With all this talk about the new Spider-Man costume in the upcoming film starring Andrew Garfield. I was thinking we could go back to Marvel’s Civil War where we first saw the Iron Spider-Man and take a look at one of the most talked about costumes in Spider-Man history. Love it or hate it Hasbro has made it part of their Marvel Universe toy line. Myself I am 50/50 when it comes to this costume for Spidey. I love it and hate it the same time.
Iron Man™ created this new costume for Spider-Man as a way of welcoming him to the Avengers™. It packs much of the same technology Tony Stark’s own armor does, as well as specialized cybernetics that enhance the web-slinger’s abilities. Spider-Man wore the armor with pride until the Super Hero Civil War drove him underground, forcing him to abandon it.
I have always been a fan of the design of this costume and Hasbro did a good job on making it look like Iron-Spidey, but I do have a few nitpick; such as I feel that the sculpt is too little for this figure since he comes with four attachable spider legs. I do love the iron paint job they did on it, it feels and looks like real iron. Myself, I am not a big fan of the color maroon, but yet the paint looks good. I just wish that they would have used the Spider-Man sculpt from the Spidey and Sentry two pack since it’s a bigger sculpt to help out with the extra spider legs. It’s still a good looking figure, not the best figure around, but it does its job.
Awww I am going to be a super bitch fan boy here because I have a lot of issues.
The extra legs lack any type of articulation, and are prone to falling off, just like the wings on Archangel. The extra spider legs attach to the back of the figure similarly to the way Hasbro attaches backpacks to its figures, holes. When I was trying to get photos of this figure the extra legs kept falling off. I was so mad I had to take a break from working on this review. Also this is the same body as Black Suit Spider-Man, Human Torch, Silver Surfer, Archangel and Iron Fist.
The articulation featured is the same as Iron Fist or any of the other figures with the same sculpt. The Iron Spider-Man has NO balance so it is hard to have some cool dynamic poses. He doesn’t really seem to take full advantage of a diverse articulation model like many other figures in the line. It’s just not that cool, which sucks if you ask me. I’ve tried to pose him numerous times, but it did not work. There is a lot of room for improvement for this action figure.
Well the paint job looks nice, but that’s about it. I will give Hasbro a point for making an Iron Spider-Man. If you’re a die-hard Spider-Man fan then maybe you want this figure, but if not skip it.