Yesterday we told you about the newly announced Amazon exclusive Marvel Legends West Coast Avengers Boxset
which is now available for pre-order on the Amazon website
for $124.99. This set includes Hank Pym
and Classic Mockingbird
which are being released for the first time in the line along with slightly modified re-releases of Silver Centurion Iron Man, Tigra
From what I can tell the only difference between this Tigra
and the most recent one Hasbro
released is the orange on the skin has been toned down. The previous Tigra
came with two headsculpts where this one only comes with the more angry looking one.
The Julia Carpenter version of Spider-Woman
was last released in the MCU Molten Man BAF wave
. This new version has a new headsculpt and comes with closed fisted hands that were not included with the original figure. The original figure did have an extra hand with a web shooting out of it that is not included here.
The Silver Centurion Iron Man
was previously released as a Walgreens
exclusive. This new version has white on the arms and legs as opposed to silver and the eyes on the helmet are blacked out. The shoulder pads look like they may have also been slightly modified to give it a more comic accurate look than that of the Walgreens one. This Walgreens one had a few more replusor type effects included, but you do get the standard versions with this new figure.
For those who are looking to round out their West Coast Avengers
team we would also recommend you check out these figures which are still available as well:
The recently announced Hawkeye with Sky-Cycle
. Hawkeye was a founding team member and for most of the time the team's leader. While Hawkeye
has been released multiple times in the line over the years, this is the newest version and you also get the cool Sky-Cycle
which was also featured in several issues of West Coast Avengers
Classic Wonder Man
which is available now. This version of Wonder Man
was featured in the original 4-issue WCA mini-series. Granted he wore his traditional black and red outfit more in the series which Hasbro has done a version of, but that is an older released figure and you will likely have to go to the secondary market to pick that one up if you don't have it already.
If you want a more classic looking Iron Man
figure for the team then we would recommend getting the Tony Stark (A.I.)
figure which was released in the Mr. Hyde BAF wave
. While there have been other Iron Man
figures released by Hasbro
in the Marvel Legends
line over the years that would work for this team, the AI one has that classic yellow and gold look that fits the comics and is still available at a reasonable price. When WCA first started, it was actually James Rhodes
under the helmet and not Tony Stark
who at the time was wearing the classic yellow and gold armor. Later on Stark
resumed the role of Iron Man
and was also part of the team.
So that rounds out the original team members, however since this new boxset also features Spider-Woman
who didn't join the team until issue #70
, we also recommend checking out these figures. Note the art on the packaging for this new boxset is NOT comic book accurate
. It says issue #60 on it but the artwork is actually loosely based on issue #1 Vol 2 of the series. They replaced Wonder Man
with Hank Pym.
who at the time had retired from the super hero life had been around off and on pretty early on in WCA, but didn't really officially join the team and start wearing the red jumpsuit until around issue #20
. He still didn't want to resume any of his previous super hero identities such as Ant-Man, Giant Man
which is why he wore the jumpsuit as opposed to a traditional super hero costume.
Anyway getting back to the other figure recommendations for the team, I recommend the newest USAgent
was originally forced on the team by the government in issue #44
. He and Hawkeye
didn't always see things eye-to-eye.
and White Vision
. The newest White Vision figure Hasbro released on a Toy Biz Retro cardback is currently available on Amazon for $15.72
. These two played a significant role on the team during the VisionQuest
storyline that began in issue #42
and explains why Vision
turned white for a time.