Hasbro has clearly begun employing telepathic spies to reach into my mind and suss out exactly what my biggest Marvel Legends hopes and dreams are, because at tonight’s Hasbro panel they didn’t just officially announce the X-Men Marvel Legends 2017 wave with Jim Lee Cyclops, Polaris, Sunfire, Colossus and more–they also announced a Marvel Legends Warlock Build-A-Figure!! We’re going to have to wait until next year for our next dose of X-Men Legends, but these figures look well worth the wait!
While most of us knew the 2017 Marvel Legends X-Men characters that would be announced at the panel due to leaked UPC codes, no one could have guessed that the Build-A-Figure would be the New Mutants Warlock!!
Warlock is in my top 5 Marvel Comics characters of all-time (and may even be number 1), so to see him getting a new action figure two decades after the Toybiz version is a dream come true. Thank you, Hasbro!!
Hasbro confirmed this weekend that they’ll be completing the rosters of the X-Men Blue and Gold teams in Marvel Legends form, and that means that the leader of the Blue Team–Cyclops–was an absolute must in his Jim Lee costume. And lo and behold, here he is! It’s been years since we’ve had a Jim Lee Cyclops figure, and this one looks like the best yet!
I had my nerdgasm over Dazzler when she debuted on Thursday, so I’m sort of of over the initial excitement about her now. But seriously: 70’s Disco Dazzler on roller skates. Craziness.
It’s sort of amazing that it’s 2016 and only now are we getting a Marvel Legends Sunfire figure in his non-Age of Apocalypse look, but I guess better later than never! The multi-colored energy effects fire pieces and unique head sculpt on this Sunfire figure look fantastic. I’m looking forward to this one!
Finally, we’ve got the long-awaited Marvel Legends Polaris figure. Polaris has been perennially on Top 10 Lists of most-wanted Legends 6″ figures for like a decade now, and I think fans will be very pleased with the classic look that Hasbro has selected for Lorna Dane. (I actually think it’s kind of cute that she comes with recolored energy effects from her long-time boy-toy, Havok, too.)
UPC codes exist for both a Marvel Legends Shatterstar and another Wolverine (of some sort), but those figures were not mentioned at all in the panel. It’s possible that they’re cancelled, store exclusives or moved to another wave–we’ll have to wait and see.
I’ll post the official, hi-res photos of the figures as soon as Hasbro sends them out to press (hopefully later on tonight), and you can watch the Marvel Toy News Twitter and Facebook Page for updates and more images as they’re posted. Huge thanks to Joshua B. for giving us the go-ahead to run his photos from tonight’s Hasbro panel!
What do you think of the first Marvel Legends X-Men 2017 wave, Marvel collectors? I doubt anyone is as hyped for Warlock as I am, but is this a series that you’re excited to collect? And if so, which figures are you most psyched about?