And then there was that time Toy Biz used a Spider-Man mold to make a 10” version of the Spot, uh… because. Reasons. You know.

(okay, probably because the Spot was inexplicably featured in a later season of the Fox Kids Spider-Man cartoon, but the toy doesn’t particularly resemble the animated design.)

I do like the inclusion of the story on the box-back, which seems to be entirely original; my Amazing Spider-Friend Rob had never heard of a comic where Spider-Man and Beast team up to stop the Spot, anyway. Presumably a 10” Spider-Man and Beast were part of the same toy assortment and Toy Biz chose to market the three of them together this way. Something I like less: the Spot’s accessories are just a pair of tiny black plastic disks, which he can’t interact with in any way because one of his hands is a fist and the other is in mid-web-sling.

For extra nostalgia, check out the KB Toys “automatic price reduction” sticker.

Something left out of the 2011 movie - Captain America’s ventriloquist act!
Toy Biz Marvel Legends Captain America holding a Minimates Captain America. Personal photo.

Something left out of the 2011 movie - Captain America’s ventriloquist act!

Toy Biz Marvel Legends Captain America holding a Minimates Captain America. Personal photo.

Several thoughts here:
Is that a hovercraft for hunting mutants, or a hunting hovercraft for mutants?
Does “cyberpunk hacker” mean Commcast hacks Phillip K. Dick novels?
How desperate for characters were Toy Biz that they made a Commcast figure? (Or a Krule, or a Killspree, or a Tusk…)
GOAT MAN
so many Cables
Photo from an eBay auction.

Several thoughts here:

  1. Is that a hovercraft for hunting mutants, or a hunting hovercraft for mutants?
  2. Does “cyberpunk hacker” mean Commcast hacks Phillip K. Dick novels?
  3. How desperate for characters were Toy Biz that they made a Commcast figure? (Or a Krule, or a Killspree, or a Tusk…)
  4. GOAT MAN
  5. so many Cables

Photo from an eBay auction.

ahahahaha THAT FACE

The “transforming” Wolverine Motorcycle, from Toy Biz’s 1991 X-Men line. Personal photo.

100th post!