Marvel Legendsis an action figure line based on the characters of Marvel Comics, initially produced by Toy Biz, then by Hasbro. This line is in the 6-inch (150 mm) scale, with spin-off lines in the 4-inch (100 mm), 8-inch (200 mm), and 12-inch (300 mm) scale.
The Marvel Legends line initially began as a spin-off of the Spider-Man Classicsline, which were also produced by Toy Biz. At its inception in 2002, the Marvel Legends line copied the clamshell packaging and the included comic book that had shipped with the Spider-Man Classics line. Beginning January 1, 2007, Hasbro became the new license holder to the rights to produce toys and games based upon the Marvel Universe.
The new Hasbro packaging did not include a comic book and the new molds eliminated finger joints, which were a mainstay during the Toy Biz era, the company did continue with the theme of Build-A-Figure pieces.