I’m a self-admitted X-Men fanboy, so I was anticipating this year’s X-Men Marvel Legends 2014 figures even more than the superb Captain America Marvel Legends and Spider-Man Marvel Legends series (not to mention the so-so Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends figures). As a shared Toys R Us/Diamond Previews exclusive, this wave was also more expensive and harder to get than the others. Are they worth your effort and money? I’ll start my reviews with the 2014 Marvel Legends Cyclops figure…Continue Reading →
It’s been quite a journey for Agent Venom. Over the course of the past 13 months, Agent Venom has gone from one of the most-wanted modern Marvel characters for the Marvel Legends line, to the headliner of Marvel Legends Series 6, to another in a long line of “lost” Hasbro Marvel Legends figures, to a pre-sold out and potentially hard-to-find Walgreens exclusive. But at last, the 6″ Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure is on the verge of arriving, and we can take a look at the final production version of the figure…Continue Reading →
Hasbro unquestionably brought their ‘A’-Game to San Diego Comic Con 2014, where they silenced critics by announcing a veritable blockbuster assortment of characters for their 2015 Marvel Legends Avengers Infinite Series 6″ figures line. And at the SDCC 2014 Hasbro Marvel Panel, they took their impressiveness even further. While Avengers Marvel Legends Wave 1 will be entirely comic-based, Marvel Legends 2015 Avengers Wave 2 will be a mix of comic and movie characters, and bring us super-articulated Marvel Legends Maria Hill, Agent Coulson, Nick Fury… and the the first-ever Marvel Legends Thanos Build-A-Figure!Continue Reading →
Hasbro tried to pull a fast one on fans at San Diego Comic Con 2014 on Thursday, when they pulled the Classic Hawkeye Marvel Legends Avengers Series 1 figure out of the display case after photos leaked with Hawkeye as part of the wave. But on Friday, Hasbro went ahead and laid a few more cards on the table (or figures in the display, as the case may be). Not only will Marvel Legends 2015 bring us the Marvel Legends Hawkeye variant we’ve been waiting for, but we’ll also be getting the long-lost Marvel Legends Iron Fist figure and the parts to make a King Thor Build-A-Figure!Continue Reading →
Ordinarily I wouldn’t be particularly enthralled by a company revealing the same figure two years in a row at San Diego Comic-Con, but in this instance I’m willing to make an exception. One of the Marvel Legends figures that appeared at last year’s event and was thought to be lost forever is making a comeback at SDCC 2014–as part of a store-exclusive three-pack! It’s the Marvel Legends Radioactive Man, Ms. Marvel and Ultimate Captain America figures box set!Continue Reading →
Heading into San Diego Comic Con 2014, we really didn’t know what to expect from the Hasbro Marvel Legends 6″ figures line. With no major Marvel movies scheduled for 2015 beyond Avengers, would Hasbro opt for a second series of Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends or X-Men Legends? Nope!
Hasbro is taking the safe and smart route, kicking off their SDCC 2014 reveals–and the Marvel Legends 2015 figures line–with the Avengers Marvel Legends Odin Build-A-Figure Series!Continue Reading →
I’ve been holding off on talking further about the Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure because the whole Walgreens aspect of the release has just felt totally out-there to me. But it’s now been confirmed by Hasbro and Jesse Falcon, so there’s absolutely no room for doubt. There have been several thousand Marvel action figures released over the years, but this 6″ Agent Venom Marvel Legends Infinite Series will be different in one crazy way from all the rest: Marvel Legends Agent Venom is officially going to be the first-ever Walgreens exclusive Marvel action figure!Continue Reading →
Asia is becoming quite the hot spot for Marvel Legends news! The news that the Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel Legends Black Widow figures would be increased to two-per-case came first from Asia, as did the first leaked photos and information regarding this summer’s X-Men Marvel Legends Infinite Series figures. And now, we’ve got an announcement that’s almost as unexpected coming from a Hasbro Asia solicitation: the long-lost 6″ Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure appears to finally be shipping this summer!Continue Reading →
Well, here’s something I don’t get to say very often: Toys R Us actually has a great price for something today! Collectors who didn’t want to pay the very high prices for a set of the X-Men Marvel Legends Infinite Series case assortment shipping out to comic book and online stores via Diamond Previews have one other option: to purchase the figures direct from Toys R Us. And to the shock of everyone (or at least me), Toys R Us has now put the whole Marvel Legends X-Men Jubilee Build-A-Figure series up for order… with the best prices around and a BOGO offer!Continue Reading →
There’s good news and bad news for Marvel collectors who are getting pumped for this summer’s Hasbro X-Men Marvel Legends Infinite Series with Jubilee Build-A-Figure. The good news is that the series is going to have additional availability beyond Toys R Us, as online retailers and comic book stores will also be taking pre-orders for the 6″ X-Men Legends figures. The bad news is that the case ratios for the series have also been revealed, and two of the figures coming with Jubilee Build-A-Figure parts are in fact shortpacked…Continue Reading →
Once companies like Funko and Mattel started laying out their plans for their San Diego Comic Con 2014 exclusives, we knew it was only a matter of time until Hasbro played their cards as well! The past two years Hasbro has revealed their exclusives on the third Wednesday of the month, but they threw us a curveball this year by holding out on us for one extra day. But the wait is at an end, and the exclusives are revealed–and this year, they’re all cosmic! Get excited, Marvel Legends fans–the SDCC 2014 Marvel Legends Thanos Imperative figure set is coming our way this summer!Continue Reading →
Over the course of the last week I’ve given my reviews and impressions of all six basic figures that make up the Hasbro Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Series (and you can find all those reviews in the archives). But, of course, there’s one more figure that needs to be discussed–because you have to buy every other figure in the series just to build him!
He needs no introduction, but he will definitely give it anyway–it’s the outstanding Marvel Legends Groot Build-A-Figure!Continue Reading →
While there’s ample hype for this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the most talked-about and most-anticipated figure in the Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Series isn’t from the movie at all! In fact, it’s not even a character new to Hasbro Marvel Legends. Instead, it’s the star of the most successful cosmic Marvel comic of the past decade.
The last basic figure in this series left for me to review is the Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Nova figure!Continue Reading →