Here's a group shot of Wave 3, due in September. BTW, yesterday I purchased She-Hulk and Lord Thor. Both figures are excellent-looking!! BTW #2 -- I read this week that retailers have been requested to return all Hasbro Series 1 figures; the reason was poor sales. So, if you never finished Annihilus (as I didn't ), you'd better run out and try to get it done!!
I am going to look for the green Quicksilver at the Chicago Comicon in August -- hopefully I don't have to pay an arm and a leg! I'd love to pick up the Destroyer variant from a few series ago, as well as the red Wasp variant.
I understand for this series pictured that there is a Marvel Girl variant. I am hoping it is the Jean Grey from the Neal Adams era (also the costume she wore in the Death of Phoenix saga).
I am not a buyer of statues or busts, but I just had to show everyone these upcoming releases. The link is to Action Figure Times; if you're not interested in the toys, scroll about halfway down and there are several statues and busts that I think are just beautiful! I have always liked the Gladiator from the pages of Daredevil. There's a really cool Iron Man 3-pack that looks great as well.
The following are links to some Marvel Legends pix. The first set is allegedly prototypes to some upcoming Hulk Legends waves, including the same Doc Samson and Valkyrie shots from above. The second link is to carded and loose shots of the FF Marvel Legends, which were on display at San Diego earlier this summer. Enjoy!
Post by Bored Yesterday on Sept 5, 2007 8:17:35 GMT -5
Valkyrie's face is too narrow.
But you know, sometimes I'm blown away with the same feeling I had when they made the first series of Secret Wars action figures. Basically -- I am so ecstatic that our civilization has finally advanced to the point that these things exist. Back then, I was thrilled there was finally a Wolverine action figure. I am just blown away that we've come so far now, that you can get these guys. Heck, I don't even know who 3 or 4 of the characters in the June 26 post are.
I feel like stock piling these things for my unborn son -- to carefully ration them out throughout his childhood -- because I don't dare to hope these types of things will be in continuous production forever.
Back in our day, Megos were the coolest thing ever. Now this line has allowed Marvel (and DC does some nice things with their properties as well) to start to make available even obscure or minor characters. What's not to like?
And, I, too, don't know all of these folks, and after seeing "Son of Hulk" I'm kind of glad!
Apparently Diamond has dropped ML Series 3 (the Black Knight, Cap & Bucky, et al. series) from their solicitations. I saw this from a reader on action-figure.com:
I just wanted to let everyone know that I spoke with my Local Comic Shop today and I was informed that Diamond Direct (the comic distributer) has canceled all orders of Marvel Legends Series 3. No reason was given, however speculation included: The numerous delays on getting the wave launched, Sales being low because fans are unhappy with the recent product, and even a possible tie to the recent Mattel problems. Again No reason was given and this was merely speculation, but it does seem odd that such a major series would be removed from distribution without any reason. If anyone else has any info I'd sure like to hear it.
Of course, it's not uncommon for Diamond to change orders due to delayed product, etc. We'll see. I know many consumers have been unhappy with the paint apps., decline in articulation, etc. since Hasbro took over from Toy Biz.
Post by Black Knight on Nov 30, 2007 16:33:07 GMT -5
Got them at walmart in my town, I guess I got lucky, because I havn't seen them there since, but I have seen both waves 1 and 2. Although, they did end up having the FF Marvel Legends, Got Namor and Thing.
Below is a link to some shots of the DCU Classics Wave 3, coming in the spring. Mattel is blowing some serious smoke towards Hasbro -- I really like the look of these figures as compared with just about any Marvel figure Hasbro has done. These figures seem to maintain the high quality of DC Direct, but with a little more articulation (although both companies severely pale in comparison to what ToyBiz was doing with the Legends line). I've seen the DC Classics Wave 1, and while I didn't make a purchase, they were very nice-looking. The retro. Batman had an Adam West charm about him...
Below is an alleged shot of the Hulk Legends wave. A poster on the boards where I found this said the Fin Fang Foom was someone's custom. Don't know why Hasbro would use something like that for their own publicity, so take this for what it's worth.
As I proofed this after posting, I had completely forgotten the shots of Valkyrie and Doc Samson I'd posted much earlier. While I've heard no mention of Valkyrie, it seems to me that I have recently read that Doc Samson might be in this wave. There have to be more figures; I understand Fin Fang Foom will be at least 12" tall -- it would take more than four figures to supply those BAF pieces, don't you think (although let's hope Hasbro cuts back on the 8-figure BAF waves -- I'd have loved to have built Annihilus and the Blob, but I wasn't going to buy the X-Men movie figures)?
I'd love to get my hands on that She-Hulk. I was really disappointed by the Marvel legends Shulkie. I need an Absorbing Man too. I just wish they would make a less stylized figure, more like the comic book version. Titania would be cool, too.