Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series Carnage

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Carnage is part of the first wave of Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series hitting stores in the US now.

The packaging is collector friendly. It shows off the figure well, and there is a large photo of the figure on the back. Carnage is another figure in this series planned to have a running change. The alternate figure is Toxin, a character which I know nothing about. There is a picture on back of him as well, and the front of the packaging doesn’t list the names of the figures but rather ‘Spawn of Symbiotes’. These variants are appearing online, so the chances of actually getting them this time are pretty good.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series Black Cat

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series Black Cat

Black Cat is part of the first wave of Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series hitting stores in the US now.

I’ve covered the packaging already and how much I love that it is collector friendly. It’s the same case here. It shows off the figure well, and there is a large photo of the figure on the back. I do love the simple design of this packaging. Black Cat is another figure in this series planned to have a running change. The alternate figure is Spider-Girl. There is a picture on back of her as well, and the front of the packaging doesn’t list the names of the figures but rather ‘Skyline Sirens’.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series The Amazing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man

2014 is off to a good start for Marvel Legends collectors with not 1, but 2 waves of Marvel Legends hitting stores in the US right now. Continuing with the Amazing Spider-Man wave, this review covers the movie version of the main character, Amazing Spider-Man.

This version of Spider-Man is his movie look from Amazing Spider-Man 2 due out this summer. This time the movie version just happens to look a lot more like the comics appearances. Again Hasbro went with a hard plastic here, rather than soft, which is a plus for me and a good sign for this line. The sculpt is very detailed with all the lines in the costume sculpted onto the figure. There doesn’t seem to be any reuse here. We have seen many versions of Spider-Man before, but I think this figure is unique enough to deserve a spot in your collection. In fact, it’s one of the best Spider-Man sculpts I can remember in a while.

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series Beetle

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Marvel Legends Infinite Series Beetle

Two new waves of Marvel Legends from Hasbro just started hitting stores in the US. These 2 waves mark a big change for Marvel Legends from the recent waves that Hasbro has done. There is still a build-a-figure, but each wave will have a theme that corresponds to a big Marvel movie due out in 2014, one Amazing Spider-Man 2 and one Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The packaging lists them as the Marvel Legends Infinite Series.

This review will cover Beetle from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 series. From the costume here, this is Beetle from the Ultimate Universe. The packaging refers to him as “Deadliest Foes” rather than Beetle because it’s supposed to be swapped out for Boomerang in future assortments at some point as a running change. The packaging shows both figures.

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Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Scarlet Spider

Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Scarlet Spider

The Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon has made it’s way out to collectors, mostly through online distribution or local comic shops. I’ve not seen these at all so far at mass market retail which is too often the case with Marvel Legends these days. The namesake build-a-figure in this series is Rocket Raccoon. You will need 3 out of the 5 figures in this series to complete the BAF this time around.

This is the same figure used for the Future Foundation and “Big Time” Spider-Man figures with a new paint job. Outside of the head, none of the costume details are sculpted, but rather painted on. You can find him online for $14-15 right now.

Unless, you just gotta have Scarlet Spider, I’d wait for him to hit the bargain bin. He has no accessories and no BAF parts, so all you are getting for that is a repainted Spider-Man figure. The good news is you won’t need him to complete Rocket Raccoon.

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Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Wrecker

Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Wrecker

The Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon has made it’s way out to collectors, mostly through online distribution or local comic shops. I’ve not seen these at all so far at mass market retail which is too often the case with Marvel Legends these days. The namesake build-a-figure in this series is Rocket Raccoon. You will need 3 out of the 5 figures in this series to complete the BAF this time around.

Even though the Wrecker gets a lot of reuse of parts from previous figures the new pieces here are really well done. I think the Wrecker’s biggest issue is scale. He’s too big and so is the crowbar that he comes with. It’s not really a big deal here though because the other members of the Wrecking Crew are just as big and he’s pretty much in scale with the modern Thor figure that was released last year.

In addition to Rocket Raccoon’s head and gun, Wrecker also comes with his magical crowbar. Considering his accessories and how big the figure is, I think $20 is a pretty good value these days. In addition, not only do you need him to complete the BAF here, he is essential to complete the Wrecking Crew team.

The bad news here is that the fourth figure, Bulldozer, needed to complete the Wrecking Crew was supposed to be released as a running change to this figure. Those have been canceled so that leaves you no option to complete this team of bad guys for now. Artwork for Bulldozer is still prominent on the front and back of the packaging.

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Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Jean Grey

Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Jean Grey

The Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon has made it’s way out to collectors, mostly through online distribution or local comic shops. I’ve not seen these at all so far at mass market retail which is too often the case with Marvel Legends these days. The namesake build-a-figure in this series is Rocket Raccoon. You will need 3 out of the 5 figures in this series to complete the BAF this time around.

Jean Grey comes with the body and tail of Rocket Raccoon but no actual accessories. There were 2 planned variants of Jean Grey, Phoenix (white costume) and Age of Apocalypse, but the variants for this wave (and all of 2013) seem to be permanently on hold. Artwork for the 2 variants does still appear on the packaging.

This is Jean Grey in the very iconic 90′s look as drawn by Jim Lee, something collector’s have wanted since Marvel Legends began. At $20, I think she is worth it on that alone, even with no accessories. The BAF pieces are almost a plus, but if you do manage to get her, you might as well get the others to complete Rocket Raccoon, or you could always sell the extra pieces on eBay.

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Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Hawkeye

Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Hawkeye

The Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon has made it’s way out to collectors, mostly through online distribution or local comic shops. I’ve not seen these at all so far at mass market retail which is too often the case with Marvel Legends these days. The namesake build-a-figure in this series is Rocket Raccoon. You will need 3 out of the 5 figures in this series to complete the BAF this time around.

This is Hawkeye in his current costume in the Marvel Universe. Personally, I would have preferred the classic Hawkeye costume, but that one has been done before, even though it was a long time ago. Hawkeye comes with a bow and quiver of arrows which can attach to the hole in his back but no BAF parts.

At $20, I think Hawkeye is good value. If you can find him for less, it’s a great value. His outfit may be boring, compared to his iconic look, but he still makes for an interesting action figure. The good news is, if he doesn’t do it for you, you can skip him because you don’t need Hawkeye to complete Rocket Raccoon.

There was a second figure planned for this wave of Hawkeye in his Heroic Age costume. Most everyone assumed that this would be the one that shipped first, but they were wrong. Somehow Hasbro shipped the modern look first, and now the variants for this wave have been cancelled. There is no indication of the variant on the package.

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Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Black Panther

Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series Black Panther

The Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon has made it’s way out to collectors, mostly through online distribution or local comic shops. I’ve not seen these at all so far at mass market retail which is too often the case with Marvel Legends these days. The namesake build-a-figure in this series is Rocket Raccoon. You will need 3 out of the 5 figures in this series to complete the BAF this time around.

Black Panther comes with the 2 arms for Rocket Raccoon and that’s it. My advice is unless you are a Black Panther fan or just want to complete Rocket Raccoon, skip it. These figures go for about $20, which I feel is too much for what you are getting here. Some people may want a second version of Black Panther, and while the classic version is nice, he’s not very exciting.

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Wolverine Legends Puck Series Emma Frost

Wolverine Legends Puck Series Emma Frost

Wolverine Legends have finally made their way to retail via comic shops and online stores. They were designed to be released as part of the Wolverine movie this summer but did not make it to mass market retail. Instead they became a Diamond exclusive. If that weren’t enough, Hasbro made them more controversial with the case pack ratio.

This is Hasbro’s second version of Emma Frost. Although this version is much harder to find due to the fact it is only one per case. To make matters worse, you need it to complete the Puck build-a-figure.

Emma Frost comes with the rest of Puck’s body, meaning not his head and arms which come with Sabretooth and Cyclops. You can find it online, if you are willing to pay $40 or more. So I would avoid it, unless you need the Puck BAF piece. Thanks Hasbro.

There was also a figure of Rogue that was scheduled to be swapped for Emma Frost in future assortments, but it looks like that’s not going to happen. A picture of the planned Rogue figure can be seen on the packaging for this figure.

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