SDCC 2016: Hasbro Marvel Legends 4″ Figures! X-23! Groot!

Day One of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is underway! Hasbro is still keeping the bulk of their major Marvel Legends announcements under wraps until the SDCC Hasbro Marvel panel, but they’ve still shown off a healthy number of upcoming, never-before-seen figures during the first day of the convention as well. Among these showings are eleven new Marvel Legends 4″ figures, which happen to include a despot Hulk, a living tree, an anthropomorphic raccoon and yes–even the world’s best squirrel mercenary, Squirrel Pool!

SDCC 2016 Marvel Legends Groot and Rocket Raccoon 4 Inch Figures

With 2016 already being more than half over and the second wave of Marvel Legends 3.75″ figures having only recently hit local store shelves, I wasn’t entirely sure just how many of the Marvel Universe-scale figures Hasbro would have to show off at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2016–especially before the big upcoming Hasbro Marvel panel.

But the early showing for the 4″ Marvel Legends/Marvel Universe toy line is actually more impressive than I expected, with the new figures being shown including some repaints of old favorites and also some real surprises!

SDCC 2016 Marvel Legends Star-Lord and Gamora Two-Pack 3.75 InchOn the Guardians of the Galaxy front, the two Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy two-packs that we saw put up for pre-order without images a few weeks back finally made their worldwide debut at SDCC.

Sadly, I don’t think these two-packs will be setting the collecting world ablaze with desire–Gamora looks to be a straight repack of her single figure that was just released, and Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon are just blue/white repaints of figures first released a half-decade ago (which I loved… at the time).

The Marvel Legends Groot figure in this wave is all-new and I’m really excited about owning him (and Rocket), but I may be passing on the Star-Lord and Gamora two-pack.

SDCC 2016 Marvel Legends X-23 Wolverine and Iron Man 2-PackFar more exciting than the GOTG sets, however, is this new X-23 Wolverine Marvel Legends figure! I was hoping to see this female Wolverine figure pop up in the 6″ Legends line before the end of the year, but it looks like we may be waiting until 2017 for that momentous occasion.

The new Invincible Iron Man figure (from “All-New, All-Different” Marvel) displayed alongside X-23 looks “good enough” as well, although I’m just about Iron Man-ed out in this scale.

San Diego Comic Con 2016 Hasbro Marvel Legends Maestro Lady Deadpool Squirrel PoolThe Maestro and Lady Deadpool will be appearing in a wave together to coincide with the recent “Contest of Champions” comic book series. I’m not a huge fan of this look for Maestro and already have a 4″ Lady Deadpool figure, but there’s one thing in this set that I’m just a total sucker for…

Marvel Legends Squirrel Pool Figure

…SQUIRRELPOOL! Yes, the Squirrel with a Mouth is here at SDCC 2016 and coming to our collections later on this year. It’s probably wrong that I’m more excited for this squirrel Deadpool than anything else in this display, but whatever. Thanks, Hasbro!

Rounding out the early 4″ Marvel Legends announcements is a really cool-looking Marvel Legends Moon Knight figure (based off of his recent, modern design) and the first-ever Spider-UK figure (from “Spider-Verse”). I hate this particular Spider-Man mold with a passion, so that’s definitely lessening my enthusiasm for Spider UK, but I really dig the cool look of the modern Moon Knight figure.

Marvel Legends SDCC 2016 Moon Knight and Spider UK FiguresWhat do you think of the first handful of Marvel Universe scale figures revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, Marvel collectors? Are there figures in this lineup that are absolute must-haves for you, or are you hoping that Hasbro has something more riveting up their sleeves at their impending panel?


SDCC 2016: Hasbro Marvel Legends 4″ Figures! X-23! Groot! — 17 Comments

  1. SO happy to see they haven’t given up on this line. That Groot and that Maestro look great. Iron Man ain’t half bad either.

  2. How did you get a lady deadpool without getting the squirrelpool, weren’t they both in the 2013 SDCC set?

    • I didn’t buy the whole set because I didn’t want plain Deadpool or Championpool. I bought loose Dogpool, Kidpool and Lady Deadpool, but never had the chance to get my own Squirrel Pool by itself.

      • Dabid, are you confirming that ladypool and Maestro are a comic pack? From what I’ve seen everywhere else, these 6 on display are to presumably make up this years wave 4 single carded assortment and personally, I really hope that’s true but now you are bursting my bubble!!?? Noooooooo lol

  3. Will Moon Knight be in a two-pack with Spider UK? Or will he be a separate figure on his own? Or did they not reveal that at all and I’m just not realizing that?

  4. I think the only figure here I care about getting is Groot. I just bought Gamora, why do I need another Rocket that has no articulation, that Star Lord figure needs an update with a removeable helmet, I have no need for Maestro or any of the pool figures, and that Spiderman is just horrible. I may possibly get the female Wolverine, will wait for your eventual review on her.

  5. All the figures here that catch my eye are ones I’d be interesting in owning in the 6-inch scale.

    I loved Annihilation Conquest, and I loved the costumes for Rocket, Groot, and Star-Lord in that series. And as much as Brian Bendis seems to take stupid pills before writing Guardians, Gamora’s costume in that series is really good, I’d love to own a 6-inch scale figure of it. Iron Man, Spider-UK, and Maestro are snoresville, but Lady Deadpool, Moon Knight, and especially Laura Kinney Wolverine are all star characters that’d translate well into figure form.

    It’s a shame that they’re all 4-inch scale and not 6-inch. [shrug]

  6. I heard about the Guardians of the Galaxy 2-packs and thought they were finally the movie versions, but no we are getting a repaint of the Starlord and Rocket from the original 3 pack that were later rereleased single-carded. These figures have been done to death in my opinion and if they want to boost opinions for the characters they should aim to have a movie wave to coincide with the release of Guardians 2. I do want a full size groot but I was hoping for the movie version and the gamora is an exact copy of the one we just got from Marvel Legends.

    Moving on, I happen to like the outfit for the Maestro, I have the Marvel Infinite Hulk based on the Indestructible Hulk books and I think they are fantastic parallels of eachother. I never got the taco truck deadpool set of figures so Lady Deadpool and squirrelpool are both welcomed, this is probably my favorite of all the 2 packs showcased here.

    X-23 wolverine looks amazing, I’m glad they made her in this scale, i have her x-force version as well and it’s one of my favorite figures, mainly because it was the first new female mold they had made to that point, but also because it was really well done. I agree about having enough iron mans but this one is a step up from the repaints of the same exact suit over and over and over again… I’m actually happy with this 2-pack.

    I love the modern MoonKnight but completely agree with the choice of molds for the Spider UK figure, if it’s the only version we will get I suppose i’ll suck it up and keep it however I think a SpiderGwen together with MoonKnight would have been 100x better, and she would be an easy figure to create using existing parts. That’s just my opinion though.

  7. Another site is “claiming” that this 6 fig wave (sorry Dabid, there not comic packs) is not 2016 wave 4 but instead 2017 wave 1…

    ANOTHER year of only 3 waves? What’s more frustrating than that is all 3 2016 waves were released in the first 4-5 months of the year…that makes sense.

    • When did I say that these were two-packs? I didn’t specify that for anything except the GOTG figures, which we know are two-packs due out in stores by next month.

      As far as these figures being “2017 Wave 1″… keep in mind that we’ve seen Hasbro release figures for a specified year 2-3 months before the start of that year, especially in the Marvel Universe line. I’d be stunned if we don’t see these figures in stores well before the actual start of 2017.

  8. I’m very much looking forward to the 2 packs if it gets me Gamora AND Groot!
    I just wish they’d thought to make Rockett more like Puck, instead of a do nothing pvc.