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With over 146 figures released by Hasbro in 2019, this has been arguably the best year ever for Marvel Legends Collectors.
So now, it’s time that we rank our best Marvel Legends for the year.
Here are the rules for the list:
Our picks are based on overall looks, presentation & character more than articulation, accessories, and QC issues.
Note: The Super Skrull and Demogoblin waves are not included due to them being scheduled for a 2020 release even though some retailers shipped early.
This is our list of the 10 best Marvel Legends of 2019.
The Marvel 80th anniversary line included some of the most anticipated figures in 2019 and Thor was one of those figures. He is simply the perfect comic book representation of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s classic God of Thunder and comes with Mjolnir, an extra hand and that stylish Marvel 80 years packaging.
Finally, a Marvel Legends Nightcrawler figure from Hasbro! This Nightcrawler had been one of the most anticipated figure updates in a long time. Even though the 2005 Toy Biz Nightcrawler is still a great figure, the Hasbro version with 3 different head sculpts is a much welcomed update to the fan favorite character.
Like his wave counterpart Thor, the Marvel 80th anniversary Iron Man is a perfect comic book representation of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s classic billionaire playboy. Although there have been reports of issues with his arms being placed on the wrong sides, this is one of the best from the Marvel 80 years line if you judge by looks alone.
Not a lot of movie figures make our top 10 lists simply because its tough to get the movie look accurate on a 6 inch action figure. However, this is one of those times where Hasbro did an incredible job getting all the details right with the Avengers Endgame Mark 85 Iron Man. Even if you’re not an MCU Collector, this is the one you need to pick up.
San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are sometimes hard to get a hold of and this 90’s version of the Hulk was no different. After being available at SDCC, Hasbro offered the figure in limited quantities on their website, hasbropulse.com. He sold out in 2 seconds…twice as he was sold to premium members the first day and everyone else the next day. He is still tough to get a hold of for anything less than $99 on the secondary market which is why he doesn’t rank higher than our next pick.
Combining the fact that he is easier to get than the SDCC version and he is the perfect classic comic book version of the green giant, the 80 years Hulk comes in at #3 on our list. Although it would have been nicer if Hasbro could of produced a single packed version of this figure to go with the 80 years Cap, Thor and Iron Man, this Hulk is arguably the best Hulk figure ever made.
2019 has been a great year for Jim Lee X-Men fans and this Storm is one of those figures from that era we have all been waiting for. Now, the body mold is nothing we haven’t seen before. It’s a generic female buck however, the head sculpt is amazing and the packaging design tops it off with that retro 90’s Toy Biz action figure feel.
And #1 on our list is Beast! With completely new sculpt for the body, Beast is just the perfect version from the Jim Lee era of the X-Men. Considering the Toy Biz version of Beast hit the pegs in 2005 and is still a great figure, this Beast is a much welcomed and amazing update to the blue fur ball.
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