Oh, the ’90s. The turtles were teenage, the kombat was mortal and the X-Men were everywhere, from arcades and television sets to toy store shelves.
This August, Hasbro’s Marvel Legends figure series will release a line that recreates the packaging and designs used during one of X-Men’s most culturally relevant periods. Cyclops, Storm, Dazzler, Iceman, Wolverine and Silver Samurai all receive new figures with retro sensibilities in celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary.
The attention to detail here is astounding—the packaging is spot-on and inspired toy store flashbacks, while the figures are faithful to past looks. I had that exact Cyclops figure, and it looks so good here that I may buy it again.