May 4, 2008

An Army Of Fury

Looks like there's another Nick Fury action figure coming out in Hasbro's fall line of Marvel Legends two-packs, besides the previously mentioned Ultimate one: a new sculpt of Nick Fury Classic. But that's not all! This new Fury body will be available with various alternate heads to double as random S.H.I.E.L.D. agents! It's a little unclear right now whether the single figure will come with multiple, interchangeable heads, or if each different head will be a whole variant figure, each sold separately. Three different figures with three different heads were displayed at the New York Comic Con, apparently. Sadly the heads themselves don't seem to be based on specific agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. we know from the comics, like Dum Dum Dugan or Jimmy Woo; they're just generic S.H.I.E.L.D. agents for collectors who like to assemble armies. Whichever head (or heads) it has, the Fury/S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent figure will come packed along with a Hand Ninja figure (also good for army building).

Wizard Universe has a great pic of the new Nick here, and Marvelous News has pictures of the other heads.

As with the Ultimate Nick Fury figure (and based solely on pictures), this new Hasbro sculpt doesn't seem to me to live up to the excellent figure Toy Biz put out a few years ago when they had the Marvel Legends line. Still, it's cool that Nick will be back in stores, in both of his current comic incarnations, this fall. The (Classic) Nick Fury/Hand Ninja two-pack is scheduled for October release.

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