Sunday, May 6, 2018

[YouTube] Hot Wheels: Spider-Man's Web of Terror

Mattel's Hot Wheels: Spider-Man's Web of Terror is a straight track playset, approximately nine feet in length, that first released in 1978. It includes Spider-Man's car that can be set in a rubber band-powered launcher that shoots it through the cardboard Cobweb cave, around the Spider's Eye loop, off a ramp, and through the cardboard Web of Terror featuring images of Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, and Kraven.

Box Front
Box Back
Box Side

I took many photos since this is a rather large toy; some are on the carpet and I did some close-ups in the usual spot of smaller sections. It's tough to get a good view of the whole setup at the same time.



Hot Wheels used the Marvel Comics license on a number of toys in the late '70s/early '80s and since I'm posting this video shortly after the release of the second Avengers movie I decided to have a few of the Avengers join Spider-Man on the track. While Spider-Man's car features a unique design, Thor, Incredible Hulk, and Captain America are repaints of other Hot Wheels vehicles. As seen in the video, the launcher does not work well with all diecast cars as the Hulk's weight distribution is an issue.


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