Today, Hasbro utilized Marvel Monday to reveal the full Strong Guy Build-A-Figure wave for its Marvel Legends toyline. Most of these figures were already revealed at New York Toy Fair 2020 back in February (and some as far back as New York Comic-Con 2019), but there were a couple new ones…along with one particularly adorable surprise.
All the figures below are available now for preorder with an expected arrival in October. We’ll take a look at the two new ones first.
Marvel Legends Shiklah
I’ll be 100% honest here and say that I don’t know much at all about Deadpool’s ex-wife, who is apparently married to the Marvel Universe version of Dracula now (seriously). I also know next to nothing about Shiklah’s adorable land shark pack-in figure, Jeff…except that I must have him.
Jeff was teased over the weekend on Hasbro Pulse’s Instagram account. In the comics, he used to pet Gwenpool‘s pet until she gave him over to Deadpool after fearing that she would not have a solo series again. I guess Shiklah got him in the divorce.
You can preorder Shiklah (and Jeff) here.
Marvel Legends Pirate Deadpool
Yarr! It be yet another Deadpool figure cloggin’ up yer action figure shelf space!
In all seriousness, though, this is a cool looking figure. If we are going to have to get more Deadpool figures (which makes sense in a Deadpool wave), then fun variants like this are definitely the way to go. I also love the swords and flintlock pistol accessories he comes with.
You can preorder Pirate Deadpool here.
Now let’s take a look at the other figures in the wave and what Build-A-Figure part they come with.
Marvel Legends X-Men (Blue) Deadpool
Yet another Deadpool, but donned a costume variant of my favorite color. Well played, Hasbro.
He also comes with Strong Guy’s head, so whether you want this figure or not, he’s probably going to have to be purchased unless you want to pay $15 for the individual part on Ebay.
You can preorder X-Men/Blue Deadpool here.
Marvel Legends Black Tom Cassidy
Not much in the way of accessories here aside from Tom’s shillelagh (which is just a fancy way of saying it’s a combination walking stick/club).
For most folks, however, Black Tom himself will be an accessory for their Juggernaut figure. He also comes with the least important piece of the Strong Guy Build-A-Figure (the back facing overlay of the uniform), but that likely won’t hurt the figure’s sales much.
You can preorder Black Tom Cassidy here.
Marvel Legends Maverick
Even though this guy’s best days were back in the ’90s, this is still a pretty great looking figure.
You can preorder Maverick here.
Marvel Legends Warpath
This is one figure I’d be excited about with or without a Build-A-Figure component. While I do appreciate the alternate hands, it’s a kind of odd/disappointing that they didn’t include a couple of knives for him to wield, as well.
You can preorder Warpath here.
Marvel Legends Sunspot
Now THIS is a hot looking figure (and yes, I hate myself for that pun).
This is the first Sunspot figure that I can find/remember since Toybiz put out this out back in 1994. Combine that with the great sculpt/articulation along with Strong Guy’s BAF torso, and this figure should be a scorching hot seller (ugh I’m so sorry).
You can preorder Sunspot here.
Marvel Legends Strong Guy Build-A-Figure
After purchasing the entire wave, and you can add the long-awaited Marvel Legends Strong Guy to your action figure collection. Based on the size comparison between the BAF pieces the the figures they’re packed with, this looks to be one massive piece of well-sculpted/premium articulated plastic.
I’ve never been a huge Strong Guy fan myself, but I know a lot of folks wanted this figure, so it’s great to see them finally able to add Guido Carosella to their collections.
As for me, I’m not sure this wave will make the cut to add to my action figure budget. There’s definitely some stuff that appeals to me personally (especially Warpath and the blue Deadpool variant), but not enough to justify another Marvel Legends preorder.
Thankfully, Hasbro is putting out so many great figures in this line that there’s something for everybody. I mean, c’mon…how many people ever thought we’d have a wave of figures that included the ’90s version of Maverick and Shiklah?
Oh, and speaking of Deadpool’s ex, that might be where my willpower reaches its breaking point…but not for her. If anyone doesn’t think they can properly care for a land shark, I’m more than happy to adopt the little guy.
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