That’s right, you read the title correctly. Marvel Legends returns in 2012! I know, I couldn’t believe it either. There will be some new six-inch offerings throughout 2011, starting with Iron Man Legends, which will likely be both re-used and new sculpts from the 6 inch Iron Man 2 figures. We will finally see the release of the Crimson Dynamo and Titanium Man sculpts that were “accidentally” shown last year. There was also a Hulkbuster Iron Man and War Machine shown during the panel. It’s still too early for Hasbro to begin releasing information about the direction they are going to take with the relaunch of Marvel Legends. I’m guessing we will still see some re-use of both the Toy Biz and Hasbro sculpts in the beginning with a few new sculpts mixed in as the line ages and grows, much like we do in Marvel Universe. One of the things that struck me as odd was that they used the Toy Biz Marvel Legends logo during the panel presentation. It’s nice to hear the forums a buzz again with talk and excitement for Marvel Legends, instead of the line is dead. We will be getting the new Two Packs in October, but now I’m saying, come on 2012!
Marvel Universe will continue strongly in 2011. Series Three will feature the artwork of Olivier Coipel and the first wave will be: Captain Marvel, Doc Samson, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Spider-Man 2099, World War Hulk, and Iron Man (Heroic Age Armor). Wave 2 will have: Apocalypse, Cyclops (Jim Lee costume), Gladiator and First Appearance Wolverine with the whiskers on the mask. Superhero Team Packs will be a new branch starting with The Original Avengers this set will contain Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp. The second pack will be the current X-Force with Warpath, Wolverine and Deadpool. Also in the Spring, Gigantic Battles will continue with two new releases. Black Goliath (Bill Foster) will come with Thor (Clone) and a Frost Giant with Loki.
Masterworks Galactus will be arriving this October and he will come with Silver Surfer. There will also be a variant Galactus featuring a different color scheme. The big news was a Masterworks Sentinel and next years Comic Con Exclusive will be a “Days of Future Past” version of the Sentinel.
There will also be figures to support the next four Marvel movies. Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man and the Avengers. They also revealed some prototypes of Thor and Captain America. I still haven’t been able to figure out if they where 3.75 or 6 inch scale.
So what do think about a relaunch of Marvel Legends, are you in or out?