Some people think they were born in the wrong time. Sadly, I am one of those who wish I was born in a different time. While many with this belief wish to have been born in an earlier, simpler time I wish I had been born later; toys are so much better now. We are living in an age where comic books and superheroes are mainstream. Kids these days have some of the coolest toys (that line needs to be read in a grumpy old man voice followed by the line, “Get off my lawn!”).
One of the toy lines I have been very impressed with is the Marvel Legends 12 inch figure line from Hasbro. This ever growing figure line includes: Captain America, Deadpool (2 versions), Thor, Spider-Man (2 versions), Iron Man, Wolverine and Daredevil (a San Diego Comic Con exclusive) and now Black Panther.
The character Black Panther has been around since 1966, making his first comic book appearance in Fantastic Four #52, but it wasn’t until Captain America: Civil War that Black Panther made it to the big screen. Black Panther is now returning to the big screen in one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2018, the aptly named Black Panther.
Adding to the anticipation for the movie is the release of this figure, the new King of Wakanda: The Black Panther. The Black Panther figure stands approximately 12 inches tall and comes with:
• 2 Heads (one masked, one unmasked)
• 2 extra sets of hands (one set of fists and one set of gripper hands) in addition to the one’s on the figure
One of the things I love about the Marvel Select 12 inch line is that the figures are not overpriced. Some toy companies are producing overpriced collectibles that look great on a shelf but you can’t really play with them. If you can’t play with your toys, why buy them at all?
The Marvel Legends 12 inch Black Panther figure is quite impressive with approximately 30 points of articulation. When it comes to action figures one of the things I believe is that more you can pose a figure is the more time you spend playing with it. The points of articulation for the Black Panther figure are:
· Elbows (Double Joint)
· Wrists (spin and up and down)
· Knees (Double Joint)
· Ankles (up and down and left to right)
Another thing I think is worth mentioning is that the head sculpt. The unmasked head is amazing. I think it looks just Chadwick Boseman (see photos).
I have been very impressed with the Marvel Legends 12 inch figures and Black Panther is no exception. Made for ages 4 and up they will really work for both a collector and a child who loves superheroes. Hasbro continues to impress with this line.
The Marvel Legends 12 inch Black Panther figure is available now, just in time for the release of the Black Panther movie. SRP for this figure is $49.99. The Black Panther is a great looking figure and would be an excellent addition to your collection of 12 inch Marvel Legends figures.
You can pick up Black Panther from your local purveyor of toys and collectibles. You can also pick one up from Entertainment Earth. Get yours today! Avengers Assemble!!!!