He knows whatâ€™s up. Danger, thatâ€™s whatâ€™s up.
We might be waiting for for no reason) with this utterly glorious rendition of Miles Morales in its 1:6 line of action figures.
Despite its brilliance, itâ€™s been frustratingly hard to get good merch based on the Oscar-winning animated epicâ€”when the movie first hit Hasbro had kids-focused basic figures, and more recently Medicom opened up preorders for its own (and also fantastic-looking), 6-inch-scaled versions of Miles and Peter from the movie as part of its MAFEX line. But now, the best cinematic take on Spider-Man is getting the collectible he truly deserves.
Clocking in at approximately 11-and-a-half inches tall, Hot Toysâ€™ Into the Spider-Verse Miles makes up for being late to the party by packing in a frankly insane amount of accessories that really make this the ultimate Spider-Man figure (sorry, not sorry).
As well as exquisitely capturing the spindly, kinetic style of the filmâ€™s animation and aesthetic, and including all the Hot Toys usualsâ€”like multiple sets of hands to pose Miles web-slinging, wall-crawling, or ready for a scrap, or in the case of its many, many Spider-Men figures, effects elements like strands of webbingâ€”Miles comes with an absolute ton of extras that make him shine.
The fun kicks off with not one but three alternate heads: thereâ€™s his fully masked Spider-Man head, which has four different sets of eye masks of varying expressions for you to emote him with. The other two depict Miles unmasked, not in Hot Toysâ€™ usual uncannily photorealistic style but instead completely faithful to the look of the movie. One unmasked head uncovers Miles entirely, while the second depicts him with his spidey-mask still half on, so you you can post him in his spider-suit, but still see his cheeky smirk.
Those are good options to have, considering Miles also comes with a veritable wardrobe not really seen with many Hot Toys figures. Thereâ€™s his spider-suit, of course, but thereâ€™s also the option to dress him in the jacket, hoodie, shorts, and Jordans he dons for the movieâ€™s incredible â€œWhatâ€™s Up, Dangerâ€ scene, or for a more casual, normal Miles, wearing the vest and sweats he tags Brooklynâ€™s underground in with Uncle Aaron.
And even beyond that, thereâ€™s a ton of cool little extrasâ€”like a packaged version (sadly not wearable) of the Spider-Man costume Miles buys for the funeral of his Earthâ€™s Peter Parker, a spray paint can, and a colourful movie-inspired background to pose the figure with, which you can even tag with some included graffiti stickers!
It does make up for the fact that weâ€™ve had to wait this long to see Hot Toys turn its eyes toward the Spider-Verse. But alas, weâ€™ll have to be waiting even longer for this slice of perfection: Miles is currently expected to release sometime in late 2021. At least we can say heâ€™ll be in time for the sequel?