This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Spider-Man Classics" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (December 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Spider-Man Classics is a term used by collectors most commonly to refer to several action figure lines produced by Toy Biz focusing on Spider-Man and his allies and enemies. The lines have over 17 series, with dozens of Spider-Man incarnations and many of his famous enemies. The toyline lasted 5 years starting from 2001 to 2005. A year later, ToyBiz released a new series titled "The Amazing Spider-Man". That same year, by changing the license from Marvel at the hands of Hasbro, they released Spider-Man Origins. In 2008, Hasbro released a reboot of Spider-Man Classics simply called "Spider-Man".


The Spider-Man Classics line was released in 2001, and was the first 6" scale line of its kind to be produced by ToyBiz with highly detailed and articulated figures. Toybiz's ambitions for the line were intended to aim figures towards adult collectors as well as kids. The line consisted of two series plus several exclusives and had clamshell packaging inclusive of a comic book copy or poster significant to the figure. The line then changed no longer using the purple 'Spider-Man Classics' logo and appealed more towards kids with similarly scaled and articulated figures for the adult collector but usually including a gimmick of some sort with smaller packaging less the comic book. ToyBiz then continued the concept of clamshell packaging with inclusive comic book for their Marvel Legends line in 2002.

Previous to the 6" line released in 2001 with clamshell packaging, Toybiz had used the 'Spider-Man Classics' logo for 5" scale figures with less articulation for a series of 2 packs as well as a series titled 'Spider-Man Classics Water Wars'.

Spider-Man Classics

Series Year Figure Accessories Description
1 2001 Spider-Man round base of Spider-Man's mask with a camera webbed to the lower right based on the art of Todd McFarlane
Spider-Man base of a brick wall with a symbiote crawling on him Symbiote costume
Spider-Man base of a river Man-Spider (Spider-Man mutated)
Venom defeated Sentry of the Jury base mid-transformation pose
2 2001 Spider-Man base of a Daily Bugle billboard with webs on it first appearance
Spider-Man defeated Lizard base battle ravaged
Daredevil base of church window red
first appearance (brown/yellow)
Rhino base of a torn-up street
KayBee Toys Exclusive Spider-Man 2099 base of a brick wall with graffiti written: "Spidey was here!"
Scarlet Spider includes exact base as Spider-Man[citation needed]

With the series' success, it was spun-off into Marvel Legends. At that point, the toyline ended and was replaced by a new one simply called Spider-Man on the packaging but "Spider-Man Classic" (notice the singular form) on ToyBiz's website. The new line has blister card packaging, and no comics are included.

Many of these Spider-Man costumes have not been worn in the comic books. Many of the Spider-Man figures contain many points of articulation, including lateral slides and pull outs, torso hinges (or in the case of Snap-Shot and Black Costume Spider-Man, ball joint and hinges), and individualized fingers.

Spider-Man Classic

Beginning with Series 16, the logo design on the packaging was changed to "Amazing Spider-Man," but Toy Biz kept the series numbering and "Spider-Man Classic" identification on their website.

Series Year Figure Accessories Description
1 2002 Doctor Octopus
Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson display base magnetic
Spider-Man working float Web Splasher
2 2003 Hobgoblin glider, removable cape and hood Jason Macendale version with super poseability
Spider-Man catapult
Spider-Man Water webs water squirting
Spider-Man web climbing
3 Spider-Man Sticky web super-poseable
Spider-Man crate Flip and swing with crate-kicking action
Spider-Man Drop Attack Web Swing Spider-Sense with Light-Up Eyes
4 Spider-Man Wall-Crawling Action
Spider-Man Spider-Sense
Spider-Man Spider-Strength
Venom Alien Ooze retool of the "Planet of the Symbiotes" Lasher figure with new head and limb parts
5 Morbius
Spider-Man Manga
Spider-Man SCUBA equipment SCUBA Splash
Spider-Man Super-Poseable
6 Daredevil Stunt
Spider-Man Parachute
Spider-Man Rocket Launcher
7 Green Goblin based on the art of Humberto Ramos
Peter Parker Spider-Man
Spider-Man Flip-N-Zip (based on the art of Humberto Ramos)
Spider-Man Magnetic
8 2004 Carnage
Ben Reilly Web Attack (Spider-Man 2 costume)
Spider-Man Spider-Sense attack
Spider-Man Street fighting
9 Ultimate Rhino
Spider-Man Cyber
Spider-Man Secret Identity (Ultimate incarnation)
Spider-Man Missile-Launching glider Symbiote costume
10 Lizard Tail attack (based roughly on Ultimate incarnation)
Spider-Man Snap-Shot (based on the art of John Romita Sr.)
Spider-Man Super Jab
Spider-Man Web Line
11 Scorpion Tail Strike (modern appearances)
Spider-Man Shoot-N-Trap
Spider-Man Sneak Attack
Spider-Man Triple Web Threat
12 Lizard Traditional appearance (rerelease)
Spider-Man Dual-Web swinging
Spider-Man Hydro-Blast
Spider-Man Super-poseable Wall-Crawling (based on the art of J. Scott Campbell)
Venom rerelease
13 2005 Mysterio
Spider-Man Aqua Blast
Spider-Man Flip and Stick
Spider-Man Soak and Toss
14 Beetle Leila Davis
Scorpion first appearance (metallic suit and green mouth area)
Spider-Man Spin and Trap (Spider-Man Unlimited costume)
Spider-Man Web Trap Spider-Armor costume
15 Doctor Octopus Web Splasher Ultimate incarnation
Ultimate Rhino rerelease
Spider-Man Hurricane Kick
Spider-Man Rocket Blast
Spider-Man Super Stunt
16 2006 Man-Wolf backpack jaw snarl and electronic sounds
Spider-Man Battle Action
Spider-Man Shark Trap
Spider-Man Super Strength (different action than the Spider-Man Classics)
Venom Symbiote Blast
17 Hobgoblin Roderick Kingsley
Hydro-Man interchangeable water spout/legs
Sandman rerelease
Spider-Hulk breakable girder
Spider-Man Shoot 'n Spin
Spider-Man Web Splasher
18 Mad Jack Flame and Launch (based on Jack O'Lantern 3's second costume)
Shocker missile projectiles
Spider-Man Spider-Sense (House of M version)
Spider-Man Super Kick
Venom Stealth (clear coloring)
19 Electro lightning missiles
Spider-Man Quick Change
Spider-Man Sneak Attack
Spider-Man Web Climbing

5" Spider-Man Classics Vs Packs

Name Figure Description
Spider-Man Versus Hobgoblin Hobgoblin
Spider-Man concept suit from Spider-Man film
Spider-Man Versus Scorpion Scorpion
Spider-Man battle-ravaged
Venom Versus Carnage Carnage
Spider-Man II Versus Venom Ben Reilly
Venom based on Web of Spider-Man #118

Spider-Man Classic Clashes Packs

Name Figure Description
Spider-Man Versus Abomination Abomination comic appearance
Spider-Man Versus Absorbing Man Absorbing Man based on The Amazing Spider-Man #429
Spider-Man Spider-Man Versus Doctor Octopus Doctor Octopus based on "Return of the Sinister Six"

Villain Series (2005)

ToyBiz rereleased figures from the Spider-Man line.

Figure Description
Green Goblin
Lizard Tail Attack
Rhino Ultimate incarnation
Scorpion Tail Strike

Spider-Man Classics: Movie Series

Series Year Figure Accessories Description
Spider-Man (2002) 2002 Spider-Man Interactive gargoyle statue base super poseable
Spider-Man Base shaped like the abandoned building from the movie battle ravaged
Norman Osborn Talking chair with light up goblin mask 3 phrases (laughing, "can the Spider-Man come out to play", "this world will be yours and mine")
Green Goblin Comes with glider and removable mask super poseable
J Jonah Jameson desk and chair accessories Desk pounding action
Spider-Man Interactive base of a NYC street corner with streetlight Web-swinging
Spider-Man Interactive dumpster base Leaping
Peter Parker Interactive shelf and school accessories Web squirting action
Mary Jane Watson Interactive base collapsing base
Green Goblin Glider with firing action pumpkin bombs
Spider-Man Interactive zipline accessories Power punch
Spider-Man Interchangeable wrestler clothes Wrestler
Green Goblin Interactive base Battle Ravaged
Spider-Man 2 2004 Spider-Man Magnetic flag base magnetic
Spider-Man web shooting and water tower base Twist and shoot
Spider-Man Web hammock with lightpost base Web trap
Spider-Man Bendy webs Web Climbing
Spider-Man Streetlight base Aerial Flipping
Spider-Man Billboard base with zipline Shoot and slide
Spider-Man J Jonah Jameson punching bag Rapid Punch
Spider-Man Billboard base Super-Poseable
Spider-Man working web shooter 18 inch ultimate poseable figure
Doc Ock Removable glasses Tentacle attack
Spider-Man web projectiles Web shooting
Spider-Man base with Doc Ock tentacles Spin and kick
Spider-Man Doc Ock wall base Battle Attack
Doc Ock removable glasses Tentacles
Spider-Man Pizza scooter and interchangeable head scooter
Spider-Man light up base Spider-Sense
Spider-Man Magnetic billboard base Magnetic
Spider-Man Trilogy 2008 Spider-Man Interactive gargoyle base Super-poseable

Reprint of the Toy Biz Spider-Man 1 super-poseable figure

Spider-Man web projectiles web shooting

Reprint of the Toy Biz Spider-Man 2 twist n shoot Spider-Man

Spider-Man crate accessories Spinning kick

Reprint of the Toy Biz Spider-Man 2 spin and kick Spider-Man

Spider-Man Suction cup web Super-Poseable

Reprint of the Marvel Legends Sandman Series Spider-Man

Spider-Man webs Glow in the dark web

Reprint of the Spider-Man 2 super-poseable Spider-Man

Spider-Man Interchangeable wrestler clother Wrestler

Reprint of the Toy Biz Spider-Man 1 wrestler Spider-Man

Black Suited Spider-Man Catapult web Catapult Attack Action

Brand new 6 inch sculpt based on the 5 inch black suit Spider-Man figure

Black Suited Spider-Man breakable Sandman base Sandman Battling Action

Reprint of the Spider-Man 3 basic series sand attack Spider-Man

Black Suited Spider-Man Suction cup web Super-Poseable

Reprint of the Marvel Legends Sandman Series black suit Spider-Man

Spider-Man (half suit) Suction web Super-Poseable

Repaint of the Marvel Legends Sandman Series black suit Spider-Man

Green Goblin Glider and removable mask Removable mask

Reprint of the Toy Biz Spider-Man 1 super poseable Green Goblin

Doc Ock Removable glasses and signpost weapon With signpost weapon

Reprint of the Toy Biz Spider-Man 2 bendable tentacle Doc Ock

Sandman Interchangeable sand hands 5 attack hands

Reprint of the Marvel Legends Sandman Series Sandman

Venom 2 capture webs With Capture Webs

Reprint of the Marvel Legends Sandman Series Venom

New Goblin Sky Stick, Sword and pumpkin bomb accessories Figure rides sky stick

Reprint of the Marvel Legends Sandman Series New Goblin

Rhino log accessory Smash Attack action

Reprint of the Toy Biz Spider-Man Classics series 9 Rhino

Shocker Blast projectiles Shockwave Vibration

Reprint of the Toy Biz Amazing Spider-Man Shocker

Spider-Man Origins (By Hasbro)

Hasbro re-released figures from ToyBiz in a metallic or repainted design and features new characters.

Series Figure Description
Heroes Iron Spider Could be Peter Parker, or any of the Scarlet Spiders (One: Michael, Two: Van, or Three: Patrick)
Spider-Man Hurricane Kick
Spider-Man Leap Action
Spider-Man Shoot-n-Grab
Spider-Man Symbiote costume
Spider-Man 2099
Villains Demogoblin flame glider
Doctor Octopus

Battle Packs

Series Figure Description
Spider-Man vs Green Goblin Spider-Man and Green Goblin Reprints of the Leaping Spider-Man and the Super-Poseable Green Goblin from the first Toy Biz movie wave
Spider-Man vs Doctor Octopus Spider-Man and Doctor Octopus Reprints of the Super-Poseable Spider-Man and Bendable Tentacle Doctor Octopus from the Toy Biz Spider-Man 2 movie wave
Spider-Man vs Venom Spider-Man and Venom Brand new sculpts

Spider-Man (By Hasbro, 2009)

Series Figure Accessories Description
1 Green Goblin Glider and pumpkin bombs
Iron Spider posable combat claw metallic repaint of Origins
Spider-Man streetlight scene repaint of Series 12 (Super-poseable wall-crawling)
Tarantula break apart crates
Venom Mac Gargan version with jaw slash (repaint of Toy Biz Symbiote Blast)
2 Carnage Capture webs repaint of the Marvel Legends Fearsome Foes box set Carnage
Juggernaut removable helmet color variant
Spider-Man snap-on SCUBA wear
Spider-Man wall sticking web black instead of blue variant
Spider-Man web missile launcher Symbiote costume
Venom Mac Gargan version with Scorpion Stinger
3 Green Goblin
Spider-Man Rocket Blast
Spider-Man Symbiote costume
Spider-Man Web missile launcher Symbiote costume (remake)
Spider-Man Underwater mission (remake)