Hasbro's Virtual Pulse-Con
event is just days away, and with that speculation on what we might be seeing has already begun to run rampant on the net. While speculation is always fun which I will be doing a little bit here, I thought it also might be a good idea to recommend some caution in setting expectations to high for how much new Marvel Legends
product we will actually be seeing. Like this year, there is definitely a lot of Marvel Legends
product in the pipeline for 2022, but how much of that will actually get revealed this weekend remains to be seen.
Before we go any further, lets first go over what we know 100% about this weekend in regards to what to expect for Marvel Legends
. We know the Marvel Legends panel
will be taking place on Saturday October 23 at 2PM ET on Hasbro's YouTube Channel
. We of course will have full coverage of that here on MarvelousNews
. Here is the official description of the panel:
The Hasbro Marvel product experts will discuss some exciting news around Hasbro’s ever popular MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES action figure line! Viewers will also get a sneak peek of upcoming, never before seen Marvel action figures plus some special surprises as well.
Jesse Falcon, Marvel
Julia & Eric Lewald
The first four names on the panelists list are well known to Marvel Legends
collectors and not surprising to see on the panel in any way. Julia
And Eric Lewald
when it comes to Marvel are best known for their work on the original Fox X-Men Animated Series
is a Marvel Comics
artist and writer who has worked on titles such as Venom
. David Nakayama
is also an artist who has done work for Marvel primarily specializing in comic covers. I know Nakayama
did a variant cover for Cates' Venom #1
, but I don't know if that has any baring on the two of them being on this panel.
Besides that we know there will be two Marvel Legends Pulse-Con exclusives
going up for purchase. This includes the Marvel Legends Retro Cardback Spider-Man Animated Series Venom
for $31.99 and the Marvel Legends Series M.O.D.O.K. World Domination Tour Collection
set for $73.99. I know they will be offering exclusives each day (10/22-23) on the Pulse website. This will start at 4pm ET for premium members and 5pm ET for everyone else. It's not clear if all the Pulse exclusives will be offered on both days or be split up between the two days. For instance I don't know if these Marvel exclusive will be offered Friday and Saturday, or just on Saturday after the Marvel Panel. My feeling is both days, but again Hasbro hasn't made that super clear. I really don't think these will be that hard to get either way.
Finally Hasbro's Dan Yun
seemed to be warning folks on social media to lower expectations for what will be revealed with a tweet saying "Your guesses...lower the expectations"
So what do I expect to see this weekend? While I don't have any insider info on specifics, I think we will see at least 6 new items revealed. Almost definitely more but at least 6.
I think the chances are high we will see the Marvel Legends 20th Anniversary
wave fully revealed. We saw the Captain America
figure for this wave revealed last week by Unparalleled Universe
. The other 3 figures rumored for this wave include Iron Man, Hulk
and a new Toad
figure. These will be modern versions of the figures released in the first Toy Biz
I don't know if we will be seeing any regular waves fully revealed this weekend. My feeling is we might be getting a bunch of partial reveals and teases. One reason for this might be due to all the shipping delays going on with the back ups at the ports here in the United States. Hasbro
may be reluctant to open pre-orders for a lot of new product right now, and this goes for all their brands.
Another reason for not seeing any regular waves being fully revealed this weekend is that we continue to see Disney push back release dates for upcoming MCU movies as we reported on yesterday
. I know there are planned waves for each of the movies mentioned yesterday, but I am not really expecting any kind of reveals for them this weekend. Maybe a few teases with some of the comic book based figures in the Dr. Strange
wave. If so you won't want to sleep through that.
Of course there is the rumored X-Men
and comic based Avengers
waves I have reported on previously. I don't expect those to be going up for pre-order this week, but I do feel like there is a good chance we will at least get some of those revealed on Saturday.
We can expect more Disney+
stuff to come in 2022, but I don't expect there to be much emphasis on any of that this weekend., I would say if we see anything it might be something teased for Hawkeye
is going to be celebrating his 60th Anniversary
in 2022, and I am expecting Hasbro
to be releasing product for that which is something I could see them possibly starting to tease this weekend.
I know there is at least one more 3.75" Retro wave
coming, so we might start to see that as well as more role-play replica
Then of course there are store exclusives
. We know more are coming, so I definitely wouldn't be surprised if we some kind of reveals on that front.
So that's all I have for now. Again I think keeping expectations for the amount of new product revealed this weekend on the lower side is good advise. That way if they show more than expected, we will be pleasantly surprised as opposed to feeling disappointed.
Of course as I mentioned above, speculation is always fun, so let us know what you hope to see in the COMMENTS SECTION