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.