On Tuesday, IGN.com’s Jesse Scheden exclusively revealed that Hasbro will be releasing a figure based on the original comic version of Yondu.
If you’re primarily an MCU fan or just started reading guardians of the galaxy comics, then you might be a little confused. These versions of Yondu have a distinctly redneck vibe that this one definitely doesn’t. The version pictured above first appeared in 1968 as part of the original Guardians of the Galaxy set roughly 1,000 years in the future.
The universe the team inhabits has since been classified as an entirely different reality (Earth-691), but that doesn’t change the fact that this guy is the OG Yondu. He also cuts a pretty cool figure with some decent accessories.
If you want one, there’s bad news and (sort of) good news. The bad news is that this is a Target exclusive. The good news is that it doesn’t come with the obscenely inflated price tag that most Hasbro exclusives sport these days. Instead, it sits at the regular (still far too expensive) MSRP of $24.99.
The figure is expected to increase in pre-order this spring.
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