There’s one more wave of Marvel Legends figures that technically was revealed at New York Toy Fair 2016 yesterday that I haven’t talked about yet. It’s a pretty loaded wave, but, well… unfortunately, the lineup leaked out several weeks ago. Even so, I got to see the 2016 Marvel Legends Captain America Wave 2 Figures yesterday in all their glory, including Nuke, Nick Fury with Dirk Anger head, Civil War figures and more!
Unfortunately, someone leaked the cardback image that confirmed and spoiled the big reveal of the comic-based characters from the Marvel Legends Captain America Civil War Wave 2 series well before Toy Fair.
So even though Hasbro was officially revealing the set this weekend, we’ve seen all of the figures present in the assortment before. But, well… we hadn’t seen everything they have to offer, though…
But what we didn’t know was that Nuke would have a battle-damaged head, showing his cyborg exoskeleton underneath! Nuke isn’t a favorite of mine, but I like him a lot more with this cybernetic face than with her regular Small Soldiers-looking head!
What other characters are left for Hasbro to repaint Captain America’s shield for?
Rounding out the comic figures, it’s an awesome classic Nick Fury Marvel Legends figure. We saw the Dirk Anger interchangeable head at Nuremberg Toy Fair, but he’s shown here with his other interchangeable head: a SHIELD Commando helmet.
This ML Nick Fury is a dream for army-builders–although he won’t be easy to army-build packed at one per case…
The movie Black Panther figure looks ridiculously well-sculpted and detailed, and is easily my favorite figure in the wave. Unfortunately, he’s also expected to only be one-per-case. I’m a little worried about shortages of Legends Black Panther, honestly.
I haven’t talked about the Build-A-Figure yet because Hasbro isn’t allowed to talk about it yet. But yes, it’s movie Giant-Man. Disney decided late that toy companies could not show off Giant-Man toys yet, so Hasbro can’t show the Giant-Man Build-A-Figure to us, even though this wave will be hitting stores in just another month or two.
And there we have it–six figures we’ve mostly seen before and a Build-A-Figure that can’t really be talked about yet. Not the most exciting wave ever, but a solid one nonetheless.
What do you think of this spring’s upcoming Marvel Legends Captain America Giant-Man Series, collectors? Will you be picking up all the movie figures, all the comic figures, some mixture of the two, or none at all?