October 10, 2013 6:06pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Hasbro Announces 'Amazing Spider-Man 2,' 'Captain America' Tie-In Toys
It's not just comic book projects that are being unveiled at New York Comic Con, which started today at the Javits Center in New York City; Hasbro has announced toy tie-ins for both The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Along with the prerequisite action figure lines for both movies -- each gets 3.75-inch lines dedicated specifically to the respective movies, along with six-inch "Infinite" lines that include characters and designs from both movie and comic continuities -- the two superhero adaptations also receive wearable accessories that just might displace Hulk Hands as the must-have fashion accessories for children ages five through old-enough-to-know-better.
The Spider-Man tie-ins include the "Amazing Spider-Man 2 Motorized Spider Force Web Blaster" -- which fires foam instead of webs, sadly --- and the "Amazing Spider-Man 2 Spider Vision Electronic Mask," which promised to let kids "pretend to have SPIDER-MAN's SPIDEY SENSE." For those wondering exactly how it does that, all we know for sure is that it requires two AAA batteries.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, however, offers both a "Nerf N-Strike Elite Stealthfire Shield," which fulfills that whole "best defense is a good offense" thing by letting you fire Nerf darts from the shield, and the "Super Soldier Gear Battle Helmet," which allows you to shoot "missile projectiles" via a rocket launcher that can be attached in multiple locations on the helmet. If that is something that Cap actually gets up to in the movie, then I think we can all agree it's going to be very different from what we expected.
All of these toys and accessories will be available in stores next year. Until then, there's always the "Iron Man 3 ARC FX Mission Mask"…