NYCC 2016: Marvel Legends 2017 Shocker & Sandman!

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!

  Probably my single biggest disappointment with the Marvel Legends 2016 line of six inch figures was when the UPC originally believed to belong to The Shocker ended up being used by Marvel NOW! Electro in this summer’s wave of Marvel Legends Spider-Man 2016 Wave 2 figures. That wasn’t a bad figure, mind you, but it just wasn’t the Superior Foes of Spider-Man Herman Schultz that many fans were looking for.

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!

This action figure is based off of Shocker’s look from the modern Superior Foes of Spider-Man comic books, so it’s not an exact representation of the classic look, but I love it all the same.

  As guessed by basically every Marvel Legends collector in existence, the Marvel Legends Spider-Man 2017 Build-A-Figure of Wave 1 was also fully revealed and confirmed: Sandman!

  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!

Although it wasn’t on display tonight, Hasbro reps at the media event confirmed to Arnie over at Marvelicious Toys that a non-transformed, normal Sandman head was also on the way. Huzzah!

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?


NYCC 2016: Marvel Legends 2017 Shocker & Sandman! — 20 Comments

  1. It looks like Sandman will come with enough arms and effects to swap parts onto both the retail and SDCC versions. Very cool.
    While I would have preferred a textured suit for Shocker, he does look decent and will fit in with the rest of the Superior era gang. New knee joints, forearms, and hands are more than many repaints on this mold get, I say good job.

  2. This wave is getting me more and more excited. This will be one of the few waves I actually complete. I need them all… NOW

  3. The Sandman looks PHENOMENAL. I didn’t care about Sandman AT ALL. So well played on that front.

    But Shocker…. MAN, what a massive disappointment.
    I was really looking forward to Shocker, but this figure is a pathetic joke.
    It looks like they TOTALLY phoned it in with him.
    The eyes and quilting lines on the packaging look good.
    The eyes and quilting lines on the actual figure are garbage.
    If they were going to half-assedly paint on the Shocker’s quilting instead of sculpting it properly, the absolute LEAST they could’ve done was got the lines properly straight and spaced on his face….

  4. It’s William Baker, or Flint Marko. Unless something changed recently. I agree on the fx pieces, I hope they were just place holders for a more standard piece.

  5. Those Sandman effects are great. Big fan. I’m not a huge fan of the ANAD 2099 design, but I’m definitely getting the whole set to get Sandman. Is it too much to hope that Overdrive will be in a subsequent Spider-man so I can have all the Superior Foes? Maybe they can make a Living Brain BAF wave (w/swappable face plate for Doc Ock) that includes a new Doc Ock, Overdrive, and every other character I want updates on . . .

  6. I don’t like that squinting left eye on Shocker. The picture on the back of the package doesn’t show this, so I’m hoping it’s a result of variation of paint application.

  7. Every figure was shown in package at the con, otherwise all of the packaged pics on the Internet wouldn’t exist. The biggest win for me is the improved Green Goblin face sculpt. The Hasbro goblins still pale in comparison to the toybiz ones but his head is way sharper than the hob one.

  8. Shocker is using deadpools head guys…which is why he has the “cocked/winked eye” it’s shown like that loose, in the box and the back of the box…these carded photos aren’t “samples” either…carded/boxed figs represent figures that have already been “produced” at the plants. This wave comes out in early/mid January and therefore no corrections will be made to any of the figs designs at this point.

      • The thing is, though, I think it is a new sculpt. Shocker’s head is missing Deadpool’s mask seams, and also the floppy little bit on the back/top of the head. For some reason, though, he has the same eyes. Why they did that is beyond me.

  9. I like that hasbro did a shocker and new Green Goblin but an updated Mysterio is something i wouldn’t mind seeing or Doc Ock

    • Can’t really beat that series 8 Doc Ock (which is perfect) and I have a feeling Hasbro just couldn’t pull off a proper CLASSIC Mysterio.

      • Trust me, with Doc done as a baf (look at that Sandman!) and the RIGHT paint, we could see a better Doc Ock than the TBS8 version. This is coming from a HUGE champion of ToyBiz also but i really do think they have a chance of knocking him out of the park.

    • Mysterio should be coming next year I think. I base that off of be was ranked 3rd (I think it was third) in the fans choice poll of 2015 and the #1, #2 & #4 spots on that poll (Angela, Symbiote Spidey and DarkHawk) have all been shown already so I would think it simply makes sense we would see the other finalist in 2017, especially considering it’s a Spidey movie year and we very well might wind up with 3 Spidey waves this year versus the standard 2 waves. That’s my $0.02 anyway.

  10. Yeah I mean, personally Sandman looks awesome! As lame as it sounds I’m glad to have a fairly decent Shocker figure..ever since I was a small kid watching him in animated form, I always wanted one lol. I know it has down sides but, so far looks to be the best we have so far to me at least;)