A few of the other Marvel Legends I was able to procure really have nothing to do with the Hulk but they are still worth showing off! The first is the Mysterio figure released last year. This very hard to find figure has a even rarer counterpart sporting a green head underneath the fishbowl helmet. I was never able to locate the green head variant but was still excited to snag a white-head Mysterio. I have only seen one out in the wild and bought it when I did – thank goodness! While I had almost completed a full Lizard BAF I wrestled with the thought of busting this open for the left leg.
Ultimately, I chose to keep Mysterio in the package and bought an extra leg off of ebay. Mysterio is still one of my favorite Spider-Man villains so I wanted to keep the figure pristine! Moving on, I was able to find a few older figures from series once forgotten. The first is Warlock with an alternate head to make the Magus – an amazing duel character at the center of some of the greatest Marvel event stories ever!
From the same series I bought the unique Death’s Head II. I haven’t read very much that Death’s Head has appeared and truthfully, I have no real desire to do such – but the character design is so original and cool that the figure was too hard to ignore! Another main reason to pick this guy up was the fact that this is the first time this particular character was cast in plastic!
I also have the Rocket and Groot 2-pack from GotG Vol 2. I have picked up pretty much every Rocket figure due to the significance to Hulk history that he shares and really like the Groot figures that have been released with him. This Rocket has a different body sculpt than the first movie and of course Groot comes with his nifty red jump suit.
The non-Marvel Legends figures released for the movie were clearly not ever made with the same details or articulation. Even the paint apps are not nearly as impressive. The only thing going for these figures are the more affordable price tag. Of course this set and the Hulk were on the more expensive side of this line.
The crudely painted teenage Groot has random splotches of green paint to illustrate “foliage” and while the Rocket is a near sculpt to the ML figure it’s still not painted as well as its counterpart. With an influx of Rocket merchandise it’s hard to make sure I am gathering it all – but the main focus is on action figures.
My friend told me that once, a while back when Mighty Muggs was first released, he imagined these figures to be the next huge thing – and they certainly could have been – but through a set of unfortunate circumstances this line was cut short. Then, of course, they released the new version of Mighty Muggs with a regular and mini version. They were released once again but with more alterations to make them micro. A sad ending to what could have been a great series!
They have a new version out with multiple faces that can be switched by pressing their heads into their bodies. I already had a chance to show off the new Hulk – check it out on this site – but they released a series 2. Rocket Raccoon was part of that series and it’s an amazing little piece with some great facial expressions! The odd one being the Manga version with a uni tooth in the front.
The original GoG Dorbz set had a pretty great Rocket. This one is not much different except the clothing. The original Raccoon had an orange jumpsuit and this one, being more fashionable, rocks this blue space overalls. He also sports a couple of guns – which is Rocket’s specialty – so, you know… it fits.
Isn’t it hilarious that everything Marvel now reflects the movies… well, all but the actual freaking comics! But this figure was sitting in the shelves of TRU and beckoned to come home with me. I have most of the Rocket figures that have been made and this rodent will always have a home in the Hulk room since he debuted in the Hulk series. I have yet to watch the cartoon but I had pretty much given up on all of Marvel cartoons after the disaster that was Hulk: and the Agents of SMASH.
I have to confess – I prefer the Dorbz figures over the Pop figures that everyone else seems to be going crazy over. I know that there is a Pop figure for… well, pretty much everything over the sun. Even Sixteen Candles. Who was looking for Sixteen Candles collectibles? Apparently, someone. I enjoy the Dorbz better – mainly because they remind me of the Mighty Muggs and they do not sport the bobblehead feature that the Pop figures do.
This is the XL Rocket Dorbz so it stands an impressive 6″ – just as a size comparison regular Dorbz are half that size. I only have a few Dorbz figures but I was able to snag this one for a song as it was being clearanced out at Barnes and Noble.
I think I figured this out! I will post this on Christmas day (which I originally decided I wasn’t going to post on this day) but I will do this – and a Christmas wish – and than finish the week tomorrow! So here is the Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon figure that people had a hard time finding when the Guardians of the Galaxy wave hit the shelves. I thought it was decent enough – but I was more impressed with the Groot Build a Figure. It made me have to get the rest of the pieces to complete the whole figure!