Earlier this week, MarvelousNews.com shared a photo of a new Retro Collection figure that randomly showed up in a Colorado Target store despite not being announced by Hasbro yet. The action figure in question? Negative Zone Spider-Man.
The person who originally posted the picture to Facebook has since deleted it (likely due to being threatened by lawyers with Target symbols carved upon their faces), but that’s not going to stop us from screenshotting and discussing the figure anyway.
As you can see, the figure is part of Marvel’s Retro Collection, which has been knocking it out of the park lately with Spider-Man figures. It also appears to be a Target exclusive, which means you should have a decent chance of finding it in stores (whenever it’s officially released) and absolutely no chance at purchasing one online.
The suit is based on a costume Spider-Man wore during an adventure to the Negative Zone. If you’re not familiar with this part of Marvel lore, it’s basically a place where all matter is negatively charged. It also has no color (in most cases), thus changing Spider-Man’s iconic red and blue suit into an appearance sporting a black and white pattern.
The figure itself is the oft used Pizza Spider-Man, but with the costume painted in the negative zone colors/design. It also comes with two sets of alternate hands and a negative image pizza, which is somehow both gross and awesome.
Toy reviewer MCUCollector was able to secure a Negative Zone Spider-Man of his own, which he promptly reviewed on his YouTube channel. You can watch his review below and check out some fantastic photos he posted at the Toy News International forums.
MCUCollector also revealed that he’s heard of the figure showing up in Target stores on both the east and west coast. If so, then this might be one of the rare instances where us regular collectors can buy something before the scalpers get a chance to wipe out the online inventory.
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