Hasbro Marvel Legends - Galactus, the 81 cm action figure!

Hasbro Marvel Legends - Galactus, the 81 cm action figure!

Hasbro Marvel Legends - Galactus

Hasbro is ready to leave collectors speechless (and without money… ghghgh) after the new announcement a few hours ago. Through the HasLab project, the American company has announced the new Hasbro Marvel Legends Galactus, a mighty figure with a record height of 81 cm. The records are not limited only to the height of the character but also range in other very interesting aspects that we will explain below.

Galactus, whose real name is Galan, is a huge fictional character born from the house of Marvel Comics ideas by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966. Despite ranking fifth as one of the greatest villains in comic history, the devourer of worlds doesn't do it for his own pleasure, he does it simply because it's his role in the universe. The figure created by Hasbro will be truly exceptional and already from the first promotional photos promises sparks. Let's start immediately by saying that the Guinness dimension also allows new joints and more details of the normal action figures. This one in particular will be 81 cm high with the presence of more than 300 components and a total of 70 points of articulation of which 20 only in the hands. Galactus will be made entirely of pre-colored plastic and with the insertion of special LED lights in the head and chest that work thanks to 4 mini stylus batteries (the AAA to be clearer). The figure will also be equipped with a series of interchangeable faces with various facial expressions.

Hasbro Marvel Legends Galactus is part of the HasLab project (a sort of Crowdfunding) which began on July 16th and will end on August 30th . If the Goals are achieved, as it seems, it will be available for shipment from Autumn 2022. The cost? Well, certainly not very low, we are talking about € 479.99 and if you are willing to go crazy to grab a unique collector's piece, it can be yours by clicking on this address.

Galactus, Hasbro's Largest Marvel Legends Figure Yet, Costs 400 Bucks

A picture of a massive action figure of Marvel Comics villain Galactus. © Photo: Hasbro A picture of a massive action figure of Marvel Comics villain Galactus.

He’s hungry, and he’s thinking Earth.

Rumblings of Marvel mega-villain Galactus eventually showing up in the Marvel cinematic universe are almost as loud as the rumblings of the world-devourer’s little tum-tum when he sets his sights on Earth. While fans fantasize about his big screen debut, Hasbro has unveiled the ultimate Galactus action figure. Marvel Legends Galactus stands nearly three feet tall and costs a cosmic-sized $400.

Marvel Legends Galactus is the latest project from Hasbro’s Haslab, where the toy maker develops toys it could never sell at retail via fan funding. It’s the same program that brought us the $575 Transformers Unicron figure, which robot fans around the world are having trouble finding the shelf space for as we speak. Basically, Hasbro presents us with over-the-top toys at exorbitant prices, sets a funding goal, and once enough toy collectors sign up, the toys go into production. That way the toys wind up in the hands of folks with enough spare change to drop $400 on a big plastic doll, and none of the toys wind up warming toy store shelves.

There aren’t many characters in the Marvel universe larger than Galactus. At his most modest, he stands around 30 feet tall, dwarfing the heroes who’ve battled him since his debut in Fantastic Four #48 back in 1966. He’s an ancient cosmic being with a hunger for entire worlds, and he possesses the ability to adjust his size based on the planet he wants to munch on. What I am saying is that smaller action figures just won’t do. We need a magnificent plastic beast that towers over the likes of six-inch Reed Richards.

A six-inch Reed Richards figure doesn © Photo: Hasbro A six-inch Reed Richards figure doesn't even come up to Galactus' boot.

No no, Galactus. YOU step on HIM.

Yeah, that’ll do nicely.

Marvel Legends Galactus isn’t just a massive solid piece of plastic. He’s made up of more than 300 pieces, assembled into an enormous berry-flavored giant with all sorts of light-up electronic features.

text: A picture of the 32 inch Galactus figure from Hasbro © Photo: Hasbro A picture of the 32 inch Galactus figure from Hasbro's Haslab.

Over half the size of my spouse.

When you make an action figure of this scale, there are some important features to include. The figure needs to be covered from head to toe in little details to impart the illusion of size. Check out the ribbing and armor accents on Galactus’ outfit. Behold the glowing blue orbs embedded in his helmet. Is that Iron Man’s arc reactor in his chest? No, of course not, that would be dumb, but it is some sort of cool, unknowable tech thing we probably shouldn’t question.

Another important feature for a giant action figure is the ability to grasp smaller ones. Those 70 points of articulation? Each of Galactus’ hands sports 20 of them. He can grab Reed Richards. Hell, he could grab your cat. Don’t worry, he only eats worlds.

A photo of the hands of Hasbro © Photo: Hasbro A photo of the hands of Hasbro's new Galactus figure, with 20 points of articulation each.

Big hands, I know you’re the one?

As for accessories, Galactus comes with three swappable faceplates, two for changing his expression and one for scaring the children.

diagram: Hasbro © Photo: Hasbro Hasbro's new Galactus figure wearing his alternate skull faceplate.

As if he weren’t intimidating enough.

Hasbro is looking for 14,000 fans to back this project within 45 days. The project launched today, and it already has over 3,000 backers. Should that goal be met, Hasbro has stretch awards waiting in the wings, hopefully including some of Galactus’ heralds like the Silver Surfer or Nova.

As much as I hunger for Galactus, I won’t be backing the project. There’s just no room in my collection for a 32-inch piece of sculpted plastic. But damn if it isn’t a gorgeous 32-inch piece of sculpted plastic. I’ll just live vicariously through the folks who do when they’re struggling to find a place to put him come fall of 2022.