Disney+ has opened up a lot of doors for the MCU. No longer is Marvel Studios limited by the number of films they can release in a year. Now, the MCU can tell stories, both standalone and ongoing, through its movies as well as its content released on Disney+.
Case in point, WandaVision did a lot of the legwork when it came to setting up the storyline for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Not to mention that The Falcon and the Winter performed a lot of setup for the upcoming Captain America: New World Order, namely by making Sam Wilson the new Cap.
Hasbro has always been one to produce a large breadth of Marvel characters in action figure form, and is, indeed, the most prolific when it comes to their character choices and sheer volume of product. The MCU films and series are always well taken care of by the Rhode Island-based toy company as they’re always announcing new offerings featuring characters from Marvel Studios’ various projects.
A Brand New Selection of MCU Marvel Legends
During a YouTube livestream, Hasbro unveiled eight all-new figures in their line of six-inch scale Marvel Legends action figures. All of these figures are of characters that have appeared on the various MCU shows on Disney+. This is also the fourth wave of figures to be released based on the streaming shows.
First up, “You’re out of luck until you’ve gone duck.” That’s right, it’s Seth Green’s Howard the Duck based on his animation appearance in Marvel’s What If…? Even though the figure itself skews a bit cartoony in its detailing, it could probably still be worked into a live-action-themed display. He also includes Scott Lang’s head in a jar. ‘Nuff said.
With so much MCU content right now, it’s forgivable on Hasbro’s part to be a bit behind with delivering figures based on fans’ favorite characters. Many have been clamoring for a Darcy Lewis or Agatha. Harkness from WandaVision or a Wilson Fisk from Hawkeye. But rest assured, because they’re always working on something.
In fact, they haven’t yet put out the third wave of Disney+ figures. That assortment has been going up for prte-order in dribs and drabs all year long. But it should be worth the wait, seeing as how it includes sharp-looking versions of She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight, among others.
It’s been said that Disney+ wave four will be out sometime in early 2023, leaving wave three to drop relatively soon, although none of the figures have shown up on store shelves just yet. Fans and collectors alike will just need to be patient for a little while longer.