I might have said a few hundred times here, but Cyclops is by far my favorite X-Men. As a result, I’m on a longstanding hiatus from the X-Men comic books. Fortunately, there’s tons of great X-Men stories where Cyclops was a hero and not a murdering psychopath.
My Marvel Legends collection has been in desperate need of an upgraded Cyke. The original Giant Sized X-Men version was never one of my favorites since it used the ill-fitting Namor mold. And the bootcuffs. And weird paint wash. Not to mention the ‘smelled a skunk’ expression made it a hard figure to like despite my bias.
Now, Hasbro has come through for me and delivered a figure I’m cyked (ha-ha) to have front and center of my X-Men collection. At Toy Fair, Hasbro revealed its new Marvel Legends Cyclops in a two-pack with Dark Phoenix. That’s a great pairing and reminds me of a Minimates set I got to have a classic John Byrne style Cyclops.
I know it’s just a prototype promotional picture, but if that figure comes out looking like that, it’ll be my new favorite Marvel Legends figure. Everything is dead on from the focused, but not angry at the world expression. The shade of blue and yellow, the belt and the right size gloves and boots. It’s perfect.
And Dark Phoenix looks perfectly insane. I love it. The only problem with this set? It doesn’t come with a Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Wolverine and Banshee to complete the Giant Sized X-Men era team.
You can check out the review of the set here.
Image Credit: Hasbro