Marvel Legends Wave -1: Avengers
Marvel Legends Wave -1: Avengers Assemble!
After a two year-haitus from CustomCOn,
Whiz Kid Productions returns with an amazing assortment of Marvel
Legends figures. This wave of figures, with release date TBA,
is part of a special arrangement between Marvel, Toy Biz, Hasbro,
and WKP. "Basically, I sat down, made some figures,
and started producing them. These guys keep calling me, talking
about lawsuits, contracts, and other boring stuff, but I pretend
I can't speak English and hang up on them," says Luke Thompson,
aka Whiz Kid. Having established himself a while back with 5" Marvel
figures, then moving into the 6" realm when Marvel Legends
took off, and even a foray or two into DC Direct, he is confident
that this wave will appeal to everyone... or at least as many
people as he can sell it to before the lawyers catch up to him.
First is the fan-Favorite Black Knight,
in all his armored glory.
Black Knight will dome with a sword and an Atomic Steed.
Here is Black Knight cruising on
Next is Hellcat, the token female
of the wave. That doesn't mean any shortcuts were taken!
The wave continues with Machine Man.
Oh yes, Machine Man!
Extendable limbs? But of course!
Thunderstrike puts in an appearance,
in all his Asgardian glory. He will, for obvious reasons, come
with his mace.
US Agent rounds out the heroes of
the wave. This look is based on the recent Invaders relaunch.
He has a chield and an energy truncheon.
But it's not over! The line has a
few villainous faces in it as well, beginning with My. Hyde!
The line also includes Dreadknight,
a character many may not know, but is a personal favorite of
the creator. He comes with a gun and a lance.
Why include such a minor character?
To give reason for the Build-A-Figure of his amazing flying
steed, Hellhorse! Like previous Marvel Legends releases, each
figure will come with a part to build this obscenely cool but
relatively unknown creature.
And there you have it! Watch the
shelves- if WKP can trick the stores into carrying this unliscensed
product, it'll be appearing near you soon! Look for WKP to show
up at the next CustomCOn with an entry that Whiz Kid describes
as "pure power!"