Retro NCS – Skaar and Fin Fang Foom

Hey my fellow Plastic Addicts. Today we finish off our look at the last of Hasbro early attempt at the line by finishing the only Hulk wave so far. After this and with poor distribution, Hasbro shifted the line to short-lived 2-pack line and then a mostly exclusive line, with store getting full waves of figures. Poor sales cause Hasbro to essentially cancel the line while they put their focus on the 3 3/4 inch line. Sure they was a few figures released during this and the relaunch of the line but they were few in number and generally were store exclusives. For all intents and purposes, the line was dead. I’ll go over what happened the next time but let get onto what you really are here for.

We finish off the regular figures of the wave with a look at probably the character that holds the record as being the fastest character to get a figure after his debut, Skaar, Son of Hulk. This figure (along with most of the wave) was actually leaked months before the wave was announce when prototypes were found by someone. When it was leaked, Skaar had only one panel from the end of World War Hulk event. Speaking of those leaks, the wave was also supposed to include a Red King, Bi-Beast and Valkyrie figure. While Valkyrie eventually found her way into one of the 2-packs I mentioned before, Bi-Beast and Red King have yet to get a release.

We also have the probably last gigantic BAF made by Hasbro so far, Fin Fang Foom. (No. I don’t count MCU Giant man as gigantic). I actually love this figure but I wouldn’t mind if Hasbro remade it for other people to be able to get him. Yes in the purple trunks. The only problem I can see is that they will make him a Haslab exclusive.

While I could go onto talk about the 2-packs as well as the exclusives Hasbro released during this time, I want to focus on the general released waves (as in released in most stores).(also I’m following the wikipedia page for this to make it easier). As such next time we begin our look at the characters release when Hasbro relaunched the line in the Return of Marvel Legends when we start looking at the Terrex wave, starting with Constrictor.

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