NYCC 2015: Hasbro 2016 Marvel Legends 4″ Figures Photos!

Sharp-eyed collectors noticed something a little bit peculiar at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Hasbro Marvel panel–the “Marvel Legends” logo on every slide that showed 3 3/4″ Marvel Infinite Series figures. At the time, we thought it might be an oversight, but at the Pre-NYCC Hasbro Party last night, it was confirmed that Marvel Universe/Infinite Series will be rebranded as a “Marvel Legends” 3 3/4″ line in 2016!


While Hasbro brought exactly zero new 4″ Marvel figures to their New York Comic Con party last night, they did bring a surprising bit of news: just two years after “Marvel Universe” was rebranded to “Marvel Infinite Series”, the line is being rebranded again… to “Marvel Legends”!

Yes, in a move that’s sure to create tons of confusion in future news headlines and with images taken out of context, Marvel Legends is going the same way as the Star Wars Black Series–two different scales with the exact same name. Yay?

  The first six figures that will come under the 3 3/4″ Marvel Legends banner are the 2016 Wave 1 figures that we first saw at SDCC 2015 in July:

  • Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
  • Spider-Man Noir
  • Ulik
  • Triton (of the Inhumans)
  • Iron Man (Original Grey)
  • Yondu (Classic Guardians of the Galaxy)

These figures all appear to be unchanged from how they look in the summer, but the official photos do give us a better look at them. 

The 3 3/4″ Carol Danvers Captain Marvel remains the “headliner” of this series and an excellent figure. Finally, Carol gets the figure in this scale that she deserves!

Honestly, I don’t think that there’s a bad figure in this wave at all. Getting that Original Iron Man mold released for a third time is rather dull, but it’s a decent enough figure. 

  While I prefer the modern, cooler-looking Triton design on the recent “Inhuman” comic book series, Triton really should be sporting his classic look to match all of the MU Inhumans–and he is. Not the most visually exciting character out there, but very authentic to Triton’s classic look. 

The 4″ Marvel Legends Wave 1 figures are expected to be released this winter, and will hopefully hit stores before the end of 2015. I’ll post an update once the official cases go up for pre-order (which will be packed with two of each character with any luck). 

How do you feel about the Hasbro 3 3/4″ line sharing the name of Marvel Legends, collectors? Do you think that this will increase sales of the line (or your interest in it)? Or would you prefer for the sake of ease and clarity that the two scales of figures continued to have different names?


NYCC 2015: Hasbro 2016 Marvel Legends 4″ Figures Photos! — 11 Comments

  1. Im trying to stay as solid in my decision I made about the articulation cutbacks as I can but I do have to say that the new sculpts are nice. Still, it is a shame that they cut the articulation before they started releasing some of my most wanted figures.

  2. I just love Hasbro’s dedication to naming all of their action figure lines the same fucking thing.

  3. How the times have changed. I remember when the ML figures were listed under MU not that long ago.

    Some of these look good.

  4. If it helps sales and results in improved sculpts, more obscure classic characters, and the return of articulation, then naming them Marvel Legends is fine by me. Universe and Infinite never had the same brand recognition that Legends enjoys among collectors due to their long history dating back to the Toy Biz era.

  5. The 4inch figures are child’s play in my opinion, even if the sculpts are nice, and I impressed with the diversity of figures. I don’t buy them.
    So, when searching online, such as Ebay, I’ll just have to be more careful if they make the same characters in both scales. Also, I could see how this could be more confusing for kids and grandparents around Christmas time. Maybe that’s the point? Profit is good regardless of if it was accidental or not?

    Cue the brat… “But maaaahmm, I wanted the 6inch Captain Marvel…. gawwwd”.
    Mom: “Oh pipe down kid, you said Marvel Legends Captain Marvel and that’s what this is. Now eat your oatmeal.”
    Brat:”I hate you, my life is ruined.”
    Mom: “You can hate Hasbro, not me.”
    Kid: “I’m killing myself.” *kills self*
    Mom: “OH my, my son is dead. Hasbro will PAY for this!”.

    And thus, a super-villain is born. So yeah, bad idea.

    • Yay! Oh,Happy day!? This is a welcome change. Glad they evolved at a logical conclusion. As a SW Black Series collector this development of simple nomenclature is long overdue. I think Hasbro should have designated the 1:18th scale figures “MARVEL LEGENDS” right from the jump off.? Toybiz had a Marvel Universe line,so it’s no surprise Hasbro would also use the name after obtaining the Marvel license. Guess they had to get their use out of it first.
      Marvel universe, MARVEL Showdown, MARVEL LEGENDS,
      Marvel Legends:ICONS,Marvel Legends, Marvel Universe,MARVEL UNIVERSE;return of the Marvel Legends, Marvel Legends;infinite series,
      MARVEL LEGENDS(3.75”)?? it’s all good,capt.

  6. Would LOVE to see X-Men figures in the new “Legends” (3.75″ – 4″) releases…Majik, Marvel Girl (original green skirt & yellow mask/boots/gloves), Green Phoenix (Jean Grey), Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Sunfire (Age of Apocalypse version), Mesmero, Sauron, Black Tom, Onslaught, Blink, Banshee (really can’t understand why this one is taking so long), Ka-zar & Zabu, and maybe even some of the X-Force/New Mutants like Sunspot, Domino, and Wolfsbane…

    I mean seriously – how many more variations of Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman, Hulk, and Thor can we get?

  7. A Yondu AND a Triton figure in the same wave? Wow! I continue to be impressed by the Hasbro 3.75″ line. You know -looking back– out of all the Marvel related lines (Marvel Legends, Super Hero Squad, Minimates…especially Minimates) the 3.75″ lines (regardless of the name) from Hasbro have been the most diverse. Black Knight. Doc Samson. Nighthawk. So many others have made it to plastic form in this line that were left out in others. I hope this line continues, regardless of the “Rebranding” ephemera.