Spent quite a while getting these photos but at least I finished before the end of the month! My top 10 of 2022! While most were released in 2022, I know a few are older figures. But they were '22 acquires for me regardless, so they make my list. 10. Retro Lizard I can't lie, the goofy toothless head is what won me over with this guy. He gives off great, charming Ditko vibes with that harmless face, it's great. I was impressed with how well tail and lab coat work, and coming with the chemical bottles was a great touch. I am glad he does come with a more menacing head for fun action shots. 9. Retro Shocker Oh Shocker, my favorite of Spidey's goofy lesser known villains (although much less lesser known now that he shows up all the time as the small time baddie Spidey faces first). The quilt man turned out awesome. The detailing is great and I love the effects and swappable forearms. Love that they put more effort into making the gauntlets work by not just having swappable hands. 8. Archangel I had a real nightmare of a time getting him (ordered the restock on EE, had it backordered, and finally cancelled before starting a long lasting eBay watch to find at an okay price) but I'm glad I finally got him towards the end of the year. He's not exactly a perfect figure, his wings will droop if not positioned right, but he looks really good! 7. RYV Spinneret MJ here was a real surprise hit for me! I bought the two pack for the Spidey but I did enjoy RYV, so Spinneret was a welcome addition. But I was surprised to see I liked her almost (but definitely not quite) as much as Peter. A good, fun, and expressive Spider-Fam member. 6. FFH Mysterio I know it's not a popular opinion, but FFH might be my favorite Spider-Man movie and Mysterio here is a big part of why. The detail is superb, the cape works well for being plastic, and head is as charming as a fish bowl could be. 5. 2-Pack Colossus Colossus was a childhood favorite X-Men and remains so today. So when I saw that 2-pack with Juggernaut it was a quick and easy purchase. And he didn't let me down! The figure has a serious precense among his much smaller X-Teammates. 4. Retro Scorpion Scorpion has long been a favorite Spider-Man villain of mine and while this might not be my favorite look for him (that being the more armored looks he's taken in more modern appearances), that doesn't take away at all from how much fun this guy is. After being let down by Doc Ock's pathetic arms earlier in the year I didn't have high hopes for his tail. Needless to say, I've significantly more fun with that than I expected to. 3. VHS Cyclops The absolute winner of the VHS line without a doubt. They nailed the look and the shading honestly makes him look better, much to my surprise. I'm super happy to have my favorite look for my favorite X-Men field leader, he looks awesome at the front of my X-Men shelf. 2. Iron Spider Its hard not to love this suit and this figure pulls it off quite well. I dig the metallic look and the waldos were surprisingly more posable than I'd expected them to be. Sadly his legs have become quite a bit bent over time but I still like him and I've had a lot of fun with him! 1. RYV Spider-Man Quite possibly not just my top figure of the year, but quite possibly my favorite figure I own, period. I simply love this figure. Spider-Man being my favorite superhero helps tremendously of course, but this gives me everything I could want out of a Spider-Man figure. Honorable Mentions: Ps4 Spider-Man, Pulse Daredevil, and Hawkeye. They were contenders for my top 10, those were an easy pick honestly, but warrant mentioning. Ps4 Spidey and Daredevil represent the two sides my #1 pick of the year. Ps4 Spidey representing my favorite interpretation of Spider-Man and Daredevil putting the RYV mold to great use, albeit on a character I'm not as huge of a fan of. Hawkeye gets a mention for being a fun version of a character I've really enjoyed over the last decade and whose show I really loved.