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Diamond Select Toys Launches Marvel Retro Line

Find out what figures you can expect in this new limited edition line.

Oh man. You know we dig comic book collectibles and figures. Diamond Select has a new line of retro Marvel figures and I have to admit, I am intrigued. Take a look at what's coming up. I think I'm going to have to try to get one of these.

For years, Diamond Select Toys (DST) has been re-creating the classic 8-inch, cloth-costume action figures of the 1970s, but one line has received more requests than any other: the Marvel Comics characters from Mego's World's Greatest Super-Heroes line. Today, DST is happy to announce a line of deluxe gift sets that are inspired by those classic figures, starting with the Amazing Spider-Man!

Painstakingly designed by the craftsmen at EMCE Toys, the Amazing Spider- Man will come as he first appeared in 1973, in his original "circle suit" costume. However, the head and costume will be removable, allowing you to use the additional heads, hands, outfits and accessories in the set to turn him into Daily Bugle photographer Peter Parker, or even a more modern comic version of the wall-crawler!

"Getting the opportunity to make the Marvel toys inspired by my childhood has long been a goal of mine, and kicking the line off with my favorite Marvel hero, Spider-Man, was a no-brainer," said DST director Chuck Terceira. "Offering extra parts and new outfits allow us to stay true to what made the toys great in the first place, while simultaneously updating the figures and making each one into a true collector's item."

The 1970s-style Spider-Man figure will come packaged in a reproduction window box inside a larger collector case, and the 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 figures in the line will include Captain America, Iron Man and Wolverine, and each will come with alternate outfits and parts. Each set will be limited to just

3,000 pieces, and retail for approximately $80. Pre-orders are open for Spider- Man now, and he will be on store shelves in late 2014.

31 Comments
Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

Expensive but nice.

Posted by G-Man

@dark_vengeance_: Yeah. But then if you look at the 3 3/4 Marvel figures cost $10. 7" figures are $20. Here, you kinda/sorta get two figures. And it's limited. But more importantly, it's RETRO. I seriously need to get one.

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Edited by Croi

Robot Chicken.

Posted by PunyParker

dear god

Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

After reading some of @mego_stretch_hulks blogs, I'd be interested to hear what he thinks of these. :)

Posted by tupiaz

I will pass I have no memory of the 70's figures and therefore don't have a nolsstalgic effect on me. However I get a bit annoyed when companies use the word collector. It is a buzz word used as marketing. It is the collectors and consumers that will decide what is a collectors item not the companies.

Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose

@tupiaz said:

I will pass I have no memory of the 70's figures and therefore don't have a nolsstalgic effect on me. However I get a bit annoyed when companies use the word collector. It is a buzz word used as marketing. It is the collectors and consumers that will decide what is a collectors item not the companies.

I agree on this. There must be another word they could use to make things sound special, but maybe it is just a word to trick people.

One of the weirder ones I've found is how the U.K. reprints of Marvel comics are called "collectors editions".

Edited by Maddpanda531

This is pretty cool.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I'm not a collector of toys but I will admit that this is pretty cool.

Edited by GraniteSoldier

Pretty cool. Wouldn't fit in my budget though.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

I'll pass.

Posted by snarkybits

I loved Twisted Toyfare Theater...

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Megos RULE!

Posted by Mandrewgora

I've never been crazy about Mego, but these look pretty cool. I may have to pick it up.

Posted by pingclang

I'll wait and see what the Cap figure looks like and might buy it. I love figures but 80 bucks is high on my budget. The Megos are really cool and I really dig this Spidey, but I'll have to pick and choose.

Posted by snarkybits
Posted by Transformers1024

Looks like something off of Robot Chicken

Edited by Ms-Lola

This article encourages me more to embark on collecting figurines. This won't be on my list but if there's more coming out, set-wise, I would be interested.

Posted by Squares

This looks like something from Robot Chicken.

Posted by AmazingSpiderman15

looks decent