DST’s Retro Spider-Man Web-Swings Out of the Past

Retro-Spider-Man1Diamond Select Toys (DST) will release a line of gift sets inspired by Marvel Comics‘ The Amazing Spider-Man’s earliest appearances, including his original “circle suit” costume that dates back to 1973. Crafted by EMCE Toys, this retro Spider-Man will have removable head and costume, allowing additional heads, hands, outfits, and accessories in the set to turn him into Daily Bugle photographer Peter Parker, or a more comical version of the super-hero.

The 1970s-style Spider-Man figure will come packaged in a reproduction window box inside a larger collector case. Additional outfits and parts will come packaged on an adjacent display tray. The case will also contain a miniature booklet outlining the history of the character.

Future DST figures will include Captain America, Iron Man, and Wolverine, each with alternate outfits and parts. Aimed at the collector’s market, each set is limited to 3,000 pieces. Spider-Man will be on store shelves during the latter part of the year, although pre-orders are currently being taken.

Bif Bang Pow! Signs Deals for Toys Based on Classic Shows

Bif Bang Pow! and NBCUniversal have signed new deals for new toys and collectibles based on sci-fi television series Battlestar Galactica and 1970s series The Six Million Dollar Man.

Both collections from Bif Bang Pow! will feature an array of articulated retro action figures, which will stand eight inches tall in episode-specific fabric clothing, as well as bobble heads. Various Battlestar Galactica-themed and Six Million Dollar Man-themed collectibles—such as license plate frames, tin boxes, coasters, snow globes, and glassware—will be produced as well. The new action figures will continue a partnership with EMCE Toys, the team responsible for bringing the classic style back.