Who would have thought that the classic tokusatsu version of Spider-Man (or some fans would call it Supaidaman) will still be a hit for diehard fans. Bandai’s Tamashii Nation has just announced that the 1978 Spider-Man by Toei will be getting an SH Figuarts treatment. The SH Figuarts line is known for having highly detailed and poseable action figures based on popular franchises in Japan, most commonly for tokusatsu series like Kamen Rider, but it also had its fair share of figures based on Superhero movies like from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Toei Spider-Man figure will feature a wide range of articulation along with a load of accessories like swappable hand and foot parts along with spider string effects. The SH Figuarts figure will be priced at JPY 6,500 (excluding tax) and will be released in August 2020.
Aside from the figure, his giant robot Leopardon will be getting a reissue for its Soul of Chogokin figure. The figure will feature diecast parts and will have an array of accessories and effects as well as being able to fully transform into the space warship, Marveller. But what makes the reissue more special is the inclusion of the Spider Bracelet, the accessory used by series protagonist Takuya Yamashiro to transform into Spider-Man. The Soul of Chogokin figure is priced at JPY 20,000 (excluding tax) and slated for a September 2020 release.
And for those who prefer a smaller version of Leopardon, Bandai’s Super Minipla line will feature the said giant mech in a plastic model kit variant. It includes the sword and shield weaponry and other effects accessories and can also transform into Marveller along with its own display stand. The Super Minipla model kit is priced at JPY 4,500 (excluding tax) and will be available in May 2020.