Marvel Toy Biz ! 10/15-10/21

While HASBRO keeps hitting home-run after home-run with their Marvel Universe figures,there’s no denying that Toy Biz had the 90’s on lock  when it came to Marvel action figure production.Toy Biz gave us what MATTEL’S Secret Wars line didn’t,character selection and variations!I mean if  MATTEL really wanted to they could have released a load of other characters who appeared in the SW series like The Thing,Colossus or even Nightcrawler but never did.Toy Biz gave us all of these characters and then some!When Toy Biz hit the scenes in 1990 they really made it hard on then  ex-action figure collectors  like myself with the release of  figures like Punisher,Iron Man(with removeable armor 😉 ),Daredevil,Captain America and a host of other MARVEL characters who had never seen the  3  3/4″ –  5 ”  light of day.I nearly got back into collecting again when this line released but ultimately fought the urge.I would, however, buy a couple here and there for my younger nephew and would find myself playing with them more than he did.After the MARVEL Super Heroes release, Toy Biz then broke out with an X-Men line of figures that featured everybody from Wolverine to Apocalypse!Needless to say I was ecstatic and even though I had stopped collecting at the time it was still nice to see them hanging on the pegs at my local Toys R Us and other department stores as well.Toy Biz would take the ball and run with it from there releasing figures of characters  from nearly every corner of the MARVEL universe.These days i’ve been on the look out more and more for these  simple yet neat little  figures from the 90’s and this week i’ll be posting about a couple of Toy Biz items  that have made their way into  my collection!

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6 responses to “Marvel Toy Biz ! 10/15-10/21

  1. Marvel Legends by Toy Biz is still hot. The one from Hasbro’s are still standing on its shadow, but I think Hasbro is slowly improving with their Marvel Legends.

    • They really are C-Spot although the ones i’m referring to mostly are the smaller 3 3/4 Toy Biz figures.The older Legends stuff is pretty bad a#$ with the exception of the first series,mainly the Hulk figure.Thanks for stopping by C!

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