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Beast
06-17-2007, 10:19 AM
So what is this worst costume for Sue that he mentions?
I'm assuming that he means this number. :eek:

http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/30929984076.375.GIF

Either that, or he's referring to her time as Malice. Which is much worse.

http://image.milehighcomics.com/istore/images/fullsize/30929984076.369.GIF

El Chuxter
06-17-2007, 12:48 PM
Thanks for dredging up bad memories. :mad:

You gonna post pics of Nick Fury with the Cable getup he wore briefly?

RooJay
06-19-2007, 03:38 AM
Ahh, the nineties! What an incredible time for comics!

Beast
06-19-2007, 04:34 PM
Cooltoyreview.com has their first round of questions up. :)

Hasbro's 1st Marvel Q&A: The Answers!
Posted by Curto on June 19, 2007 at 03:07 PM CST:
As part of Hasbro's bi-monthly Q&A session, Cool Toy Review passed on 5 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you.

Cool Toy Review: Many fans have been disappointed with the smaller scale used for the Spider-Man 3 and Fantastic Four movie lines. Can you explain the reasons for this change, and are there any plans to bring these characters to a more consistent scale with better articulation and paint deco?

Hasbro: There has been a lot of intense debate around the scale of movie figures....we hear you. Both paint and articulation are handled case by case taking into consideration the aesthetic of each character. Maximum articulation sometimes detracts from the overall appearance and quality of the figure. We know that many collectors and fans agree that the overall apearance of a figure ranks higher than the articulation point count. We look at this balance carefully each and every time.

Cool Toy Review: Some characters are just too small to be made. Has Hasbro considered packing in small figures with normal figures? You could add Luna, Franklin, HERBIE, Puppet Master, Layla Miller, Spider-Ham or Howard the Duck to any figure. What about the X-Babies? You see my point...

Hasbro: Sure, we've seen this in the Legends line in the past (i.e.Yellowjacket w/ Wonder Man) and you'll probably see it again in the future. Probably won't be Spider Ham, how about a Howard the Duck Marvel Zombie?

Cool Toy Review: ToyBiz released the 'House of M' and 'Young Avengers' boxed sets; could we see more team releases (such as the Exiles *hint hint*) from Hasbro? If so, would they be mass-market, or collector-oriented (at local comic shops)?

Hasbro: Not for 2007, but we're taking a hard look at some great possibilities for 2008. Couldn't say what the channel would be for these at this point.

Cool Toy Review: I have been focusing on the 3" die cast figures and would like to know if there will be any more movie properties made in this format besides Transformers, Spidey, & Ghost Rider. Thank you.

Hasbro: Unfortunately, we can't discuss the specifics of future die cast lineups....

Cool Toy Review: Apart from the black-webbed Spider-Man in the forthcoming eight-pack, will there be any comic-book-styled Spider-Man (and villian) figures in the Superhero Squad line? My sons love that line, and avidly collect these and the Galactic Heroes.

Hasbro: Your sons will be happy about future Squad lineups.

Got any burning Marvel/Spider-Man questions you need answered straight from the source? If so, either send us an email or post in our forums, and with any luck, you'll get your answers next time!
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbros_1st_Marvel_QA_The_Answers_106884.asp

Beast
06-19-2007, 04:58 PM
Marvelousnews.com has their first round up now as well. :)

Hasbro Q&A Round 1
by Ryno in Marvel at 05:38 PM on 2007.06.19

Marvelous News is thrilled to bring you round 1 of the new monthly question and answer sessions between you (the fans) and the Hasbro design team members working on Marvel toys. Each month we will be submitting 5 questions asked by you the readers to the Hasbro design team for Marvel, which they then send back with answers to those questions for you to read. Here is the first batch of questions and answers for this month:

Marvelous News: (Regards to Marvel Legends) What are the chances that, moving forward, Hasbro will refrain from using the GI Joe swivel-elbow and the Star Wars ball-jointed elbow/knee articulation schemes for Legends, and return to the double-hinge construction for elbows and knees as introduced by ToyBiz along with the paint apps we are used to?

Hasbro: Both paint and articulation are handled case by case taking into consideration the aesthetic of each character. Maximum articulation sometimes detracts from the overall appearance and quality of the figure. We know that many collectors and fans agree that the overall appearance of a figure ranks higher than the articulation point count. We look at this balance carefully each and every time.

MN: (Regards to Marvel Legends) Will you include flying stands/bases for future figures?

Hasbro: There are no plans to include these on a regular basis, although you will probably see a select few.

MN: (Regards to Marvel Legends) Any two packs or boxsets planned in the future??

Hasbro: Not for 2007, but we're taking a hard look at some great possibilities for box sets and 2-packs in 2008.

MN: (Regards to Marvel Legends) Will we ever see older Toy Biz figures re-released through Hasbro?

Hasbro: While we're not ready to discuss plans beyond our 2007 line at this time, -- There is a strong possibility that several old favorites could be revived. Watch for future announcements.

MN: What happened to the Marvel Heroes line shown at SDCC in 2006, are they still coming and if so when?

Hasbro: This line is not scheduled for release in the near future, but we never say never.
http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=10977

Beast
06-19-2007, 07:17 PM
Action Figure Insider's is up now.

Q1. What have you found to be Hasbro's biggest challenge in taking over the Marvel Legends line?

A) Great question. One challenge on a line like this is finding the balance between collector focus and mass market appeal. We're trying hard to cater to the collector "wish-lists" while still maintaining a healthy mix of A-list characters in order to keep things moving at retail.

Q2. Which of Toy Biz/Marvel Toy's Marvel Legends sculptors do you continue to use? Who are the new sculptors for the line?

A) We use both Hasbro and Toy Biz sculptors, but we believe it's important to point out that the culmination of the product line is ultimately a team effort. There are so many people that have contributed to the line - from concept creation to design, sclupting, painting ...etc .. and all the way through to final production ... the list would be as long as any movie credits ... and we wouldn't want to leave anyone off the list!

Q3. Is there any hope at all for rebooting some of the tail end items that Toy Biz was not able to fit into their run such as: the AIM, Hellfire, Hydra goons and the Build-A-Figure of the Avengers Quinjet?

A) There is hope! In fact, the Hydra Soldier is already in the 2007 line-up! This slippery bunch will be hitting stores this Fall. Can't get specific about the others but we will say that the BAF Quinjet is unlikely at this point.

Q4. Has Hasbro considered a 3-3/4" Marvel line?

A) It has been considered. We're constantly discussing new concepts & ideas…the bigger question is whether that is something that collectors & fans would like to see. Perhaps AFI could Poll collector's on this idea?

Q5. Will we ever see rereleases of hard to find or older legends? Like Toy Biz molds of series one IronMan, Deadpool, Juggernaut? Or hard to find tail-end figures like FFC2 Dragon Man on Kang?

A) While we can't talk specifically about future waves yet, we can say this --- There is a strong possibility that several old favorites could be revived. Stay tuned in 2008!
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7800

Beast
06-19-2007, 07:20 PM
And Fwoosh.Net's is in also. A lot of repeat questions across the various sites.

Hasbro Answers!
Written by RoboKillah
Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Every month Hasbro will be answering 5 questions pertaining to their Marvel product.

Here is the first round....

Q: Has there been any consideration to change the movie figures back from 5" to 6" scale?

A: We are always looking at our toy offerings and scale is something we look at very carefully. Stay Tuned!

Q: In terms of paint and articulation, is there any chance for more paint applications or the return of some of the traditional ML articulation?

A: Both paint and articulation are handled on case by case basis... taking into consideration the aesthetic of each character. Maximum articulation sometimes detracts from the overall appearance and quality of the figure. We know that many collectors and fans agree that the overall apearance of a figure ranks higher than the articulation point count.

Q: Any chance of a Fan's choice poll? Hasbro seems to handle them well on the Star Wars brand, one would be fun for Marvel Legends.

A: Absolutely! We are looking at various possibilities for 2008 and 2009!

Q: Would you consider a supplemental line that would re-release older, harder to find Marvel Legends figures from Toy Biz's run?

A: While we can't talk specifically about future waves, yet, we can say this --- There is a strong possibility that several old favorites could be revived. Stay tuned in 2008!

Q: Will flying characters in the future come with holes in the back for flight stands and will flight stands be made available to purchase off Hasbro.com?

A: We are always looking to improve our toy offerings. Stay Tuned!
http://www.fwooshnet.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=507&Itemid=1

BountyHunterScum
06-19-2007, 08:26 PM
Even though Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer sucks severely I bought a Silver Surfer figure. I like the character but the movie was crap.

Phantom-like Menace
06-19-2007, 11:57 PM
I finally found She-Hulk and Juggernaut, so my Blob is finally complete. I only had to show up at or near opening at Target every day for a solid month.

Blob's okay, but I do like She-Hulk.

RooJay
06-20-2007, 02:18 AM
Shouldn't the Marvel Select be the line for those collectors who prize sculpt and aesthetics over playability and articulation? Do we really need two Marvel lines where articulation takes a back seat?

Beast
06-20-2007, 10:38 AM
ActionFigureCollectors.Com's Q&A is up now also. Still no Action Figs. :(

The ANSWERS! Hasbro's Marvel Q&A For June 2007

More answers have rolled in from Hasbro's Q&A program, this time we get a little insight into the world of Marvel Legends! AFC sent in your questions and now you've got answers!

Here are the results:

Q. Are there plans for any Marvel Legends Box sets?
A: Not for 2007, but we're taking a hard look at some cool & exciting possibilities for 2008.

Q. Will there be any figures based on the big Civil War storyline?
A: While we're not ready to discuss plans beyond our 2007 line at this time .. let's just say that Civil War is one of our favorites too!

Q. Will the Spider-Man origins line continue?
A: Origins is a great line that our whole team enjoyed working on. While there are no immediate plans to bring it back with this particular moniker, you will definitely continue to see great classic Spider-Man product from Hasbro...

Q. Toy Biz use to include a comic with their Legends figures. Why Did Hasbro remove this feature?
A: We've revisited the classic comic concept several times over the last year. To be honest, it's a trade off - comic vs articulation/decos. There are pros and cons to each. In the end, we felt our efforts would be better spent on product features. We think the majority of collectors and fans of the Legends line would agree.

The next Marvel/Spider-Man Q&A questions are due into AFC by Tuesday, July 17, '07. We'll have more answers from Hasbro on Tuesday, July 24, '07. Email your questions to info@actionfigurecollectors.com.
http://www.actionfigurecollectors.com/news_files/hasbro_marvelQAresults_june07.php

El Chuxter
06-20-2007, 11:50 AM
Q. Toy Biz use to include a comic with their Legends figures. Why Did Hasbro remove this feature?
A: We've revisited the classic comic concept several times over the last year. To be honest, it's a trade off - comic vs articulation/decos. There are pros and cons to each. In the end, we felt our efforts would be better spent on product features. We think the majority of collectors and fans of the Legends line would agree.

So, comic or articulation?

You mean that for a company several times larger than ToyBiz, the printing costs for a comic are so high that they can't afford to include it in their more expensive product and articulate the figures properly?

I know they love their excuses, but that one's not even plausible.

:rolleyes:

LTBasker
06-20-2007, 12:13 PM
What features are they talking about?...

-They reduced articulation

-They reduced paint-use by casting in the dominant color

-They could've reduced packaging cost but the bizarre angles and wasted bubble space probably kept it the same

-They don't include any sort of base or flightstand

-Aside from removeable helmets, only 3 figures have come with any extra accessories

-The BAFs are slightly larger than regular figures

So...where are the extra expenses going in the first place? Certainly not to benefeit deco, just take a look at Ultimate Wolverine.

Beast
06-20-2007, 12:27 PM
To be fair, Toy Biz was going to drop the comic as of Marvel Legends 16... due to rising costs as well. Jesse Falcon has already said as much back when he was allowed to answer questions. That was even with Toy Biz actually being owned by Marvel. With Hasbro being independant of the company, reprinting the comics would be an even bigger cost increase.

Beast
06-20-2007, 12:39 PM
What features are they talking about?...

-They reduced articulation

-They reduced paint-use by casting in the dominant color

-They could've reduced packaging cost but the bizarre angles and wasted bubble space probably kept it the same

-They don't include any sort of base or flightstand

-Aside from removeable helmets, only 3 figures have come with any extra accessories

-The BAFs are slightly larger than regular figures

So...where are the extra expenses going in the first place? Certainly not to benefeit deco, just take a look at Ultimate Wolverine.
Not every Marvel Legends figure from Hasbro had 40+ POA either. And they're still keeping most of the important articulation, and just removing points that are fairly unnecessary. Or using their preferred version of the articulation, such as the Sigma 6 elbow over the double hinge. Such as the finger and toe joints. Of course, that's in a case by case basis... as Quicksilver still has the toe joints for running poses.

Casting the parts in color prevents paint wear or paint slop. Two big problems that Toy Biz Marvel Legends was known for. Hasbro also uses a much more sturdy plastic for their Marvel Legends, preventing weak and loose joints. Which prevnts figure toppling.

Hasbro Marvel Legends have had more accessories than Toy Biz ever did. Other than the occassional figure like Punisher or Deadpool, none of them had weapons or accessories. Hell, Psylocke didn't even get her sword. We're getting swords, weapons, and energy effects.

Trust me. The current packaging costs way less than the previous Marvel Legends packaging. At least according to Neca and Sota who have chimed in on how expensive those types of packages add to the figure. That's why they're more a specialty market type of package.

Bases pretty much went the way of the dodo for Toy Biz as well, once they introduced the BAF. Especially when oil prices skyrocketed. The exception being the occassional flight stand for figures. Again it comes down to cost. Making the stands adds to the cost of the figure. Including both the stands and the BAF isn't feasible with the cost of oil.

There's not that many huge markatable characters in the Marvel Universe. Not to mention other than Galactus, Sentinel, and Giant Man.... the major ones have already been done. Apocalypse never really appears that large, outside of the X-Men: Animated Series. Onslaught was made smaller than scale due to costs. And Mojo and Modok were hardly HUGE. So far Annihilus, Blob, Brood Queen, Ronan the Accuser, and Holocaust are good choices for larger figures who wouldn't fit or even sell well single carded.

Rocketboy
06-20-2007, 01:50 PM
Q. Will there be any figures based on the big Civil War storyline?
A: While we're not ready to discuss plans beyond our 2007 line at this time .. let's just say that Civil War is one of our favorites too!...and Hasbro blows the last shred of credibility with that answer.

El Chuxter
06-20-2007, 02:28 PM
What part of Civil War did you not like?

The total lack of characterization?

The New Warriors acting totally inconsistent with previous versions?

The American public getting so outraged over a handful of deaths when far nastier events have happened in recent Marvel history?

Mar-Vell returning from the dead for no reason?

The setup for Frank Castle to don a superhero outfit?

Spider-Man's unmasking?

Speedball becoming Medieval Spawn?

The pacing, or lack thereof?

The inconclusive ending?

I mean, jeez, Rocketboy, you are just too critical, aren't you? ;)

Rocketboy
06-20-2007, 02:42 PM
What can I say, I like my trrainwrecks to make sense.

LTBasker
06-20-2007, 05:10 PM
Not every Marvel Legends figure from Hasbro had 40+ POA either. And they're still keeping most of the important articulation, and just removing points that are fairly unnecessary. Or using their preferred version of the articulation, such as the Sigma 6 elbow over the double hinge. Such as the finger and toe joints. Of course, that's in a case by case basis... as Quicksilver still has the toe joints for running poses.

Trust me. The current packaging costs way less than the previous Marvel Legends packaging. At least according to Neca and Sota who have chimed in on how expensive those types of packages add to the figure. That's why they're more a specialty market type of package.

Bases pretty much went the way of the dodo for Toy Biz as well, once they introduced the BAF. Especially when oil prices skyrocketed. The exception being the occassional flight stand for figures. Again it comes down to cost. Making the stands adds to the cost of the figure. Including both the stands and the BAF isn't feasible with the cost of oil.

There's not that many huge markatable characters in the Marvel Universe. Not to mention other than Galactus, Sentinel, and Giant Man.... the major ones have already been done. Apocalypse never really appears that large, outside of the X-Men: Animated Series. Onslaught was made smaller than scale due to costs. And Mojo and Modok were hardly HUGE. So far Annihilus, Blob, Brood Queen, Ronan the Accuser, and Holocaust are good choices for larger figures who wouldn't fit or even sell well single carded.

I think you misunderstood quite a bit there... I wasn't saying every figure needs to be flooded with unnecessary articulation, nor that the bases were always there, nor that the large BAFs would continue. As for the packaging, I pointed out that the new packaging probably costed more as a way to try to understand the price hike, but if it costs less then that's another mark against them. The point is that even though ToyBiz was taking things away gradually it was to keep the pricepoint the same. Rather than Hasbro's immediate stripping of any features and still raising the price.



Casting the parts in color prevents paint wear or paint slop. Two big problems that Toy Biz Marvel Legends was known for. Hasbro also uses a much more sturdy plastic for their Marvel Legends, preventing weak and loose joints. Which prevnts figure toppling.

Again, misunderstanding. The point wasn't to compare the two accuracy wise, rather cost-wise. This alone should have decreased the cost dramatically and yet the cost to us still went up dramatically. Accuracy-wise though, I'd rather deal with paint slop than horrid glossy skin.

At least paint slop can be battled with decent masking.



Hasbro Marvel Legends have had more accessories than Toy Biz ever did. Other than the occassional figure like Punisher or Deadpool, none of them had weapons or accessories. Hell, Psylocke didn't even get her sword. We're getting swords, weapons, and energy effects.

Where...? All I see is Thor with an ax and a hammer, Hulk with a shield and Hercules has a little club thing. And again, point missed. I wasn't saying ToyBiz was going to always include accessories - but taking away accessories would've been to keep them at the same pricepoint. Not raise it.

Beast
06-20-2007, 08:09 PM
I understand your points. Lemme be clearer here. Marvel Legends through Toy Biz were cheaper because Toy Biz was owned by Marvel. There were no huge licensing costs for the characters, comics, etc. In the case of Hasbro, they had to drop a major wad of cash for the license... hence the cost increase. As for the paint apps, I think Series II is a huge leap forward from Series I. By the way, look at Toy Biz/Marvel Toy's new Indie Legends line. They're not $7.99 either. Why? Licensing costs. ;)

JediTricks
06-21-2007, 01:46 AM
Man, talk about evasive answers! This is the big one and they sidestep the hell out of it!
Cool Toy Review: Many fans have been disappointed with the smaller scale used for the Spider-Man 3 and Fantastic Four movie lines. Can you explain the reasons for this change, and are there any plans to bring these characters to a more consistent scale with better articulation and paint deco?

Hasbro: There has been a lot of intense debate around the scale of movie figures....we hear you. Both paint and articulation are handled case by case taking into consideration the aesthetic of each character. Maximum articulation sometimes detracts from the overall appearance and quality of the figure. We know that many collectors and fans agree that the overall apearance of a figure ranks higher than the articulation point count. We look at this balance carefully each and every time.

RooJay
06-21-2007, 04:08 AM
So, comic or articulation?

You mean that for a company several times larger than ToyBiz, the printing costs for a comic are so high that they can't afford to include it in their more expensive product and articulate the figures properly?

I know they love their excuses, but that one's not even plausible.

:rolleyes:

We need to pose that question to Hasbro - exactly as it appears in the original post, complete with the direct quote from Hasbro.

RooJay
06-21-2007, 04:14 AM
Q. Will the Spider-Man origins line continue?
A: Origins is a great line that our whole team enjoyed working on. While there are no immediate plans to bring it back with this particular moniker, you will definitely continue to see great classic Spider-Man product from Hasbro...

Anybody else take that as confirmation that this line tanked just as all of us warned them that changing the scale, style and articulation level like that would lead to?

Beast
06-21-2007, 10:55 AM
Superherotimes.com has their questions in now also. Still waiting for AF. :(

Hasbro Answers Your Marvel Questions

Last week we asked for your questions to submit to the Hasbro Spider-Man/Marvel brand managers and today they have been answered.

1) Will there be a continuation of the Spider-Man origins line and if so, which
characters will be included?
A - Origins is a great line that our whole team enjoyed working on…while
there are no immediate plans to bring it back with this particular
moniker, you will definitely see more great Classic Spider-Man product
from Hasbro.

2) What made Hasbro decide to not do away with the toe and finger
articulation on the Marvel figures?
A- To be honest? It's functional. Toe articulation can make a toy harder
to stand and pose. Finger articulation limits the ability to hold weapons
or accessories and doesn't always make for the greatest poses. We have
chosen on many Legends to go with more dynamic hands, which are more
signature to the characters.

3) Any chance fans will see new box sets released; perhaps a continuation
of the Young Avengers or Runaways?
A- Not for 2007…but we're taking a hard look at some great possibilities
for box sets and 2-packs in 2008.

4) Is it possible that fans will ever see figures that depict characters
in their secret identity personas - IE: Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, Tony Starks, etc?
A- Love the idea…unfortunately, the secret identity figures haven't sold
well in the past which makes it difficult to do them again.

5) Will we continue to see more store exclusives like the past Marvel
Legends Toys R Us and Target Spider-Man 3 figures?
A - All signs point to 'Yes'

The second round will be submitted in July, visit the FORUMS today to post your questions.
http://www.superherotimes.com/newsarchive/002305.php

Beast
06-21-2007, 11:02 AM
Here's another one. This time from Action-Figure.Com. :)

QUESTION 1: The lack of ink wash on some figures bothers a lot of fans of the original Toybiz/Marvel Toys Legends line. Are there plans to improve on this in the future?

ANSWER 1:: We do use a lot of washes and wipes where appropriate.but again, this is a case by case decision dependant upon aesthetics and the characteristics of each figure.

QUESTION 2:: Can we get clarification on talk of further 6 inch, Legends comparable figures outside of the Legends line?
ANSWER 2:: We can neither confirm nor deny at this time, stay tuned fans!

QUESTION 3:: Will you confirm or deny that this lineup for Legends series 4 is accurate...

> First Appearance Daredevil
> First Appearance Storm
> Nova
> Tim Bradstreet Punisher
> Silver Samurai
> AOA Sunfire
> Tigra
> Build a Figure AOA Nemesis

ANSWER 3:: This is not the lineup. I know this answer is a little cryptic but the official announcement for Wave 4 is just around the corner. stay tuned.

QUESTION 4:: Some fans are having difficulties finding Legends Series 2 in stores. Can you talk about distribution on this wave?

ANSWER 4:: There were a few bumps in the road coming out of the gate in 2007 but distribution was not the issue. Essentially, the reason you haven't seen Series 2 on shelf is because some Series 1 figures were blocking shelves for a while. The good news is that The Blob series has now hit shelves at most major retailers over the last two weeks. Lesson for the day?... Go find Series 2 so we can get Series 3 out there quickly! We need to work together in order to keep this business healthy and producing the fan faves we all want to see!

QUESTION 5:: Are there plans to release the Icons line in the UK?

ANSWER 5:: Our international team is taking a hard look at Icons for the UK.
http://www.action-figure.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=20747&sid=382b62242bcf6ac0ebb527cce979431d

Jedi_Master_Guyute
06-27-2007, 11:12 PM
Wave 2 HIT finally hit my store last night........too bad I found the figures about 7 weeks ago. I opened the case myself and finally saw She Hulk and Thor. Nice figures, but I don't care for either character. Ran into another collector who was also looking for WV 2 and he mentioned that he's friends with a comic book shop owner who told him that ALL of his orders for the variant cases had in fact been canceled by Hasbro. So, i guess there won't be many of the variants in the second wave. I won't e-bay them either cos they're not worth a huge amount. Screw that. :thumbsup:

Beast
06-28-2007, 12:30 PM
Sounds like Hasbro's telling secrets to Cool Toy Review again. :)

The 411: Marvel Legends The Hulk Waves
Posted by D_Martin on June 28, 2007 at 01:33 AM CST:

The twelve Build-A-Figure Hulk figures will be split into two waves of six, each including a piece of the massive Fin Fang Foom figure. Here's what you can expect:

Absorbing Man
The Absorbing Man action figure doesn't really break new ground, and in some ways doesn't deliver the same 'umph' that the Toy Biz absorbing Man figures have in the past. Like previous versions of this character, expect to see him in transition. Oddly, his upper half is transformed into concrete and his leg into bricks, as if he were leaning upside down beside a building (you know, with his arm on the sidewalk and his leg on the wall…)

Absorbing Man features a ball jointed head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, torso, hips, knees, and ankles and will be packed with his trademark ball 'n chain.

Bi-Beast
Bi-Beast! BI-BEAST! Holy Hannah, who'da thunk it? This dude is one of the craziest designs in the Hulks rogue's gallery. The figure looks just about as cool as the comics too. For those that don't know who this bad motor finger is, click the above thumbnail and check him out for a minute. Really, how weird is this guy?

Bi-Beast features a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, pivot elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, swivel thighs, pivot knees, and double pivot ankles.

Grey Hulk
We know what you're thinking. Yes, Toy Biz already nailed the First Appearance Grey Hulk, so who needs this figure? Well, this isn't really a First Appearance version. Consider this more of the early 300's version of Hulk where he reverted back to grey.

Grey Hulk features a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, ball jointed elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, ball jointed knees, and double ball jointed ankles.

Classic She-Hulk
White. Soft. Goods. Yup, Shulkie in her classic torn white shirt thing. Fear not true believers, this She-Hulk is totally different from the one from Marvel Legends series 2.

Shulkie features ball jointed head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, torso, hips, knees, and ankles. And Quentin Tarantino will be happy to hear that she's barefooted.

Hulk: The End
Based on his appearance from the Marvel limited series of the same name, the Hulk: The End figure has sculpted chunks of long white hair and a lot of roughed up -muscle tissue revealing- skin.

This version of the Hulk features a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, ball jointed elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, ball jointed knees, and double ball jointed ankles.

Wendigo
Much like the Silver Surfer from the Fantastic Four wave, all we can say is 'Thank you Hasbro, thank you!' The Wendigo is perfect. If you can find anything wrong with this figure then there is no doubt that you are a bitter little person. This figure is beautiful!!!

Wendigo features a ball jointed head, shoulders, elbows, wrists, torso, hips, ankles, as well as swivel thighs, and double pivot knees. (and yes, he has a tail too).

Wait a second, what about the other six? Well, stay tuned for more info on them, but we promise that you'll be excited. Well, you will be if you want a couple of kings, a son, green hair, or a hot Defender…
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/The_411_Marvel_Legends_The_Hulk_Waves_107071.asp

It sounds like Series 2 will include...

King Hulk (World War Hulk)
Doc Samson
Valkyrie

Not sure on the last 3. But this should be great news for Hulk and FFF fans.
I'm glad they went this way, so that Foom could still be a huge BAF.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
06-28-2007, 02:31 PM
AWESOME. You know i loves the Hulk, Beast and these are great ideas. I don't care about the She-Hulk or Wendigo figures, but the others sound awesome. I got all the Hulk Classics figures back in the day, but these sound awesome. And a figure for HULK: THE END. Holy God, SO buying two of these. Really glad that Hasbro is giving some love to the Green Goliath. ANy release date on these???? Can't wait!! :thumbsup:

Beast
06-28-2007, 04:54 PM
I'm hearing that probably next year to coincide with the Hulk movie.

Since the movie won't have enough characters to support a normal figure line. :D

Phantom-like Menace
06-28-2007, 11:47 PM
I hate hating softgoods. I wish I could not hate softgoods, but I just can't bring myself to do so. They can work on 12" figures (and usually then only high-priced Dragon/Elite Force and similar figures) but any smaller and it just comes off crap in my eyes. I can sacrifice some articulation to prevent my figures from looking like they're wearing burlap sacks.

I'm happy enough with HML-2 She-Hulk as much as I would have preferred her to be barefoot, so I can't imagine short of contemplating a foot transplant that I would have any desire to own this She-Hulk. I could conceivably see myself wanting to get Valkyrie, but I woulnd't put money on it. But there is one problem: I would really like to get Fin Fang Foom. This might be the first time I contemplate eBaying a BAF.

El Chuxter
06-30-2007, 01:15 PM
I'm hearing that probably next year to coincide with the Hulk movie.

Since the movie won't have enough characters to support a normal figure line. :D

Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis? They can have sucktastic Ed Norton as Fill-In TamponBoy, or recycle some Arwen figures to make Silly Replacement Betty. Dude, I cannot wait to not buy these! :crazed:

(Unless there's an Ang Lee build-a-figure.)

LTBasker
06-30-2007, 07:22 PM
Saw Juggy, Phoenix, Quicksilver, Thor and that black/yellow guy today. Have to admit, they're not nearly as terrible looking as wave 1 though I would've definitely grabbed Juggy if his body hair looked better. It looks like he got pranked by Pyro.

Phoenix looked very tempting as well, much better in person than in picture but I don't think I'll ever get her, the turn-your-head-and-cough hand just ruins the whole "image."

Thor was pretty nice looking too, not sure if I'll get him.

Quicksilver and the Black/yellow guy don't really interest me, but they were good enough quality that if they came with a BAF I was interested in I wouldn't mind having to get them.

I think I'll definitely get Juggy though.

Also, I saw some restocking of the Spider-Man 3 figures and included was a completely black Venom. It looked like it was posed in the packaging exactly the same as one of the previous purple Venoms so maybe they decided to go ahead and make a variant. I believe this one is truly black, it looked much darker than the Limited Edition Venom.

BountyHunterScum
06-30-2007, 11:38 PM
Anyone seen the Dark Phoenix version of Jean Grey X3 yet?

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-01-2007, 06:59 PM
Anyone seen the Dark Phoenix version of Jean Grey X3 yet?

That's a negative. I heard from an other collector that the variant cases are now cancelled, but I haven't heard/read anything official. However, that would account for the lack of them on the pegs and even on e-bay. :thumbsup:

evenflow
07-01-2007, 07:24 PM
I have yet to see them, but i have seen pics over at TNI with people who have them. Canceled or not, some got out.

Beast
07-03-2007, 05:29 PM
Pics of the 6" ML Spider-Man Movie series are up now on Cooltoyreview.

Unfortunatly, even though I think ML 1 wasn't bad and ML 2 was great... these arn't that great looking. Hopefully these turn out to be early prototypes. Since a few tweaks could make them look much better. The two Spider-Man and New Goblin figures are pretty good though. And the Green Goblin, Doc Ock, and Mary Jane are fairly decent. Honestly, Sandman and Venom are probably the two worst figures of the bunch. Sadly.

Sandman: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010052.jpg

Venom: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010042.jpg

New Goblin: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010039.jpg

Mary Jane: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010038.jpg

Spider-Man: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010041.jpg

Symbiote Spider-Man: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010040.jpg

Green Goblin: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010037.jpg

Doc Ock: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010036.jpg

Sandman BAF: http://www.cooltoyreview.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0010035.jpg

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-03-2007, 05:51 PM
OH man, those look HOOOOOOOOOOOOORRIBLE. Seriously, they are just horrific. I'll pick up MJ just for kicks and........that's about it. And that Sandman BAF?!!?? Awful; give me one that's HUGE like the scene with the truck or the final fight. That just looks shady.

Beast
07-03-2007, 06:02 PM
OH man, those look HOOOOOOOOOOOOORRIBLE. Seriously, they are just horrific. I'll pick up MJ just for kicks and........that's about it. And that Sandman BAF?!!?? Awful; give me one that's HUGE like the scene with the truck or the final fight. That just looks shady.
Yeah, MJ isn't bad. All she needs is a little lipstick. But yeah, not impressed.

However if they would have done these instead of the 5" line, they'd be a huge improvement.

evenflow
07-03-2007, 08:27 PM
Pretty terrible. I had my doubts when the BAF was announced. I couldn't imagine how they could make it work, and they didnt.

I will pick up MJ only because she is probably the closest we are going to get to a comic accurate version.

JediTricks
07-04-2007, 04:33 AM
Thanks for the links Beast, even if it is to RS-for-everything-else. :p

Regular Sandman is really skinny and lanky, what happened? Still, looks just like Thomas Hayden Church.

Venom looks surprisingly bad, I was NOT expecting it. Proportions are all off and paint looks wrong and I've never seen a Venom tongue-spewing head before that looked bored.

New Goblin looks lanky as well, and seems way more boring than the 5" version.

MJ looks kinda like a Hobbit, so yeah, that's accurate. :p Not sure why she dunked her hair in dayglo orange tho'.

Spidey - man, what did they DO to you?!? That mold looked snazzy when Toy Biz released it for SM2 but here the paint is a complete failure and ruins the fig. Plus, it looks like Hasbro's new pin style for the elbows and knees is an ugly mistake.

Symbiote Spidey - holy crap does that not work at all! There's something about it that makes it look like one of those cardboard skeletons they put up in municipal buildings at Halloween. And who do we "thank" for taking nearly all the major joints out of the upper arm?

Green Goblin, once again the Hasbro deco has hampered a decent fig. How can they get the 5" one so right and this 6" version so wrong?

Doc Ock is in the same boat except he never looked particularly good.

BAF Sandman is horrid, Hasbro shouldn't bother producing this at all, it's a waste of petroleum, and their time could be better spent standing in the corner not talking.

darthvyn
07-05-2007, 02:00 PM
Hopefully these turn out to be early prototypes. Since a few tweaks could make them look much better.

hasn't that basically been the endless refrain since hasbro took over? it hasn't panned out yet that the end result was any more polished or tweaked from the preview pics.


Regular Sandman is really skinny and lanky, what happened? Still, looks just like Thomas Hayden Church.

agreed, thought it's also plain looking. a paint wash treatment would do wonders for this guy.


Venom looks surprisingly bad, I was NOT expecting it. Proportions are all off and paint looks wrong and I've never seen a Venom tongue-spewing head before that looked bored.

i'm sure if put in a more dynamic pose he wouldn't look so "bored" but yeah, the arms are a bit gorilla-ish for the legs especially. i think in relation to the torso they're in-proportion.


New Goblin looks lanky as well, and seems way more boring than the 5" version.

it basically looks like the same exact mold. i wouldn't have realized it was a pic of a new figure unless it was marked as a 6".


MJ looks kinda like a Hobbit, so yeah, that's accurate. :p Not sure why she dunked her hair in dayglo orange tho'.

the hair could've been a play of the light and the fact that they photoshopped in that really BRIGHT blue color for the background. i'll await an in-person viewing to determine the real color.


Spidey - man, what did they DO to you?!? That mold looked snazzy when Toy Biz released it for SM2 but here the paint is a complete failure and ruins the fig. Plus, it looks like Hasbro's new pin style for the elbows and knees is an ugly mistake.

i dunno... i don't think it looks too horrible... or that unlike the previous version, though i don't have it with me to compare at the moment.


Symbiote Spidey - holy crap does that not work at all! There's something about it that makes it look like one of those cardboard skeletons they put up in municipal buildings at Halloween. And who do we "thank" for taking nearly all the major joints out of the upper arm?

agreed on all accounts. it's a shame that the articulation is disappearing by the handful each time we see another spidey. he should be the most articulated figure of any of them, save for maybe nightcrawler.


Green Goblin, once again the Hasbro deco has hampered a decent fig. How can they get the 5" one so right and this 6" version so wrong?

this i could see being a test-shot... it looks unpolished to me, moreso than the others. but that may just be wishful thinking.


Doc Ock is in the same boat except he never looked particularly good.

the previous version had a better color to the skin parts, which lends more credence to the overall piece.


BAF Sandman is horrid, Hasbro shouldn't bother producing this at all, it's a waste of petroleum, and their time could be better spent standing in the corner not talking.

somehow i don't see that... i think it's pretty successful actually. i find it pretty cool looking.

Beast
07-05-2007, 02:20 PM
hasn't that basically been the endless refrain since hasbro took over? it hasn't panned out yet that the end result was any more polished or tweaked from the preview pics.
I don't know... maybe for you. But I was happy with ML 1 for the most part and I think ML 2 was a massive improvement over it. ML 3 looks to be leaps and bounds above them as well. I've been pretty happy with everything Hasbro has done so far with the line. Especially the better quality plastic, the improved character selection, and the sculpts.

darthvyn
07-05-2007, 02:40 PM
i actually haven't gotten any of the marvel legends, but i just seem to remember that being a popular assessment of the situation. i'll be happy to be proven wrong and see a bit more attention to detail on these guys, but i'm not holding my breath.

JediTricks
07-06-2007, 12:11 AM
agreed, thought it's also plain looking. a paint wash treatment would do wonders for this guy.That it would.


i'm sure if put in a more dynamic pose he wouldn't look so "bored" but yeah, the arms are a bit gorilla-ish for the legs especially. i think in relation to the torso they're in-proportion.Perhaps, but the lower body is way out of proportion to the upper body, right at the middle of the torso no less.


it basically looks like the same exact mold. i wouldn't have realized it was a pic of a new figure unless it was marked as a 6".Really? I don't see that at all, look at the torso and compare them, 6" looks like he was stretched out on The Rack until they added half a foot to his height, and the hips are baaad.


the hair could've been a play of the light and the fact that they photoshopped in that really BRIGHT blue color for the background. i'll await an in-person viewing to determine the real color.Could be, but I don't think so, look how the hair meets the head, look at the back of the hair, it tracks as bright carrot orange. Plus, the eyebrow paint matches the hair.

BTW, they didn't put in that background color, that's Rebelscum's doing, they do it with all their Hasbro pics now, I dunno why.


this i could see being a test-shot... it looks unpolished to me, moreso than the others. but that may just be wishful thinking.It's not a test shot, there's paint on the figure. It's possible they shot it in the same material and it doesn't translate to this scale


somehow i don't see that... i think it's pretty successful actually. i find it pretty cool looking.I'm not feeling it at all, looks like a funnel cake gone wrong, plus the legs are totally immobile and the arms are super preposed.

Beast
07-10-2007, 12:37 AM
Did the Spider-Man 3 proto pics disappoint you? These might make you feel better. :D

Marvel Legends Hulk - Series II (BAF - Fin Fang Foom cont.)

Doc Samson: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/Hulk2DocSamson.jpg

McGuiness Hulk: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/Hulk2McGuinessHulk.jpg

King Hulk (Planet Hulk / World War Hulk): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/Hulk2KingHulk.jpg

Red King (Planet Hulk): http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/Hulk2RedKing.jpg

Son of Hulk: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/Hulk2SonofHulk.jpg

Valkyrie: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/Hulk2Valkyrie.jpg

Many thanks to Kirk over at The Comic Crypt for the pics. :)

http://www.thecomiccrypt.com/viewtopic.php?t=807

RooJay
07-10-2007, 04:08 AM
Wicked awesome, but those are missing some key articulation points. Can't wait for that Doc Samson.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-10-2007, 07:32 AM
AWESOME!! I just got my issues last week and started reading WWH and it's terrific. I CANNOT wait to see Hulk: The End figure cos he's probably gonna be my favorite as that's an incredible (pun INTENDED) issue. Thanks, Beastie! :thumbsup:

evenflow
07-10-2007, 06:02 PM
10x better than the Spider-Man wave. I can't wait to see pics of wave 1 of the Hulk figures and the FFF build a figure.

RooJay
07-11-2007, 02:15 AM
You know...know that I think of it, I'm so totally happy we're getting Valkyrie! She was always one of my favorite Marvel characters. Too bad we'll probably never get her horsey, however (and yes, I know I could customize one from one of the LOTR horses, but I'm just not into the non-professionally produced nonsense.) Of course, now this just makes me want her ol' buddy Isaac Christians even more!:thumbsup: Bonus points if you know who that is.:thumbsup:

Beast
07-11-2007, 05:48 PM
You know...know that I think of it, I'm so totally happy we're getting Valkyrie! She was always one of my favorite Marvel characters. Too bad we'll probably never get her horsey, however (and yes, I know I could customize one from one of the LOTR horses, but I'm just not into the non-professionally produced nonsense.) Of course, now this just makes me want her ol' buddy Isaac Christians even more!:thumbsup: Bonus points if you know who that is.:thumbsup:
That would be Gargoyle. :D

RooJay
07-12-2007, 02:43 AM
That would be Gargoyle. :D

And that would make you the coolest dude around these parts. Well...second coolest anyway.:cool:

Beast
07-12-2007, 03:44 AM
He was in the New Defenders with Beast, Iceman, and Angel. Of course I know him. :D

BountyHunterScum
07-12-2007, 07:55 AM
That's a negative. I heard from an other collector that the variant cases are now cancelled, but I haven't heard/read anything official. However, that would account for the lack of them on the pegs and even on e-bay. :thumbsup:


I'm not complaining, X3 was a foot long log of a mega terd anyway. If they do release it I'll probably get it. I'm the only one who thought Jean looked like an evil Morgan Webb in the house scene of the movie.

Beast
07-18-2007, 11:42 AM
CoolToysReview.Com has the heads up on Marvel Legends - Servies IV!!

http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/The_411_Marvel_Legends_Series_4_106524.asp
According to word elsewhere... from the Wal-Mart computer system...

The Line-Up for Marvel Legends - Series IV may have changed somewhat.

Black Bolt
Nova
Tigra
Punisher
Daredevil
Astonishing Beast

No word if the series is going to be 6 figures or 8. If it's 6... assume Storm, Sunfire, and Silver Samurai pushed back til next year. Still a pretty good line up, and AXM Beast will complete the Astonishing X-Men team. We'll likely know for sure at SDCC.

evenflow
07-18-2007, 06:33 PM
As long as we get Black Bolt and Nova in this wave i am happy.

LTBasker
07-18-2007, 08:02 PM
Punisher
Daredevil
Astonishing Beast

Just more evidence that Hasbro sucks, they have to make stuff I'm interested in. :tired:


Still a pretty good line up, and AXM Beast will complete the Astonishing X-Men team.

If it's better than X3 Beast then it will be a nice addition, the whole set would make a very cool display. Astonishing Cyclops is already looking pretty good.

The total count is-

ML12 Wolverine
MLWM Kitty Pryde
XM(C) Colossus
HML Emma Frost
HML Cyclops
HML Beast (possibly)

Right?

Beast
07-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Correct. As the XMC Colossus is more accurate to what Piotr looks in AXM.

Plus we have Danger for them to face off against. And rumors of an eventual Ord.

Beast
07-20-2007, 04:43 PM
Man... the packaged SDCC FF/Lawyer She-Hulk figure looks nice. :)

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11018

http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Hasbro%2F07_SDCC_She-Hulk&pic=0shehulk.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0

Beast
07-25-2007, 08:55 PM
Wizard has pictures of Hasbro ML IV, FF, and Spider-Man 3. :)

I love the Tigra and Astonishing X-Men Beast!! :D

ML4 - http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/005305408.cfm
FF - http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/005306261.cfm
SM3 - http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/005307780.cfm

I have to say, the SM3 pictures look way better than the preview shots. :cool:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-25-2007, 09:07 PM
Yup, Beast does look nifty and he'll be the only one I buy from that set. The SM3 figures do look a tad better, but since I already have all of'em, i'm just gonna buy the MJ fig. Yay for saving $$! :thumbsup:

Beast
07-25-2007, 09:37 PM
Sadly I want Holocaust. But I'm glad it's a 6-Figure series instead of an 8-Figure series.

RooJay
07-26-2007, 02:45 AM
They all look fantastic to me, but I'm still very sad about the missing articulation on a bunch of those. Tigra, of all characters, specifically should have been far more articulated! I thought individual character aesthetics were the bottom line for Marvel Legends as far as Hasbro is concerned when it comes to articulation. I'm wondering where they found a picture of Tigra from the comics where she is not all hunched over and crouching? That figure will never get into any pose remotely resembling something you'd see Tigra doing in the comics.

darthvyn
07-26-2007, 12:48 PM
I have to say, the SM3 pictures look way better than the preview shots. :cool:

yeah, they REALLY do! hopefully it's not just a really good photoshoot, but actually good figures!

the only thing i think was a real mistake is the lack of ball-joint shoulders on the black costume spidey.


The SM3 figures do look a tad better, but since I already have all of'em, i'm just gonna buy the MJ fig. Yay for saving $$! :thumbsup:

how do you have "all of them" - there haven't been any ML-scale movie black costume spidey, sandman, or venom yet.


They all look fantastic to me, but I'm still very sad about the missing articulation on a bunch of those. Tigra, of all characters, specifically should have been far more articulated!

i think if you look at her, the articulation is done the best! ball-joint hips, knees AND ankles. no problem there. i think she's the most successful of the bunch - the rest of them have some weird decisions. like the cut calves on nova - should've been ball-joint ankles, and meanwhile the bradstreet punisher should've had cut-calves at the top of the boot. instead, the ball-joint ankle on him will make the boots look weird at certain angles.

Beast
07-26-2007, 06:54 PM
ActionFigs.Com has great pictures from the Hasbro/Marvel panel. :)

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=2521

I love the Cable/Marvel Girl and Cannonball/Domino Wal-Mart 2-Packs. :D

Their coverage of the Q&A is a bit lacking though. So here's some links.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?itemid=11026
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/SDCC07_Hasbro_Marvel_Comics_Panel_107766.asp

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-26-2007, 07:21 PM
how do you have "all of them" - there haven't been any ML-scale movie black costume spidey, sandman, or venom yet.


Cos these are just larger versions of previously released figures; very little has changed from their 5'' versions aside from the sculpt and as I collect the SM3 figures, it'd be pretty assinine to collect them AGAIN simply because the scale has changed. :thumbsup:

darthvyn
07-26-2007, 09:13 PM
Cos these are just larger versions of previously released figures; very little has changed from their 5'' versions aside from the sculpt

not true - most of them feature a lot more articulation than the smaller version - venom especially. he's got about 5 or 6 more points of articulation than his 5" counterpart. harrygoblin as well.

Rocketboy
07-26-2007, 11:46 PM
Hasbro is finally starting to impress me with the ML line.
The FF wave looks great as do some of the ML4 wave.
The Spidey 3 figures look better in this set of pics.
And the Wal-Mart 2 packs are pretty cool also.

RooJay
07-27-2007, 12:48 AM
i think if you look at her, the articulation is done the best! ball-joint hips, knees AND ankles. no problem there. i think she's the most successful of the bunch - the rest of them have some weird decisions. like the cut calves on nova - should've been ball-joint ankles, and meanwhile the bradstreet punisher should've had cut-calves at the top of the boot. instead, the ball-joint ankle on him will make the boots look weird at certain angles.

Oh, I did look at her, and the articulation is certainly not the best. I could understand this sort of reduced articulation on another character, one who is perhaps not shown to be as nimble and flexible in the comics. This level of articulation on Tigra just doesn't fit the character, and in my opinion is just plain unacceptable. Of course, if you happen to be one of those people who really don't care if your figures are articulated or just large scale PVCs then I could see why that wouldn't matter to you. These are Marvel Legends however, and Marvel Legends are and should be about the super articulation. We already have Marvel Select for the other style of figures.


I love the Cable/Marvel Girl and Cannonball/Domino Wal-Mart 2-Packs.

I would love them too except for the fact that they are Wal-Mart exclusives, which means that most of us will most likely never see them at retail. There's been a lot of Wal-Mart exclusive product over the last three or four years or so, and even though I live just a short drive away (15 minutes and less) from no fewer than six Wal-Marts now, I have only managed to find precisely four WM exclusives. Plus, I work graveyard shifts so I'm almost always visiting one of these stores right at opening on my way home. I absolutely LOATHE Wal-Mart, and the fact that they've been getting so many exclusives that they don't seem very interested in getting to the folks who want them.

Sorry to sound so negative here, but on a lighter note - I'm still very much in love with Marvel Legends, and these latest announcements actually make me quite happy.

Beast
07-30-2007, 11:12 AM
The FF She-Hulk and Stan Lee/Spider-Man are now up for order on Hasbro's website.

FF Shulkie: http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=19145

Stan Lee/Spider-Man: http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&product_id=20332

The other ComicCon exclusives are also available, if ML isn't your thing. :)

http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ps_results&prevpage=ps_results&keyword=ComicCon

COMIC2007 for 10% off. :D

evenflow
07-30-2007, 01:32 PM
I would be careful with that discount code, they usually dont allow discounts for exclusives. After the whole fiasco with the McQuarrie Luke I opted not to use it.

Beast
07-30-2007, 01:39 PM
I would be careful with that discount code, they usually dont allow discounts for exclusives. After the whole fiasco with the McQuarrie Luke I opted not to use it.
True, but this one actually is called Comic2007. Would be stupid if they didn't allow it.

Beast
07-30-2007, 02:59 PM
Wizard has some release information on the upcoming exclusives...

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/005357056.cfm

evenflow
07-31-2007, 02:57 PM
Some cool variants coming up. I love the Punisher one.

JediTricks
08-05-2007, 07:01 PM
True, but this one actually is called Comic2007. Would be stupid if they didn't allow it.
Don't count on it, that's what happened with CIV's code.


Wal-mart and Target put out the Marvel Toys' brand Comics Superheroes line or whatever it's called, the one with Savage Dragon and Judge Dredd and whatnot. Wave 1 and 2 actually. Very much in line with Toy Biz's ML line, no surprise really.


The booth at Hasbro was so hard to deal with, they'd keep putting stuff out and it'd be hard to keep track of everything since I haven't really been paying enough attention lately to the lines. Steve luckily shoots a lot and uploads fast, I'd have been trying to make it work for days after it was shot because I overthink these things.

They added new Spidey Unleashed, but the thing that made me take real notice with these was the fact that they're Unleashed size (7") but done more like GI Joe Sigma 6 with full articulation - that was a huge shock for me.


I picked up 2 of the Stan Lee set, wasn't going to buy more than 1 but I got caught up in the moment. :p It's a nifty little set, very cute and pretty well-done presentation - they used a twisty-tie for Stan to use as a web strand (he stole one of Spidey's webshooters), but this left mine with a bent arm or leg, I forget which. Figure's not bad, sculpt on the chest symbol is off in the shape though, and Spidey's covered head is too small. But ultimately it's a winner.

darthvyn
08-06-2007, 11:23 AM
I picked up 2 of the Stan Lee set, wasn't going to buy more than 1 but I got caught up in the moment. :p It's a nifty little set, very cute and pretty well-done presentation

yeah, i was able to get one too, our very own eternal padawan was nice enough to snag me one... or his friend was, anyway. it's freakin' fantastic!


they used a twisty-tie for Stan to use as a web strand

i thought that was a really funny/nice touch.


but this left mine with a bent arm or leg, I forget which.

probably the arm - mine was weirdly misshapen as well. it relaxed once it was out of the package, though.


Figure's not bad, sculpt on the chest symbol is off in the shape though, and Spidey's covered head is too small. But ultimately it's a winner.

i thought the spidey head was a bit small, too, but the chest symbol (as well as the rest of the spidey costume) is based on the design from his first appearance in amazing fantasy #15 (http://www.chezcomics.com/comics-resources-information-pages/marvel-comics-information-resources/marvel-comics-classic-covers/amazing-fantasy-15.jpg) - i think it's pretty spot-on. only thing actually missing is the under-arm webbing. if anything the eyes are too small, but being that the head is a bit under-sized, that makes sense. just too bad the neck wasn't a ball joint. i'm worried about too much stress on that long thin pin that connects the heads to the body...

JediTricks
08-06-2007, 05:23 PM
The head on the spider symbol is like twice that big though, looks like an upside-down ant body the way they did it.

You're right about the eyes and webbing, not that I ever loved the webbing though. But stylistically the figure works pretty well. Good point on that peg, it's tiny.

darthvyn
08-07-2007, 10:13 AM
The head on the spider symbol is like twice that big though, looks like an upside-down ant body the way they did it.

hrm... i'll have to take another look at it. didn't get a chance to check it out to verify what it looked like after i got home from work yesterday.

just wanted to know: anyone know the proposed release date for the HML spider-man set?

Beast
08-07-2007, 02:57 PM
One of the other websites said that the SM3 and Fantastic Four waves should be out in October and November. But they weren't sure which was coming first. Spider-Man 3 arrives on DVD at the end of October, so I assume that it will hit around then.

darthvyn
08-07-2007, 03:40 PM
Spider-Man 3 arrives on DVD at the end of October, so I assume that it will hit around then.

yeah, that makes sense. thanks dude!

Beast
08-07-2007, 07:26 PM
Here's some nice hi-res pictures of the Wal-Mart 2-Packs.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11067

Darth Cruel
08-16-2007, 11:24 PM
I have been seeing the Marvel Legendary Heros around for a couple of weeks now. They make me lament Hasbro getting Legends even more. Very nice-looking 5th string heroes.

Beast
08-16-2007, 11:48 PM
I have been seeing the Marvel Legendary Heros around for a couple of weeks now. They make me lament Hasbro getting Legends even more. Very nice-looking 5th string heroes.
I don't lament it at all. Especially at seeing some of those horrible figures. Excessive articulation, paint blobs, poo-smeared heavy washes, ugly females, boring sculpts, poor character selection. Give me what Hasbro's doing any day of the week.

RooJay
08-17-2007, 02:14 AM
I don't lament it at all. Especially at seeing some of those horrible figures. Excessive articulation, paint blobs, poo-smeared heavy washes, ugly females, boring sculpts, poor character selection. Give me what Hasbro's doing any day of the week.

Hey now! I still dig Hasbro's Marvel Legends, but watch it with the trash talking of the Madman, and Savage Dragon, and Super-Patriot, and Conan, and Marv, and Star, and Monkeyman & O'Brien, and Judge Dredd, and Body Bags there! I'd take most of those guys over any of the Marvels anyday!:whip:

...I do know what you mean about the sloppy paint and washes, though. Still on your own on the articulation thing - there's no such thing as "excessive articulation."


I have been seeing the Marvel Legendary Heros around for a couple of weeks now. They make me lament Hasbro getting Legends even more. Very nice-looking 5th string heroes.

Which stores? I've gotta find me some!

...and one more crack about Madman being anything but top tier and I'll poke ya in the eyes - YOU TAKE IT BACK!

El Chuxter
08-17-2007, 02:47 AM
I'm with RooJay, though Cyber-Wolverine Ripclaw is definitely a fifth-stringer and doesn't belong in the line. Cyberforce will never be anything but a bunch of moronic X-Men knockoff cyborgs who raided Lobo's makeup.

Beast
08-17-2007, 11:29 AM
Hey now! I still dig Hasbro's Marvel Legends, but watch it with the trash talking of the Madman, and Savage Dragon, and Super-Patriot, and Conan, and Marv, and Star, and Monkeyman & O'Brien, and Judge Dredd, and Body Bags there! I'd take most of those guys over any of the Marvels anyday!:whip:

...I do know what you mean about the sloppy paint and washes, though. Still on your own on the articulation thing - there's no such thing as "excessive articulation."
Have you seen O'Brien? She looks more like Monkeyman.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/TrannyAnnie.jpg

She has to be the ugliest female sculpt ever. And that's saying something.

At least Hasbro's females have been a huge step-up from Toy Biz's.

As for excessive articulation, I'm talking about stuff like the the toe joints... etc. It just seemed like they looked for any way possible to pad their articulation points numbers. With Toy Biz's soft plastics, all those joints usually meant either figures fell over all the time or broke. And then with those poopy washes, you had paint seeping into the joints and locking them up. Some great figures were ruined with horrible washes. Like ML10 Cyclops. It's like he was swimming in a sewer.

El Chuxter
08-17-2007, 11:37 AM
I dunno. I think the O'Brien is superior to X3 Jean Grey and Emma Frost by a pretty wide margin.

Beast
08-17-2007, 11:51 AM
I dunno. I think the O'Brien is superior to X3 Jean Grey and Emma Frost by a pretty wide margin.
X3 Jean looks great. Not sure what your problem with her is.

Emma isn't perfect, no. Of course, she was also sculpted by Toy Biz.

El Chuxter
08-17-2007, 11:52 AM
We're going to have to just disagree on X3 Jean. I think she, like most other Hasbro ML figures, suffers from horrible execution (molding and painting) more than actual sculpting.

JediTricks
08-17-2007, 04:22 PM
X3 Jean looks not very much like the actress, but she's not the ugliest female I've seen from the ML line either, just more plain and awkward than she should

DarthBrandon
08-18-2007, 12:01 PM
X3 Jean looks great. Not sure what your problem with her is.

Emma isn't perfect, no. Of course, she was also sculpted by Toy Biz.

So who did the paint apps?

RooJay
08-20-2007, 01:01 AM
Have you seen O'Brien? She looks more like Monkeyman.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/TrannyAnnie.jpg

She has to be the ugliest female sculpt ever. And that's saying something.

At least Hasbro's females have been a huge step-up from Toy Biz's.

As for excessive articulation, I'm talking about stuff like the the toe joints... etc. It just seemed like they looked for any way possible to pad their articulation points numbers. With Toy Biz's soft plastics, all those joints usually meant either figures fell over all the time or broke. And then with those poopy washes, you had paint seeping into the joints and locking them up. Some great figures were ruined with horrible washes. Like ML10 Cyclops. It's like he was swimming in a sewer.

I'm sorry, I'm not seeing anything wrong or ugly with that sculpt at all (actually I think it's at least as good if not better than most of the female Marvel figures ToyBiz did when they had the license.) It's actually pretty darned near exact to the way Art Adams draws her.

Beast
08-21-2007, 03:24 PM
Marvelousnews.com has final hi-res carded and loose shots of Marvel Legends III.
I have to say the series is again a huge improvement over MLI and MLII. :)

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11080

Rocketboy
08-21-2007, 03:43 PM
I hope we get a Hitler figure for Cap to sock!

plasticfetish
08-21-2007, 04:13 PM
I'm down for the Captain and Bucky there... the rest I can miss. (Maybe the Hydra soldier also.)

darthvyn
08-22-2007, 01:16 PM
bucky looks a bit too old. and colossus looks like a battleship took a crap. doesn't matter, i won't be buying any of them anyway.

Beast
08-22-2007, 11:04 PM
http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11080

They updated and added pics of Cyclops and Danger.

Honestly, the only figure that I'm disappointed in is Danger. Not sure what happened.

Her head seems to have shrunk or something. I do like the clear areas of her.

Phantom-like Menace
08-23-2007, 02:12 AM
Marvelousnews.com has final hi-res carded and loose shots of Marvel Legends III.
I have to say the series is again a huge improvement over MLI and MLII. :)

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11080

Rachel doesn't look quite as cartoony as she has in past pictures. That Cyclops is going to be a great addition to my X-Men. Beyond that, I need Black Knight and then I'll sit the rest of the wave out. They look fine to me, but I'm just not interested in the characters nor the BAF.

Beast
08-28-2007, 12:03 AM
Interesting. EE is showing 5 different Marvel Legends 3 case assortments.

Marvel Legends Action Figures 2007 Wave 3 Revision 1
1x Bucky, 1x Captain America, 1x Marvel Girl, 1x Black Knight, 1x Hyrdra Soldier, 1x X-Men 3 Colossus, 1x Cyclops, 1x Danger.

Marvel Legends Action Figures 2007 Wave 3 Revision 2
2x Captain America, 1x Marvel Girl, 1x Black Knight, 1x X-Men 3 Colossus, 2x Cyclops, 1x Danger.

Marvel Legends Action Figures 2007 Wave 3 Revision 3
1x Bucky, 1x Captain America, 1x Black Knight, 2x X-Men 3 Colossus, 1x Cyclops, 1x Hyrdra Soldier - Head Variant, 1x Marvel Girl - Costume Variant.

Marvel Legends Action Figures 2007 Wave 3 Revision 4
2x Captain America, 1x Black Knight, 1x X-Men 3 Colossus, 2x Cyclops, 1x Danger, 1x Hyrdra Soldier - Head Variant.

Marvel Legends Action Figures 2007 Wave 3 Revision 5
1x Bucky, 2x Captain America, 1x Marvel Girl, 1x Black Knight, 1x Hyrdra Soldier, 1x X-Men 3 Colossus, 1x Cyclops.

JediTricks
08-29-2007, 04:59 PM
Thanks Hasbro, that's not at all shaming the line or the collecting community at large with such cheap, tawdry tactics. :rolleyes:

Beast
08-29-2007, 05:03 PM
Thanks Hasbro, that's not at all shaming the line or the collecting community at large with such cheap, tawdry tactics. :rolleyes:
Hmmm? You mean the various case assortments?

I don't know... it seems like they're trying to anticipate supply and demand.

But if I were them, I'd stick an extra Hydra Soldiers in those later cases.

BountyHunterScum
08-31-2007, 01:32 PM
At first I thought Danger was the alien chick from Species. I found legendary heroes at a local walmart this afternoon, they must have just put them out since witchblade and dredd were still there but they aren't there now. :bandit::D

Beast
08-31-2007, 06:56 PM
Marvelousnews.com posted hi-res pics of the variant figures from ML3.

Don't really care about the Hydra Soldier. But the Shadow Form Marvel Girl is neat. :)

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11106

BountyHunterScum
08-31-2007, 10:44 PM
I found the legendary heroes figures today, I wanted Dredd and Witchblade so I didn't bother with the others. Witchblade looks kinda goofy/not as sexy as the moore figures from years ago it's still a nice figure and a half naked woman to boot so ya can't go wrong. Dredd has eyes under his helmet and is an all around decent figure. He has holsters for both pistols, thank god for that. I hate when toy companies make more than one gun and the other gun is left sh-t outta luck for a place to call home. Witchblade doesn't have any pistols or anything just the weapon thats hardly covers her. Chances are someone will pry off Witchblade's top at some point, it is a seperate piece even though there are two pieces one for each breast. I have all of the Moore figures I previously mentioned.

JediTricks
09-01-2007, 03:19 AM
I've seen plenty of Dredds, but none of Witchblade so far, and I've been seeing these things for a whole month now. The MAC Witchblade figures were darn near perfect, except for the fact that the articulation was a little minimalistic. But Clayburn Moore sculpts a darn fine figure, no question. I have the ToyFare light-up variant, super!

BountyHunterScum
09-01-2007, 05:10 AM
I've seen plenty of Dredds, but none of Witchblade so far, and I've been seeing these things for a whole month now. The MAC Witchblade figures were darn near perfect, except for the fact that the articulation was a little minimalistic. But Clayburn Moore sculpts a darn fine figure, no question. I have the ToyFare light-up variant, super!

I see what you mean a gold version of Obsidian Witchblade.

Beast
09-02-2007, 02:22 PM
The Fantastic Four BAF series showed up in China. The final figures turned out really nice. They even gave Namor a light paint wash, so that his skin looks better. Much like Hercules, but much lighter and not so jarring. Looking good. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/FantasticFourMarvelLegends-Loose.jpg

Mr. Fantastic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Mr.FantasticCarded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Mr.FantasticCardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Mr.FantasticCloseUp.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Mr.FantasticLoose.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Mr.FantasticLoose2.jpg

Invisible Woman:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/InvisibleWoman-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/InvisibleWoman-CardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/InvisibleWoman-Close-Up.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/InvisibleWoman-Loose.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/InvisibleWoman-Loose2.jpg

The Thing:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/TheThing-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/TheThing-CardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/TheThing-Close-Up.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/TheThing-Loose.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/TheThing-Loose2.jpg

Human Torch:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/HumanTorch-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/HumanTorch-CardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/HumanTorch-Close-Up.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/HumanTorch-Loose.jpg

Dr. Doom:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Dr.DoomCarded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Dr.DoomCardedVariant.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Dr.DoomCardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Dr.DoomCloseUp.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Dr.DoomCardVariantCloseUp.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Dr.DoomLoose.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Dr.DoomLoose2.jpg

Namor:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Namor-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Namor-CardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Namor-Close-Up.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Namor-Loose.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/Namor-Loose2.jpg

Silver Surfer:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/SilverSurfer-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/SilverSurfer-CardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/SilverSurfer-Close-Up.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/SilverSurfer-Loose.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/SilverSurfer-Loose2.jpg

Mole Man:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/MoleMan-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/MoleMan-CardBack.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/MoleMan-Close-Up.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/MoleMan-Loose.jpg

Ronan The Accuser:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/RonanBAF.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/FF/RonanBAF2.jpg

plasticfetish
09-03-2007, 01:41 AM
Hmmm, I have mixed feelings about those.

On the one hand, that's probably the best Mr. Fantastic that I've ever seen. (I hated the one ToyBiz did.) I think the Thing is really cool, but I don't care for that Dragonball Z version of The Human Torch, and I'm not wild about Sue Storm. I suppose I'd rather something more "classic."

Doom looks great, and though I love the ToyBiz figure, I'll probably get this one also. Mole Man is going to be awesome. (Just cool to have a figure of him.)

I'm not sure how I feel about this Silver Surfer figure. They always seem to make his head so small... the Silver Pea-head. This one's a little better, but I'll need to see it in person.

Ronan The Accuser look good, but I'm not so into the whole group... I dunno...

JediTricks
09-03-2007, 06:39 PM
Yeah, I'm right with ya PF, The Thing and Mr Fantastic work really well (although Hasbro's hip designs seem to be getting more and more outside the design), I don't care for Sue or Johnny even a little - the weird thing about Sue is they have all these reference shots on the card front and not a single one looks anything like the figure.

Dr Doom and Namor look really decent as well, Mole Man and Silver Surfer are somewhere in the middle. And the BAF is a major snore, and pretty small at that.

Beast
09-07-2007, 10:12 PM
AFI posted their latest Q&A with Hasbro. Nice stuff. And 3 of my questions! :D

Q1- Will the newly announced store exclusives (such as Domino/ Cable, Black Queen, etc.) be available on the Hasbro website in the same way as convention exclusives are?

A: The 2 packs will only be available at Wal-Mart and the Black Queen can only be found at Toys R' Us.

Q2- Will there be some fan input into future lines? Boxed sets?? Have an online vote for say Alpha Flight* vs New Warriors* pre civil war.

A: Glad you asked! TOY FARE magazine is kicking off an exciting Marvel
Legends fan poll as we speak…look for it in this month's issue as well as on their website! Then get out there and cast your vote!

Q3- With the announcement of Astonishing X-Men Beast, great looking figure by the way, that completes the Astonishing X-Men team. Since we've also gotten Danger, are there any plans to flesh out the rest of the Astonishing X-Men villains side with Ord and Cassandra Nova?

A: We don't have any plans to include these two in the near future but we can say this….we love Astonishing X-Men and our list of potential future characters will continue to include other characters from this run!

Q4- There seems to be a lot of focus from you guys on The Age of Apocalypse, will we be seeing characters from that storyline popping up regularly in the figure line? I'd almost kill for the 3rd Beast figure you guys make to be Dark Beast from the Age of Apocalypse.

A: AOA is a great, rich story with some truly awesome variations of our favorite heroes and villains. Dark Beast is a great character and always a future possibility…I think we were all excited to see that he's recently resurfaced in some current issues! That said, with one Beast already hitting shelves in February...you'll have to be patient on this one!

Q5- Will Hasbro be doing a figure line for the upcoming "Wolverine and the X-Men" Animated Series? It sounds like that most of the X-Men will be featured in supporting roles in the series. So it would be cool to see an Animated Figure styled line. Much like TB's X-Men Evolution.

A: We can't discuss details on any plans for 2008 right now.

Beast
09-07-2007, 10:17 PM
And here's the Q&A from Marvelous News. :)

Hasbro Q&A Round 2

Marvelous News brings you round 2 of the new monthly question and answer sessions between you (the fans) and the Hasbro design team members working on Marvel toys. Each month we will be submitting 5 questions asked by you the readers to the Hasbro design team for Marvel, which they then send back with answers to those questions for you to read. Here is the second batch of questions and answers for this month:

Marvelous News: At the Marvel panel in San Diego, you said that the variant for the Punisher was going to be Crossbones, but the figure you showed in the case was a repainted Punisher figure. Will there in fact be a Crossbones figure released?

Hasbro: Ahh, yes...the old SD Comic Con Panel question. That was actually a mistake. The Punisher variant was always intended to be a camo variant, sorry for the confusion. Can't really comment on the future of Crossbones except to say that he's a very intriguing villain and we love the current Cap storyline. His name definitely comes up in character discussions...along with a lot of others!

Marvelous News: Competition in the superhero toy market seems to be increasing substantially with Marvel Toys' line of 6" Legendary Comic Book Hero figures and Mattel's recent announcement of a full-blown DC Comic Universe 6" line. Has this caused Hasbro to re-think how they will approach doing Marvel Legends in any way, and if so, how?

Hasbro: We take notice of new developments in the market but there's a great deal of comic inspired toy product on shelves already. We're always evaluating ourselves and looking at things we can do better, so from that standpoint, it's business as usual.

Marvelous News: Many fans continue to compare and complain that Hasbro's Marvel Legends figures just don't hold up to the old Toy Biz ones. Can you explain to the readers why Hasbro can't just make the figures the exact same way Toy Biz did? Why can't the figures continue to have the same amount of articulation and paint apps as the older figures did? It seemed to work for them, so why wouldn't you just keep making them the same way?

Hasbro: There have been some changes on the Legends brand for various reasons (which include the rising cost of raw materials and production) but we do still work closely with Toybiz and Marvel to ensure that we're capturing the essence of each character. We're always listening to collectors through these Q&A sessions (and through the boards) in order to address the issues that they view as most critical. We've heard them ask for more double elbows and double knees and we're acting on it...but these changes don't happen overnight. Toybiz Legends were awesome and we want you to enjoy Hasbro Legends just as much. That's why you have our word that despite changing market forces, we strive everyday to pack as much value as possible into each and every figure.

Marvelous News: The San Diego Comic Con exclusive Stan Lee figure was a great figure. Can you tell us how that figure came to be? What role, if any, did Stan Lee have in its creation, and how did making it differ from doing a regular Marvel Legends figure?

Hasbro: The team goal was to pay tribute to a great man whose vision has contributed so much to the entertainment industry. In such a big year for Spider-Man, it only made sense to tie the tribute to one of his greatest accomplishments - Amazing Fantasy #15, the 1st appearance of Spider-Man! It was a treat getting to work with a living LEGEND like Stan and he was able to give us some input. The production process itself was essentially the same.

Marvelous News: The character selection for Hasbro's Marvel Legends is something that many people seem to really like. Can you tell us what kind of process you go through to determine which character gets selected for which wave, and what do I have to do to get you to make a U.S. Agent figure?

Hasbro: Character Selection is something we always look forward to! First, the team will get together and brainstorm possibilities. As you can imagine, anytime you get a group of comic and toy fans in one room the initial list can get pretty long. In order to narrow it down, we'll take the following into consideration - collector wants and wishlists, opportunities to complete specific series, awareness levels for each of the characters, and striking the balance between the fan faves and the characters with mass market appeal. The debate is always spirited and fun! As for U.S. Agent...his visibility is on the rise again with the recent Omega Flight series so keep your fingers crossed.

Beast
09-08-2007, 01:51 PM
And Raving Toy Maniac's is up as well now. Hopefully we'll see more soon. :)

September 2007 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. Will Hydra Goons be available by the case or in a multi-pack?

Answer: We are working hard to make sure that there are some case pack opportunities available to Hydra Goon Fans!

2. Will the variant figures from Marvel Legends series 2 be available at HasbroToyShop.com or just at retail chains?

Answer: The variant figures have been available at both retail and on Toyshop. The word on the street is that they have been hard to find... We're working to get more of them out there.

3. Any plans for fashion dolls (or any kind of girlie toys such as My Little Pony) with characters from Marvel?

Answer: None currently.

4. Will you release any of the rarer or cancelled Toy Biz Legends-scale figures using the original molds?

Answer: Unfortunately, we can't comment on the specifics of future waves beyond HML Wave 4 at this time. We can say this: we see and hear a lot of discussion involving the possibility of some re-releases of rare figures (Dragon Man, Kang, etc). The bottom line is that if there is enough market demand for these figures you just might see them.

5. Any plans for a Marvel Legends 8 Modern Iron Man re-release like Silver Surfer?

Answer: No current plans for this particular Iron Man.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
09-08-2007, 02:45 PM
2. Will the variant figures from Marvel Legends series 2 be available at HasbroToyShop.com or just at retail chains?

Answer: The variant figures have been available at both retail and on Toyshop. The word on the street is that they have been hard to find... We're working to get more of them out there.

Psh, my a--!! I checked quite a bit at HTS and I never saw the variants of Jean or Quicksilver. And at retail?!?? c'mon, like what, a few cases, were released?!?!? I've seen like only 12 of these on e-bay. Effin' Hasbleh!

BountyHunterScum
09-09-2007, 12:57 PM
If anyone is interested, I found the titanium Ghost Rider, GH on Flame Cycle, Grace chopper and stunt bike in Va Beach at TRU.

Beast
09-09-2007, 02:47 PM
Another Q&A, this time From The Fwoosh.

1. Are you or would you consider Hasbrotoyshop exclusive repaints/resculpts? There are a great many characters and costumes that can be accomplished fairly easily utilizing existing figures.

Agreed, and we've both considered and used this option already! We're also examining the prospect of offering more collector wants as exclusives on HasbroToyShop and through other channels.

2. Do the Marvel Animated Feature Films affect the character choices in Marvel Legends?

They are certainly one of the factors that we consider.


3. Did the sales on the Spider-man 3 action figures have any affect on your decisions on future 5 inch lines?

The 5-inch figures were a big hit with kids and we're very happy with the performance of this year's movie lines. With that said, we've also heard the collector ask for more 6-inch movie product that would fit in with their Legends collections. For that reason, you'll see both 5" and 6" product on the shelves for Fantastic Four and Spider-Man this holiday
season.

4. The new animated Spider-man cartoon looks to be designed by the same artist that did the animated Hellboy movies. Gentle Giant Studios just produced an animated Hellboy figure that was well articulated and spot on to that style, any chance you would use them to sculpt a toyline based on this new Spider-man cartoon?

Gentle Giant is an extremely talented sculpthouse - they do incredible work! It is certainly within the realm of possibility as we've worked with them in the past and continue to do so.

5. How large of a segment of your consumer base for the Marvel action figures to you think collectors represent?

We can't answer market segmentation questions in this forum. However, we can say this...Collectors are an important part of the Marvel business.

BountyHunterScum
09-09-2007, 05:26 PM
Another Q&A, this time From The Fwoosh.

1. Are you or would you consider Hasbrotoyshop exclusive repaints/resculpts? There are a great many characters and costumes that can be accomplished fairly easily utilizing existing figures.

Agreed, and we've both considered and used this option already! We're also examining the prospect of offering more collector wants as exclusives on HasbroToyShop and through other channels.

2. Do the Marvel Animated Feature Films affect the character choices in Marvel Legends?

They are certainly one of the factors that we consider.


3. Did the sales on the Spider-man 3 action figures have any affect on your decisions on future 5 inch lines?

The 5-inch figures were a big hit with kids and we're very happy with the performance of this year's movie lines. With that said, we've also heard the collector ask for more 6-inch movie product that would fit in with their Legends collections. For that reason, you'll see both 5" and 6" product on the shelves for Fantastic Four and Spider-Man this holiday
season.

4. The new animated Spider-man cartoon looks to be designed by the same artist that did the animated Hellboy movies. Gentle Giant Studios just produced an animated Hellboy figure that was well articulated and spot on to that style, any chance you would use them to sculpt a toyline based on this new Spider-man cartoon?

Gentle Giant is an extremely talented sculpthouse - they do incredible work! It is certainly within the realm of possibility as we've worked with them in the past and continue to do so.

5. How large of a segment of your consumer base for the Marvel action figures to you think collectors represent?

We can't answer market segmentation questions in this forum. However, we can say this...Collectors are an important part of the Marvel business.

1 only if Hasbro releases Red to Black Spiderman

2 Hasbro is in the habit of making too many versions of one character

3 I didn't mind the scale, the smaller figures save space however alot of people complained about the scale.

4 There are too many spiderman redundancies as is so don't bother making cartoon figures.

5 I don't know, probably alot considering marvel is huge.

Beast
09-09-2007, 09:48 PM
Toyfare's Marvel Legend poll starts tommorow on their website. It will also be in the next issue of Toy Fare that comes out. So I guess I'll have to break my vow never to buy something from Wizard again. This is from Wizard's forums. :)

Here's a topic to get you talking.

The first ever Marvel Legends Fan Poll will be hitting the Wizarduniverse main page on Monday, September 10th.

There's going to be something different about this poll versus previous fan polls we've run that I think will really have people talking. Discuss...

evenflow
09-09-2007, 09:51 PM
Great news about the toyfare poll. I never saw any of the variants for sale on the website though.

Beast
09-09-2007, 09:58 PM
They had both versions of the Planet Hulk on there for a while.

But I never saw the variants from Marvel Legends 2 on there for sale.

Hopefully they'll offer more of them in the near future to meet demand. :)

Beast
09-10-2007, 10:45 AM
Wizard has launched their Marvel Legends Fan Poll.

Unlike with Star Wars, there's 8 pre-selected prototype figures in the poll. And the winner of the poll will be put into production for a Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive figure. I really like all of them, and hope they get released at retail at some point. :)

AURORA
GAMBIT
LILANDRA
MAGNETO
NORTHSTAR
SILVER SAMURAI
STORM
SUNFIRE

Follow the link for the pictures of the prototype figures. :cool:

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/005883235.cfm

SithDroid
09-10-2007, 12:58 PM
Is it me or does the 12" Icons Nightcrawler seem like he is colored strange? I think he is way too light blue and should definitely be a darker blue.

I wonder if Hasbro will ever make any ML Exiles characters. I'd love to have a Blink and Nocturne character to add to my collection.

Rocketboy
09-10-2007, 03:05 PM
Storm and Magneto are the only two that look passable.

El Chuxter
09-10-2007, 03:18 PM
Why bother with this Gambit? It'd look cool... if we had the rest of the team in that uniform.

Funny that these are all figures that have been solicited or rumored at one point, but now they say they "can't find a place for them." What, like in one of the theme waves we've had so far? :confused:

plasticfetish
09-10-2007, 04:11 PM
Wizard has launched their Marvel Legends Fan Poll.Seems a little X-men heavy to me... just a little. Still, I'd like a new Magneto.

Beast
09-11-2007, 12:09 PM
Toys R Us has the Jean Grey: Black Queen figure up for pre-order now.

I really wish they would have taken the 'X' off her belt. But she looks nice regardless.

TRU lists her for $10.99 with an October 15th release date. :)

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2674695

El Chuxter
09-11-2007, 12:20 PM
Hasbro's already milking this line for exclusives for all its worth. This is, what, the fourth exclusive, with a fifth already announced?

Beast
09-11-2007, 12:43 PM
Hasbro's already milking this line for exclusives for all its worth. This is, what, the fourth exclusive, with a fifth already announced?
More like the 7th. But I like most of them. :)

1. Marvel Legends 25th Anniversary Wolverine aka "Silverine"
2. Marvel Legends Diamond Emma Frost
3. Marvel Legends Stan Lee/Spider-Man
4. Marvel Legends She-Hulk - Fantastic Four
5. Marvel Legends 2-Pack: Cable & Marvel Girl
6. Marvel Legends 2-Pack: Cannonball & Domino
7. Marvel Legends Jean Grey - Black Queen

Then there's the Superhero Squad and Marvel Legends Icons exclusives also.

Beast
09-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Regarding the poll. TSR posted this over at Toymania. It confirms what I said.

Posted by TSR on September 10, 2007 at 13:04:48

They weren't made just for this poll though. Most of these had slots in '08 waves until they decided to trim the number of figures per wave from 8 to 6 to try to give fans a better "value" on the BAF asst. People complained about having a figure that came with just a head or a set of hands (like in the Blob wave) so all waves in '08 should be 6 figure assts.

For whatever reason, most of these guys were considered the weakest characters in the respective wave they were supposed to be in. Storm, Silver Samurai, Sunfire and Magneto were all planned for '08 single card release. Aurora and Northstar were long talked about being in a 2 or even a 3 pack (but I stopped hearing 3 pack talk at all much earlier this year). Lilandra and Gambit - those two, I wouldn't be surprised if those were canceled store exclusives. Note the reuse yet again of that Emma Frost robe.

SithDroid
09-11-2007, 03:03 PM
More like the 7th. But I like most of them. :)

1. Marvel Legends 25th Anniversary Wolverine aka "Silverine"
2. Marvel Legends Diamond Emma Frost
3. Marvel Legends Stan Lee/Spider-Man
4. Marvel Legends She-Hulk - Fantastic Four
5. Marvel Legends 2-Pack: Cable & Marvel Girl
6. Marvel Legends 2-Pack: Cannonball & Domino
7. Marvel Legends Jean Grey - Black Queen

Then there's the Superhero Squad and Marvel Legends Icons exclusives also.

Don't forget the Wal-Mart Silver Surfer Exclusive.

Beast
09-11-2007, 03:29 PM
Don't forget the Wal-Mart Silver Surfer Exclusive.
Doh, Dammit! I knew I forgot one. :frus: :D

El Chuxter
09-11-2007, 03:35 PM
Like 'em or not, eight exclusives (not counting the secondary lines) is an awful lot for not quite a year. Not saying it isn't a problem with SW as well, but it is a little excessive.

Beast
09-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Like 'em or not, eight exclusives (not counting the secondary lines) is an awful lot for not quite a year. Not saying it isn't a problem with SW as well, but it is a little excessive.
I don't see it that way. It's a means of getting repaints/retools that wouldn't do well at retail normally out there. Not to mention some people would complain if they were taking up a slot in a figure line. And it helps retailer relations as well. At least with Marvel Legends they can't keep repackaging and releasing the same ships over and over again as retailer exclusives. There has to be some thought put into them.

El Chuxter
09-11-2007, 04:58 PM
Exclusives are fine... in moderation. Four, five per year tops. Hasbro has been going nuts with them in more than a few lines. Although Wal-Mart has its claws everywhere, not everyone lives near a Target, TRU, or K-Mart. Throw in online exclusives and overpriced convention exclusives that may or may not ever show up online, and it's excessive. The line just started around the beginning of the year, it's barely the ninth month, and we're talking eight exclusives so far with a ninth one on the way?

Beast
09-11-2007, 08:47 PM
Don't forget the Wal-Mart Silver Surfer Exclusive.
Heh. I actually forgot that one and another one. So let's revise. :D

1. Marvel Legends 25th Anniversary Wolverine aka "Silverine" - (TRU)
2. Marvel Legends Diamond Emma Frost - (TRU)
3. Marvel Legends Stan Lee/Spider-Man - (CC/HTS)
4. Marvel Legends She-Hulk - Fantastic Four - (CC/HTS)
5. Marvel Legends Silver Surfer - (Wal-Mart)
6. Marvel Legends 2-Pack: Cable & Marvel Girl - (Wal-Mart)
7. Marvel Legends 2-Pack: Cannonball & Domino - (Wal-Mart)
8. Marvel Legends Jean Grey - Black Queen - (TRU)
9. Marvel Legends Ultimate Wolverine - Blue Uncanny Variant - (Diamond)

orionlukteel
09-11-2007, 11:50 PM
Ok, shoot me, I LIKE the Lilandra prototype.

I'd like it even more if the face were Jim Lee-art or Carlos Pacheco-art inspired. If it's distributed as shown, I'll just have to customize it. :love:

Now give us a full Starjammers Legends line and I can die happy. (Not everyone's favorite, I know)

Beast
09-12-2007, 12:00 AM
Ok, shoot me, I LIKE the Lilandra prototype.

I'd like it even more if the face were Jim Lee-art or Carlos Pacheco-art inspired. If it's distributed as shown, I'll just have to customize it. :love:

Now give us a full Starjammers Legends line and I can die happy. (Not everyone's favorite, I know)
I like the Lilandra also. That's the one I decided to vote for. Mostly because I think she's got the least likelyhood of showing up in the regular line anytime soon.

As for the Starjammers, yeah... they'd be a tough sell. A boxset might be a good way of handling them. Corsair, Hephzibah, Cho'd & Cr+eee, and Raza Longknife. And of course, Sikorsky on a flying stand like Vader's torture droid. I'd at least like to see Corsair and Hephzibah made. Especially with Hephzibah being an X-Man now.

If they make Vulcan though, I'll fly to Rhode Island and club someone at Hasbro. :p

RooJay
09-12-2007, 01:59 AM
Hasbro's already milking this line for exclusives for all its worth. This is, what, the fourth exclusive, with a fifth already announced?

Yeah, but they don't make us buy 'em so it's all good. I haven't felt the need to buy any of them yet, so for me it's like they haven't even made any exclusives!

Beast
09-12-2007, 08:21 PM
Diamond's Exclusive Wolverine is going to be in the next Previews.

A Previews Exclusive! As an assassin for the Brotherhood of Mutants (in the Ultimate Marvel Universe), Wolverine was sent by Magneto to infiltrate the X-Men and to kill Charles Xavier. But seeing firsthand how they operated and the ideals for which they stood, he Chose to abandon his mission and join the X-Men. With his amazing ability to heal any injury and a skeleton laced with nigh-indestructible Adamantium, Ultimate Wolverine is an unstoppable fighting machine as he battles against the Brotherhood and Sabertooth, the leader of the mysterious Weapon X program. This exclusive figure is approximately 6" tall and is limited to 10,000 pieces. Blister card packaging.
As much as I'm not a huge fan of the headsculpt, it does match the artwork. And interestingly enough, as I noted earlier... the Blue Ultimate X-Men costume is actually from Uncanny X-Men. When Marvel tried to present one unified look to Wolverine across all of it's books. Including the 616 ones. :p

JediTricks
09-13-2007, 04:55 AM
I don't care for that headsculpt, and I don't think it matches the face. The headsculpt's face is longer and broader, the middle seems stretched, and the jawline is too heavy; and then that expression...

RooJay
09-13-2007, 09:10 AM
I don't see what's different here from the previous non-exclusive version.:confused:

Beast
09-13-2007, 01:45 PM
I don't see what's different here from the previous non-exclusive version.:confused:
It's blue. Where as the ML2 version was black.

Beast
09-13-2007, 11:04 PM
Hasbro posted final Hi-Res pictures of the Marvel Girl/Cable 2-Pack from Wal-Mart.

http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=F0979466-D56F-E112-4FA28DB2025849FA

I have to say, I'm glad that the Jean turned out better than the prototype. :)

Beast
09-19-2007, 09:36 AM
Hasbro said during one of it's Q&A's recently that it was looking into ways of making the Hydra Goon figures easier to aquire for army builders. It seems one of the ways, is straight cases of the figure. In the next issue of Diamond Previews, they solicited a straight case of the Marvel Legends Hydra Soldiers. 8 in a case, 4 of each style. Unsure if this is a special set-up for Diamond, or if it will also be available to retail stores. But it's certainly an option for those with Comic Shops. :)

MARVEL LEGENDS: HYDRA ACTION FIGURE
Every hero needs an villain to battle, and with two different Hydra Soldier sculpts, you can build an entire army to battle the world's greatest super-heroes! Blister card packaging. Note: These figures are the same as the ones that will be packed randomly in the regular assortment. Scheduled to ship in February 2008. (309/78100080M) (C: 1-1-4)
Figure SRP: $15.00

SithDroid
09-19-2007, 02:52 PM
Does anyone know what the best series of DC action figures are that would fit in with Marvel Legends? I mean I know there is DC Direct, but they also have a newer series out DC Superheros and supposedly a new one is coming out by the Four Horsemen. Any suggestions?

El Chuxter
09-19-2007, 03:17 PM
The basic line of DC figures (currently called "S3" for some odd reason) is probably the best. Only problem is, it's focused entirely on Superman and Batman, and secondary characters have sometimes been tough to get. I've heard that a full-on "DC Legends" line, featuring all the characters (and build-a-figures) is slated for release next year from Mattel. I don't know any specifics off-hand, but I do recall one of the first build-a-figures is everyone's favorite "incredibly stupid, yet strangely really cool baddie" himself, Gorilla Grodd. (And that, oddly, there will be a regular Gorilla Grodd figure that's about half the size. Not sure why you'd need two Grodds in different sizes, since shapeshifting isn't one of his powers.)

Beast
09-19-2007, 03:48 PM
The basic line of DC figures (currently called "S3" for some odd reason) is probably the best. Only problem is, it's focused entirely on Superman and Batman, and secondary characters have sometimes been tough to get. I've heard that a full-on "DC Legends" line, featuring all the characters (and build-a-figures) is slated for release next year from Mattel. I don't know any specifics off-hand, but I do recall one of the first build-a-figures is everyone's favorite "incredibly stupid, yet strangely really cool baddie" himself, Gorilla Grodd. (And that, oddly, there will be a regular Gorilla Grodd figure that's about half the size. Not sure why you'd need two Grodds in different sizes, since shapeshifting isn't one of his powers.)
You're going to confuse the poor guy with the inaccure facts, Chux. :)

El Chuxter
09-19-2007, 03:50 PM
:confused:

Are my rumor sources incorrect in there being two Grodd figures, or has he become a shapeshifter recently?

Edit: I'm looking around, and I can't find anything about a second Grodd figure, only the BAF. Here he is (http://wizarduniverse.com/_images_/005545/Grodd%20with%20toys.jpg), though, in all his goofy (yet strangely kick-a**) glory!

JediTricks
09-19-2007, 05:49 PM
Does anyone know what the best series of DC action figures are that would fit in with Marvel Legends? I mean I know there is DC Direct, but they also have a newer series out DC Superheros and supposedly a new one is coming out by the Four Horsemen. Any suggestions?Mattel's DC Superheroes line is pretty much in scale, but the thing is that the DC figures are built as if the characters are all 6' 5" and heavy steroid abusers, so when you put a ML figure next to them, the Marvel guys look pretty scrawny.

Beast
09-19-2007, 05:56 PM
The one Grodd is the Target exclusive JLU version that comes in a 6-Pack.

The other Grodd is the comics version, who's the BAF for DC Classics Series II.

SithDroid
09-19-2007, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the replies guys.

Also, does anyone know if the San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Legends Stan Lee and She-Hulk are for the 6" line or are they the size of the Signature Series ones? I'm just a little confused because they both have cloth clothing which is more towards the larger Signature Series figures, but I can't find any information about them on their size and can't find a picture of them next to a regualr ML figure. Any help would be great.

Beast
09-19-2007, 07:03 PM
They're the basic 6" ML figures. She-Hulk is a retooled ML2 in fact. The cloth clothes was just the easiest way to do the costume change aspect of the figures. :)

JediTricks
09-20-2007, 07:15 PM
The Stan Lee body is a Marvel Legends scale, it's actually a classic Spidey design with interchangeable heads, hands, and feet, plus removable clothes. The removable fabric clothes make it look like it's from the larger 8" line, but it's absolutely not, fits very well with the ML 6" line.

Beast
09-25-2007, 04:58 PM
Hasbro posted their feature on the Wal-Mart exclusive 2-Pack of Domino/Cannonball.

http://www.hasbro.com/marvel/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=1E9100A0-D56F-E112-435A83960BFCE8EA

Can't wait for these 2-Packs to hit. And I hope we get more of them. Some repacks of HTF ML figures from the Toy Biz years would be nice to see also.

Rocketboy
09-25-2007, 06:20 PM
I wish Cannonball has an alternate lower half blast field.

Beast
09-25-2007, 08:44 PM
Apperantly news for one of the '08 waves of Marvel Legends turned up on the Wal-Mart computer systems. Nothing is set in stone, but this is supposedly the line-up for Marvel Legends V for next year. No word on the Build-A-Figure as of yet.

SPIRAL
ADAM WARLOCK
SILVER SAVAGE SILVER SURFER
SPIDERMAN BLACK SUIT
UNION JACK
US AGENT

Also, Big Bad Toy Store got in their ML Fantastic Four series. So keep an eye out at the stores, as they should be hitting soon to tie-in with the release of Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer on DVD. The ML Spider-Man series should hit likewise.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
09-25-2007, 09:26 PM
Apperantly news for one of the '08 waves of Marvel Legends turned up on the Wal-Mart computer systems. Nothing is set in stone, but this is supposedly the line-up for Marvel Legends V for next year. No word on the Build-A-Figure as of yet.

SPIRAL
ADAM WARLOCK
SILVER SAVAGE SILVER SURFER
SPIDERMAN BLACK SUIT
UNION JACK
US AGENT

Also, Big Bad Toy Store got in their ML Fantastic Four series. So keep an eye out at the stores, as they should be hitting soon to tie-in with the release of Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer on DVD. The ML Spider-Man series should hit likewise.

If that lineup is true, looks like i'll be skipping yet ANOTHER wave. At least i'm saving $$, right?! :thumbsup:

Beast
09-25-2007, 10:05 PM
If that lineup is true, looks like i'll be skipping yet ANOTHER wave. At least i'm saving $$, right?! :thumbsup:
Heh. I know what you mean.

The only one I want is Spiral to go with Mojo and Longshot. :D

plasticfetish
09-26-2007, 12:12 AM
I'm down for Adam Warlock and Union Jack, but that's it from this wave.

RooJay
09-26-2007, 02:20 AM
What tha hell is a "Silver Savage Silver Surfer?"

Beast
09-26-2007, 11:26 AM
What tha hell is a "Silver Savage Silver Surfer?"
It's Silver Surfer from the Gladitorial Arena in the storyline Planet Hulk. It's supposed to more or less be a support figure for the upcoming Hulk waves.

RooJay
09-27-2007, 03:28 AM
It's Silver Surfer from the Gladitorial Arena in the storyline Planet Hulk. It's supposed to more or less be a support figure for the upcoming Hulk waves.

Surely someone out there was clamoring for that one. Am I right?:thumbsup:

Beast
09-27-2007, 03:34 PM
Head's Up!!

The Fantastic Four series of Marvel Legends is now available via HasbroToyShop!!

Use the Coupon Code: Fall25 for 25% OFF and Free Shipping! :D

Edit: It seems that while I was posting, Dr. Doom, Invisible Woman, Mole Man, Silver Surfer, and Namor have already sold out. Sorry guys. :(

Edit 2: And there goes The Thing and Mr. Fantastic.

Edit 3: And the last to go was poor Human Torch.

SithDroid
09-27-2007, 10:22 PM
Yeah I went there today and saw they had them, clicked on it, and sure enough all sold out. I think people are shopping for them more online now because it's too hard to find them in stores because they aren't ordering enough. The first Hasbro wave was pretty easy to find, but the second was a litle tougher, and forget about even trying to find the chase figures. I hope the stores here get them in with plenty to go around.

BountyHunterScum
09-27-2007, 10:56 PM
This spells doom for retail stores.

Beast
09-29-2007, 09:40 PM
Speaking of doom for retail stores.... the following are hitting now.

Marvel Legends - Fantastic Four "Ronan the Accuser BAF" wave.
Marvel Legends - Spider-Man "Sandman BAF" movie wave.
Marvel Legends - Wal-Mart Cable/Marvel Girl and Domino/Cannonball 2-Packs.

All of them are being spotted starting to show up at Wal-Marts across the country.

plasticfetish
09-30-2007, 03:42 AM
Got a good look at the ML Fantastic Four wave at a local shop on Friday, and I wasn't impressed. My two biggest complaints have to do with the sloppy, but mostly boring paint and the shoddy build quality. (Big surprise, huh?)

Doom and Mole Man were the ones I wanted to see the most. Doom had several spots that were poorly glued (very messy), but overall he just wasn't a special figure. Mole man isn't terrible, but the paint is so simplistic, especially compared to the version that they show on the card, that it left me unmotivated to pick him up.

Silver Surfer is lame. Same bad pinhead sculpt and same drab silver paint. Invisible Woman had the worst paint of the lot though. Her face and arms/shoulders are completely different colors. The Thing is actually a cool sculpt, but the paint was... again... not so hot. I didn't bother to dig through to take a closer look at the Human Torch or Mr. Fantastic. I'd completely lost interest after a bit.

Maybe I'll grab a Mole Man in time, but I'm in no big hurry now.

RooJay
09-30-2007, 07:28 PM
Got a good look at the ML Fantastic Four wave at a local shop on Friday, and I wasn't impressed. My two biggest complaints have to do with the sloppy, but mostly boring paint and the shoddy build quality. (Big surprise, huh?)

Wow, yeah...huge surprise to me. All of the Marvel Legends I've bought recently have been pretty solid, stong and sturdy with nice and clean construction and all the paint I would ever want on an action figure.

On a side note, I recently learned that Cable was killed off in the comics. Not that I was ever a huge Cable fan, but I was always a big X-Men fan (way back when they were still recognizeable as a concept and worth reading) and something struck me as being rather notable: Cable is dead, Cyclops is dead, I'm sure there may have been others as well. So...I'm thinking two down, 196 more to go and there won't be anyone left to hate and fear in the Marvel Universe.

plasticfetish
09-30-2007, 09:10 PM
and all the paint I would ever want on an action figure.I suppose if you're looking for next to none, but what there is they applied sloppily, these will work for you also.

All I'm sayin' is that the prototypes look much better than the real thing. I think they're capable of releasing a superior product. The figures that I saw looked rushed... but sure, maybe it was just that one batch of figures.

Beast
09-30-2007, 09:42 PM
I suppose if you're looking for next to none, but what there is they applied sloppily, these will work for you also.

All I'm sayin' is that the prototypes look much better than the real thing. I think they're capable of releasing a superior product. The figures that I saw looked rushed... but sure, maybe it was just that one batch of figures.
Sloppy paint? Are you sure you're not talking about Toy Biz's blind crack-addicted monkey slave labor? I have never gotten so many figures with paint blobs, smears, or insane 'poopy' washes from any other company. Hasbro's a breath of fresh air.

plasticfetish
09-30-2007, 11:00 PM
Sloppy paint? Are you sure you're not talking aboutNope, and I'm not generalizing or trying to compare one company's efforts to another in some kind of a weird "my team's better than yours" kind of way. (As if they all don't use the same cheap Chinese factories to produce these toys.)

All I'm saying, is that I looked at the Mavel Legends Fantastic Four wave, and wasn't impressed by what I saw. There was a lot of potential there, but I think they managed to half-a** the final product to such a degree, that it'll probably only excite the most diehard fans.

Which isn't going to be much of a problem for the casual collector or kids, because who knows when these things will be found hanging on a peg.

When you see them in person, let me know what you think. But until then... Rah, Rah! Go team!

El Chuxter
10-01-2007, 12:02 AM
I have never gotten so many figures with paint blobs, smears, or insane 'poopy' washes from any other company. Hasbro's a breath of fresh air.

I take it you didn't collect McFarlane figures in the 90s.

I'm also a bit surprised you can say that about Hasbro given the really half-arsed paint they've done on SW in the past year. I think less than 5% of Luke figures had both eyes in the right place.

evenflow
10-01-2007, 07:42 PM
I hope the rumored wave turns out to be true. I really want Adam Warlock (#1 on my wishlist) and Silver Savage. I hope Drax is the BAF.

orionlukteel
10-06-2007, 11:16 PM
Saw the Domino-Cannonball AND Cable-Marvel Girl 2-packs at WalMart today.

Having seen them up close, Cable is really the only one I like out of the group, but even that figure has paint app issues.

Saw the complete FF Legends line at WalMart last week, only grabbed Invisible Woman and Silver Surfer. Got a second look at Torch today, just plain horrible. Thing is so-so, Mole Man is NICE, have yet to get a second look at any of the others.

I'm REALLY surprised they did any FF Legends given how many movie figures are still pegwarming. But the Invisible Woman is (has) :D a nice figure so I can't complain!

Beast
10-07-2007, 02:01 PM
We've got a few sites with their Marvel Q&A with Hasbro coming back.

Cool Toy Review:

Hasbro's 4th Marvel Q&A: The Answers!

As part of Hasbro's bi-monthly Q&A session, Cool Toy Review passed on 5 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you.

Cool Toy Review: If you're looking for ideas on obscure characters from the Marvel Universe, what about the Guardians of the Galaxy? There are some really cool-looking characters in the team. Maybe don't release them all at once, but one at a time, over a period of time. They'd make a great addition to the line! You could even have a BAF of Korvac!

Hasbro: Ahh, our friends from the 31st century! The Guardians are most definitely Legendary candidates. These are the types of characters that always come up in character selection debates. All we can say is this...we've just recently announced the first Inhuman to the Legends lineup so the prospect of a Guardian is a always a possibility!

Cool Toy Review: Any chance of a Scarlet Spider figure in either the Spider-man or Marvel Legends line? Or as maybe a variant to a future spider-man figure?

Hasbro: A Ben Reilly version of Spider-Man would definitely be cool. ("So you're sayin' there's a chance!")

Cool Toy Review: Is there any chance of seeing new Venom or Carnage figures? 'Cause, I haven't seen a good Venom since Toy Biz's Spider-man classics, and I didn't even know that there was a Carnage figure!

Hasbro: There's a 6" movie Venom hitting shelves this Fall and we've done a more classic Venom in the Origins line but there are a lot of interesting artist interpretations of this character. Lots of unexplored options could be considered. As for our old friend Cletus Kasady...he's out of his mind. You never know where he might turn up.

Cool Toy Review: I love the BAFs concept...how about an updated Juggernaut as a BAF (A new sculpt, new Excalibur version), the Watcher, or Odin?

Hasbro: BAF's are great and have been a fun pursuit for Legends collectors. These are all great suggestions that could in fact be really cool BAF's! There are in fact some fun Build-A's on tap for 2008...but we have to ask that you wait and see!

Cool Toy Review: Just wondering if there are any plans to redo or update Hawkeye? His first figure was awesome, but a little hard to find. Maybe a new version with updated costume and bow somewhere in the new line.

Hasbro: Definitely an intriguing character within the Marvel Universe…especially since the "Avengers Disassembled" and "House of M" storylines. Nice to see Clint Barton back in action in the current Avengers run as well. Couldn't say for sure whether or not you'll see an update but these are the types of things we look at when nailing down future lineups.

Got any burning Marvel/Spider-Man questions you need answered straight from the source? If so, either send us an email or post in our forums, and with any luck, you'll get your answers next time!
Superhero Times:

Hasbro Q&A for October!

SuperHeroTimes: Given the success of Hasbro's Star Wars Unleashed Battle Packs, can fans hope to see Marvel characters get the same treatment? (Like 3 X-men and a villain or a Fantastic Four set?)

Answer: We don't have any current plans for Mini-Unleashed figures but it is something we're evaluating. If there is continued strong consumer demand for the Unleashed expression in the Marvel Universe we will continue to offer up great characters and products!

SHT: Any developments on the Hasbro.com store where fans can purchase products from you directly?

A: Definitely some new developments on this front. First and foremost, from an international perspective we've heard the collector ask for more options and the Toyshop team is hard at work on providing some new shipping solutions for Canada right now. Additionally, Hasbrotoyshop.co.uk is up and running as well! The Toy Shop will also be involved in getting our Fan's Choice winner into the hands of collectors and for those who want to build an army of Hydra, you'll have an opportunity to pick up some extra soldiers from the Toyshop late in the year!

SHT: Should the Hydra Soldiers be successful in ML wave 3, will Hasbro be releasing more army builders, and can you tell us any that we might we see in the future?

A: Having an Army Builder in the Legends line is an exciting new concept and so far the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. There are some great possibilities to take this further so if it becomes evident that fans and collectors want more you will probably see more in the pipeline!

SHT: Will Hasbro be releasing any more 5" figure lines that match the Fantastic Four 2 and Spider-man 3 Movie figures, or has that scale run it's course?

A: Both of these lines were very successful so we wouldn't say that the 5" scale has run it's course. Kid's really embraced the 5" figure line and collectors embrace the 6". Right now you'll see examples of both on the shelves. Scale is just one factor that is looked at for each and every line as is the average age of the consumer.

SHT: Between Toys R' Us' Black Queen and the Walmart two-packs, several Marvel Legends exclusives are hitting brick-and-mortar stores in the next six months. Will online retailers be able to carry exclusives in the future as well?

A: A definite possibility…in fact there is a Wolverine PX exclusive available through Diamond that will be hitting shelves in another month or so.

Beast
10-07-2007, 02:27 PM
Just found one from Raving Toy Maniac. Hopefully more will turn up. :)

Hasbro Marvel/Spider-Man Q&A

October 2007 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. Will there be a 6-inch Spider-Man based on the comics, like the Toy Biz Classics line?

Answer: We've already released one 6" Spider-Man line which was based on Classic Comics --- Origins was all classic. And with such a deep rich history of Spider-Man lore there is reason to hold out hope for more!

2. Will there be any Spider-Man 360 figures based on the first two Spider-Man movies?

Answer: Unfortunately, we can't comment of the specifics of the lineup beyond what has already been revealed... but we will be continuing with this expression into 2008.

RTM Note: A big thanks to Chapel on the ToyBuzz for his sharp eyes in spotting this... peek at the October 5th BigBadToyStore.com newsletter and scroll to the middle for this tidbit: "MARVEL LEGENDS - UNLEASHED FIGURES: The Unleashed line makes its way from Star Wars, to Spider-Man, and now to the Marvel Legends series. The first two figures under the Marvel Legends them are Spider-Man and Green Goblin..."

3. Will there be a purchase limit of the Marvel Legends Fan's Choice (Wizard/ToyFare) figure?

Answer: An interesting question... but the exact logistics have not yet been determined. Supply and demand will definitely be considered.

4. For the "losing" figures from the Fan's Choice Poll, will those not be made or will they be worked into another ML wave or possibly another vendor's exclusive?

Answer: The answer will probably be different for each figure but this hasn't yet been determined. We'll definitely be listening to the fans in terms of what they want.

5. Are you shifting focus from Spidey & Friends to Super Hero Squad?

Answer: Both brands are strong and stand on their own. The intended age for these two lines are completely different so it's not really an either/or situation... there is focus on both.

Spider-Man Unleashed: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1103&category=4139

BountyHunterScum
10-07-2007, 04:38 PM
Why Spider-Man the hell out of everything?

Beast
10-07-2007, 06:17 PM
Why Spider-Man the hell out of everything?
He sells. I'm just glad they're not killing us with Wolverine like Toy Biz did.

El Chuxter
10-07-2007, 07:32 PM
In Hasbro's defense (for once), they're not Iron Manning the hell out of everything. For someone who hates Iron Man, it sucked having to buy one every wave to finish off the BAF.

Beast
10-07-2007, 07:53 PM
In Hasbro's defense (for once), they're not Iron Manning the hell out of everything. For someone who hates Iron Man, it sucked having to buy one every wave to finish off the BAF.
They're probably saving them up for the Iron Man movie. :)

Also, I agree with you. Give Iron Man his own wave, so I don't need them. :D

BountyHunterScum
10-07-2007, 08:13 PM
Good thing I totally ignore spider-man sh-t now.

Beast
10-08-2007, 09:11 PM
Here's Fwoosh's round of Q&A with Hasbro. No ActionFigs or AFI yet. :(

Hasbro Answers!

We had some wires cross and both the questions and the answers were late. But, better late than never! Eh? Ehhh?

Every month Hasbro will be answering 5 questions pertaining to their Marvel product.

Here is the third round (it's actually fourth, but Fwoosh being Fwoosh we missed the second round. doh!)....

1. We've heard that one of the folks on the Marvel team is a big Alpha Flight fan. Who is that, and how much of a hard time do you give him for that? (One of our staff members is an Alpha Flight fan and he takes a lot of flack from the rest of us.) How do your own team and character preferences influence the character choices you make for Marvel Legends and the other action figure lines?

Ok, here goes...it's me! I've loved the Flight from day one and I don't care who knows! It was indeed a sad day for all when Alpha Flight was decimated by the Collective in issue # 16 of the Avengers….but now Omega Flight is on the scene to re-establish the roots of this Canadian Super-Team! That makes me feel a little better. Having the opportunity to enter our faves into character debates is definitely part of the fun, but at the end of the day, it's team consensus that drives the lineups. That said, who wouldn't love a Puck Marvel Legend! Who's with me?

2. Any chance of the Hasbrotoyshop shipping to Canada and other non-US residents in the future? It's disheartening to see exclusive figures available only in America - what other options are available to non-US residents?

Glad you asked. We've heard the collector ask for more international possibilities and the ToyShop Team is hard at work on providing shipping solutions for Canada right now. Additionally, Hasbrotoyshop.co.uk is already up and running and they are adding new items all the time. Help is on the way!

3. What will become of the seven characters that don't win the Fan poll? What are the chances we will see them in future line-ups or will some of them miss their chance to become Marvel Legends?

We like every single one of these characters and over the long term there is always the possibility that you'll see them show up. But for now, we only have plans for the winner!

4. A small issue with your Marvel Legends figures stems from the shade of plastic used for your skin tones. Would you consider using a darker shade for the skin, just to leave the figures looking a little less, well, plasticy? What other options exist for more realistic skin tones?

Yes, our Design Team always considers new ways to improve Legends with each and every wave. There is definitely some variation between character skin tones which is partially dependent upon what color plastic the figure was molded in (take a look at the difference between Yellow Jacket and Quicksilver in Wave 2). You should actually notice these flesh tones evolving as you see Wave 3 hit shelves. For example, Marvel Girl, Captain America & Cyclops all have darker skin tones than you've seen in previous waves.

5. Now that you've held the Marvel license for 3 quarters, what are the biggest lessons you'll take with you into 2008?

Lots of learning in 2007. Over the past year, we've had a chance to talk with lots Marvel collectors and learn first hand what is most important to them. We've heard a lot of great comments on the discussion boards (and these Q&A sessions)...and we've taken note. We heard collectors when they asked for 6" Spider-Man movie figures. We were listening when they asked for more double elbows and double knees. We made a big dent in collector's "Most Wanted" lists this year and we're still chopping away. The bottomline? Communication is the key and we appreciate the passion that fans and collectors have shown for the Marvel Brands this year! Keep the comments and questions coming...and we pledge to continue getting better and better!

Ji'dai
10-11-2007, 09:08 PM
I saw the Marvel Select Zombie Spidey, Captain America, and Hulk the other day. I was hoping for more gore, but I guess that's what they looked like in the artwork. Too expensive here though, $25 a fig.

Beast
10-12-2007, 02:47 PM
Marvel Legends 3 should be showing up soon. Some were available the other day on Hasbro Toy Shop, but they're currently sold out. After seeing carded and loose pics, I think Hasbro's really stepping up the game and doing much better with the license. This is their learning year, so hopefully they get even better. :)

MLIII - Astonishing X-Men Cyclops:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/Cyclops-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/Cyclops-Loose.jpg

MLIII - Black Knight:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/BlackKnight-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/BlackKnight-Loose.jpg

MLIII - Bucky:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/Bucky-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/Bucky-Loose.jpg

MLIII - Danger:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/Danger-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/Danger-Loose.jpg

MLIII - First Apperance Captain America:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/FACaptainAmerica-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/FACaptainAmerica-Loose.jpg

MLIII - Hydra Soldier:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/HydraSoldier-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/HydraSoldier-Loose.jpg

MLIII - Marvel Girl:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/MarvelGirl-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/MarvelGirl-Loose1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/MarvelGirl-Loose2.jpg

MLIII - X3 Colossus:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/X3Colossus-Carded.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/X3Colossus-Loose.jpg

MLIII - Build-A-Figure Brood Queen:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/BroodQueenBAF.jpg

SithDroid
10-12-2007, 03:10 PM
I'm glad that Hasbro is improving there product. What I don't understand is why they keep giving us a freakin X-Men 3 movie figure in each wave. I mean honestly, does anyone really care about a movie version of the character. I mean if they are gonna at least make an X-Men figure for each wave, I'd like to at least see a character in an alternate costume from the comic book series that hasn't been made yet. Or better yet, why don't they make an entire wave of figures like a first appearance wave. I really would love to have a X-Men 1st Appearance wave. I mean we could have the original 5 X-Men, Professor X, and Magento all included in it, or better yet make it a box set. Do I really need a second First Appearance Captain America figure?

Beast
10-12-2007, 03:29 PM
I'm glad that Hasbro is improving there product. What I don't understand is why they keep giving us a freakin X-Men 3 movie figure in each wave. I mean honestly, does anyone really care about a movie version of the character. I mean if they are gonna at least make an X-Men figure for each wave, I'd like to at least see a character in an alternate costume from the comic book series that hasn't been made yet. Or better yet, why don't they make an entire wave of figures like a first appearance wave. I really would love to have a X-Men 1st Appearance wave. I mean we could have the original 5 X-Men, Professor X, and Magento all included in it, or better yet make it a box set. Do I really need a second First Appearance Captain America figure?
I've really liked the X3 figures. Beast, Jean, and Juggernaut turned out really great. And the Colossus looks good too. I'm glad that they've only done the new characters to compliment the X-Men movie figures from the first two films though. Honestly the only one left is the unreleased X3 Angel figure, who I hope they release. Though I wouln't mind a small boxset of X-Men movie figure reissues. At least of the more hard to find ones, like the last series of X2 figures. But that's me. :)

As for 'First Appearance X-Men', I'd like to see that done as a box set. Much like the old Toy Biz 5" Original X-Men and All-New All-Different X-Men box sets. Since they're planning to offer box sets again next year, hopefully we'll see that come to pass eventually. I know they're toying with a set of the Runaways for '08.

BountyHunterScum
10-12-2007, 05:10 PM
My palisades Witchblade animated figures came today, I got all 3 versions.

SithDroid
10-12-2007, 05:16 PM
I've really liked the X3 figures. Beast, Jean, and Juggernaut turned out really great.



Eh, I'd have to say that Jean Grey was a pretty crappy sculpt. I mean it looks nothing like her. The nose is super huge, the face is too skinny, the eyes are too close together. She seriously looks funny. Juggernaut and Beast looked pretty good though.

orionlukteel
10-12-2007, 08:06 PM
That Brood queen wave is NICE.

I'll give my Monkeyman's left arm for that Black Knight figure, as that was the first comic I ever bought. (spurred by the Black Knight pinball game by Williams)

That Marvel Girl looks good, and I might even consider the X3 Colossus.

As for the other X3 figures, X3 Beast was dead on, Juggernaut seemed OK, but Jean Grey needed to be more Famke, and wasn't.

Unfortunately, I missed the Brood Queen wave on HTS. Colossus might still be up, but the others are long gone.

Rocketboy
10-12-2007, 09:22 PM
Marvel Girl and Colossus are the only 2 decent looking ones.
(Mad props to Colossus for the devil horns!)

RooJay
10-13-2007, 03:52 AM
Dude, that Marvel Girl figure looks hot! I'd totally date her if I were six inches tall and plastic (and single.)

Rocketboy
10-13-2007, 11:03 PM
You'd have a ton of lady friends if you were six inches tall and made of plastic.

SithDroid
10-14-2007, 10:40 AM
LOL, good one.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-19-2007, 11:34 AM
I would easily buy the ML Zombie figures if i knew they were making the whole team. I don't want just three; i want the whole squad, dammit!

I got a call from my Mum yesterday letting me know she found Black Cat (With leaping cougar!). I was pretty happy cos I had no idea she was even out yet.

And I found about 99% of the Spidey BAF wave yesterday. I gotta say, for the most part, these figures look MUCH better in person. Granted, I did say for the most part as MJ looks iffy and the regular costume spider-man doesn't have that same spark/zest to him that the SM2 figures did, but the rest of the line looks really solid, especially Venom. I wasn't able to find Doc Ock and the schmuck at Target refused to look in the back even though the manager did it a week ago; a--. Still, i'll let these ferment in my head for a bit before I decide if i should track down doc ock or take'em back. Anybody else find'em? :thumbsup:

LTBasker
10-19-2007, 04:48 PM
I found them and the F4 ML wave a couple weeks back. All they had from Spidey was MJ, Harry, Doc Ock and the Green Goblin. Harry and the Goblin looked like the best, the Doc Ock isn't as good as ToyBiz's version, which I already have, so doubt I'll be picking that up.

I don't know if I'll be picking up any of the wave actually, the BAF Sandman is interesting but I don't feel that I "need" them. I like the redesigned packaging though, feels less like a waste of space.

plasticfetish
10-19-2007, 05:51 PM
Spotted the Brood series at a local shop today. Long story short... I'm not impressed.

I officially give up on Hasbro's version of this line now. Decent sculpts, good articulation, and I'm reasonably okay with the build quality, but for the most part they're just not worth the price.

Though I looked them all over, mostly I had my eye on Captain America and Bucky. I feel like a broken record, but these figures are just so incredibly bland. Little to no paint detail, and what there is tends to be fuzzy. Bucky's just friggin' weird looking with those ball jointed hips. I kind of had my eye on the Marvel Girl figure also, but it's silly and cartoonish looking... and I honestly thought they did a decent job with the X3 Jean Grey.

You know what it is about this line that bugs me? It feels as though they're putting the kind of effort into detail that Kenner did for the old "Super Powers" line. It was fine 20 years ago and for a smaller scale line of figures, but it isn't good enough for something like this.

I don't understand. Is it that Hasbro put so much money into the Marvel license, that they need to cheap out on these figures? I expect much more from them. They should be able to put out something at least as good as Mattel's DC line.

El Chuxter
10-20-2007, 02:25 AM
I saw Cable/Marvel Girl and Cannonball/Domino today. They looked rather good, actually. Well, except for Marvel Girl, who looked like she was happy to poop out a painfully large turd that'd been bugging her for a week. Either that, or she was involved in a trans-company affair with the Joker.

darthvyn
10-20-2007, 08:12 PM
Anybody else find'em? :thumbsup:

i was surprised to find them all in one fell-swoop, seeing as how this was the first i heard of their availability and NY is notoriously slow to get the new stuff.

that said, 6 out of the 8 were put away for christmas, but the two that i opened (black-suit spidey and venom) were impressive. you can check out my review over at the forum at my spidey site:

http://www.wallcrawlersweb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=822&p=2693#p2693

JediTricks
10-21-2007, 12:02 AM
Spotted half this wave at a WM, and the ML FF wave at another WM. I was surprised to see that the New Goblin figure didn't look as horrid as the original pics, but it was easy to pass. ML The Thing was a tough one to pass up, I really don't care for the character but the figure looked pretty good.

El Chuxter
10-21-2007, 12:26 AM
The Thing was a tough one to pass up, I really don't care for the character but the figure looked pretty good.

Spoken like a true Thing-hating Doombot.

I'm onto you, buddy.

:mad:

SithDroid
10-21-2007, 01:18 PM
I spotted the new SPider-man wave yesterday at Wal-Mart and I have to say that I was not very impressed with them at all. Venom was probably the best figure out of them all. The Doc Ock was an ok sculpt, bu tthe Spider-man 2 one is better IMO, same goes for the Spider-man figure, the paint scheme was just too bright on this one. Mary Jane is the worst looking figure that Hasbro has put out so far. The paint they used for her is just aweful. They also had botht he Wal-Mart 2 packs, which were alright, but nothin special about them.

JediTricks
10-23-2007, 05:28 PM
Spoken like a true Thing-hating Doombot.

I'm onto you, buddy.

:mad:
Go eat some shoes.

El Chuxter
10-23-2007, 06:00 PM
No, because eating shoes is what Mole Men do. You should tell your Thing-hating Mole Man buddy Guyote to eat the shoes.

:p

Beast
10-26-2007, 07:53 PM
Marvelousnews.com has a huge scoop. An exclusive podcast with Hasbro, where they reveal one of the leaked figures from Marvel Legends 5 for next year, Spiral. As well as a Hand Ninja likely being the next Army Builder sometime for next year. I haven't listened yet, but apperantly they also say something hopefuly about the Green Quicksilver and Gold Yellowjacket. But don't quote me on that. Great news! :)

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11203

And also, a new Q&A with Hasbro from Marvelousnews as well. :)

Hasbro Q&A Round 3
by Ryno in Marvel at 01:17 AM on 2007.10.26

Marvelous News brings you round 3 of the monthly question and answer sessions between you (the fans) and the Hasbro design team members working on Marvel toys. Each month we will be submitting 5 questions asked by you, the readers to the Hasbro design team for Marvel, which they then send back with answers to those questions for you to read. Here is the latest installment of questions for this month:

Marvelous News: It was announced recently that Hasbro was awarded the master toy license for the upcoming Spectacular Spider-Man Animated series debuting on the KidsWB! in early 2008. Can you tell us more specifically what kind of toys based on the show we can expect to see and when?

Hasbro: We will be producing Spider-Man toys based on the 2008 animation and we're excited about them. It's a really fun style and translates perfectly to toys. We can't say much beyond that but new info on this line will be forthcoming very soon.

Marvelous News: Marvel Comics recently unveiled a new Captain America costume designed by Alex Ross, any chance we will see a Marvel Legends figure based on that look for Cap in the near future?

Hasbro: Can anyone get enough of the Brubaker run on Cap? Seriously? The new costume is very cool and you can bet that the story behind it will be phenomenal. Like so many questions about future plans, we can't really answer this one but with all the Cap (and ALEX ROSS) fans on the team you can rest assured that we'll be talking about it too.

Marvelous News: The new 25th Anniversary G.I. Joe figures seem to be a pretty big hit with Joe fans, any chance of seeing a line of Marvel figures in the same scale and design as the new Joe figures?

Hasbro: We think the new G.I. Joes are really awesome, but we can't discuss future plans.

Marvelous News: We have Star Wars comic pack figures, G.I. Joe comic pack figures, how about Marvel Legends comic pack figures?

Hasbro: Comic included is cool and it's certainly possible, but at the current price it's a trade off - comics or BAF [Build-A-Figure] components.

Marvelous News: I know you can't talk much about the Iron Man movie toys yet, but many have been wondering if Marvel movie based lines will continue to be done in 5" or will we see a switch over to 6" for future movie stuff, or maybe a mixture of both?

Hasbro: Lots of questions about scale in 2008 but unfortunately, this is another one we can't answer just yet.

Beast
10-26-2007, 08:29 PM
Anyone mind doing a small synopsis or breakdown of the major info that's talked about in the podcast. My fussy computer won't play it. Especially anything about Superhero Squad in the podcast would be welcome. :)

SithDroid
10-27-2007, 12:45 AM
Only major new info they leaked was the Rachel Summers Marvel Girl packaging variant with her back toward us is going to be limited to 500 total, very rare. Also they are working on trying to get the Quicksilver and Yellowjacket variants re-released in a later line. As far as Superhero Squad goes, they just talked about how Galctus and Sentinel were just released, no other news on them. Plus they confirmed that Spiral will be released for the ML line in Spring 2008, they showed the unpainted prototype. Other than that they confirmed they are making toys for the new Spider-man Animated Series coming out and the Iron Man movie, but they didn't have any information other than that about the figures.

LTBasker
10-27-2007, 09:39 AM
Found HML Brood Queen wave last night, only picked up Colossus and Cyclops though, they're the only ones I want. They're quite amazing, Colossus I feel should have been a shinier silver, but he fits in well to the ML/Astonishing Colossus from ToyBiz. It's just disappointing when you look at the picture on the side of the packaging from the movie that shows him as very chrome-like.

Cyclops is even better though and a very nice size. I haven't noticed too much of an issue with paint but I think that's because theres such little flesh tone. I took a look at the Captain America and due to the crappy flesh plastic it felt alot more fake compared to Cyclops and Colossus.

Definitely love the smaller packaging though, so much easier to deal with and puts more focus on the figure, wish they had gone with this from the start.

Beast
10-30-2007, 03:54 PM
Heads up. The Ronan and Brood waves are back in stock at HasbroToyShop now. :)

Sadly Namor and the Hydra Soldier have already sold out.

Use Marvel10 for 10% off your order. Or FTIER7 for $10 off $50 or more.
Also if you spend more than $50.00, you get free shipping.

Beast
10-31-2007, 07:01 PM
Marvelousnews.com has loose and packaged pics of the new ML Unleashed line.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11206

El Chuxter
10-31-2007, 07:09 PM
Interesting. They look quite nice, but does it strike anyone else that Hasbro just throws the word "Unleashed" on just about anything now? Cool as these look, I see no relation to any of the other umpteen Unleashed lines.

SithDroid
10-31-2007, 07:48 PM
Those look pretty nice, except I don't quit like the Goblins head, just looks funny. Now if only Marvel could apply the Unleashed detail to the regular 6 inch line. I don't see why they are even making 8 inch figures in the first place, I'd rather have more 6 inch figures tbh.

Beast
11-01-2007, 07:49 PM
It looks like Marvel Legends IV for next year has changed once again. BBTS and CSC have both updated their sites, indicating that Astonishing X-Men Beast has been dropped from the assortment. I'm trying to find out just what's going on, but we may have to end up waiting for the next round of Q&A before we know for sure.

Currently cases of Marvel Legends IV are listed as:

Tigra x1
Black Bolt x1
The Punisher x2
Nova x2
Daredevil x2

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS14273&mode=retail
http://www.cornerstorecomics.com/af_ml19.html

JediTricks
11-01-2007, 09:07 PM
I wanted to like the SM Unleashed figures, but the Spidey they have out is very underwhelming, all articulation but with no quality design.

RooJay
11-02-2007, 03:21 AM
I wanted to like the SM Unleashed figures, but the Spidey they have out is very underwhelming, all articulation but with no quality design.

They don't even have all the articulation that most of the smaller scale spideys have had. Kind of useless in general if you ask me. If they want to sell that line
they're going to have to at least vastly improve the quality of the sculpts.

plasticfetish
11-03-2007, 05:48 AM
Currently cases of Marvel Legends IV are listed as:
Tigra x1
Black Bolt x1
The Punisher x2
Nova x2
Daredevil x2Mmmm, Black Bolt and Nova. I really want to like this line more... I really do.


Interesting. They look quite nice, but does it strike anyone else that Hasbro just throws the word "Unleashed" on just about anything now? Cool as these look, I see no relation to any of the other umpteen Unleashed lines.I can see what they're doing with these, and actually think it's pretty smart. I was one of those people that complained about the (larger scale) Star Wars unleashed line being kind of silly -- over posed and too boring as little statues. They're trying to find a fun middleground with these, by giving them "exciting" poses, little backgrounds, and making them articulated.

I agree that they could use a bit more detail, but what I'm seeing doesn't look half bad. I'm not sure why we need yet another figure scale, but I'm willing to take a serious look at these once they come out.

...and not to change the subject away from Hasbro's Marvel figures, but I haven't read anyone else's thoughts on the Marvel Zombies figures (http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/features/MSMarvelZombies1.shtml) that are turning up now (?) or soon.

Beast
11-03-2007, 11:13 AM
It looks like Marvel Legends IV for next year has changed once again. BBTS and CSC have both updated their sites, indicating that Astonishing X-Men Beast has been dropped from the assortment. I'm trying to find out just what's going on, but we may have to end up waiting for the next round of Q&A before we know for sure.

Currently cases of Marvel Legends IV are listed as:

Tigra x1
Black Bolt x1
The Punisher x2
Nova x2
Daredevil x2

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS14273&mode=retail
http://www.cornerstorecomics.com/af_ml19.html
And the plot thickens.

As EE put up their case, and it's got the Hydra Soldier being re-issued. :confused:

Tigra x1
Black Bolt x1
Hydra Soldier x1
Nova x1
Punisher x2
Daredevil x2

I appreciate Hasbro trying to get more of the Hydra Soldiers out there for Army Builders. But if they dropped the Astonishing X-Men Beast for it, that's a bit meh. :(

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HMV78100D

RooJay
11-06-2007, 04:11 AM
I saw the FF line this weekend, and I have to say even though I've been a staunch supporter of Hasbro ML so far, I am extremely disappointed with this series. Part of the reason I've been such a huge fan of Marvel Legends from the very first Toy Biz days was the amazing articulation and (frequently) attractive sculpts. Those things are what made ML stand out as a figure line - finally there was a superhero figure line that could be posed in all of the extreme poses seen in the comics. This is increasingly not the case with Hasbro ML. The FF series has brought things to a head where most of the figures are barely more poseable than the kind of figures common during the dark times, before Toy Biz ML. That in itself would possibly be not nearly as bad if the sculpts were still up to standard; they are not.
I was never a fan of overdone washes, but in some cases they make sense. They certainly would've helped a bit on some of the figures of this wave. Dr. Doom's armor at least should have looked a little weathered. The Thing should have and could have looked a bit rockier. Mole Man would've looked much better if he'd been given that cool dirty wash the prototype had.
On top of all that, this Silver Surfer's head is even smaller than the Toy Biz version's. Namor's head is at least that small as well, so much so in fact that he looks like he's in a completely different scale.
The only reason I will still be picking up this wave at all is that I really like Ronan (though it seems that he should actually be even taller than he is here) and I missed out on the Fantastic Four completely back when Toy Biz originally produced them (I even passed on Toy Biz's Doom since as he was not poseable enough, he did not seem like a ML figure to me. Still no love here either.) Other than that, I'm afraid to say that the whole wave is a bust (minus the BAF) and I am finally completely disappointed with what Hasbro hath wrought.

DarthBrandon
11-06-2007, 06:53 PM
I saw the FF line this weekend, and I have to say even though I've been a staunch supporter of Hasbro ML so far, I am extremely disappointed with this series. Part of the reason I've been such a huge fan of Marvel Legends from the very first Toy Biz days was the amazing articulation and (frequently) attractive sculpts. Those things are what made ML stand out as a figure line - finally there was a superhero figure line that could be posed in all of the extreme poses seen in the comics. This is increasingly not the case with Hasbro ML. The FF series has brought things to a head where most of the figures are barely more poseable than the kind of figures common during the dark times, before Toy Biz ML. That in itself would possibly be not nearly as bad if the sculpts were still up to standard; they are not.
I was never a fan of overdone washes, but in some cases they make sense. They certainly would've helped a bit on some of the figures of this wave. Dr. Doom's armor at least should have looked a little weathered. The Thing should have and could have looked a bit rockier. Mole Man would've looked much better if he'd been given that cool dirty wash the prototype had.
On top of all that, this Silver Surfer's head is even smaller than the Toy Biz version's. Namor's head is at least that small as well, so much so in fact that he looks like he's in a completely different scale.
The only reason I will still be picking up this wave at all is that I really like Ronan (though it seems that he should actually be even taller than he is here) and I missed out on the Fantastic Four completely back when Toy Biz originally produced them (I even passed on Toy Biz's Doom since as he was not poseable enough, he did not seem like a ML figure to me. Still no love here either.) Other than that, I'm afraid to say that the whole wave is a bust (minus the BAF) and I am finally completely disappointed with what Hasbro hath wrought.

Quite true, as I've seen them up close & passed on them all. I really wanted Namor & Torch, but it seems that they are making 6 inch figures that really could be in the 5 inch scale IMHO. Namor looks great in the proto pics, but up close in person that's a whole different ballgame all together. The one Toy Biz released in much better IMHO, as for Torch; I'm still waiting for a decent one.

Beast
11-15-2007, 05:14 PM
Newsarama has a new interview with Hasbro on their site...

SUPER-ARTICULATE: A QUICK CHAT WITH HASBRO
by Troy Brownfield

On Monday, we ran a feature that detailed how Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line seems to be matching up with the events of the 616 as they happen. We went to the Hasbro Brand Team with a few quick questions on these, and other, matters.

Newsarama: Lately, we seem to be noticing a more conscious effort to emphasize characters in the assortments that are concurrently having big stories in the comics. The truly obvious examples would be the figures in the upcoming Nemesis assortment; Black Bolt, Tigra, and Nova have all been at the center of huge storylines just prior to the figures. The question is this: how closely are you working with Marvel on these kinds of concurrent releases, and why go in this apparent direction?

HASBRO: We have a great relationship with the publishing team at Marvel and we do make an effort to include a nice mix of contemporary and classic flavor in the Legends line. With 70 years of rich history & comic book lore, there is a tremendous amount of classic material to draw from! But the amazing storylines that we see on the stands every week are simply too compelling to pass up! Planet Hulk? Secret Invasion? Annihilation? I mean, come on!

NRAMA: Over the summer, a few Hulk assortment pictures got out online, then quickly disappeared. Clearly, several of the proposed figures were based on the Planet Hulk and World War Hulk storylines (themselves another example of that concurrent situation). Having seen that emphasis, would you consider directly tying an entire assortment to one storyline? For example, doing an entire Civil War or Annihilation Conquest assortment?

HASBRO: It’s an interesting possibility, but we don’t have any current plans to do this. Marvel’s Crossover Storylines definitely provide enough breadth of character, but boxsets are probably a more realistic possibility for this concept.

NRAMA: We love that you did a Hydra soldier; should we expect more "army builders"?

HASBRO: There are a bunch of great choices for Army Builders in the Marvel Universe. Basically, if the market demand is there --- you’ll see more!

NRAMA: Are two-packs going to all be Wal-Mart exclusives going forward?
HASBRO: No, the Fall 2007 2-packs were only available at Wal-Mart, but the concept is not exclusive.

NRAMA: What's your general feeling on boxed sets these days? In a recent column, we kicked around boxed sets we'd like to see. Is that expression done, or merely resting?

HASBRO: We really like the idea and we’re looking at the possibility of a couple of cool boxsets for Fall of 2008. Can’t reveal any details beyond that at this point I’m afraid, but we’ll keep you posted as the year goes on.

NRAMA: This is my semi-obligatory request for a classic Inhumans assortment with a Lockjaw build-a-figure. Thank you.

HASBRO: Step one: Black Bolt!

NRAMA: Last one for now: how many of our figures are really Skrulls?

HASBRO: There’s no way of knowing right now. It all comes down to this – “Who do you Trust?”

We’d like to thank Joe Moscone at Hunter and the Hasbro Brand team for taking the time for this installment. We’ll have some more Marvel Legends coverage in the very near future, as we’ll be taking a close look at the Fantastic Four and “Brood Queen” assortments that are on shelves now. In our next installment, due tomorrow, we’re taking a look at MiniMates and how DC Direct played a role for The Rev. OJ Flow’s wedding. Seriously.
http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=136431

Beast
11-15-2007, 10:18 PM
Fwoosh's Top 10 Most Wanted Marvel Legends poll has finally been posted.

1. Polaris
2. Adam Warlock (Rumored ML 5)
3. Jean Grey (Jim Lee)
4. Gladiator
5. Terrax the Tamer
6. Crimson Dynamo
7. Medusa
8. Dormammu (Tie)
8. Guardian (Tie)
10. Jubilee (Tie)
10. Winter Soldier (Tie)

BAF - Lockjaw

http://www.thefwoosh.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=762&Itemid=91

Beast
11-15-2007, 10:41 PM
A bit more possible Marvel Legends 2008 news.

Electro16 from Marvelousnews.Com posted some info on their boards. :)

From what I know, he's posted reliable info before. Grain of salt, of course. :cool:

I went to the fig store I go to regularly today and Talked with the owner after looking around and he told me he had a meeting with his hasbro sales rep and showed me a bunch of papers about whats coming for hasbro in 2008. Now before i start with the info I know some of you will be skeptical but remember I have no reason to make this up I am only happy to share info I was lucky enough to get a preview of with all my fellow collectors in this forum. Now on to bussiness,

The iron man movie figs will be 6inch, the picks shown were off the original silver costume and the current red and gold costume as well as the packaging. The packaging is a new package different than the legends one.

There will also be a 12 inch iron man movie fig.

The icons line is comming to an end,what has been announced so far,wallcrawler, daredevil, collossus and pheonix will be the last 4.

Hasbro is bringing back the 10 inch spidey figures like toybiz did in the 90's.Only one pictured was spidey.

Unfortunetely hasbro has not learned from the 5 inch spiderman fiasco it seems, because the wave for the new spiderman cartoon coming in 2008 will be 5 inch.

There is a 6 inch spiderman wave coming, no new characters really, more of a rehash of the usuall characters. However the was a picture of a puma figure so looks like he might be one of the new figs,nothing specific beyound that.

There will also be a marvel legends 3 3/4 line (ugh) apparently from what I was told hasbro is doing this because this size sells well with star wars and gi joe.

There will be hulk movie figures also with new packaging.Those look really nice by the way.

There will also be legends hulk waves with fin fang foom build a figure, not sure if he's built with just one or both waves.This time he was pictured with another fig so I got and idea of the scale,he seems to be about 10 inchs. The packaging for this is the regular legends packaging.

As far as the legends line goes not much info on that front,there was however listings for more 2 packs,picutred were beast, arcangel and bullseye. Nothing specific of who will be packaged with who.

Well thats it, i hope everybody will find something to there liking.
http://forums.toynewsi.com/index.php?showtopic=2045942

RooJay
11-16-2007, 02:35 AM
There will also be a marvel legends 3 3/4 line (ugh) apparently from what I was told hasbro is doing this because this size sells well with star wars and gi joe.

If they look decent, that one just might kill the Marvel Legends line with me. I've always been a much bigger fan of the 3 3/4" scale for one thing, and if things continue to go the way of the Fantastic 4 assortment I'd much rather just let ML (or what ML used to be) go. I think I'd find it much easier to stomach the reduced articulation and simpler sculpts and paint applications in that scale.

SithDroid
11-16-2007, 06:40 PM
So I checked out the Fantastic Four wave today. I do think that these figures are somehow shrinking in size as well, more like between 5 and 6 inches. Namor is a pretty decent sculpt although he has ****ty articulation in his legs, can't pose him well. The Invisble woman is shaped weird so it appears as if he is growing a hunch back because of the way her neck makes her head stick forward. The silver surfer in this wave is not nearly as cool as the previous ones released. Johnny Storm is just a so so figure, they shuld have made a Human Torch variant for the wave, and also a clear invisble woman onen as well. Mole man is not tha tbad of a figure, but the paint on him is nowhere near what it was in the press release photos. The Thing is a pretty decent figure although he is much smaller than the previous releases done by Toybiz. I tihnk the best figur ein the lot is Mr. Fantastic. I really think that Hasbro needs to get back to the 30 plus points of articualtion. I'm tired of the fett not bending right and especially the ****ty design done on all of the female figures released. The way their arms are mad emakes it nearly impossible to move them decently.

Beast
11-21-2007, 02:50 PM
Hasbro updated their site with the completed Spiral figure. Woo!! :D

Spiral to join the Legends Line!

Skilled in swordsmanship and sorcery, this multi armed mutant is coming to the Marvel Legends Universe in 2008! Featuring an all new sculpt, cool accessories (including removable helmet) and six double elbows, this fan favorite is fully prepared to take her rightful place beside Mojo in your collection!
http://hasbro.com/marvel/default.cfm?page=News/Item&newsid=598B4844-D56F-E112-4ADB4DBB2E9EDEF2

evenflow
11-21-2007, 06:36 PM
She actually looks really good, I cant wait to see Adam Warlock.

Beast
11-27-2007, 11:39 AM
Marvelousnews.com has posted it's second podcast with Hasbro.

Astonishing X-Men Beast is still coming in HML 4, he's just delayed due to retooling. Good news, given he completes the Astonishing X-Men team. He'll be released about a month after the initial cases. A Hydra Goon will hold his place for now.

Also, the Iron Man and Hulk movie figures next year will be 6". And there will also be a return of the 6" Spider-Man figures. The only figures that will be 5" is the Spider-Man Animated Series figures. Not a problem, given they'll be anime-styled. :)

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11227

You Tube version: http://youtube.com/watch?v=IqaLGAoNGXo

Beast
12-08-2007, 01:25 AM
Here's a fun little update. The first pictures of the 6" Iron Man movie wave.

Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Stark w/ snap-on armor, and Iron Monger. :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/IronMan1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/IronMan2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/IronMan3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/IronMan4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/MasterSplinter/ML/IronMonger.jpg

JediTricks
12-08-2007, 02:02 AM
Hmm, my feelings are mixed there, it kinda works and it kinda fails. That's 5" scale, right? At least SM3 Spidey will have someone to play with finally. But I bet folks won't go nuts for this line the way they didn't for SM3.

Beast
12-08-2007, 02:05 AM
Hmm, my feelings are mixed there, it kinda works and it kinda fails. That's 5" scale, right? At least SM3 Spidey will have someone to play with finally. But I bet folks won't go nuts for this line the way they didn't for SM3.
Nope. Hasbro confirmed 6" scale for all movie figures in '08.

JediTricks
12-08-2007, 03:05 AM
Looking at these, I'm having a VERY hard time believing that. Were that the case, the card is MAMMOTH for a 6" figure, easily 30% bigger than ML packaging. And if that's the case, those are some oversized riveted joints on these things, everything about especially IM 3 and 4 pics there look like they belong in this year's SM3 line. The only evidence in favor of your argument is the ball-jointed hips I think.

plasticfetish
12-08-2007, 03:26 AM
Well, I know a kid (mine) that's very excited about this film, and will probably be into all of those figures. I like that first one. Will need to see the rest in person before I decide, but they look like fun toys.

darthvyn
12-08-2007, 06:17 PM
wow, man, i'm diggin' these IM figures, and i've never been a big fan of the comic. they look sweet. i'll definitely be picking some of these up...

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-08-2007, 06:40 PM
wow, man, i'm diggin' these IM figures, and i've never been a big fan of the comic. they look sweet. i'll definitely be picking some of these up...

I second that! :thumbsup:

and I hope the film does well so we can finally get a figure of Tony Stark/Robert Downey, Jr. with booze and wine bottles. :D

General_Grievous
12-10-2007, 11:22 AM
I will admit, that Mark III Iron Man figure looks pretty sweet.

BountyHunterScum
12-10-2007, 12:39 PM
I second that! :thumbsup:

and I hope the film does well so we can finally get a figure of Tony Stark/Robert Downey, Jr. with booze and wine bottles. :D

Sh-t the Robert Downey Jr figure will include a mirror with lines of cocaine on it too. Trustee of Modern Chemistry Tony Stark with action feature. Bonus snorting action.

Beast
12-10-2007, 10:44 PM
Apperantly someone got ahold of an early copy of the December Toyfare.

The Marvel Legends poll winner is AoA/Current Sunfire. With Storm in 2nd Place.

Sadly Northstar and Aurora came in last place. But hopefully we'll still see them.

Edit: Here's the full results from the December Toyfare:

1) Sunfire
2) FA Storm
3) Silver Samurai
4) Magneto
5) Lilandra
6) Gambit
7) Northstar
8) Aurora

Beast
12-11-2007, 02:26 PM
Heads up. Hasbro Toy Shop has a discount code for 50%, good today only.

Marvel50. No free shipping, but if you've been holding off on stuff, go for it. :)

Note that the code is only good on Marvel products. Excluding the exclusives.

evenflow
12-11-2007, 03:17 PM
Any word ont he Hulk waves in toyfare?

Beast
12-11-2007, 05:03 PM
Any word ont he Hulk waves in toyfare?
Nyet. But I'd assume 1-2 months before the movie opens.

Beast
12-16-2007, 12:56 PM
Lotsa big news for 2008 from Hasbro from Cool Toy Review. I for one, can't wait.

Note that this is not everything that's coming. There's more ML on the way.

At first it would seem that we’re getting the short end of the stick with Hasbro’s Marvel Legends collection, since we’re only seeing two waves (at least for now) in the 2008 line. That’s only 12 figures in total. Thing is, they will also be giving us a few new 6” lines to fill in the gaps. Collectors can expect to see:

Marvel Legends Two Packs
This line will initially se six different sets, each with a pile of interchangeable parts, such as heads and hands not to mention a bunch of accessories.

Spider-Man Heroes & Villains Assortments
There are plans to see 48 6” figures in this line, split evenly between the good guys and the bad guys.

The Spectacular Spider-Man Animated Action Figure Assortment
No word yet on scale, but these 16 figures will be based on the new animated Spidey cartoon.

Iron Man Movie Basic Action Figure Assortment
So far we’ve seen five of the planned 16 figures in this series.

Hulk Action Figure Assortment
This summer Hasbro will be releasing two waves, each of four figures, based on the comic book characters in the Hulk realm, each with a build-a-figure piece of Fing Fan Foom.

Incredible Hulk Movie Action Figure Assortments
There will be 12 basic and another 6 deluxe figures based on the new film coming out in 2008. No word on how big these will be, but its safe to say they’ll fit in the 6” scale.

So, even with only two waves of Marvel Legends, Hasbro has no plans to let the Marvel Comics heroes disappear from the shelves. To support the figures, Hasbro will also be filling the old toy shelves with a lot of other related products. Collectors will find the following in 2008:

Marvel Legends Universe Action Figure Assortment
This collection will see the heroes represented in a new kid-friendly scale. Each 3 ¾” figure will come packed with a top secret profile. There is a better than likely chance this will be an interactive game collection not unlike toy Biz’s Superhero Showdown. Right onw there are two waves of 6 figures planned for a 2008 release.

Marvel Legends Transformers
Well, there are 8 of these planned, and we guess some people might like them…

The Invincible Iron Man Figure
This 12” figure will feature snap-on armour, weapons, jet pack, and helmet.

Ultimate Electronic Hulk
This 12” tall Hulk figure will feature a Double-arm Smash Action, and surprisingly, lights (and sounds).

Repulsor-Power Iron Man
This figure will be the ultimate Iron Man figure with lights and sounds.

Spider-Man Roto Cast Assortment
This collection will have 7 10” Spider-Man roto cast figures.

Hulk Battle Roto Cast Figures
Roto cast figures based on the Hulk and the Abomination.

Spider-Man Ooze Attack Webworld Action Figure Assortment
This oozetastic series will start off with four figures.

Marvel Unleashed 360 Action Figure Assortment
Taking off where the Spider-Man assortment left off. There are currently 8 new figures planned.

Super Heros Squad
There will be 20 new two packs, 6 new Mega packs, 6 more Theme packs with 4 figures each, as well as SHS sets based on The Hulk and Iron Man.

Beyond all of this, there will also be 16 Marvel Mighty Muggs figures, a pile of repackaged Bump N’ Go vehicles, Iron Man and Hulk roll playing sets, and vehicle with figure sets for both new films.

evenflow
12-16-2007, 01:26 PM
If this is everything i am not impressed. What happened to the res tof the Hulk figures.

Beast
12-16-2007, 01:29 PM
If this is everything i am not impressed. What happened to the res tof the Hulk figures.
I doubt it's everything. And we have Marvel Legends 4 & 5 as well.

As for the Hulk line, maybe they're holding back 4 of the figures for Fall?

After all, they have to have something to sell when the Hulk DVD comes out.

DarthBrandon
12-16-2007, 03:31 PM
I doubt it's everything. And we have Marvel Legends 4 & 5 as well.

As for the Hulk line, maybe they're holding back 4 of the figures for Fall?

After all, they have to have something to sell when the Hulk DVD comes out.


Well I hope sometime in 2008 we'll get to see Jim Lee style Jean, Rogue & Jubilee, if not it's another cash saved for something else year.

Beast
12-16-2007, 03:34 PM
Well I hope sometime in 2008 we'll get to see Jim Lee style Jean, Rogue & Jubilee, if not it's another cash saved for something else year.
Hasbro supposedly knows how much people want Jim Lee Jean, so maybe.

I'm hoping one of the 2-Packs is Wolverine / Jubilee. That would be great. :)

DarthBrandon
12-16-2007, 03:44 PM
Hasbro supposedly knows how much people want Jim Lee Jean, so maybe.

I'm hoping one of the 2-Packs is Wolverine / Jubilee. That would be great. :)

That's you & I both Beast, hopefully 2008 will be a good year with all three being done & done correctly I might add.:D

JediTricks
12-16-2007, 07:11 PM
You ever get the feeling Hasbro's spreading themselves too thin with Marvel and going to eat it again next year the way they did this year?

DarthBrandon
12-16-2007, 07:18 PM
You ever get the feeling Hasbro's spreading themselves too thin with Marvel and going to eat it again next year the way they did this year?

Hopefully, & I say that with a grain of salt, Hasbro learned from their first year of mistakes & are on their way to giving us what we want. Good quality (decent articulation/sculpt & paint) products with characters (Jim Lee Rogue, Jean, Jubilee etc.) that we want. If not Legends is going down the tubes real quick. I only bought two this year, She Hulk & Iron Man. I bought two Legendary Heroes as well, Ann O'Brien & Judge Dredd & thinking about a third because the articulation is just spot on.

Beast
12-16-2007, 07:20 PM
You ever get the feeling Hasbro's spreading themselves too thin with Marvel and going to eat it again next year the way they did this year?
Considering I loved ML in 2007 other than Spider-Man*, I don't get that feeling.

* - Note, I dislike Spider-Man as a whole. Other than in Super Hero Squad. :D

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-17-2007, 05:53 PM
Found this lil' gal this afternoon. I noticed some guy looking at the figure and then trying to stash it in a safe location........which is where I took her from. Sorry about the pic quality, it's from my camera phone. :thumbsup:

Beast
12-17-2007, 08:15 PM
Found this lil' gal this afternoon. I noticed some guy looking at the figure and then trying to stash it in a safe location........which is where I took her from. Sorry about the pic quality, it's from my camera phone. :thumbsup:
I hope that's for me. :D

Beast
12-20-2007, 11:30 PM
Looks like the comic Marvel Legends 7" Unleashed (Unleashed 360?) line is indeed going to continue. Pictures of Series II have turned up over on Wizard's website. I think like the Spider-Man and Green Goblin sets from Series I, the two bases may connect. I have to say the Doc Ock figure looks pretty good. But I really hope they do something other than just Spider-Man figures in the line.

http://wizarduniverse.stores.yahoo.net/jan084461.html

Beast
12-21-2007, 09:48 AM
A while back in one of the podcasts, Hasbro mentioned they were trying to figure out a way to get the ML2 variants back in stores for those who never saw them. It looks like they've got that sorted out. A special variant case is now showing up on Wizard's website for release in April. So we'll likely see it show up in stores around the same time. In addition to the variants, the HTF MLII Lord Thor figure will also be re-released to meet demand. Nice to see it's heavily weighted towards the one most people wanted, Green Quicksilver. Finally, those of us in the U.S. might have a chance. :)

Marvel Legends Marvel Heroes Series 2 (Hasbro):
The Blob Builder 'Variant' Action Figures Case of 8 (1+ Sets) (Advance Order)

The Marvel Legends are back for more! The 6" super-poseable superhero line keeps going with this wave of variant figures from the previously released "Blob Series" Build-A-Figure collection. Comprising the variant Quicksilver, the variant Yellowjacket, and the variant Evil X3 Jean Grey figures, each figure in the "Blob Series" comes with one piece of The Blob — collect them all to create a three-dimensional warning against obesity!

Case Includes:
• (3) Quicksilver
• (2) Yellowjacket
• (2) Thor
• (1) Dark Phoenix

http://wizarduniverse.stores.yahoo.net/jan084460.html