AFi Early Look – @Hasbro #MarvelLegends #CivilWar 3-Pack
July 14, 2016

Back in May of this year, Marvel Studios released their latest cinematic juggernaut Captain America: Civil War, the third movie in the Captain America franchise and part of Marvel’s “Phase II” of movies.   For many of us it exceeded our expectations and we were ready for the toys.   We knew from Toy Fair that there would be a wave of Marvel Legends figures that would tie into the film, but shortly after the movie was released it was announced there would be a 3-pack that would feature one of the most anticipated characters that made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Spider-Man!

The other half of that announcement was that our friends over at EntertainmentEarth.com were getting early access to this set and it will be sold through EE exclusively first before going to a wider release.    The gang at EntertainmentEarth.com sent us over the set to take a look at:

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#TeamCap or #TeamIronMan? Bring the next big thing in Marvel Legends home with the Captain America Civil War Marvel Legends Spider-Man, Captain America, and Iron Man Set. Each marvelous 6-inch action figure sports amazing deco that make Spider-Man, Captain America, and Iron Man look like they stepped right out of a fight on the big screen. With at least 20 points of articulation on each figure, this is the perfect trio to decorate your desk and relive your favorite moments from the big movie! It’s also the perfect place to start your Marvel Legends action figure collection. Set includes 3 fully poseable action figures, 2 alternate heads, and 4 blast effects. Figures measure approximately 7-inches tall. Ages 8 and up.

This really is a great set.  I know some folks have groused about having to re-buy the Captain America and Iron Man figures in this set, but with the addition of the extra heads/pieces and the battle damage paint jobs these feel like different enough figures to me for it to be worth picking up and these are actually the versions I have in my display.  The battle damaged paint jobs are much better on these figures than some of the simulated damage we have seen from Hasbro recently in their Star Wars line.   The battle damage gives the figures more texture and it helps them look/feel not so clean and “plastic-y.”

THE PACKAGING:

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IRON MAN: Battle-damaged paint job, alternate Tony Stark Head, set of red and blue repulsor-blasts.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: Battle-damaged paint job, alternate Steve Rogers head, battle-damaged shield.

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SPIDER-MAN:

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All in all a great set and much needed.  I’m really happy that Hasbro has keep the Marvel Cinematic Universe figures coming in the Marvel Legends line.   I have the new Captain America Civil War wave of Marvel Legends now with the Giant-Man build a figure.  As soon as I have the time to open those I’ll take a group shot with everyone… most likely AFTER Comic con!

You can order your own 3-pack right now from EntertainmentEarth.com and get it NOW!

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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