New Marvel’s Spider-Man series on Disney XD brings the original comics alive
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- Published on Thursday, 05 October 2017 15:56
- Last Updated on 05 October 2017
- Monica Costa
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The brand new Marvel’s Spider-Man series is airing every Saturday at 8:30am on Disney XD. Officially it is aimed at young boys aged 6-14 but I actually like it as well as it reminds me to the comics and the original cartoons based on the print comics which I used to read and watch back in the Eighties.
The Spider-Man series storyline
This fresh new take on Spider-Man follows Peter Parker as he’s accepted into Horizon High –a high school for brilliant young scientific minds –while he’s learning responsibility that comes along with being a new, super powered hero in New York City.
He struggles with the duality of his social life at school and hiding his secret identity of Spider-Man from everyone, including his best friend, Harry Osborn, who attends the competing Osborn Academy for Geniuses.
As Peter embraces his alter-ego and takes on Super Villains like Vulture, Lizard, Doc Ock and Hammerhead, he watches the schools come between his relationships and sees Harry land on the wrong side of good and evil. Will Peter be able to survive as Spider-Man, save his best friend from a giant mistake and make it to class on time?
Watch some Spider-Man series clips
The Spider-Man series action figure
To re-create the adventures on screen, Disney Store/Marvel are selling a large talking Spider-Man action figure which is very realistic and fun to play with. We have managed to get hold of one of these figures and can confidently say that it is the best Spiderman figure I have come across so far.
Here is why:
- The Spider-Man action figure (h 33cm) is fully flexible and stay in the typical pose. Even the wrists move!
- He shoots web darts up to 2 feet (61cm approx), although that is a bit rigid, by pressing the button on his wrist.
- He talks and stands well. The 15 phrases he says and the sounds effects are brilliant! My 11 year old son Diego absolutely loves it.
- The 2x AA batteries are included (it is not usually the case with most toy manufacturers, so hats off to Disney for that as the toy is ready to go when the child receives it).
- It is the perfect gift for a Marvel fan.
- At RRP £22.99 it is good value.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums