A few weeks back, images surfaced on eBay of what appeared to be a 3.75″ scale Marvel Legends box set featuring The Collector along with some in-scale mini figures such as Lockjaw, Howard the Duck, Moon Boy, and Cosmo, the space dog. With no origin for the figures, it was widely assumed this set would be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, and the widely assumptive were correct!
Hasbro has now officially unveiled the SDCC box set, complete with our first look at the slick box art, which emulates the look of The Collector’s vault, with the various figures trapped inside their own pods. How this sort of pod would hold a giant teleporting bulldog like Lockjaw, I cannot answer… but the mere existence of a giant teleporting bulldog like Lockjaw means our disbelief should already be pretty suspended.
This is a really cool set… the Hasbro team has been developing some really creative concepts for their 3.75″ Marvel exclusives these last few years– from the wearable Infinity Gauntlet in 2014, to last year’s awesome multi-scale Ant-Man box set– and the Collector’s Vault fits right into this fun and unexpected motif.
Here’s a look at the first professional, hi res photos of this SDCC exclusive, along with more details straight from Hasbro:
MARVEL THE COLLECTOR’S VAULT LEGENDS SERIES 3.75-Inch Action Figure Set
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $69.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
The most extraordinary museum of intergalactic treasures is inside THE COLLECTOR’S VAULT! This impressive 3.75-inch scale MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES set features fan-favorite Marvel Comics characters and mysterious ancient artifacts, such as ZODIAC KEY, CASKET OF ANCIENT WINTERS, and WAND OF WATOOMB. THE COLLECTOR’S VAULT set includes HOWARD THE DUCK and introduces MARVEL’S THE COLLECTOR, MARVEL’S COSMO, LOCKJAW, and MARVEL’S MOON BOY figures to the MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES. Figures feature detailed articulation, sculpting, and deco. Includes 5 figures and 3 artifacts. MARVEL THE COLLECTOR’S VAULT LEGENDS SERIES 3.75-Inch Action Figure Set will be for sale at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. Canadian fans can also purchase the figure set during Fan Expo Canada in September.