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Hasbro Teams Up With Marvel To Recreate Iconic X-Men #1 Comic Book Cover & More With Marvel Legends Action Figures

It looks like San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will be a big one for Marvel fans. Not only will we be getting a huge announcement for the next slew of Marvel Studios movies, but we’ll also be getting an exclusive set of the iconic X-Men comic books from the glory days of the 1990s.

The X-Men comic book in question is, of course, X-Men #1, which was illustrated by the illustrious Jim Lee back in 1991, which depicts the blue-and-yellow X-Men duking it out with Magneto.

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Hasbro has linked up with Marvel Comics to recreate this iconic comic book cover using Marvel Legends Series action figures of the very same X-Men that many of us grew to love back in the day. And the result is simply amazing.

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Of course, in typical comic book fashion, the entire image will be split into four parts, with one part of the image printed onto four #1 covers. Copies of this version of X-Men #1 will be given away for free on a first-come-first-serve basis exclusively at SDCC 2019.

But Marvel and Hasbro aren’t done with their amazing team-up yet, though. This is all part of a larger campaign to celebrate Marvel Comics’ 80th anniversary.

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As such, Hasbro will be releasing a series of brand-new 80th Anniversary Marvel Legends action figures. Like the X-Men, they’ve gone and recreated the iconic comic book covers of the “Big Three” of the Marvel mythos – Captain America, Thor and Iron Man.

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The comic book issues that were recreated are Captain America #700, The Mighty Thor #137 and The Invincible Iron Man #126. Interestingly, the Ulik figure in Thor is the SDCC 2017 exclusive, but it’s still awesome regardless.

The 80th Anniversary Marvel Legends figures will be available for pre-order via Hasbro Pulse later this week.


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