Terrible Toys / Saturday Comics: Bag on Head Spider-Man

2 Mar

March 2, 2013

treasure chest of sat com

This one begins in Saturday Comics and ends in The Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys.

Everyone knows that Spider-Man’s black costume, which he picked up on an alien planet, turned out to be a symbiote which tried to bond with him and control him. That creature eventually became Venom, one of Spidey’s greatest foes (and bad guy in Spider-Man 3. Hey- is this also a Late Night Movie House crossover? Yeah, why not?)

Anyway, the only thing that can get the alien off of Peter Parker are powerful sonics. Spidey goes to the Fantastic Four where Reed Richards uses a special sonic gun to free Pete and trap the alien. (Not that he stays trapped for long…) Problem is, Spidey had no clothes on under the suit, so he borrowed an old FF costume to go home in. Of course, the Fantastic For do not wear masks, so Spider-Man had to get inventive.


Which brings us to the toy. Eventually every single person in every single panel of every single comic book ever published will get its own action figure. And this is no exception.


Allan Keyes and I are on opposite sides of the fence on this one. He says that this is the one action figure he actually would go out and buy. I think it is totally ridiculous. (BTW- note the packaging. Yet another Spider-man costume variant.)

Hasbro Marvel Universe Future Foundation Spider-Man Bag Head Fantastic 4 FF Variant One Per Case 2012 (10)

I just can’t see spending money on this. It was funny in the comic as a two panel joke, but as an action figure? Really? This looks like it is headed to the Island of Misfit Toys to me… or maybe just the Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys.


13 Responses to “Terrible Toys / Saturday Comics: Bag on Head Spider-Man”

  1. T E Stazyk March 2, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    Might be worth something someday?


    • bmj2k March 2, 2013 at 10:20 am #

      I wonder how rare it is.


  2. zathra March 2, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    They could just market an Invisible Girl / Invisible Woman / Sue Richards action figure – with nothing in the blister – pack. 😉


    • T E Stazyk March 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Now that’s funny. People would even buy it I bet.


      • zathra March 2, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

        ” ( Invisible ) Civilian clothing included ” !!


        • bmj2k March 3, 2013 at 12:07 am #

          This may have been fan made, but I’ve seen around the net a Star Wars action figure of The Force. The package is empty, of course.


          • zathra March 3, 2013 at 12:10 am #

            The Earth is truly an insane place.


  3. zathra March 3, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    The FF now know that Spider – Man is Peter Parker. I guess super heroes have a ” Who’s Who ” of alter – egos. Batman knows that Superman is really Clark Kent & vice – versa, etc.


    • bmj2k March 3, 2013 at 12:08 am #

      Really? How did that happen? Last time I read FF was just after Johnny “died” in the negative zone and Spidey joined and changed to a white outfit.


      • zathra March 3, 2013 at 12:12 am #

        Well, I mean, they see Peter Parker sans mask & they don’t exactly have to be detectives to connect the dots…..


        • bmj2k March 3, 2013 at 12:17 am #

          Ha, yeah, Reed is briallant after all.


          • zathra March 3, 2013 at 12:33 am #

            Don’t exactly have to have a degree in quantum physics or string theory to make the connection.


  4. allenkeyes March 4, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    I’d rather this one than the stupid spider armor or the spider clone hoodie.


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