Pre-Order and Super Nostalgia Alert: Spider-Man vs Original Sinister 6, 3.75″ on Amazon
I’ve seen early pics of this creeping around the internets and I’ve been watching Amazon like a hawk for this exclusive set.
The Marvel Universe features heroes, villains, and stories that are larger than life. Marvel has created some of the world’s most iconic characters through stories where incredible Super Heroes battle powerful foes with the fate of the universe in the balance. Create your own epic Marvel adventures with figures, vehicles, and role-play toys featuring the world’s greatest collection of Super Heroes. There’s a Marvel toy for every kid, collector, or aspiring hero. Assemble your Avengers with Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor. Wear a mask like Spider-Man. Build the ultimate collection of Marvel Legends. There’s an entire universe of heroes waiting to be explored. Marvel characters and stories have become a timeless part of pop culture, making their mark in comic books, in movie theaters, and on TV. Join the battle and continue the story that has entertained, captivated, and inspired generations of fans around the world.
That’s the product description on their page featuring this amazing box set, but this set holds a very special place for me in my heart.
You see, when I was a kid I didn’t really get outside the sphere of Transformers much. From the time I was very young, my first toys as a 4 to 5 year old child were the original Kenner Star Wars figures. After that, came GI Joe and Transformers around the ages of 9 and 10 years old… that was pretty set in stone with me up until I was in high school around 15.
At that time, I’d made a new friend who had introduced me to comics (and we’re still best friends today) after more than 20 years later. I remember very vividly getting dropped off at the mall and entering a book store that sold comics on their spinner racks. I’d read many of his but all I had were Transformers comics from Marvel at home. He said, “You should get some and start collecting.”
I grabbed a few issues of things I thought looked neat. Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, Thor, The Avengers and Amazing Spider-Man when they were all in their hey day in the early 90s.
The first Spider-Man books I grabbed was drawn by Erik Larsen and was parts 1 and 2 of “Return of the Sinister Six” saga. It was the first in all those issues I’ve read and I developed a bond with them that continued long into my adult hood.
It defined my definition of being a geek and nerd fan and the entire flagship was lead by Spider-Man, Erik Larsen, Marvel Comics, movies, toys, animation and everything in between.
I realize that the nostalgia bomb may not have quite the same effect on everyone who gets wind of this set – but I HAD to share it as well as my personal attachment to it and you can better believe my Pre-Order is down.
If you’d like to do the same, either click the images or this link and get yours locked in. If/When they lower the price on site you’re going to be guaranteed to get the lowest price set and it’s totally worth it.
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