Toy Biz’s Ghost Rider Returns In Marvel Legends!

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Not all Marvel Legends toys are bound to end up in windowless boxes. The retro-inspired Legends figures are still going to be on blister cards. That’s a good thing for us collectors who,  you know, actually want to display our unopened action figures. Oh, and it also means we can ensure that the figure isn’t broken before we lay down $30 or more.

We saw that the animated version of Ghost Rider has risen from his Fox Kids grave and is ready to punish the wicked. Superhero Hype had the details about this newest Toy Biz throwback. By “detail,” I mean only images. Ghost Rider’s release date and price are still up in the air. What we do know is that this guy looks badass.

The Marvel Legends version of the Toy Biz Ghost Rider is a mashup of the character from the first two waves of the ’95 toy line. Ghost Rider here is sporting his early motorcycle gear, but it’s in shades of black and gray rather than navy blue and sky blue. The Spirit of Vengence looks good, regardless. He comes with a flaming chain and a swappable head of Johnny Blaze.

In the mid-1990s, Toy Biz was on top of the Marvel Comics action figure game. Their figures had come a long way from the early days after transitioning away from DC Comics characters. The X-MEN line was massive, and the animated Spider-Man figures proved very popular. Fox continued to commission new shows based on characters like Hulk and the Fantastic Four. Still, the success of those was noticeably limited in comparison to Peter Parker and Xavier’s students. Ghost Rider did not get his own series for whatever reason, but he made several guest appearances across multiple shows. Even with a smaller on-screen presence, Toy Biz made a line of figures based on the Rider. The first wave consisted of Johnny Blaze as Ghost Rider, Vengence, Blaze, Blackout, Skinner, and a transformable Johnny Blaze. In addition, there were six vehicles.

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[Source: Superhero Hype]

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