Finally, here’s our Marvel Legends Report for SDCC 2017 – all the reveals, videos, booth pics, official PR pics, and teases – all in one spot. And while Hasbro showed off a massive amount of new figures and more for the remainder of this year and the start of next, there’s still a lot more to go. Of the new waves, they revealed only one completely.
The Hasbro Marvel Brand Team held a jam-packed panel covering their Marvel Legends 6-inch and 12-inch lines. After recapping what’s available to pick up here at San Diego Comic-Con, they shared what’s heading to shelves for the remainder of the year, and teased what will be coming in 2018. For the new reveals:
- Coming soon: Marvel Vintage Legends, Amazon-exclusive Defenders 4-pack, and a Game Stop exclusive Back in Black Deadpool
- In 2018: Spider-Man Legends, Deadpool Legends, Black Panther Legends, Ultimate Riders, more 12-inch Legends, and more Walgreens exclusives.
And that’s really just the tip of the iceberg for next year. Hasbro is promising more reveals at Hascon, NYCC, and more!
Hasbro and Marvel product experts will discuss some exciting news around Hasbro’s ever-popular Marvel Legends product line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at upcoming, never-before-seen Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A.
I caught up with Ryan Ting, Global Brand Manager, and Dwight Stall, Senior Design Manager, from the Hasbro Marvel Brand Team at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday afternoon. We chatted about the Marvel Legends exclusives available at SDCC 2017 (and following the show at HasbroToyShop.com), as well as the incoming Legends waves due this fall and early 2018 (including the Netflix / Man-Thing wave, Thor: Ragnarok, the vintage Marvel Superheroes throwback wave, a whole new Deadpool wave, and the “Riders” assortment).
I also pitched my idea for a Bob, Agent of Hydra, figure with MODOK’s Doomsday chair for the Riders wave. Tell me that’s not a winner!
Playmates has revealed San Diego Comic-Con exclusives for two of its fan-favorite franchises. First, a diecast set of lions that form an 8-inch Voltron from Dreamworks’ acclaimed Voltron: Legendary Defender. You can get the lions individually, but we all know you will get all five. No word on price yet, but to give you an idea, ToysRUs has a 16-inch Voltron set available now for $99.99 – but in this set the lions are plastic, not diecast.
They will also have an exclusive version of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, perhaps best known for his cross-over with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and animated series. For $30 and limited to only 350 to be sold at SDCC, the rabbit ronin will come with 3 interchangeable heads, 2 comics, and even his pet lizard, Spot. As Spot would say, EEP!
On the heels of their Marvel Legends 12-inch Daredevil, Hasbro has revealed a comics-based Thor box set as its 6-inch Marvel Legends exclusive for San Diego Comic-Con. The Mighty Thor: Battle for Asgard box set, unveiled at Nerdist, will include the Odinson (Unworthy Thor), his grandfather Bor, Malekith the Accursed, and Ulik the Rock Troll. But make no mistake -the headliner is the current wielder of Mjolnir in the comics – Jane Foster, aka Thor.