Well here it is, here's my Top 10 favorite action figures of 2017, and seeing as how it's the 20th of December, I feel comfortable enough with making this list at this point.
It really should come to no one's surprise that's it all strictly Marvel Legends figures, since that's really the only line I'm currently collecting, since DC's Multiverse line just isn't doing it for me at all these days.
Also, this list is only going include action figures I currently own, rather than also the ones I wish I had that came out this year.
Let's get to it, shall we?
In no particular order except the for the number one spot....
10). Thor: Ragnarok Gladiator Hulk BAF Wave Ares
I've been wanting this figure for awhile now, but he's just so damn expensive on the secondary market these days. So imagine my pleasant surprise at finding out Hasbro was finally re-issuing him in this year's Thor: Ragnarok movie wave. He's gotten a slight paint update versus the original, but overall is still a damn solid figure. They really nailed it on the repaint this go around.
9). Guardians Of The Galaxy Titus BAF Wave Darkhawk
8). Guardians Of The Galaxy Titus BAF Wave Vance Astro
7). Daredevil Netflix Man-Thing BAF Wave Man-Thing
6). Spider-Man Homecoming Wave Cosmic Spider-Man
This was just an automatic buy for me, and how could you not with that alternate head (which you can use on that Odin Wave Hawkeye to transform him into the Dark Reign era Hawkeye)
He's drowning in all that charisma and smugness, and is really just an exceptional update to the still near-perfect, older Toy Biz one.
4). Gamestop Exclusive Back in Black Deadpool
While I didn't necessarily need to get this Deadpool figure, I did anyways, and I did not regret it either. Sure the concept is based of a relatively new ret-con idea, but it still works for me, as does the execution in making this figure. He's solid repaint and re-use of other various ML parts.
3). X-Men Marvel Legends Warlock BAF Wave Old Man Logan
Here's another really solid figure I didn't HAVE TO get, but am still glad I bought regardless. The paint apps, detail and sculpt are all really on point, and overall came out nicely. Like with other figures, he'll be even more fun when you consider all the head-swapping possibilities.
2). X-Men Marvel Legends Warlock BAF Wave Jim Lee-era Cyclops
10). X-Men Marvel Legends Warlock BAF Wave Polaris/ X-Men Marvel Legends Warlock BAF Wave Shatterstar (Tie)
Not sure why they went with this incarnation of Polaris, but I like it, even if they did totally re-use her "sister" Wanda's head to make her. Hopefully one day we'll get more Polaris figures reflecting past looks like her famous 90's Peter David-era X-Factor outfit. This works enough for since it's basically a bit of a modern take on her 1st appearance costume.
Well we're that much closer to completing the classic 90's-era X-Force team with the addition of this guy. Sure his looks' dated AF, but nostalgia rules, and so does this well-made figure. Hopefully and eventually, we'll get his updated X-Factor look as well.
9). Guardians Of The Galaxy Mantis BAF Wave Adam Warlock
While I'm glad we got a new Adam Warlock figure, I'd have preferred a re-done version of his classic look with the thunderbolt in the middle. Oh well. At least he came with the Magus head, so that helps boost the figure's overall stock for me. I've definitely taken advantage of that and put that head on the spare Marvel Now Dr. Strange body, and it actually works.
8). Daredevil Netflix Man-Thing BAF Wave Daredevil
For me this only other Daredevil outfit worth getting a figure of. It's that damn good.
7). Spider-Man Homecoming Wave Moon Knight
Hey I'm all for another Moon Knight figure, especially a much-needed update from the last one during the Toy Biz days. They really nailed his modern look here, with all the paint and details, and even gave us some sweet accessories in his moon 'rangs.
I just would've also liked, and HARMABE I hope they get to him next year, is to see a figure of his Mr. Knight alter ego. Now that, that would be pure awesome sauce.
6). X-Men Marvel Legends Warlock BAF Wave Sunfire
Hey, a classic Sunfire! They really nailed this one good, and you can always use the flame ball accessories for other figures as well, especially the Human Torch.
5). Daredevil Netflix Man-Thing BAF Wave Jessica Jones
4). X-Men Marvel Legends Warlock BAF Wave Dazzler
Well, we FINALLY got an official Marvel Legends Dazzler figure, and it is the classic version of her, so I can't complain too much. I'd have preferred her blue Outback-era look myself, but nonetheless we have a Dazzler figure anyways. They probably should've re-thought the disco skate wheels as they can be a bit problematic when trying to stand her up.
3). Guardians Of The Galaxy Mantis BAF Wave Ex Nihilo
I really didn't to expect to like this figure as much as I did, but I do. The shit-eating look on his face helps, as does the overall look and design of the figure. He's definitely an unexpected addition to the line, but I think he hold his on regardless.
2). Daredevil Netflix Man-Thing BAF Wave Punisher
This is another I didn't expect to like as much as I did. Sure they really nailed his likeness from the show as well as they did on the Jessica Jones figure, but at first I was like "But do I really need another Punisher figure?" No, but this one's as solid of an addition to my collection as the others. Plus the head-swapping possibilities are endless.
1). Guardians Of The Galaxy Mantis BAF Wave Death's Head 2