2005 will herald the return of certain 6" Marvel Comic villian figures from Toy Biz you may have missed the first time around, due to the limited release they saw. The reason for this is Toy Biz is releasing a new line of Spider-Man 2-Packs
, that will contain a Spider-Man figure with the previously released Hulk Classic Absorbing Man
Whats that you say? Why are two classic Incredible Hulk villians shipping with Spider-Man figures? Well from what we have been told this is basically a clever marketing ploy on Toy Biz' part. You see retailers seem to jump at anything with Spider-Man on it these days, due to the popularity of the character with the blockbuster movies and being recognized by so many. So by packaging these figures with Spider-Man, it is hoped that this will make retailers more likely to carry these items in greater numbers, giving you the consumer a better chance of finding them on the shelves.
Wait, there is more though. Besided these new 2-packs, Toy Biz is also releasing a new line of Spider-Man Classic villians. This will be an assortment of nothing but previously released Spider-Man Classic villian figures. The first assortment of this villian line is slated to include Ultimate Rhino, Carnage, Ultimate Lizard, Morbius, Scorpion, Green Goblin with Glider
Right now a few etailers like Entertainment Earth have started to take pre-orders for these two new lines. Hopefully large retailers like TRU, Wal-Mart
will also see the potential in these new villian lines and carry them as well, but as of yet, we have no word on who will or won't be carring these. Stay tuned as we learn more on the availability of these lines.