Hasbro is offering a new wave of Marvel Knights in Marvel Legends, which is inspired from their appearances in Marvel Comics, and features these standalone characters. This wave includes Blade, Luke Cage Power Man, Clea, Daredevil, Fist Ninja, Lady Bullseye, and Midnight Suns Iron Man, with a build-a-figure of the Mindless One. This is a notable wave for the most die-hard of Marvel fans and collectors out there as some of these character make their debut in Marvel Legends, while others are getting some modern-day updates.
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Availability: November 2023
Blade and Luke Cage are packaged in window box blister cards, with the Marvel Knights logo, Marvel Legends logo, and themed artwork on the package. Images of the character inspired from his comic appearance are on both sides, and the back. Also on the back is another image, a description and a look at the full wave and Mindless One. The return of the plastic tray is back so you will once again be able to see exactly what’s inside the package. Environmental friendly packaging is gone, so if you can, recycle this plastic!
Blade gets a much needed new figure with one of his classic appearances, and comes in a black long trench coat, with a sheath for the sword attached to the back, a textured armored vest, a black belt with a metallic silver belt buckle, black pants and boots. The head sculp0t shows an open mouth with vampire teeth, and includes the black glasses, a flat textured hair, and a go-tee.
Blade includes a sword, two pairs of interchangeable hands (closed fisted and open grip), 2 bladed weapons, 2 stakes, and the head and eye attachment for Mindless One.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ab crunch, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, swivel boots, hinged and rocker ankles.
Luke Cage Power Man gets a much needed update in this line and inspired from his 1970’s appearance. He comes in his yellow open jacket and yellow boots, black pants with a chain belt, and bracelets in a dark metallic grey. The head sculpt has a headband with rhe same dark metallic grey that matches the bracelets, black textured hair, and nicely done facial details.
Luke Cage Power Man includes two sets of interchangeable hands (closed fisted and open handed), and the left leg of Mindless One.
His articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel-thighs, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles.
Overall, Blade and Luke Cage are overdue for updates such as these and they are essential additions to your Marvel collection. The detail and likeness looks great and this is one wave to complete to build that gorgeous Mindless One Build-A-Figure. You can grab this wave now for $22.49 each by using our links to Entertainment Earth.