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2 hours ago, Rukkdeez said:

What's making this wave in particular weaker than previous waves? Try this; As far back as wave 4, there has been a classic villain (standalone) figure in every wave. A lot of times along with the BAF. Excluding the Build-A-Figure from this latest wave, there are no "classic" villains. Most here will say "but that's just one figure in a wave of six or seven", but the element that drives the Spider-Man line even more so than the different Spidey costumes or even (most recently) Spider-Verse characters are the members of his rogues gallery. His "classic" rogues in particular. For the 1st time I can remember, Hasbro actually double packed a Super Villain in a wave, and a highly requested one at that! The Kingpin BAF is the sole UNIVERSAL draw to this wave. Hell, even Hasbro knows that, ergo the Shadow King head. A lot of X fans are gonna want that body. I, myself am going to get a second BAF just so I can have both the Kingpin and Shadow King displayed in their respective villain shelves. Thoughts?

Exactly right, my compadre. Kingpin IS the villain in this wave and he is the number 1 draw here. The reason it took them so long to do this figure was for the sheer fact that he was a larger figure and they couldn't decide if they wanted to try to do it as a single card or catch some slack and do it as a BAF. If you'll remember, any time any interviewer asked Dwight about the status of a Kingpin, his most outward statement was "He should be really big.", more or less saying a TB sized figure wasn't large enough, pretty much laying out the likelyhood that he'd be a BAF.

Personally, I don't see it as a weak wave. Yeah, Spidey Six Arms is lame and the articulation leaves a lot to be desired, especially seeing so many customs pulling it off without losing the ab crunch, but I've become accustomed to the fact that there has to be at least one Spidey per wave (probably 2) and they aren't all gonna be winners. Personally I woulda liked a new Big Time Spidey (in red) or a Future Foundation Spidey, or a Bag Man, and they are coming, for sure, but we gotta get some of the bad with the good. I'll say it again. If they give us everything we want in every wave, how long could they really expect to extend the life of the line? The one thing I do know is if they had done a Big Time rather than a 6-Arm, you better believe there'd be a fair share of collectors complaining that the Pizza Spidey buck got used twice in the wave. Even though that buck is clearly the only proper buck to be used as any version of Peter Parker, that would be one of the biggest gripes on deck. Tell me I'm wrong.

I myself have been on the Night Thrasher bandwagon since Bagley transitioned from New Warriors to Amazing Spider-Man in the 90's. They wanna mess around an give me some more New Warriors (most of which would only require existing molds), sign me up. Silver Sable? I'm down. Puma? Kinda reaching, but I don't have him and he has crossed several hero's paths. Toned down Black Cat? Ehhhh...okay, the face is cool and she'll actually look okay in a modern display. Red Goblin? I completely hate the whole symbiote overload thing that's going down in Marvel right now, but he is current and relevent, so let's do it.

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2 hours ago, watanabefan said:

YMMV on that. Quite a lot of people were saying as far back as the trailers that they would've liked a figure of Killmonger in his mercenary duds instead of his Black Panther outfit. The two rereleases of previous BP figures are a bit execessive, though.

Well anybody really dead set on grabbing a mercenary Killmonger shouldn’t have a hard time acquiring him as he is 2 per case along with the Vibranium charged BP.

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As far as my thoughts on the Kingpin wave, while it certainly isn’t the “best wave” of Spidey Legends that’s been released (imo), it’s BAF is LEGIT. Case in point, I collect MOMC and only buy sporadic duplicate figures to open up each year (this year more than most years) and I for one will be buying a second wave of Kingpin just so I can have the BAF. This will be the first BAF (since the Toybiz day’s) that I’ve actually cared enough about/wanted, to actually buy a second wave of and build.

Before the final 3 figures to this wave were revealed, I personally thought this wave was garbage and shaping up to be the worst Spidey Wave to date (just talking about the wave roster, not the BAF) but the final 3 figures really turned this wave around for me. 

I, as some of you know, am all about the bad guys/villains and getting a new, never before released Classic Spidey villain in a wave will always trump whatever version(s) of Spidey also come in that wave. So, with that being said, I’m super pumped to be getting a classic Puma. Night Thrasher was and has been, on my shortlist for a long time so big win there for me as well. Six-Armed Spidey is also a huge win for me as I’ve always wanted an update to that early 90s Toybiz version that I adored and played with extensively as a kid and I couldn’t care less about the ab crunch as I’m just thrilled to be getting that figure.

The new Black Cat for me is meh and the Black Spidey is super meh. I know nothing of the Red Goblin (nor care to) because I’m already on board with the figure due to it being a new bad guy and I think it just looks cool enough as an action figure first and foremost.

The biggest disappoint for me is Sable as I have wanted a classic Sable to come out for a LONG time but since the figure is nowhere near being done in the classic outfit, the figure just really irks me a result.

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12 hours ago, exc808 said:

What’s the odds of Kingpin being released separately later on?

IMO, the chances are low. I see why they released the MCU Thanos in the multi pack with Iron Man and Dr. Strange or Comic Thanos from Walmart (with the Avengers movie out there). Dont see why they would release this BAF alone, but would love to since this wave is not that great. I see an Age of Apocalypse multi pack with Apocalypse or Savage Land with Sauron, but Kingpin not sure...

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5 hours ago, CobraSaboteur87 said:

Well anybody really dead set on grabbing a mercenary Killmonger shouldn’t have a hard time acquiring him as he is 2 per case along with the Vibranium charged BP.

Nothing surprising there. He's probably one of the most popular villains Marvel's had in quite some time.

As for Kingpin, how often does Hasbro actually release BAFs as single figures? I know of Ares and the recent Walmart Thanos, as well as the few ini the 10 Years series, but it doesn't seem to happen too often.

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1 hour ago, watanabefan said:

Nothing surprising there. He's probably one of the most popular villains Marvel's had in quite some time.

As for Kingpin, how often does Hasbro actually release BAFs as single figures? I know of Ares and the recent Walmart Thanos, as well as the few ini the 10 Years series, but it doesn't seem to happen too often.

You're right about that, but let's not forget how much Hasbro loves to do BAF "exclusives" with nothing more than a color pallette change. Remember Abomination, Sandman and Dormamu? I wouldn't put it past them to include him in some sort of convention or etailer exclusive box set in his iconic black suit. Those of us who would love a differenciation between the Kingpin and Shadow King would be clamoring for it. Don't sleep on Hasbro's ability to identify and implement an easy way to part us fanboys from our money. Mark this down. I said it. There will be a black suited Kingpin/Shadow King some time in the not to distant future. Be it in single card exclusive or boxed exclusive, it will happen.

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1 hour ago, watanabefan said:

Nothing surprising there. He's probably one of the most popular villains Marvel's had in quite some time.

As for Kingpin, how often does Hasbro actually release BAFs as single figures? I know of Ares and the recent Walmart Thanos, as well as the few ini the 10 Years series, but it doesn't seem to happen too often.

Well let’s take a look at the data and then collectors can determine for themselves. Below is a list of all BAFs that have also been made available in a set or as single carded release, since the Legends Infinite Series rebrand in spring 2014.

Total Released/Confirmed BAFs (2014-2019 so far): 38 

1. 2016 Civil War Wave 3 Abomination. Also released almost simultaneously in the SDCC Raft Set.

2. 2017 Spiderman Wave 7 Sandman. Also released 6 months earlier as a “sand” variant in the SDCC Raft Set.

3. 2015 AOU Wave 2 Thanos. Also released 3 years later as a Walmart Exclusive single carded figure in 2018.

4. 2015 AOU Wave 3 Hulkbuster. Also released 3 years later as Target Exclusive MCU 10th Anniversary box set in 2018.

5. 2015 Ant Man Wave Ultron Prime. Also released 3 years later as a MCU 10th Anniversary single carded figure in 2018.

6. 2014 GOTG Wave Groot. Also released 2.5 years later as a TRU Exclusive single carded figure in 2017.

7. 2018 Infinity War Wave 1 Thanos. Also released 6 months later in a MCU 10th Anniversary box set in 2018.

8. 2016 Dr. Strange Wave Dormammu. Also released 1 year earlier as part of the 2015 SDCC Book of Vishanti box set.

***Ares. Brought back in 2017.

***Arnim Zola. Coming back in 2019.

Those 8 above, not even including Ares or Zola, represent 21% of the total BAFs from 2014-2019 so far.

Also, one could make arguments on the following 2 BAFs:

1. The Black Panther Wave 1 Okoye has been re-released/re-purposes as the Ayo figure in Black Panther Wave 2, sans the different heads and what not.

2. The Jubilee BAF from the 2014 TRU X-Men Wave 1 is essentially no longer important thanks to the upcoming Jubilee from the Caliban X Wave.

Bottom line (and not even talking about Okoye or Jubilee), Hasbro has alternatively released or re-issued (so far), 10 BAFs since 2016. That’s not exactly a small number with all things considered. Not a large amount for sure but not entirely trivial either.

I for one would be fine if ALL BAFs found their way to single card or box set release, several years after being originally released-I think that’s just good business imo.

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2 minutes ago, monron999 said:

You're right about that, but let's not forget how much Hasbro loves to do BAF "exclusives" with nothing more than a color pallette change. Remember Abomination, Sandman and Dormamu? I wouldn't put it past them to include him in some sort of convention or etailer exclusive box set in his iconic black suit. Those of us who would love a differenciation between the Kingpin and Shadow King would be clamoring for it. Don't sleep on Hasbro's ability to identify and implement an easy way to part us fanboys from our money. Mark this down. I said it. There will be a black suited Kingpin/Shadow King some time in the not to distant future. Be it in single card exclusive or boxed exclusive, it will happen.

I agree. Black suit Kingpin in a box set (single box release would be dope though) sounds extremely probable.

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1 hour ago, CobraSaboteur87 said:

1. 2016 Civil War Wave 3 Abomination. Also released almost simultaneously in the SDCC Raft Set.

2. 2017 Spiderman Wave 7 Sandman. Also released 6 months earlier as a “sand” variant in the SDCC Raft Set.

3. 2015 AOU Wave 2 Thanos. Also released 3 years later as a Walmart Exclusive single carded figure in 2018.

4. 2015 AOU Wave 3 Hulkbuster. Also released 3 years later as Target Exclusive MCU 10th Anniversary box set in 2018.

5. 2015 Ant Man Wave Ultron Prime. Also released 3 years later as a MCU 10th Anniversary single carded figure in 2018.

6. 2014 GOTG Wave Groot. Also released 2.5 years later as a TRU Exclusive single carded figure in 2017.

7. 2018 Infinity War Wave 1 Thanos. Also released 6 months later in a MCU 10th Anniversary box set in 2018.

8. 2016 Dr. Strange Wave Dormammu. Also released 1 year earlier as part of the 2015 SDCC Book of Vishanti box set.

 

So of those on the lists, the only ones not rereleased to tie into some sort of movie or other mass media release were Abomination and Sandman. All the rest were either part of the 10th anniversary line or to tie into a movie where the character in question was relevant (Groot for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, Dormammu for Doctor Strange and then most recently Thanos for Infinity War). 

So I'll stand by/slightly amend my previous statement: Hasbro doesn't usually rerelease the BAFs without some sort of other medium giving them reason to. Maybe if Daredevil gets a 4th season or something.

1 hour ago, monron999 said:

You're right about that, but let's not forget how much Hasbro loves to do BAF "exclusives" with nothing more than a color pallette change. Remember Abomination, Sandman and Dormamu? I wouldn't put it past them to include him in some sort of convention or etailer exclusive box set in his iconic black suit. Those of us who would love a differenciation between the Kingpin and Shadow King would be clamoring for it. Don't sleep on Hasbro's ability to identify and implement an easy way to part us fanboys from our money. Mark this down. I said it. There will be a black suited Kingpin/Shadow King some time in the not to distant future. Be it in single card exclusive or boxed exclusive, it will happen.

Difference here is that those were all convention exclusives that were later made available to the public, presumably because of the simple dollars and cents of creating a new figure and then not releasing it to mass retail is less economical. A new Kingpin could possibly be rereleased in a color variant down the line, but so far, looking at those past examples, it doesn't really fit the pattern laid out.

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On 11/24/2018 at 8:52 AM, exc808 said:

What’s the odds of Kingpin being released separately later on?

I guess I missed all of those BAF re releases lol. There may be a chance after all. 

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Yep, just going to grab Kingpin off of Ebay when the wave hits and his price is at a point that I am willing to pay. Skip the rest, skip Black Panther wave 2 and Captain Marvel. Grab Charles Xavier and cherry pick the X-Men wave, Gambit, Beast, Forge and Jubilee. Blink is a maybe. Pass on the other two. Grab Hercules, Loki, and Nighthawk when they hit. I maybe done for the year. Also Mystique when she hits and Quicksilver if the rumor is true.

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I usually get a case but the BP wave 2 and Captain Marvel I will not. 

 

Kingpin going to to be in high demand

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8 hours ago, Dodge76 said:

Yep, just going to grab Kingpin off of Ebay when the wave hits and his price is at a point that I am willing to pay. Skip the rest, skip Black Panther wave 2 and Captain Marvel. Grab Charles Xavier and cherry pick the X-Men wave, Gambit, Beast, Forge and Jubilee. Blink is a maybe. Pass on the other two. Grab Hercules, Loki, and Nighthawk when they hit. I maybe done for the year. Also Mystique when she hits and Quicksilver if the rumor is true.

I'll agree with you about BP wave 2 and most of the Captain Marvel wave, but they've only really revealed 4 complete waves and 2 are set to hit late 2018/early 2019. Aside from the obligatory movie waves, which I agree, will probably be cherry pick worthy at best, there's a whole hell a lot of year left, including another X-Men wave, 2 more Spider-Man waves and maybe an X-Force wave, plus a fair number of store and convention exclusives. Isn't assume you, or anybody will get off cheap this year is a little premature at this point?

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4 hours ago, monron999 said:

I'll agree with you about BP wave 2 and most of the Captain Marvel wave, but they've only really revealed 4 complete waves and 2 are set to hit late 2018/early 2019. Aside from the obligatory movie waves, which I agree, will probably be cherry pick worthy at best, there's a whole hell a lot of year left, including another X-Men wave, 2 more Spider-Man waves and maybe an X-Force wave, plus a fair number of store and convention exclusives. Isn't assume you, or anybody will get off cheap this year is a little premature at this point?

What I have left to like to see made are:

Spiderman: Classic Vulture, Scorpion, and maybe a Hydroman. Not huge priorities for me so my Spidey collection is pretty much done. Ultimate Vulture is my go too and I can live with Toybiz Scorpion.

Avengers: Comic versions of Falcon, War Machine, Tigra, and Quicksilver. Dr. Strange is his classic colors would be sweet. I am getting tired of waiting for these so if they do not get done this year then I am calling it a wrap. It seems doubtful at this point for Falcon, War Machine, and Tigra. Quicksilver and Dr Strange I can see being repaints for the Vintage line but not going to hold my breath.

X-Men: Jim Lee Storm, Colossus classic, Banshee Jim Lee or classic either works for me, Nightcrawler classic, Longshot, Dazzler in her Outback 80's outfit (Maybe will never happen), Firestar (Not a priority anymore), and maybe a Rachel Grey (same as Firestar). X-Men are one case per year. The Jim Lee Blue Team is now complete and the Gold Team is close as well as far as I am concerned. The ones I am interested in seeing get done are Storm which was teased and Colossus but will settle for the wave 2 version. I am settling on wave 1 Iceman and the Jean Grey I got some years ago. With X-Men being one wave per year and a rumor of prices going up again on Legends to 25 dollars, I am calling it a wrap. I am going to have to make due with Toybiz versions of Nightcrawler (Not really that bad), Longshot, and Banshee.

Villains: Dr. Doom, Mandarin, Skurge, Pyro, Avalanche, and some others. Villains are not a huge priority.  They either get done or not.

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Amazon has some good ML deals today for Cyber Monday:

  • Sentinel / Wolverine: $84.59
  • MCU10 Cap / Crossbones: $25.47
  • MCU10 IM / Pepper / Mandarin: $44.99
  • MCU10 Ant-Man / YellowJacket: $26.24
  • MCU10 Thor / Sif: $23.79
  • MCU10 IM Mark VII: $14.99 (has been this price for a week)
  • MCU10 Red Skull: $11.97
  • Black Widow & Motorcycle: $13.97

Walmart is matching many of those deals, plus:

  • MCU10 IM / Thanos / Dr Strange: $39.00
  • MCU10 Cap / Crossbones: $20.97
  • MCU10 IM Mark 1 / Tony Stark $24.86 (has been this price for a while)

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Hey anyone that still needs Vision from the vintage wave, EE has him in stock, $15.39 and I think free shipping, I grabbed one immediately.

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On 11/20/2018 at 9:35 PM, Rukkdeez said:

I've got 2 spare (bought a case and only using 6 along with my wave fig). Get at me.

Thanks man, I'll keep that in mind, need to give the wallet a break for now with the holidays coming up.

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On 11/20/2018 at 4:25 PM, CobraSaboteur87 said:

Why are you giving up on buying a figure that is so readily available lol? I ordered 4 extra Multiple Men from EE and they shipped them to me a couple of months ago. He is still currently on their site and is in-stock. EE charges only pennies over retail MSRP and you get free shipping if you spend $80. Go army build to your hearts content lol

Online availability isn't the same as readily available, I don't live in an area where new ML stuff is easy to find, I've been going the online route for a very long time now.  If I was desperate to have two or three more, I'd probably have gone with EE awhile ago. I don't personally consider army building to be a priority, as much as just an interesting thing, if I never get more Multiple Men, I'll be fine.  My preference for army building is to find them at retail, maybe even a little under MSRP.  Besides, I already have one of each, just not the color variant of Psylocke.    

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On 11/26/2018 at 1:54 AM, Dodge76 said:

What I have left to like to see made are:

Spiderman: Classic Vulture, Scorpion, and maybe a Hydroman. Not huge priorities for me so my Spidey collection is pretty much done. Ultimate Vulture is my go too and I can live with Toybiz Scorpion.

Avengers: Comic versions of Falcon, War Machine, Tigra, and Quicksilver. Dr. Strange is his classic colors would be sweet. I am getting tired of waiting for these so if they do not get done this year then I am calling it a wrap. It seems doubtful at this point for Falcon, War Machine, and Tigra. Quicksilver and Dr Strange I can see being repaints for the Vintage line but not going to hold my breath.

X-Men: Jim Lee Storm, Colossus classic, Banshee Jim Lee or classic either works for me, Nightcrawler classic, Longshot, Dazzler in her Outback 80's outfit (Maybe will never happen), Firestar (Not a priority anymore), and maybe a Rachel Grey (same as Firestar). X-Men are one case per year. The Jim Lee Blue Team is now complete and the Gold Team is close as well as far as I am concerned. The ones I am interested in seeing get done are Storm which was teased and Colossus but will settle for the wave 2 version. I am settling on wave 1 Iceman and the Jean Grey I got some years ago. With X-Men being one wave per year and a rumor of prices going up again on Legends to 25 dollars, I am calling it a wrap. I am going to have to make due with Toybiz versions of Nightcrawler (Not really that bad), Longshot, and Banshee.

Villains: Dr. Doom, Mandarin, Skurge, Pyro, Avalanche, and some others. Villains are not a huge priority.  They either get done or not.

It's being pretty well speculated, tho admittedly unconfirmed, that there will be at least one more X-Men related wave this year whether it be an actual X-Men, Deadpool, X-Force or other remains to be seen. The strangest outlier here is the Wendigo BAF (if it is a BAF). Where the hell is he supposed to fit in? The most logical place for him would be a Wolverine or Hulk wave, but honestly he could fit anywhere. He's been all over the Marvel Universe. He's not widely recognizable outside the Marvel fan base so he'll probably not be a single release, so I've got my hopes it'll be Canadian hero (Alpha Flight?) based wave, and only X-Men in name. Guess we'll have to wait for Toyfair. Just wild speculation at this point.

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Union, NJ Walmart. (Route 22)

Found two white headed Mysterio!

Bought one, left the other.  

 

Guess who is FINALLY completing The Lizard ??!??!??!?!

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On 11/20/2018 at 12:08 PM, greenlucario said:

Definitely, I've almost given up on army building Multiple Man.  And yeah, Psylocke, I figure I'm not going to see that one anywhere.

Truth!  I did luckily pre order two of multiple man because I found a site that let you pre order individuals. Just this Black Friday I picked up two more at That same site for like 35 bucks shipped. But yeah I can’t find sh*t at any Target either here 

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