The GeeksverseMy Toy Box | Five Marvel Legends figures we want to see

My Toy Box | Five Marvel Legends figures we want to see
Published on Friday, July 3, 2015 by
In today’s article: Five overlooked Marvel Comics characters we want to see in Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line.

Hello everyone out there in the Geeksverse, this is one of the site’s founders Joe Milone. You might know me from the instragram feed @jcmilone that is connected (and displayed in a sidebar) on this very site. This is the debut of what I’m going to call “My Toy Box” where I hope to share with you guys and gals what I’m currently “playing” with.

If you follow me on Instagram you have an idea of what kind of action figures I collect. But if you don’t my interests are primarily super heroes, Masters of the Universe, and wrestling figures with a splash of a variety from other lines. But over the past few years I have really rekindled my love for Marvel Legends, which by the looks of what Hasbro is putting out lately, they have too!

So for this San Diego Comic Con 2015-themed debut column I want to take a look at five Marvel Legends figures that I would like to see Hasbro produce.

5) Arcade. I know, I know this one is a true long shot to be be made but I think it’s about time that the proprietor of Murder World gets his due in action figure form. Arcade has faced off against a multitude of heroes across the Marvel Universe, appeared in a few video games, cartoons, and more recently was the main antagonist of the Avengers Arena comics series. While I don’t think we would get him as a single carded figure (feel free to surprise me, Hasbro), maybe they could find a way to fit him into a retailer exclusive multi-pack or a future Comic Con Exclusive.

Arcade's design has remained fairly constant over the years.

Arcade’s design has remained fairly constant over the years.

4) Dazzler. Star of a great—ok, funsolo series from the 1980s, a great graphic novel (Dazzler the Movie), a featured character in the Pryde of the X-Men animated pilot and the X-men arcade game that it inspired, and a key member of the late ’80s “Australian Outback” X-Men roster. It’s time Ms. Blair gets her due in the Legends line. I am torn between wanting her original disco look with the roller skates or her blue bodysuit costume from the 1980s—perhaps Hasbro could go for both designs with one being a variant.

Dazzler through the 1980s (left to right): Her original "disco" costume, her later blue bodysuit costume, and the costume she wore while the X-Men were stuck in the Outback, which was really just a variant of the second costume.

Dazzler through the 1980s (left to right): Her original “disco” costume, her later blue bodysuit costume, and the costume she wore while the X-Men were stuck in the Outback, which was really just a variant of the second costume.

3) Black Tom Cassidy. Frequent partner-in-crime of the unstoppable Juggernaut and cousin of former X-Man Banshee is next up on the wish list. He would look cool in his standard get-up or his later wooden/plant form and would make a fine addition to the villains shelf. But the real reason I’d like to have him is so he can team up with the Juggernaut and rap Professor X upside the head with his pimp cane, as seen in that notorious viral video (you know which one I’m talking about).

Black Tom Cassidy over the years (left to right): His original look from the late 1970s, a rather uninspired design from the 1980s, and his appearance during the mid-1990s, when he underwent a further mutation that gave him plant-like attributes.

Black Tom Cassidy over the years (left to right): His original look from the late 1970s, a rather uninspired design from the 1980s, and his appearance during the mid-1990s, when he underwent a further mutation that gave him plant-like attributes.

2) Blink. While she does exist in the mainstream Marvel Universe (though who knows what that really is anymore post-Secret Wars), it’s the version who appeared in 1995’s Age of Apocalypse crossover and continued to be featured the Exiles series that I (and probably everyone else) wants. She would look absolutely striking in my collection and would finally give me the excuse to buy that Toy Biz Age of Apocalypse Sabertooth figure.

Blink's many looks (left to right): The Age of Apocalypse costume that has served as the basis of most of her other looks, a variant costume that she wore while a member of the Exiles, and the costume she wore in the second Exiles series.

Three Blink costumes (left to right): The Age of Apocalypse costume that has served as the basis of most of her other looks, a variant costume that she wore while a member of the Exiles, and the costume she wore in the second Exiles series.

1) Firestar. A Marvel Legend that I feel is LONG overdue. To me, there is no other Marvel Legend I would want to be made. Originally created as a substitute for the Fantastic Four’s Human Torch in the popular 1980s Saturday morning cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, she has gone on to be part of the New Warriors, the Avengers, the Young Allies and the X-Men. It’s time for us to finally complete our Legends Amazing Friends and make me one happy collector!

Firestar, three ways (left to right): In her original costume, as first seen on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, a costume she wore in the 1990s, and a costume popularized by artist George Pérez

Firestar, three ways (left to right): In her original costume as first seen on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, a costume she wore in the 1990s, and a later costume popularized by artist George Pérez.

 

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