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?