I know this poll might upset a few people. I know some may know the truth, but are living in denial.
Keep in mind that I'm not looking for anyone to take part in this poll unless you can physically get up, walk to your machine and look. I have heard way too many people say "My Spider-Man doesn't have any broken plastics" followed by a "Wait....I guess it is broken".
The plastic in question is just above the left pop bumper, right in the line of fire of the Sandman webslinger. I have attached a picture of what it should look like if it's complete.
I always hear people talking about busted Sandman plastics and I have only seen one of them cracked. You can also buy protectors AND seperate replacments for them. On the other hand I have only seen two of the Sandman vs Spider-Man plastics that have NOT been broken. I don't meaned cracked....I mean broken off. Even the Spider-Man in the official Stern promo video has this plastic broken. Plus the only replacment for this is in the $180 complete plastic set.
I have heard of people having protectors for this plastic and have even heard of people making there own protectors for it, but I've never known a plastic protector seller to have them. Maybe if we get a lot (I'm guessing the majority) of Spider-Man owners asking for replacments to buy, we can get Stern to have some seperates run like the Sandman plastics.