This Spider-Man does whatever a spider-companion can do

This Spider-Man does whatever a spider-companion can do

Opening July 7, director Jon Watts' Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. But the app isn't optional, and is the only way to actually set up the toy out of the box, so parents will need to factor in the cost of a mobile device a kid can use, in addition to Spidey's $150 price tag. Sphero's Spider-Man comes with more than 400 pages of content, with 100 storylines.

Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 will be an open-world game with missions punctuated by quick-time events, all with the "momentum" and "fluidity" of games like Sunset Overdrive with the feel of the Batman Arkham games.

Since this new Spider-Man toy uses voice commands, it's understandable that parents might worry about privacy.

Thanks to a pair of LCD displays, Spider-Man's expressive eyes match those in the comic books.

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The interactive Spider-Man toy is available now from Sphero's online store for $149.99.

One thing's for sure, the Spider-Man gadget isn't like your regular Sphero robot, with no moving parts and a small charging plate to stand on. And Spider-Man has many tales to tell. You know, standard friendly neighborhood hero stuff. In the game next to the story, you will also be saving people, which is important to complete a mission properly. There's also a built-in accelerometer, so the toy can provide commentary if it detects that it's being picked up or being shaken around.

Sony released an extensive gameplay demo at the end of Sony's E3 2017 press conference, and in it, a veteran Spider-Man battles with Mister Negative and his gang of Demons. The infrared sensor enables the toy to enter "guard mode" to warn users if someone enters their room. For any Spider-Man fan, this is not only an interactive companion or toy, but it's a unique collectible and the ultimate alarm clock.

In general, though, this could be the ideal companion for a Spider-Man-obsessed 8 year-old (or older) who wants wants to live the Spidey lifestyle with all the entertainment and activity value, but none of the real-world risks.

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