MARVEL'S BEST SELLING PRE-SCHOOL LINE RETURNS WITH GREAT NEW ADDITIONS FOR THE WEBSLINGER'S YOUNGEST FANS

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NEW YORK, NY –Tailor-made for toddlers, Spider-Man & Friends is a great introduction to the Marvel Universe. The oversized 6" action figures, vehicles and accessories are specially designed for the pre-school audience and encourage imaginative play in which the characters use their superhuman powers in positive, constructive ways while exploring the world around them. The 2006 line-up will highlight role play sets, new action figures and traditional preschool toys, led by motorized Tub Pals and a captivating Super Hero motorized train featuring Spider-Man, Hulk and The Thing. Highlights of the new toy products to be introduced throughout the year include: Electronic Light 'N Sound Role Play Sets January 2006, Ages 3+, SRP $14.99 These all-new, innovative sets, helps youngsters live out their Super Hero aspirations! With two sets to choose from, preschoolers can use their budding imaginations to create countless scenarios for Spider-Man to encounter. Both were designed especially for tots, boasting half-masks for safety and comfort and fingerless gloves for a perfect fit on either hand. • Web Slinger Dress Up Set with light-up mask, glove and telescoping web with web slinging sounds. • Web Power Dress Up Set with mask, glove and light-up web with web sounds and electronic lights. 6" Action Figures Ages 3+, SRP $6.99 These oversized 6" action figures and accessories are specially designed for little hands, with simple action features and large feet so they can stand up easily. Any accessories are interchangeable, so children can mix and match their favorites for all new adventures! Assortment 16: (March 2006) - Underwater Spider-Man with Magnetic Action, Gold Coins & Starfish Accessories - Green Goblin with Glider Backpack - Air Rescue Spider-Man with Spinning Propeller - Cyclops with Light-up Optic Blast Assortment 17: (June 2006) - Super Swing Spider-Man with dual punching action and boxing bag - Stretch Mr. Fantastic with growing limbs - Construction Spider-Man with sand digger - Wolverine with launch 'n grab claw New Spider-Man & Friends action figures and accessories slated for Fall 2006. Traditional Preschool: Super Hero Motorized Train Set Currently Available, Ages 2+, SRP $24.99 All aboard for fun and excitement! Three action-packed detachable cars are filled with kids' favorite heroes. The train set includes three removable 3" figures (Spider-Man, Hulk and The Thing) and features electronic light, music and train sounds. Motorized Tub Pals Currently Available, Ages 2+. SRP $9.99 Spider-Man takes his heroics to the sea! These floatable new water toys are perfect for the beach and make a great addition to bath time. Wind them up to see them move across land or through the water! Each 2" figure is removable for additional water play. • Spider-Man Hover Boat • Hulk Hover Boat • Spider-Man Water Plane Motorized Light 'N Sound Bump N Go's Currently Available, Ages 2+, SRP $9.99 These cute rescue vehicles feature real working headlights and genuine siren sounds, lighting up any room (and toddler) in the house as they zoom by, bouncing off any obstacle in their path! • Fire Engine Spider-Man with lights, sounds and bump & go action • Rescue ATV Spider-Man with lights, sounds and bump & go action ### About Marvel Entertainment, Inc. With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. - formerly known as Marvel Enterprises, Inc. - is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world. More information about Marvel can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.marvel.com FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Klein/Ann Hinshaw/Karen Silberg/Callie Burrows Jennifer Pagliuca Dan Klores Communications Toy Biz 212-685-4300 212-576-4000 Jeff_Klein@dkcnews.com jpagliuca@marvel.com Ann_Hinshaw@dkcnews.com Karen_Silberg@dkcnews.com Callie_Burrows@dkcnews.com Toy Biz, a division of MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, INC. TM and © 2006 Marvel Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Marvel, and related characters names and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks of Marvel Characters, Inc. TM & © 2006 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark

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