Though most parents aren’t too fond of plastic spiders in their kids’ stocking or as a birthday gift, kids and parents both love Spiderman toys! Created in the 1960s, Spiderman has been a hit among kids from the beginning. We can all relate to his very human background and his struggles, we all admire his heroism and his exciting adventures, and of course, we would all be thrilled to find a Spiderman toy in our gift boxes at Christmas or on our birthdays. Who else has been bitten by a radioactive spider and lived to contribute to our adventures for decades? Who else could fend off the Green Goblin again and again?
Why are Spiderman toys so great?
Spiderman toys can provide the hero for any storyline, regardless of who the other toys in the lineup are! Have some plastic green army men? Spiderman can help them defeat your giant plastic T-Rex in a cinch. Legos? Someone has to climb up that skyscraper! Even the great and terrible sock monkey lurking in the back of your child’s closet doesn’t stand a chance against The Amazing Spiderman, making him a toy box necessity. A Spiderman toy is the perfect stocking stuffer, birthday gift, or report card reward that is guaranteed to bring hours of adventures. Spiderman provides your kids with all the spider they could possibly want, but with an acceptable number of legs, making him way less terrifying. This means you won’t have to panic if your child leaves their toy hiding behind the refrigerator.
Option 1: Spider-Car Pursuit set by LEGO
One of the coolest toys on the market is, of course, the Spider-Car Pursuit set by LEGO (10665). This set comes with both Spiderman and Venom figures, providing your child with the perfect enemy to battle against for hours on end. In Spiderman’s arsenal is his Spider-Car with awesome flames, chunky tires and kid-friendly assembling instructions, and a spiderweb to catch the elusive Venom! Venom comes with his infamous black whips, making this an exciting, dangerous adventure for Spiderman! Since this is a part of the LEGO Juniors line, it is perfect for young kids who still may find products designed for older kids to be difficult to assemble. This toy makes an excellent starter for any young kid who is just getting into legos and can be a bit intimidated by all the pieces required to assemble a car in other sets.
Option 2: Hasbro’s Spiderman Hero FX Glove
Another great toy is Hasbro’s Spiderman Hero FX Glove, which turns your child into a web-slinging superhero in seconds! Your child is already running around the house pretending to shoot webs from their wrist, so this is a must-have toy to take it up a notch. This awesome glove comes with an adjustable velcro strap, which you can tighten so it won’t fall off during active play– which is good, because children will run around fighting crime for hours after they try this glove on. Your child can move hand around just like Spiderman for awesome web-slinging sound effects that will delight and amaze them. This toy is also resilient, meaning it can withstand whatever your kids (even those int he terrible twos) can throw at it, making for lots of uninterrupted play that kids will love. Don’t be surprised if you find your child wearing the Spiderman Hero FX Glove to bed!