Things were looking up for action figure Spidey and every few years or so ,a new, more efficient version would be released.I ,for one,couldn't wait to see what the 90's would have In store.I mean,with technology booming,cartoons premiering ,It was definitely time for "THE" Spider-Man action figure to be unveiled.And then... we got...
ToyBiz decided to jump into the Marvel super hero foray with their own line of gimmick heavy action figures. And Spider-Man ,imo,got the short end of the stick.Nothing ruined an action figure for me more than permanently attached weapons or accessories to their hands. In this case ,It was worst than a weapon.Try two gigantic suction cups that constantly had to be licked in order for them to stick to anything .And they did It to Nightcrawler ,too!But I'll save that for another post.Needless to say ,many kids cut the suction cups right off of their Spidey figures and I was one of them.
Even on the card back illustration,Spider-Man was drawn with the two "specially designed suction cups" on his hands.Smh.
Funny thing Is ,this version Is pretty popular today among most collectors.If only for nostalgia's sake.This one's carded but stapled shut,so I'll be taking him out of the packaging . I was also lucky enough to find It for a decent price.Well under the $20 It was trending at.Thus,my hunt for the first wave of Toy Biz Marvel Superhero figures begins.