Hasbro - Marvel Celebrates 85 Years with the Exclusive Launch of Marvel Legends Series Venom Anniversary Edition

By Mulder, 07 may 2024

This summer, Marvel enthusiasts and action figure collectors are in for a treat as Hasbro unveils the Marvel Legends Series Venom (Marvel 85th Anniversary) figure. This special release commemorates 85 years of Marvel Comics, highlighting one of its most iconic and complex characters, Venom. Priced at $24.99, this must-have figure will be available exclusively at Walmart in the United States and Canada.

The Marvel Legends Series Venom is a collector's gem, featuring packaging that harkens back to the colorful and dynamic designs of the 90s. This retro-inspired card back not only stirs nostalgia but also adds a vintage charm to the collectible. The figure itself is meticulously crafted, reflecting Venom's detailed appearance from Marvel’s Spider-Man comics.

This 6-inch scale figure is designed with exceptional attention to detail, boasting a high degree of articulation that allows for dynamic posing and display. The inclusion of three comics-inspired accessories—an alternate head and a pair of alternate hands—enhances its display flexibility, making it a versatile addition to any collection. The alternate head, featuring Venom’s menacing grin, offers fans a glimpse into the character’s darker persona, encapsulating his origins as one of Spider-Man's most formidable foes.

Originally introduced in "The Amazing Spider-Man" #252 (May 1984), the Venom symbiote has become a cornerstone of the Marvel Universe. This alien symbiote, known for its amorphous, liquid-like form, initially bonded with Spider-Man but famously merged with Eddie Brock to become the villainous Venom. The character’s journey from villain to antihero is compelling, reflecting a deeper narrative arc where Venom occasionally allies with Spider-Man, highlighting the complexity of its character dynamics within the Marvel Comics lore.

Venom's impact extends beyond comic books; he is a well-recognized figure in various forms of media, including movies, television series, and video games. Portrayed by actors like Topher Grace and Tom Hardy in film adaptations, Venom has cemented his place as a significant cultural icon, appealing to a broad audience with his antiheroic qualities and compelling backstory.

The Marvel Legends Series Venom is a celebration of Marvel's rich history and its evolution over the years. As a Walmart exclusive, it represents a unique opportunity for collectors to own a piece of comic book history. This figure is not just a toy but a homage to the enduring legacy of Marvel’s characters and their impact on both pop culture and comic book art.

As the release date approaches in Summer 2024, Marvel fans and collectors alike are encouraged to keep an eye out for this exclusive figure. With its sophisticated design and deep ties to comic history, the Marvel Legends Series Venom Anniversary Edition is poised to be a standout addition to any Marvel collection. Mark your calendars and prepare to celebrate 85 years of Marvel storytelling with this exceptional collector's item.

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(Source : press release)