In news that is likely to make J.R. Fettinger’s heart burst with joy, Marvel has announced that they are bringing the original 1980’s Secret Wars action figures back into production.
From Marvel.com (which also has an image of the Hobgoblin figure):
At the time, the series was tied into the popular Secret Wars action figure collection from Mattel. Gentle Giant digitally scanned the original figures and reproduced them in 12” scale, with no detail being overlooked. Roto and injection molded and made of durable plastics, this fully-articulated jumbo figure includes a faithfully re-produced lenticular shield. To further capture the vintage feel, Gentle Giant has packaged this figure with a Secret Wars-inspired backer card featuring original photos and artwork.
Both Brad Douglas and myself have fond memories of this toy line, which even included heroes and villains that didn’t appear in the Secret Wars comic, such as Hobgoblin, Falcon, Daredevil and others.
They Black Suit Spidey is available for pre-order right now at the Gentle Giant site.
The downside? It’s $90. Hey True Believers, nostalgia isn’t cheap. Unfortunately that’s prohibitive to me picking any up but your mileage may vary. At the Marvel link above they have a promo code for $20 off.