X-Men Marvel Legends Villains 60th Anniversary announced with Stryfe, Zero, Random and more
Hasbro celebrates the anniversary of the X-Men with the upcoming X-Men Marvel Legends Villains 60th Anniversary which features 5 different villains from the X-Men’s long line of villains. It will be released June 2023 with the price of around $124.00!
This collectible 6-inch-scale Marvel action figure set is detailed to look like the Random, Pretty Boy, Vertigo, Stryfe, and Zero characters’ appearances in X-Men, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. It comes with 15 accessories, including an alternate hands for Stryfe and Vertigo figures. Zero figure includes alternate hands and warp portal accessories. Pretty Boy figure includes alternate hands, 2 blasters, 2 blaster effects, and 2 blaster smoke effect accessories.
Here’s the front for the 5 pack boxset.
And here’s the back:
Check out a closer look at each figure that comes along with the X-Men Marvel Legends Villains 60th Anniversary set
We can finally retired that super expensive BAF from a few years ago with the announcement of this figure.
The character was created by Louise Simonson and Rob Liefeld, and first appears in The New Mutants #86 (February 1990), a cameo appearance in which his head cannot be seen. His first full appearance was in the following issue, The New Mutants #87 (March 1990). A clone of Cable, Stryfe is the main antagonist in the 1990s crossover X-Cutioner’s Song, the 2009 X-Force/Cable crossover Messiah War, and the 2014 Cable & X-Force/Uncanny X-Force crossover “Vendetta”.
Stryfe appears as the main villain of the 2018–2019 run of X-Force.
Random (Marshall Evan Stone III) is a fictional character and antihero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Peter David for the series X-Factor. He was originally presented as an opponnent of X-Factor, but he later became their reluctant ally.
The complete origin of Random is unclear. It appears that he was created from a mass of protoplasm by Dark Beast, making Random the continuation of an experiment that Dark Beast began while Sinister’s lead scientist in the Age of Apocalypse reality. It is also possible that Random was born normally and then captured and experimented on by Dark Beast. Following Dark Beast’s experimentation, the young Random is given the name of Alex, and he uses this name while serving as McCoy’s helper in the sewers beneath New York City when he worked with the Morlocks.
We already posted about Pretty Boy, a member of the mutant hunting team called the Reavers. With the addition this bigoted cyborg, we pretty much get the Reavers complete. Hopefully we see the Outback X-Men team soon.
Vertigo is one of the classic members of Mr. Sinister’s Marauders, a team of mutant killing mutants. Her power is her namesake, Vertigo. She blasts vertigo waves on her targets making them loose balance and focus.
Zero is one of the mutant teleporters that either looks cool or looks dumb depending on who you’re asking. What I do like is the background portal, much like what they gave as an accessory for the Marvel Legends Defender Strange figure from the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Marvel Legends wave.