Spider-man (Peter Parker, Marvel Prime)

Introduced in Amazing Fantasy #15 in August 1968, Spider-man would only go onto to be one of the most famous character in Marvel but there official mascot.

Peter Parker was a ordinary high school student, who had a love of science and as a target for bully. That all changed when he visit a science expo and was bitten by a radioactive spider, which gave him spider like powers. At first using his power to try and get money by being a wrestler, his ego allowed a crook to slip by him.Return he learnt that his Uncle Ben was shot by a burglar. Wanting revenge he track down the criminal only to learn that it was the same person he left run away. After handing the crook over to the police, he took to the street using his uncle’s word be his guide. “With great power must come great responsibility”

As Marvel Mascot, Spidey has no shotage of figures. In fact he has the most figure then any other comic book character ever!!


Made:

First Appearance

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Recommend Figure: ToyBiz Marvel Legends Series 10/ Sentinel Series First Appearance Spider-man

  • Background:
    • This is the costume that Peter Parker wore in his very first story. Legend has it that he heard that the drama club were getting rid of some costumes so he snuck in and took one of their costumes, added webs and the rest is history. While it is not much different than the main costume, it has small differences like much smaller eye and a different spider logo.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • It’s not absolutely essential but this is a First Appearance figure and it would look nice with other FA figure like FA Hulk and Iron Man. Of course this could just be my love of FA figures
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. While I wouldn’t fault Hasbro for making one on the new Spidey buck, this one represents the FA of Spidey well. You see, at the time, Peter was still a skinny teenager, which this figure represents really well, while the newer buck is like his more adult self instead

Classic

 

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Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Hobgoblin wave – Classic Spider-man (AKA the pizza eating Spidey) OR Marvel Legends Vintage wave 1 Spider-man

  • Background:
    • This is the costume that Peter Parker always comes back to. This is how many people see Spider-man as. No matter what costume wears, fans will always force Marvel to return him to this costume. Even the recent ANAD costume is basically this version with a slightly new design.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • ……………Are you kidding? If you don’t have a Classic Spider-man in your collection at this moment, then go out now and buy one. There is literally hundreds of them. So you have no excuse for not have it.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. No. A thousand times no. Spider-man has had this costume done so many times it’s ridiculous.

Symbiote / Black Suited

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Recommend Figure:Hasbro Marvel Legends Sandman Wave Symbiote Spider-man

  • Background:
    • The first major costume change Spider-man ever had. He got it during the first major company crossover, Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. His costume was in tattered and seeing how a machine repaired costumes on other heroes, he tried the machine himself and it spat out a black orb. This orb quickly wrapped around him and the Black suited was revealed.  Peter believed that the design was influenced by the new Spider-woman (Julia Carpenter), who was introduced in the Secret Wars. Returning home, he soon discovered that the suit was a living creature and soon had to get rid of it. He soon wore a black cloth version until Venom first appeared and had to give it up because it frightens Mary-Jane.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • For a Spider-man collection or if you are collecting a Spider-verse set, this one is an absolute essential. Even if it’s not, I definitely recommend getting a version of this.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. it is just got an updated figure in the Sandman wave.

Cosmic

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Recommend Figure:Hasbro Marvel Legends Homecoming Wave Cosmic Spider-man

  • Background:
    • Peter Parker was the very first person to become Captain Universe. Saving a professor, Peter was blasted with some kind of beam and gained more awesome power. Good thing to cause he had to battle Magneto and later Tri-Sentinel. After defeating Tri-Sentinel he lost the power but soon became the first in a long line of heroes to gain the Enigma Force. Some included X-23, Hulk and a female Captain Universe who joined the Avengers.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • While not essential, this is a nice addition to your Spider-man wardrobe collection. It also comes with a bearded Peter Parker head for your Spider-Verse collection and a generic male Captain Universe head if you want to get a new character instead.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. It is a perfect figure as it is. Recommend buying 2 for 2 separate characters. 3 if you want to have one for your Spider-man wardrobe, 1 for your Spider-verse version and one for Captain Universe.

Armored

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Recommend Figure:Toybiz Spider-man Classic Series 14 Web-Trap Spider-man

  • Background:
    • When a new team called the new Enforcers overpowered Spider-man. Peter had to create this suit to combat them. Basically it has armoured plate and scale mail, which was used to deflect bullets.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is an iconic costume and was seen in both the 90’s cartoon and the Spider-verse but not important. Plus, the only one we had is not that good.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. The one we have is very limited in articulation and has a stupid action feature. But I can see it being remade maybe as a swap for an armoured Spider-man II.

Iron-Spider

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Recommend Figure:Hasbro Spider-man wave 1 Iron Spider

  • Background:
    • Properly the most controversial change in Spidey history. Peter had become close to Tony Stark, becoming his right hand man. Before the Civil War began he was presented this costume because Tony thought his classic costume was stupid. After he defected to Cap’s side, Peter went back to the Black suit before returning to the classic suit. This costume was later used by the Scarlet Spiders, a group of triplet clones.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Along with the Classic and Black Suit, I think this is one of the three main costumes that you need in your Spidey Collection. If you didn’t want to have another Peter Parker, you could use it as one of the Scarlet Spiders, since only one is still alive.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. The one we got is old and on a very bad sculpt. I want to see Hasbro redo this on the Pizza Spidey and new Waldoes.

Big-Time Spider-man

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Recommend Figure:Hasbro Marvel Legends Armin Zola wave – Big-Time Spider-man

  • Background:
    • Or as Shartimus calls it, the Big-time Let down Spiderman. Thing were looking up for Peter. He had started working for Horizon Lab, had bought a big apartment and had unlimited funding for this science. So he created a number of different costumes, this one being one of them. It has the function of being able to hide from sight, sound and infrared as well has dampen them when they were used against Spider-man depending on the colour. This suit was later given to Kaine who changed it into his Scarlet Spider version.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Given how bad this figures paint is compare to the prototype and unless you have to have every Spider-man figure then I wouldn’t pick this up.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Not really no. It not that memorable and can be got cheaply on the net. But I wouldn’t mind seeing it on the Pizza Spidey.

Future Foundation

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Recommend Figure:Hasbro Marvel Legends Armin Zola wave – Future Foundation Spider-man (Variant)

  • Background:
    • It was a dark time for the F4. Johnny had been “killed” and the team decided to disband the F4 to reform as the Future Foundation and according to Johnny’s will, he wanted Spider-man to take his place. The team were given new black and white costumes which this represents.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Now that Hasbro has gone back to making Fantastic Four, (depending on The Walgreen sales),we might be seeing more version of the F4 down the line. so the likelihood of us seeing a Future Foundation version is high, so you could get it for that.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No, but I wouldn’t mind seeing it on the Pizza Spidey.

Man-Spider

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Recommend Figure: Toybiz Spider-man Classics Man-Spider

  • Background:
    • I know what you are going to say, “this was only invented for the cartoon!” and you be right except that it has been brought into the comics a good number of times, particularly even the Spider-Queen is involved.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • The monster Man-Spider very rarely appears in the comic and is unlikely to have a major storyline based on it. Even if you like the 90’s cartoon, this figure doesn’t represent it. The one recommended is very rare these days so finding it would be hard. Recommend waiting until Hasbro does their version at some point.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Oh God yes! When I make a Spidey’s legend wave I always put Man-Spider as the BAF I want to be made. Of course I seem to be alone in this opinion.

Spider-Hulk

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Recommend Figure:Toybiz Amazing Spider-man Series 17 Spider-Hulk

  • Background:
    • As stupid as it sounds, this did happen in the comics. An old enemy of the F4 brother wanted revenge so he tried to get Hulk powers but instead Spidey got the power and become the Spider-hulk. Not just a toy for children. Well, not entirely.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • While fun and a nice nod to fans, it can be skipped as it wasn’t even seen in the Spider-verse (could be wrong though)
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Not a necessary figure. Try and see if can get it get online.

Parker’s Industrys / All-New, All-Different

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Recommend Figure:Toy-R-Us Exclusive Marvel Legends 2-Pack Spider-man with Mary-Jane Watson

  • Background:
    • Peter has made Parker Industries into a huge company, making Spidey his official mascot and pretending he is his own bodyguard, having Hobby Brown (Prowler) stepping in as Spidey to make it seem that they are different people.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want to complete Spidey’s wardrobe, add another Spidey to your Spider-verse display or just want the latest version of every hero, then I recommend getting this.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • It just came out so no.

Needs

Below is a gallery of costumes that still need to be made. Click on the image to see chances of it being made. Please note that this is my personal opinion and not fact. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments below.

 

 


Alternate Universe:

Scarlet Spider / Spider-man / Jackal (Ben Reilly, Marvel Prime)  | SPIDER-WOMAN (JESSICA DREW, MARVEL PRIME)Spider-girl / Spider-woman (May “Mayday” Parker, MC2 Universe) | Spider-man 2099 (Miguel O’Hara, 2099 Universe) | Spider-man Noir (Peter Parker, Noir Universe) | Spider-Punk (Hobie Brown, Earth-138)

Teams

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