Does anyone else collect any sort of Spider-Man toys, action figures, or various other marketing? When I was a kid, and you couldn't swing a dead cat over your head without knocking over a giant pile of Toy Biz Marvel figures, I was all over their Spider-Man Animated Series line.
Looking back, it was easier to list the characters I didn't have than the ones I did. My favorite figures from that line were Venom with the removable mask, super-poseable Spider-Man, Hobgoblin (I had the Wing Bomber, and it was awesome), Shocker, Rhino, and Spider-Man in the Spider-Armor.
After the Animated Series line ended, Toy Biz focused more on comic-based series, and they were so different in style and character selection that even as a kid I considered them a different line. (We're looking at late 97-99, here.) My favorites from this unique assortment of lines were Beetle, Swarm, Sandman, Rhino, Jack O' Lantern, and the Lizard. (Yes, that same Lizard Toy Biz would be selling literally ten years later.)
The Spidey lines were very mediocre for a while until the birth of Spider-Man Classics (precursors to Marvel Legends), and those failed to grab my attention. 3/4s of the series were silly Spider-Man variants, a depressing vision of things to come. And their Venom was freaky-weird.
I didn't start buying again until well into the general Spider-Man line in 2004/2005. By this time, I had a job, a car, and access to the Internet, so it was fairly easy to collect the one villain per series that Toy Biz deemed to release. I actually completed my collection by the time Toy Biz lost the license.
And then I sold them all on eBay (along with my damn Transformers) to help finance a semester abroad in England. A mature, responsible decision? Maybe. But I will point out that England is still there, and my Spider-Man toys are gone.
Now, I mostly buy the Spider-verse characters from the Marvel Universe line, and occasionally a toy from the Spider-Man line. (Which, on the whole, sucks. One decent Rhino doesn't undo an entire line of crappy toys and terrible decisions. WHY DOES VENOM HAVE NO KNEES?!)
So, what are the Spidey collecting habits of others on the boards?