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Unboxing: Marvel Legends Spider-Man and Kraven Two Pack

Spider-Man and Kraven face off in this Marvel Legends two pack that allows you to recreate the iconic battles between the two.

Spider-Man is wearing his black symbiote suit while the Kraven the Hunter figure is an updated version from the Marvel Legends Infinite series.

How do these figures face off as toys and each other? Find out!

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Marvel Legends Gear Classic Comic Captain America Shield Prop Replica is Up for Pre-Order

Do battle with your own Marvel Legends Gear Captain America shield prop replica. It’s available for pre-order now exclusively through Entertainment Earth.

The supersoldier’s first line of defense is made of the finest Vibranium substitute known to modern man (plastic) and comes to you with a gorgeous comic book-inspired paint job. You don’t want to miss this terrific 24-inch diameter shield, as it’s the perfect addition to display.

Out in October, the shield retails for $99.99.

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Marvel Legends Ultimate Action Figures with Vehicles Wave 2 is Available for Pre-Order

If you missed Professor X when he was released in the first wave of Marvel Legends, you can get him now in the second wave of figures. Professor X and Captain America with Motorcycle make up the release.

With Marvel Legends Series 6-inch-scale figures and vehicles, kids and collectors alike can start a legendary collection of comic- and movie-based Marvel characters. With these 6-inch-scale figures and vehicles, featuring classic design and premium articulation, Marvel fans can imagine recreating the arcs from some of their favorite Marvel comics. 

Marvel Legends Ultimate Action Figures with Vehicles Wave 2 case includes 3 individually packaged action figures with vehicles:

  • 2x Professor X
  • 1x MVL Legends Vehicles Vintage Captain America

The wave of three figures retails for $119.99.

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Avengers Endgame Assortment 2

We’ve been in the Endgame now since late April, and Marvel Legends is keeping us there with a pretty dynamic new assortment. Hasbro provided us this assortment free and for the purposes of our review, so we’d like to thank them. It’s a good group, kids. Let’s get into it.

This assortment is divided between some film-specific versions of characters and characters/versions drawn from the comics. It’s a good balance and the overall assortment is of very high quality. We’ll go comics first, and we’ve got to start with one of the most obscure figures ever produced for the line.

Rock Python: I can’t even begin to describe how delighted I am that this guy even exists. If you didn’t know, Rock Python is a villain, a member of the Serpent Society. The Society has been a running undercurrent in assortments for a few years now; in addition to the hard-to-find Viper/Madame Hydra from the 2012 Arnim Zola wave, we’ve had Constrictor (Terrax, 2012), Cottonmouth (Red Onslaught, 2016), Eel (Abomination, 2016), and King Kobra (Thanos, 2018). That’s a pretty good stealth build-up of a team that’s had a long history and a large roster. Rock Python is just a great addition because he’s got colors that you don’t necessarily see in a lot of costumes and that funky head. The sculpting is solid, especially on that unique head. I’ve always loved seeing lower-level villains, and I’m partially just in love with this one because it’s a crazy selection. It gives me hope that we’ll see more Society members like Sidewinder or Anaconda, because I love the low-key commitment to this team. Great choice.

Union Jack: While the last Union Jack was a decent figure, it was made as part of the hard-to-find Target Exclusive Red Hulk wave of 2008; I’d venture to say that a lot of people missed it (by the way, Hasbro, can we get a new Spiral next? Thanks). THIS Union Jack is very well-done. The body type is good, and the accessories are on-model for the character (Revolver? Check. Knife? Check.) The belt holds the accessories, and the paint job is great. I’m choosing to display the original with my “Invaders” group, while I’m putting this one with his fellow Knight of Pendragon, Captain Britain, and the other members to date (modern Blade, Black Knight) of MI:13.

Loki: This is the Loki that I’ve wanted for years. A comic-accurate first appearance-ish Loki. THIS is how I first encountered the character in comics and in animation. And they NAILED IT. I love this figure. The face, the attitude, the horns, the hair. This is exactly that Loki. Great sword, too. I also like that the collar is an independent piece; the scale-paint is well-handled as well. For longtime fans, this is a must-get. He’s got a home on my shelf with the “first appearance” Avengers. It’s so good, gang.

Beta Ray Bill: Beta Ray Bill has been rendered in a couple of worthy versions before. The Toy Biz figure from way back was really good for the time. The Simonson-esque take from the MODOK BAF wave from 2006 (also Toy Biz) is pretty good, too. The new figure is a modern take along the lines of the character’s representation from Annihilators, and it’s damn good. Let’s start with Stormbreaker; it’s a pretty perfect take on the comic version. For BRB himself, he’s appropriately tall and powerful-looking. The face sculpt, which is crucial for a character like this, is dead-on. The cape and shoulder elements are strong, which also serve as a reminder of Hasbro is doing consistently, and that’s paying attention to the details. They could have painted on Loki’s collar or ignored the straps on Bill that you only see at the torso joint on closer examination. But they didn’t; Hasbro is doing as much as they can in each figure, and it shows. It’s good work from top to bottom. For those that slavishly follow my shelf placement, this one replaces the old one with the Annihilators, while that one moves to the shelf with my Asgardians (Odin, Lady Sif, etc.).

The remaining four figures have their looks drawn either more or directly from Endgame.

War Machine: Guys. GUYS. When this was announced, I thought, “I don’t think I need another War Machine.” So, um, wrong. This is excellent. First off, it’s big. Secondly, the accessories are nicely sculpted and just look cool. The figure body itself boasts some intricate design work, and yes, it’s different than other recent armored bodies. I have not yet tried to hang a Rocket Raccoon figure on the right arm, but that day is coming. Other bits of note: the insignia on the left arm (nice work), the red in the shoulder cannon, the distinctive lines in the faceplate, and the eye details. Beyond my expectations.

Rescue: I’ll start with my one gripe. This should have had an extra head with the flipped-up faceplate like they did for the Iron Man and War Machine Age of Ultron figures. That seemed like a must, given the hero shot we get of Pepper’s landing and faceplate-raise in the final battle in Endgame. Alas, it is not here; I hope it shows up with a future figure. Other than that, I like it. Great color, for one thing. The swappable backpack unit (one closed, one open for blasting) makes great sense as an accessory. The figure manages to be thinner than Tony or Rhodey figures without being slight. Nice details abound, particularly on the head. The figure is also a smart choice, given the action of the film. Hasbro really went out of the way to get as many characters and looks as possible from Infinity War and Endgame represented, include clever measures (like the Target quantum suit two-pack with extra heads), BAFs, and the simple inclusion of figures like this. Nice.

Shuri: Can we just say perfect and move on? This is great. Incredible detail with the face-paint and the Panther gauntlets. Love the skirt and the fact someone sculpted fringe/stitching; that’s crazy. This is quite obviously a figure that was made with some love behind it. It’s great that Shuri has been a breakout character, and I’m happy that Hasbro made the effort to represent her in both comic form (in that two-pack with Klaw) and this film look. If you loved Black Panther, the last two Avengers films, or Shuri in general, this is a must-get for you.

Professor Hulk BAF: This is a perfectly fine Hulk figure with a pair of good head likenesses of Mark Ruffalo-as-The-Hulk. For me, though, it’s not an exciting Hulk. In part, that’s because we’re abundantly blessed with Hulkiness this year. From the Retro SDCC exclusive to the Hulk in the Wolverine two-pack, we’re getting a lot of distinct Hulks. This one, however well-made, doesn’t quite get over the top. If it had glasses and a labcoat or a quantum suit or a swappable “post-snap” mangled arm or an Iron Man Infinity Gauntlet hand, then yeah . . . I’d be more enthusiastic. As it is, it’s a fine figure but suffers a bit in comparison to the abundance of gamma-ray-riches we get this year. Nice heads, though.

There we go, readers! What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite? And what are you looking forward to at SDCC?

Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine Helmet Gets a Prop Replica

You can get your Punisher War Machine on with a helmet prop replica. The collectible is an exclusive at Entertainment Earth and available for pre-order now.

Inspired by the Marvel Future Fight video game, the Marvel Legends Series 1:1 full-scale premium roleplay item is detailed featuring:

  • Electronic lights and sounds
  • 2 glowing LED eyes
  • A magnetized faceplate that can be detached and then connected to the top
  • Attaching and detaching the faceplate triggers the light-up eyes and sound FX.
  • The detailed interior mimics serious circuitry.
  • The finish creates an illusion of advanced alloy construction.
Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine Helmet Prop Replica
Marvel Legends Gamerverse Punisher War Machine Helmet Prop Replica

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Spider-Man: Far From Home/Molten Man assortment

Greetings, kids, and happy Marvel Movie Day! Yes, we’re moving the column up a couple of days this week because of a) Fourth of July, and b) it’s extremely appropriate to run this on the day that Spider-Man: Far From Home opens wide. Once again, we thank the fine people at Hasbro for providing this set of figures free to us for the purposes of review. Let’s dig in; I think you’re going to like it.

Assortment Overview: Upon the initial reveals, the figure that I was most excited for was the Doppelganger. I’d been waiting for this one for quite some time, as I’ve always liked the look of the character and thought it would be another fine addition to the line. Seeing this line in person, though . . . wow. They nailed this. On with it.

Spider-Man: The basic Far From Home Spidey in the red and black suit is simply another stellar entry in Hasbro’s long history of crushing it with Spidey. I love the fact that the company created the distinct teen bucks several years ago, and they continue to deploy them in excellent fashion. As the line goes on, things like scale get more important, not less, and the smaller teen body for the movie Spider-Man just makes perfect sense. It’s got a great paint job overall, and it’s imminently poseable (it makes for an excellent Spidey crouch). This figure comes with an extra set of hands (one set of fists, one set of Thwips). This is also the one in the assortment that DOES NOT include a BAF figure, so it’s a great stand-alone buy for casual fans or young fans just getting into Legends. It would be a great desk-shelf-rider at work, too. Very nice.

Spider-Man (black/stealth suit): Possibly the least essential entry in the assortment, but it still looks great. The best part for me is the extra head with the flipped-up goggles. Again, the body type is a crucial element in what makes it good. There’s also really nice texturing and detail on the figure. Like the regular Spidey, it also comes with two sets one hands (fists and Thwips).

Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter): Julia first appeared in the original Secret Wars comic from 1984. She later became a member of the West Coast Avengers, Force Works, and Omega Flight. These days, she’s the new Madame Web. There’s been one prior ML Carpenter in her classic look (a variant in the 2006 Toy Biz MODOK wave), and it was decent. This one, however, is a huge leap forward. The hair alone is tremendous; I included a close-up shot that puts a fine point on how good Hasbro has gotten with the hair on the female figures in the past couple of years. This is a strong figure. It also comes with a “psychic web” accessory that’s attached to a swappable right hand; it looks pretty good. This is a well-done figure and a good inclusion for people that didn’t get the other one from (wow) 13 years ago.

Doppelganger Spider-Man: We knew when we saw the Six-Armed Spidey from the Kingpin assortment that this one would be on the way. That torso type obviously paved the road for it. Doppelganger is much better than that (nevertheless enjoyable) figure, as it adds a level of articulation to the extra arms that pairs well with the other details, like a solid head sculpt, and comic-accurate monstrous feet. As I said, this is the first one that I was here for in this wave, and it doesn’t disappoint me. I also like that the packaging mentions the infusion of demon-power from the Demogoblin; frankly, I think it would be cool to see a couple of other (comics) Infinity War Doppelgangers, but I know that the Spider-version is the one that’s actually hung around in continuity. I would ALSO like to see this new body type applied for an Outrider, which I think would be a great army-builder figure.

Scorpion: Holy crap, kids. This is a GREAT figure out of the package. The tail is ENORMOUS. I love that this is also a classic look that reminds me of when I first encountered the character as a kid. The articulation on the figure and the bendable nature of the tail combine to make this a figure with a lot of posing options. Great, solid color overall, and the defined lines created the ribbed look of the costume are great. This is one of my favorites in the group, which I didn’t expect at all. The second I had it out of the box, it won me over. If you don’t have a prior version of Mac Gargan, you’re doing to want this; if you DO have a prior version, you probably want this.

Hydro-Man: Now this . . . THIS is Hydro-Man. There was a Hydro-Man in the 17th wave of the Legends-adjacent Spider-Man Classics in 2006, but he’s got absolutely nothing on this. This is a classic, comic-accurate, HUGE Hydro-Man with a pair of absolutely amazing “water arms”. The size and weight of the arms make it a little more difficult to stand on its own; HOWEVER, the clever addition of the watery foot covers provides a sturdier base. You can actually see the problem-solving that went into the question of how to provide a figure that is both dynamic and impressive while being engineered to, you know, stand up. Kudos to Hasbro for demonstrating the time and care to address that while simultaneously making a great-looking figure. Also, that face! What a great, smarmy villain expression. Hydro-Man is a big win.

Movie Mysterio: I’ll register one small complaint: it would have been nice to have a Gyllenhead. Regardless, this is a terrific interpretation of both the movie version and one of the greatest crazy-looking characters in comics. The fishbowl head is just right, and the costume detail is positively ornate. It’s a really beautiful sculpt. I expect this to be a very popular figure in its own right. Solid, solid work.

Molten Man BAF: My 14 and 12-year-old sons get to weigh in for a moment. They LOVE this Build-A-Figure. Based on the movie form rather than the frequently shiny-gold, frequently burning Mark Raxton of the comics, this melted monstrosity is one of the reasons that we have the BAF format in the first place. This figure feels like the sculpting team just went crazy, and that’s a good thing. There are literally girders sticking out of it. And it’s HUGE. I’ve always embraced the BAF concept, but I really like when it’s used to give us unusual or oversized figures; this checks both boxes and does it well. Sure, I’d like to see classic Raxton at some point, but this thing is great. I’m happy that it exists, and I know a lot of people will dig it.

There you go. Thanks again to Hasbro for another win; next time, we’ll be looking at the next Marvel Legends Avengers: Endgame assortment. Tell us your thoughts, campers.

Super-Articulate: Making the Majestrix (and Infamous Iron Man!)

A while back, I wrote about the Walgreens Exclusive Mystique. If you recall, that figure came with a couple of alternate heads, including one of Empress Lilandra Neramani, Majestrix of the Sh’iar Empire. This was part of the recent Hasbro/Marvel Legends trend to include accessories that enables the assemblage of new characters that aren’t otherwise available. Another example is the extra Reaver head included with Skullbuster, or the Shadow King head packed with Professor X that fits the Kingpin BAF. It was pointed out pretty quickly, both by observant writers and Hasbro staff, that the Silver Sable figure from the Kingpin wave would make a great body for a custom Lilandra (particularly given the resemblance to her costume and looks we’ve seen for Lilandra, such as the cover to New X-Men #122. I decided to take a crack at that myself.

I picked up an extra Silver Sable on eBay. My first step was remove the head (it just pulls off, of course) and the various holsters, straps, and belts. The thigh holsters and harness are easily removed; I decide to clip the belt because I had another use for the parts later, but you can remove it by other means. With the basic headless figure in place, I added the Lilandra head. I decided to keep the small blaster, but I filled the “new” figure’s other hand with a trident that came with the Namor from the ML Ronan wave from 2007. I felt like that trident was appropriate as it has a decorative look that I would associate with other staffs that Lilandra’s held in the comics. Also, I have that Namor with my Invaders team display, and he never really used the trident in those comics from my youth. For the cape, I took a remnant from some craft fabric that my wife had; it’s got bit of a shiny, satiny look and feel, so it was that sort of sci-fi weight to it. I eyeballed the cut-size based on the Black Knight cape, and then I wrapped the top a bit before clipping it in the back. And THAT became my Lilandra figure. As Bob Ross says, you can do yours any way you want it, but I was pretty happy with how mine turned out. Good on Hasbro for coming up with clever ways to expand the universe of characters.

Speaking of expanding the universe, I finally got ahold of the Walgreens Exclusive Infamous Iron Man. Infamous Iron Man was a 12-issue series that ran in the wake of Civil War II from the team of Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev. In the book, Doom takes over for then-dead-A.I.-Tony Stark to try to help the world. As such, Doom combines his traditional look with one of the modern Iron Man looks. The result is a pretty cool figure. The extra head is Vic’s unscarred face (a result of Secret Wars, etc.); the figure also comes with extra hands and four power effects. This is definitely a figure that’s cooler in person. I like the cape sculpting, and the standard head is great. You can vary the power effects with the multiple attachments (as you can see in the photo of one “smoldering” hand and one “shooting” hand). It’s typically solid Marvel Legends work, and I dig it. If you haven’t found one yet, keep an eye out; incidentally, I’m hearing that the Walgreens Exclusive Emma Frost (in black, new sculpt) hits soon, so be prepared.

SDCC is right around the corner. What do you hope to see?

Agent Anti-Venom Comes to Marvel Legends this November

This Marvel hero changed his costume in a flash! The Marvel Legends Agent Anti-Venom 6-Inch Action Figure gives this agent of the cosmos a new white armored look, allowing Flash Thompson to do something out-of-this world. Armed with hulking armor, this figure is ready to face down intergalactic threats – or perhaps create a few new ones!

Exclusive to Entertainment Earth, the figure is out November 2019 and retails for $22.99. You can pre-order it now.

Marvel Legends Agent Anti-Venom 6-Inch Action Figure

Super-Articulate: MVMP (Most Valuable Missing Person)

Today I’m digging back into my ongoing theme of team completion, but with a bit of a twist. We’re going to try to narrow it down to the ONE most valuable missing component from pre-existing Marvel Legends teams. Granted, it’s going to be a little tougher with X-Force, but play along.

Annihilators: Sure, they may be a bit more obscure than other Marvel teams, but the Annihilators had two big mini-series after Annihilation: Conquest. Additionally, team member Beta Ray Bill gets a new figure in the forthcoming second Avengers: Endgame wave, and both he and Quasar are rumored to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The core line-up consists of Quasar, Beta Ray Bill, Ronan, Silver Surfer, Gladiator, Cosmo, and Ikon the Spaceknight. As you can tell from the photo, most of that group is represented. And while I’d love to get Cosmo in ML scale, we’re going to vote that Quasar is our MVMP. He also checks a box for a MVMP candidate in terms of ‘80s Avengers, but I’d actually give that award to Monica Rambeau Captain Marvel in her original outfit.

Guardians of the Galaxy: On a related note, if you consider the comic GOTG, we’re actually missing A LOT of characters. There’s most of the original team. There’s the aforementioned Cosmo. But there’s also Bug, a comic-accurate Mantis, Phyla-Vell, Moondragon, and Jack Flag from the DnA (and current) era. If we split it between classic and current, I’d say that a classic Yondu is the obvious choice (and easy, you’d think, considering they did a 3.75” version). For the current, I’m going with Phyla-Vell, despite the fact that I do indeed want the rest. (Frankly, I’d like a classic Mantis and Moondragon as well for the Avengers shelves).

Avengers: I’m only going with one here, and it’s a familiar one. Swordsman remains the only Avenger that joined in the ‘60s that hasn’t gotten a figure. He needs to happen.

For ‘70s members, there’s the aforementioned Mantis and Moondragon, but I’m going to go ahead and shout out Two-Gun Kid because a) it’s weird, and b) there aren’t any Marvel Legends cowboys.

I already mentioned my ‘80s pick, but there’s still a lack of Doctor Druid and Starfox to contend with. I feel like Starfox will get some love when The Eternals film hits, as will Sersi.

X-Force: X-Force has gotten its roster bolstered with some seriousness in the last year or two, and we still have Boom-Boom this summer. The first big absence I’d note is Feral, as she’s the last member of the original seven to not have a figure. Of course, that team will never be finished without Siryn, Rictor, and Sunspot, but Feral rounds out the originals.

X-Men: Fine. I’m breaking my own rule. Thunderbird and Mimic. Mimic and Thunderbird. Let’s see ‘em.

Masters of Evil: Look at that empty space longing for Melter. He was on the original team and Ultron’s “Crimson Cowl” line-up. He’s a classic Marvel villain, and he should get some Legends love.

What have you got, kids? Who are your missing MVMPs?

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