Ahoy Towelites! If you know me even a tiny bit from reading my stuff on the site, you know that I’m a pretty huge Spider-Man fan. Not only that, I’m a pretty huge Diamond Select Toys fan as well. Looks like the Geek Gods are smiling on me today, as two of my favorite things are having a Mego-esque baby with new Amazing Spider-Man classic 8-inch costumed figures!
[box_light]For years, Diamond Select Toys (DST) has been re-creating the classic 8-inch, cloth-costume action figures of the 1970s, but one line has received more requests than any other: the Marvel Comics characters from Mego’s World’s Greatest Super-Heroes line. Today, DST is happy to announce a line of deluxe gift sets that are inspired by those classic figures, starting with the Amazing Spider-Man!
Painstakingly designed by the craftsmen at EMCE Toys, the Amazing Spider- Man will come as he first appeared in 1973, in his original “circle suit” costume. However, the head and costume will be removable, allowing you to use the additional heads, hands, outfits and accessories in the set to turn him into Daily Bugle photographer Peter Parker, or even a more modern comic version of the wall-crawler![/box_light]
“Getting the opportunity to make the Marvel toys inspired by my childhood has long been a goal of mine, and kicking the line off with my favorite Marvel hero, Spider-Man, was a no-brainer,” said DST director Chuck Terceira. “Offering extra parts and new outfits allow us to stay true to what made the toys great in the first place, while simultaneously updating the figures and making each one into a true collector’s item.”
The 1970s-style Spider-Man figure will come packaged in a reproduction window box inside a larger collector case, and the additional outfits and parts will come packaged on an adjacent display tray. The case will also contain a miniature booklet outlining the history of the character.
Future figures in the line will include Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine, and each will come with alternate outfits and parts. Each set will be limited to just 3,000 pieces, and retail for approximately $80. Pre-orders are open for Spider- Man now, and he will be on store shelves in late 2014.