Moon Knight, the brand new Hasbro Action Figures

Moon Knight, the brand new Hasbro Action Figures

Moon Knight

Moon Knight has just started on Disney Plus and episode after episode, the companies producing collectible action figures are finally playing with their cards exposed, starting to show the merchandise linked to this new (and apparently already) beloved character. Hasbro's Marvel Legends Series line deals with characters from the Marvel world in 360 degrees, whether they are drawn from comic sagas, movies or television series, as in this case.

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Moon Knight, but who are you?

Have you started watching Steven Grant's adventures on Disney Plus? The Knight of the Moon, earthly Herald of the God Konshu without his knowledge. You read that right, Steven Grant doesn't know about Marc Spector and obviously doesn't know about the powers of the Moon and what he's capable of when his other identity takes over. In moments of extreme difficulty, Steven Grant completely faints, leaving Marc Spector to act in his place, who instead of being a common salesman in a London museum is a real mercenary, and it is this personality who has made an agreement with the Konshu deity to fight in his place in this supernatural struggle where ancient Egypt is king.

Moon Knight, a few figures…

In the past we analyzed the first Wave with the characters taken from the Disney Plus television series and by buying them all you could give Captain America Sam wings Wilson, a special piece was included in each figure to be able to assemble them. This time the Build-a-Figure, that exclusive figure that can only be composed by purchasing all the figures of that particular series, has as its subject the Ultron of What If ...? , more precisely episode 8 called What if ... Ultron had won? and it will therefore be the only way to be able to include it in your collection.

Although Wave number two of Disney Plus products is gradually starting to reveal each character, the first two Action Figures taken from Moon Knight, at the moment, are just Moon Knight with his classic hooded costume and cloak and Mr. Knight. Both figures enjoy multiple pivot points, interchangeable hands and accessories such as the crescent blade for Moon Knight or the Staffs and an Arm of Ultron for the Mr. Knight figure.

Where to buy ?? ; }
At the moment the two figures have only been shown at some social events of Hasbro Pulse, the official Hasbro distribution channel. We therefore have no idea when they can go out and presumably, based on the price placement of this type of object, the price will be below 30.00 euros as usual. So if you are interested we invite you to follow our channels to stay up to date, but we are not bad, in any case we want to recommend a series of Gadgets and Figures related to Moon Knight.

Moon Knight has killed my interest in Marvel TV shows — here's why

Moon Knight is the latest Marvel TV show rolling out weekly on Disney Plus, and to be honest, its mostly positive reception is making me really relate to its main character. I also feel like I’m losing my mind. 

Some critics and fans have declared it the “best Marvel TV show yet” and it’s received plenty of praise for its “freshness” compared to some of the MCU’s recent cookie-cutter installments (*cough*Black Widow*cough*). However, that’s definitely not been my experience with Moon Knight to date. I struggled to get through the first three episodes, and have found the show ponderous, poorly plotted and, worst of all, unbearably dull. 

In fact, my disinterest in Moon Knight has reached such a critical point that I’m starting to question my commitment to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Until now I’ve dutifully consumed every movie and show with the MCU. Even when I’ve felt Marvel fatigue creeping in, I’ve soldered on for fear of missing some plot development or a new character that becomes critical later down the line. 

However, in the wake of another disappointing Disney Plus show, I’m not sure how much longer I have the stomach for this approach. Moon Knight has me thinking, maybe it’s time I got selective with the MCU. 

 Moon Knight sends me to sleep 

Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight

(Image credit: Marvel Studios/Disney Plus via YouTube)

Moon Knight stars Oscar Isaac as a mild-mannered museum gift shop employee who discovers he has a dissociative identity disorder and one of his personalities is an avatar for the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu. It should be impossible to make a show with that intriguing premise dull. 

However, hats off to Disney and Marvel because they've sure given it a good go. It’s not just that the sparse action sequences are mostly a mess of bland special effects and unimaginative camera work, my chief issue with Moon Knight has been its inability to make me care about what’s actually happening in each episode. 

Oscar Isaac discovers he has a dissociative identity disorder and one of his personalities is an avatar for the Egyptian moon god. It should be impossible to make a show with that premise dull.

Isaac is a fantastic actor, I cannot stress that enough, but even he cannot make Marc Spector/Steven Grant an interesting character. Sure, there’s some novelty to Isaac putting on a ridiculous British accent and pulling from a grab bag of eccentric ticks, but Spector’s personal plight remains unconvincing even three episodes into the six-episode season. 

Moon Knight standing strong after defeating enemies

(Image credit: Marvel Studios/Disney Plus)

The show’s disjointed plotting isn’t helping matters either. Between Marc’s own struggles with his various alter egos, central villain Arthur Harrow (a subdued Ethan Hawke) and the whole Gods of Egypt shtick, there’s actually quite a lot going on in the world of Moon Knight. It's a shame that so far none of it has been all that interesting. 

Of all the MCU shows to date, Moon Knight is the one most clearly bogged down with overly convoluted scene-setting. Even by the end of episode three, it feels like the stakes are still being explained, and that's not where you want to be at the halfway point. It makes Loki's somewhat messy story looks like a masterpiece in comparison. 

Is it just me or have the Marvel TV shows been mostly meh?  

Moon Knight is probably the worst example to date of a problem that started with Falcon and Winter Solider and has been recurring ever since. Marvel TV shows often revolve around B-list, arguably often C-list, heroes facing off against even more irrelevant villains in plots that ultimately appear inconsequential to the larger MCU.

Falcon and Winter Soldier, Hawkeye and Moon Knight all suffer from feeling like side projects created primarily to give Disney Plus a desperately needed injection of fresh content

WandaVision, and parts of Loki, are the exceptions, but Falcon and Winter Soldier, Hawkeye and Moon Knight, all suffer from feeling like side projects created primarily to give Disney’s streaming service a desperately needed injection of fresh content rather than because they were stories that needed to exist within the interconnected Marvel universe. 

Bucky and Sam staring back at The New Captain America in Falcon and Winter Soldier

(Image credit: Marvel Studios via Disney Plus)

These MCU shows feel small scale, but not in a good way. Even the best of them are less vital viewing than all but the most average MCU movies. There is always the chance that in time the events of Hawkeye or Moon Knight will come to be a catalyst for some massive showdown in Avengers 5, but I’m not holding my breath.  

Perhaps this is a hot take, but if a show like Moon Knight had to stand on its own two feet without the instant interest garnered just by being part of the MCU, I’m genuinely convinced it would have flopped. I mean was Netflix’s failed superhero show, Jupiter’s Legacy, really that much worse? 

Things started so promisingly

Perhaps the reason I’ve found Moon Knight (and other Marvel TV shows that came before it) so disappointing is that the Disney Plus MCU experiment started off so strongly with WandaVision. 

WandaVision’s biggest strength is that it very much played into being a TV show. You couldn’t make WandaVision into a movie without rewriting most of it. The story was structured around the medium of television. That’s not the case with Moon Knight, which feels like a bog-standard MCU movie just stretched out over six episodes and with a zero removed from its budget. 

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in WandaVision episode 5

(Image credit: Disney Plus/Marvel Studios)

It often gets forgotten, but WandaVision was very much a “mystery box” series. After every episode, I vividly remember rushing to forums to read fan theories and whatever wild conjecture the internet dreamed up that week. After the public release of the first two episodes of Moon Knight, I’ve yet to see the same level of speculation generated. And I'm not looking for it either. Sure, fans are highlighting their favorite moments, but there’s very little to unravel after each installment. 

As noted, these aren’t issues unique to Moon Knight. Since WandaVision launched in early 2021, it’s only been Loki that’s come anywhere close to matching up. If you include the dreadful animated series What If...?, Marvel’s batting average when it comes to TV shows is pretty poor. One genuine hit, one flawed by mostly fun romp, and four shows that did little more than waste my time — hardly an inspiring report card.

It’s not time to end the MCU (yet) 

While my colleague has previously argued that it’s time to kill the MCU for good, I’ve not reached that conclusion quite yet. I’ve followed the MCU since day one, and I still have plenty of affection for dozens of its characters. I also can't pretend I'm not intrigued to see how iconic characters like the Fantastic Four and the X-Men are introduced in the future.   

I should also mention that I’ve been pretty pleased with the franchise's recent cinematic efforts. Yes, Eternals was a dud, but Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was a hoot and Spider-Man: No Way Home had me oscillating between audible whooping and shedding nostalgic tears. Plus, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness looks like a hit, and I’ve got my opening night tickets booked already.

The Avengers and Thanos in art for Avengers: Endgame

(Image credit: Marvel Studios)

This article isn’t me declaring that I’m breaking up with the MCU for good. I’ll still be watching upcoming Marvel movies (as mentioned above), and probably some of the television shows (with the cast Secret Invasion is bringing together, I can’t miss that). Perhaps, though, it’s time for me to stop consuming everything Marvel puts out without question. 

Maybe I don’t need to finish Moon Knight. Perhaps, I can give Ms. Marvel or She-Hulk a miss if the early reviews suggest more of the same. Surely it's possible to continue following the MCU without being required to watch every single second of it without fail? 

I don't class myself as a Star Wars fan, but I do enjoy the odd excursion to a Galaxy far far away; therefore, I only consume the pieces of that universe that pique my interest. I’m starting to think it’s time to deploy the same approach when it comes to the MCU. 

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