While Jonathan Hickman’s lengthy run on the flagship Avengers comics may not have been to every reader’s taste, there’s no question that his run was among the most epic in Avengers history. And to celebrate the final arc of Hickman’s final pre-Secret Wars storyline, Marvel has now announced the Marvel Unlimited Plus 2017 exclusive Marvel Legends “Time Runs Out” Captain Marvel six inch figure!
When San Diego Comic-Con 2016 came and went without any announcement of next year’s Marvel Unlimited Marvel Legends exclusive action figure, I feared the worst: that there wouldn’t be any free promo exclusive Hasbro figure at all in 2017.
Then today happened…
Marvel finally updated the Marvel Unlimited Plus membership, revealing all of the details of the 2017 membership kit. And while the Hasbro 6″ Marvel Legends figure won’t thrill every collector, at least now we know there’s going to be one!
The Marvel Unlimited Captain Marvel Marvel Legends figure is basically just a repaint of the 2015 Carol Danvers 6″ figure, but now in her grey/silver and blue costume from the “Time Runs Out” storyline.
The Time Runs Out Captain Marvel Carol Danvers figure doesn’t appear to come with the effects pieces that the original release did, but the interchangeable unmasked head is still included.
While this figure is technically still an exclusive, I suspect it’s not going to get nearly the same warm reception from collectors that the Rescue Marvel Legends figure did. Even if only straight repaints with zero new tooling were available for this year’s figure choice, you can’t get much more dull than a minor recolor of a costume worn in one story arc of one comic book series.
- Mystic Eye of Agamotto Pin
- Wakandan Flag Patch
- Black Panther #1 Variant Cover
- Doctor Strange #6 Variant Cover
- Captain Marvel #6 Variant Cover
- 15% Off Digital Comics Discount
- 10% Off Marvel Shop Discount
To be totally honest, I’m far less enthusiastic about the 2017 Marvel Unlimited Plus Membership than I am the 2016 Kit, but that’s just my personal preferences. I don’t enjoy this trio of comic books nearly as much as I did this year’s, and I don’t like the pins as much as the Agent Carter/Agents of SHIELD Pins we got either. I’m sure that there are some collectors who will be really excited about a recolored Captain Marvel Hasbro figure, but I’m just not one of them.
I’ve subscribed to Marvel Unlimited Plus ever since the 6″ Gold Ultron figure was released as an exclusive way back in 2014, but I’m genuinely thinking of opting out for the 2017 kit. This particular selection of collectibles just isn’t doing it for me, and I personally only subscribe for the extras and not the digital comics.
What do you think of the latest addition to the Marvel Unlimited Plus Membership Kit collection, Marvel collectors? Will you be signing up for Unlimited Plus 2017 Membership to get the repainted Captain Marvel action figure (and more), or has Marvel failed to secure your annual $99 with their selections this time out?