Posted on August 23rd, 2016
For #TacoTuesday, here's a #MarvelLegends #Deadpool trio, including the newest one from the latest #XMen Legends wave.
Both the original Deadpool (from the #ToyBiz wave 6 back in 2004) and the more recent one (from the #Hasbro Face-Off 2-packs in 2010) have needed some minor modifications. For the original, I removed the shoulder hinges and sunk the ball-joints deeper into the torso (AKA the GrownNerd mod). Over the years, the shoulder straps deteriorated and needed some repair - the length of strap in the back was produced a bit too short and weakened due to excess stretching.
When the Face-Off Deadpool was released, I was not happy with his belt. It looked like it was made for a much wider figure. Oddly enough, this was only a problem with the red and black version - the X-Men and #XForce variants had belts that fit. For my original fix, I removed the excess plastic between pouches and glued the pouches to a "belt" made out of a twist tie. The twist tie eventually disintegrated, so I recently replaced it with a ribbon cut to length and colored with a brown Sharpie.
I'm very partial to the Cable & Deadpool costume, but the latest figure is quite solid with the latest articulation. I love that he comes fully-loaded with accessories, including an unmasked head that's extremely faithful to his current comic run, an arsenal that would make the #Punisher jealous, and a freaking taco. And check out that pinky...
He'll be very hard to find individually, so I recommend picking up a case of the latest X-Men Legends wave. Because there's eight figures in the wave, with each arguably the best representation for the character, you'll get the #Juggernaut BAF, with no dupe figures.
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Patrick DavisI agree with buying a case, but I have been incredibly lucky seeing him out in the wild. Picked one up for myself, and then I have seen at least three since then. Hopefully Hasbro learned their lesson with the last round of D-Pooly and produced a lot more of these.12 hours ago
Posted on August 22nd, 2016
#CaptainBritain sticks his super-hero landing! #MarvelLegends
The new Captain Britain from #Hasbro is a big upgrade from the pint-sized version we got from #ToyBiz in the Giant-Man wave 10 years ago - that one was made on the textured Black Panther body, which got reused a few times for characters for which that body didn't make much sense.
If you want to pick up #BrianBraddock but aren't a fan of the entirety of the latest #CaptainAmerica wave, you're in luck - cases are shipping with doubles, so you'll be able to find him easily. Pre-orders are available at Entertainment Earth - afpics.link/2bzkpd5
I was really happy he arrived at the same time as my first #Bandai #TamashiiNations Impact Effect set. I've wanted this for a long time, and they're finally available on Amazon for non-import prices - afpics.link/2bviBAN ... See MoreSee Less
Posted on August 20th, 2016
The new #Hasbro #MarvelLegends 12-inch #IronMan is a worthy successor to the #ToyBiz Icons. afpics.link/2b6QoC6
Sculpt, articulation, and deco are top notch. Interchangeable heads and hands, and blast effects that work with the hands and feet complete the package. A removable face plate on the helmeted head, like we got with the original 12-inch Icons Iron Man, would have put this figure way over the top.
The Toy Biz 12-inch figure was produced 10 years ago, in 2006. The 6-inch classic Iron Man was produced by Hasbro as part of the Face-Off 2-packs in 2009 - it's acknowledged as one of the figures that started Hasbro's turnaround, after their slow start taking over the Marvel Legends line. ... See MoreSee Less
Posted on August 19th, 2016
How do you think the new #MarvelLegends 12-inch #SpiderMan measures up to his predecessors? #Hasbro #ToyBiz
Past 12-inch Spideys include the red and blue Spidey from the Marvel Legends Icons line and the black symbiote version from the Amazing Spider-Man line. Both were produced 10 years ago, in 2006. Icons is the spiritual predecessor to the current 12-inch line, with figures that closely followed the aesthetics and articulation of 6-inch Legends, while the Amazing Spidey line took advantage of rotocast to produce figures a bit more inexpensively.
While Icons technically has more POA than the current 12-incher (each finger on Icons is articulated separately), the newer figure's setup is much more functional. Icons has sculpted web lines, but I suspect the new Spidey is going to see some re-use if the line is successful. And overall, the symbiote Spidey fares the worst - it suffers in the articulation department, and the proportions seem off.
For me, the scales are further tipped to the newest Spidey for the inclusion of unmasked Peter Parker and half-masked heads. If you wanted an unmasked Spidey with Icons, you had to find and buy a variant figure separately.
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Posted on August 18th, 2016
What's an Invisible Girl to do? Which #MarvelLegends #Namor is the best? #ThrowbackThursday #TT #Hasbro #ToyBiz
The latest #Submariner (exclusive to Walgreens - afpics.link/2apGudA) is pictured here with the original, from the second series of Legends by Toy Biz, way back in 2002. Of course, the articulation on the new figure is vastly superior, but even after nearly a decade and a half, the arrogant head sculpt on the original still holds up.
The shortcoming of both figures is that neither is in the classic green speedo - Hasbro did attempt that costume back in 2007, but the resulting figure was disappointing (and not worth digging out for this pic).
In case you're wondering, the #InvisibleWoman figure is from the variant version of the #FantasticFour box set from Toy Biz, circa 2004. ... See MoreSee Less
Michael BrumageThe new figure is better overall, but I like that the previous one had a removable vest.5 days ago
Jonathan HarrahI'm waiting for the classic undies. They'll make him. Until then all money spent on other versions is wasted.5 days ago
Ant ShepardMaybe in the future we'll get 2 invisible woman one as Sue Richards and the invisible one as a variants i do wish Hasbro gives us variants figures again or some other time in the future5 days ago
Zach WolinerI like how the first Hasbro one is not even included. When will we get a good interpretation of the classic look? I always hoped for even a first appearance one, with a more Bill Everett-styled headsculpt.5 days ago
Posted on August 18th, 2016
The new #MarvelLegends #Wolverine is the best at what he does. #ThrowbackThursday #TT #Hasbro #ToyBiz
Before I got my hands on the latest Wolvie, I assumed he would be reusing an existing body, so I never really looked that closely. But the new body is shorter and thicker, really evoking the heyday of the character as drawn in the comics of Claremont / Byrne.
My nitpicks? The new shoulder hinges allow some really expressive poses but leave big gaps in the chest. He could also really use some paint apps to give him some hair on his arms.
This shot has him teamed up with some of the best Wolvie figures from the line - Astonishing X-Men (from the Apocalypse wave, Toy Biz 2005) and Uncanny X-Force (from the #SDCC #SDCC2012 exclusive set). ... See MoreSee Less
Posted on August 17th, 2016
#Hasbro has given us a lot of #XForce in #MarvelLegends - I'd love them to redo #X23 in her black and silver X-Force costume.
#Archangel, #Psylocke, and #Wolverine were included in the Uncanny X-Force box set for #SDCC #SDCC2012. #Fantomex was in the #ArnimZola wave in 2012. #Deadpool was in the Epic Heroes wave in 2013. And #Warpath was from way back in 2010, in the Toys R Us exclusive 2-packs (with a classic red and black Deadpool).
X-23 had a pair of poorly received figures in the #ToyBiz #Apocalypse wave in 2005. She really deserves an update. ... See MoreSee Less
Zach WolinerI'd just even like to get a chance to get the SDCC people, or at least that updated Psylocke, maybe in her more traditionally colored outfit. Of course, the classic Archangel from the Hit Monkey series would be nice, too.6 days ago
Posted on August 17th, 2016
Heads Up: #MarvelLegends Guardians of the Galaxy exclusive set at Entertainment Earth's Summer Sale for $75 - afpics.link/1JkBi0O
This is the lowest price yet for this excellent 6-inch Marvel Legends 5-pack that includes Groot, Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Star-Lord, and Rocket Raccoon, with a bonus Baby Groot in pot. EE's summer clearance sale was just extended for a couple more days, so this deal will be gone soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Zach WolinerDamn! I still have mine from when it first came out, in the box. I wonder if I could get an exchange, or something like that. I thought it was best to act fast, when there was a sale and free shipping, then, where the team was so popular from the movie, but I guess this turned out to be a "good things come to those who wait" situation.6 days ago
Brian WatryI highly doubt you're getting an exchange for something you bought about a year ago. lol6 days ago
Posted on August 16th, 2016
Meet the winner of the #Hasbro #MarvelLegends 2016 fan vote - #Songbird! She beat out Solo, Lasher, Scream, Terror Inc., and finalists Typhoid Mary, White Rabbit, and fellow Thunderbolt, Citizen V.
Hasbro first teased a Songbird painted prototype back in 2013 (shown here). But after Hasbro switched up their Marvel Legends marketing strategy to align more closely with the MCU movie releases, Songbird became one of the characters that got lost in the mix. By winning the fan vote, she'll finally get released in 2018, most likely using one of the newer base bodies, according to the Hasbro design team.
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Posted on August 16th, 2016
The new #Hasbro #MarvelLegends 12-inch #SpiderMan has some great articulation - it's a worthy successor to the #ToyBiz Marvel Legends Icons Spidey from so long ago.
This classic Spider-Man pose, and I suspect some of the traditional web-swinging poses, are hampered only by the hip articulation - they'd benefit from being able to spread a bit wider. That, plus web lines, would make this figure perfect. ... See MoreSee Less