Spider-Man Joins The Sofubi Line. Run For The Hills.


Yes, it's cute. Yes, it's sweet. But it's also hideously creepy. Spider-Man is headlining a new line of Sofubi soft vinyl figures from Japan.

They previously ran these equally distressing DC characters, in a retro freaking-out style.

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Seriously, are they being designed by Dan Clowes or something? Well now it's Marvel's time.

You can buy spidey direct from Japan for $84 plus shipping. But you can also buy it direct from your comic store for $80, one of 500 being officially distributed out of the country. You'll need Diamond Code JUN148300.


STK655235 (1)If you can actually bear to have this in your house looking at you, all 9 3/4" of it.

[*Editor's Note: HMS here– Unlike Rich, I think the Sofubi figures are great, and if these scare Rich, I clearly need all of them and can justify them as a work expense.]

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.