The Marvel Legends action figure series is introducing more and more retro packaging into the mix. We’ve seen card backs of the early Toy Biz days, not things are rolling into the middle of the 1990s with the Fantastic Four! Marvel’s first family return in all their retro glory.
Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Thing, and The Human Torch are all present and accounted for in this 6″ line of action figures. We spotted these over at the Big Bad Toy Store and had a flashback moment of storming Toys R Us to collect the full set.
The figures are slated for a March 2022 release through the online retailer. Entertainment Earth has a release date listed for January 2022. I’m not sure which of the two will be right. I’m still waiting on some things I pre-ordered last year from both retailers.
I only had one figure from the original Toy Biz run, Mr. Fantastic. He had sticky, stretchy arms. On the first day, his right arm ripped out of the socket. Apparently, he wasn’t as fantastic as advertised.
The cartoon the packaging references aired during that mid-90s golden age of Marvel cartoons. It was a time of X-MEN, Spider-Man, Ghostrider, Iron Man, and, yes, the Fantastic Four. While it never gained the same iconic status as the X-MEN or Spidey on TV, the show did have a cool intro. The intro song is as direct as it gets, and there’s something about the animation style that is distinctly Nelvana.
Did you experience the same situation with your Mr. Fantasic figure that I did? Did you watch the Fantastic Four cartoon of the 1990s or the 1960s? Excited about the family’s appearance in the MCU? Let us know in the comments.
[Source: Big Bad Toy Store]
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