Spider-Man Classics

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Spider-Man Classics is term used by collectors most commonly to refer to several lines produced by Toy Biz focusing on Spider-Man and his allies and enemies. The lines have over 17 series, with dozens of Spider-Man incarnations and many of his famous enemies. The toyline lasted 5 years starting from 2000 to 2005. A year later, ToyBiz released a new series titled "The Amazing Spider-Man". That same year, by changing the license from Marvel at the hands of Hasbro, they released Spider-Man Origins. In 2008, Hasbro released a reboot of Spider-Man Classics simply called "Spider-Man".

History[edit]

The Spider-Man Classics line was released in 2000, and consisted of two series plus several exclusives. The line included clamshell packaging, and figures include original comic book copies of comics significant to the character included.

Spider-Man Classics[edit]

One (2000)[edit]

  • Spider-Man (based on the art of Mark Bagley, and Erik Larsen, includes round base of Spider-Man's mask with a camera webbed to the lower right)
  • Black Costume Spider-Man (Spider-Man wearing the Symbiote, includes base of a brick wall with a symbiote crawling on him)
  • Man-Spider (Spider-Man mutated into a giant spider, includes base of a river)
  • Venom (sculpted in a mid-transformation pose, includes defeated Sentry of the Jury base.)

Two (2001)[edit]

  • Classic Spider-Man (first appearance, includes base of a Daily Bugle billboard, which Spider-Man webbed to make fun of.)
  • Daredevil (who is usually solo but sometimes teams up with Spider-Man, includes base of a church window)
  • Battle Ravaged Spider-Man (torn-up costume, includes defeated Lizard base)
  • Rhino (includes base of a torn-up street)
  • Classic Daredevil (in his original brown and yellow costume during his first appearance, includes same base as Daredevil)

KB Toys Exclusives[edit]

  • Spider-Man 2099 (a futuristic incarnation of Spider-Man, includes base of a brick wall with graffiti written: "Spidey was here!")
  • Scarlet Spider (Peter Parker's clone, includes exact base as Spider-Man)

With the series' success, it was spun-off into a series called Marvel Legends. At that point, the toyline ended and was replaced by a new one simply called Spider-Man on the packaging but "Spider-Man Classic" (notice the singular form) on ToyBiz's website. The new line has blister card packaging, and no comics are included.

All series maintain much articulation and terrific sculpting. In general, most of the series contained many versions of Spider-Man, in costumes that weren't worn in the comicbook lines. However, many of the Spider-Man figures contain many points of articulation, including: lateral slides and pull outs, torso hinges (or in the case of Snap-Shot and Black Costume Spider-Man, ball joint and hinges), and individualized fingers.

Spider-Man Classic[edit]

One (2002)[edit]

  • Magnetic Spider-Man (based on one of the comics' artists' interpretations)
  • Doctor Octopus
  • Web Splasher Spider-Man (with a working float)
  • Lizard

Two (2003)[edit]

  • Catapulting Spider-Man
  • Super Poseable Hobgoblin (based on his demonic appearances)
  • Spider-Man with Water Webs (Water Squirting)
  • Web-Climbing Spider-Man

Three (2003)[edit]

  • Super Poseable Spider-Man with Sticky Web
  • Flip and Swing Spider-Man with Crate Kicking Action
  • Spider Sense Spider-Man with Light-Up Eyes and Drop Attack Web Swing

Four (2003)[edit]

  • Spider-Man with Wall Crawling Action
  • Venom
  • Spider-Sense Spider-Man
  • Spider Strength Spider-Man

Five(2003)[edit]

  • Manga Spider-Man
  • Morbius
  • Scuba Splash Spider-Man
  • Super Poseable Spider-Man

Six (2003)[edit]

Seven (2003)[edit]

  • Peter Parker Spider-Man
  • Flip N Zip Spider-Man (based on the art of Humberto Ramos)
  • Magnetic Spider-Man
  • Green Goblin (based on the art of Humberto Ramos)

Eight (2004)[edit]

Nine (2004)[edit]

  • Black Costume Spider-Man
  • Secret Identity Spider-Man (based on his Ultimate incarnation)
  • Cyber Spider-Man
  • Ultimate Rhino

Ten (2004)[edit]

  • Snap-Shot Spider-Man (based on the art of John Romita Sr.)
  • Super Jab Spider-Man
  • Web Line Spider-Man
  • Tail Attack Lizard (based roughly on Ultimate incarnation)

Eleven (2004)[edit]

  • Triple Web Threat Spider-Man
  • Shoot N Trap Spider-Man
  • Sneak Attack Spider-Man
  • Tail Strike Scorpion (resembling his modern appearances)

Twelve (2004)[edit]

  • Dual Web Swinging Spider-Man
  • Sandman
  • Venom (re-release)
  • Superposeable Wall-Crawling Spider-Man (often referred to as "McFarlane Spidey", but later revealed to be based on the art of J. Scott Campbell)
  • Lizard (Traditional Appearance) (rerelease)
  • Hydro Blast Spider-Man

Thirteen (2005)[edit]

  • Aqua Blast Spider-Man
  • Mysterio
  • Flip and Stick Spider-Man
  • Soak and Toss Spider-Man

Fourteen (2005)[edit]

  • Beetle (Thunderbolts version)
  • Spin and Trap Spider-Man (Spider-Man Unlimited costume)
  • Web Trap Spider-Man (Spider-Armor costume)
  • Classic Scorpion (first appearance, with a metallic suit and green mouth area.)

Fifteen (2005)[edit]

  • Ultimate Rhino (rerelease of the previous action figure)
  • Web Splasher Doc Ock (Ultimate incarnation)
  • Super Stunt Spider-Man
  • Rocket Blast Spider-Man
  • Hurricane Kick Spider-Man

Beginning with Series 16, the logo design on the packaging was changed to "Amazing Spider-Man," but Toy Biz kept the series numbering and "Spider-Man Classic" identification on their website.

Sixteen (2006)[edit]

  • Super Strength Spider-Man (a different action than the Spider-Man Classics figure.)
  • Man-Wolf
  • Venom
  • Battle Action Spider-Man
  • Shark Trap Spider-Man

Seventeen (2006)[edit]

  • Spider-Hulk
  • Shoot 'n Spin Spider-Man
  • Web Splasher Spider-Man
  • Hydro-Man
  • Hobgoblin (based on his classic appearance.)
  • Sandman (rereleased)

Eighteen (2006)[edit]

  • Super Kick Spider-Man
  • Spider-Sense Spider-Man (based on House of M Spider-Man.)
  • Shocker
  • Flame n Launch Mad Jack (based on Jack O' Lantern III's second costume.)
  • Stealth Venom (clear coloring.)

Nineteen (2006)[edit]

  • Quick Change Spider-Man
  • Wall Climbing Spider-Man
  • Sneak Attack Spider-Man
  • Electro
  • Toxin

Battle Packs[edit]

  • Spider-Man vs. Hobgoblin (Spidey wearing a concept suit for the first film.)
  • Spider-Man vs. Abomination (based on comics.)
  • Battle Ravaged Spider-Man vs. Scorpion
  • Spider-Man vs. Doctor Octopus (based on "Return of the Sinister Six".)
  • Venom vs. Carnage (based on comics.)
  • Ben Reilly/Spider-Man ll vs. Venom (based on Web of Spider-Man #118.)
  • Spider-Man vs. Absorbing Man (based on The Amazing Spider-Man #429.)

Villain Series[edit]

Rereleased Villains from the Spider-Man line. Only villains are in this series.

One (2005)[edit]

  • Carnage
  • Green Goblin
  • Morbius
  • Tail Attack Lizard
  • Tail Strike Scorpion
  • Ultimate Rhino

Marvel Legends[edit]

  • Several of Spider-Man's villains and Spider-Man himself have been released under ToyBiz's related Marvel Legends banner, which is in the same scale and general style of the Spider-Man Classics. These characters include:
  • Doctor Octopus (Marvel Legends Series 8)
  • First Appearance Spider-Man (Marvel Legends Series 10)
  • Green Goblin (Marvel Legends Series 13)

Urban Legends Box-Set[edit]

  • Daredevil (rereleased)
  • Elektra (rereleased)
  • Punisher (rereleased)
  • Spider-Man (rereleased)

Face-Off Two Packs:

San Diego Comic-Con exclusives:

  • Stan Lee/Spider-Man (a repaint of the First Appearance Spider-man figure with Stan Lee, Spider-Man and Peter Parker heads)

Spider-Man vs. Sinister 6 Box-Set[edit]

  • Black Cat
  • Doctor Octopus (a repaint of the Series 1 figure)
  • Electro (a retool of the Parachute Spider-Man figure)
  • Green Goblin (a repaint of the Series 2 Hobgoblin figure with a new head and glider)
  • Kraven the Hunter (a repaint with a new head)
  • Venom (a repaint of the Marvel Legends Sabretooth figure with a new head)
  • Spider-Man (a repaint of the Series 10 Snap-Shot Spider-Man)

Spider-Man's Fearsome Foes Box-Set[edit]

  • Carnage (a repaint and new sculpt of the Series 8 figure with a new head)
  • The Lizard
  • Rhino
  • Vulture
  • Spider-Man (a repaint of the Series 12 Super Poseable Spider-Man with a new head)

The three box-sets both came with appropriate accessories for the characters, as well as a poster book and circular display stands. The single figures came with an appropriate stand, as well as a comic book and (in the case of Spider-Man and Green Goblin), a piece of their series' Build-A-Figure. The Face-Off two pack came with a comic book, display stand, and background diorama. The Stan Lee/Spider-Man figure came with a Stan Lee head, Peter Parker head, and Spider-Man head, as well as interchangeable hands and feet and Civilian Clothing to transform the figure from Spider-Man to either Peter Parker or Stan Lee.

Spider-Man Origins (By Hasbro)[edit]

  • Spider-Man Origins is a toyline made by Hasbro which rereleased action figures from ToyBiz in a metallic or repainted design and features new characters, after the Marvel toy license passed from Toybiz to Hasbro.

Heroes Series[edit]

  • Secret Wars Spider-Man (Black Suit)
  • Iron Spider
  • Spider-Man 2099
  • Spider-Man with Leap Action
  • Shoot'n'Grab Spider-Man
  • Hurricane Kick Spider-Man

Villains Series[edit]

  • Demogoblin
  • Dr. Octopus
  • Lizard
  • Rhino
  • Mysterio
  • Venom

Spider-Man (By Hasbro)[edit]

  • Spider-Man is a line by Hasbro that seems to focus more on children. Just like Spider-Man Origins, they repainted some ToyBiz figures, and also featured new characters.

One (2009)[edit]

  • Spider-Man with streetlight scene (a repaint of the Series 12 Super Poseable Wall Crawling (Todd McFarlane/J. Scott Campbell) Spider-Man.)
  • Iron Spider with posable combat claw (a metallic repaint of the Spider-Man Origins Iron Spider.)
  • Green Goblin with glider and pumbking bombs
  • Venom with jaw slash (Mac Garagn)
  • Tarantula with break apart crates

Two (2009)[edit]

  • Classic Spider-Man with wall sticking web (with black parts instead of blue parts variant)
  • Spider-Man with snap-on Scuba Wear
  • Black Costume Spider-Man with launche web missile
  • Carnage with capture webs
  • Venom with scorpion stinger
  • Juggernaut with removable helmet (with color variant)

Three (2009)[edit]

  • Rocket Blast Spider-Man
  • Black Costume Spider-Man with launcher web missile (re-make)
  • Green Goblin
  • Underwater mission Spider-Man (re-make)
  • Black Costume Spider-Man

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