Sphero's new toy is a chatty Spider-Man

Two years later privacy remains a hot-button issue in the toy industry as toys continue to get smarter, so Sphero is playing extra safe with its new Spider-Man Interactive App-Enabled Super Hero toy by keeping everything it does offline.

Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 will be an open-world game with missions punctuated by quick-time events, all with the "momentum" and "fluidity" of games like Sunset Overdrive with the feel of the Batman Arkham games. Its stumpy arms are poseable, but he's otherwise immobile. The Spider-Man in this game will not be able to kill anyone.

Generally, Spider-Man doesn't look or act as impressive robotics-wise as Sphero's prior releases, but it still pushes the toy market forward with voice controls and a more interactive experience.

The toy companion's launch is timed to coincide with the release of the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie franchise reboot.

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Thanks to a pair of LCD displays, Spider-Man's expressive eyes match those in the comic books.

Designed for a night table or desktop (he can be used as an alarm clock), Sphero's Spider-Man will spend most of its existence on its included charging base, waiting for you to press the Spider-Man logo on its chest.

I left that demonstration full of excitement and hope for Spider-Man.

In combat, the player can make clever use of Spider-Man's environment to clobber creeps, like webbing up a large crate and using it as a makeshift weapon to slam into his enemies, or tossing high-tech trip mines that entangle foes who walk by. You know, standard friendly neighborhood hero stuff. You can talk with it, play games with it and interact with it via a smartphone app. It's hitting stores today for $159/£149, and you can get one for yourself from the Sphero online store or retailers like Best Buy and Target in the USA, or Argos, John Lewis and others in the UK. You are not allowed to kill anyone, there will be a lot of gameplay with stories backed by cinematic and some chapter focus on young 23 old Peter Parker. You can also ask him what his favorite color is or what he's up to, and his responses will be just as quirky and playful as you'd expect from Spider-Man himself.

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