Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Lines Up Some Cinematic Two-Packs For Spring
You can tell it's just about Toy Fair season because nearly every day this February has been filled with toy news of some kind. Hasbro might be leading the pack on that front, with a number of sneak peeks and previews of the upcoming Marvel Legends and Star Wars Black Series line-ups. Not that we're complaining at all, mind you. Getting an early look at the toys that will be stretching our wallets this year is always a nice treat. Especially when we're getting even more figures in the 3.75" arena.
Announced this week, Hasbro will be releasing a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe two-packs, featuring some of our favorite characters from Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
This isn't the first time Hasbro's done some of the cinematic interpretations of the Marvel characters in 3.75" scale, but it is the first time we're seeing them under the unified Marvel Legends brand. Previously, the figures were strewn about in the various 3.75" lines Hasbro released, but bringing everything under one roof makes a lot of sense for the highly articulated collector figures.
The Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 pack includes Star-Lord and Yondu, both in Ravager gear. Star-Lord comes with his signature blasters, but it doesn't look like Yondu comes with his arrow despite clearly having a slot in his belt for it. Perhaps the packaging is misleading, but you can clearly see the figures and the planned accessories below, and the arrow is MIA.
The Doctor Strange pack comes with a double dose of the master of the mystic arts. You'll get the standard Doctor Strange in his Sorcerer Supreme garb, as well as a version of Strange in astral projection form. There were definitely enough characters in that movie to earn at least Mordo a spot in the line-up, but Hasbro has been keen on including astral forms of Strange in the past.
Finally, the Spider-Man: Homecoming set will come with Spider-Man and Vulture. Both choices aren't surprising, but both are welcome. Given that so many of the Spider-Man figures coming soon have been masked, it would have been nice to get an unmasked one in this set, but there's sure to be no shortage of ways to get Spider-Man toys in 2017. The Vulture design is a bit more simplistic in this scale, but Hasbro still manages to get those wings included in a $20 price point, which is fairly impressive.
The first wave of these two-packs will be out in the spring, and each set will retail for $19.99.