Early today, Hasbro revealed a slew of new Marvel Legends figures for their Fan First Friday livestream. Let’s take a look at what was shown along with a few news items.
Marvel Legends Cosmic Wave
Some of these figures have already begun showing up in stores while others will be available later this spring. I’m normally not a very big fan of cosmic characters, but a couple here might be too cool to pass up.
Silver Surfer with Mjolnir
This one was revealed back in December and looks as awesome now as it did back then. It’s also a Walgreens exclusive, which normally means you should be able to find it. Unfortunately, the figure is currently sold out at the moment.
Another figure that was revealed in December. This time, however, Richard Rider was shown to have alternate hands and a floating helmet accessory, which is pretty dang cool. The figure will also be a Walgreens exclusive.
This is Hasbro’s first 6″ scale version of the character, which it looks very good (especially the cape). It will also a be a Walgreens exclusive.
This version of Captain America is from the Contest of Champions mobile game. In this version of Marvel’s history, Tony Stark dies at the of Civil War. Steve Rogers feels bad and deals with his grief by building a badass suit of armor in his friend’s memory.
I don’t play the game and don’t have any interest in the figure, but can’t deny that it looks great.
A.I. Tony Stark
Marvel Legends Villains
This next wave of figures, which has been teased for a while, is definitely a mixed bag. Each one will retail for $19.99 and is available for preorder now (links in each figure’s subheading) with an expected arrival in August.
If you own a Doctor Strange figure, then you pretty much have to get this one, right? It looks great, but I do wish the flame effects were a bit bigger.
I’m pretty sure this is the first time we’ve ever gotten a toy release of this figure. Whether that’s the case or not, this one looks incredible. If I end up purchasing one (which is very likely), he’ll definitely be rocking the old school short-haired look on my shelf.
I don’t need a Battleworld version of this character, but that accessory of Thanos’ skull and spine (that even has an articulated jaw) is pretty sweet.
I thought this figure would be a must buy for me when it was revealed, but now I’m not so sure. It would certainly help if he came with an alternate head that didn’t look like I do an hour after eating a cold can of Spaghettios.
Also, the hood (which is obviously an important accessory) sits really weird on him.
This figure, on the other hand, was one I had no intention of buying until seeing how great she looks. I may need to start making some space on my Wolverine shelf.
I thought I was happy with the Red Skull that’s currently on my Captain America shelf, but that maniacally grinning head might make it worth picking up another.
Still not a fan of the green jumpsuit, but I respect the history/accuracy of it.
I’ll just go ahead and admit right now that I have no idea who Xemnu is. That works out well for me since I only want a couple figures from this wave, but the BAF looks cool enough on its own that I certainly wouldn’t have minded having it.
3.75″ Retro Figures
Look, if you want to support paying $9.99 for 5
POS POA figures while simultaneously ensuring that the super articulated 3.75″ scale Marvel Universe toyline never returns, then I can’t stop you…but I also won’t be your friend anymore.
Anyway, you’ll be able to find these plastic abominations next month at Target and everywhere (HA!) in April. Hasbro also plans to put out more waves of grossly overpriced figures that don’t have elbows or knees.
Teases and News
- Expect April to be a “busy” month.
- There will be Marvel Legends figures based on characters the Disney+ MCU series (WandaVision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, etc).
- The previously revealed M.O.D.O.K deluxe figure can also be used to store his own accessories.
- The livestream concluded with a sneak peak of an Excalibur sword accessory, which likely means this group is coming soon.
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