If there's one thing fans can agree about Spider-Man, it's that the friendly neighborhood web-slinger has some fantastic enemies. Over the more than 50 years since Spider-Man first debuted, those enemies have included greats like Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin and Venom. When it comes to the psychotic symbiote from outer space, Venom is easily one of the most interesting and dangerous foes-turned-anti-hero in Spider-Man's rogues' gallery. When he first appeared, fans immediately latched onto his intensity helped along by the brilliant illustrations of Todd McFarlane. Since he first came along, the character has gone through many changes and eventually became a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
With so much success and popularity, it should come as no surprise that there are more than a few hundred Venom toys, statues and everything else you can think of all over the collector's market. Now that Venom has appeared in a feature-length film, even more items are hitting store shelves (and quickly flying off of them). Venom's popularity in the comics, cartoons and films is pretty obvious, but for anyone who isn't familiar with his toys, but may be looking to add some to their collection, there are a lot of items to choose from. To try and make life a bit easier for these would-be collectors, we decided to rank the greatest Venom toys of all time in a quick list you can use for reference. For this list, "toys" is somewhat of a loose term as there will be action figures, POPs, LEGOs and everything in-between. Let us know your favorites in the comments and which Venom item you love above the rest!
25 MARVEL VENOM TALKING ACTION FIGURE
This isn't just another Venom action figure, it's a talking action figure with multiple points of articulation. This creation comes out of Marvel's design studio and was only available for purchase originally at the Disney Store. It stands 15" high and features a classic Eddie Brock look from the comics.
While it does require 2 AA batteries to get it to talk, it's an attractive figure on its own. Pose it any way you like through its 14 points of articulation and listen to the Spider-Man foe speak with six phrases. You can find them online for around $40.
24 HASBRO ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VENOM ACTION FIGURE
On the surface, this action figure from Hasbro's Titan Hero Series doesn't look like much, but it's one of the most interesting on the list. This Venom stands a full 12" high, which makes it one of the largest posable action figures on the list. It is based off the animated series, Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, which explains the smooth features.
This figure comes from a series including Electro, Sandman, Vulture and Agent Venom among others. Venom is the most expensive/valuable of the lot and can run as much as $40 from sellers online.
23 MARVEL SELECT ANTI-VENOM ACTION FIGURE
This 7" action figure from Marvel Select features Anti-Venom atop a stunning base of sculpted rubble. The design for the sculpt came right out of Jean St. Jean's studio and offers a fresh take on the character. This figure was the first to be released by Marvel Select depicting Anti-Venom.
A great deal of detail was given to both the face and hands as well as the grooves along the body of the figure. These are still fairly easy to find new in the package for around $35 so if you don't have one in your collection and need a great Anti-Venom, pick this one up as soon as possible!
22 FUNKO POP! VENOM #363
Since Funko began releasing their insanely popular line of Pop collectibles, the company has kicked out more than 20 versions of Venom and other symbiote characters. There are a few on this list, but one of the best is Venom #363 released in 2018, which means that by the time this article was written, it was still relatively affordable.
As of late 2018, this Pop was going for $21 so it isn't too hard to get a hold of. It features Eddie Brock as Venom with part of his face being revealed as the symbiote flows atop it. Though it was released shortly after the movie, it features the classic Eddie Brock from the comics.
21 MARVEL LEGENDS VENOM ACTION FIGURE
When it comes to depictions of Venom, there are several ways artists have made the character look. In some depictions, he is smooth and relatively normal in size, but in others, he is gigantic with bulging veins and oversized features. This figure is clearly the latter and it works perfectly thanks to Marvel Legends' attention to detail.
It may look huge in the picture, but it stands only 7". It is highly detailed and individually painted with movable hands, feet and even fingers. They are pretty easy to find and tend to cost between $35 and $40 online.
20 FUNKO POP! VENOM #82
If there's one thing Funko is known for (other than their amazing line of Pop collectibles), it's their exclusives they only make for a limited market. Sometimes, this means a figure is limited to only a hundred pieces, but in other cases such as this Venom, the market is limited to the East and West coasts of the United States.
Folks living in the so-called "flyover states" couldn't grab one of these at their local Walgreen where it was exclusively released. Those poor collectors have to head online and shell out around $25 to pick up one of these Venom POPs for their collection.
19 KOTOBUKIYA MARVEL NOW VENOM ARTFX+ STATUE
Sometimes you want to pick up a new action figure, but other times, you need to get a highly detailed statue. This Venom statue features Eddie Brock in a ready-to-strike pose that's bound to frighten any Spider-Men you have laying around your house. The statue is made into 1/10 scale and features a ton of detail.
In addition to the expressive face and tongue, the statue has pieces of symbiote flowing away from the body in a way that makes this statue look like it's about to pounce. These aren't cheap, but they are certainly worth the $115 to $125 you will have to shell out to add one to your collection.
18 MARVEL LEGENDS VENOM ACTION FIGURE
This 7" action figure from the Marvel Legends line features a depiction of Eddie Brock as the fearsome villain in an easily posable form. Unlike some other action figures, which feature multiple hands, faces or feet, this brilliant design comes equipped with a second tongue you can swap out if the chest-length one is too short for your taste.
The design for this character is more anatomically natural than most Venom figures, but that somehow makes it look creepier. Without the enlarged torso, it almost looks more menacing. You can find these online for around $50 or a bit lower if you're lucky.
17 FUNKO POP! ANTI-VENOM #100
Funko's Anti-Venom Pop features a rather scary-looking version of the character equipped with golden eyes, detailed features and of course, an extra-long tongue. These were released exclusively for Hot Topic so if you didn't pick one up at the retailer, you will probably have to find one online.
Fortunately, these weren't limited to a tiny number of pieces so picking one up online will usually cost around $20 to $25. Seeing as they originally went for half as much, you can tell these are highly valued collectibles that may go up in value.
16 MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE SERIES AGENT VENOM
Not every version of the Venom character is Eddie Brock thanks to the relatively new addition of Agent Venom to the Marvel Universe. This action figure features the Agent Venom character who is actually Flash Thompson who was given the Venom symbiote in a sanctioned government program.
Agent Venom comes with 23 points of articulation and stands 6" tall. It comes with a number of extras including one submachine gun, one handgun with a laser sight and two identical pistols. It also features four posable symbiote appendages from the back of the figure and runs about $50 online.
15 MARVEL LEGENDS VENOM PVC FIGURE
This posable action figure of Venom features a sculpt that is virtually identical to the ARTFX+ statue by Kotobukiya. Instead of being a static piece you place on your shelf, this version is far less expensive costing around $50 online and is somewhat poseable. The figure comes on a 5.3" metal plate featuring Venom's eyes on a black background.
There are also several magnets fixed to the inside of the figure, which help to keep it in place on the plate and make for a dynamic piece for any collection. It is part of the Marvel Legends collection featuring the characters posed atop metal disks.
14 FUNKO POP! VENOMIZED LOKI #368
Sometimes, a company like Funko likes to have some fun with an established character and mix them up with another. This Pop does exactly that with the company's version of a Venomized Loki, which was sold exclusively at Target stores across the United States for a limited time.
Not only does this figure imagine what might happen were the God of Mischief bonded with the Venom Symbiote, his staff was also altered to enhance the look. These aren't the cheapest POPs on the market seeing as you will have to shell out between $50 and $60 to add one to your collection.
13 LEGO SUPER HEROES VENOM MINIFIGURE
Pretty much everyone is familiar with the standard LEGO Minifigure featuring a small posable character with a yellow head. The company best known for its blocks doesn't limit their characters to that design; there are numerous superhero (and villain) characters the company has put out to include this ominous-looking Venom Minifigure.
Not only does this Minifigure feature a perfect representation of Venom, but it also comes equipped with four black spines sticking out of the character's back, which help to enhance the character to make it look exactly like the comics that inspired its creation. These run for about $25 online, which makes them rather expensive for a LEGO Minifigure.
12 MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE SERIES ANTI-VENOM ACTION FIGURE
This Marvel Legends Infinite Series Anti-Venom action figure from Hasbro comes with an additional leg as part of the Buildafigure Collection: Hobgoblin series. Collecting this figure alongside the others in the series will give you one part of the total build for the Winged Hobgoblin character, but even without that added bonus, it's a brilliant figure on its own.
This Anti-Venom stands 7" tall and features numerous points of articulation making it easy to pose Anti-Venom in any number of positions. These aren't cheap and will run you as much as $100 online.
11 DIAMOND SELECT VENOM PVC DIORAMA
This 9" PVC Diorama figure depicts Eddie Brock merging with the Venom symbiote in a way that's relatively easy to draw, but seemingly impossible to sculpt. Regardless, Diamond Select knocked it out of the park with this portrayal, which captures the insanity of Brock as he merges with the symbiote atop a beautifully sculpted base.
Unlike other figures on this list, this statue may be made of plastic, but it isn't posable. What you see is what you get with this acquisition, but it isn't impossible to find. You can usually find them for around $40 online.
10 DIAMOND SELECT VENOM ACTION FIGURE
This unique 8" action figure from Diamond Select was sculpted by famed sculptor Jean St. Jean and features Eddie Brock as Venom. As you can clearly see, the design features multiple Venom heads, arms and hands in an intimidating pose.
The figure has 16 points of articulation and comes packaged with a display base making it perfect for any collector's curio cabinet. It comes with interchangeable wrists, hands, and heads and can usually be found online for $32. If the multiple heads are too scary, you can switch them out for a single Venom head with an elongated tongue or one featuring a partial reveal of Eddie's face.
9 SCHLEICH VENOM DIORAMA
Not every beautifully-crafted Venom figure has to break the bank. Case in point is this incredible plastic diorama of Venom by Schleich. You can pick up one of these gorgeous figures for around $13 bucks online making it affordable and an amazing addition to any collection.
This figure features no articulation and stands as you see it though it does come atop a base featuring an intricately detailed gargoyle, which is a nice touch. This figure was actually a part of a series including Spider-Man, Black Panther, Hulk, Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool and many other popular Marvel figures, but the Venom statue is easily the best.
8 FUNKO POP! GITD ANTI-VENOM #100
If you know anything about collecting Funko POPs, you probably know the glow in the dark (GITD) versions of their most popular POPs tend to blow up in value when they hit the market. The GITD version of Anti-Venom is no exception as the value for this Pop is twice that of its less luminous cousin coming in at around $50.
The best part of what makes this Pop just a bit cooler than its non-GITD version is that it looks great in the dark or in the light. Essentially, you are getting the exact same Pop as the other one, but with the added feature of looking incredible in the dark.
7 DIAMOND SELECT VENOM "THROUGH THE AGES" BOX SET
This list primarily focuses on individual figures, statues and toys, but every now and again, a pack comes along that sets itself apart from all the rest. This four-figure pack from Diamon Select features four separate versions of Venom for the Marvel Minimates line.
Included in the pack are Classic Venom, She-Venom, Transformation Venom and Flash Thompson as Agent Venom. These are incredibly popular, yet tiny figures standing only 2" tall. They feature 14 points of articulation and have interchangeable parts and accessories. Finding an unopened pack will usually end up costing around $50.
6 DIAMOND SELECT VENOM RESIN STATUE
Like most of the company's lines of statues, this beautifully crafted resin statue from Diamond Select features a classic Eddie Brock Venom stepping out of a vat and into our nightmares. The statue is made of resin and stands 12" tall making it a rather large, yet eye-catching addition to every collector's collection.
If you happened to pick one of these up already, you have one of only 3,000 that were made so if you don't have one, it's time. Granted, these amazing statues crafted by Alejandro Pereira usually run for around $150 online so not every collector can pick one up.
5 FUNKO POP! LEAPING VENOM #373
All of the Funko POPs of Venom mentioned on this list feature the character in the standard position most POPs come in, but this one is different. "Leaping" Venom features a beautifully designed head with an elongated tongue dripping with green drool atop a body poised n a leaping stance.
These POPs are rather popular and can be found online for around $55, but often sell for as much as $75 or $80 due to limited availability on the market. This was released in a limited production exclusive, which makes it somewhat scarce and hard to find.
4 DISNEY VENOM COLLECTOR EDITION ACTION FIGURE
Disney released this Venom action figure in line with the release of the Sony film of the same name, though it resembles the character from the comics more than the one from Venom. Regardless, this is one of the best Venom action figures for the price seeing as it will only set you back $25.
This action figure stands just under 8" in height and comes with three interchangeable sets of hands as well as three heads featuring various lengths of tongue. Additionally, the figure has 16 points of articulation and can be posed in a variety of fun and entertaining ways.
3 KOTOBUKIYA MARVEL NOW AGENT VENOM ARTFX+ STATUE
This 1/10 scale statue of Agent Venom was sculpted to perfection by Junnosuke Abe and comes from the Kotobukiya ArtFX+ line. This is one of the most detailed statues of Agent Venom and is a must-have for any collector working to have a statue of each version of the Venom symbiote in their collection.
Like most statues, these aren't cheap, but it isn't the most expensive in the ArtFX+ line. You can usually find these for around $100 online, but you may be able to pick one up for a little less if you are lucky.
2 IRON STUDIOS VENOM STATUE
This intricately detailed statue by sculptor Raphael Albuquerque from Iron Studios is one of the most impressive pieces on this list. The statue features Eddie Brock as Venom standing on top of two segments of a suspension bridge, which isn't apparent by itself, but when placed beside the Carnage, Spider-Gwen and Spider-Man pieces from the same series, the whole picture comes to light.
This statue is made to 1/10 scale and stands just over 14.5" in height and weighs in at an impressive 26 lbs. You could have picked them up via Sideshow's website for $124.99, but they quickly sold out so expect to drop closer to $200 in an online auction.
1 KAIYODO VENOM ACTION FIGURE #003
Kaiyodo's Venom action figure stands 6.8" tall and features some of the most detailed pieces found on an action figure this size. This is a fully articulated action figure you should not let any children near! It comes with multiple pieces for the hands, heads and much more. You can set this figure up to stand or put him into a fight with extra appendages.
These are highly-collectible and on the pricier side of the action figure market so expect to spend anywhere from $100 to $200 on one. If you love the character and want a figure everyone will be jealous of, this is the one for you.