Yesterday, Hasbro’s Fan First
Friday Thursday livestream revealed a plethora of new figures. There were so many new figures, in fact, that preorders for one of the waves dropped before the livestream even started. Although none of these jumped out to me personally as must buys (a blessed mercy to my holiday-ravaged wallet), there were some really great/surprising character choices.
We’ll kick things off with the new Doctor Strange wave from In the Multiverse of Madness. All of these will retail for $22.99 and are currently available for preorder with an expected arrival in April 2022. Preorder links can be found in each figure’s heading.
Another good movie version of Stephen Strange. If you’re happy with the one you have, however, you can skip him since he doesn’t come with a Build-A-Figure piece.
A digital render of this figure was already revealed at Pulse Con back in October, but this is our first really good look at him. Even though I know next to nothing about the character, I can’t deny that he looks all types of cool.
I know I said earlier that there weren’t any must buys in this batch of reveals, but this figure is pretty close. I’ve been a fan of Sleepwalker since the ’90s and never thought we’d see him in action figure form. Despite the lack of accessories, this is still one great looking toy.
Calling this an upgrade from the 2016 Astral Form Doctor Strange would be a gross understatement.
Not a great likeness of Chiwetel Ejiofor, but that costume looks fantastic.
The portrait on this figure, however, is a very good likeness of actor Benedict Wong. You also gotta love those alternate spell hands and the sling ring attached to his belt.
I still can’t believe it took Hasbro this long to make a movie figure of this character, but at least they got it right.
It’s not a great likeness of actress Xochitl Gomez, but it’s not bad, either. Either way, you gotta love how much better Hasbro has gotten at making female action figures during the last decade.
BAF Rintrah (MCU)
Yet another character I know next to nothing about. That being said, I can’t wait to see what a giant green minotaur will look like on the big screen.
This next figure isn’t part of the preceding wave, but is from Multiverse of Madness.
Unlike the “deluxe” figures in the Star Wars Black Series line, Marvel Legends tend give you a bit more for the inflated price point. In this case, you get a fantastic looking Doctor Strange figure along with a gorgeous portal diorama piece.
Also, I’ve absolutely got to know how this fits into the upcoming movie. If Strange ends up joining the Netflix version of the Defenders, my head might explode (in a good way).
Defender Strange will retail for $31.49 and is exclusively available at Target. He is available now for preorder (surprisingly) with an expected arrival in April 2022.
Next up is another Target exclusive featuring a comic character with a name that will confuse many people into thinking he’s actually from the MCU.
Ragnarok (aka Clor) was created by Reed Richards and Tony Stark during the Marvel Comics’ Civil War event. As you might imagine, fusing the DNA of a god with cybernetic parts did not turn out well for anyone.
Even if you have no interest in this character, that spinning hammer effect is one of the best accessories that Marvel Legends have ever included with a figure.
Ragnarok will retail for $31.49 and is available now for preorder with an expected arrival in April 2022.
Marvel Legends 20th Anniversary Hulk
Hasbro continues its celebration of Marvel Legend’s 20th anniversary with the great looking old school Hulk figure. The price is a bit steep ($43.99), but the big guy comes with some cool accessories, a diorama piece, and a comic-inspired background (along with retro packaging if you’re into that sort of thing).
Hulk is available now for preorder with an expected arrive in May 2022.
These next three figures don’t have any preorder information, but should be on sale soon.
This mugging version of the Ulik is a definite upgrade over the 2017 SDCC exclusive. Unfortunately, he will only be available at Walmart…which means it’s a good bet he’ll only be available to most of us on Ebay.
We already saw this gem at Pulse Con 2021, but I don’t think anyone’s going to complain about getting an even better look. The figure will also be a Walgreens exclusive (GameStop exclusive in Canada), so you should be able to find it in stores eventually.
Never thought I would need a Jigsaw as part of my Daredevil collection, but maybe I do. This figure will also be a Walgreens/GameStop Canada exclusive, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
We’ll wrap things up with a look at yet another X-Men wave, which is due to appear on shelves this coming spring. I swear, it’s almost like Chris Hassan has been put in charge of things on Hasbro’s Marvel Legends team.
Gotta love that pinless articulation.
Just when I thought I was done buying Wolverine figures, they release one with one of my all-time favorite costumes and super heated claws.
Meh…I like Sabretooth with a bit more meat on his bones.
Love that cloth cape.
This was an easy pass for me until I saw those power effects.
Definitely not one of my favorite characters, but a nice looking figure nonetheless.
…yeah, I got nothing.
As usual, the Marvel Legends teams wrapped up their livestream with a new figure tease. This time it was a yellow backpack. I’m once again embarrassed to admit that I have no idea who they are hinting at. If you happen to know, please feel free to shame me in the comments with your answer.
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