Hasbro’s newly released Marvel Legends 6″ Retro Collection Falcon figure is in-stock now at site sponsor Zavvi U.K. for £23.99 and at Zavvi U.S./Canada for $22.99 USD. Falcon is based on his appearance as published in Marvel Comics in the mid 1970’s. The wings were introduced to the character in the mid-70’s, years after he was given the red and white outfit in 1971. The packaging for this figure pays tribute to the early 1990’s packaging in ToyBiz’s Super Heroes line, but Falcon was not part of that line.
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Availability: February 2022
Falcon is packaged on a retro-inspired blister card that pays homage to the Marvel Super Heroes line of the early 1990’s by Toy Biz. This includes some great artwork, including artwork of the character on the front and back, as well as a description that mentions Redwing. Interestingly enough, Falcon was not offered on this card back in the early 90’s, but Toy Biz did offer the character in other lines.
Falcon is a repaint from the previously offered figure in the Marvel Legends Joe Fixit Hulk Build-A-Figure wave, which was also offered in red and white deco just based on a different design. This figure is based on his appearance in Marvel Comics in the mid-70’s, in a red and white outfit, with red pants and a designed shirt. The deco has minimal bleeding, meaning that the the white and red do crossover in some area’s, but it’s not too noticeable. The head sculpt is mostly masked with a metallic gold beak on his forehead, along with sculpted black hair on top and is also textured.
The wings on this figure are also the same one’s used for the previously offered Falcon figure, as well as the Vulture. The wings attach to the back of the arms and forearms, and inserted through the grooves. For the most part, they stay on pretty well, but keep in mind these are a big fragile and breakage may occur if excess force is used. Also included are two sets of interchangeable hands, including flight and closed fisted.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double jointed elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, butterfly shoulders, ball jointed torso, swivel wist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double jointed knees, swivel calves, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, Falcon is a great figure and a phenomenal likeness to the source material. The retro line continues to impress and this is one of the best offering in the line right now. Make sure to grab this figure and others while they’re available.