You know how sometimes if you say a word too much, like “sofa”, it begins to not make sense? That’s kind of like how today’s set, 30451 Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler, is: you think about it too much and it starts to not make any sense.
The Mini Spider Crawler offers no tactical advantage. It’s not outfitted with any weaponry, so it can’t really take down any bad guys or their vehicles. It’s an open cockpit design so it doesn’t offer any sort of protection.
The only purpose I can think of with the Spider Crawler is that it would be Spider-Man’s equivalent to a bike. It can get him from Point A to Point B with ease if he’s having one of those days where he’s not up for any web swinging.
I assume the Crawler’s abdomen is to hold the electric battery to power the whole thing. I can’t imaging this thing running on gas and if it did, this would probably be the gas tank.
But if you pull back a little and just look at the set for what it was intended to be, just a fun little build of one of Spider-Man’s many vehicles of mysterious origin, then it’s just that: fun. The legs are highly poseable offering two joints per leg plus they can swivel at the base where it attaches to the body to angle each leg to your heart’s content.
With Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse coming to theaters rather soon, I knew I had to review this one the second I saw it in the bin. I suppose I could have waited but eh, no time like the present. Did you get your tickets yet? I booked seats at an IMAX theater. I can’t wait.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
A small polybag of a mechanized spider for Spider-Man. While it serves no practical purpose for ol’ Webhead, you can’t deny its fun factor. Making sense or not, 30451 Spider-Man’s Mini Spider Crawler gets a thumbs up because I am 100% biased when it comes to Spider-Man.
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