The Spider Riders are coming (and they’re bringing prizes)

I have to tell you, I am not a fan of bugs. Of any kind. Oh, sure; I try to ignore or “free” spiders that I find in my house, telling the children that I like them because they eat the other, yuckier, bugs, but I’m shuddering on the inside.

So do not ask me to explain to you why it is that little spiders I can step on completely gross me out, but gigantic spiders saddled up by cartoon characters delight me so. I don’t know the answer. I can only offer Exhibit A for your consideration: Meet the Spider Riders!

(Lost world! Elite warriors! Bravely fight against evil! I was powerless against all of my favorite cartoon jargon, I tell you. And you just try telling me you didn’t find the theme song catchy.)

The Spider Riders series is having its “official” debut on the Kids’ WB this Saturday morning, January 20th, at 11:00 AM. (It has aired previously, but this is the Real Deal.) Tune in to the special one-hour block for an abundance of arachnid goodness.

Haven’t heard of Spider Riders before? Check out the press release for all the gory details, but here’s your crib sheet on the animated series:

SPIDER RIDERS follows the adventures of 11-year-old Hunter Steele who is suddenly transported into the fantastic subterranean world of Arachna, a land of eternal day where the sun is earth’s molten core and waterfalls flow towards the sky. Trapped in this world, Hunter discovers a lost civilization. Struggling to survive and locked in battle with the Invectids – giant humanoid insects determined to wipe out human life – the people of Arachna are fearlessly protected by a group of elite warriors who ride aloft 10-foot tall Battle Spiders – the SPIDER RIDERS. In the city of Arachna, Prince Lumen’s royal army defends the people – and Hunter and his spider Shadow are determined to help their cause. The stage is set for an epic battle and quest that follows Hunter, Shadow and their small team of warriors as they hone their skills to win their fight against the evil Invectids. In classic anime style, SPIDER RIDERS focuses on the everyday boy who becomes a great SPIDER RIDER warrior encountering field battles, competition – and gains friends along the way.

Also be sure to check out the award-winning Spider Riders website at to play the Spider Riders game and find out more about the Spider Riders.

Remember how I said at the beginning that there were prizes? Thanks to Cookie Jar Entertainment and Special Ops Media, Ty’s Toy Box is excited to join in on the excitement and celebrate the very best way possible—with free stuff! Two lucky Ty’s Toy Box Blog readers will receive the Spider Rider trilogy of books from Newmarket Press just for being part of our community. All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this entry with a valid email address. (Seriously, people, would it kill you to comment when I’m not giving stuff away? Ahem.)

You have from now until 11:59 PM on Saturday, January 20th to leave a comment here for a chance to win one of the two sets of books we’ll be giving away. We will randomly select two winners via a highly scientific process and announce them on Monday.

The fine print: One entry per person, please. Kids, please have your parents enter on your behalf. Entries without a valid email address will be disqualified. Flattery and bribery will not increase your chances of winning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try them, anyway.

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70 thoughts on “The Spider Riders are coming (and they’re bringing prizes)

  1. I’m so glad to find you again!!!! I love your want not, but I couldn’t find this for the longest time…
    Sign me up for the Spider Riders. My kids will go nuts for this!!

  2. I know nothing of the SpiderRiders because my boy is still a bit young for this. But if they are as cool as you say – of course they are! – they will be around a while and it would be nice to have this in my closet…

  3. I see what you mean and I keep thinking spiders. I love the song! It is very cool!

  4. Here from… sounds cool, at least to my 8-y-o son if not to myself :o ) well, the ‘free’ part sounds cool to me too…. thanks for the tip and the contest!

  5. Oh, my boys will love this! They love contests like this, and it’s a good way to give them something constructive to do with their computer time.

  6. My 6 year old is a huge action figure fan. This sounds like something he will love. I am searching for it on my TV so I can DVR it for him. THanks for the heads up!!

  7. Did I mention that my daughter, yes daughter, is a HUGE spider fan. She will think these are “awesome” as she loves to say. Her brother might think they are kind of cool too….

  8. Spider me up! My lil 7 year old two legged spider would like to have other crawlers creep into his force field. Spider Riders sounds like fun. Thanks.

  9. my 15 used to have a spider that he kept and named..cant remember the name, but he swore it was a girl, lol. now i have a younger one that would love these books, sign me up!

  10. What a cool thing! My 6 year old daughter is just Fascinated with spiders! We go out each morning to our garden, and she has to say hello to all of the ones we find! She tells them how pretty their webs are with the dew on them, and asks how their dinner was.
    I love this kid.

  11. My little one will love these! (and these are the kinds of spiders I think I can live with) Thanks, pretty Mir.

  12. You’re so pretty! *wink* *wink*
    Also here from I would love to be entered. My son loves spiders. Me? Eh, not so much. The things we do for our kids.


  13. You are so pretty! *wink* *wink*

    I’m also here from

    My son would love this. Please enter me in the contest.