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"Iron Spiderman"

Hasbro strikes while the Iron is hot

By Carlos Mejia     February 22, 2007

The Spiderman Origin series has had a considerable amount of pressure on its shoulders from the legions of devoted and hungry fans since Hasbro acquired Toy Biz with the Iron Spiderman figure being one of the most anticipated figures. The costume debut a year ago in Amazing Spiderman #529 and fan reception has been mixed. Tony Stark made the suit in the comic book, and it enhances Spiderman’s abilities and adds a plethora of cool gadgets. So it was only natural to make an action figure of the new look.  

When Toy Biz was dissolved into Hasbro the collector market was waiting on pins and needles to see the results and the Spiderman Origin series delivered! The entire series is based on the various costumes that the webhead has had throughout the years. It’s a great idea and Hasbro did a great a job for each costume for every series. Despite your opinion on the Iron Spiderman look, it is an awesome figure and proves its worth in comic history. 

The figure has over 30 points of articulation (the Marvel Legends standard) comes with three spider-arms attached to his back, has an incredible paint job (shop around for the right one because some figures don’t look too great) and is all around a great figure. It’s pretty much a Spiderman figure with a new look and three extra spider arms, but it gives the costume some more credibility. The spider arms are detachable and do move, but probably not as much as you would like them to. Despite that it’s a nice and impressive extra feature. From the entire series, it’s the best figure with the Spiderman 2099 coming in a close second.  

Hasbro’s Iron Spidey is much better than Marvel Select’s Iron Spiderman and if you had to choose between the two, you’re better off getting this one as the other is a bit lackluster in comparison. No matter how you feel about the costume, it’s a great figure to own as it’s a piece of Spiderman history. 

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bernini 2/22/2007 10:30:06 AM
*ahem* This is a bit anal, but it really, really REALLY drives me nuts. It's bad enough when the general public makes this error, but a "leading" geek site? One more strike against Mania and their crappy editorial control... it's Spider *DASH* Man! Got it? Spider-Man! Not Spiderman! Superman, yes. Batman, yes. Spiderman, NO! Yes, yes, it's anal. But dammit, professional editors catch those things. Maybe the same automated system that crops the images also edits the copy. In that case, it's okay, right? I mean, why go to the trouble of making sure one meets minimum editorial standards when an "automated system" will take care of it for us. I understand the process of editing might distract the Mania team from the latest XBox release, or get in the way of posting "first!" to Ain'tHeHuge.com, but hey, that's just my take.
miko34 2/22/2007 11:45:08 AM
It's Xbox or XBOX, but not "XBox"... ;)
theCOLLECTOR 2/22/2007 12:32:12 PM
I am not sure what is going up with the other two posts.....even though miko34 had a great little jab. As for Iron Spider-man, or maybe it' it spiderman? Anywho.....I love the way spidey looks.....I just do not like the concept. What is next Iron Hulk? Iron War Machine Blade? Seriously, do they really have to recycle concepts to other super heroes who are already a staple? I am still getting the toy, though......it is a weakness.
trollman 2/22/2007 10:24:38 PM
Maybe they could do "Captian Spider-AmericaMan" Or "Ghost Spider-Rider Man"
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