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NYCC 2019: Hasbro Reveals New Marvel Legends including Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and Stan Lee

MARVEL DEADPOOL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment

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MARVEL DEADPOOL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH SUNSPOT Figure

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MARVEL DEADPOOL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH SUNSPOT Figure

MARVEL DEADPOOL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH WARPATH Figure

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MARVEL DEADPOOL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH WARPATH Figure

MARVEL DEADPOOL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DEADPOOL BLUE & GOLD Figure

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MARVEL DEADPOOL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DEADPOOL BLUE & GOLD Figure

MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment

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MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MR. FANTASTIC Figure

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MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MR. FANTASTIC Figure

MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH INVISIBLE WOMAN Figure

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MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH INVISIBLE WOMAN Figure

MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH HUMAN TORCH Figure

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MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH HUMAN TORCH Figure

MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH THING Figure

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MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH THING Figure

MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH SHE-HULK Figure

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MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH SHE-HULK Figure

MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DOCTOR DOOM Figure

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MARVEL FANTASTIC FOUR LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH DOCTOR DOOM Figure

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH STAN LEE Figure

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Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH STAN LEE Figure, inspired by the creator of the AVENGERS himself, STAN “THE MAN” LEE! This high quality, realistic, 6-inch figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation, making it a great addition to any action figure collection. Inspired by STAN LEE’S cameo as a skeptical chess player in MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS, this figure includes a CAPTAIN AMERICA shield featuring STAN’S signature® and a chess board based on his iconic cameo in the film. Includes figure and 2 accessories. Available for pre-order at Target.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH STAN LEE Figure

Punisher in War Machine Marvel Legends Figure Comes Exclusively to Entertainment Earth

The Punisher has changed his costume again and it’s a classic! The Marvel Legends The Punisher in War Machine Armor 6-Inch Action Figure gives this armored hero a new look for fighting against crime. Frank Castle is ready for anything with his Stark-inspried battle armor, and you’ll love posing this super-articulated action figure on your desk!

The figure retails for $22.99 and is available for pre-order now exclusively at Entertainment Earth. It’s slated for released in October 2019.

Marvel Legends Punisher in War Machine armor

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends X-Force (Wendigo) Assortment

We’re back with another crazy assortment of Marvel Legends! This week, it’s the currently-in-stores X-Force assortment featuring the Wendigo BAF. These figures were provided to us by Hasbro for free for the purposes of review. Let’s get to it . . .

Mister Sinister: Presently being fabulous and, well, sinister in the pages of House of X and Powers of X, Mister Sinister falls squarely into the category of “re-dos that I didn’t know I needed until I saw them.” I always thought that the first one was great, but it did come out (checks notes . . . HOLY CRAP) 14 years ago. This figure is a top-to-bottom upgrade. Let’s start with the face. That grin is positively demonic.  And the cape! The cap is excellent. It’s separated, but feels heavy and sturdy. The fine details of Marc Silvestri’s costume design are present here. Based on this, I’d really like to see more Marauders appear in the various X-lines. Overall, this is a pretty great figure.

Boom-Boom: Though Tabitha Smith first appeared in (of all places) Secret Wars II, she quickly became a regular character in the X-franchise, notably as a member of the New Mutants. When the New Mutants title segued into X-Force in 1991, Boom-Boom was on the team, sporting this Rob Liefeld-designed look. Rob, if you’re reading, they did you proud. This is a terrific figure, and the sculptors really captured the look of Liefeld’s art, particularly in, of all things, the hair. Take a close look at the figure, and then look closely at the covers to #1 and #7; that is total Rob, kids. As with Jubilee, I love the alternate regular head/bubble-gum head dynamic. Also, the team went a step further on the extra accessories. Instead of just regular hand/other hand, we get a clearly individually sculpted “blasting hand” that has the energy bomb coming off of the hand. There’s also another explosive effect included. The separate belt and vest also indicate attention to detail and a dedication to getting the look right. Given her long history, Boom-Boom has been criminally underrepresented in figure form. This is an outstanding correction right here.

Cannonball: Some people like the blasting effect, and some don’t. I do. Do I wish there had been legs? Well, of course. But I also understand that idea behind the concept, and I support the desire for the Hasbro team to just do different stuff. Frankly, I’d like to see some kind of power-effects accessory kit, because the effects that they’ve been making and including (Boom-Boom’s aforementioned bomb-hand, the optic blast for Retro Cyclops, etc.) have been great. That said, this is a genuinely cool-looking piece, and the top half captures the flavor of that Liefeld Cannonball costume quite well.

Wolverine: Hat trick of shortness! Lately, I’ve been praising Hasbro’s inclination to keep Wolverine short again. In both the Wolverine/Hulk two-pack and the Retro Wolvie of late, they’ve kept the figure appropriately undertall. They’ve done it again, and it’s great. This particular iteration of Wolverine (with the black and gray X-Force gear) wasn’t a must-have for me, but I’m glad that it exists. The team did a great job on the claws (which I feel are receiving much more attention in the sculpting process these days). It’s a very good era-specific figure, and it’s a good make-up figure for people that weren’t able to get the early boxed set exclusive version. Definitely looks good.

Nightcrawler: The original Marvel Legends Nightcrawler was released when my oldest son was less than one month old. He’s in high school now. So yeah, this guy’s due. One of the most requested figures for a revamp, the new Nightcrawler more than does the job. With an extra hand, two extra heads for different expressions, a poseable tail, and a big sword, this Nightcrawler covers a lot of ground and covers it well. This is one of those characters where the overall poseability of the Marvel Legends style really pays off. Kurt is frequently depicted as slightly hunched or perching or being acrobatic; this figure allows you to accomplish ALL of those. If you want a swashbuckling Nightcrawler, throw on the happy face and the sword. If you want an angry Nightcrawler, swap heads for that too. It’s a generally well-considered figure that tries hard (and succeeds) to hit all of the points you’d want in a strong version of this character. A hearty well-done to the team.

Guardian: Just in time for the forthcoming Alpha Flight boxed set, Weapon Alpha here is a sold figure. He’s well-sculpted and has a great grumpy look. I regret the lack of energy attachments, but it makes sense due to the fact that he comes packed with two Wendigo parts, including the body. This is a very clean, very nice-looking super-hero figure, and it should make fans of Marvels most famous Canadian team pretty happy.

Wendigo: This thing is awesomely HUGE. I mean HUGE. Remember when I went on about how big the Wolverine/Hulk Hulk was and how cool that made it? This, but Wendigo. He’s freaking BIG. Which is great. Wendigo should be big. The overall body and design are great. I would have personally liked the head to be a little more like the Byrne version instead of the more modern take, but that’s a minor, minor quibble. This BAF is a monster. I took pictures for you with the very appropriate Wolverine and Hulk from the two-pack so you could revel in its hugeness and see it alongside First Appearance Wolvie, too. This is well-worth getting; I like it quite a bit.

Okay, readers. That’s it for today. Let’s talk about it. What do you think? Which one is your favorite? Mine, I’m happy to say, is Boom-Boom, probably followed by the Wendigo. There’s damn good stuff here. Talk to us, and come back next time. Thanks for reading!

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Retro X-Men

Greetings and welcome back! Today we’re looking at the Marvel Legends Retro X-Men assortment, which is in-stores now. I’ve also seen this referred to as the Vintage X-Men wave, but HasbroPulse lists the figures as Retro, so we’re going with that. We’d like to thank Hasbro for providing these figures free for the purposes of review. Let’s get started.

Dazzler: When the announcements came down, this was the figure in the group that made me the most excited. You’ve probably seen people refer to this one as “Outback Dazzler.” If you didn’t know, that’s in reference to the ‘80s storyline just after “Fall of the Mutants.” The world believes that the X-Men died fighting the Adversary, but they’re really operating out of the former Reaver base in the Australian Outback. This ran from Uncanny X-Men #229 to, more or less, issue #253 (most of the X-Men finish going through the Siege Perilous in #251, the same issue where Wolverine is crucified by the Reavers; Jubilee rescues him, and we start seeing where the X-Men are popping up around the world in #253. Got that? It’s good stuff, and it also includes costumes for Rogue (black and green) and Psylocke (the armor) that would made cool figures, too). Dazzler also sported this costume in the X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men animated pilot and the awesome stand-up arcade game by Konami.

AND . . . I am NOT disappointed. This is a great figure. It’s one of those cases where it feels like the character was peeled right off the page. Marc Silvestri drew the bulk of that run, and they did him proud here. The only possible improvement, in my opinion, would have been the inclusion of an extra “finger-gun” hand. But man, did they get the little details right. The red band on the leg, the star on the other leg, the separate belt, the jacket, the headband, the fit of the gloves . . . those bits are all outstanding. I’ve also been increasingly happy with the hair work that the ML team is doing; their rendition of Dazzler’s do is no exception. This is superior work, and I can’t believe that we’ve gotten both classic renditions of Dazzler in such a short time.

Storm: Honesty time. I was bummed that this wasn’t First Appearance/Dave Cockrum-costume Storm. The line needs that figure. However, I understand this iteration of Storm was in big demand, and they did a bang-up job on her. The hair and face sculpts are the stand-outs, here. The cape is good; it can be a little difficult to pose the figure with the cape, considering the shoulder pieces, but those pieces are a necessary (and nice-looking) inclusion. The lightning effects are an obvious, but welcome, inclusion. This figure is a fine piece of work, but I was not its target audience.

Wolverine: Marvel Legends: Keeping Wolverine short! Yes! I love the continued emphasis on Wolverine’s diminutive stature. This is also a figure that’s been long-awaited by big portions of the fandom. It reflects that costume that Wolverine wore in his first ongoing solo series, right from the cover of the first issue. The angry/berserker face is inspired by that cover as well. It’s a nice-sculpt and definitely poseable, and it comes with extra non-clawed fists and a samurai sword. It’s also appropriate that we get this version in an assortment with . . .

Silver Samurai: I honestly can’t believe it’s taken this long to get to Silver Samurai in the Legends vertical, but I’ll take it. This guy’s got insanely detailed armor, a perfect in-character expression, and solid work on all the details from the helmet on down. I like that he’s big, but not excessive; he’s not Cull Obsidian-sized, after all. Silver Samurai first appeared in 1974, and for a few years he battled the likes of Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Widow, and Shang-Chi. He and Viper ran up against the New Mutants in issue #5 and 6 or their original series before heading into the classic battle with Wolverine and Rogue in Uncanny X-Men #172-174. For that reason, I took some extra pics with Viper (Madame Hydra) and the appropriately-costumed Wolverine. This one looks good, kids. He’s a great addition to your gallery of X-villains.

Iceman: I think this Iceman is (don’t say it, don’t say it) pretty cool. I like the crystallization effects in the paint op, and the separation on the belt is nice. The ice-sled stand is a good piece. I’m not sure how much demand there was for Iceman after the recent previous version, but I suspect that there were a fair number of people that missed that one that now get a chance to own this one, and increased availability or repeat offerings are never a bad thing. I’m marking this one for display with my X-Factor subsection, which is also going to include . . .

Cyclops: In the land of awesome head sculpts, the new Cyke is royalty. Let’s roll back to the history a minute: this costume debuted on the cover of the original X-Factor #1, and it was also the costume used for the very first Cyclops figure from the original Toy Biz line of X-Men figures in the ‘90s. There was a previous ML variant of this outfit, but this new figure is The Stuff. Aside from just generally great sculpting and the classic “two-finger trigger gesture” on the left hand, it’s a strong representation. The best part, for me, would have to be the two heads and the optic blast accessory. The first head has a terrific “energy leak” feature, demonstrating the smolder that artists frequently depict as emanating from Cyke’s visor, post-blast. The second head is made to accommodate the insertion of the optic blast accessory into the visor, and it’s just great. Hasbro has really upped the game on power accessories in the past couple of years (Psylocke’s butterfly, the frequent magic/light/energy attachments, the lightning, etc.), but this is a champ. It literally looks like a Walt Simonson-drawn optic blast. As a big fan of Scott Summers, this figure is DEFINITELY made for me, and it is most welcome.

There you go, mutant-lovers. How do you feel about this wave? What’s your favorite? Tune in next week when we take a look at the X-Force wave that features the Wendigo Build-A-Figure. Thanks for reading!

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Captain America and Iron Man

The History: Alex Ross established himself as one of the great artists in comics long ago. His reputation on that score is pretty unassailable. His first classic, delivered with writer Kurt Busiek, was, of course, Marvels. It’s only fitting that he lends some designs and package art to the Big Three of the Avengers: Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Today, we’ll be looking at Cap and Tony. Hasbro provided these figures for free for review.

As you know, Cap is the Living Legend of World War II. Frozen in ice after a climactic confrontation with Baron Zemo (comics, kids; not movies), Cap only emerges years later when he’s found by the Avengers. The hero learns to adjust to modern time while becoming one of the greatest Avengers himself.

Genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark is Iron Man. One of the smartest guys in the room with the smartest mouth, Stark co-founded and bankrolled the Avengers, lending them funds and HQs from the start. Though he’s battled his personal demons as often as villains, not much keeps him down for long. Not even The Crossing.

Both of these Ross-inspired figures are classic interpretations, but it’s easy to see that they fall into the later 1960s-to-1970s era that Ross admires and frequently returns to in his art. Let’s take Cap first.

Captain America: Man, these are good-looking figures. The color on Cap in particular really, really pops. A lot of detail work went into sculpting in terms of the costume presentation; the scales are defined, the boot cuffs are sharp . . . even the belt loop and buckle details are vivid. There’s also a shiny quality to the figure (maybe a glossier or pearlescent paint wash?) that echoes the highlights that Ross incorporates into his paintings of the character. The figure excels as a representation of both Cap and Ross’s art. Poseability, as you might expect, is top-shelf.

We’ve also had the opportunity to see many versions of Cap’s shield in figure form in the past few years, and this is one of the best. It employs the familiar switchable peg-and-clasp for affixing it to either the figure or the throwing effect, but it’s also particularly well-colored. The figure has a peg-hole on its back so you can attach the shield. The other accessories include the throwing effect piece, extra hands (there’s a claspy set and a fist set), and an alternate head (with one expression being more angry or grim than the other).

In terms of design and feel, this figure really says ‘70s to me. It reminds me of when I first started reading The Avengers (the first issue I remember buying from the spinner rack was #187 in 1979). This Cap would fit really well with a display from that era, particularly with the Iron Man that we’re about to discuss. There are a lot of Cap figures, but this is a legitimately great Cap figure.

Captain America

Iron Man: THIS ONE. Okay, look. Everyone has their favorite Iron Man armor or their sentimental favorite. This is what Tony was wearing when I started reading. It’s also similar to the armor of both the ‘70s Mego Iron Man figure and the later Secret Wars Iron Man figure. When I think of classic Iron Man, this is the version of the two-tone that I personally think of. And it’s just about perfect.

Seriously, just look at that. Shiny metallic paint. Attention to detail in the trunk and gauntlets. Power pods! The face slits! Man, it’s just good. It’s good in just so many ways.

The accessories are appropriate; we’ve got an extra helmet head, a Tony head, two sets of hands (one set of fists, the other palms-out for repulsor blasting), and four repuslor effects (two pairs). You can attach the repulsor effects to the palms or boot-bottoms; you can also attach the blast extension inside the flare for a double-effect.

For me, personally, this feels like the version of Iron Man that I’ve always wanted. Yes, they’ve had takes on this look before (going all the way back to the very first assortment with Tony, Cap, Hulk, and Toad), but this is a big winner in my book. Like Cap, it’s perfect for a Classic Avengers display.

Where To Get: Cap is listed as a Wal-Mart exclusive, but I’ve seen him for sale at other fan channels. The SRP is $24.00, which is slight more than the regular ML price. Iron Man is available at HasbroPulse.com, in stores, and a variety of other outlets; it carries the same SRP, as does the Thor figure.

Recommended: You’ll love them 3000.

What’s Next?: I’ll see you soon with the Retro X-Men wave. Outback Dazzler, kids!

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Wolverine and Hulk

Greetings, True Believers! Things are really coming up green in Marveland this week. We had the announce a few days ago of the impending Disney+ She-Hulk series. The Immortal Hulk continues to be a Top Ten sales force in comic shops. And we’ve got this excellent new boxed set/two-pack, part of Hasbro’s Marvel Legends program that celebrates the 80th Anniversary of Marvel. Let’s dig in to the Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Wolverine and Hulk set. But first, thank you to Hasbro for providing us with free samples for the purposes of review! Let’s go.

The History: This set is based on the first three appearances of Wolverine in the pages (well, the final page) of The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974 cover date), the subsequent The Incredible Hulk #181 (his first “full” appearance, the cover of which is featured on the back of the box), and #182. Wolverine was created by writer Len Wein (after a name suggestion by Roy Thomas) and artist John Romita Sr. He gets involved in the story when Department H sends him to try to stop a fight between the Hulk and the Wendigo (presently the BAF in the current X-Force assortment) that is tearing up Wolverine’s home and native land, Canada. After the Wendigo is defeated (actually, the curse is transferred to another person in a plot that will pay off in Uncanny X-Men #139 and #140 a few years later), Wolverine doesn’t pop back up again until he joins the X-Men in Giant-Size X-Men #1 the following year, also written by Wein. It’s worth noting that the Hulk is this period is in a savage Hulk phase (hence the shredded shirt on the figure).

Uncanny X-Men #142

Wolverine: I’m starting with Wolverine because he’s on the left and we read left to right in America (and Canada). I have to say that the first thing I love about this figure is the SIZE. He’s SMALL. Wolverine was supposed to be, well, short. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and other resources list him at 5’3”. Look at this panel from Uncanny X-Men #142, and see him in comparison to Storm. Based on all that, they get the size of the figure just right here. The Hasbro team also really captured that original mask; it’s markedly different that the mask he wears in X-Men and beyond, and they showed that. The ability to move the shoulder pieces independently of the arms to enhance poseability is a surprising, and good, choice. The flairs on the boots like solid as well. The figure also carries a really solid paint job, and that facial expression is on point. Wolverine comes with two sets of hands (claws popped, and claws retracted). They did a really great job on a figure that captures a slice of Marvel history. I’m personally putting him on my “First Appearance” shelf. Well done.

Hulk: Holy God of Gamma Rays. This figure is HUGE. I mean, it’s BIG. It’s Big McLarge Huge. Just, DAMN. I admit to being a little hesitant when this one was announced because I feel pretty good about the Hulks that I have. Then I saw this in person. This is MASSIVE. Hasbro has done a really, really good job in the past few years with BIG figures or figures that cover a big area (for example: Hulkbuster Iron Man, Cull Obsidian, Sauron, etc.), and this is definitely no exception. Look at that picture of the figure holding Wolverine up by the head. THAT is what I would expect the scale of the Hulk to be against someone the size of comic-accurate Wolverine. Add that girth to the fact that it’s still an extremely poseable figure, and you have a big winner. I really like the torn shirt (which is removable, of course, but I dig it) and the face that the tattered pants have texture and separation at the leg. The face is dead-on. Hulk comes with two sets of hands (two open, two fists) for your various display/play/video-making needs. I wouldn’t have thought that simple hugeness would win me over so effectively, but I can’t help but smile at this figure. I almost feel that he was inspired a bit by the 12” Mego Hulk of the late 1970s (which is definitely a positive on my end). This Hulk turned out . . . sigh . . . incredibly.

Where To Get: HasbroPulse.com, Entertainment Earth, GameStop, and other fan channels are taking orders RIGHT NOW.

Recommended: Heck yeah, bub.

What’s Next?: I’ll see you soon with two more 80th Anniversary Marvel Legends: Cap and Iron Man.

Pre-Order the Amazon Alpha Flight Marvel Legends Set Now

Announced at Fan Expo Canada, Hasbro is releasing a box set of the popular Canadian Marvel superhero team Alpha Flight for their Marvel Legends line of figures! You can pre-order it now.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH APLHA FLIGHT 6-Pack

(HASBRO/Ages 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $109.99/Available: Fall 2019)

MARVEL’S SHAMAN, MARVEL’S SNOWBIRD, MARVEL’S AURORA, MARVEL’S NORTHSTAR, MARVEL’S VINDICATOR, and MARVEL’S PUCK all join forces to form ALPHA FLIGHT, a scourge to evil everywhere! These quality MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH ALPHA FLIGHT figures feature premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation, making them great additions to any action figure collection. Includes 6 figures. Available for pre-order exclusively at Amazon.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH APLHA FLIGHT 6-Pack opened
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH APLHA FLIGHT 6-Pack box front
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH APLHA FLIGHT 6-Pack box back
MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH APLHA FLIGHT 6-Pack figures

Super-Articulate: House of X Ignites X-Wishes

House of X #1

At this point, it’s fair to say Marvel’s House of X and Powers of X are unqualified hits. The jumpstart to the X-line is doing what it’s supposed to, which is reignite interest and discussion in the X-Men. For our part, that merges two of our most frequent throughlines, which are 1) figure wish lists and 2) finishing teams. There’s been A LOT of progress made on those fronts in recent months, but this is a perfect time to revisit the lists and see what we need (yes, need. NEED.) from Marvel Legends. Call it Must-Have Mutants.

House of X/Powers of X: Does anyone out there think we WON’T get a House of X assortment by next year? This one’s easy, really: start with X (Xavier), Magneto in white, Moira, Rasputin, Cardinal, and Destiny with a Nimrod BAF. Which redesigns, etc. do you like best so far?

Marvel Legends Morph

Classic X-Men: I still contend that we need a classic Mimic and a classic Changeling (separate from the AoA Morph we’re getting). I’d also stump for redone Toad, Mastermind (never been a figure!) and Unus, among others.

“New” X-Men: I’ve gone on the record many times that the era just isn’t complete without Thunderbird or Storm in her Cockrum costume. Krakoa should get the BAF treatment at some point, too. I’d also like to see ML dive into the Hellfire Club.

X-Villains: See Hellfire Club. Also, more Reavers! Belasco! How about a S’ym BAF? Let’s go crazy, people?

Dani Moonstar

New Mutants: New Mutants have made a lot of progress in a short time. The forthcoming Walgreens Dani Moonstar/Wolfsbane/Karma is a real swing for the fences. Warlock wasn’t that long ago. Classic Cannonball, Sunspot, Cypher, Magma, and Magick need to happen, people! This would be a good spot for Legion, too.

X-Force: Similarly, a lot of progress here, too. Musts would have to be a classic Warpath, Feral, Rictor, and Siryn. What about Copycat? Some MLF members?

X-Factor: ‘90s X-Factor is having a big year with Madrox, the Havok/Polaris two-pack, and the Strong Guy BAF. We definitely need an X-Factor Wolfsbane to wrap that group. As far as other iterations, since we’ve got that ’85 Cyclops, what about the rest of the group in those outfits? Rusty and Skids? Or an Artie and Leech two-pack?

Havok/Polaris two-pack

Generation X: Marvel Legends hasn’t plumbed this area AT ALL. With Chamber and Mondo coming back to the books, maybe there’s an opening?

Excalibur: We’ve had a lot of ninja Psylocke/Kwannon. What about Outback Betsy? Or the Silvestri armor? Of the new Captain Britain look? Plus, Phoenix II, Meggan, Pete Wisdom, and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SHADOWCAT.

The Marauders: This is the name of the new nautically-themed X-book, but it also harkens back to Mr. Sinister’s crew. Apart from Sabretooth, not ONE has been a Legend. Scalphunter, Riptide, Arclight, Harpoon, Vertigo, and more are ripe for attention.

Other X: At the risk of getting laundry-listy . . . Sage, Thunderbird (Neal Shaara), Lifeguard, Kid Omega, Dr. Nemesis, the Young X-Men . . . yeesh. I started with team finishes, and now I keep thinking of other teams and line-ups that they need to START.

How about you, mutants? What are you looking for?

SDCC 2019: Habro’s Marvel Legends Reveals Include X-Factor, X-Man, Strong Guy, Squirrel Girl, She-Hulk, and More!

Hasbro revealed a lot of upcoming Marvel Legends releases at San Diego Comic-Con.

Revealed at the Hasbro panel and coming in Spring 2020 include:

She-Hulk

Doctor Doom

In Fall 2019:

Dani Moonstar

Deadpool and Hit Monkey 2-Pack

The Punisher

Deathlok

Deluxe Giant Man

Havok and Polaris 2-Pack

Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Cyclops 3-Pack

New assortments include the Marvel Spider-Man Legends series out in Spring 2020 which includes:

Spider Armor Mark 3

Velocity Suit Spider-Man

Vulture

Shang-Chi

The Marvel X-Men Legends assortment is out Spring 2020 and includes:

X-Man

Morph

Weapon X

New vehicles include:

Cosmic Ghost Rider (Spring 2020)

Squirrel Girl (Spring 2020)

Marvel Deadpool Legends includes Strong Guy which is out in Fall 2020.

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