We’ll kick off this article about Hasbro’s latest Marvel Legends with what could possibly be the best figure the company has produced in years. This Iron Man figure references the Toy Biz line from the mid-1990s, and he also doubles as the Iron Avenger as he appeared in the Marvel Capcom fighting games!
Modeled after Tony’s Modular Armor from the same time period, this version of Iron Man looks amazing, capturing the bright colors and the somewhat divisive design. I remember that you either loved this new look or hated it. I’ll admit that the design looked better when it got a War Machine makeover.
Included in this $44.99 set is something anyone who’s played Marvel VS Capcom should be familiar with. Iron Man’s ultimate attack in the Capcom games is the Proton Cannon. This large shoulder-wielded weapon fills up half the screen with its blast and has been one of my favorite attacks to use when playing MVC2, along with Ryu’s hyper combo finish. Again, not a bad accessory to include, and the scale is impressive. Thankfully, Hasbro includes a translucent stand, so Tony doesn’t have to shoulder all that weight alone.
Expect Iron Man to ship out on December 1st!
Believe it or not, two Ann Nocenti and Art Adams creations are in this batch of Marvel Legends figures. Up first is Longshot! Fugitive turned revolutionary, turned X-MEN member. His mutant ability is similar to Domino’s. He can manipulate odds in his favor, but he doesn’t have Domino’s hot body. Longshot ships on a blister card reminiscent of the early 1990s Toy Biz X-MEN figures. He’s $24.99 and will arrive on April Fool’s day, 2023.
Spiral finally returns, and she’s packed on a classic Toy Biz-inspired card. The Mojoworld enforcer comes with all six fully articulated arms and sports her iconic ’90s outfit. The only thing I’m not liking is the artwork Hasbro used for her blister card. Rita Wayword looks so much better when drawn by Art Adams.
Wolverine returns! This time we’re getting the 3rd Edition version of Wolverine. Rather than decked out in his black and yellow gear, Logan has on a more basic uniform. It’s a cool throwback to the era when Toy Biz was still trying to perfect the savage mutant’s look. The artwork on the card is modified from the original that was found on the 3rd Edition Wolverine figure. The ’93 Logan featured artwork with him in his orange and brown outfit, which didn’t match the action figure. So, Hasbro has corrected this. Logan comes with an interchangeable pair of hands and two head portraits. He’s $24.99 and is due out on April 1st of next year.
While Cyclops isn’t the last mutant in this current lineup of Marvel Legends figures, he is the last one worth mentioning because he’s part of the VHS collection. Priced at $27.99, Scott Summers is wearing his iconic ’90s outfit, complete with the weird bandolier and free-flowing hair. He’ll come with the X-MEN: The Animated Series-inspired VHS box with five interchangeable hands. Unfortunately, no blast effects are included with this guy. He’ll arrive on February 1st, 2023.[Source: Hasbro Pulse]