2017 Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Wave 1 Photos!

Way back in July at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Hasbro gave us an early first look at the comic-based figures that would make up half of the 6″ Marvel Legends 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Wave 1 series: Major Victory, Darkhawk, Angela, Nova and the Titus Build-A-Figure. We’ve been wondering ever since what Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie characters would be completing the lineup, and now we know: 2017 Marvel Legends Yondu, Drax and Star-Lord have now been revealed!

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I was rather disappointed that Hasbro didn’t bring along any of next year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Marvel Legends 6″ figures when they traveled to New York City for New York Comic-Con 2016 in October, but the waiting and anticipation is at an end–the entire first series of GOTG 2 action figures has now been revealed, and it’s definitely a good one!

The Michael Rooker fans out there (including me!) are going to be really pleased with the new movie Yondu figure–the first 6″ Yondu action figure ever–as not only is he a great sculpt, but he comes with some of the best accessories ever! Alternate whistling head? Effects piece arrow?! Yes, please!!

marvel-legends-titus-build-a-figureI don’t get to say this very often, but I think that the Build-A-Figure in this wave–Titus the Anthropomorphic White Tiger–is going to far and away be the least desirable figure in the entire series. I have a hunch that this figure is going to be one of the least expensive BAFs ever on the aftermarket unless he makes a surprise appearance in the movie (and maybe even if he does).

Sadly, I think this is an instance where the Build-A-Figure was chosen because of the tooling being available to make him cheaply, rather than because of any fan demand for the character (at all).

marvel-legends-guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-yondu-figureThe full lineup for Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Wave 1 is as follows:

  • Star-Lord (Movie) [No Build-A-Figure Piece]
  • Drax (Movie) with Titus Arm
  • Yondu (Movie) with Titus Arm
  • Sam Alexander Nova (Comics) with Titus Body
  • Darkhawk (Comics) with Titus Head
  • Major Victory Vance Astro (Comics) with Titus Leg
  • Angela (Comics) with Titus Leg
  • Titus Build-A-Figure (Comics)

marvel-legends-vance-astro-figure-packagedguardians-of-the-galaxy-legends-major-victory-vance-astro-6-inch-figureFor classic fans of the GOTG, this Marvel Legends Vance Astro figure is going to be a real treat. Here’s a character that would never be getting made into a figure if not for this movie line, that’s for sure! The metallic blue paint deco on Vance looks terrific, though I’m genuinely concerned that this figure may end up bombing sales-wise.

darkhawk-marvel-legends-figure-packagedWhile I can’t even begin to guess why they’ve tagged Darkhawk with the moniker of “Masters of Mind” alongside Major Victory (at least Vance Astro actually has some psychic powers), but as Darkhawk has been a hotly-requested character for well over a decade now, I’m certain that his figure is going to be one of the most popular of this wave.

gotg-marvel-legends-2017-darkhawk-figureAlso, I just wanna say: those Darkhawk wings? Those are a thing of beauty.

drax-marvel-legends-2017-figure-packagedWho may not be quite as popular, however, is the new Marvel Legends Drax movie figure. I’m sure Hasbro will catch a little flack here for reusing the old tooling from the 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Drax figure, but I’ve really got no problem with it.

marvel-legends-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2-drax-6-inch-figureDrax’s body hasn’t changed between movies, and the pants are in a much more appealing dark blue color than the ugly red “Cherry Bomb” pants from the first movie. And hey, that screaming head is pretty cool!

guardians-of-the-galaxy-marvel-legends-nova-2017-figure-packagedSam Alexander Nova is the first new figure to make use of the teenage boy mold that was created for the Miles Morales/Ultimate Peter Parker Spider-Man figures created this summer, and I have to say–it looks pretty grand on him, don’t you think?

marvel-legends-2017-nova-figureI’m honestly not sure what the weird accessory that comes with Kid Nova is, though. It’s been a long time since I read the first issues of his comic book series, but it looks to be some sort of plushie or something…? (Bail me out, readers!)

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A new Marvel Legends Star-Lord figure is of course included as part of this first wave. He’s got an open, shorter jacket this time out and will hopefully prove to sell better than his predecessor.

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We likely won’t know the official case ratios for this series for a little while yet (I suspect retailers will begin being able to take pre-orders on January 1st 2017), but I think it’s pretty obvious that the one figure that’s going to get double-packed in this seven character case of 8 figures is the new Marvel Legends Star-Lord.

Now, while this may not be the best likeness ever, Chris Pratt Star-Lord may be my absolute favorite character in the whole MCU, so that’s A-OK with me (even if the new Star-Lord doesn’t come with a Titus Build-A-Figure piece at all).

marvel-legends-angela-figure-2017-gotgGuardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends 2017 Wave 1 should be available for pre-order in early 2017, with an anticipated arrival date of Spring 2017. I’ll post updates here and to the Marvel Toy News Facebook and Twitter Pages once this series goes up for order, so be sure to watch the site and our social media if you want to be alerted as soon as these figures are available. Other than maybe Drax, Vance Astro and Star-Lord, this wave is gonna be hot.

What do you think of the first Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy 2 series of 6″ figures, Marvel collectors? Which are your favorite figures from this assortment? Are you aiming for the movie figures from the series, the comics-based figures, a mix of both… or even none?

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2017 Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Wave 1 Photos! — 27 Comments

  1. Darkhawk for the win. Because. Freaking Darkhawk! Whodathunk they’d drop the cash to make that figure??? Must. Be. Mine.

  2. I was waiting for this since I saw it on nerdlist earlier. The wave is mostly awesome except for Drax with a different face. Good for people without the first figure but common, this is such a lazy head swap figure.

    Can you post the Titus BAF pic too?

  3. Aldriff(Angela) is definitely the star of this wave, followed by Yondu, Kid Nova and Darkhawk.

    Star-Lord’s alright. Probably looks better than the previous MCU version.

    Drax and Vance Astro are obviously where they saved up some money on this wave (though they both still look great).

    Titus is just…..bleh.
    Even moreso now that it’s obvious that Titus is just reusing the left arm and legs of the Venom SpaceKnight BAF.
    Probably also a modified torso and right arm.
    Titus is the worst BAF in a looooooong time.
    Lucky for them that the rest of the wave is REALLY strong.

  4. Will there be a second series with more movie characters? I still would like a Nebula or Ronan. Maybe a Mantis too?

    • Yes! Expect 2-3 Guardians of the Galaxy waves next year! I wouldn’t bet on Ronan, though…

      • We REALLY need a Ronan. MCU or 616.

        It’s dumb not having the MCU villains, and the previous Ronan BAF is too expensive and not great.

    • There HAS TO BE a 2nd wave.
      We already KNOW that Adam Warlock is coming, and there’s no way in hell that they’re NOT releasing a Rocket Raccoon and Little Groot set (almost certainly packaged together).

      Hopefully it’ll also have a 616 white armor Gamora, MCU Nebula, and Mantis.

      No idea what the other 2-3 figures or the BAF would be, but yea, there HAS TO be a 2nd wave.

      *fingers crossed for Cosmo The Spacedog*

      • Let’s not be crazy here–Groot is going to be an oversized figure himself. Hasbro -WILL- package Rocket by himself and sell him to balance costs. We can dream, though. ­čśë

        • I mean….. Little Groot is smaller than Drax’s head. If they sell him separately, it better be because he becomes SIGNIFICANTLY larger during the movie.

  5. I (or more accurately, my wallet) love this wave because I don’t have a burning desire to own any of the figures! This looks to be the first Marvel Legends series that I can skip completely. Yay for money saved!

    • Weird.
      The only ones I could skip are Star-Lord, Drax, Darkhawk, and the BAF.

      …..But I probably WON’T skip them….
      (I’d would ABSOLUTELY skip the BAF, but he’s automatic at that point….)

  6. I’M SO FREAKING HAPPY! I HAD A DREAM SOMETHING STAR LORD RELATED TOY WOULD BE SHOWN! AND YESSSS OH MY GOD! SO HAPPY <3

  7. i think that more and more people are not buying these at retail. I found all but the Scarlet Witch from the Abomination wave on Amazon for 15.00 or lower, some even 8.99! Iceman got as low as 6.99 as an add-on. That being said, these figures wont last on the shelves and that Angela will be the TOP figure of that wave.

    • She almost certainly will, alongside a new Gamora, a new Rocket w/ Lil Groot, and possibly Mantis.

  8. Is it bad that I like the Titus BAF? I don’t think it was a good choice for sales but I still think the Figure looks kool and he was a staple of Sam Alexander’s journey into becoming Nova. Oh well, guess it means I won’t have to pay much for him ­čśë

    • There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

      I was, like, the one person genuinely excited for Titus. Even ignoring that he’s Sam Alexander’s first supervillain fight (from one of my favorite comics), he’s a GIANT CYBORG TIGER-MAN WITH A QUAD-CANNON FOR A RIGHT ARM.

      That’s just awesome.

      • Yeah, honestly, I was surprised at how many people were shitting on it, calling it “bleh” and whatnot. He’s awesome, even if you don’t know the character!

        • Agreed. I saw pics of the Titus baf from a 2016 show and was actually excited and almost wet myself when I saw Sam there. I’ve been wanting one for some years. Sam is awesome and he’ll go great next to my Richard Rider figure from the GotG wave in 2014.

  9. Hey Dabid,
    You’re absolutely right about Star-lord being the double packed figure. I’ve had the wave on pre-order with EE since the beginning of November and was informed of the case ratios.
    More importantly, am I trippin’ or did Hasbro NAIL Michael Rooker’s likeness?!?

  10. Miles Morales. Check. Kamala Khan. Check. Sam Alexander. Check. We’re halfway to a full Champions roster. Can we get an Amadeus Cho Hulk BAF soon please?

    • Doing even better on the All New All Different Avengers roster too.

      ANAD Vision
      Captain Falcon
      Ms. Marvel
      Miles Morales
      Kid Nova

      Just need ANAD Iron Man and Jane FosThor