Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Hasbro have confirmed a new Marvel Legends MCU set as an exclusive for San Diego Comic Con 2019. The set is a two pack of the two elders of the universe - the Collector (Benicio del Toro) as seen in Guardians of the Galaxy and Infinity War, and the Grand Master (Jeff Goldblum) as seen in Thor Ragnarok.
The Grandmaster is more or less identical to the figure due to be released with Korg in an 80th Anniversary 2-pack later this year. However, they have given him a smiling face vs the more serious look he has in the Korg back. He comes with his melt-stick and a puddle of goo that may or may not have been his cousin, Carlo.
The Collector is a brand new figure and includes two head sculpts as well as the orb containing the power stone that he took possession of in Guardians of the Galaxy from the Guardians. This is most likely a re-use accessory taken from the original Star Lord release from GOTG.
The figure are presented in two halves or a circular box using colouring and design akin to the First Ten Years / 80th Anniversary sets. The set opens out to two show off a back panel containing a recreation of the movie poster.
The inserts for each figure look interesting with the Collector having a backdrop of Cosmo and his cage - and the Grandmaster the chair they had Thor strapped to when the two met. These are however more like cardboard inserts than anything overly useful for display purposes - similar to what they did last year for the Netflix Defenders Subway carriage.
Hasbro has confirmed the set will be on sale after SDCC 2019 via Hasbro Pulse and quantities will be made available for other conventions Worldwide - we'd assume that means MCM London later this year for the UK collectors.
"HASBRO MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 6-INCH THE COLLECTOR & THE GRANDMASTER 2-PACK
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International In San Diego)
Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy these 6-inch-scale THE COLLECTOR AND THE GRANDMASTER figures, inspired by the characters from MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and THOR: RAGNAROK. THE COLLECTOR AND THE GRANDMASTER figures feature premium design, realistic detail, and multiple points of articulation for high poseability and display in a MARVEL collection. Includes 2 figures and 4 accessories. Limited quantities of this item may be available at other select conventions in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe, including the EB Games Booth at Fan Expo Canada, and online at HasbroPulse.com following the convention. This item will also be available at select retailers in Asia."