SDCC 2015: Marvel Legends Yellow Daredevil & Black Ant-Man!

Our new house is roasting at 90 degrees without functional cooling, we just got the internet up and running an hour ago, I don’t have a desk yet in the house so I’m working on the floor, and my mousepad is a piece of paper. But hey–it’s all good times, as San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has finally arrived! And while Hasbro won’t be showing off many previously unseen products until a few days into the con, we’ve already gotten two big (but expected) reveals: the Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Legends Yellow Daredevil and Eric O’ Grady Ant-Man figures have now been confirmed!

Walgreens Exclusive Marvel Legends Ant-Man Eric O Grady

For months now, folks have been reporting in that they’ve found listings in the Walgreens computer systems for an exclusive Walgreens Marvel Legends Ant-Man figure and a Marvel Legends Daredevil figure. Based on the tooling that was available to work with and the characters already being released as part of the Marvel Legends 2015 lineup, it didn’t take much brainpower to deduce the identities of these mystery figures.

And while everyone loves a big surprise, it turns out that this duo of upcoming Marvel Legends Walgreens exclusives are exactly what we all thought they would be: an Eric O’ Grady Ant-Man and a First Appearance Daredevil in Yellow Costume.

First up, let’s tackle Ant-Man. This figure is a representation of the (sort of) last costume of the last new character to take on the mantle of Ant-Man: Eric O’ Grady. Specifically, this is the Black Ant costume worn by a life-model decoy after O’ Grady was already dead, unfortunately.

SDCC 2015 Marvel Legends Yellow Daredevil Black Ant Man FiguresPersonally, I would have preferred the more commonly-seen Irredeemable Ant-Man costume, but alas, Hasbro opted for the more recent costume instead. I can’t see this particular exclusive being anywhere near as in-demand and talked-about as last year’s Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure, but maybe the hype from the Ant-Man movie will rub off on this figure?

Yellow Daredevil Marvel Legends Walgreens Exclusive

Meanwhile, we get what looks to be a straight-up repaint of the Spider-Man Legends Daredevil I reviewed earlier this year into a Yellow Daredevil Marvel Legends action figure, based off of Matt Murdock’s first appearance as Daredevil from way back when. It’s been ages since we got a Marvel Legends First Appearance Daredevil figure, and the character is certainly hot at the moment, so why not, right?

This figure will include the same (rubbery) two-piece billy club as the previously-released red version of Daredevil, although this time the billy club will be painted red (as it should be) for this costume.

Marvel Legends First Appearance Daredevil Action FigureThe Irredeemable Ant-Man/Black Ant Marvel Legends figure will go on sale online on the Walgreens website on July 20th 2015, while the Marvel Legends Yellow Daredevil figure will be available later on in the fall. Both figures are on display in San Diego as part of SDCC 2015, and a big ‘Thank you!’ to Greg G. of Vinylmation World for sending in his photo of this pair from the show floor!

What do you think of this year’s Walgreens Exclusives, Marvel collectors? Are you up for figures of Daredevil’s first costume or one of the most recent Ant-Man looks? Or are these characters/costumes a bit too niche to get you out actively hunting at Walgreens stores?


SDCC 2015: Marvel Legends Yellow Daredevil & Black Ant-Man! — 14 Comments

  1. Me gustan pero no seran tan exitosas como la figura de agt venom …. creo que para lo exclusivo sea exitoso debe ser alguna figura que no tenga ya su version anterior en legends

    • es sierto seria mejor un action figure como King Pin.. o alguin mas pero estas figuras son replicas… ja ja ja…

  2. I guarantee you both will move. Weirdo exclusives always sell, no matter the subjects. The rarer the more expensive they will be on the secondary market. Battle Beasts, anyone? Oh, to have stocked up on those little guys back in the day.

    BTW, hope you are able to keep cool! Your story reminds me of a personal experience, but it was a freezing cold house in early December when we moved in.

  3. I would have preferred a Hank Pym Ant-Man. It looks like I’ll be painting that O’Grady Ant-Man.

  4. I actually really like that Ant-Man figure, it’s got sorta of a Secret Avengers crossed with Classic Ant-Man vibe to it. I’m probably gonna get it because it’s a good mold and a good-looking figure.

    • Looks like the Spider-Man mold they’re using over in the Spider-Man Legends at the moment line for Peter and Miguel.

  5. Is this Antman/Black Ant a hero or villan? I’ve tried to research him but his back story seems pretty convoluted.

    • When he initially became Ant-Man, he had a different costume, and wasn’t really either- he was just a jerkass. He joined the Secret Avengers, and died a real hero. This figure is of the Black Ant identity, which was an LMD created of him after his death, which was actually a villain.