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Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Shang-Chi and Iron Man (A.I.)

So, this is a weird one. On Saturday, my friend Billy Cooper (of the Indiana Toy and Comic Expo and Indiana Toy Collectors Unite) posted a message on that Facebook group that he’d seen figures from the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings/Mr. Hyde BAF wave at a nearby Target. And while we’ve seen some leaked pix of that wave online, there has as yet been no a) official announcement, b) solicitations that we’ve seen, or c) pre-order listing.

I rolled over the check it out later, and there were indeed five of Shangi-Chi and six of Iron Man (AI) on the pegs. The other four figures (Civil Warrior, Death Dealer, Wenwu, and Xialing) weren’t out. I asked an employee for help, and she scanned the backs. Normally, the scan will show if they have the rest of the assortment. This time was odd, as the scan of Shang-Chi only correlated to the five figures preset; same with the Iron Man, leading us to believe that the individual figures were solid cases. She even graciously checked the back to see if the other four were present, but they weren’t. I had no issues at check-out; they rang up for $19.99.

Again, this is unusual precisely for the reasons that I mentioned. Also unusual is the fact that their assigned system numbers (087167874 and 087163271) don’t show anything when you search them on the website. This is the opposite of what normally happens; in the case of the recent ML Storm and Thunderbird two-pack, for example, the number pulled up a listing even weeks before the on-sale date and arrival in stores. These two numbers, which obviously have to be active for the employee’s scan and completed sale, just don’t pull up anything.

Granted, this isn’t a mystery on the order of the Mary Celeste, but it’s just very peculiar. In our hyper-regulated retail world, it’s unusual for a previously unannounced product to just show up. It’s weirder still for coming the day after HasbroPulse Fan Fest, which teased a new Domino/Cannonball two-pack and set up the Iron Man/Ursa Major BAF wave for pre-order and didn’t release any information on this wave at all. Everything we’ve seen so far has been leaks to the likes of Rektangular and various Instagrams. Those figures showing up in a Target in the middle of Indiana is just . . . odd.

Fortunately, I have photos. This isn’t Bigfoot hunting, people. I’d also like to thank Jay at www.toynewsi.com who posted some of my photos as well. But here you can take a look at the figures, which include out-of-package shots. Each one comes with a Mr. Hyde BAF leg in addition to appropriate accessories.

Iron Man (A.I.): A comic-specific figure, the only real new part of this one is the holographic head. If you’ve followed the comics in the past few years, you know this iteration comes from a point where Tony spent some time dead, and an A.I. version of himself occupied an armor. The figure sculpt itself is a redecoed version of the 80th Anniversary figure; this one has a bright and shiny red-and-yellow scheme that kind of echoes that Secret Wars Iron Man figure from the ‘80s. It would almost be a perfect classic Iron Man as is were it not for the more modern blue on the chest. It’s a decent figure, and the A.I. is fun in you know the story.

Shang-Chi: Our first MCU Shang-Chi comes with a staff and four extra hands for various fighting stances. The overall poseability works out great for a figure like this, especially the double-elbows. I didn’t go super-deep into all of the possible fight poses, but you get a feel for the scenic versatility that the figure can carry. The Simu Liu likeness is pretty good, too. I feel like this is a good entry for the MCU section of the line, and I look forward to seeing the others.

Well, there you go, campers. If you’re interested in this line, happy hunting. I can’t guarantee their release pattern, as we just don’t know. I’ve reached out to my regular contact for comment, and we’ll pass it along if we have anything to share. Until then, if you have comments or questions, drop ‘em below.

Marvel Legends Shang-Chi Wave Spotted in Target

Our own Troy Brownfield scored two figures from Hasbro‘s upcoming Marvel Legends Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings Wave.

Pictured are Shang-Chi and Tony Stark (A.I.) neither of which are spoilery and might have been released early due to that, though Civil Warrior would have been part of that too since that’s comic not movie related.

The first wave contains:

  • Shang-Chi (Movie)
  • Death Dealer (Movie)
  • Wenwu (Movie)
  • Xialing (Movie)
  • Iron Man (Tony Stark AI) (Comic)
  • Civil Warrior (Comic)

The figures also have a Build-A-Figure Mr. Hyde from the comics.

The film picks up on “The Ten Rings”, a terrorist organization that has been mentioned throughout numerous Marvel properties. The Mandarin, who wears the mystical ten rings, is the assumed leader of the group. But, as we learned in Iron Man 3, the Mandarin we were introduced to was in fact not the real one. We later learn that the real organization is pissed at the individual who “played the role”.

The toys that have leaked have given hints as to the plot of the film which will now debut on September 3, 2021 after delays. The figures have dropped before even a trailer.

Check out the figures below and we’ll have more to come!

Those Two Geeks Episode 109: We (don’t) have a cunning Plan

Alex and Joe spend an entire episode with no plan. So that probably means toys, comics and movies of some variety.

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.

Unboxing: Marvel Legends: X-Men – Marvel Girl/Jean Grey

House of X/Powers of X come to Marvel Legends from Hasbro, a solid set that launches the core of the X-Men reboot.

How does Marvel Girl/Jean Grey look? Find out!

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Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Reveals New Marvel Legends Retro, Marvel Legends Iron Man, Bro Thor, and so Much More

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES RETRO 3.75 WAVE 3 Figure Assortment

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this assortment of classic MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES RETRO 3.75 WAVE 3 Figures, inspired by the character from the MARVEL comics. These quality 3.75-inch-scale figures feature premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Characters in this assortment include GREY HULK, INVISIBLE WOMAN, MARVEL’S CYCLOPS, BULLSEYE, ANT-MAN, and MARVEL’S VISION. Available at most major retailers like Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH IRON MAN Figure Assortment

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

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this assortment of MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH IRON MAN Figures, inspired by characters from the MARVEL comics. These quality 6-inch-scale figures feature premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Characters in this assortment include MODULAR IRON MAN, VAULT GUARDSMAN, STEALTH IRON MAN, HOLOGRAM IRON MAN, ULTRON, IORNHEART, and DARKSTAR. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Target, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH INFINITY SAGA THOR Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Fall 2021)

Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH INFINITY SAGA THOR Figure, inspired by the character from MARVEL entertainment. This quality 6-inch figure features premium design, detail, and multiple points of articulation for posing and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes figure and 5 accessories. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DOCTOR STRANGE EYE OF AGAMOTTO

(HASBRO/Age 14 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available: Fall 2021)

This illuminating MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DOCTOR STRANGE EYE OF AGAMOTTO premium talisman is inspired by the mystical object that appears with DOCTOR STRANGE in MARVEL comics and movies. Featuring the glowing green Time Stone at the center, this premium role- play electronic talisman is the ultimate combination of costume and collectible! Specifically modeled on the SORCEROR SUPREME’S powerful possession, the talisman is immediately recognizable, with exceptional detailing and aged-looking finish for play or display. Highly detailed, this item is designed to replicate the ancient, exotic look of the mystical token of power passed down from the first SORCEROR SUPREME. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES DOCTOR STRANGE EYE OF AGAMOTTO features a cord to wear around the neck like DOCTOR STRANGE does, and a quality stand finished with a patina of antiquity. Requires 2 AAA batteries, not included. Available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse, Amazon, Target, Big Bad Toy Store, and Entertainment Earth.

MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH QUASAR Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $22.99/Available: Summer 2021) Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH QUASAR Figure, inspired by the classic comic 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 4 accessories. Available exclusively at Walgreens in the US and at EB Games in Canada.

Deadpool Gets a Retro Marvel Legends Figure

It’s a blast from the past! Deadpool gets a new Marvel Legends figure from Hasbro that has a retro Toy Biz style. Deadpool includes 4 guns, 2 swords, and a whole bunch of detail.

It’s available from Entertainment Earth and more.


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Web-Man Comes to Marvel Legends

Direct from Hasbro on 1990s Toy Biz-inspired packaging, it’s Web-Man! Who could forget this blue and red web-slinger? A product of Dr. Doom’s Twin Machine, Web-Man is the opposite of Spider-Man in every way. This quality 6-inch Marvel Legends Series Web-Man figure features multiple points of articulation and is a great addition to any action figure collection – especially yours! Buy two so you can display him with his swappable hands, and keep a second around to hang on the wall in his gorgeous packaging. Includes Web-Man figure with 4 handy accessories.

You can pre-order the Marvel Legends Web-Man figure now from Entertainment Earth and more!

Marvel Legends Web-Man

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Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends House of X

Greetings, mutants! This much is true: Jonathan Hickman and an army of collaborators totally reinvigorated the X-books with the twin House of X/Powers of X minis and the subsequent wave of related X-titles. The overall storyline gave the subline a much-needed shot in the arm and propelled the X-Men back to the forefront of comics conversation. Anyone that even vaguely pays attention knew that the story would get represented in figure form sooner rather than later. The (first?) House of X Marvel Legends is in stores now. Let’s take a look.

Overview: The initial figure selections are totally sensible. Charles Xavier, Magneto, and Moira McTaggert are crucial to this particular story. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and Wolverine are likewise pivotal and among the most important X-characters (in fact, those three, Xavier, and Magneto appear on the House of X #1 cover). The Omega Sentinel appears as an antagonist early on, and the Tri-Sentinel looks cool as hell. So, onward.

Moira McTaggert: It’s about time. Moira McTaggert is about as important as a supporting character in the history of X-Men that I can think of. She should have been made years ago in her classic yellow and purple costume. I thought it was excellent that Hickman’s story elevated her profile and gave her an amazing and surprising backstory. Hasbro cleverly expounded on Moira’s multi-faceted role by making the figure in such a way that in can have two distinct looks. One is jaunty, mod-ish look with the cap and scarf, and the other, which I prefer, is the scientist look with the lab coat. This is another good example of Hasbro creating maximum value with extra parts and accessories that can completely change a figure. Here you have an extra head, two extra arms, extra hands, the removable lab coat piece, and the scarf, as well as a science book. The design team obviously put a lot of thought and care into the look. Amid iconic mutants, they made Moira stand out.

Professor Charles Xavier: The helmeted Xavier was an instantly iconic look. Nevertheless, the figure also comes equipped with an extra regular head and an attachable psionic power effect. The figure’s slim build is evocative of the fact that Hasbro really has developed a broader array of body types to more accurately capture a character. Maybe I like it more because I like the story, but I appreciate that it’s sometimes more difficult to nail the simpler design. This is a solid piece.

Magneto: I’ve been waiting for a white-costumed Magneto for some time, and I was not disappointed. This is a figure with presence. Great head/helmet and cape sculpts pull this together, and the extra grasping hands are perfect for poses to would illustrate Magneto using his powers. The stark white next to the primarily black costume of Xavier is a great contrast, and they look really good next to one another.

Marvel Girl: There were those that were unhappy with Jean taking back the Marvel Girl name and costume in the House storyline, but it’s hard to argue with an iconic name and look. In figure terms, this is an excellent representation of Jean from the storyline, and a solid take if you want to get a second one for your classic-era display.  The only negative for me is that the stiff vinyl of the skirt makes leg poseability a little bit difficult. Apart from that, it’s a good version.

Cyclops: As Cyclops is one of my all-time favorite characters, I’m always down for another version. I like the new blue-on-blue costume; it’s a deceptively simple, but cool, design. In terms of the sculpt, it’s a really good representation of Scott Summers. Like the previous Retro Cyclops in the X-Factor costume, this employs a second head and an attachable optic blast. This is another strong entry.

Wolverine: Let’s hear it for the fat claws! I vastly prefer the broader blades to the slimmer ones, and this figure gets that exactly right. And again, I’m happy that Hasbro makes a consistent effort to keep Wolverine shorter to be in proper scale with the other characters. While this costume is specific to the House/Powers story, this is actually a really strong Wolverine for those that collectors that just want a good version of each character.

Omega Sentinel: I’m always up for a previously unmade X-villain, so I was pleased to see this one added. The Omega Sentinel comes with two heads; the bald one reflects the House/Powers appearance, and the head with hair is an earlier look. Yes, the hair is a different color than the comics appearance, but the volume and detail of the hair sculpt is impressive. The interchangeable weaponized arms are great; they really make the figure pop and stand out from the other figures on the shelf.  This is a dark horse favorite for me in this wave.

Tri-Sentinel: I’m going to be completely honest: getting the three heads into the body was a MASSIVE pain in the ass. I can’t recall the last time I had this much trouble fitting a BAF piece in, let alone three. I had to go the hot water route on the neck joints in order to finally get them to fit. By contrast, the arms and legs fit extremely easily. Difficulty aside, I think it’s a great-looking BAF. As a big Neon Genesis Evangelion fan, I like the subtle referencing here. I also like BAFs that are big, and this fits the bill. It’s also surprisingly poseable. This and the Omega Sentinel look great next to each other; when I get a chance to do some shelf adjusting, I’ll be putting them next to Nimrod, too.

This is another strong showing from the Marvel Legends team. I do hope that we get some more House/Powers figures; I’d like to see a Marauders Kate Pryde, more New Mutants, and some undone characters, like Quentin Quire, in particular. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next. What about you, readers? What’s your take?

Those Two Geeks Episode 107: WandaVision

Alex and Joe finally talk about Wandavision’s finale. Expect spoilers for the first half hour before moving on to speculation about the recently released Snyder Cut Justice League and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Plus toys.

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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