With the Amazing Spiderman property being more than 6 decades old, it’s no wonder that old Spiderman action figures have become highly collectible.
We’ve created this article to give you a rundown on the best Spiderman action figures around.
That ranges from 6inch action figures based on Secret Wars right up to deluxe boxed sets from Spiderman into the Spiderverse.
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Which is the Best?
Spiderman, Marvel Comics’ undeniable golden calf, has had numerous toy iterations throughout the decades, but which one is the best among these old Spiderman action figures?
Maybe it’s one of Spiderman’s classic foes, like the maximum venom action figure or perhaps it’s something more recent like Spiderman noir or Miles Morales.
Or maybe it isn’t even Spiderman’s classic version, with the top spots here occupied by none other than Mary Jane.
You’d be surprised which Spiderman classic action figures make it into our top 5 picks!
Old or New?
Old Spiderman action figures, as collectable as they might be, honestly can’t hold up a candle to modern toys.
We’re talking about modern toys such as the Marvel legends classic Spiderman or one of those Spiderman movie action figures.
However, it doesn’t mean that they can’t be the best Spiderman action figure around, considering collectible Spiderman series action figures each have their own pros and cons.
Much like the super hero adventures of the amazing Spiderman onscreen, Spiderman classic action figures are a mixed bag.
So, it’s up to us here to give you the old Spiderman action figures that would make Mary Jane say, “face it, tiger. You’ve hit the jackpot!”
Our TOP 5 Old Spiderman Action Figures
“Poor Articulation but Beautifully Sculpted.”
Our Rating: 4.5
First off, we have the Titan Hero Series version of the character.
It is based on Spiderman’s classic costume that would surely make even Marvel’s Venom quake in fear with its sheer size alone.
Unlike the Marvel Legends classic Spiderman, these Titan Hero Series action figures stand at an imposing 12 inches -theAmazing Spiderman does too.
This definitely makes our list as one of the best Spiderman action figures around simply by being more than a 6 inch action figure.
Manufactured by Hasbro, this Spiderman classic action figure is just one from a line that features Marvel’s Venom and Spiderman’s classic villains included in the series.
Among all the old Spiderman action figures we’ve included in our list, this huge amazing Spiderman toy is the most straightforward when it comes to playability.
It’s not all about size, though: Spiderman, Marvel Comics, and Hasbro also give us a decent amount of articulation.
Still, it’s not as generous as their Marvel Legends classic Spiderman figures, to be honest.
To start with, you get 360 degrees of horizontal movement in the head, since it’s attached to a swivel.
This collectible Spiderman, however, has ball joints on each shoulder, which allows collectors to have some posing opportunities to this old Spiderman action figure.
That means you could move the amazing Spiderman’s arms in a full range of motion, whether it’s up or down or left to right.
Lastly, we get another couple of ball joints attached to the hips of this old Spiderman action figure to enable a full range of motion.
As with other old Spiderman action figures around, this poseable Spiderman action figure has a limited range of motion at best.
That’s no surprise because this one was primarily targeted for kids.
That’s unlike those Spiderman movie action figures or those newer Miles Morales releases by Kaiyodo or Bandai.
But don’t get us twisted: enjoying these old Spiderman action figures knows no age limit.
So collectors of the Amazing Spiderman won’t be disappointed with this Titan Hero series toy.
The Redeeming Qualities
Yes, the Marvel Legends classic Spider Man or the movie series Spiderman into the spiderversetoys by other companies have better articulation.
But this one has the size to make up for it.
And speaking of its redeeming qualities, this poseable Spiderman action figure has a lot more going for it on that end.
Spider Plus Points
Much like the legends series 6inch marvels that we’ve had in the past, this Spiderman classic action figure is wonderfully sculpted.
Spiderman’s classic costume is wonderfully captured in this version, with the webbing details and overall anatomy of the figure right on point.
That’s not an easy thing to pull off, too, since Spiderman classic action figures tend to have very tricky details for manufacturers to pull off.
But, with its nice paint job and proper sculpting, this old Spiderman action figure could even compete with the best Spiderman action figure out there.
Lastly, this poseable Spiderman action figure comes in a window box.
So you can display it without taking it out of its packaging (but what fun would that be?).
“A Decent Spiderman Action Figure.”
Our Rating: 4.5
Next up, we have a 6inch action figure that’s reminiscent of the movie series Spiderman from Marvel studios.
As with the Marvel legends classic Spiderman toys released by Hasbro, this old Spiderman action figure shares the same scale.
By that, we mean it’s a 6inch action figure of Spiderman, Marvel Comics’ premier property.
Also produced by Hasbro, this is one of thebest Spiderman action figures out there for collectors on a budget.
This is one of those old Spiderman action figures that prioritize simplicity over flashy packaging, hence its decent cardstock packaging.
This version of the Amazing Spiderman is equipped with a non-removable backpack accessory, which also doubles as a mechanism for its web shooter function.
Not only is this poseable Spiderman action figure decent when it comes to articulation, it also has tons of playability thanks to its web shooters.
This Spiderman movie action figure also has a head swivel, so you could rotate it 360 degrees.
Additionally, the shoulder ball joints provide just enough articulation to aim those web shooters when you go on one of those super hero adventures of yours.
Lastly, the legs feature a swivel, so you could move this Spiderman classic action figure’s legs front and back.
With its limited articulation, this Spiderman classic action figure does not meet up to the levels of Marvel Legends classic Spiderman toy.
However, we consider this one of the best Spiderman action figures around due to the web shooter function.
It honestly opens up a whole lot of playtime opportunities, leading to a lot of fun.
You can pit this old Spiderman action figure with Marvel’s Venom or have it shoot its webs at Mary Jane.
Sure, old Spiderman action figures tend to be lacking in the articulation and detail department, but we still need a fun addition to our display case.
If you don’t believe us, try performing a sneak attack aimed at your roommate’s head with the Amazing Spiderman’s web shooter and you’ll know what FUN is.
As for the sculpt of this old Spiderman action figure, we’d say that it does the job well without going overboard on the presentation.
This Spiderman classic action figure also has a pretty nice paint job that’s almost on par with the Marvel Legends classic Spiderman version of the character.
And considering that this collectible Spiderman has the same height as the legends series 6inch marvels we have, then it’s a good deal all in all.
In all honesty, we’d be happy to get characters from the Spiderman into the Spiderversefigures within this particular line.
Until then, we’re happy with our Maximum Venom action figure and our movie series Spiderman toys!
“Awesome Spiderman Vehicle with Figure.”
Our Rating: 4.5
Sometimes, old Spiderman action figures do go above and beyond the usual fare you’d expect from this particular type of toy.
They could come in the form of characters like Mary Jane, Miles Morales, or Marvel’s Venom.
Or they could be spiderman Marvel Comics exclusives or rare series action figures.
The Amazing Spider Cycle
In this case, we’re talking about an old spiderman action figure that comes in a deluxe boxed set featuring the wallcrawler and an amazing vehicle.
We’re talking about the Spider-cycle: a vehicle so amazingly absurd that it’s awesome.
It goes without saying this makes the boxed set instantly the best spiderman action figure in THE MULTIVERSE.
If you’re asking, “why does Spiderman need a motorcycle?” our answer is simple: because we collectors would buy absolutely anything!
This is a Hasbro release, which combines their Spiderman classic action figure line with their Nerf products, so expect some snazzy features on this figure.
Old Spiderman action figures rarely have these collaborations, and it’s always a welcome opportunity for us collectors to have one.
This figure comes in a boxed set that contains a 6-inch Spidey figure and the main draw of this product: the spider cycle.
Now, don’t get all canonical on us: this is a vehicle that does not appear in any comic or movie (at least not yet!).
So it’s not based on Secret Wars or the Spiderman Noir miniseries.
Suffice it to say that this is all Marvel, all Hasbro, and ALL AWESOME in one boxed set perfect for kids and collectors alike.
The Spidey Figure
There’s not much going on with the actual Spiderman action figure here.
It’s not as good as the marvel legends classic spiderman or the Kaiyodo series action figures from Japan.
It’s more an ornament than a figure itself, designed to just ride the Spider cycle and nothing else.
As such, this old spiderman action figure leaves a whole lot to be desired, but hey, we’re not here for the man; we’re here for the cycle.
All in all, you won’t even care if this Spiderman figure that comes in the set is very lackluster.
What matters is that Spider Cycle in all its Nerf-shooting glory, which makes this a perfect spiderman movie action figure—you know, if it appeared onscreen.
The Spider Cycle looks like it’s been made by a kid who just had a little bit too much rock candy.
For one, it’s got wheels (as motorcycles tend to have), but then it also has legs—wait, what?!
Yes, you read that right: this poseable spiderman action figure set has a motorcycle WITH LEGS ON IT.
We don’t think anything else needs to be said about that except for “HOLY HELL, THAT’S AWESOME!”
In all Seriousness
Seriously, though, the spider cycle is pretty decent when it comes to its features, what with its missile launchers and articulated spider legs.
It comes in Spiderman’s classic red and blue color, with the black spider emblem on it.
With the push of a button on the back, you could launch a couple of NERF missiles for up to 20 feet – careful with that.
Sure, NERF missiles are foam, but it still hurts like a symbiote when you’re hit by one.
Articulation-wise, the legs double as a stand for the motorcycle, so posing it along with Marvel’s Spiderman should be no problem at all.
“A Spidey Worth Every Penny”
Our Rating: 4.5
An old gimmick that old Spiderman action figures typically use is the talking feature, and this one makes use of just that.
Manufactured by the Disney store, Spiderman’s classic costume is shown in all its glory in this open box packaging that it comes with.
However, this poseable spiderman action figure doesn’t just have fun features and some decent articulation with it.
Coming in at 12 inches, this is one big addition to your collection that looks good both in a toy box or a display shelf.
Aside from its talking function, this is easily makes it as one of the best Spiderman action figures out there because of its additional web shooters.
If you press this collectible spiderman’s chest emblem, you’ll be treated to one of 15 pre-recorded phrases that come with it.
There are buttons on each of its forearms that launch its web accessories (or, you know, missiles) when you press it.
The sheer amount of phrases that this spiderman classic action figure has is simply wonderful.
It goes above and beyond the standard 5-10 range that’s the norm for this kind of toy.
All in all, spiderman’s classic features are all there: from his trademark quips to the web shooters.
Small Web Accessories
One thing to note, though, is that the web accessories are pretty small.
So careful when you play with it, as these things could easily get lost once you launch them.
And if those two features aren’t enough, we fans and collectors are treated to generous amounts of articulation in this action figure.
Much like the Marvel Legends classic Spiderman toys available in the market, we’re getting nearly the same number of joints here.
The head has a ball joint for full 360 degrees of motion; the shoulders have the same type of joint setup; and we even get elbow swivels.
To top it all off, the legs are attached to hip ball joints for a full range of motion to accompany that nice single-jointed knee.
As such, the posing possibilities for this figure are more than decent!
“Best Spiderman Figure Out There!”
Our Rating: 4.5
Of course, we saved the best for last; selecting the top old spiderman action figures was no easy task at all.
This is the Marvel Legends Classic Spiderman 12-inch figure, and it’s one of the best of all time.
It’s almost like Hasbro asked themselves how to make their Marvel Legends series action figures better and came up with the best answer possible: double its size.
Now, the Marvel Legends series has seen many iterations of the webhead, from the movie series spiderman to Spiderman’s classic costumes (Ben Reilly version, anyone?)
This features the Marvel’s Spiderman in his classic costume and it’s all presented in a deluxe window box from Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line.
The Best Joints!
As with all Marvel Legends figures, this one has the same amount of articulation, but with the added size that clocks in at a whopping 12 inches.
Those familiar with the Legends line know that each and every figure within it contains at least 28 points of articulation.
For one, we get a ball joint in the head, a diaphragm joint,and double jointed elbows and knees.
Moreover we have thigh swivels, fist and foot swivels, double jointed shoulders, hip swivels, and even calf swivels!
That’s a lot of joints and swivels, and it’s what makes his old spiderman action figure one of the greatest of all time.
A Lot of Accessories
And then, we even get a whole lot of accessories in the package.
They include: 3 sets of hands and two extra head sculpts, all done in quality Marvel Legends fashion.
Old Spiderman Action Figures: The Verdict
Property has a rich history in merchandising right behind it.
So it’s no wonder your head will spin if you try to look for the best old Spidey figures out there.
However, whether you’re looking for something big or small, premium or budget-friendly, our top 5 picks have got you covered.
Make sure that you get the best of what the web head has to offer.
Old Spiderman action figures are perfect for any type of collector, so there’s no reason to miss out on any of these.