When the shadow of evil falls
across the land, the world's greatest champions strike for justice: Spider-Man! The X-Men! Thor! Iron Man! The Thunderbolts! The Fantastic Four! Captain Marvel! Hulk! The Avengers! Captain America! Black Panther! The Defenders! For over 60 years fans of all ages have been shouting: Make Mine Marvel.
These are the words on the back of the packaging for Marvel Legends,
Toy Biz's line of action figures based on characters from the Marvel universe.
Toy Biz has released many toy lines based on Marvel characters over
the years in many sizes form a couple of inches to many over 1 foot tall.
Many lines were quite extensive and the detail on each evolved with technology
and toy trends. Some lines covered many Marvel titles while other
focussed on those form select fields such as Spider-Man, Hulk, Fantastic
Four or X-Men.
The Marvel Legends line was released in 2002 and used a slightly
larger format to the usual 5 inch figures scale used in their previous
lines. Each figure combined superb sculpting and detailing with a stand
or backdrop and comic featuring that character. They were released in series,
each consisting of 4-6 characters. Special multi-packs were also produced.
These toys quickly became popular with children and collectors as
they were also competitively priced compared to other small and less detailed
toy lines such as Hasbros "Justice League". Both retailed for around US$8.99.