Yesterday, the most-anticipated wave of Marvel Legends that I can remember ever went up for order: the set of 8 Marvel Legends X-Men Series figures with Juggernaut Build-A-Figure! At the time, Hasbro still hadn’t released clear images of most of the figures in the series. But this afternoon, the hi-res photos of Marvel Legend Deadpool, Phoenix, Rogue, Cable and more finally appeared! And I gotta say: these figures look good…
For many folks, the photos I took at Toy Fair and the small Hasbro images that were available were enough convincing necessary to order a set.
But if you needed a better look at these figures to decide if they’re for you, then you’re in luck–Hasbro has now sent out packaged and official photos of the whole wave!
Deadpool with Unmasked Head, Taco and Arsenal of Weapons
Marvel Legends Deadpool is the only figure in this X-Men Legends series to not include a piece of the Juggernaut Build-A-Figure. Hasbro has figured (and rightfully so) that Wade will sell well enough without a Juggs BAF piece, and opted to give him some awesome accessories (including a taco, boxing glove bazooka and unmasked Wade Wilson head) instead! Amazing variety of weapons and accessories included here. Bravo, Hasbro!
I’ve already heard some folks being fussy about the fact that this isn’t a “classic” Cable figure, but as we’re unlikely to see a new version of Cable for many years, I’m really okay with getting a modern Cable Marvel Legends figure as he appears in the comics right now.
The Marvel Legends Iceman figure in this series is also a modern version who looks like he’s jumped right out of the “Wolverine and the X-Men” series. This figure is going to really pop on the shelf and bring together the display of the rest of the team with Iceman’s translucent blue plastic. Very underrated figure in this assortment.
The Southern Belle of the X-Men makes a rare action figure appearance, and she’s looking flat-out phenomenal in her iconic Jim Lee costume! As an unexpected bonus, even though it’s not shown in these images, it’s been confirmed that Rogue will come with an interchangeable un-gloved hand–a first for a Rogue action figure!
Hasbro seems to have the least amount of faith in Kitty Pryde as far as this series goes, as they’ve given her accessories that go to three other characters. The purple dragon Lockheed is a character unto himself, while the right Juggernaut arm is necessary to complete Cain Marko and the Onslaught head/helmet can be used to transform the previously-released Red Onslaught Build-A-Figure into Classic Onslaught.
Even those fans who don’t particularly love Kitty herself have ample reasons to buy this figure!
Poor Alex Summers can never catch a break. He finally got to lead his own team of Avengers and boss Captain America around, and then AXIS had to go and happen and make Havok first go crazy evil and then go into comic book limbo again. Alas. This modern Havok Marvel Legends figure looks fantastic, and I love his cosmic effects pieces. It’s a shame this is destined to be the worst-selling figure in this wave.
I appreciate that Wolverine comes with alternate fists with his claws retracted, and that Phoenix comes with the biggest piece of the Juggernaut: his upper torso. If only Jean got some sort of Phoenix fire effects piece base, she’d be perfect!
The Marvel Legends X-Men Juggernaut Build-A-Figure Series is now available for order, and is scheduled to be released in June/July 2016. EE is offering the complete set of 8 figures for the retail price and with free shipping, which is the best deal around if you’re looking to snag the whole series in one go (and I absolutely do recommend doing so–this series is going to be a nightmare to put together at retail stores).
Now that you’ve gotten to see the beautiful hi-res photos, have you made up your mind as to whether you’ll be ordering this wave or not, Marvel collectors? What do you think of the packaging and accessories coming with the action figures in this series?