For real! Kind of!
There is no end to the resourcefulness of merchandisers in this Golden Age of genre swag. Here’s just one tiny example — you too can now have your very own radioactive spider.
In a fashion.
Dig this groovy item and description found on Amazon:
MARVEL: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LIGHT-UP RADIOACTIVE SPIDER
Celebrate Spider-Man’s iconic origin with this one-of-a-kind, officially licensed radioactive spider collectible!
— Deluxe Collectible: Features a 3 3/4″ crystal cube containing a 3D laser-engraved replica of the radioactive spider that transformed Peter Parker into Spider-Man and LED base
— Special Light-Up Effects: Provides two modes, featuring a green and yellow radioactive effect and Spider-Man’s classic red color
— Book Included: Also includes a full-color, illustrated, 48-page book, by Matthew K. Manning, packed with information about how science plays a critical role in Spider-Man’s history and storylines
— The Perfect Gift for Marvel Fans: Marvel fans will love displaying this unique memorabilia from a key moment Spider-Man’s origin
— Officially Licensed: An authentic Marvel collectible
— Requires three AAA batteries (not included)
A few thoughts:
— The item is due out October 3, 2023 from Running Press Adult, and lists for $39.95.
— No, it’s not actually radioactive. And no, you won’t get super powers. This is just fun. As if I really have to spell that out for you.
— No spiders — radioactive or otherwise — were harmed in the making of this collectible. At least I don’t think so…
— They’re Coming! MARVEL to Reprint Classic 1970s BLACK LIGHT NOTECARDS. Click here.
— 13 GREAT PAGES From MARVEL VALUE STAMPS: A Visual History. Click here.
April 28, 2023
I’m already tingling to get this
April 30, 2023
Neither “radioactive” nor even radiant, as the carving REFLECTS radiance from elsewhere. But okeh, still cool.