Hey my Fellow Plastic Addicts. Today I finally received my Sugar Man wave from Comics and Cocktails (https://www.comicsandcocktails.co.uk/store/MARVEL-LEGENDS-c25267836) and my god are these figure fantastic. Honestly I have never read AOA so with the exception of those that made the jump to the prime universe or to the Exiles, I wasn’t that excited for this wave. However, now that I have these figures in hand I want more. There is quite a few character that instantly jump to mind and there is a couple of figures that need an update. Hasbro has said that there will be a second wave (plus box sets) so I thought about who I would put in a new wave of Legends.
As Always I made some rules for myself:
- 6-8 figures per wave. No more. No less.
- Some version of the Title hero most be in it. In this case any X-men
- 1 or 2 Female per wave.
- 1 or 2 Villains per wave, but these could be female as well.
- 1 or 2 brand new characters that has never been done before
- 1 or 2 remakes. The Remakes can also be new costumes as Like Classic Spider-man or Iron Spider.
- Each wave most have a Theme ie Spider-man can include Street Level heroes or Iron Man can include Tech Heroes and villains. However there is no strict rules if you want to include characters outside the theme
The Theme for this wave: Age of Apocalypse characters
If there was one character that almost everyone was shocked never made it into the first wave was Sabretooth. I mean we got Wild Child but the person he was always with as his handler wasn’t there? That was a bit weird. Maybe it was because he already had a figure in the TB wave but that figure was way to short to display with the new figures. Not to mention, Weapon X got an upgrade as well, not to mention Weapon X’s wife was in the wave as well. This character is a big part of the story as not only is he a much heroic character but also a recurring member of the Exiles. This would use the Omega Red Buck.
Next up we have another character that many people want in another wave of AOA, Cyclops. In this universe, Cyclops and his brother were raised by Mr. Sinister and instead of joining the X-men, he joined Apocalypse’s army. He was the one that got rid of Weapon X’s hand but he lost his eye in the process. He would soon switch sides. Like all of Cyclops in the Hasbro line, this will use the Bucky Cap mold with a new arm and head.
Taking the first and only female spot of this wave we have Rogue. The wife and mother of Magneto’s child, Rogue lead the X-men alongside Magneto. She is also another character that people are expecting to come in the second wave of AOA. Either that or as a 2-pack with Magneto. Hell they could even throw in a repainted Baby Hulk from the upcoming Old Men set and they could have baby Charles. This would use the same mold as the previous Jim Lee Rogue with AOA Jean Upper arms and a new upper torso and of course new head.
Next we have probably the main hero of the universe, Magneto. When Legion killed Xavier by mistake, Magneto took his friend’s ideal and work to improve relationship between humans and mutants. He set up the X-men but fail to prevent Apocalypse taking over America. This is the last of the four character (including the previous 3 above) that people are expecting in the second wave of AOA figures. Not only that but Mafex are making there own version of this so people are expecting Hasbro to make this. This will probably be the easiest figure to make as all it needs is a new head and a straight repaint of the Family Matter set.
On to some personal wants now with one of the Villains of the wave, Sinister (not Mr. Sinister in this universe, just Sinister). Even though Apocalypse was the main villain of the series, Sinister was the other one. He usually worked to undermined Apocalypse and try to take over his kingdom. Not only that but he raised the Summer brothers and was the one who create Nate Grey, using the DNA from Cyclops and Jean Grey. This will obviously use this previous figure with a few resculpted parts and a new head.
Next we have the another main member of the X-men, Bobby Drake, Iceman. In this universe, he was still a founding member of the team and was more powerful and deadly then his Prime counter parts. Not only that but he doesn’t have his humor that that his usually in most universes. Despite the more angular look for the characters, this would use the Vintage Iceman with the Juggernaut wave back spikes as well as a new smoother head.
Taking the final spot of the AOA wave is Charles Xavier’s batshit crazy son, David Haller, a.k.a. Legion. Okay yeah I know this isn’t a Age of Apocalypse character. However if it wasn’t for this person there would have been no AOA universe. He went back in time in order to killed Magneto but instead kills his father causing the AOA universe to come about. Plus this would be the perfect place to put him. This would use the Sunfire/Bullseye mold with a good number of resculpt like on the sleeves and paint.
Now onto the BAF. The first wave of AOA gave us probably one of the most unexpected and quite frankly one of the BEST BAFs to date. Sugar man is not only for AOA fan but for 616 fans since he escaped into that universe. So I thought what would be something Hasbro could do that would surprise fans. I came up with Abyss. The main reason I pick this is I want to see how Hasbro would pull it off. Clear Pastic for the body and limbs? Interchangable Parts? I just want to see how Hasbro does this.
Well that is what I would want in a second wave of AOA characters. What do you guys think? Like it or hate it? What would be your wave be? Let me know in the comments below or on any of the social media sites.