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Marvel Legends launch Marvel Studios Legacy Collection starting with Black Panther

The Marvel Legends series is getting its own version of the Star Wars Archive line, with the launch of the Marvel Studios Legacy Series of figures. The line will kick off with a wave of re-released figures to celebrate the original Black Panther movie from 2018. These Marvel Legends will sit within a wider Legacy Collection selection of Black Panther releases including basic POA figures and role-play items.


The packaging remains windowed - no closed box format as yet - and is the same style as the standard Legends format. It has a new Legacy logo on the top left tab. The Legends logo has also translated from white to gold.


The figures come without any BAF parts that may have been included in their original release, and are a mix of direct re-releases and minor tweaks. Black Panther is released in his Vibranium Charged suit, originally from the Infinity War line. We will then get a re-release of Shuri, and she has a full paint update to be a closer match to her screen costume with added blue to the outfit and a lighter tan skirt.


The next release is Nakia who has some new boots and also appears to have some decor updates including the Dora Milaje outfit with what looks to be a darker red tunic and sash. Her weaponry is also changed from the original silver circular blades to a translucent blue. The final figure in the set is Killmonger and he is also upgraded, with a clearer print to the Black Panther costume and an improved and more golden mask. He will also feature the unmasked Michael B. Jordon head released in the 2-pack with Agent Ross.


These first four figures are all general releases and will be sold via Hasbro Pulse and most other Hasbro stockists.



We then have two further figures of M'Baku, the original BAF from the 2nd Black Panther wave, and a standard Black Panther with an unmasked Chadwick Boseman head. These are both virtually identical to their original releases with a few major paint tweaks. These two Legacy releases are exclusive with M'Baku a Target US exclusive, and Black Panther sold at Walmart. Outside of the US, these are Fan Channel releases.


All six of the Marvel Legends Black Panther Legacy Collection figures are listed as August 2022 releases. The four general figures are live for pre-order now, while we are waiting on the two Fan Channel exclusives to go live with the timing of these likely linked to the date they go live in the US at Target and Walmart.




MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH BLACK PANTHER Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available: Fall 2022)


A warrior and defender of Wakanda, T’Challa is the hero of legend, Black Panther. With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections. From figures to vehicles to premium roleplay items, the Marvel Legends Series offers elite character-inspired product for Marvel fans and collectors. Additional figures each sold separately.



MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH SHURI Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available: Fall 2022)


The mastermind behind some of Wakanda’s most advanced technologies, Shuri designs and distributes Vibranium-powered gear to Wakanda’s greatest warriors and allies. With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections. From figures to vehicles to premium roleplay items, the Marvel Legends Series offers elite character-inspired product for Marvel fans and collectors. Additional figures each sold separately.



MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH MARVEL’S NAKIA Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available: Fall 2022)


A member of the Dora Milaje, Nakia protects the reigning Black Panther with strength and poise. With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections. From figures to vehicles to premium roleplay items, the Marvel Legends Series offers elite character-inspired product for Marvel fans and collectors. Additional figures each sold separately.



MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH KILLMONGER Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available: Fall 2022)


A warrior of physical and mental strength, Erik Killmonger slashes into battle with unrivaled intensity. With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections. From figures to vehicles to premium roleplay items, the Marvel Legends Series offers elite character-inspired product for Marvel fans and collectors. Additional figures each sold separately.



MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH M’BAKU Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available: Fall 2022)


Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this 6-inch-scale figure, inspired by the character from Marvel Entertainment. The MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH M’BAKU figure features sculpting and deco-inspired by his appearance in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. M’Baku, the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe, is faced with challenging T’Challa for the throne or joining forces to defend Wakanda from evil forces. Additionally, the figure features movie-accurate deco and detailing and his signature club accessory. Includes figure and 1 accessory.


The Marvel Legends Series offers an elite character-inspired product for Marvel fans and collectors, from figures to vehicles to premium roleplay items. Additional figures each sold separately. Subject to availability. Available soon for pre-order exclusively at Target.



MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH BLACK PANTHER Figure

(HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99 /Available: Fall 2022)


Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy this 6-inch-scale figure, inspired by the character from Marvel Entertainment. This MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES BLACK PANTHER figure features sculpting and deco inspired by his appearance in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. After the death of his father T’Chaka, T’Challa must assume the Black Panther mantle as the next king of Wakanda. Additionally, the figure features movie-accurate deco and detailing and alternate head and hands accessories. Includes figure and 3 accessories.


The Marvel Legends Series offers an elite character-inspired product for Marvel fans and collectors, from figures to vehicles to premium roleplay items. Additional figures each sold separately. Subject to availability. Available soon for pre-order exclusively at Walmart.




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