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Marvel Legends asks What If…? with a New Wave

Hasbro has revealed a new wave of Marvel Legends figures based on the upcoming Disney+ series What If…? Included in the wave are:

Marvel Legends Series The Hydra Stomper

In the universe you know, Steve Rogers was the first Avenger, Captain America. In this universe, Steve is injured and fights in “The Hydra Stomper”, an Iron Man armor created by Howard Stark.

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Marvel Legends Series Marvel’s Sylvie

Laser focused and relentless, Sylvie is the TVA’s most formidable villain, who has vowed to burn the organization to the ground.

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Marvel Legends Series Heist Nebula

In this universe, Nebula was never raised by Thanos. Tech savvy and brave, the intergalactic Femme Fatale, Nebula is an intergalactic opportunist in the galaxy’s underworld.

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Marvel Legends Series Doctor Strange Supreme

When an unforeseen event changes Stephen Strange’s perspective on life, the path he chooses is one filled with even darker magic.

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Marvel Legends Series Zombie Hunter Spidey

Zombie Hunter Spidey is in a ragtag group of survivors, fighting his way through a zombie-infested world.

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Marvel Legends Series Marvel’s Captain Carter

With the Super Soldier program in peril, Peggy Carter bravely participates by becoming Captain Carter.

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Marvel Legends Series Zombie Captain America

Captain America’s team were the first responders to the zombie outbreak — and its first victims.

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Marvel Legends Series T’Challa Star-Lord

T’Challa grew up in space and became Star-Lord, now leading adventures throughout the galaxy.

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Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Ursa Major BAF Wave

No preamble. Let’s get into it.

Overview: This might be my favorite assortment of the year so far. There’s a lot to be said for an assortment that is so heavily, well, comic book. We’ve gotten some great movie figures this year, with more to come, but my favorites are always going to be the ones heavily rooted in the Marvel mythos. Couple that with a couple of long-terms Wants, and this turns out to be a real delight.

Stealth Iron Man: Yes, this is essentially the same body as the 80th Anniversary figure and the recent A.I. Iron Man. HOWEVER. Like many of the armored figures in the assortment, it makes great use of the metal finish. Back in the ‘90s Toy Biz Iron Man line, they called it vac (vacuum) metallization. Whatever the process name is now, it looks great. The metallic sheen looks great in the deep blue in particular. Even if you have an earlier pass at the Stealth Iron Man, this still looks extremely good. I was lukewarm on this at the announcement, but I really like it in person.

Vault Guardsman: Though it wasn’t at the top of my Want List, it was still a figure that I wanted to see. I’ve been digging the Guardsmen at least since the Avengers two-parter back in #236 and #237 in 1983. It’s a fun story with Spider-Man, Blackout, Moonstone, and yes, the Guardsmen. This is a strong representation of the characters from the comics, and it also deploys the metal process. There’s also a slight bulkiness to the frame that I think looks good; it varies the size of the armored figures and is a great look for a character that’s a potential threat. I also really like the green, which is a generally unrepresented color in the armored figures.

Hologram Iron Man: My very first thought upon seeing this in person was how much it reminded me of the Tomy Tron figures from 1982. I loved the look of those, and I would be surprised if it wasn’t a touchstone of inspiration for the design team. As you know, the Hologram Tony has figured into the books in a number of ways over time. And like the green of the Guardsman, this figure is striking because it stands out among the other armors. I enjoy the fact that Hasbro is willing to take risks with oddballs like this. As you know, I’m always for the most complete version of the Marvel Universe that we can get, and this fits the bill.

Ironheart: Similarly, you know that I’m given to go on about the hair work that the designers do on the figures. In that regard, this is a (no pun intended) champion. The Riri head is spectacular. That is top-flight hair and face sculpting. This is one of those instances where it looks like the figure was peeled off of the page. It’s just outstanding.  Another great note is the slim build for the figure; this LOOKS like an armored teen. I knew that I would like this figure, but it’s really terrific to look at once you get it out of the package. Ironheart also looks great next to fellow Champions Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, and Nova (Sam). This is the part where I stump for Brawn (Amadeus Cho) and Snowguard. If you’re on the fence about this one, remember that it will likely skyrocket in price once the impending Disney+ series gets closer. Don’t be left out.

Modular Iron Man: Can a review just be the Daniel Bryan “Yes!” chant? The much-demanded look that debuted in Iron Man #300 and was the cornerstone of the ‘90s animated series gets the modern Hasbro version it deserved. This sculpting, the finish, and the over coolness of the original design merge into an absolutely terrific figure. The only possible knock is that it would have been cool for the Modular armor to come with a couple of attachments outside of blasts and extra hands. I could totally see some of those coming down the road, though. In fact, here’s my second stumping: how about some Hasbro Pulse accessory packs and/or alternate heads? I could see some modular arm and back attachments for this one; for something like the Crimson Dynamo assortment Black Widow, I could see a sniper rifle and an alternate head with braided or lose hair like she sports in the film’s climax. That aside, I know that this was long-awaited, and the team didn’t let us down.

Darkstar: You know I like to fill out teams. And Darkstar fills a gap in both the Winter Guard and the original Champions. I’ve dug this character since I was about 10 years old, so it’s great to see her become a Legend. This has another top-notch hair sculpt; happily, the extra mass of the hair doesn’t unbalance the figure. I know that some have grumbled about the frequent use of the “conjuring” hands, but I think that they’re a perfect fit for a figure of a character with her particular powerset. Darkstar also works well in terms of height next to the rest of her team. Rock solid delivery.

Ultron: Not gonna lie. This is the Ultron I’ve always wanted. It’s the classic look from the classic stories that I grew up on, from the Crimson Cowl to “This Evil Undying” to the original Secret Wars. And the use of the Kirby Krackle is just a work of insane genius. What a treat this figure is. Shoulder spikes, ear pieces, that face . . . this is fabulous, kids. Nothing more I can say.

Ursa Major: I am unreasonably happy that this exists. Hasbro did tremendous work on the claws, and the overall paint ops are spot-on. Love the head, too, which looks appropriately savage. Kudos also for that sort of carapace over the back that fills out the overall appearance of the figure. It would have looked oddly thin without it; with it, it makes Ursa look more like a bear in full. As good as this looks on its own, it’s even better when grouped with Darkstar, the Crimson Dynamo BAF, and the comic Red Guardian. I can’t believe that Hasbro gave us a Winter Guard! That’s awesome, kids.

We’ll have to see how the rest of 2020 shakes out, but this is a strong contender for my favorite assortment this year. A mix of much-wanted characters, surprises, and generally strong craftsmanship makes this a winner for me. How about you?

Galactus is Coming to Marvel Legends through Hasbro’s Haslab

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES HASLAB GALACTUS Figure

(HASBRO/ Approx. Retail Price: $399.99)

The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES HASLAB GALACTUS is the largest MARVEL LEGENDS figure to date. Standing at 32-inches tall, this figure’s frame is comprised of over 300 individual pieces, features LED lights in the head and chest areas, has over 70 points of articulation, and 3 swappable face-plate accessories for alternate expressions. Requires 4x AAA batteries, not included. Available for purchase on Hasbro Pulse from July 16, 2021 – August 30, 2021 @ 11:59pm ET. Purchases can be made through HasbroPulse.com in the U.S. & Canada, UK.HasbroPulse.com in the UK, as well as select participating retailers internationally. Check your local retailer for more information.

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Disney+/Captain America Wave

Let’s just dig right in . . .

Vision: With a wave based entirely on the Disney+ wave of the MCU, the figures need to accurately reflect the look of the show. And I think Vision does particularly well in that regard. The face sculpts in this wave are a big level-up, with you can tell. I also like the choice of making the cape semi-transparent; it’s a very cool look and no other Marvel Legends figure has something quite like it.

Scarlet Witch: I love the WandaVision outfit. It’s a terrific design, and the figure really captures it. In fact, it has a few details packed in that I overlooked on screen. It’s really nice work, but the best thing about the entire figure is that face. This IS Elizabeth Olsen; it’s an incredible likeness. Similarly, that hair is beautifully done. This is a figure where intent, design, poseability, and execution all come together so smoothly. Just a top-flight job all around.

Winter Soldier: I thought it was an interesting choice that, considering the Winter Soldier figures all the way back to that two-pack many years ago, Hasbro opted not to include a weapon with this figure. I kind of like that, especially since weapons weren’t really Bucky’s thing in this series. The detail on the vibranium arm might be my favorite part. I found this to be a good update figure for the MCU, but it’s not particularly distinguished outside of costume detailing.

Zemo: Two heads are definitely better. Again, great face sculpt, but there’s just something a little cooler about the masked version. Maybe it’s because we finally got to see it in live-action in the series. At any rate, excellent job on Zemo’s coat, and the shush/pointing hand is a clever inclusion. Speaking of clever, throwing in the Winter Soldier code book was a great touch. Only negative: the coat sculpt makes the figure a little hard to stand.

U.S. Agent: Yes, I’m aware that the big upset is the lack of white stripes. And yet, this still looks good. The figure really captures the look and attitude of John Walker. For me, the main minus is that there was no additional Cap shield, no black and red Agent shield, or no janky homemade shield. But as a figure itself, it’s well-done.

Captain America: What a terrific job they did on Sam. Great likeness, tremendous realization of the suit, and good poseability. The shield and backpack look great, the paint ops are on the point, and they really nailed the look of the goggles. This is my favorite of the group next to Wanda. Of course, he isn’t really complete without . . .

BAF: Cap’s wings and Redwing: I do get where some fans were upset that the BAF was the wing structure. However, I can see why that is with what they were going for. The wings are great, with additional hinges and moving parts.  The addition of a flight stand specifically designed for the figure makes sense, and Redwing is icing. Frankly, I’m pleased that they figured out a way to give us a Sam Cap that looks this great.

Loki: You notice that I keep addressing fandom gripes? Before the show even started to air, discontent mounted over the outfit chosen for Loki. And then . . . it’s exactly what’s he’s been wearing. Seriously, people will demand things as esoteric as Patch Wolverine in a tux, but bitch about TVA Variant Loki? The likeness is there, the costume is show-accurate, and it’s Loki unlike any other we’ve had. Damn it, I like it.

All right, campers. What do you think?

Sandman Comes to Marvel Legends’ Retro Spider-Man Line

A massive dose of radiation bonds petty criminal William Baker’s body to sand, creating a massive threat to Spider-Man! The Retro Marvel Legends Spider-Man line gets a new villainous addition with Sandman. The figure features lots on interesting accessories that play with the characters’ ability like an alternate head and alternate hands.

Includes: Marvel’s Sandman figure, 5 accessories

  • Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this 6-inch-scale Marvel’s Sandman figure, inspired by the character from Marvel Entertainment
  • This Marvel’s Sandman figure features premium design, detail, and articulation for posing and display in a Marvel collection
  • This quality 6-inch Legends Series Marvel’s Sandman figure features multiple points of articulation and is a great addition to any action figure collection

You can pre-order the figure from Hasbro Pulse, Entertainment Earth, Amazon, and more now.

Hasbro Reveals Owen Wilson’s Mobius Loki figure and Captain America: The Winter Soldier Stealth Shield

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER STEALTH SHIELD

(HASBRO/Age 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $120.99/Available: Fall 2021)

This MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER STEALTH SHIELD completes any MARVEL fan costume or collection with the quality design expected from the HASBRO MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES. This highly detailed 1:1 full-scale collector blue and white shield is inspired by the gear that appears with CAPTAIN AMERICA in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. The premium collector shield features adjustable straps to allow users to wear the shield like CAPTAIN AMERICA does when entering the fight for justice. This role-play shield is designed to complete any fan costume or MARVEL collection. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse and Amazon.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MARVEL’S MOBIUS Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $22.99/Available: Fall 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MARVEL’S MOBIUS Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch-scale figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order exclusively at Target.

Those Two Geeks Episode 117: We’re really more of a toycast these days, aren’t we?

Alex and Joe go over the Marvel Legends reveal from Hasbro, and delve into the realm of fantasy with their own waves of Marvel Legends figures that they’d love to see.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

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