The return of Marvel Legends in 2012 brings an interesting twist for Wave Two. We already knew that we were getting a New Captain America (Bucky), and we still are, he’s just been moved to Wave Two. We will also be getting a Daken (Wolverines son in the Dark Avengers look.) with a removable mask, Drax, “Big-Time” Spider-Man in the black and green costume, Thunderball from the Wrecking Crew, and Madame Masque. The Build-a-Figure for this wave will be… Arnim Zola! So, here’s the twist… Thunderball and Madame Masque will both have running changes to Piledriver and Madame Hydra respectfully. They will also come with different BaF parts. A Red Skull head and a different chest piece. Although this still won’t be comic-accurate, because of the orange colors in the lower torso, you will still be able to build the Red Skull version of Zola as well. Pretty cool, I guess. I mean, you will still have to buy seconds of the other characters, if you want to build a separate Red Skull/Arnim Zola. I still haven’t heard if this running change is going to be a common practice going forward or, if it’s only going to be for Wave Two.
I like that they are doing a classic fan-requested villain figure for the BaF with Arnim Zola. We just don’t have enough villains in Marvel Legends yet, in my opinion. He’s been featured in Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes too, so the younger generation will be familiar with him as well. I also don’t mind another Spider-Man, as long as it’s a costume we don’t already have. I don’t mind the Bucky Cap either. Drax is also going to be awesome in his Annihilation look, although, I would have preferred a classic version first. I also think the running change for Thunderball/Piledriver and Masque/Hydra are cool in that we get a second character out of each. I was planning on going the order mine on-line route though, so that still makes me have to get out and hunt for the running changes, which I was hoping to avoid. The MSRP is going to be $14.99 each. I suppose that’s the new trend. No more $10.00 6-inch figures in our futures. So what do you think? Are these first two waves enough to spark the Marvel Legends fever again for you?