As has been their tradition the past several years, Hasbro held its ‘Twas the Night Before… Party on the eve of New York Comic Con. All of its collector-oriented brands were represented, including marketing and design members from their Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel brand teams.
We focused on the new Marvel Legends reveals. Those included the final reveals for the widely-rumored and now-confirmed Sandman Build-a-Figure Spider-Man wave, and four other Legends whose final homes have not yet been revealed, but may be slotted into upcoming X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy waves.
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Hasbro held its Marvel Legends panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday afternoon. In it, they covered the entirety of their Marvel Legends line, which now spans 12-inch, 6-inch, and 3.75-inch figures, as well as role playing items like the Captain America 75th Anniversary Shield. The “upgraded” Cap shield a special metal edition to commemorate the auspicious anniversary, while the less expensive version of the Cap shield has the same dimensions and leather straps, but is made of plastic.
After watching the panel, be sure to check out our SDCC 2016: Hasbro Marvel Legends Update for more details on the reveals and teases for the 6-inch and 12-inch lines.
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Hasbro may have jump-started SDCC 2016 by revealing the latest figures in the upcoming Marvel Legends Spider-Man and Dr. Strange waves, but they’ve continued to add goodness to their booth display each day. That’s culminated with the official reveals during their panel discussion earlier today.
We’ll have our video of the Hasbro Marvel panel, including the full Q&A, posted some time tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s the latest on what’s coming up for the Marvel Legends 6-inch line in 2017.
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Hasbro kicked off San Diego Comic-Con 2016 with their Brand Preview Breakfast. This included reveals for Star Wars, Transformers, My Little Ponies and more, but I focused primarily on the new reveals for Marvel Legends.
The reveals included a wave of Spider-Man Legends consisting of Green Goblin, Spider-Man U.K., Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), an updated black-suited Spidey, Spider-Man 2099, and Jackal. Hasbro also had two Dr. Strange movie figures – the Benedict Cumberbatch Dr. Strange and Chiwetel Ejiofor Baron Mordo.
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With San Diego Comic-Con just over a week away, Hasbro has released details for its Marvel exclusives. While the Collector’s Vault (in Marvel Universe 3.75-inch scale) and the Raft (in Marvel Legends 6-inch scale) have been steadily making the rounds on eBay, we’re glad to finally see the official pics and specifics.
In recent years, Hasbro has leveraged the upcoming year’s Marvel movie slate for its exclusives, like it did with last year’s Marvel Legends Book of the Vishanti set for this year’s Dr. Strange. Likewise, we’ve got the Marvel Universe Collector’s Vault aligned with next year’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy 2 and the Marvel Legends Raft set aligned with next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Since these exclusives are planned up to a year in advance (and therefore up to two years ahead of the movie release), they do not likely reveal characters or plot points for the movies themselves… but it’s still fun to speculate.
As with exclusives in previous years, both the Collector’s Vault and the Raft will be available in limited quantities following Comic-Con at HasbroToyShop.com. We’ll be picking ours up (hopefully) at SDCC next week!
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