Marvel Legends Avengers Infinity War Wave 1 Figures Released!

I was having an ordinary 2AM when something a bit, well… out of the ordinary came across my screen: on-shelf retail store photos of the first 2018 Marvel Legends Avengers Infinity War series! Even though Hasbro hasn’t officially unveiled hi-res photos of any of the movie figures in the series just yet, we know the full lineup for Wave 1 now—including the movie Thanos Build-A-Figure, Proxima Midnight and more!

Marvel Legends Infinity War Captain America Packaged

The full lineup reveal for the Avengers Infinity War Marvel Legends Series 1 figures is one of the most drawn-out that we’ve seen, with the first figure (Songbird) being revealed back in July 2017, and the last figures in the wave still not officially revealed now in February 2018 (although they are obviously unofficially revealed at this point, since they’re on store shelves in Australia).

We knew about the three comic book figures that were revealed between SDCC 2017, HasCon 2017 and NYCC 2017, but now we get our first good look at the 6” Infinity War movie figures…

Marvel Legends Bearded Captain America Figure Close-UpFirst up, we’ve got ML Infinity War Captain America with beard! Unfortunately, this costume really doesn’t play to Hasbro’s strong suit, as their “Chris Evans” portraits never look anything like the actor. The body on this figure really isn’t bad, but many collectors are likely to take issue with the sculpt and paint on the head here.

Marvel Legends Infinity War Thanos Build-A-Figure HeadAnd speaking of heads—! Bearded Captain America comes with the head of the not-yet-announced movie Thanos Build-A-Figure! We’re not used to seeing Thanos’ bare head, which I think is throwing some collectors off. I think this portrait for Thanos will be just fine once we see better quality photos of it.

Marvel Legends Infinity War Iron Man Figure ReleasedNext up from the movie lineup is Avengers Infinity War Iron Man. While this revelation inevitably led to a chorus of groans from many collectors, Hasbro is on our side with this release: the new IW Iron Man doesn’t include a Thanos BAF piece, so anyone that doesn’t want to buy another Iron Man won’t be “forced” to do so. Thanks, Hasbro!

Marvel Legends Avengers Infinity War Spider-Man Figure PackagedRounding out the trio of MCU heroes is Marvel Legends Iron Spider Spider-Man!

Close-Up of Iron Spider-Man Infinity War 6" FigureWe could only get Civil War Spidey as part of multipacks, so I’m glad to see he’s possible as an individual figure for Infinity War. This is a cool costume, and one that I’m sure will sell great for Hasbro.

Marvel Legends Proxima Midnight Movie Figure Infinity War PackagedThere’s also one single-packed villain from the wave: Proxima Midnight of the Black Order!

Avengers Legends Infinity War Proxima Midnight 6" FigureThis is the movie version of the character, but given her prominence in perhaps the biggest Marvel movie ever made, I think it’s likely we’ll get a comic book-based Version at some point as well.

Marvel Legends Infinity War Songbird Figure PackagedThe remaining three figures in the series are ones we’ve seen displayed at conventions before: the Fan’s Choice vote-winning Marvel Legends Songbird (revealed at SDCC 2017), the long-delayed King Cobra (revealed at HasCon 2017), and a new classic Taskmaster (revealed at NYCC 2017).

Marvel Legends 2018 Taskmaster Figure Packaged

Songbird ought to sell great, since fans have been asking for the character for quite a few years now, and even though some collectors complained about a new Taskmaster so soon after the modern version, classic Taskmaster is guaranteed money.

Poor King Cobra has pegwarmer written all over him, but hopefully him being packed with the vital left arm of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet will push Marvel Legends King Cobra off of store shelves and into collectors’ hands.

King Cobra Marvel Legends 2018 Figure in BoxI’ll post updates here and to the Marvel Toy News Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages once pre-orders open up for the Marvel Legends Infinity War Wave 1 figures. Since we have yet to see orders open for the Deadpool and Lizard Series, however, it may be a bit of a wait for the Thanos series POs to open up.

Now that we’ve seen them all, what do you think of the first wave of Avengers Legends Infinity War figures, Marvel collectors? Are the movie figures everything you hoped for, and what are you hoping to see in Wave 2?


Marvel Legends Avengers Infinity War Wave 1 Figures Released! — 46 Comments

    • They meant there was some sort of licensing issue in Civil War that prevented Spider-Man from being released outside of combo packs. Every single Spider-Man figure released for the movie was part of a box set, even the Funko and Hot Toys miniature versions.

  1. I was up in the middle of the night too and was surprised when these images popped up online. Songbird is my favorite from this wave. I’m not that thrilled with Proxima at first glance but she could grow on me. King Cobra seems OK, i really hope that he is at least a different shade of green than Green Goblin, and it would be nice to team him up with Cottonmouth and the Eel. Taskmaster looks good but I’m pretty happy with the version from a few years back so I’ll likely pass on him. No interest in Cap, Spidey, Iron Man from this wave and I’m not a huge fan of the look of MCU Thanos so I can probably skip this BAF. Still, can’t believe how many waves we’ve gotten looks at this early in the year. Pretty exciting start to 2018 for ML fans

  2. As a fan who read Captain America in the 80s, I’m sooooo excited to get King Cobra! Proxima Midnight is a nice offering because she looks big, she’s a villain, and a female villain action figure, at that. Songbird looks cool. The rest are easy passes (although a nice portrait of Captain America would have made the figure more attractive.)

  3. How can so many of the MCU characters get amazing portraits as of late, but we’ve yet to get a decent Chris Evans headsculpt? I was hoping to finally get a decent Steve Rogers and yet this is what they give us…

  4. This Cap…ugh… man, I’m tired of that Age Of Ultron mold.
    If Cap dies in Infinity War, and we never get a final MCU Captain America figure with a new, proper, amazing, full-blown Captain America suit, and a shaved Chris Evans head that actually looks like Chris Evans, I’m gonna be pissed.

    (That’s actually my biggest indicator that Cap WON’T die until Avengers 4. I can’t imagine them killing him while he’s dressed as a hobo. Storytelling dictates that our greatest hero reclaims his full glory and then goes out in a blaze of glory, rather than dying a fugitive hobo who has eschewed his colors and legendary shield.
    I guess it’s possible that he gets a new costume and shield in Infinity War, but this figure pretty much cements to me that this is his only look in this movie, especially since Infinity War Wave 2 doesn’t contain a 2nd Captain America figure.)

    The Iron Man figure looks amazing, actually. That may very well supplant the brand new ANAD Iron Man figure as the best Iron Man figure.
    The paintjob, sculpt, and articulation all LOOK great from here. Hopefully they didn’t somehow screw up the articulation again, like they have on so many other Iron Man movie figures.

    Iron Spider looks beautiful, but if this turns out to be another Captain Falcon situation(where we didn’t get Falcons wings), and it turns out that this Iron Spider is supposed to have Iron Spider waldos(as shown by the LEGO version), but this figure doesn’t come with them….that would be pretty aggravating.
    If he’s supposed to have Iron Spider legs, he better come with Iron Spider legs.

    Proxima Midnight looks….*shrug*, whatever.

    The Thanos BAF looks cool, but if we don’t get a fully armored MCU Thanos in the waves for Avengers 4, I’m gonna be real annoyed that we got this one instead.

    Songbird looks cool.

    Taskmaster looks great, but I’m not sure if he’s going to replace Udon Taskmaster on my shelf. It’s hard to beat that lightsaber, that armor, and the arsenal he’s able to carry due to not wearing a cape.

    King Cobra looks…..fine. I guess I’m collecting the Serpent Society now? Apparently I’ll eventually have enough of these guys that even the lame ones will seem worthwhile just to complete the set. That’s kinda weird. I’m half inclined to go back and pick up Constrictor now.
    Because lets be real, aside from Spider-Man villains, the heroes WILDLY outnumber the villains in pretty much every Marvel Legends collection. A big weird villain team would actually kinda help even that out. That’s something, I guess.

  5. Easy passes on Cap, Proxima, and Spidey.

    Iron Man is cool looking but I haven’t decided if its good enough to break my “never buy MCU figures unless I need a BAF part” rule. I ended up with the Civil War version because I liked the look and he always fits in with comic displays – so I can’t rule this one out entirely.

    MCU Thanos is great news for me as skipping the aforementioned movie figures is cemented by an MCU BAF. My wallet is grateful.

    Taskmaster, King Cobra, and Songbird will all be added to the collection. As it seems like many collectors care more about the MCU and less about the comic characters I’m hoping I can get these guys loose and for cheap.

    For the first time in a while I’m pleased to see a movie-dominated wave since I can barely keep up with all the releases Hasbro has been shoveling our way! LOL

  6. Are the pictures low res? These figures look a bit grimy to me. That said I am in Canada and I already got my Lizard set strangely enough so I am hoping to see these soon

    • We gotta wait for Hasbro to officially send out the hi-res pics. All we have for now are in-person photos collectors took in Australia.

  7. Songbird is a sure one for me. That Spidey has caught my eye as well, but I will wait for more pics on that one. I do not need an extra Cap or Iron Man. The other ones I do not really care much for (KC and PM) and/or do not like the design that much (PM and sadly, Thanos), plus I already have the previous Taskmaster..

  8. Not sure about this wave. That Cap likeness may depend on the angle~there was one photo posted over on the fwoosh where it looks much better. Iron Man still has the same poorly painted tacky red plastic syndrome that Hasbro Iron Men just cannot seem to escape. Iron Spider lacks any fancy Stark-y gizmos and doesn’t have the same amount of textured detail as the others. (I don’t know why, but Civil War, Homecoming and now Infinity War Legends figures all seem to me to get the webbing texture so wrong. They remind me of the Sony Spidey, more than the MCU one.) Proxima Midnight is a character I know nothing about but she looks fantastic. Songbird looks interesting, as does Taskmaster. Snake Bloke does nothing for me though. And then Thanos…I’m just not sure about this look. I think I’ll wait until the film comes out-If he suits up, up waiting for a figure from Avengers 4. If not, I might get the comic figure or this one, depending on how well he comes across in the film. Or maybe the head from this one on the comic body. I’m glad to see though, that questionable likenesses aside, Hasbro MLs get more detailed with every series.

  9. So far this year, this is the wave I’m most excited for, but that’s probably tied in to 1) my love of Thunderbolts/Songbird and 2) my excitement for the Infinity War movie. A few obvious issues (2 thwip hands and no alternates, bad likeness of Evans) but I love the overall look of most of the figures. I was even in the “another Iron Man?” camp, but this one looks pretty cool.

    Definitely hoping for a Wave 2, but with such a huge cast in the movie, it’s hard to guess who to expect, beyond the already revealed Black Knight comic fig. Corvus Glaive’s staff is visible in the trailer, so I’m betting we’ll get a fig of him to go with Proxima. Maybe Blonde Widow, or eyepatch-Thor, or teen-Groot. I figure if they do a Wave 2, it’ll either be a comic BAF or a regular-sized fig, like Scarlet Witch or MCU Shuri or another of the Black Order, but we’ll probably also see exclusive 2-packs and/or 3-packs to fill in some of the other cast members.

    For comic figs, I really hope they do more Thunderbolts to go with Songbird.

    • Thinking more about double thwip hands Spidey, and I’m betting we’ll see a version with alternate hands and an effects piece or alternate head or something else as part of a 2-pack or 3-pack, like how unmasked Homecoming Spidey was only available in the 2-pack with the Iron Man drone.

  10. Hey, I think these look amazing! Now if they still look good to me when my awful Wal-Mart finally puts them on the pegs is another matter.

    I hope “Pirate” Thor and Black Knight are in the same wave; been hording my pre-order cash for quite awhile in anticipation of it!

  11. Hmmm.. I wonder if that Thanos arm that comes with King Cobra fits neatly into my Thanos build a figure from before… I’m looking for Songbird, King Cobra, and that’s it. Unless something shows up super cheap at some point.

  12. I was having Goosebumps when they Revealed the Iron Spider in Homecoming but I must say that I always loved the comic version. Would be great if they had added possible Iron Spider Arms alone for repaint options for Superior Doc Ock Spiderman. But there is always shapeways I guess.

    • I think there is a 2-pack coming with Vision and Scarlet Witch. I’m with you though, its mind-boggling that there isn’t a single-card MCU Vision by now. I tend to think of the Hulkbuster wave Vision as my MCU version but have been tempted to get a knockoff mcu vision many times. Since I already have the MCU Scarlet witch figure I’m not exactly thrilled about getting her again in a 2-pack, although it will likely be an improved version

    • it is pretty surprising that he’s not wearing his armor from his earlier movie appearances.. but he doesn’t really seem to have the armor in the IW trailer so I guess Hasbro took its cues from that.

  13. no lo se rick , no me termina de convencer esta wave la cara del capitan es horrible mejor me espero a un thanos con armadura y ni hablar del iron spider sin manos intercabiables ni tentaculos

  14. Wish Proxima had the headdress. That’s like her thing. It worked for Hela in Ragnarok! Why wouldn’t it work in Infinity War? Oh well I’m still buying it.

Leave a Reply