Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hasbro Brings Back Marvel Legends in a Big Way

When Toy Biz was removed as the primary source of Marvel Universe toys and creators of the uber-popular Marvel Legends series, fans the world over groaned. At first is was with good reason as the new license holder, Hasbro, didn't seem to have any idea on how to properly continue the line.

But now, after a few years worth of pretty nice 3.75" toys, Legends is set to make it's return. With two series announced so far, ML is looking pretty sharp for it's grand re-introduction.

Wave 1 is looking pretty good!
Click through for the complete/incomplete list of what next year will bring for Marvel fans.

Wave 1 2012
  • Steve Rodgers
  • Hope Summers
  • Extremis Armor Iron Man
  • Klaw
  • Constrictor
  • Ghost Rider (Blue Flames- very cool look)
  • Thor (modern look- re-deco of SDCC exclusive)
Build A Figure
  • Terrax
Wave 2 2012 (announced so far)
  • Bucky Cap (Bucky Barnes Captain America)
  • Thunderball
  • Madame Masque
  • Arnim Zola
The sculpts are very nice and the designs are -for the most part- terrific. The inclusion of C and D listers like Klaw and Constrictor are very good signs that this line might have the legs and wherewithal of, dare we say it, DC Universe Classics?!?  Although something like that might be hoping for too much, and we all know that a lot can change (sometimes significantly) when you see the final 'shelf ready' product, we're seriously looking forward to these bad boys!

Here's to hopin'-