Spider-Man Adventure Hero
Review by JoshB
Sometimes things are so out there and hideous that you have to get them, else no one would believe you when you told them about them.
Such is the case with Spider-Man Adventure Hero.
It was a chilly February, and Dan, Adam and I were in New York City, doing some toy shopping in Chinatown between meetings at Toy fair.
We were just coming out of a disappointing tour of Elizabeth St when I came across this vendor. he had the usual tourist crap, and out front of his store he had a bunch of toys. Most were your garden variety bootlegs - disney toys, power rangers, etc.. But this one caught my eye. I started to take pictures of it, when the owner comes out to yell at me like I had just disgraced his family.
So, having stolen the toys soul with my magical camera, and not wanting a curse upon my family, I offered to buy it. I paid too much, but in retrospect, it was worth it.
So where to begin with this one.
Judging by the packaging there is a whole assortment of "Adventure Hero" versions of Spider-man. He plays Baseball, basketball, Soccer, he even boxes.
Of course, I got the Golf one. The juxtaposition with Golf Clubs, baseball cap, and then the sleveless shirt with tie is too awesome for words.
It's clearly a case of a Spider-Man head stuck to someone else's body. The only thing I could think of is maybe this is the body for the WWE wrestler Mankind, who wore a similar outfit.
The plastic is really cheap - a thick hard rubber. But it is very solid, with decent articulation. If it werent for the fear of poisoned paint, I might have given this to the kids.
The real treat here is the packaging. Each variant is displayed proudly on the back and someone clearly spent a lot of time on the graphics.
My favorite is the golfer Spider-Man declaring "Winning!!!"
|Posted 2 October, 2009 - 09:09 by JoshB|