Today during their Fan First Friday live stream, Hasbro revealed a slew of brand new Marvel Legends figures. Most of these were already shown at New York Toy Fair 2020 back in February, but there were a few pleasantly awesome surprises.
Hasbro team members Ryan Ting (Brand Marketing), Dwight Stall (Production Design), and Dan Yun (Brand Marketing) also teased some upcoming projects, which we’ll discuss a bit further down. For now, let’s go over the new stuff that we saw today.
Marvel Legends HasLab Sentinel
As my colleague/perpetual man-crush David Brooke reported earlier today, Dwight gave us our first look at just how massive the upcoming Marvel Legends scale Sentinel will be. The upcoming Haslab project was teased back in February, but that still didn’t prepare me for the high-pitched squeal that escaped my lungs upon seeing the Sentinel’s leg next to Wolverine and Jubliee.
If I’m being honest, though, finding space for this thing will be a challenge…one I’m sure many of us will gladly undertake whenever the official Haslab campaign gets started.
Retro Spider-Man Wave
We’ve already seen the retro Spider-Man, Peter Parker, and Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane of these figures (which you can check out here), but the bottom three are new…and more than enough to convince me to pre-order the entire wave.
Marvel Legends Retro Electro
Marvel Legends Retro Green Goblin
I’ve already got plenty of Green Goblins on my Spidey villain shelf, but the crazy bug eyes and great Norman Osborne alternate head make this worth adding to the collection. (Available for preorder now)
Marvel Legends Retro Armored Daredevil
I was never a big fan of this look, but seeing it in 6″ scale (and having a great Matt Murdock) might have swayed my opinion a bit. Also, you gotta love those wearable batons. (Available for pre-order now).
Marvel Legends Classic Moon Knight
It’s the classic version of the figure we’ve all been waiting for! This one is going to officially put my modern Moon Knight in the storage bin. It’s also a Walgreens exclusive, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find when it hits stores this August. It was put up for pre-order on Walgreen’s online store a few hours ago but sold out quickly. It should be back up soon, though. Until then, we can all obsessively click our F5 keys together.
Now we just need a version of Moon Knight in his Mr. Knight suit.
Marvel Legends A.I.M. Troop Army Builder
I’ve never been a big fan of A.I.M. troops, but if you are, this is a great figure that comes at a reduced cost ($14.99) to help with army building. It’s also a Hasbro Pulse exclusive and can be pre-ordered here.
- Retro Spider-Man also has a new articulation system that allegedly makes the figure even more posable than the beloved Pizza Spider-Man.
- Old Man Hawkeye and Modern Rogue will use pinless tech articulation.
- The previously revealed Marvel Legends Retro/Classic Mysterio has nice looking paint wash and has a humanoid ghostly head underneath the fishbowl.
- We will be getting a Marvel Legends wave for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse characters at some point in the future (squeeeee!).
- Despite the proliferation of larger deluxe figures, the Build-A-Figures will continue to be a part of the Marvel Legends toy line.
- Retro figures and homages to the old Toy Biz line are definitely going to continue.
- We finally got a better look at the Marvel Legends Deluxe War Machine, which is absolutely gorgeous.
- The COVID-19 lockdown is very likely to shift/delay the Marvel Legend release dates, as well.
- Dan Yun mentioned that one wave of figures, in particular, were affected by a Marvel Cinematic Universe film being delayed from fall 2020 to until next year..which sounds a whole lot like Venom: Let There Be Carnage (assuming the Venom movies are technically considered part of the MCU).
- Yun followed that up by mentioning an upcoming Maximum Venom wave, so that might completely throw a wrench in my Venom: Let There Be Carnage theory. Part of that wave was already previewed at Toy Fair 2020, as well.
- We will be getting Marvel Legends figures based on House of X and Powers of X crossover at some point in the future.
- Despite San Diego Comic-Con 2020 being a virtual event this year, Hasbro’s Marvel team will still produce two exclusive items for the event. At least one of them will be X-Men focused.
- 2021 will see the largest Marvel Legends Build-A-Figure and largest Marvel Legends role-playing toys ever released.
That’s it for now, check back here at AIPT for the latest on Hasbro and toy news.