These X-Men Legends Figures Look Like They Stepped Right Out of the '90s TV Show

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I can very nearly hear the guitar riff.

In what is perhaps one of the most satisfying bits of nostalgia I’ve seen in a while, io9 is proud to present an exclusive reveal of Hasbro’s newest series of X-Men Legends figures prior to their official appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. The action figures, coming in two packages, pay homage to the X-Men as they were in the 1990s, when a really badass cartoon was on the air and everyone wore the gaudiest colors imaginable.

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The figures, which will be available at most major retailers, come in two packages. The first is a two-pack featuring Havok and Polaris, for a taste of X-Factor glory. The other set? A three-pack of Wolverine, Jean Grey, and Cyclops, perfect for creating a shrine to comics’ most awkward love triangle.

Havok and Polaris in their packaging.
Havok and Polaris in their packaging.
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Jean, Cyclops, and Wolverine in their packaging.
Jean, Cyclops, and Wolverine in their packaging.
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Both sets of figures, clocking in at six inches tall, look great, and come packaged with art inspired by the illustrations featured on X-Men trading cards of the era. All in all, these figures are gorgeous, energetic, and gaudy as heck. Which is to say they’re perfect. It helps that I had a very similar, much lower quality Wolverine figure when I was a kid.

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Polaris and Havok outside of their packaging, with all accessories.
Polaris and Havok outside of their packaging, with all accessories.
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The included illustrations with the three-pack.
The included illustrations with the three-pack.
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Both sets will ship later this year come December, but are available for pre-order now from HasbroPulse.com. The Havok and Polaris pair will cost $39.99, while the Wolverine, Jean, and Cyclops set will cost $59.99.


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ashleyblalock
Ashley Blalock

So $60 for two figures people actually want and a Wolverine to toss in the trash.

Not sure why Hasbro gets on such a kick of doing characters to death. Back in ye olde days it was Snake Eyes every wave of GI Joe. The Transformers movies gave us a whole hive of Bumblebees on store shelves. Now it’s hey get your 15th version of Deadpool for a build a figure part or your 18th version of Wolverine to get the figure he is packed with.

Yea there is nostalgia alright because it is reminding of days when I was sick of Wolverine being the focus of too much stuff. Maybe they could change the name of their X-Men line to Wolverine and the X-Men.