Toy Fair: Marvel Legends Dark Phoenix & Cyclops Two-Pack!

Just when you thought that there was no possible way that Hasbro could possibly have a single more Marvel Legends figure to reveal at New York Toy Fair 2017, they go and send out promotional images of two exclusive figures that weren’t allowed to be photographed at the show yesterday! While there’s no news on a future Marvel Legends X-Men series at this time, we can console ourselves with this exclusive Marvel Legends Dark Phoenix & Cyclops two-pack!

New York Toy Fair 2017 Marvel Legends Dark Phoenix Figure

When Hasbro told us we couldn’t take photos of the exclusives shown off during the 2017 Toy Fair slideshow yesterday, I thought it might be months until we’d see the figures revealed to the public. Turns out, it was less than 24 hours before the world would see them all!

Hasbro said that they took collectors’ concerns about last year’s Marvel Legends Phoenix figure to heart, so this year’s figure will have a new build, as well as a new totally evil head sculpt and a “translucent flaming chicken” effects piece (Hasbro’s awesome words, not mine).

Toy Fair 2017 Marvel Legends Dark Phoenix 6 Inch FigureAlso, it’s not shown in the promo image that’s available, but Hasbro did say yesterday that the 6″ Dark Phoenix Marvel Legends figure will come with multiple interchangeable heads so that collectors can create the look that they want for Jean Grey.


The new X-Men Legends Dark Phoenix figure will come packaged in a two-pack with (of course) classic Cyclops with his iconic skullcap! Jim Lee Cyclops may be “my” Cyclops, but I have some great memories of controlling this version of Scott Summers in the X-Men arcade game.

The Marvel Legends Cyclops & Dark Phoenix two-pack will be a Toys R Us exclusive (alongside the Mary Jane & All-New All-Different Spider-Man two-pack). I’ll post an update once we know more details about the release window and price for this set.

What do you think of the last known X-Men Marvel Legends figures at this time, Marvel collectors? Do you prefer this revised Dark Phoenix to last year’s green version, and are you planning to add this set to your collection?

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Toy Fair: Marvel Legends Dark Phoenix & Cyclops Two-Pack! — 22 Comments

  1. I swear, if they give us a good regular Phoenix head that we can head swap onto the green figure, and all I have to do is find a way to swap green Phoenix’s dumb feet, I’ll be pretty pleased.

    I don’t care about Dark Phoenix. I just want a good REGULAR Phoenix.

    • Just curious as to what the issue is with her head. I totally agree with the feet problem, but I haven’t really noticed a problem with the head. (Of course, it could be that I just haven’t looked closely enough. :-))

      • Phoenix ‘sfaceis too narrow, the hairline is a bit weird, looks shaved on the temples as is a re-use of previous Jean figure, that had a head piece,tiara type of thing. It just cheapens her. Phoenix was gorgeous when John Byrne drew her. The one we have looks like Celine Dion.

        • Ha ha, yeah, Celine Dion is about right, the head on last year’s Phoenix was atrocious, mainly since Hasbro decided they just HAD to reuse the Jean Grey hair. And those wedge heeled feet… WTF?

      • The head sits on her neck really weird and waaaaaay too high up, and the way the hair piece itself is attached to the head piece is just really bad.
        It’s also not a great face.

        They literally just recycled the head and face from the 2013 Rocket Racoon BAF wave Jean Grey/White Phoenix/Age Of Apocalypse Jean Grey head sculpt.
        (Google Image Search: “Age of Apocalypse Jean Grey marvel legends” and look at the first picture, and you’ll see how they all have the same face, and all but one of them has the same hair.)

        That’s why the face sculpt isn’t up to 2016/7 standards of fantastic figures like Silk, Nico Minoru, and Amora. Hasbro has MASSIVELY upped their game since 2013.

        The hair ONLY looked normal on the Jean Grey figure because she has that blue…..thing going around her face.
        It looked weird on the unreleased White Phoenix figure, and they didn’t bother to fix it at all for the release of the green Phoenix figure.

        Google: “Anthony’s Customs Marvel Legends PHOENIX Figure Review”
        His review really solidly covers the problem with the head.

        • Gotcha. Thanks so much for taking the time to reply and explain! ­čÖé I should’ve realized the head was too high up because I bought an extra one to pop off the head and place onto an Annihilus Emma Frost body in order to customize a Goblin Queen figure. I did notice the neck on Emma seemed a bit short for Jean’s head…

        • You’re right, the way Jean’s head and neck connect looks really weird. Hopefully its just the promo pictures, because somestimes they make the figures look worse than they are.

  2. This Phoenix figure seems to have a very long neck. I hope that’s just the photos and it’s corrected in production. The face looks good and I like the cosmic chicken. Cyclops is just one step closer to a complete GS X-men set… Need Storm and Thunderbird Now!! By the way in an interview I watched it was stated there is already an X-MEN line up for 2018!!

    • Not that I can remember. I think that covers everything. I didn’t think they were going to reveal Lady Thor to the public yet, honestly.

  3. I’d still LOVE to see a 3.75″ versions of Phoenix (green), Polaris (classic), Dazzler (classic), Sunspot, and Magma. Mesmero, Arcade, Sauron, Black Tom, Lilandra, Deathbird, the Imperial Guard, and the Starjammers would be AWESOME too!!!

  4. Thanks for posting these without stamping your site’s logo over the feet as if someone from your site personally created the promo images. Unlike certain other websites who shall remain nameless.

    • I really don’t know why they do that. I assume it’s just done automatically when they upload images.

  5. I’m a little bummed it’s a two-pack as I already have that version of Cyclops from the Toy Biz era and it’s not one of my favorite looks for him. I definitely want that Dark Phoenix though.

  6. This is finally the definitive version of classic Bronze age skullcap Cyclops! I’m stoked to be getting this figure that will finally wash away that atrocious TB version. The Jim Lee version is cool but this is my definitive version of Cyclops.