The original, 1977 Spider-Man movie suit is hitting the auction block

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May 24, 2017

Long before Spidey’s suit had a talking artificial intelligence courtesy of Tony Stark, Peter Parker was swinging around in the low-tech gear featured in the 1977 film. Now you can suit up as classic Spider-Man yourself.

The costume — the first live-action Spider-Man suit ever made — was originally created for the 1977 Spider-Man flick, and was also used in the CBS television series from 1977-1979. It was also used to promote the aborted 1985 Spidey flick the would have starred Tom Cruise as Peter Parker and Bob Hoskins as Dr. Octopus. 

The costume is set to be auctioned off by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on May 25.

Considering what the comic book movie genre has become in the decades since, especially Spidey, this suit is a fascinating piece of comic and movie history. And now you can buy it and wear it like pajamas. Assuming you’re crazy-rich, of course.

(Via Comic Book)