After it leaked last week, Diamond Select Toys and Disney Store have released the full details of their Spider-Man Far From Home Select Action Figure.
The figure is based on the updated suit Peter wears at the end of the film as he faces off against Mysterio on and around Tower Bridge. Rather than a repaint of the Homecoming figure, the figure looks fully updated and has sculpted web-lines and improved hip articulation.
The figure comes with a number of hand options - fists, gripping, open hand and web-slinging.
All of this is great, and then we get to the "diorama" accessory....
Usually Diamond have given us scene pieces in the past such as a rooftop or Avengers Facility backdrop. For this release Diamond are including a flag pole and a Union Flag! From a figure point of view this makes no sense to the figure other than the final showdown was in London? Surely a backdrop of Drones or even part of the Tower Bridge walkway would make more sense.
My other issue, as a proud Brit, is that the flag is not accurate. It is a poor approximation of the Union Flag and does not have the correctly spaced white lines which indicate the flag is flying the right way. I also feel a little "off" that Diamond feel this is an appropriate accessory with no thought of how it would be accepted by British people, although I cant go as far as to say I am offended and there is no law on the use of the Union Flag. I do wonder what the feeling would be if this was reverses and a UK company was releasing a figure with an incorrect US flag with no apparent link to the figure it sits with?
For those who do want to buy this, it is exclusive to Disney Stores but it is a Worldwide release - with the first figure found in Liverpool, UK. A link is already live on Disney US but not as yet on the UK store.
New York's homespun hero Spider-Man spreads his web Far From Home in the Marvel movie. As a souvenir of his travels, he is featured here with the Union Jack flag following his trip to England. This detailed Marvel Select action figure includes four pairs of interchangeable hands.
Magic in the details
Poseable with multiple points of articulation
Includes four sets of interchangeable open hands and closed fists
Includes Union Jack flag with stand
Collect all our Marvel Select action figures, each sold separately
Inspired by Spider-Man: Far From Home