Yes, folks, I’m gearing up to write my features on the first wave in the return of Marvel Legends, and I’m pretty damn excited about it. But before getting into the figures, I wanted to have a couple belts of Jameson and say a few things about what the original Marvel Legends line meant to me. I actually started collecting the Toy Biz line back when I was on the hunt for Transformers or GI JOE or Star Wars and couldn’t find anything new. I got tired of coming home from my hunts empty handed and I decided to pick one up. I really don’t remember my first one, but it might have been The Thing because I’ve been a Fantastic Four fan since I was barely able to read a comic and I do remember having a special fondness for that figure. Either way, I brought that figure home and it was love at first sight. I was back at the store that weekend buying everything Marvel Legends that they had. What was at first a consolation prize had become a prized new line of figures.
And there’s Wave One. Hasbro’s still at the helm and there’s still no comic book reprint or display base, but at least the BAF pieces have returned. I’m not only willing to give these guys another chance, I’m hoping against hope that Hasbro learned from their mistakes and are giving it a better go this time around. Well, starting tomorrow we’ll find out. The first wave consists of Iron Man, Thor, Hope Summers, Ghost Rider, Klaw, and Constrictor. And tomorrow will kick off Marvel Legends week here at FigureFan with a look at the first figure… Ghost Rider.