Back in 1972 the inventors of Silly String had no idea their creation would one day be the closest thing man could get to having Spider-Man's web-shooting abilities. It's also the secret behind Hasbro's web-slinging spider man figure -- although kids will need a heaping helping of imagination to ignore that giant can sticking out of Peter Parker's chest.
The $US30 13-inch tall figure includes a can Hasbro's own sprayable 'web' solution that can be fired using a button on Spidey's back. And when it runs out kids can either bug their parents to buy a new can, or switch to an included water bottle that lets Spider-Man either soak his enemies, or stop to clean up graffiti. [Hasbro via Pocket-lint]