Personally, I think the car is too small for Spidey, and the booklet is something we tend to throw away. But he sees his toy and toy literature differently.
I don't know what is more precious to him: the toy or the little booklet that came with it, showing the entire line of toys inside.
Once, he left the booklet at his Grandma's house and panicked, making us walk back to get it. He insists on sleeping with both toy and booklet by his pillow.
He studies that booklet like my father studies the 4D Prediction Books. Once in a while, he shows me his favourite toys featured in there. Like Dr Octopus (pronounced Dr Octopoos, Filipino accented). He just admires the collection, never fussing us to buy any.
Another time, he studied and kept a Toys R Us brochure we got in the mail, crying when it was folded wrongly. Isaac kept pointing to his Toys R Us junk mail and saying, "Fold the Power Ranger! The Power Ranger!"
"What's wrong with you?" said my Dad, annoyed at his outburst.
I quickly folded it the way he wanted it and he stopped crying.
"He didn't know how to tell us he wanted his brochure folded with the Power Ranger toys facing up lah," I said.
Today, he came up to me and showed me a little tear in his worn Spider Man booklet. "Papa, my booklet is broken," he said, with a little sadness.
"Can fix for me, Papa?"
There were already other scotch tape repairs done previously. I just pulled some new tape out and fixed the new tear for him.
It made him happier right away.
It is a humbling thing to be asked by your son to repair his precious toy catalogue booklet. One day, his problems will be more complex than this, and will take more than scotch tape to fix. I hope I'll still be up to task then.