One of the perks of doing what I do and having good relationships with some of the generous people who populate the world of geekery is that every now and then you come home to find a big box of toys waiting for you at your door.
This happened to me last week, and along with prompting today’s photo of me in full-on “The Amazing Spider-Man” gear, I wrote about it for IFC.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Kapow!” and “Bang!” may be the onomatopoeic turf of a wide variety of superheroes, but it takes a special kind of character to take sole ownership of a sound effect. Marvel’s wall-crawling hero Spider-Man is one such character, and with his new movie hitting theaters this week, you can expect to hear the familiar “Thwip!” of web-shooters a lot more often in playgrounds, living rooms, and let’s face it, an office or two.
But hey, don’t take my word for it — have a look at the box of “The Amazing Spider-Man” toys Hasbro sent over and see for yourself.
You can read the rest of the article and see more photos at IFC.com.