel collectors? And more importantly, how do you think it compares to the other versions we’ve seen such as the Marvel Legends and MAFEX? Which company will be getting your 6″ Spider-Man Homecoming love (oh, and dollars)?


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SH Figuarts Spider-Man Homecoming Figure Revealed! — 9 Comments

  1. I’m freaking psyched!!! Am I a little disappointed by the execution of the costume webbing design? A little, but I’m sure all will be fine in the end. I love Spider-Man and I love SH Figuarts so, the two are a match made in heaven for me! It truly is a great year to be a Spidey fan! I’ve got Kaiyodo, Marvel Legends, MAFEX, SH Figuarts, Marvel Select and probably so much more to choose from! Aw, who am I kidding?! I’ll be getting them all! Oh, and an awesome-looking movie is coming out to boot!

  2. Looks nice but I wouldn’t get this one if I had the Spiderman 2 mafex already. The original costume still looks better. Oldies are goldies, etc. etc.

      • I’m also considering price. The price of this Figuarts is straight up abuse. It should not cost more than $50. The fact is, some people choose how to spend their money. They don’t buy every scale, and if I had to choose between this and the NECA for $25 more, I’d choose NECA. BTW, I’ve seen the NECA Spidey and it is in their TMNT league of quality.

        • I’m not telling you how to spend your money, I’m just saying that for many collectors, it’s not a choice between the NECA and the Figuarts, because they don’t collect one of the two scales. No matter how good the NECA looks to them, they’re not gonna get it, because they just don’t collect 1/4 scale, whether that be for space reasons or something else.

          Also, as far as I can tell NECA hasn’t actually shown off their 1/4 Spidey, they’ve just revealed that they’re making one, and showed off a bit of artwork. Also, they revealed their life-size Spidey statue.

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