If you’re a regular reader, then you’ve probably heard me ramble endlessly about my certainty that the first Spider-Man Marvel Legends 2017 series of 6″ figures was bound to be rounded out by the long-awaited Marvel Legends Shocker and a non-sand form Sandman Build-A-Figure. And at the NYCC 2016 Hasbro press event tonight…? Yup, you guessed it–the confirmation of those very two figures finally arrived in prototype form!
But that disappointment in our hearts officially turned to joy tonight, as the Shocker Marvel Legends 6″ figure teased at SDCC 2016 was officially announced and revealed in final prototype form at the Hasbro New York Comic Con 2016 Press Party tonight!
I’m not sure that the “cosmic energy” effects pieces that originated with Havok (and then Wonder Man) make total sense as accessories for the Shocker, but hey–I’m not one to turn my nose up at effects pieces. I’ll take em!
I’d been speculating for months that the reason we didn’t see Sandman at SDCC 2016 was because Hasbro was engineering awesome effects piece hands for him, and tonight we got to see all four sand effects pieces for Flint Baker: hammer, fist, hand and mace!
A packaged sample of “Marvel’s Shocker” also appeared at the event, which I managed to snap photos of both the front and back of. Not only do we get to see the bio for Shocker early in these photos, but we also get the full parts breakdown for the Sandman Build-A-Figure!
What do you think of the last two figures that complete the 2017 Marvel Legends Spider-Man Wave 1 series, Marvel collectors? Are Shocker and Sandman everything you dreamed of, or are you disappointed with the final figures that Hasbro has created for us?