Marvel Legends 2016 Wave 1 Review

Marvel Legends 2016 Wave 1 Review

Marvel Legends 2016 Wave 1
2016, a new frontier in toys.  …Well, it’s kind of the same frontier, with different packaging and a different name for the line, still though.  In 2016 Marvel Legends (3.75) wave 1, Marvel fans are showered in the glory of some very long awaited characters arriving to the plastic medium.  Featuring long held fan favorites that help to start and fill out teams, as well as never before seen outfits for some previously released characters.  There is so much to want here!  Wave 1 includes Captain Marvel (Danvers), Ulik, Triton, Yondu, Spider-Man Noir and Iron Man Mk I.  Completists should also note that the case assortment includes a Black Panther figure clad in solid black  (re-issue / re-paint) and a House of M Spider-Man (re-issue, paint looks a little brighter than the original).  For financial reasons, I have stopped trying to keep up with re-issued figures, and I do not collect on card, so the packaging doesn’t do much for me beyond getting to open it…but again, if you have to have everything, you have to grab Black Panther and House of M Spider-Man (again).  It should be noted for clarity, the price point for Marvel Legends 3.75 is $12.99 per figure, NOT $19.99.  There were rumors spinning out of control last week due to a typo on the Hasbro site, and I hope that if it’s not already put to bed, this serves to do so. read more

Marvel Infinite 2015 A Year In Review

Marvel Infinite 2015 A Year In Review

When it was 2015, It was a very good year.
It was a very good year for plastic
and the Hasbro Marvel Infinite Team
We got some amazing new figs
From the Hasbro Team
When it was 2015

Marvel Infinite 2015 Year In Review
Marvel Infinite closes 2015 with it’s second full year in production, continuing to carry the torch that the Marvel Universe toy line passed off to close out 2013.  2015 Marks the release of 3 amazing waves of figures, as well as the end of the Marvel Infinite toy line (in name only).  2016 will see the launch of the Marvel 3.75 inch toy line re-branded as Marvel Legends, this, to match up with the 6 inch figure line in name, packaging and branding.  Enough about the future, let’s talk about the Marvelous year that Marvel Infinite gave to us, 18 new figures, 3 re-issues for a total line up of 21 figures released on the Marvel Infinite card back.  We got 12 characters that have never been in the Hasbro main 3.75 inch Marvel line before, and gorgeous new outfits for everyone else.  Calling out the re-issues before we dive into the waves, we got a Miles Morales Spider-Man, a Daredevil from a prior 2-pack, which is an amazing figure mind you, but needs no further mention here, and a Hawkeye. read more

Marvel Infinite 2015 Wave 3 Review

Marvel Infinite 2015 Wave 3 Review

Marvel Infinite 2015 Wave 3
The final wave of Marvel Infinite 3.75 inch figures is upon us, and what a glorious wave it is.   The curator of the line at Hasbro has dug deep into the catalog of Marvel characters and come out with a handful of winners to send us into the holiday season.  Long line collectors will covet the ‘elusive for years’ Northstar, as well as the awaited entries of The Unstoppable Colossus and Emma Frost.  Fans and collectors of earlier waves will recognize Chameleon’s default head as the same under the helmet from Mysterio (we got what we thought we would!).  The line also features Korg, a character that, while beloved is also from the deeper annals of Hulk lore (Planet Hulk).  Rounding out the line is a beloved version of Deadpool in his ‘X-Men’ costume.  Let’s take a look at each figure in a little more detail.  There are a lot of wins and one terrible and unfortunate loss… read more

Marvel Infinite 2015 Wave 1 Review

Marvel Infinite 2015 Wave 1 Review

Marvel Infinite 2015 Wave 1
The first wave of Marvel Infinite for 2015 is nothing if not polarizing.  There has been so much talk, speculation, anticipation of this wave and for so many different reasons.  For some folks the wave, and the go forward of the line are doing just fine, delivering very nice character likeness, for others, articulation lost means the death of a toy line.  For me, well, I’m just really happy to be able to add more characters to my ever expanding Marvel Universe (see what I did there?).  Thankfully, MI 2015 wave 1 does not disappoint in what I’m looking for!  3 characters, brand spankin’ new to the line (Bishop, Black Cat, Sand,an), 2 characters delivered like never before (Big Time Spidey, Beast…and Classic Beast).  There is a lot of good on this plastic, a little bit bad, and some oddball design inconsistencies in the face of the lines new direction, so let’s take a look! But! Before we do I would like to extend a very special thank you to long time friend to MUReview, Nel! Without you, this review would have been impossible! read more