Our case of Marvel Legends Captain America: Civil War figures came with an extra pair of Cap and Iron Man figures. So in honor of the latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’re giving you a chance to add these two action figures to your own collection.
Hasbro released a press pic of the Build-a-Figure from the second Captain America wave of Marvel Legends – Giant Man from the Captain America: Civil War movie due out May 6 this year. The assortment should hit shelves this summer and will include Captain America, Iron Man in the Mark 46 armor, and Black Panther figures from the upcoming film, as well as Nuke, Nick Fury, and Red Guardian figures from the comics.
In addition to the pic of Giant Man, I was lucky enough to find fresh cases of the Cap wave at a local toy store during a recent trip to Asia. Apologies in advance for any blurry shots – I was hastily snapping shots and putting the figures back into the cases, as they were exorbitantly expensive. But I was able to get some pics of each of the six figures, including some close-ups of the alternate heads that will come with a few of them.
Bill is back with his latest action figure comic, a Daredevil story featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (It’s the sequel to Daredevil Meet the TMNT!) With an assist from Iron Fist, these martial artists take on Silvermane, Hammerhead, and the Rhino. Also, don’t miss a cameo from a certain Dynamic Duo!
In the past, I’d separate the Hasbro Marvel reports into Marvel Legends and everything else. At this Toy Fair, Hasbro has completed the consolidation of all the collector-oriented Marvel lines into the Marvel Legends brand. And while this will certainly cause confusion for non-collectors who shop for their collector loved ones, it’s really a testament to the strength of Legends.
Think back to 2007, when Hasbro first started producing Legends. Back then, it was clear that the star of 6-inch Legends had faded; Hasbro was focusing on their bread and butter 3.75-inch scale. Today, however, it’s 6-inch that is propelling the brand forward. Over 8MM units have been shipped since Hasbro first took over the license. Over 200 figures (many more if you count variants) have been produced.
We’ll kick off our Toy Fair coverage with the Marvel press pics shared by our pals at Hasbro. I’ll forgo the broader write-up for when I process my own pics from the Hasbro showroom, but let me give you the broad strokes:
Marvel Legends is doing better than ever…
… so much so that not only the 3.75-inch line has been rebranded Legends, but Hasbro is adding a 12-inch Legends line too.
6-inch Legends will see more two more Cap waves, a Spider-Man wave, an X-Men (whodathunkit?) wave, and a Dr. Strange wave this year.