Retro Kenner-Style Marvel Figures Coming From Hasbro

Looks like somebody has taken notice of Super7’s success with Reaction figures, the ’80s Kenner-style toys that resemble vintage Star Wars figures in style. Super7 typically cranks out ’80s movie figures in the 3.75-inch, five points of articulation format, from Robocop to Breakin’. But they’ve also adapted characters created by other toy companies in that style. Mattel’s Masters of the Universe and Hasbro’s Transformers count among those that Super7 has made in the scale.

Looks like Hasbro wants to hang on to the rights to do Marvel that way, though. Revealed by Gamespot, the company will produce its own 3.75-inch, retro-style Marvel figures out under the Kenner brand. Sweetening the deal, they also cost less per figure. A typical Reaction now runs around $14.99; these new Kenner Marvel figures come $19.99 for a two-pack. And the comic-style art on the cards and outer boxes looks like half the lure. The figures themselves look better sculpted than most modern takes on the late ’70s action figure, and exactly like what early ’80s kids wished they’d had alongside G.I. Joe and Star Wars. (They did have Secret Wars back then, but those came in a larger scale.)

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Two-packs revealed so far include Captain America and Black Panther, Iron Man and Cyclops, and Spider-Man and Electro. These will go up for preorder at Hasbro Pulse this weekend during Pulse Con, with possibly more to come. Check them out in the gallery below.

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