Ever year at San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro unveils new figures for its Marvel Legends toyline, and 2017 was no different. This year’s preview consisted mostly of Spider-Man and Deadpool characters, but also gave fans a look at several other figures as well, including retro-inspired figures and exclusives.
Next year, Spider-Man fans will be able to get their hands on yet another alternate-reality version of the wall-crawler, Spider-Punk. Also featured in Spider-Man’s latest line of figures is Gwenpool (the character’s first figure), Lasher (another symbiote-themed villain), Mysterio. The build-a-figure for this series is the classic comic book version of the Lizard.
For the first time, Deadpool will be getting his own Marvel Legends line. Featured alongside the Merc with a Mouth are Cable, Domino, X-23 in her X-Force costume, and Deathlok in his classic appearance. Hasbro also revealed a “Back in Black” Deadpool, which was a version of the character that was infected by the Venom symbiote.
Fans who keep up with Marvel Legends may be aware that this year Marvel launched a new wave of Defenders figures based off the characters appearing in the Netflix series. At SDCC, Hasbro announced a comic book-inspired box set of Luke Cage, Iron First, Daredevil, and Jessica Jones.
Additionally, Hasbro previewed some upcoming toylines for Black Panther and the Avengers. The Black Panther line will include classic Namor the Sub-Mariner (with an alternate bearded head) and Black Bolt, the king of the Inhumans. The only figure that was shown for the Avengers line was Songbird, a member of the Thunderbolts.
What some fans seemed most excited about this year was the reveal of six figures based off a vintage line of Marvel action figures. These figures were given retro-packaging and brighter colors to make them look more like the classic Marvel toys of the 1990s. The figures include Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man, Punisher, and Black Widow. Other reveals included a Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Hydra two-pack, Ghost Rider and Black Widow on motorcycles, Walgreens exclusive figures of Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, and Medusa, and 12-inch figures of Wolverine and Deadpool.
Despite everything that Hasbro showed to fans, this was actually less than what is traditionally revealed at SDCC. It’s expected that Hasbro still has plenty more Marvel Legends toys to show off at upcoming conventions such as HasCon 2017, which will be held in September in Rhode Island.
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