Hasbro Updates Marvel Legends Packaging for 2014
December 30, 2013

While out and about this week I found one of the new figures from the new Marvel Legends Captain America themed wave at a local Target.   This is the WWII Captain America, which is the figure that comes without a piece of the Mandroid build-a-figure.   The packaging of this wave is a significant departure from the previous waves.

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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, 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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4 Comments »

  • Norm says:

    Looks good but they are $19.99 at TRU. Too much

  • herohunt says:

    The good news is that it is similar to the Star Wars Black packaging and collector friendly. All you have to do is cut the tape on the outside and you can take the figure out and put it back in without altering the packaging at all.

  • BigGuido says:

    If this is just a re-release of the Walmart exclusive 6″ Cap from their CA: The First Avenger line, it is a pass for me. He was under-sized and pretty passable then. I ended up getting him on clearance along with Movie Thor, Ultimate Nick Fury and Ultimate WWII Cap for around $5.00 back in January of 2012. Now those were clearance prices!

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