Is Hasbro Planning On Doing A 90's Comic Book Based Marvel Legends War Machine?

Is Hasbro Planning On Doing A 90's Comic Book Based Marvel Legends War Machine?


Jay Cochran - October 24, 2018
Hasbro this morning posted to their Instagram account this image of concept art for what seems to be a comic book based 90's version of War Machine, which is leading some to believe that Hasbro might be trying to give us a clue for an upcoming Marvel Legends figure they have in the works. The one strange thing about this art work that is not in keeping with the 90's armor is that it looks like the arc reactor on his chest is shaped like a star as opposed to a circle. The star would be more of an indication of Iron Patriot, however the rest of the armor, especially the helmet looks very much like the 90's War Machine and Hasbro labels the image as War Machine.

Hasbro has posted similar types of concept art like this before, but it's always been for Marvel Legends figures that had already been released. Hasbro has done various 6" figures of War Machine from the movies and even did an Ultimate version many years ago, but only Toy Biz has done any kind of 6" Marvel Legends War Machine figure from the 90's comic book era. Hasbro did do a 3.75" Marvel Universe comic book based War Machine, so it is possible that this concept artwork was used for that figure. Only time will tell I guess. What do you think, should Hasbro do a new 6" 90's version of War Machine from the comics?

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abnuggler - 2018-10-31 @ 5:40 pm

I really hope so, We really need a comic book based 6" War Machine, while they're at it we also need a good 90's Iron Man.

ejvs_theuniverse - 2018-10-31 @ 4:22 pm

YES LORD!!! I mean much love to Kurt Vonner and his suit, but its a bit dated, and I would love this to round out the epic duo of my beloved 90s cartoon if only they released a modular amor one like ToyBiz did for him and Iron Man.

watanabefan - 2018-10-31 @ 4:21 am

None yet. If they were showing concept art it's possible the actual figure may not end up in stores for a while. I think Dwight said the turn-around time on a Legends figure is usually about a year.

swede4444 - 2018-10-31 @ 3:17 am

Any further word on this? I'd love a War Machine figure. I've always passed on it before, but now he's somehow my four-year-old daughter's favorite Avenger, so my collection looks a little incomplete without him.

Gmen4ever - 2018-10-29 @ 3:39 am

Totally agree. Ironman is as well known as Spiderman is now to the non comic crowd thanks to the MCU. Hasbro should have zero fear of an all comic based IM line fizzling. They have only done his heroic age armor in a proper 6' scale as their previous BA IM was too small & as mentioned, skinny! BAFs can be made of classic Titanium man, classic SHIELD Mandroids & Firepower, that's 3 classic IM waves right there with 3 great characters for BAFs including 1 that is an army builder. Then you have a regular scaled army builder in classic Guardsmen. Don't forget Mauler & Sunturian. You can also slip in other classic Avengers into an IM line such as Falcon, & Swordsman.

monron999 - 2018-10-28 @ 3:02 am
On 10/25/2018 at 8:33 PM, Gmen4ever said:

Wow! I'm actually shocked at how many of you want a comic based War Machine & not another umpteenth MCU version. Kudos to all of you. Glad I'm not the only hard care marvel comic based fan here that doesn't collect the MCU. Thanks to the movies, Ironman is popular enough to have entire comic based waves done on & people will buy it, both MCU along with us comic based fans. Hasbro has thrown a few bones at us classic comic IM fans by giving us IM enemies Blizzard, Beetle who are pretty much C-level IM baddies along with a BAF of comic version Ironmonger.

Their poor attempt at Titanium man was just that, a poor attempt, dunno bout the rest of you but the TM I want is the late 70s version. This would make for the perfect BAF as he is 8+ ft tall. "Armor wars" Crimson Dynamo from the 80s is the version I want. Hasbro made an outstanding version of it in their 3.75 MU line, just enlarge that one to a 7' scale. Spymaster is my other most wanted IM villain. Throw in Whiplash/Blacklash as well! Classic Ghost is a must have as well. There are a ton more of comic based IM villians Hasbro yet to make!

True, there are a ton of IM comic characters to justify separate line. Along with all those you named don't forget about Mandarin, Melter, Controller, Guardsman, Cobalt Man, Mach X, U-Foes, Iron Heart, Maria Hill, and about 1,000 alternate armors. There's even a wealth of characters like Firepower, US Avengers' Iron Patriot, Detroit Steel and classic Mandroid (yellow) that could be BAFs. And don't expect Hasbro to pack every wave full of all the characters we want. In typical Hasbro fashion they would spread the headliners out as thinly as they can, which is fine by me. I don't mind getting all the obscure charactersI can, which I'm sure most of us don't. They're sitting on an untapped resource and I just don't understand what the hold up is. There was a time when it was understandable that Spider-Man was the only character to have an ongoing and consistentline outside of the standard team lines just due to his popularity and generous cast of characters, but these days Iron Man is every bit as recognizable as Spidey, if not as popular, and his supporting cast is almost as large. At this point it's laughable that they've never even given any indication that they've explored the possibility of utilizing it. What's the hold up, guys?

americamgl - 2018-10-28 @ 2:14 am
6 hours ago, warman546 said:

I want it. As a War Machine fan, I demand it be made.

Same here. I demand it to be made.

My first "Iron Man" figure as a kid was actually a War Machine figure.

warman546 - 2018-10-27 @ 7:54 pm

I want it. As a War Machine fan, I demand it be made.

rapitrone - 2018-10-26 @ 2:14 am

I'd buy it.

Gmen4ever - 2018-10-26 @ 1:33 am

Wow! I'm actually shocked at how many of you want a comic based War Machine & not another umpteenth MCU version. Kudos to all of you. Glad I'm not the only hard care marvel comic based fan here that doesn't collect the MCU. Thanks to the movies, Ironman is popular enough to have entire comic based waves done on & people will buy it, both MCU along with us comic based fans. Hasbro has thrown a few bones at us classic comic IM fans by giving us IM enemies Blizzard, Beetle who are pretty much C-level IM baddies along with a BAF of comic version Ironmonger.

Their poor attempt at Titanium man was just that, a poor attempt, dunno bout the rest of you but the TM I want is the late 70s version. This would make for the perfect BAF as he is 8+ ft tall. "Armor wars" Crimson Dynamo from the 80s is the version I want. Hasbro made an outstanding version of it in their 3.75 MU line, just enlarge that one to a 7' scale. Spymaster is my other most wanted IM villain. Throw in Whiplash/Blacklash as well! Classic Ghost is a must have as well. There are a ton more of comic based IM villians Hasbro yet to make!

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