Way back in 2009, Hasbro started a 3.75″ action figure line featuring everyone’s favorite Marvel heroes. I took notice immediately, and it didn’t take me long to develop my love of Marvel Universe figures into a place called MUReview.net. In case you wondered what the upper case M and U stood for, there it is. Maybe a little silly on my part, I couldn’t have imagined how many people would just call it MOOO Review. Fast forward to 2017, and who would have thought, our little corner of the Internet has outlasted at least the name of the toy line that launched it. We’ve even gone on to expand what our name means, covering far more than just 3.75″ Marvel figures over the years, covering far more than even just Marvel over the years. We’ve talked movies, video games, DC, Star Wars, Transformers. But it all ties back to Marvel Universe and the 3 and 3/4 inch figures of that line. 3 and 3/4 inch figures Hasbro managed to pump out quite a few of in 2017, quite a few really nice ones at that!
In 2017, we had the honor, and the privilege to review almost every single Marvel Legends figure released. There were, a lot of Marvel Legends 6″ figures released in 2017. Choosing just a few to showcase as our favorites for the year was a daunting task, honestly. At one point, I had a top 10 with numbers, but I can’t do it. I really love each of these figures. The design team at Hasbro is doing a hilariously good job at creating figures that look great, move great, and they are packing a ton of value in every box they put on shelves. The only thing I can really complain about is the figures I haven’t gotten out of the line that I want, or remakes of those figures. There is so much to love in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line, so I’ll just get right to it. If you click the figure title, it’ll take you to our full review of that figure. Again, this is just a randomly ordered list of my favorite Marvel Legends 6″ figures of 2017…OK, the figure all the way at the bottom is definitely my favorite….
Let’s start this year’s best ofs off with a line that really blew up in 2017. Mezco One:12. In 2016, the line built up some great momentum, released some fantastic figures, and we here at MUReview took a crack at two of them, the NYCC exclusives of Captain America and Shadowland Daredevil. We were immediately smitten with this burgeoning toy line. In 2017, Mezco took this line and crushed it with their comic licenses. While we took a look back at some previously released figures in 2017, overall, we published 13 reviews of Mezco One:12 Marvel and DC Action figures, we even reviewed a cool set piece! All that said, Mezco continues to put out amazing figure after amazing figure, and now it’s time to recognize our favorites of 2017. In the below, the figure name links will take you to our full reviews! In no particular order, away we go.
Shooting action figures is always fun. But sometimes, I get to have fun above and beyond the norm, and really put some humor into things. This is one of those times. I hope you all enjoy, Mezco One:12 A Holiday Musical Featuring Wolverine and The Deadpools.
Mezco One:12 Mezco Fall Exclusive Wolverine
Vicious mammal – The blood is my call – Pound for pound – I am the most vicious of all
The One:12 Mezco Tiger Stripe Wolverine came out at NYCC 2017, October. Online pre-sales were taken in advance of the show. Day one of the show, within a few hours of opening, the show floor stock of Wolverine was sold out entirely, after a massive line formed first thing in the morning. Thursday, of NYCC 2017, the first day, within hours. Since then, online orderers have been waiting to get hands on. It’s been two very long months since the promise of the savage one, but today, finally that wait has been rewarded in spades. This week at MUReview was a red letter Mezco week. We got our Deadpool, which we ordered in February I think, and we got this bad boy, Logan himself, Wolverine. I ordered this figure because I thought I’d like it. If I’m being completely honest, I’m not a big Wolverine fan. I was dead on right about this figure though. It’s fantastic.
Mezco One:12 Mezco Exclusive Deadpool
Mezco is on a hit after hit after hit cadence at this point, and they are showing no signs of slowing down, let alone stopping. The latest in the One:12 series to hit, Deadpool. Now, this Deadpool comes after the X-Men suit variant released at SDCC 2017, and before the X-Force PX Previews variant to be released “shortly”. It releases in the middle, but where does it fit in the pecking order of Deadpool? With only one (sorta kinda two) to compare it to so far, let’s dive in!