The Best Spiderman Toys in 2019
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can! The Amazing Spider-Man is one of the most popular heroes in the entire Marvel Universe, loved by boys and girls of all ages. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of different fun products featuring Spidey.
We used our Spidey Sense to find the best Spider-Man toys in 2018. Here’s a look at our favorites, plus a complete guide to finding Spider-Man toys your kid is sure to love:
- Our Top Spiderman Toy Picks
- Our #1 Choice – Spider-Man Titan Hero Series Action Figure
- Our #2 Choice – Spider-Man Plush Kid Boxing Gloves
- Our #3 Choice – LEGO Juniors Spider-Man vs. Scorpion Street Showdown
- Our #4 Choice – Spider-Man Blast N’ Go Racer with Cycle
- Our #5 Choice – Marvel Spider-Man Plush Stuffed Pillow Buddy
- Our #6 Choice – Spider-Man Marvel Hero FX Glove
- Our #7 Choice – Hot Wheels Spider-Man Web-Car Launcher
- Our #8 Choice – Marvel Spider-Man Coloring and Activity Book
- Frequently Asked Questions about Spider-Man Toys
- Why is Spider-Man So Popular?
- What Types of Spider-Man Toys are Available?
- Spider-Man Figures
- Spider-Man Themed Toys
- What Benefits Do Spider-Man Toys Have?
- Final Thoughts
Our Top Spiderman Toy Picks
Our #1 Choice – Spider-Man Titan Hero Series Action Figure
A fully-poseable Spider-Man action figure with a classic costume and detailed design.
- Durable, large action figure for ages four and up
- Classic design with plenty of details
- Poseable at head, hips, wrists and shoulders
- Knees and elbow don’t move
- Rectangular hole in back has no clear purpose
This Spidey figure is ready to leap into action! He’s 12-inches tall with ball joint articulation which allows for a full range of motion at the head, wrists, shoulders and hips. Spider-Man wears his classic red-and-blue costume.
The action figure is the same size and style as others in the Titan Hero Series. A small port in his back fits accessories from the Avengers Booster Pack. Also fits the voice box accessory from the Infinity War Titan Hero Series (although the effects will be that hero’s voice, not Spidey’s).
Our #2 Choice – Spider-Man Plush Kid Boxing Gloves
Oversized costume gloves which are fun (and safe) for active kids.
- Large, soft gloves
- Designed to look just like Spider-Man’s costume
- Internal bar allows for easy, secure grip
- Can be hot
- Re-worked version of popular Hulk gloves
These large plush boxing gloves look like Spider-Man’s gloves. Kids grip a handle inside the gloves, so they’re suitable for even small hands and short arms. These are plush, soft gloves which don’t hurt if kids want to get a bit rowdy.
However, these are only for play. Despite some implications in the product language, these gloves are NOT suitable as training gloves for boxing with a bag. Instead, gloves are more like large pillows. Each glove is 28 inches long.
Our #3 Choice – LEGO Juniors Spider-Man vs. Scorpion Street Showdown
The LEGO Juniors Spider-Man vs. Scorpion set is specifically made for kids as young as four.
- 125 easy-to-build LEGO set designed for kids ages four to seven
- Includes Spidey and Scorpion mini-figs, two vehicles and street scene playset
- Compatible with traditional LEGO sets
- Pieces can be easy to lose
LEGO sets featuring Marvel characters are always popular, but they can be a bit too complex for younger kids. This LEGO Juniors set is designed specifically for kids ages four to seven. Features big Starter Bricks, Quick Start Bases and easy-to-understand instructions.
The 125-piece Spider-Man versus Scorpion Street Showdown includes Spider-Man and Scorpion mini-figures, a Spidey-Car, Scorpion vehicle with movable pincers, an alleyway, two-way ramp, catapult and more. All LEGO Juniors sets are completely compatible with all traditional LEGO sets.
Our #4 Choice – Spider-Man Blast N’ Go Racer with Cycle
A Spider-Man action figure with a self-propelled Spider-Cycle which shoots a soft projectile.
- Self-propelled Spider-Cycle with Spider-Man action figure
- Cycle shoots a (safe) projectile
- Fun vehicle/superhero combo
- Requires flat surface
- Spidey action figure not very poseable
The Blast N’ Go Racer features a Spider-Man action figure who sits onto a detailed Spider-Cycle vehicle. Kids load the cycle into the launcher to send the vehicle racing across any hard, flat surface. The launcher can also be used to launch a projectile accessory.
The 3.75-inch tall Spider-Man action figure can be played with separately from the cycle. He’s 4.75 inches tall while the cycle is five by five. All pieces are large, but neither the cycle and projectile move forward particularly far or fast, making this toy much safer than it might initially seem. Perfect for young fans of Spider-Man, vehicles and motion.
Our #5 Choice – Marvel Spider-Man Plush Stuffed Pillow Buddy
A super-soft Spider-Man Pillow Buddy perfect for bedtime, quiet reading and more. Easy to clean, carry and care for.
- Soft and cozy Spider-Man pillow
- Made from 100% polyester
- Durable construction
- Fun, kid-friendly Spider-Man design
- Tiny tears in seams can be hard to detect
Kids are sure to feel safe at night when Spider-Man is by their side. This pillow buddy is perfect for the bed, couch or back seat of the car. Measures 26 inches by seven inches by four inches and filled with 100% non-toxic polyester microfiber.
Pillow Spidey is designed to last for years. Simply spot clean with soap and water when necessary. Fun, cartoony Spider-Man design can bend at the arms and legs.
Our #6 Choice – Spider-Man Marvel Hero FX Glove
Kids can be just like Spider-Man with their very own web shooter complete with push-button sound effects.
- Spider-Man glove which makes classic web-shooting sounds
- Great accessory for a Spider-Man costume
- Soft glove fits most
- Only includes one glove
- Won’t fit adult sizes (usually)
This toy lets kids put on Spider-Man’s famous web shooters right at home. This Hero FX glove has a button in the middle of the palm – just like the one Spider-Man uses to shoot his webs! When the button is pressed, the glove cycles through a series of sound effects including swinging, battling and the famous “thwip” noise from the movies.
The glove is made of a soft, stretchy fabric, so one size should fit most. Glove fits both right and left hands. Batteries for the sound effect “web shooter” are included.
Our #7 Choice – Hot Wheels Spider-Man Web-Car Launcher
This Spider-Man character car with launcher is perfect for fans of both superheroes and Hot Wheels.
- Car launcher compatible with most standard Hot Wheels
- Spiderman: Homecoming inspired car design
- Largest of the Marvel Heroes Characters Cars
- Durable plastic construction with moveable wheels
- Launch distance can seem limited
- Included web car is just plain white
Hot Wheels makes a series of Marvel Heroes Characters Cars – and this Spider-Man car is their biggest and most detailed yet. With a sleek, red-and-blue design, this large car is patterned after the costume from the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. About four times larger than a standard Hot Wheels car, the Spider-Man Web-Car is made of plastic with moveable wheels.
The car also doubles as a fun launcher. An included web car, the size of a regular Hot Wheels car, is inserted into the front of the Spider-Man Car. Then when the spoiler is pressed, the web car shoots out of the front of the Spider-Car. Also works with most standard Hot Wheels cars.
Our #8 Choice – Marvel Spider-Man Coloring and Activity Book
This Jumbo Spider-Man themed book has 96 pages of coloring and activities plus 270 colorful stickers.
- 96 pages of Spider-Man themed activities and games
- Includes four sheets of 270 stickers
- Artistic activities perfect for quiet fun
- Each activity can only be completed once
- Stickers are on the small side
Spider-Man has a long success in print media, and this coloring/activity book is another win. With 96-pages, the book contains a huge variety of games, puzzles, mazes, pages to color and more.
Additionally, the book includes four sheets with 270 stickers. Each sticker measures three by three inches and features many different Spider-Man-related illustrations.
Overall, this Spider-Man coloring book is a great choice for budding comic books artists or any kids who need a fun activity while on an airplane, car ride or similar activity.
Frequently Asked Questions about Spider-Man Toys
There’s no one type of Spider-Man toy. Because Peter Parker’s alter-ego is one of the most popular superheroes in the world, it’s only natural his likeness would appear on a huge variety of different products.
Here are the answers to common questions about how to find the best Spidey-themed toy for your kid:
Why is Spider-Man So Popular?
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first appeared in 1959 in the comic book Amazing Fantasy #15. The Ol’ Web-Head was instantly popular, soon swinging off into not only several solo series but basically every corner of the Marvel Universe. He’s also been the star of three different movie franchises, several TV shows, games and more.
What is it about Spider-Man that has kept him so consistently popular? He’s relatable – especially to kids. Peter Parker is younger than most superheroes, with his origin taking place in high school.
Until Spider-Man was introduced, most superheroes were guys in their mid-thirties with careers like Clark Kent or simply billions of dollars like Bruce Wayne. Younger readers liked the superheroes but weren’t relating to their alter-egos.
Teenage sidekicks like Robin were introduced for young readers. But Spider-Man was the first time the main superhero was the same age as the audience.
Additionally, Spider-Man is likable because he’s funny. The wise-cracking web-head isn’t dark and scary like some other superheroes can be. Spider-Man is good-natured, helpful and witty.
What Types of Spider-Man Toys are Available?
Spider-Man toys can generally be divided into two types:
- Spider-Man figures
- Spider-Man themed toys
These types of toys include action figures, stuffed dolls, Lego mini-figures and other toy versions of Spider-Man. They may or may not be poseable or have moveable limbs.
When selecting an action figure for your child, make sure it fits in with his or her existing toys. For instance, if your child already has a collection of Marvel Titan Hero action figures, you’ll want to get that specific type of Spider-Man action figure. That way all the action figures can be played with together.
When selecting a stuffed Spider-Man pillow or stuffed animal, always check to make sure the insulating materials are non-toxic. Also, check for durable seams to avoid accidental rips or tears.
Spider-Man Themed Toys
Because Spider-Man is so popular, his image is often licensed to a bunch of toys which don’t really have a lot to do with the character. But that can actually make shopping easier. Many kids like Spider-Man plus other types of toys. You might be able to find their favorite type of toy with a Spider-Man theme.
For example, if your child likes Lego, you can find a variety of different Spider-Man Lego sets, including Lego Junior sets for kids as young as four. If your child likes Hot Wheels, choose the Hot Wheels Spider-
Man Web Car Launcher, which will work with their existing Hot Wheels collection. Finding a great gift can start by identifying a type of toy your child likes, and then finding one with a Spider-Man theme.
What Benefits Do Spider-Man Toys Have?
Even though Spider-Man isn’t real, he’s still a good role model. Spider-Man is honest, trustworthy and helps people in need. The basic philosophy of the show, with great power comes great responsibility is a good moral lesson even young kids understand.
Plus, Spider-Man is an established character. Various animated and live-action TV shows and movies are suitable for a wide range of ages. Even young kids will be able to see their toy’s image on screen and understand who Spider-Man is and what he’s all about.
Considering how the character is often maligned by the public in-universe, it’s kind of ironic how popular Spider-Man is in the real world. For decades, kids have loved everything about Spidey from the comics to the shows to the toys and more.
No matter what kind of toys your child likes, you can probably find one with a Spider-Man theme. There are also a wide variety of Spider-Man action figures (as well as other Marvel heroes Spidey can interact with). Your child will love all the fun adventures they’ll have with their Spider-Man toy!