I haven’t gotten a lot of them reviewed for the site (I haven’t gotten a lot of many things reviewed for the site), but I think the best toy line story come the end of the year will be the return of an old king, Marvel Legends. Hasbro has been on a steady incline since bringing back ML in 2012 and this year they’ve been killing my wallet with great figures!
I haven’t kept every single one (that’s how BAFs work…), but the Odin Wave, the Hobgoblin Wave, the Coulson 3pk, the Thanos Wave, the Ant-Man wave, the Hulkbuster Wave – I just keep buying these things! My ML shelf is pretty much Hasbro-dominant at this point thanks to their great Marvel Team. Hasbro hasn’t had their Marvel panel yet, but that didn’t stop them from debuting a new wave on the convention floor! With a new, and awesome, Absorbing Man as the build-a-figure, the next Spidey Wave is also scheduled to include:
Janice Lincoln Beetle… okay, well one character I had to look up isn’t bad, the scorching-hot-right-now Spider-Gwen, the best Jack O’Lantern figure there’s ever been, an update of the Ben Reilly Spider-Man on the current fantastic Spidey buck, a long overdue update to Morbius (does anyone have one without a melted face?), a classic Venom (with no blue overspray, thank you Dwight!), and frikkin’ Speed Demon! He’s been such a longshot all these years that I don’t even put him on my want list. My first thought was that I basically made up this line up myself. We’ve got five figures easily replacing their older counterparts and three great first appearances in the line. It’s awesome.
For more details, check out Pixel Dan’s Walkthrough!
Oh, and never mind the awesome Walgreen’s Exclusive First Appearance Daredevil (& Black Ant!).