Yesterday the much talked-about Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends 6″ action figures went up for pre-order, and today the case assortment for the series has been revealed! To my surprise (and chagrin), the Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy figures case ratios are not quite what I was expecting. Though he won’t even be appearing in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, it appears that there will be plenty of Marvel Legends Cosmic Iron Man figures to keep shelves warm this summer…
Wrong. Defying all logic and sense, Hasbro has opted to shortpack the Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon figure and heavy-pack the Cosmic Armor Iron Man action figure which only appears in a couple of Marvel NOW! comic books. No, seriously. Words fail me as far as this decision goes. Most casual fans who see Guardians of the Galaxy and want a toy from it are likely to want Rocket Raccoon, but it’s tough cookies for them–they’ll get their non-movie Iron Man and like it.
(2) Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Iron Man (Cosmic Armor)
(2) Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Star Lord
(1) Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Drax the Destroyer
(1) Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Gamora
(1) Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Nova (Modern)
(1) Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon
You would think that after the spectacular sales flop that were the non-movie Iron Man 3 Marvel Legends figures last year, Hasbro would have learned their lesson, but apparently not. Way to go, Hasbro.
The Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy figures (including the shortpacked ones) are all available for pre-order individually now from Amazon with free shipping. I absolutely don’t need multiple Cosmic Armor Iron Man figures, so I’m glad I’m not being “forced” to buy a case of this series. If every series was this easy to get, I’d be a happier collector.
What do you think about Hasbro’s picks for the GOTG Marvel Legends case ratios, Marvel collectors? Is this a smart move on Hasbro’s parts, or are a lot of kids and casual fans going to be totally ticked off when it’s crazy-difficult to get a GOTG Rocket Raccoon Marvel Legends figure this spring/summer?