Hot Toys has done the impossible: Made the Scarlet Spider look cool

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Spider-Man, arachnid-themed hero with a dozen powers and costumes. While the webhead always finds himself reverting back to his familiar threads after a two-year stint wherein he wears something fancier and shinier, there’s a certain charm to be found in those costumes which managed to breathe new life into the web-spinner on a visual level.

I’m a huge fan of the Iron Spider outfit from the Civil War era of comics, Spidey-s symbiote costume is still minimalism at its finest and back when Doc Ock was piloting his body was an outfit that was simply superior to everything else that had come before it. One costume that I never quite dug? The Scarlet Spider costume.

Basically a red onesie with a hoodie on top of it, the Scarlet Spider was budget Spider-Man at its worst during the Clone Saga that everyone wishes that they could forget about. It just didn’t work on the printed page but fast forward a few years later and the costume kind of worked in video game form. Insomniac took the classic edgy idea, added some sweet new textures to it and there you had it: A Scarlet Spider costume which didn’t look like it made out of donated clothing.

Hot Toys has taken that idea and run even wilder with it. I never thought I’d ever say it, but this costume right here? I’d happily display that in my toy shelf:

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

The Spider-Man (Scarlet Spider Suit) Sixth Scale Collectible Figure specially features:

  • Authentic and detailed likeness of Scarlet Spider in Marvel’s Spider-Man game
  • A newly developed masked head sculpt
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Newly developed specialized body with over 30 points of articulations 
  • Ten (10) pieces of interchangeable hands with web pattern including:
  • One (1) pair of web shooting hands
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of open hands
  • One (1) pair of relaxed hands
  • One (1) left gesturing hand
  • One (1) right hand for holding spider web

Costume:

  • One (1) newly developed red coloured Scarlet Spider suit
  • One (1) blue coloured hooded vest with graphic black Spider-print on chest and back
  • One (1) pair of web shooters
  • One (1) pair of ankle pouches
  • One (1) camouflage utility belt
  • One (1) pair of red coloured shoes

Accessories:

  • One (1) camera with camera belt
  • One (1) coffee cup
  • One (1) donut
  • One (1) smart phone
  • One (1) pizza with a piece of removable slice and one (1) pizza box
  • Six (6) strings of spider web in different shapes and lengths, attachable to the web-shooters
  • One (1) open spider web effect accessory
  • A specially designed Spider-Man figure stand with Marvel’s Spider-Man game logo, character name and character backdrop

$251 gets you the figure when it releases between July and September this year. At the rate that Hot Toys is unleashing these Spidey figures, anyone with deep pockets will have a whole Spiderverse assembled in no time.

Last Updated: June 19, 2019

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