As of writing this review, I still haven't seen the Amazing Spider-Man. Most likely I will probably end up catching it on DVD as I'm not that big of a Spider-Man fan. I do love good action figures, however, and was really impressed with the look of this figure from Diamond Select Toys' Marvel Select line. I really wanted a representation of Spider-Man in the 6-7 inch scale for my action figure collection and Marvel Select typically puts out my favorite Marvel collectibles, so this seemed like a nice fit. When this was the special of the day on the Figure of the Day website, I had to bite. I was pleased with my purchase and imagine others purchasing this figure might be, too.
Articulation- hinge/pin ball-jointed ankles, swivel calves, double jointed knees, swivel thighs, hinge/pin ball jointed hips, mid-torso ball joint, hinge/pin ball jointed shoulders, bicep swivels, elbow joints, forearm swivels,hinged wrists, ball jointed head.
Accessories- 1 piece diorama of a building exterior, 2 pairs of hands (1 pair in web shooting pose, 1 pair of fists).
*Spider-Man is loaded with articulation and all of it feels nice and sturdy. While I'm sure more articulated Spider-Man figures have been made, I doubt you'll miss much on this guy. This guy isn't just a statue like many other Marvel Select figures have been in the past.
*The sculpt is very detailed. The outfit is really textured well and has a cool look to it. The paint is neatly applied, making the sculpt and texture even more impressive.
*Spider-Man comes with interchangeable hands, giving you the option to display the figure with web shooting hands, fists, or one of each. This is a nice feature that really goes a long way towards making Spidey much more versatile.
*If there's one thing I love more than stands included with action figures, it's bases that contribute towards a more diorama like display. Spidey comes with what looks like the brick exterior of a building. There's a window with an air conditioning unit, pipes and wires, and perhaps an awning of some kind as the base. It automatically gives you a neat little display set up right out of the package. There's even a peg hole on the back of the display so you can hang the diorama on a wall!
*One of the wrists on my Spider-Man really doesn't like to swap out. It feels really tight. I imagine I could trim down the peg a bit with a hobby knife, but fixing your toys should never be necessary. Be careful you don't snap the wrist pegs on this guy.
*The wall has some foot pegs on it. They're positioned hanging off the side of the wall so that Spider-Man can look like he's posed climbing the wall. It looks ok, but it's a pain to get him on those pegs and once he's on, he doesn't want to stay very well.
*The eyes are a yellowish color. Is that right? They don't bother me, but I'm not sure they match any of the movie reference photos I could fine.
Overall: This is an excellent release from Diamond Select Toys. If you're looking for a Spider-Man figure specifically from The Amazing Spider-Man or just a decent modern Spider-Man in general, this would be a good choice for you. If you're looking for a comic accurate Spidey, you might be happier with something from Hasbro's Marvel Legends. Anytime a figure comes with display elements and diorama pieces, I'm much more likely to pick them up, and fortunately that' something at which DST often excels. This guys certainly holds his own against any other well articulated figure on the market, which is a win for DST and for anyone snagging this figure.