Marvel Select: Zombie Spider-Man
A few years back, Marvel came out with a series of comics called Marvel Zombies. There have since been a number of series that have gone in some strange directions, but it began with zombified versions of Marvel’s biggest heroes. And the biggest Marvel hero there is, is Spider-Man.
Diamond Select Toys came out with action figures based on the comics as part of their Marvel Select line. In addition to Spider-Man, there were also figures of a zombified Hulk and Captain America.
The sculpting and paint on Spidey is pretty nice. The lines and color of his costume are well done, as are the gory parts of his zombieness. What I find lacking is his articulation. It’s fairly standard with neck, shoulder, elbow, waist, knee, and ankle joints. He can move around some, but not enough for Spider-Man. You can’t really get him into any dynamic Spidey poses. This is an issue for me with most Spider-Man figures though, and I suppose you could argue that Spider-Man’s not so flexible since becoming a zombie.
You don’t get much in terms of accessories here. Spidey’s got a removable leg, so I guess that counts. It’s nice in that Spider-Man does lose his leg in the comic, though I keep it on him as it’s hard to pose him much on one leg. He also comes with a base that has a dead Silver Surfer torso sculpted into it. This is also consistent with the comic and Hulk and Captain America’s bases have the Surfer’s other parts on them.
While overall, he’s a nice figure I just find him to be sort of unremarkable. I can’t quite put my finger on it, he just doesn’t excite me very much. He’s also a few years old now, so if you want to get your hands on him it going to cost you in the range of 60-70 bucks, which is really way too high and not something that I would recommend paying.