Thankfully, I was wrong–Hasbro found a way to get the 6″ Agent Venom figure out there, and in a totally unexpected way–as the first-ever Marvel Walgreens exclusive toy! I can honestly say that I did not see that coming.
Given Hasbro’s track record the last few years of failing to get 6″ Marvel Legends figures out to the masses after revealing them to the public, I would have bet that we’d never see Hasbro actually release this Marvel Legends 2014 Agent Venom action figure.
And so, here we are. Barely over a year since the prototype for Agent Venom debuted at SDCC 2013, production copies of the Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure have made it to Hong Kong and are entering collectors’ hands.
It’s been quite a journey for Agent Venom. Over the course of the past 13 months, Agent Venom has gone from one of the most-wanted modern Marvel characters for the Marvel Legends line, to the headliner of Marvel Legends Series 6, to another in a long line of “lost” Hasbro Marvel Legends figures, to a pre-sold out and potentially hard-to-find Walgreens exclusive. But at last, the 6″ Marvel Legends Agent Venom figure is on the verge of arriving, and we can take a look at the final production version of the figure…