Saturday, April 19, 2008

Thwip! Chemtoy Spider-Man Webmaker

spiderman webmaker by chemtoy

This is a cool rack toy I picked up recently that brings back lots of happy memories. My Dad brought this back with him from the 1978 Toy Fair and I immediately cracked it open and made a huge mess on my desk. It maybe lasted a day tops but what a cool item with beautiful art.




heroes world gallery click here

Cool toys like the web maker never got into many department store wishbooks but they did get into the Heroes World Catalogs, the Megomuseum has a comprehensive gallery of old Heroes World comics and ads.

10 comments:

JFStan said...

I had the webmaker too! Not exactly a web-shooter, in fact the webs it made were more like real spider webs. I remember an early ad for this showed cardboard cut-outs for the figures, but it was cool that the final product had tiny plastic figures instead.

chunky B said...

Holy cow, this is better than any new toy news! I had one of these and for the life of me could not remember what it was called! My dad picked this up for me and he even made a 2' x 2' city scape out of a piece of plywood and upright 2x4's at different heights so I could "web up" a city instead of mom's furniture! I even had a couple of refill packs. If I remember right the little "web shooter" was a case that you could store the figures in and I think the web fluid.

Man you made my day, that was an awesome toy!

David said...

My brother bought this. I remember it actually worked. It was kind of messy though. I think we wasted the web tube in about a couple of hours. I think my mom bought it for him at Woolworths.

bloggernoob said...

I had this toy as well. Thanks for the post on it. Seeing the photo again brought back so many memories. I remember that I had the case long after I used up the fluid and lost the cool yellow figures.

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to buy my new and sealed Webmaker?

Anonymous said...

Have a really nice Webamaker on ebay right now!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&salenotsupported=true&item=250445446340

James said...

Man, I've been looking for this thing for *years* from some foggy childhood memories. Thanks for bringing it back!

shmimmiew w said...

I have 2 still on the cards and in great shape can anyone tell me what they sell for and are there people looking for them
shmimmie@yahoo.com

thanks james

shmimmiew w said...

I have 2 of these still on the card in great shape are there people still looking for them and what are they worth

thanks james

Anonymous said...

I still have my web/figure holder with the Spiderman, Mary Jane and Green Goblin figures still stored inside. I've had it since the late-70s. Not sure exactly which store it came from, but I remember playing with the cityscape on the back of the packaging at my grandmother's house.

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