Could Hasbro Complete 2 X-Teams In One Marvel Legends Wave?

Could Hasbro Complete 2 X-Teams In One Marvel Legends Wave?


Jay Cochran - October 07, 2019
Last week during New York Comic Con we learned from Hasbro that we are steps closer to being able to round out both the original 90's X-Force and X-Factor teams in their next wave of X-Force themed Marvel Legends, but would they allow fans to complete those teams in their entirety in the next wave? The answer is yes they could, but will they?

Here is what we know so far about what has already come and is coming for both teams.



The original Rob Liefeld X-Force included members Cable, Cannonball, Boom Boom, Shatterstar, Warpath, Domino and Feral. Out of those, we've already gotten Cable, Cannonball, Boom Boom, Domino, Shatterstar, and it was just announced last week that Warpath will be included in the next wave. That only leaves Feral as the last original member to be made into a action figure.




For X-Factor, in the 90's when legendary writer Peter David took over the book, the original X-Men members were replaced with a team that included Havoc, Polaris, Multiple Man, Forge, Wolfsbane and Strong Guy. This incarnation of the team was a US government sanctioned team, all of which featuring members wearing similar looking blue and yellow outfits.



Out of that team we've already gotten Multiple Man and Forge. During San Diego Comic Con this past summer it was announced we would be getting a new figure 2-pack featuring both Havoc and Polaris in their 90's X-Factor outfits and Strong Guy would be released as a Build-A-Figure in the near future, confirming last week in fact for the next X-Force wave. That only leaves Wolfsbane in her X-Factor outfit to be released.







So now we know from last week the next X-Force wave of figures to be released at the end of this year or early next year will include X-Force Warparth, X-Force Sunspot and Deadpool in blue X-Men outfit, with X-Factor Strong Guy being the Build-A-Figure for the wave. That leaves at least 3 more figures to be included in the wave, possibly four (For the sake of speculation in this article we are going to assume this will only be a 6 figure wave as opposed to 7.)






So could Hasbro give us both an X-Force Feral and X-Factor Wolfsbane in this next wave which would technically allow folks to round out those original team members for both teams, and if so what would the remaining figure be?




Sunspot while technically not an original member of X-Force was a founding member of the New Mutants, which is the team that eventually became X-Force. He was there up until the end of New Mutants and soon returned to the ranks of X-Force during the Rob Liefeld era.



So in keeping with that, another member that would almost be icing on top the cake for X-Force fans is Siryn. Like with Sunspot, technically not an original X-Force member, the daughter of long-time X-Men member Banshee joined up with Cable and his team soon after issue #1 and was a long-time fixture to the team.



Another possibility is the character known as Rictor. He and Boom Boom started out hanging with the original X-Factor team when it consisted of the original X-Men, and then they made their way to the New Mutants. Rictor left the team right before they became X-Force but soon returned.



In all honesty it's hard to believe Hasbro would load up one wave with so many in-demanded characters, in fact it would probably be more likely if Hasbro found a way to give us 3 more Deadpool figures, but we can always hope, right?

What three/four figures would you want to see round out the next X-Force wave? Let us know below in the COMMENTS SECTION.
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monron999 - 2019-10-14 @ 1:42 pm
On 10/12/2019 at 9:38 AM, mako said:

No, It's like a company giving people what they want, even when a vocal minority, claiming they speak for everyone, says they're not.

Now, now you and I have been over this again and again. You happen to live in this magical little place where MCU figures just fly off the shelves and comic figures linger like Grandma's fruitcake. Where the Care Bears ride unicorns and Captain Marvel was a good movie. That's all good and cool, but me, I live in the real world where I can go to any Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Best Buy, Gamestop, hell even JC Penny and find pretty much any damn MCU figure I want (save for Infinity War Thor, for some reason), but things like the X-Men/X-Force waves and the Vintage Waves are barely anywhere to be found in the wild (thank you internet). Sure, there are people who want 50 MCU Captain Americas, and sure even those who don't will even buy 50 MCU Captain America's (myself included), but being one of those people who didn't want, yet still bought all the countless boring retreads, there's a reason I've posted several pictures in the past of MCU (including Netflix) figures outnumbering comic figures 5 to 1 on the warmer pegs. I've thrown down the gauntlet to you to show me and everyone else otherwise several times and you've never stepped up to the challenge to back it up. Let's make a little wager. I will put up my MIB Dark Phoenix & Classic Cyclops 2 pack from the late, great TRU if you can post more pics than I can of comic figures clogging the pegs than I can of the MCU figures doing just that, I've got plenty of pics on my global tracking device right now and can probably gather at least a half dozen more today. Let's do it.

It's not a factor of who likes what or which figures are better (cough, cough, comic, cough), but it's a matter of how many times you want to buy the same Malibu Captain America "but with a different hat" (credit to the Simpsons). Like I said I buy them all sooner or later, regardless of how much I protest (damn you Captain Marvel Wave), but do I "want" another MCU Captain America that bad or do the Execs want me to feel like I have to buy another MCU Cap? The later waves of DCUC showed that every wave does not need to have a major character to sell well and sell out, and though it will never happen, I venture to say ML would sell as well, or better if waves included some more obscure, lesser known figures instead of a major character.

SpiderS - 2019-10-12 @ 11:51 pm

In my opinion,  strategically it isnt wise to give so many wanted figures at once but considering how many figures we are getting it doesnt seem Improbable. Furthermore, I hope that Warpath comes with alternative head sculpt, that hairdo doesnt do it for me personally.   

AnotherPunkChef - 2019-10-12 @ 11:05 pm

Hopefully when they finish up we'll get Generation X

mako - 2019-10-12 @ 2:38 pm
10 hours ago, monron999 said:

Not really, but selling you Captain America over and over with slightly different clothing is like KFC selling you the same chicken leg in a different box.

No, It's like a company giving people what they want, even when a vocal minority, claiming they speak for everyone, says they're not.

monron999 - 2019-10-12 @ 4:33 am
18 hours ago, mako said:

Uh, I think you kinda missed your own point. See, there's a reason they repeat main characters. Main characters makes fans happy to.

As a kid, I could personally attest to the disappointment of hitting the stores and not finding those main characters, Duke, Snake Eyes, He-Man etc. I never understood the argument that they should make less of a given line's main character. That's like saying KFC shouldn't sell so much chicken.

Not really, but selling you Captain America over and over with slightly different clothing is like KFC selling you the same chicken leg in a different box.

leokearon - 2019-10-11 @ 4:05 pm
40 minutes ago, monron999 said:

To be honest, I think as well received as the Alpha Flight box set has been so far, I wouldn't be surprised it Hasbro started to do some of these other team rosters in boxed format. Anything within the 5 to 7 character range would well be within the realm of possibility. I could see a Reavers box set (Bonebreaker, Pretty Boy, Cole, Macon, Donald Pierce). Bonebreaker would count as the typical "larger" figure and pretty much the rest of them could be done with reused bucks and new head sculpts. Of course, Deathstrike would be done as a single pack, I predict if not in this wave, at least in one wave this year, possibly a vintage wave. Teams like Mauraders (or Nasty Boys), UFoes and Winter Guard could fall in short order. Personally I think it would be a good idea and an ingenious way of getting some of these obscure, yet much wanted figures out of the way.

If the Alpha Flight set is a success it could happen and as shown this board came up with loads of ideas

leokearon - 2019-10-11 @ 4:03 pm
6 hours ago, mako said:

Uh, I think you kinda missed your own point. See, there's a reason they repeat main characters. Main characters makes fans happy to.

As a kid, I could personally attest to the disappointment of hitting the stores and not finding those main characters, Duke, Snake Eyes, He-Man etc. I never understood the argument that they should make less of a given line's main character. That's like saying KFC shouldn't sell so much chicken.

Main characters should be done, it's the frequency of which they have been done that (personally) is the problem. Back in the 80's there was 1 new He-Man and 1 New Skeletor a year to make sure that kids had a chance to get some version of them. But in the 2000X version, they were getting one nearly every wave. The problem comes that these then take up space which could be used for other characters. The same thing with Transformers recently, every year and every line, there is at least 3-4 Optimus Primes/Megatrons, Bumblebees, Starscreams etc and it doesn't help if they look very similar.

monron999 - 2019-10-11 @ 3:24 pm
On ?10?/?8?/?2019 at 11:29 AM, Chunkylover said:

OK, you win. 90's Feral and Wolfsbane will both be in the line, not Deadpool or Wolverine. :wink:

To be honest, I think as well received as the Alpha Flight box set has been so far, I wouldn't be surprised it Hasbro started to do some of these other team rosters in boxed format. Anything within the 5 to 7 character range would well be within the realm of possibility. I could see a Reavers box set (Bonebreaker, Pretty Boy, Cole, Macon, Donald Pierce). Bonebreaker would count as the typical "larger" figure and pretty much the rest of them could be done with reused bucks and new head sculpts. Of course, Deathstrike would be done as a single pack, I predict if not in this wave, at least in one wave this year, possibly a vintage wave. Teams like Mauraders (or Nasty Boys), UFoes and Winter Guard could fall in short order. Personally I think it would be a good idea and an ingenious way of getting some of these obscure, yet much wanted figures out of the way.

DylanRaven055 - 2019-10-11 @ 12:41 pm

I sure hope we get all of this 90's versions of the characters, even those that are rather obscure. I agree with @monron999, even with the couple of movies coming out, there's enough space for Hasbro to give us far more comic based waves than this year. 

Even though I got into Marvel Legends with MCU figures, I really love many of the comic based figures, even if I don't know some of the characters. As @memocromatico said, I buy what I can/like, I guess most of us do.

mako - 2019-10-11 @ 9:31 am
14 hours ago, monron999 said:

New characters make the fans happy, hands down, clear and simple. Repeating and repeating the main characters over and over again makes the suits happy. 

Uh, I think you kinda missed your own point. See, there's a reason they repeat main characters. Main characters makes fans happy to.

As a kid, I could personally attest to the disappointment of hitting the stores and not finding those main characters, Duke, Snake Eyes, He-Man etc. I never understood the argument that they should make less of a given line's main character. That's like saying KFC shouldn't sell so much chicken.

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