We had a great fan stream today - at least, I thought so. We got confirmation of a bunch of figures that were hinted at or even leaked previously. We also have pre-orders available for some of these figures, and of course, Dwight, Dan, and Ryan's top five Marvel Legends of the year. Let's get started!
The first three-pack that was shown was the one that includes Gambit, Banshee and Psylocke. We already saw some renders of Banshee and Gambit and they are really great, Gambit's head sculpt is a huge improvement of the previous ones. But the figure that really stands out is the new Psylocke, she just looks beautiful
And oh man, you have to look at the second three-pack that was announced! We are getting a great update on Jubilee. A new Forge in a variation of the Vulcan body mold with a totally new head sculpt that just looks great, and the jewel of the crown an updated Storm that just looks amazing
It's important to note that all of these figures are pinless either in the Vulcan body mold, some variation of it, and the Shriek body mold, or some variation of it, only Jubilee is using the old arms, but that's probably because she's a smaller figure.
We are also getting a completely new Blob that is also pinless, and has a really, really nice neck movement. Also great pivot in the diafragm, and it's just massive.
Another beautiful head sculpt comes with the new Outback Rogue, I have to say that I'm not the biggest Rogue fan, and I don't plan to get this figure. I already have the retro carded one, and the modern one from the Pyro two-pack, but this head sculpt is just so great. I mean, I think this is the prettiest Rogue we've got, if not the prettiest Marvel Legends figure.
Moving away from the X-men for a little bit (more later) we'll talk about the upcoming Spidey figures. The two of them that were announced are digital renders, will come out next year's spring, but they look really neat.
The first of them is Play Station Spidey, a new figure in the RYV body mold, with a few web accessories. Dan Yun confirmed via Twitter that it will also have toe articulation, (in the render it seems like it doesn't), it's a Fan Channel exclusive and just in time for next year's Spider-Man 2.
And the second Spidey figure revealed, is not actually Spidey's but Kraven the Hunter from the Animated series. I have to say I love this Kraven version. I love this character, and his arc in the tv show. I'm kind of sad I'm not collecting animated series versions (ATM), but this just looks great. The colors look great and so similar to the actual tv show. Kudos to the ML team!, ah and this is a Walmart Exclusive 😬😬😬
The ML team also showed an upcoming X-Men wave full of first appearances, and two AWESOME remakes that were long due and I couldn't be more excited about!! This wave will have a BAF that wasn't revealed, but maybe teased?, no preorders yet, and it will be out next year.
First they showed Quentin Quire, also known as Kid Omega. He's wearing his most recent attire from the Krakoan era. What I find very interesting is that they used the Amazing Fantasy mold on him. I think it's great that we are having a lot of improvements in headsculpts, body molds, pinless arms, and we are seeing all of them in a lot of different figures.
The next one is Fang, I have to say that I didn't even know this guy existed, but it looks awesome. This character is from the Shiar imperial guard, sometimes ally sometimes enemy to the X-men. What's really nice is that they are using this improved pinless arms and legs in pretty much every figure that is being released.
Then we got the first ever appearance in Marvel Legends form of Cyclops dad, Corsair. In the super cool Vulcan body mold, and like pretty much every figure that was shown in this stream, the headsculpt is amazing. It's really unbelievable the giant leap Hasbro is making on headsculpts.
We also were shown a new Monet figure, she's wearing her Generation X outfit and not the most recent one from the Krakoan era. Will be interesting to find out if she comes with extra hands or head to turn her into her transformed form.
Then we have another Generation X character, the one and only Chamber. I have to say I knew this character from a short appearance in Si Spurrier's Legion series (great comic). The headsculpt looks awesome, and it looks like the explosion is part of the headsculpt and it will be possible to use the body for pretty much any other human character
Now, the most amazing EMMA FROST figure ever released. I love it. I was so excited when the started teasing her. I love it. I just love it, first of all, Astonishing X-Men may be my favorite X-Men era. And also, Emma Frost, at least for me, is the best couple Cyke could have had. This Emma Frost figure is just amazing, the details in the cape, the pinless legs, that look to be an upgrade of the ones they use in Rogue, or Loki: Agent of Asgard. And the face is so cool, it really resembles John Cassaday art. This is the ultimate Emma Frost figure, and I can't wait to have it.
And of course with Emma it comes the best X-Man ever. Cyclops from the Astonishing X-Men era. It is in a variation of the Vulcan body mold, it has a nice gold accent in the suit that it's not painted, but actual plastic. the headsculpt looks great, the colors are amazing. And this Cyclops right here is the best Cyclops to date. Just look at it. It's Astonishing
And as always the Marvel Legends team gave us a few teases for upcoming figures:
A rose, for The Rose, maybe?
This white furry alien, that is the companion of Ch'od. Probably that's the BAF figure from next year's X-Men wave?
and lastly a golf stick, that I have no idea tho whom it could belong to. They say it may belong to an upgraded Taskmaster, because we saw him once in the comics playing Golf. If that's true I can't wait to see it.
So that's it for this fanstream. From the announced figures I'm only getting the Astonishing Emma and Cyclops couple. I have to say all the other figures really look great. But I'm trying to complete some teams and looks, and stick to that.
So, what are you looking up to from this stream announcements? Let us all know below!