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Fly High With Spider-Man: Homecoming Figure Photos

by Matt Miller on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Spider-Man is a hot property right now. The new movie is a big success, and Insomniac’s upcoming video game adaptation won a lot of favor and attention at E3 just a few weeks ago. If you’re looking for a way to express your fandom, a lot of Spider-Man toys and products are out there. I’m a longtime collector of Marvel memorabilia, and one of my favorite figure lines is Hasbro's six-inch scale Marvel Legends line; I figured it would be fun to take a closer look at the newest line connected to Spider-Man: Homecoming, as the figures themselves and the high detail visible in the set make them worth a close look.

The new movie-focused line includes seven figures, and you’ll need to snag all of them if you want to put together the pièce de résistance of the wave – Vulture’s wings. Each of the seven characters (including Vulture himself) comes with a small part of the apparatus that eventually connects to make the wings. Those wings can then be attached to the Vulture figure for an “in-flight” version of the Spider-Man villain that includes some impressive poseability and points of articulation.

The full seven-figure set includes three characters/costumes drawn from the movie (two Spider-Man figures and Vulture), and the rest are characters linked to the Spider-Man mythology in important ways. 

The new movie version of Vulture is a decidedly different take on the character compared to the comics. The figure looks good even without his wings, but the full wing apparatus makes the figure a centerpiece for your collection.

Anyone who has seen the recent movie knows that a lot of the action revolves around Spider-Man’s connection to his suit, and what he can do with both a low-tech and high-tech version of that suit. The two costumes are seen here, tagging each other in.

Cosmic Spider-Man (sometimes called Captain Universe) comes from an alternate universe where his powers are vastly magnified. The figure comes with three head options, two of which are pictured here. 

The hero known as Moon Knight has often teamed up with Spider-Man in his adventures across New York City. While other figures in this wave are more well-known characters, the Moon Knight figure’s striking black-and-white aesthetic is quite striking in person.

While minor villain characters within the fiction, Tombstone’s maniacal grin and Beetle’s wings (and brash colors) make them strong additions to the wave. 

Hasbro gave us a chance to check out the Spider-Man: Homecoming figures in advance of full release, but if you’re interested in any of the characters in this wave, or you’re planning to go for the full collection and get the Vulture wings, you can expect to start seeing the figures show up on store shelves and online in the next few days.

(Special thanks to photographer Margaret Andrews)