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Toy Biz: Marvel Legends Series 4 Archive

Welcome to the official Fwoosh Marvel Legends Archives. In this topic you will find complete and accurate (to the best of our abilities) information on every character in every series of Marvel Legends. We will feature release dates, figure information (including variant information, accessories, points of articulation and sculptors), and links to pictures in the Fwoosh Archive (as they become available). We hope that this will be a good resource for current fans of the line and anyone wanting some background information on Marvel Comics Greatest Superheroes and Villains.

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Marvel Legends – Series 4 (2003)

Beast

Beast is a collector favorite that fits into both the Avengers, X-Men and Defenders. He’s a great character and seeing him in his blue fur is fantastic. the figure is huge! He’s way bigger than his listed six foot frame, and definitely wears the Jim Lee look which the rest of the X-Men in Marvel Legends lean. He’s got a new hip articulation joint that’s supposed to allow for the same posability and keep the sculpt. It’s an ok look. Beast is only missing an ab joint to reach perfection.

*Update February 2015*

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Dave Cortez
POA: 39
Base/Accessories: Danger Room Gymnastics Bar
Production Year: 2003

Elektra

Elektra is a great character and fits perfectly with Wolverine and the previous Spider-man Classics Daredevil. Now we just need a Bullseye. Elektra sports an amazing sculpt and some serious articulation for a female figure. Unlike Beast who has a traditional t-crotch, Elektra has a V-Crotch. I’d rather they went with the T-Crotch as the articulation would work better.

*Update April 2015*

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Steve Kiwis
POA: 40
Base/Accessories: Dojo Wall, Sais/Swords/Weapon Pack
Production Year: 2003

Gambit

Gambit’s a strong contender for one of the better Marvel Legends to date. One might argue that he’s on the thin side, but many a collector relate to this look. The face sculpt is amazing and is another fantastic piece by sculptor Phil Ramirez. The figure features a ton of articulation and is fun to pose. While he’s not a core character in the Giant Sized era of the X-Men he is a fit for the Jim Lee styling that seems to be dominating Marvel Legends.

*Update April 2015*

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Phil Ramirez
POA: 38
Base/Accessories: Destroyed Sentinel Hand, Removable Coat, Staff, Charged Playing Cards
Production Year: 2003

The Punisher

Punisher is a great choice with Marvel Legends and fits right alongside Elektra and the previously mentioned Spider-man Classics Daredevil. The figure is loaded with articulation, yes he is missing an ab joint, otherwise he’s perfect. The figure’s look is a bit odd. It’s not a classic Punisher look, it seems to be borrowing from John Romita Jr.’s art, it’s not terrible, and the base figure is solid enough. I was just hoping for a more “classic comic” look.

*Update April 2015*

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Dave Cortez
POA: 35
Base/Accessories: Window/Fire Escape, Rifle and Pistol
Production Year: 2003

Goliath

Goliath as a character is a great choice for Marvel Legends, fitting in with the Big 3 Avengers, he’s a no brainer for the team. But the choice of figure leaves something to be desired. Instead of sculpting a new large figure, Toy Biz repainted the previous Giant-Man from the five inch scaled Avengers Box set. And this was impossible to find. This decision left a bitter taste in collector’s mouths.

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Digger
POA: 12
Base/Accessories: Ant-Man & Wasp
Production Year: 2003

Ant-Man

Like Goliath this a reissue of an old five inch figure. It’s great that they included him as Ant-Man is a strong character in Avengers’ mythology but it would be great to get a new sculpt for the character.

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Digger
POA: 7
Base/Accessories: Removable Helmet
Production Year: 2003

Wasp

Like Goliath and Ant-Man, this is a reissued figure.

Original Pictures

Sculpted by: Digger
POA: 7
Base/Accessories: Removable Helmet
Production Year: 2003

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