Finally, there’s a new Howard the Duck action figure coming out. The anthropomorphic waterfowl from another galaxy joins some characters from various Disney+ MCU shows in the Marvel Legends series of 6″ action figures.
We spotted the announcement over at Figures.com. From What If…? to Loki to WandaVision, characters all over the MCU have gathered in this interesting mashup wave:
- Agent Jimmy Woo
- Classic Loki
- He-Who-Remains (Kang)
- Howard the Duck
- Red Skull
- Zombie Iron Man
- Zombie Scarlet Witch
The Build-A-Figure this time is Moon Knight’s Khonshu. Aside from Classic Loki, Khonshu is the best-looking full-size figure in the series. The expected MSRP for these figures is $24.99 each, which is about on par with the current pricing. However, shouldn’t the cost decrease since the packaging now contains less plastic?
Expect to see these figures show up on store shelves in Spring 2023, but they can be pre-ordered from Hasbro Pulse right now. Act fast because these things tend to disappear quickly. Well, at least Howard will.
This wave of Marvel Legends figures will also feature the new plastic-less boxes allowing you only to see a picture of the figure on the outside. Want to make sure that character is in mint condition? Well, you’ll have to roll them dice. Unfortunately, I feel we’ll be seeing a lot of broken packaging on the shelves thanks to this new trend.
Even weirder is that Hasbro/Disney/Marvel still insist on making action figures of secondary characters. You know what I’m talking about, especially if you’ve passed by the clearance aisle at a big box store. Lots of Owen Wilsons. A bunch of Eternals (I know they’re not secondary characters in their own movie, but come on. Who really wanted a Sprite figure).
What do you think of these $20-$30 figures hidden behind cardboard? Will this negatively affect the collectibles market? Let us know your thoughts below.
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