No one ever said building a new Marvel Legends Fantastic Four would be easy (or fast)! It’s been a lengthy wait since the new Marvel Legends Invisible Woman first appeared in January, but Sue Storm’s little brother has finally flamed onto store shelves in North America… in Canada (and on ebay), at least! We’ll be waiting just a wee bit longer for Johnny to reach the United States, but in the meantime, here’s some in-hand photos and impressions of the Exclusive Marvel Legends Human Torch!
Well, it’s been a bit more than a month since SDCC 2017, but the Human Torch Marvel Legends 6″ figure has finally reached North America, where he’s now showing up at EB Games stores in Canada (though he’ll be a Walgreens exclusive in the United States)!
The back of the package for the Marvel Legends 2017 Human Torch figure doesn’t show any other figures, since Johnny Storm is shipping in straight cases by himself and there’s no Build-A-Figure for the “series”.
Here’s what Fin had to say about the newest iteration of Johnny Storm…
“His Torso arms and legs are a reuse of the medium sized body that we have seen for quite a few figures but his lower arms, hands and feet seem to be new molds and look great ( I haven’t seen them before and I have most ML figure up to now).”
I wasn’t really sure that I needed a new Human Torch action figure (I’ve had a few over the years–like, all of them), but seeing the loose photos of this version really sells me on it. The translucent plastic looks gorgeous on this figure, and I actually like the varying hues of orange and yellow on the figure more than I thought I was going to. Y’got me, Hasbro (or at least, another twenty of my dollars).
The 2017 Marvel Legends Human Torch 6″ figure is now starting to show up on ebay and also at Canadian EB Games stores, and should be arriving at Walgreens locations in the United States over the course of the next month. I haven’t heard any confirmed sightings in the U.S. yet at Walgreens, but it should be any time now, so don’t pay scalper prices for everyone’s favorite matchstick unless you really can’t wait.
Now that you’ve seen some in-hand photos of the final figure, what are your thoughts on the latest Human Torch six inch figure, Marvel collectors? Is this the best Human Torch action figure we’ve seen to date, or are you satisfied with having previous Johnny Storm figures that have been released (or maybe none at all)?