Venganza Media Gazette

Tech, TV, Movies, Games, and More

Rumor: Ant-Man Marvel Legends Figure to be Walgreens Exclusive?




Could the next Walgreens exclusive Hasbro Marvel Legends figure be Ant-Man?  Read on for why this now seems likely.

Two bits of news came to us two days apart.  Taken separately they mean nothing, but put together a pattern seems to form.

First we received an inside tip from a HYDRA Agent at Walgreens.  The Agent sent a screenshot showing that the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Legends figures, the ones with the Odin Build-A-Figure, are now in the Walgreens system.  More interesting, though, is that there were eight individual UPC codes as shown in the below image:

Walgreens Avengers Legends UPCs


This new wave of Marvel Legends is slated to have seven figures:  Iron Fist, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Thor, Sentry, Scarlet Witch, and Machine Man.  As these figures ship in cases of eight the standard case will have two of the in-demand classic Hawkeye figure.

I was confused as to what the eighth UPC could be, until Walgreens Toy Buyer Steven Anne tweeted:


As Ant-Man’s 2006 Comic was titled Irredeemable Ant-Man it is likely that Anne may be hinting at an exclusive of the figure tying into this summer’s upcoming film.

Rumors of an Ant-Man Marvel Legends figure have been swirling on social media recently, though there was no consensus on if there would be only one Ant-Man figure or an entire Ant-Man themed wave of Marvel Legends.  The rumors were consistent in that the figure(s) would be an exclusive, with some indicating Target as the retailer who would carry it.

While confirmation will likely come at next month’s Toy Fair International, it seems likely now that Ant-Man will be a Walgreens exclusive.

Walgreens is a new retailer to carry exclusive Hasbro collectible figures.  They started in 2014 with Agent Venom in the Marvel Legends line as well as a Boba Fett figure in the 6-inch Star Wars Black Series line.

Given that Anne’s tweet also mentions “electryfying” speculation has already begun that it may reference another Star Wars exclusive figure as well.  (Let the speculation begin–an electrified Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker from the end of Return of the Jedi?)

We will keep you updated for the information!

For news on Marvel Legends figures follow Marvelicious Toys on Facebook and Twitter, and watch for Toy Fair coverage on the video podcast at

For news on Star Wars figures follow Star Wars Action News on Facebook and Twitter.  We will also be covering Toy Fair news on our show at

January 13, 2015 Posted by | Comic Books, Movies, News, Star Wars | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rumor: Ant-Man Marvel Legends Figure to be Walgreens Exclusive?

RUMOR: Could Chewbacca Delay 6-Inch Black Series Wave 4?


Star Wars Chewbacca - Bent Knees Package

Could Hasbro have a problem with Chewbacca?  That is the word that comes to us from a reliable source in the UK.  Please note everything in this article should be taken as rumor until confirmation from Hasbro.

At Toy Fair International 2014 Hasbro announced the new package for the Star Wars Black Series figures.  At the time they said the new box with the larger window area allowed for inclusion of taller figures into the line, such as Darth Vader and, yes, Chewbacca.  But even with the new box design the Chewbacca figure, based on actor Peter Mayhew’s 7′ 2″ height, had to be squeezed in, his knees and legs bent to fit in the space allotted.  As Han Solo might say “I don’t think they had wookiees in mind when they designed her.”

Per our source, this odd posturing of Solo’s hirsute companion had originally been approved by Hasbro’s partners at Lucasfilm Licensing, but now they have reconsidered and dictated that Hasbro needs to find another way to let the wookiee in.

Chewbacca was intended to be one of three new figures in Wave 4 of this action figure line, along with an Episode II Clone Trooper and Episode III Anakin Skywalker.  That wave was expected to ship to stores and online retailers in the next 2 months.  Per our source, that wave may now need to be delayed.

However, this may end up being good news for Star Wars collectors.  Rather than delay the entire wave, our source tells us that they may ship Wave 4 as planned, but replace Chewbacca with an older figure in the line, and the top two choices being considered are Wave 2’s Boba Fett and Wave 3’s Stormtrooper.  Both figures have been difficult to find at retail and secondary market prices have been high, so a rerelease of either figure would be welcome relief for struggling Star Wars fans.

Once more, all of this is unconfirmed rumor at this time, but we wanted to make you aware as soon as we could.  Obviously the final news will be known if/when this wave is delayed, reconfigured, or if Chewbacca shows up in a radically different pose than Hasbro’s pre-release promotional photos.

Got any news?  E-mail us at!

April 2, 2014 Posted by | News, Podcasts, Star Wars, Star Wars Action News | , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments