UPDATE 12/21/2017: Remember this series of Toybiz tribute Marvel Legends Retro figures that we were all so excited about? That hit last month and have mostly been flying out of stores at full price? Well–PLOT TWIST! All five remaining figures are the Deal of the Day today, with $9-$11 each prices for 6″ Marvel Legends Black Widow, Spider-Man, Punisher and more! I wish I could say I waited, but, well… we all know I didn’t. Did you?
ORIGINAL: It’s been hitting sporadically at Walgreens stores since last month, but at last, the final Hasbro Marvel Legends 2017 wave of 6” Figures is beginning to hit stores in force! I’m still waiting for the set that I ordered online to arrive, but I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to take in-hand Marvel Legends Vintage Series figure photos at my local Toys R Us today…
Despite there not being a Build-A-Figure in the wave, most collectors have been pretty excited about at least one aspect of this series, whether it be the Toybiz-inspired Vintage packaging or the opportunity to get sold-out, in-demand figures like Pizza Spider-Man and Brown Costume Wolverine without paying a mint.
While I’ve seen these figures packaged in person at several conventions this summer and fall, the size of the packaging still took me by surprise when I saw these on the shelf at Toys R Us. The cardbacks for these make the packaging way bigger than the box style we’ve become accustomed to.
- Spider-Man (Pizza)
- Black Widow (Classic)
- Iron Man (Neo-Classic)
- Captain America (Classic)
- Punisher (Classic)
- Wolverine (Brown Costume)
I’ve heard quite a few grumbles about the ML Mary Jane head being used for the new Vintage Black Widow figure, but I’m really not sure that saltiness is warranted—the MJ head looks terrific on Natasha.
While I love that the pizza slice and half-unmasked head are back, it’s going to be frustrating for many buyers that this Spidey comes with one web-shooting hand, one wall-crawling hand, and zero fists.
The empty Wolverine mask is a neat inclusion, and I genuinely can’t remember the last time we got a 6” unmasked Wolverine head packed in (anyone?). Logan is the clear-cut choice for hottest-selling figure in the wave.
The Marvel Legends Vintage Series is now available for order online in full sets and is also starting to hit local Walgreens, Walmarts and Toys R Us stores. Amazon hasn’t opened orders for singles of the individual figures yet, but I’ll send out alerts via the Marvel Toy News Facebook and Twitter Pages once they begin.
Who’s found the Vintage wave of 6” Marvel Legends figures at retail already, and who’s still looking? For those of you who have seen them in person, what do you think? Would you like to see this style of series continue with more waves?