We have one of these at the house…

§ April 19th, 2010 § Filed under Uncategorized § 7 Comments

…and I was all ready to crank this sucker up and shoot video of it for the delight and edification of all, but alas, the “action” part of the Spider-Man Action Alarm Clock no longer appears to work:

Well, the actual clock part still works, so if your thing is watching the hour, minute, and second hands spin around the clock’s face, then action is your reward, brother.

Anyway, when the clock’s alarm sounds, you get a little playlet of the eternal struggle of man in blue and red leotards versus a guy in a green Halloween costume, as Spidey shoots out of the door at the bottom of the building, “climbs” up the wall, and dives into that top window, there, tackling the Green Goblin. And then Spidey cycles back down through the body of the clock, where he hangs out behind a couple of tiny rubbery doors waiting to be called forth again. The Goblin, however, is still hanging out in that top window, leering at you from your nightstand, mocking the futility of Spidey’s battle against injustice.

Also, there’s a button you can press to set off this whole drama at your whim. Again, theoretically, since ours is busted.

Apparently the clock also projects Spider-Man’s face on the wall, just in case you have any kids you need to terrorize first thing in the morning as they groggily wake themselves from a fitful sleep, subconsciously aware that the Goblin’s eyes are gazing upon them from his building-top lookout. But again, that doesn’t seem to work on the actual clock I have in hand, either. WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS.

The clock does come with a Certificate of Authenticity, guaranteeing that this is an Honest-to-God genuine clock that broke during on us during the, oh, seven or eight years we’ve had it:

Thankfully, this guy did a video review of the Spider-Man Action Alarm Clock, and you can dig the excitement right here:

7 Responses to “We have one of these at the house…”

  • Joe S. Walker says:

    The actual clock part looks about the size of a wristwatch??

  • Bully says:

    And on the hour, Gwen Stacy comes flying down off the roof, right?

  • Mike Loughlin says:

    I have that clock, and it is a thing of beauty. I used it exactly once to wake myself up in the morning, because the whole sequence has to play out before it will stop. If you don’t turn it off during the first run-through, it goes through the entire thing again. And it’s LOUD.

  • J.W. Rollins says:

    Did you try banging on it a few times to try to get it to work? That sometimes helps.

  • L'il Dolt says:

    Is the glowing LED display powered by radioactive spider-jizz?

  • Ed says:

    Have you considered opening it up to see if it might be some kind of obvious jam or break or loose wire that might be possible to fix?

  • Ryan S. says:

    I had one of these. It started going off randomly, with Green Goblin shouting. Not such a big deal, but I had it at my office, and nobody liked to suddenly hear a strange voice shouting threats at intermittent intervals. Luckily, someone with a kid who was nuts for Spidey took it off my hands.