After the disappointment that was trying to order the GI Joe Classfied exclusive Target figures, Hasbro tried to make good with its Marvel reveals for Fan First Tuesday. A lot of which we already knew from earlier previews, but the exact rollout was still up in the air.
The big reveal — the Hellfire Club set that would have been the traditional San Diego Comic Con exclusive — managed to both amaze and disappoint. More on that in a sec.
First up were another wave of Deadpool 2 figures. Deadpool and Teenage Negasonic Warhead in a two-pack and Domino as a singles figure.
Old Man Logan and Hawkeye set features some of Hasbro’s first pinless joint figures. Interesting choices for that format. These figures both look amazing. They’re just not a priority for me.
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Hasbro revealed the home for the Nimrod figure, in a three pack with modern Psylocke and Fantomex. I wanted Nimrod and Fantomex isn’t bad and I’m ambivalent with modern Psylocke after I got the Jim Lee version. It’s a nice looking set.
The Storm and Thunderbird set looked cool although with the Black Tom Cassidy figure, it seemed odd that his cousin, Banshee, is still in figure update limbo.
Thunderbird was an X-Man for all of two missions while Banshee has served through various eras.
Storm looks fantastic and I like the different posing options a lot. Hopefully she won’t have any issues standing. This is a Target exclusive, which after today has me a little leery about being able to get easily online.
The Logan two-pack looks great although it seems an odd choice to leave out Lara and not just make it a three-pack. She’s the only other essential member of the cast from the film so she’s an odd omission to me.
Now onto the Hellfire Club set. First off, it looks great right down to that incredible packaging. All of the included figures look good and Emma Frost is exactly what I wanted. So why is it a little disappointing? It’s that the Hellfire Club is a team that really could be completed in one set especially with Shaw and Pierce basically being the same figure with a head sculpt and hand sculpts.
The biggest (literal) omission is Leland, the big boi member of the group who manipulates gravity. I was also pulling for a Jason Wyngarde aka Mastermind since he’s the one responsible for Jean turning into Dark Phoenix. I suppose Hasbro can still release them in a two-pack or solo pack, but a Wyngarde/Black Queen two-pack probably would have made more sense.
Hopefully this isn’t a case where we’re waiting on Leland and Wyngarde for years after this set is released. This will be a Hasbro Pulse exclusive.