Black Panther (T’Challa, Marvel Prime)

AKA: Orphan King, King of the Dead, Daredevil, Black Leopard, Coal Tiger

When it comes to being the first in comics, Marvel usually is there. Take the first black superhero for instance. Introduced in Fantastic Four #52 (1966) by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther was introduced during a time when black civil right movement was happening in America. Knowing that many of his readers were African-American, he decided to introduced Black Panther. The king of the highly advanced country of Wakanda, T’Challa is the latest in a long line of kings to don the ceremony garb of the Panther God. With it’s advance tech, Wakanda had kept itself hidden from the outside world in order to protect their tech as well as their massive supply of Vibranium. After the death of his father, T’Challa went to America to study in college and returned to compete in the trail for the Kingship after his uncle.

When the F4 first appeared and other heroes starter to pop up, he invited the F4 to Wakanda. There, he captured the team and the stalked the team in order to defeat them. However, the F4 defeated him and he explained that he was only tested the team to see if they were a treat to his country. They soon became close allies and friends. He would eventually joined The Avengers, making him the first black person to do so. However, this was all so he could spy on the team and determine if they were a treat. When the team found out about this it put a strain on their relationship. He would later go on to joined various other teams like the F4, Illuminati and even leading the Ultimates for a while.

Black Panther has been a fan favourite for years and has a few figures over the years. TB released one in the ML line based around one of the comic from that time. Hasbro did one during their relaunch of ML during the year of MINI-BAFs. They re-released it as Walmart exclusive but with a more darker color.


Haves

Avengers Classic

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Rocket Racoon Wave Black Panther

  • Background:
    • After helping Captain America defeat Baron Zemo, he was invited to join the Avengers. Unbeknowst to Cap, T’Challa only agreed to join to spy on the team. This costume would go on to become his longest running version of his costume to which must are based on.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want to create the classic Avengers team then you could use this. The Blue highlights actually work to represent the artwork of the time. However it is those highlight that many people had skipped this figure.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Solo Series

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends Black Panther

  • Background:
    • Soon after Black Panther left the Avengers after his first fight with Man-Ape, he went back to rule Wakanda. He soon returned to have a cape but the base costume would remain the same.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is currently the best looking figure of the one he has. However, it was an exclusive and sold out really fast. You can probably find it on third party site for cheap though.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

2000 Solo Series

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Marvel Legends Sentinel Series Black Panther

  • Background:
    • During the late 90’s/early 2000’s, T’Challa had set up a company that provide the outside world with Wakandian technology, including the Avengers Quinjets. During this time he set up base in Wakanda’s embassy in New York as well as team up with the Avengers, like when Ultron massacred the population of the country Slorenia but refused to rejoined when the team need a black member after being branded rascist by the Triune Understanding, feeling that it wasn’t right to rejoin because of that and needing to get back to his country.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you can get this MOC, then I would say go for it as it was part of the best Sentinel BAF to date. If not then I would say skip it as it is built on one of the worst body TB made.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Maybe, I would like to see Hasbro attempt it.

Post Secret Wars

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Vintage Wave 2 Black Panther

  • Background:
    • Just like most of the Marvel Universe, Black Panther updated his costume after the Secret Wars. T’Challa has always created his suit using some variety of Vibranium and this suit was the most advance to date.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is the most modern version of BP to date, which is ironic because this is part of a line that has all classic version in the line.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Post Secret Wars (Vibranium Energy Suit)

Recommend Figure: Hasbro Walmart Exclusive Marvel Legends Hero Black Panther

  • Background:
    • When he uses the Post Secret Wars suit, he can send energy through it causing the suit to glow in the pattern shown.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Now that we have the all black version, then except for recreating scene from the comic, there is no real reason to get this suit.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

NEEDS:

Below is a gallery of costumes that still need to be made. Click on the image to see chances of it being made. Please note that this is my personal opinion and not fact. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments below.

 

 

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