Tuesday, February 2, 2016
TOY NEWS FOR 2/2/2016 - HASBRO - MARVEL LEGENDS - UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL LOOK AT CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR WAVE 1 AND 2 FIGURES
The Marvel Legends Community on FB has posted this pic of the back of the packaging for the first wave of Marvel Legends figures from Captain America: Civil War.
We had previously seen the official pictures of Captain America, Iron Man and Black Panther from this wave, but now we're getting a look at the rest of the figures in this wave.
The other three figures will be Nuke, [the original] Nick Fury and Red Guardian with the Build-A-Figure from the wave being "Giant-Man", a Pym Particle powered Ant-Man grown to Giant-Man size.
This is a bit of a spoiler from the film, but it's not really that surprising that Ant-Man uses the particles to grow as well as shrink in CW.
Nuke was shown at SDCC many years ago, so it looks like Hasbro finally found a way to release him. I'm not a huge fan of the character, but with most of Cap's other main antagonists covered, I guess they need to dip a little further into the well.
The Nick Fury is a fantastic addition as we've desperately needed a new Fury for quite some time now. The first one (Toy Biz) was cool and very "Steranko", the second one was a nice update, but not that great. Hopefully this Fury will hit the mark and be the new definitive Nick Fury for our Marvel Legends displays.
Red Guardian...? So, he's essentially the Soviet version of Cap, but he's a D list character. I think Hasbro is reaching a bit with this choice. I'm predicting him as the year long peg warmer of the line.
Other than him, this wave is pretty great.
Oh, but wait... What about Wave 2?
Well, there's been some info on that, too, thanks to some images of some figure SKU's and descriptions.
Confirmed via this image are-- King Cobra, Iron Skull, Age of X Captain America, Captain Britain, Crossbones and Scarlet Witch. I think I'm pretty safe in assuming that the Crossbones and Scarlet Witch will be the movie versions. The Build-A-Figure has yet to be confirmed.
Personally, I'll be picking up Black Panther--who I think will fit in with the comic styled figures as a "All-New All-Different" version of the character--, Nick Fury and possibly Iron Skull. I'm not a fan of any of the previous versions of his figure(s). I especially despise any ML figure with that damned trench coat that renders the figure impossible to pose, so if this one hits the mark, I'll use him as my default RS.