Tom Holland, the latest Peter Parker and the star of this year's "Spider-Man Homecoming," did a Facebook Live event today to announce the auction of one of the actual Spider-Man suits he wore while making the movie. 90% of the hammer price will benefit the Marine Corps Reserve charity Toys for Tots.
Now through December 18th at 6 am PST, you can bid on the auction at ScreenBid, which calls itself "the world’s best source for certified authentic, screen-used Hollywood memorabilia and collectibles."
Many kids would love a gift like this. So would quite a few middle-aged Marvel Comics geeks who stay up all night debating Web Shooter minutiae in online forums. The bad news is that this suit is a gift for the 1% only: bidding starts at $20,000. That's Twenty Thousand Dollars.
The good news is that, no matter which rich person wins the auction, almost all of the money is going to Toys for Tots, a program that's helped over 244 million kids since its inception 70 years ago in 1947.
There is some consolation news: there's a chance to win a second real suit even if you're not bidding in the auction. Read on for a chance to win.
Marvel and Sony tied their Toys for Tots announcement to an unboxing video for a "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Limited-Edition Gift Box that's available exclusively at Walmart for $35.
What do you get for your $35? There's a Blu-ray Combo Pack that also includes a DVD copy of the movie and a Digital HD code. You also get an exclusive Funko Pop! “upside-down” Spider-Man Vinyl bobble-head figure, a Spider-Man Comic Covers Book called “Through the Years,” Spider-Man athletic socks and a collectible Spider-Man enamel pin.
Here's how you can win a movie-worn Spider-Man suit if you're not bidding in the auction: take a picture of yourself showing your purchase of the "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Limited Edition Gift Box (or any other Blu-ray, DVD or Digital purchase of the movie). Then post the photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #SpidermanHomecomingSweepstakes before January 2, 2018 for your chance to win. Full rules are available at www.spidermanhomecoming.com/WinTheSuit.
Check out Tom Holland's video below: