New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Marvel Legends Show Web-Wing Spidey, New Iron Man Armor
I don't know if it's just this year, but it certainly feels like Hasbro is showing off a lot of its planned Toy Fair secrets a little early this year. Not that I'm not glad to see what's in store before the annual convention takes place next weekend. That goes double for any early peeks we're getting regarding Spider-Man: Homecoming. Though much of what's to come is still a closely guarded secret, Hasbro has revealed today four new figures coming to the Marvel Legends line under the Spider-Man banner.
What's more, the figures aren't just all focused on the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.
There are going to be plenty of new Spider-Man figures if you want them, like the new web-wings Spider-Man and the "homemade" costume version. We already knew the homemade costume was getting a figure in the 3.75" line, so seeing it here in the 6" Legends format isn't all that surprising. That web-wing Spider-Man qualifies for his own figure is a curious move, though it's entirely possible this will be the default "basic" Spider-Man in the wave. Of course, it wouldn't be a Homecoming line without the Vulture making a showing as well.
Though the wave line-ups haven't been revealed, the first build-a-figure collectible will be Vulture's wings. That takes the burden out of making Vulture a separate, more expensive figure, while also offering a clear and connected BAF portion to the wave. Not that Hasbro hasn't delved outside a particular film when it comes to BAFs in the past, but with an elaborate and large accessory like the Vulture's wings, the connective tissue is a lot stronger than it would be if they included a random comic character instead.
The most interesting figure comes in the form of Iron Man from a special two-pack slated to arrive later in the year. A basic Spider-Man from Homecoming is included, which lends a bit more credence to the idea that the web-wing version will be the centerpiece of the standard Legends wave. The two-pack version will include an alternate Tom Holland portrait as well. The Iron Man is an interesting figure as we haven't seen this particular armor variation anywhere to this point. It looks like a modified MK XLVI that borrows a bit of its color scheme from the original Ultimate Iron Man comic version. The basic red and gold MK XLVI appears in the trailer for Homecoming, so I guess we'll have to wait until July to see if this set gets a different designation.
The Marvel Legends Vulture Wings Build-a-Figure wave will be out in the spring for $19.99 a figure, while the Marvel Legends Spider-Man/Iron Man two-pack is due in the fall for $39.99.