The Wait is Over! Toybox Action Figures, Wave 2.0
Remember way back in 2017 when Disney released the Infinty-inspired Toybox action figures? If not have no fear, you can be up to speed in a heartbeat by reading this article! The figures inspired by the popular but long-deceased game are back in full force to kick off 2018, and I couldn’t be more excited to share the news with you!
At the end of the year, myself and fellow fans of the Toybox line were left both hopeful and confused about the future of the toys. Spiderman had been announced, but was never released. Was it a manufacturing problem, or something entirely different? Cards inserted in the packaging showed silhouettes of mystery figures still to come, but when? And what figures would they be?
With all of these unanswered questions, I took to scouring the web on a weekly- ok daily- searching for any sliver of news about the toy line. My guess had been a Black Friday release of Spider man, along with an announcement of the next wave of figures. The end of the year came and went with no such news and no such web-slinging hero.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman
Just when I thought all hope had been lost and Disney abandoned the fantastic Toybox figures, news surfaced this week about the present, and future! If you go to shopdisney.com, you will find that Spider man has been officially released and can be added to your cart today!
Spiderman comes dressed in his newest incarnation of suit as was introduced in Spiderman Homecoming. There is an accessory too- a suction cup-backed spider web that fixes to Spidey’s hand- that allows players to simulate the web shooting action our hero is known for. The articulation of the figure is just as phenomenal as the previously released figures, and the paint is resistant to scratching and the usual wear and tear caused by playtime.
More to Come
With more figures comes more responsibility, and more responsibility means checking every part of the packaging for information on the next release. I did just that when I opened my Spidey figure, and was delighted to find that Disney has thrown us a bone!
The grey silhouettes that signify the ‘mystery figures’ that would come in the future have been replaced with images of the soon-to-be released figures. For those of you who don’t know, there are three categories of Toybox figure: Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.
The Future of: Pixar
Let’s start with Pixar. The original releases in the Pixar series were Woody, Buzz, and Jesse. Since all of these figures are from Toy Story, I assumed that all of the Pixar figures would follow suit. Disney likes to keep us guessing, and that’s exactly what they did here! To everyone’s surprise, the 4 remaining figures in the Pixar line will be the Incredibles. Violet, Dash, and Mr. and Mrs., to be exact. I love the Incredibles and think it’s a very smart move by Disney to include these figures in the Pixar line, as the new Incredibles film will be released soon.
The Future of: Marvel
New from the Marvel category will be Black Panther, Black Widow, and Captain America. While there is still one grey silhouette left for us to ponder, we have three fantastic characters to look forward to. Hopefully the detail and opposability of the Marvel line will improve in the new releases.
Last but certainly not least: Star Wars. I picked up each of the Toybox figures released back in November, and my favorites were those from the Star Wars collection. The detail, pose ability, and likeness to the on-screen counterparts simply blew me away. I kept my fingers crossed that the next wave from this series would feature characters from the original trilogy, and it looks as though my prayers were answered! Coming soon from the Star Wars line are three of the most famous characters in all of film history: Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker.
The Future of: Star Wars
I for one cannot wait to get my hands on each of these new figures to see if how they stack up. The introduction of the Toybox line has given fans of the popular Infinity game something to get excited about again while capturing the hearts and playful minds of action figure fans everywhere. Do you have any figures from the original Toybox line? Which of the newly announced figures are you excited to pick up? Let me know in the comments below!
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Special thanks to Maria Salerno for writing this article: Hiya pal! I am a NYC-based writer/musician thrilled to be bringing you all things Disney! I’m a WDW Annual Passholder, so you can find me in the parks regularly throughout the year. In addition to being a Disney Parks loving girl, I’m also a Disney toy and merchandise collector, a runDisney enthusiast, and Disney music and movie aficionado. You can follow me on Instagram: NYCtoAP and find me on YouTube: NYCtoAP. Thanks for reading, hope to see ya real soon!