Hey, my fellow Plastic Addict. Hope you all had a fun New Year and hope this year will give you the plastic crack you want. But before we look forward to that, we need to look back and see what you people have voted for as the Best Marvel Legends for 2022. Over the past month, you have been voting for the best figure of various categories, with most of them being entered in last week’s final. We have the results so let’s look at them. I’ll only be talking about the top five but here are all the entries in order of rank. Please note, the survey site I use doesn’t give me the result to the decimal point so if several figures have the same percentage but are in a different rank, note that it was only one vote between them.
- 15th – Dazzler (Mojo World set) – 1%
- 14th – MCU Winter Soldier (Infinity Ultron wave)- 1%
- 13th – MCU Hawkeye (Infinity Ultron wave) – 2%
- 12th – MCU Namor (Attuma Wave), Knull (King in Black Box set), Venom (King in Black Box set) and Longshot (Mojo World set) – 2%
- 11th – MCU She-Hulk (Infinity Ultron wave) – 3%
- 10th – Gorr the God-Butcher (Amazon exclusive) – 4%
- 09th – MCU Khonshu (BAF) – 4%
- 08th – Baron Zemo (Walgreens Exclusive) – 6%
- 07th – Mojo (Box set and Deluxe) – 6%
- 06th – Toad (20th Anniversary) and Lizard (Retro Card) – 7%
That was the runners-up so lets jump into the top 5 Marvel Legends of 2022 as voted for by you.
05th – Fan Channel X-men Retro Card Apocalypse – 7%
Barely etching into the top five with a single vote, we have the “X-men: The Animated Series” version of En Sabah Nur. This is an imposing figure. I haven’t taken it out of the packaging as it’s hanging on my wall, but this is just a good look figure and some awesome accessories. Hopefully, Hasbro will eventually release this in the Comic colors at some point.
04th – Spider-man: the 60th Anniversary Renew your Vows box set – Spider-man – 8%
Taking the fourth-place winner, we have what many consider THE Spider-man figure to have, the RVW box set Spider-man. This is an amazing Spider-man figure, with more articulation than I know what to do with. The fact that he also comes with an amazing Spinneret (that many people overlooked) is just icing on the cake.
3rd – Marvel Legends 20th Anniversary – Captain America – 10%
Another figure that barely lost to the second-place winner (again one vote), we have another classic version and now the definite version of Captain America. If you are a Cap fan at all, this is the figure you need in your collection. Tons of accessories, great effects, and pair of fantastic heads, if you don’t have this figure for your Captain America collection, then you are deeply missing out.
2nd – Walmart Exclusive Dr. Strange – 10%
The runner up for this year we have Classic Dr. Strange. This is a figure we have been wanting for years and Hasbro has delivered. Not only does this have great accessories but you can also use them to make three versions of the Sorcerer Supreme. The only thing that’s wrong with this figure is that the chest emblem is too blue.
Winner – X-men Retro wave 2 Spiral – 11%
And the winner of the Best Marvel Legends figure of the year we have Mojo’s assistant, the woman who held Psylocke become Asian, the six-armed sorcerer, Spiral. As one of the few that does have the older one (and it’s variant), this is a massive improvement on a figure that was already a great figure. Every hand can hold a weapon which she has six. I know many don’t have her yet (particularly in the US), but if you have her on pre-order, then the wait is worth it.
And that the winner of the best Marvel Legends of the year. But before we go, I had some other questions you have the option of answering. Of the 81% that answer whether you like these, 91% said yes. I’m glad that the majority of you enjoyed this and it makes me glad I keep doing every year.
As for new categories (in which some of you decided to complain about the site or what Hasbro was doing which I didn’t ask), some produced some clever ideas for categories, but each would be hard to implement. The one that got the most suggestions were the Best Head Sculpt, but that would involve almost every figure of the year so that would be hard to implement.
As for which figure people are looking forward to next year, it’s a tie between Banshee and Chamber, both of which I’m looking forward to next year as well. Let me know what you guys think of these results below or on any of the social media sites.