Right in the Childhood! Gentle Giant Is Making 12″ Marvel Secret Wars Figures
If you can find any of the Marvel Secret Wars toys from the ’80s today, the plastic has generally collapsed into the kind of softness generally associated with a 100 year-old dude’s manhood (Stan Lee excepted – you know that dude does Viagra 24-7). But back then, it was a kid’s entryway into comics that went deeper than just Spider-Man and Captain America – less familiar characters (for the time) included Wolverine, Kang and Baron Zemo, and it was the first time young me ever became aware of them. (Yes, Wolverine was once a lesser-known character. Strange, but true.)
And now Gentle Giant is upsizing them into the $90, foot-high price range…and including the lenticular shields that were the central gimmick of the line! Black costume Spider-Man is first, fittingly, as the Secret Wars comic was the origin of that outfit and Venom by extension. For today only, Marvel’s even offering a discount code. Hobgoblin will follow, and it looks like Wolverine and Kang are next.
Yes, Kang is apparently popular enough now to merit a $90 figure. Never thought you’d see that day, didja?