Hasbro revealed new additions to its Marvel Legends line of action figures at New York Comic Con including new comic figures from the upcoming Marvel Deadpool Legends and Marvel Fantastic Four Legends series 6-inch figures (more on those in another article). But what truly stole the show was the debut of a 6-inch Stan Lee figure, inspired by Stan’s appearance as a chess player in Marvel’s The Avengers.
The figure includes a Captain America shield featuring Stan’s signature and a chess board based on his cameo.
The Beat caught up with the Hasbro brand team Dwight Stall and Ryan Ting at New York Comic Con and this is what they had to say:
Ryan Ting: “So we’re excited to reveal Stan at New York Comic Con. It’s going to be up for preorder later today on Target’s website, but it’ll ultimately be available through all retailers. Then shipping out in May or potentially slightly earlier. We’re kind of in advance of its actual release date, but this was such a big event, so what better time to reveal it than at New York Comic Con?”
And adding to this –
Dwight Stall: “It’s super exciting to revisit Stan for Marvel Legends. We did him for our first San Diego Comic-Con, a long time ago, but we love this new version of a Stan Lee. This represents his appearance in the first Avengers movie, where he was sitting in the park playing chess. That’s why he comes to the chess board and that’s why his outfit represents what it does. We picked this version of him because we thought this was the most iconic representation of him in the movies, that it felt most like how he portrayed himself — at least visually — to the public, with the jacket and the glasses. And for added fun, we added in an autographed Captain America shield. Because he was always so good with his fans. We thought that would be kind of a little fun tribute piece.”
MaltaComics will be carrying the new Stan Lee Marvel Legends figure by Hasbro. If you are interested you can contact us to obtain one!