Toy Fair: Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming & Star-Lord Figures!

Earlier today I discussed the Marvel Select Netflix Daredevil and Spider-Gwen figures that we weren’t expecting to see debut at New York Toy Fair 2017 over the weekend, and now it’s time to take a look at the two figures we absolutely were expecting to see premiere at the show: Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming costume and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Star-Lord! DST is one of the last companies to reveal their interpretations of these characters, so I was worried they might be overshadowed–but these are two Marvel Select movie figures that absolutely do not disappoint…

Toy Fair 2017 Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming Figure

While I really enjoyed the introduction of Tom Holland as Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” last year, I’ve never been terribly excited about the prospect of another solo Spider-Man movie so soon after the many other ones. So while the Marvel Legends Spider-Man Homecoming figures look pretty decent, I’ve still had a hard time drumming up enthusiasm for them.

But when I saw the Marvel Select Homecoming Spider-Man figure on display in the Diamond Select Toys booth at New York Toy Fair 2017 over the weekend, that was the first time I smiled and thought to myself “I’ve got to have that Spider-Man Homecoming figure”.

New York Toy Fair 2017 Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming 7 Inch FigureThe slim body proportions and the incredibly well-done eyes on this 7″ Homecoming Spidey simply look better to me than the Hasbro versions, despite how much I love Marvel Legends.

Close-Up of Marvel Select Homecoming Spider-Man Movie FigureThe bad news is that no unmasked Tom Holland head is scheduled to be released with the mass-release Marvel Select Homecoming Spider-Man figure right now, and a Disney Store exclusive unmasked version also hasn’t been locked in yet. So it’s possible we may be waiting a while for an unmasked Marvel Select MCU Spider-Man figure.

2017 Toy Fair DST Spider-Man Homecoming Action FigureAlso, thanks to Zach at DST for being really good about the fact that I knocked over the placard for this figure at Toy Fair and exploded all of the prototype Spidey’s alternate hands all over the floor. You’re a prince, Zach!

Toy Fair Marvel Select Star-Lord FigureMeanwhile, another major MCU character getting his first Select figure was also on display: Marvel Select Star-Lord! Star-Lord will be packaged with Rocket Raccoon when he’s released, but Rocket wasn’t ready to debut yet at NY Toy Fair.

Toy Fair 2017 Diamond Select Toys Star-Lord Marvel Movie Figure

The DST Star-Lord figure wasn’t posed in terribly thrilling fashion at the show and didn’t have a Chris Pratt likeness to show off at all (nor is one confirmed for the figure), but I was reasonably happy with the figure. One of Star-Lord’s Element Guns was also displayed next to the figure.

The paint deco and sculpting detail on the Star-Lord Select figure were both very nice, but I just wasn’t blown away by this take on Peter Quill in the same manner as I was by the incredibly impressive Marvel Gallery Guardians of the Galaxy statues line.

Marvel Select Star-Lord Action Figure at 2017 Toy FairThe Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming and Star-Lord figures are now up for order, and are scheduled to be released in summer 2017. These are movie figures which only get one production run each and cannot be reprinted (because of the one-year licensing period DST has for the movies), so definitely make sure you pre-order these if you want them–some retailers are already selling out at the pre-order stage.

Now that the elusive Homecoming Spidey and Star-Lord figures have made their long-awaited appearances, what do you think, Marvel collectors? Has your anticipation for these figures grown (or shrunk) now that you’ve actually seen them outside of silhouettes, and will you be buying these new toys this summer?


Toy Fair: Marvel Select Spider-Man Homecoming & Star-Lord Figures! — 8 Comments

  1. I’m really not a fan of this Spidey costume. Doesn’t help that in Civil War and in the Homecoming trailers, he always looks like he’s CGI.

    As much as I hated the Amazing Spider-man flicks, that ASM2 costume was perfection.

  2. I think we’re gonna agree to disagree on the Select vs. Legends Spidey debate- I’ll grant that it’s got a better sculpt (par for the course for DST) but the one torso joint looks super limiting, and man, I REALLY wish they’d stop using those eighty billion year old DC Classics-style hip joints, DST keeps using them and they always look terrible. They’re super distracting to me. Still, to DST for going the extra mile to get Spidey’s costume webs down pat.

    Star-Lord’s sculpt work looks good, but… I dunno, his jacket seems a little bulky. And he’s sporting those same hip joints. I REALLY like those gloves, though.

  3. For me, this is a great year to be a Spidey fan! We get an awesome looking movie and we get figures from Marvel legends, Kaiyodo, MAFEX, SH Figuats, Marvel Select etc! So many options! I for one pre-ordered this Select as soon as it was available for pre-order. That being said, I am also in agreement that the style of joints used in the crotch area isn’t desirable. The rest of the figure looks awesome! But those joints, ugh.

  4. I’ve been a big fan of marvel select they’re sculpting and the material that they use on their figures has it’s own weight, and the price….But that SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING figure take my breath away…It’s beautiful…From the smooth red sections of the suit,the thin sclupted web caught,and the comic eyes, textured blue section, man this is an absolute perfection what they do to the SPIDEY….Totaly gonna pick this one up (the marvel legends just disapoint me a lot )…Compare this and the MAFEX one…. They’re almost the same…Best homecoming SPIDEY figure…