Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Group Shots

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Group Shots

Colossus | Cyclops | Dazzler | Polaris | Shatterstar Sunfire Wolverine | Warlock | Group Shots

When I think about the X-Men and my current relationship with them, being honest, it’s been kinda “meh”.  Much of that I think is because of a lack-luster run of movies (that is finally turning around mind you, I enjoyed Apocalypse, Deadpool was amazing and Logan did some great things).  The highlight in my relationship with X-Men though has been the Marvel Legends X-Men figure waves.  Hasbro has done an outstanding job with character selection and design.  What that has done is, it’s put me back into contact and context with the characters that were once some of my favorites of all time. 

This wave in particular hit on a lot of high notes, and while you’ve (hopefully) read the review of each figure to this point, it’s worth it to say again, my favorites here are Cyclops, Shatterstar and Colossus for sure.  However, every figure will find a permanent place on my crowded shelves, they all have something great to offer, they look great together, and they look great among their mutant brethren.  

Now…lookatthefreakinprettypictures! 

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: BAF Warlock

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: BAF Warlock

Colossus | Cyclops | Dazzler | Polaris | Shatterstar Sunfire Wolverine | Warlock | Group Shots

Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: BAF Warlock
Warlock is the BAF of X-Men Wave 1 2017.  He’s really very tall, he compliments the wave perfectly, and you only need to buy 6 figures to get him.  But is he worth it? (yeah, duh).

The Good

  • He’s just so freaking tall!
  • The paint wash head to toe on Warlock is really beautiful, conveys metal perfectly.
  • This gets a second bullet, the paint here, the color is so dead on for the character, it really is a sight to behold.  Hasbro nailed this!
  • For as tall and lanky as he is, he feels like a sturdy figure when assembled.
  • Warlock gets a hand swap with a hand blade.  It looks really cool.
  • The level of detail that went into Warlock’s “hair” might be the most I’ve ever seen on a figure.  The sculpt here is really just outstanding.  

The Bad

  • The hand blade doesn’t spin.  That would have been fantastic.
  • It’s tricky keeping the arm-to-back hoses in.  

The rest

Warlock is a well placed Build a Figure.  It almost doesn’t need to be stated, but Hasbro has traditionally done a great job of relating the figure to the wave theme.  Here it’s great.  A lineup of classic X-Men with really just a great, outside the box, giant figure that has never been done in this scale before.  He’s a solid value too. You only need 6 of the 7 figure wave, and he comes with an extra hand.  If you like Warlock even a little, you are going to want this figure.  Happy Hunting!

Availability

For Warlock to be in your house, you have to buy 6 our of the 7 figures in this wave (all but Old Man Logan / Wolverine).  He’s worth the price of admission for sure, but tracking down all of these figures could prove to be tricky.  Your best bet at this point is to hook up with Big Bad Toy Store and grab the wave!

 

The Pictures

 
Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Wolverine Old Man Logan

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Wolverine Old Man Logan

Colossus | Cyclops | Dazzler | Polaris | Shatterstar Sunfire Wolverine | Warlock | Group Shots

Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Wolverine Old Man Logan
Legends of the Spring hits it’s last single carded figure today with the legendary and wildly popular Old Man Logan.  No coincidence 2017’s Logan was a runaway success.  Old Man Logan is an interesting and compelling character, featuring the Wolverine at the end of his very long life span and putting him in some overwhelming predicaments.  It’s interesting that Hasbro has chosen to name the figure on the package, Wolverine rather than Old Man Logan, as was done with the not so released Marvel Universe figure depicting the same character.   This figure captures the grey beard perfectly, let’s have a look, shall we?

The Good

  • The grey hair nails it.
  • Wolverine’s outfit is fantastic and crazy accurate for the Old Man Logan comic series.
  • The shoes, my goodness, the details on the shoes, they look beautiful, like real leather boots!
  • Logan’s leather jacket looks gritty and real life leathery, but does not have the same texture as Shatterstar’s shoulder pads…which would have been even cooler.  
  • The claws are well executed here, they feel sturdy enough for display and light play.  
  • Detail is great on the belt buckle and on his button down shirt.

The Bad

  • Just once, I’d like to get a Wolverine figure with actual metal claws that I could use to stab so….no one….

The rest

If you like Wolverine, you have no shortage of figure options. However, this particular iteration of the character is highly unique and if you enjoyed the movie, just that much more compelling.  Do you have to buy Old Man Logan?  Yes.  Why?  I said so.  Side note, Wolverine is the only figure in the wave without a BAF piece included.

Availability

Just like the rest in this wave, hard to find now, but be patient, keep your eyes out.  If you can’t be patient, Amazon has him for a markup, and there is always eBay.  There is good news!  Walmart has sightings, AND! our friends at Big Bad Toy Store have listed the whole wave, case, and individual figures for pre-order!

The Pictures

 

 
Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Sunfire

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Sunfire

Colossus | Cyclops | Dazzler | Polaris | Shatterstar Sunfire Wolverine | Warlock | Group Shots

Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Sunfire
Sunfire blasts into the Legends of Spring fun in a big way.  In a fishy way?  In a big, fishy way?  He’s a person with a fish mask…so I’ll leave that there.  This awesome figure is number 6 in this 7-figure X-Men 2017 Legends wave and he’s really just stunning.  Sunfire is another character that has a solid landscape of potential costumes and iterations, but I will admit glowingly that I am thrilled that Hasbro decided to go with his red and white iconic costume.  Shiro Yoshida has been a part of the X-Men universe since before Giant Size X-Men #1, getting him with this classic look is …about time!  Let’s check him out.

The Good

  • The mask is captured perfectly.  This complex shape looks fantastic.
  • The flame details that adorn Sunfire’s wrist and ankles are just stunningly well executed.
  • Sunfire comes with the same (but differently colored) flame fists that 2016 Iron Fist came with and it’s a perfect fit here.
  • Articulation here has every trick in Hasbro’s book.  Ab-Crunch, chest / arm joints, ankle pivot.  It’s all here!
  • The paint here is top notch, highly detailed, clean and sharp.
  • Sunfire has a belt that is not molded on, always appreciate the non molded extras!

The Bad

  • There is literally only one knock on this figure, a knick in the chest paint.  Not a design flaw, just a QC issue.  Otherwise, this is an absolutely fantastic figure!

The rest

Sunfire is a character that sits below the bar of broad appeal, but fans of this character should be absolutely thrilled to have this fine piece of plastic.  He’s only been made available once before in 6 inch scale, and that was in his Age of Apocalypse costume.  This is the Sunfire we should all think of when the name comes up, and you should go buy him…but can you?

Availability

Hard to find now, but be patient, keep your eyes out.  If you can’t be patient, Amazon has him for a markup, and there is always eBay.  There is good news too though!  Walmart has sightings, AND! our friends at Big Bad Toy Store have listed the whole wave, case, and individual figures for pre-order!

The Pictures

 

 
Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Polaris

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Polaris

Colossus | Cyclops | Dazzler | Polaris | Shatterstar Sunfire Wolverine | Warlock | Group Shots

Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Polaris
And on the fifth day of Legends of the Spring we get back to X-Factor with Polaris!  The daughter of Magneto comes to us in her recognizable green look.  Polaris, like Dazzler and Shatterstar is a first to the Marvel Legends line in this 2017 X-Men wave and fans of Polaris should be thrilled to have her.  

The Good

  • I read back through my reviews a lot, and I’m frequently impressed by the same things.  Here is no different.  Polaris’s hair is perfect.  Wavy where it should be, green all over, shape is fantastic.  
  • More great use of the “magic” effect accessory here, this time in green to match Polaris.  
  • Her outfit is an uncanny match (hehehe) for her Uncanny X-Men (and more) comic run featuring the cut out ab section to show some skin.  
  • Very nice sculpting on the wrist guards.
  • Her green circlet is well executed.
  • Hasbro does a great job with shades of green to pull off a solid looking costume.
  • Really cool hand poses going on here.
  • Cape sits snuggly in her back thanks to hair that covers it to keep it in place.

The Bad

  • The same hair that covers her cape keeping it in reliably causes a little trouble getting it in in the first place.  You will have to position her head / hair out of the way to get the cape in.

 

The rest

When Polaris was announced she made a lot of hearts skip a beat.  She has a solid following and it’s been largely untreated in the toy market.  That following should thank Hasbro today for doing the character justice and getting her out to retail in the first place.  Excellent character, excellent treatment of the source material, good luck finding her.  Casual collectors probably won’t have a shot at her because the Polaris die hards are going to scoop these up before you can blink.  

Availability

Hard to find now, but be patient, keep your eyes out.  If you can’t be patient, Amazon has him for a markup, and there is always eBay.  There is good news too though!  Walmart has sightings, AND! our friends at Big Bad Toy Store have listed the whole wave, case, and individual figures for pre-order!

The Pictures

 

 
Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Dazzler

Legends of the Spring – Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Dazzler

Colossus | Cyclops | Dazzler | Polaris | Shatterstar Sunfire Wolverine | Warlock | Group Shots

Marvel Legends 2017 X-Men Wave 1: Dazzler
Day four of Legends of the Spring is for anyone who said, I’d like a perm, some bell bottoms, and to boogie oogie oogie till they can’t boogie oogie no more.  Ok…I feel better.  Dazzler makes her first appearance in the Marvel Legends line decked out as her most bad mama jamma self, disco style with roller skates.  She’s been long asked for as a 6 inch Legends action figure.  We finally get her, but I know that when I think of Dazzler, I think of the blue jump suit with star burst on chest and a bandanna with a short hair cut.  So does this first appearance look scratch the itch?  Let’s find out.

The Good

  • The costume is perfect.  Google Dazzler first appearance, it’s tough to spot any discrepancies with this one.  Open back, low cut front, Hasbro even somehow nailed the “70’s bottom” look.  They cracked the bell bottom code too!
  • Dazzler’s hair is flowing with wavy curls, so much so that I can picture her done up with curlers and a mud mask getting ready for her appearance.   
  • The disco ball necklace is truly something to behold.  Excellent texture, perfect paint.
  • Dazzlers shoes, the texture and detail here is amazing.  That that much attention was given to something mostly covered in a bell bottom is really cool.
  • Dazzlers face paint is spot on.
  • Articulation is good overall for Dazzler, she’s highly pose-able.  
  • Included microphone is an excellent touch.

The Bad

  • My chief complaint with Dazzler is that we didn’t get my favorite costume, but that’s just me being whiny.  The sting is exacerbated a little when I think about the fact that Dazzler is probably not likely to get another 6-inch figure release probably forever, or at the very least a long time.  Prove me wrong folks, sell her out and get us a running change!
  • Roller skated feet can make standing / balancing Dazzler tricky at times.  

 

The rest

Alison Blaire, from Gardendale Long Island, NY, super close to my home town…in spirit anyway, dazzles in her first appearance in 6-inch plastic.  The only thing I want out of this figure that I didn’t get is a totally different costume.  That doesn’t diminish what’s going on here though and she’s a worthwhile edition to any collection.

Availability

Hard to find now, but be patient, keep your eyes out.  If you can’t be patient, Amazon has him for a markup, and there is always eBay.  There is good news too though!  Walmart has sightings, AND! our friends at Big Bad Toy Store have listed the whole wave, case, and individual figures for pre-order!

 

The Pictures