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Beast
12-30-2007, 09:44 PM
Here's another tease of the Comic Hulk line for next year. Bi-Beast.

Note that it's a prototype, but it looks like they're using the Planet Hulk body.

evenflow
12-30-2007, 10:10 PM
No interest in the charatcer or the figure, but if it gets me FFF then i'll buy one.

Beast
01-02-2008, 05:44 PM
Looks like we'll finally get some Unleashed figures in the X-Men realm. From the Wal-Mart computers.

Uneashed, $19.88:
MVL UNLSH WOLVERINE 65356934025
MVL UNLSH SABRETOOTH 65356934026
MVL UNLSHD IRON MAN 65356932370

Beast
01-09-2008, 08:16 PM
Looks like Wal-Mart will have an exclusive War Machine variant for the Iron Man figures. Looks pretty cool, if you're a fan of Iron Man and related characters.

darthvyn
01-10-2008, 12:22 PM
looks like a repaint of the mark 02 version with added uzi accessories and differently colored blast effects?

Beast
01-10-2008, 12:35 PM
Which makes sense, as people were saying they could repaint the Mark O2 version into War Machine. I guess the actual figure that turned up on Ebay isn't called War Machine though. It's Iron Man's Stealth Operations Suit. Heh.

Oh, and someone managed to grab one of the figures early from the series over on Fwoosh.According to the included catalog and cardback, the series will indeed include figures from the upcoming Iron Man game also. On the cardback: Iron-Monger, Iron-Monger II (chest & upper shell removes to reveal Obediah Stane!!), and Stealth Operations Iron Man. Shown in the catalog: Mark I, Mark II, Prototype, Mark III, and Iron-Monger I & II. But there's also a list on the back of the catalog that includes the above... and Titanium Man! So hopefully they'll do Crimson Dynamo also.

darthvyn
01-10-2008, 01:45 PM
is that where the figure pic came from - ebay?

when are these slated for release?

sounds cool for the extended selection. makes sense to do an "extended movieverse" same as with spidey 3. though the quality of these seems to be higher than those so far. crazy. i've never been a huge fan of the comic, but these figures and this movie have me pretty psyched.

Beast
01-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Yeah. March 22nd is supposed to be the On-Shelf Date for the figures.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-10-2008, 04:33 PM
Blah blah blah Iron Man, I want some Hulk figure pics, dammit!! :crazed:

JediTricks
01-10-2008, 07:55 PM
That War Machine fig looks pretty halfassed.

darthvyn
01-10-2008, 08:07 PM
That War Machine fig looks pretty halfassed.

not nearly as halfassed as the shiny purple venom and spidey figs...

El Chuxter
01-10-2008, 11:14 PM
Three figures is two figures too many for such a fourth-stringer.

orionlukteel
01-11-2008, 10:03 AM
I have no idea how long the Brood Wave has been out, but I JUST found almost a full wave yesterday, finally got a Marvel Girl and a Black Knight, and I couldn't be happier.

Black Knight was the first comic book I ever bought (part of a limited series) and I can't believe how great this figure looks.

And I was worried about the paint apps on Marvel Girl, but the one I picked up was impressive.

Have yet to see a Hydra soldier or Danger in person, tho.

Beast
01-11-2008, 05:58 PM
The Private Universe had some additional info on ML for '08.

MARVEL LEGENDS 6” ACTION FIGURES
Wave 1 - January 2008
Wave 2 - April 2008

MARVEL LEGENDS UNLEASHED 360
Wave 1 - TBC
Wave 2 - TBC
Wave 3 - TBC

MARVEL UNIVERSE 3 Ύ” FIGURES
Wave 1 - May
Wave 2 - July

MARVEL LEGENDS 2 PACK ASSORTMENT 6”
Wave 1 - June 2008
Wave 1.5 - July 2008
Wave 2 - August 2008
Wave 2.5 - October /Nov 2008

MARVEL TRANSFORMERS CROSSOVERS
Wave 1 - June 2008
Wave 2 - August 2008

http://www.theprivateuniverse.co.uk/cgi-bin/showarticle.pl?section=news&articleid=2464

Also... Marvelous News has the first pics of the new Spider-Man toon figures.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11272

Jedi_Master_Guyute
01-11-2008, 06:46 PM
ah man, those spider man toon figures look SO. AWFUL.

Beast
01-11-2008, 07:09 PM
ah man, those spider man toon figures look SO. AWFUL.
They're in the style of the toon. Which doesn't say much for the toon. :(

darthvyn
01-13-2008, 01:32 PM
ah man, those spider man toon figures look SO. AWFUL.


They're in the style of the toon. Which doesn't say much for the toon. :(

i dunno... they're a departure from the toon. it looks like they tried to make them a bit more realistic looking than the highly stylized animation design. and failed. personally i like the design they've come up with for the series, and these look not dissimilar to crap.

El Chuxter
01-14-2008, 11:47 AM
I would buy the Marvel/Transformers crossover figures if one were an Unleashed statue of black-garbed Spidey tying up Megatron.

JediTricks
01-14-2008, 05:45 PM
Wow, Animated Spider-Man figures look like Animated Butt. And all 3 Spidey figs have accessories recycled from Hasbro's SM3 movie line, classy!

RooJay
01-15-2008, 01:35 AM
I would buy the Marvel/Transformers crossover figures if one were an Unleashed statue of black-garbed Spidey tying up Megatron.

Man, and I thought Japanese toys were kind of pervy...
;)

General_Grievous
01-15-2008, 04:30 PM
That cartoon Venom looks way too top-heavy.

Beast
02-01-2008, 02:36 PM
Thanks to Discogod from UK Toyfair. Here's some more teases of the Fin Fang Foom Hulk wave. This is the first time we're seeing images of what was classed as Wave 1. I have to say, they all look pretty damn good. Can't wait for Toy Fair. :D

Fin Fang Foom
Hulk: The End
Savage She-Hulk
Absorbing Man
Wendigo

El Chuxter
02-01-2008, 03:03 PM
Those actually look nice. However, I can't tell any difference between the ToyBiz Wendigo and this one.

Beast
02-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Those actually look nice. However, I can't tell any difference between the ToyBiz Wendigo and this one.
Other than being vastly different and having a tail?

What we got wasn't even Wendigo.

It was the Snowbird or Exiles Heather Hudson version of Sasquatch.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
02-01-2008, 11:55 PM
Finally, HULK ML LINE PICS!! About time. I'm looking forward to this line, especially that figure for Hulk: The End as that comic was superb. I can't wait to see more of these figs! :thumbsup:

evenflow
02-02-2008, 07:37 AM
That FFF is actually someone's custom. I am not sure why Hasbro would use a xustom in their promo pics but it is def. a custom.

http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=217725#217725

Beast
02-02-2008, 10:10 AM
That FFF is actually someone's custom. I am not sure why Hasbro would use a xustom in their promo pics but it is def. a custom.

http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=217725#217725
My guess is simple miscommunication. They probably didn't have their version ready for photography when they had to get the UK Retailer Catalog together. So the marketing department used an available picture, unaware that it was a custom. It's no biggie, since all it was meant to do was to show retailers what was coming.

Beast
02-14-2008, 04:30 PM
Big news. It appears that Hasbro is doing a Ka-Zar, Shanna, and Zabu box-set. It may be exclusive to San Diego Comic Con, as the figures will debut there. They've even gotten Frank Cho to design the box art for the 3-Pack. :thumbsup:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka-Zar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanna_the_She-Devil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zabu

You can see the 2 Box Flaps so far here. The other art will be up soon. :)

http://www.apesandbabes.com/frankchoforum/viewtopic.php?t=3930&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

You guys are probably wondering what these art are from. Hasbro recently hired me to do the box art for their massive action figure toys, which will contain Shanna, Kazar and Sabu.

These two are the art for the box flap.

The front will have a massive art by me with all three figures, Shanna-Kazar-Sabu.

I have to rescan the Shanna-Kazar-Sabu art and will give it to Ugo to post later.

This Hasbro action figure will debut in San Diego Comicon.

Frank Cho wrote:

GAAAAAAAAHHHH! I hate religious conservative nut jobs.

Everything was approved by all departments and the product on the fast track. Until some ultra-conservative VP at Hasbro saw the Shanna box art by me. She flipped out and ordered the art department to cover Shanna up.

On the box art, Shanna is now wearing a leather skirt. While the plastic action figure inside will be wearing a leather bikini.

This has to be a record for me. I did 3 covers/art in row and all 3 were censored or altered.

Don't worry, I'll post the uncensored Shanna box art this weekend.

RooJay
02-15-2008, 01:50 AM
Thanks to Discogod from UK Toyfair. Here's some more teases of the Fin Fang Foom Hulk wave. This is the first time we're seeing images of what was classed as Wave 1. I have to say, they all look pretty damn good. Can't wait for Toy Fair. :D

Fin Fang Foom
Hulk: The End
Savage She-Hulk
Absorbing Man
Wendigo

Uggh! Need...articulation! These are, unfortunately, not Marvel Legends.


Those actually look nice. However, I can't tell any difference between the ToyBiz Wendigo and this one.

ToyBiz never made a Wendigo figure. I remember seeing a mention by Jesse Falcon or someone, somewhere online that the Sasquatch variant could be a stand-in for Wendigo if one wanted, but the figure was obviously not designed with that character in mind and was nothing more than the white version of the Sasquatch character, which in the comics was actually Snowbird in Sasquatch form. Wendigo was a completely different animal. Beast is right.

Beast
02-16-2008, 05:18 PM
From Marvelous News:

Marvel Legends
-Marvel Legends Wave 5, the one with Spiral is coming just may be a bit delayed
-New Marvel Legends 2-Packs coming consisting of 2 waves for a total of 8 different 2 packs. In these 2-packs we will see Ultimate Captain America and Ultimate Nick Fury with alternating hands and heads. Elektra and Ronin, with a chase variant featuring a Skrull version of Elektra. Also, expect to see more army builders in these 2-Packs
-Hasbro has confirmed that the Shanna-Kazar-Sabu Boxset will be coming out as an SDCC 2008 Exclusive.

Spider-Man Classics
-Hasbro announced that the Spider-Man Classics line is coming back with a mix of heroes and villains and in 6" scale and will begin with Movie figures in the Spring. August 1st will mark the switch from movie to classic comic book style including Spidey villain Tarantula.

Hulk Classics
-The long rumored Fing Fang Foom waves are finally confirmed. You can Build your own Fing Fang Foom across 2 waves of Hulk Classics Lines but you will ALSO have a chance to buy Fing Fang Foom on his own as an SDCC 2008 Exclusive limited to a run of just 2,008 figures!

Wolverine, X-Men
-Hasbro announces that we can expect to see more X-Men and Wolverine figures in 2009 to go along with the Wolverine movie

Super Hero Squad
-24 2-Packs this year including Shang-Chi, Crossbones and more
-Boxsets coming including a Winter Soldier boxset, Champions boxset and Defenders boxset

Mighty Muggz
-Captain America coming
-SDCC 2008 Exclusive Iron Man Movie Figure

Transformers Crossovers
-Marvel Transformers and Star Wars Transformers line will merge into a single line called "Transformers Crossovers"

SDCC 2008 Exclusives (recap)
-Marvel Legends the Shanna-Kazar-Sabu Boxset confirmed as an SDCC 2008 Exclusive.
-A limited run of 2,008 Fing Fang Foom Build-A-Figures will be available as an SDCC 2008 Exclusive.
-Mighty Muggz SDCC 2008 Exclusive Iron Man Movie figure announced.
Pics: http://tf08.superherotimes.com/showgallery.php?cat=512

Beast
02-16-2008, 06:19 PM
More and better pics of the Marvel Legends stuff here...

http://www.thefwoosh.com/pics/index.php?cat=224

General_Grievous
02-17-2008, 04:58 PM
Man, the Hulk movie line doesn't look too good.

http://tf08.superherotimes.com/showgallery.php?cat=538

And the Emil Blonsky (at least I'm assuming it's Blonsky...it bears a resemblance to Tim Roth) figure looks orange.

Beast
02-18-2008, 08:15 PM
First pics of the Skrull Elektra and Ronin Variant 2-Pack...

http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=2008_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FMarvel_Legends%2F2-Packs&pic=00_ElektraVariant.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0

http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/index.php?mode=view&album=2008_Toy_Fair%2FHasbro%2FMarvel_Legends%2F2-Packs&pic=00_RoninVariant.jpg&dispsize=600&start=0

Beast
02-19-2008, 10:10 AM
Hasbro let slip some of their plans for the Wolverine movie in 2009.

During Toyfair, I represented my company to take some photos for personal retail uses. No - there was no Wolverine movie figures, so what am I babbling about?

We're a "pretty big" toy company, and we had two Hasbro Staff guiding us through our "tour"... During the Marvel Section, we asked if they knew anything else about the Marvel line apart from what was shown (And they were great items shown. If you haven't seen it, pop over to a fansite and have a look). I was told several things about Iron Man, Hulk and the general Marvel Line. But what I was surprised to be told was - details about the Wolverine line in 09! And I would have thought they wouldn't have had the lined planned - with the production JUST begginning - The following is the EXACT talk on the Wolverine Line only.

HR(Hasbro Representatives) : And yeah, we also have a line for the upcoming Wolverine Movie. It's slated to release around April, but with such a long time gap, I'm guessing there'll be some changes.

ME (Well, Me... ) : Do you know any specifics on this line? Will it be Marvel Legends scale? Or slightly larger like the Spiderman and Fantastic Four Movie Figures?

HR : They are going to fit into a "movie selection" (I'm presuming - bigger).

ME : Do you have any idea on which characters are planned to make a debut? or even anything on the movie itself?

HR : Sorry, we are not in the position to transfer any spoiler information, but we CAN give out some of our line's characters. Obviously, we have Wolverine - the Star character, and the co-stars, Sabertooth, Silver Fox and the Silver Samurai. We're also going to make figures of Gambit, Toad, The Blob, Stryker and Psylocke.

ME : Do you know anything else about this line?

HR : There isn't much that we ARE in the position to disclose, except that these figures are slated to hit around April next year - and that they are looking at the ML prices. However, with the world changing ever so fast, things might change - Afterall, we still do have one whole year to go.
http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=296240

RooJay
02-21-2008, 02:49 AM
I noticed that Marvel Toys and their awesome Legendary Comic Heroes line are conspicuously absent from Toy Fair. Does this mean bad news? say it ain't so!:cry: The line seemed like an instant sell-out at retail, near as I could tell. There are so many other awesome characters and properties to do!

El Chuxter
02-21-2008, 08:15 AM
I've read from a couple of sources that the line is cancelled after Wave 2.

RooJay
02-21-2008, 08:49 AM
I've read from a couple of sources that the line is cancelled after Wave 2.

WHA?!!! No Mott the Hoople, no Mr. Gum or It Girl?! No Red Sonja?! No Cyblade, Heatwave, Velocity and Impact? No Dart, Rapture, Barbaric or Mighty Man? No Big Guy BAF?! No Psi-Judge Anderson, Sin City Dwight or Miho, No Invincible, Mighty Man, Allen the Alien or Atom Eve?!!!!

...say it ain't so...:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: :cry::cry::cry:

Beast
02-21-2008, 10:01 AM
It's so. Jesse officially announced over at TNI that it's dead.

Rocketboy
02-21-2008, 11:40 AM
The line seemed like an instant sell-out at retail, near as I could tell. Most of 'em peg warmed around here. The only one I've never seen is Marv.

darthvyn
02-21-2008, 01:20 PM
No Cyblade, Heatwave, Velocity and Impact?

i might've gone for them if they were more along the lines of quality as ripclaw and less along the lines of stryker...


No Dart, Rapture, Barbaric or Mighty Man?

i would've bought those in a heartbeat.


No Big Guy BAF?!

funny, i thought of him as a perfect fit for a BAF the other night...


No Psi-Judge Anderson, Sin City Dwight or Miho, No Invincible, Allen the Alien or Atom Eve?!!!!

i would've bought almost all of those in a heartbeat as well. i have no love personally for the judge dredd comics, but the figures have been part of the highlights of both series, so i would've welcomed another to the fold.

i've had a few "dream lineup" series mostly involving the savage dragon/invincible universes...


Most of 'em peg warmed around here. The only one I've never seen is Marv.

i only saw drips and drabs of series 2. series 1 was readily available for me earlier, but by the time i was hooked on building PITT i couldn't find all the figures. so i recently bought a case of each series and triumphantly put together PITT and monekyman on tuesday. they're freakin' awesome.

EDIT: does anyone know of a good type of action figure stand that fits ML/LCBH type foot holes? i'd like to be able to get dressed in the morning without knocking my figures off the top of my dresser...

El Chuxter
02-21-2008, 01:31 PM
I still think they'd have done better if the waves were more targeted along certain themes, and especially if they included comic books.

I mean, correct me if I'm wrong, but guys like Superpatriot and Dart have been out of the public consciousness for a pretty long time now. You can't expect the average Wal-Mart customer to buy them, especially if the BAF is a character like PITT who's been MIA almost as long.

darthvyn
02-21-2008, 02:06 PM
I still think they'd have done better if the waves were more targeted along certain themes, and especially if they included comic books.

probably. especially if packed in with a comic, but it would've definitely broken the $12 barrier to have a BAF piece AND a comic. that would've made it prohibitive to the casual buyer.

i think the mix-n-match waves had to do with a the risks of putting your money on a startup franchise. if erik larsen had said yes to an entire line of savage dragon toys in series 1 and it tanked, we would've ended up with only one series. i bet it was a bit of trepidation on both the licensee and the licenser. the compromise was that no one licenser would make or break the line. i think they did a good job with the licenses they got as i broke it down over at comics-database (http://www.comics-database.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1059&p=2899#p2890).


I mean, correct me if I'm wrong, but guys like Superpatriot and Dart have been out of the public consciousness for a pretty long time now.

insofar as they never were in the public conscious, then yes, you are correct. i mean, sure, they're pretty front-and-center characters in savage dragon, but they're not icons like spider-man and the hulk. they just don't have (and never had) that kind of recognition. if you mean they've not been actively portrayed in the funnybooks for a pretty long time now, then no, incorrect.


You can't expect the average Wal-Mart customer to buy them, especially if the BAF is a character like PITT who's been MIA almost as long.

true, PITT is basically lost to the sands of time at this point, but i guarantee that most people seriously considered buying all of wave 1 based on a few random buys simply to finish him. that's what i did.

do we have a separate LCBH thread, or is it worthless to split this out seeing as how the line is dead anyway?

El Chuxter
02-21-2008, 02:30 PM
I stand corrected. I didn't realize Superpatriot and Dart were still major players in Dragon.

I dropped it years ago, when I stopped collecting. I'd really like to get back into it (it was close to the most fun you can have with your clothes on), but the paperbacks aren't especially easy to find, and Larsen seems to have given up on reprinting them. Given the size of the TPB market, that seems like an odd decision, especially since he's EIC of Image now and can do what he wants.

Dragon, the first Shadowhawk miniseries, and the first 12 issues of Spawn are pretty much all the early Image stuff that's worth remembering at this point. I don't care how many times they try to rescusitate Cyberforce or Youngblood, it doesn't make the early issues suck less.

darthvyn
02-21-2008, 03:11 PM
I dropped it years ago, when I stopped collecting. I'd really like to get back into it (it was close to the most fun you can have with your clothes on), but the paperbacks aren't especially easy to find, and Larsen seems to have given up on reprinting them. Given the size of the TPB market, that seems like an odd decision, especially since he's EIC of Image now and can do what he wants.

prepare to stand corrected again:

http://savagedragon.com/shop/sdtp1.htm

that's the link to buy the first TPB volume. the rest follow the title "baptism of fire" in the bottom.

El Chuxter
02-21-2008, 03:25 PM
A'ight, take out the Superman and Hellboy crossovers, as well as the "Companion" book. That leaves ten paperbacks (and I doubt Dragonbert and SuperPatriot collect any of the ongoing series).

Do you mean to tell me that those ten (or, more likely, eight) paperbacks collect the entire series?

If nothing else, he's been lax about releasing new ones for a while. Not like Marvel, where something is in paperback the month after the last issue is released.

I'd love to read the entire series, but tracking down all the issues would take ages.

Though Wikipedia tells me there's a hardcover collection in the works, a la Invincible (which I also still need to check out).

darthvyn
02-21-2008, 03:44 PM
no, the entire series is not collected, though he's been slow with new issues recently due to his EIC role. i think we got maybe 5 issues last year if that. so new TPB's will be slow coming since they require a certain amount of issues to be collected in order to make money off the thing.

RooJay
02-22-2008, 05:54 AM
Though Wikipedia tells me there's a hardcover collection in the works, a la Invincible (which I also still need to check out).

Invincble: Hands-down, the BEST Superhero book on the market right now. Reads best in trades, however. Would've made for some frikkin' wicked Legends-style figures too...:cry:

Beast
03-21-2008, 09:00 PM
First picks of the SDCC exclusive Savage Land 3-Pack has been release. I have to say it looks pretty cool. Love Ka-Zar and Shanna. Zabu looks a bit odd, but I still like the trio. Guess I'll have to snag one of these off HTS. :)

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11398

Found a larger pick at Cool Toy Review:

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/toys2008/Savage-Land.jpg

RooJay
03-22-2008, 04:48 AM
Wow, that's actually not bad. I mean, sure the Zabu is just a repaint of the Sigma 6 tiger that came with Stormshadow and the (surprisingly, fantastically sculpted) Shanna is missing all sorts of articulation that would've marked her as an actual Marvel Legends figure, but if the finished pieces turn out looking as good as in that pic...I might actually not be completely done with what Hasbro is trying to pass off as Marvel Legends after all!:thumbsup:

Seriously, that sculpt on Shanna really pulls off the Frank Cho look pretty damned well. (Of course, Frank Cho's version of Shanna didn't seem to be the one that was hooked up with Ka-Zar, but it's all good.)

Beast
03-22-2008, 11:55 AM
Honestly, I'm happy that Shanna doesn't have the typical ML articulation. I think it really makes female figures especially look bad. So I prefer Hasbro's articulation for females. And Ka-Zar looks great also. A pretty nice 3-Pack, all around.

evenflow
03-22-2008, 12:13 PM
I like the set, looking forward to getting it.

BlueSnags
03-23-2008, 01:44 AM
That Shanna is the first Hasbro Marvel figure I've liked. Will probably pick this up at SDCC.

-Snags

plasticfetish
03-25-2008, 10:12 PM
Iron Man figures are turning up. Picked up the "Iron Man (Mark 03)" figure at Target. Photos and a review to come... over at actionfigs.com ;)

(Short review: shabby, with bad paint and little thin wrists that look like they'll break soon. Hasbro should honestly be embarrassed by the quality of this toy.)

Edit: Okay, photos here...

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=2979

JediTricks
03-26-2008, 02:12 AM
Wow, that's a bummer, I'm not totally surprised though.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
03-26-2008, 10:00 AM
I picked up all of the Iron Man figs and I think they're pretty solid. Then again, I need to open my extra Mark 3 and Iron Monger....

And I spotted the new Spidey Unleashed today: Doc Ock and Black suited spidey. I don't buy that line, but they looked pretty awesome together. :thumbsup:

jedi master sal
03-26-2008, 02:47 PM
I was going to pick this line up, but there is something seriously wrong with the design. Now I don't know if it's the movie design, or Hasbro's interpretation of it into a toy. It reminds me though of a metal skeleton, not powerful at all. The arms and especially the legs are WAY to thin. To streamlined and not enough "muscle" looking for my tastes. Yes, I know, they wanted to update it for today. But I gotta say, I'm starting to get real sick and tired of directors/producers fooklin (new word I'm trying to coin - combo of the "f" word and fooling) around with long established characters/brands/etc. There are PLENTY of established Iron Man armor costumes to choose from and any number of them would have been great for the movie. Instead we get this super stylized sleek, robotic armor with not real sense of power.

Granted, again I haven't seen the movie, but I know what the comic book Iron Man's capabilities are, and the movie version just doesn't say that to me.

Sadly I think the only thing I'll get from the IM line is the Marvel Heroes. The figs can stay on the pegs. Sad, really sad, as I had planned on spending a couple hundred on the line. Oh well, more I'll be saving this year.

-Sal

mabudonicus
03-26-2008, 04:38 PM
Personally I think it looks pretty good- once they got past the "steam powered" cast-iron suits in the Early days, the suit was pretty streamlined- for a good bit of the silver age. the suit was a kind of micro-mesh that had some kind of magnetic business built in so it could be made to "lock" and make it invulnerable, IIRC

Iron Man should be kinda scrawny, I always thought- I could kick Liefeld in the #### right now
:beard: Iso&Baws
I have NO problems with that toy, but the gun is silly as heck

Beast
03-29-2008, 03:05 PM
Yeah, the figures look pretty movie accurate to me. Anyway....

The future Iron Man figures are showing up on Wal-Mart's computer systems.
No guarentee that they will actually be released. But likely...

IM GOLD MARK I SUIT UPC 65356935894
IM HEAVY ARTILLARY I UPC 65356935849
IM DEEP SEA ARMOR UPC 65356935848
IM TORPERDO ARMOR UPC 65356934610
IM SATELLITE ARMOR UPC 65356934612
IM STEALTH ARMOR UPC 65356934615
IM WAR MACHINE UPC 65356935905 (Different UPC from Wal-Mart Exclusive)
IM INFERNO ARMOR UPC 65356935907
IM SUBTERRANEAN ARMOR UPC 65356935908
IM CLASSIC IRON MONGER UPC 65356935847
IM IRON MOGER UPC 65356935904 (Different UPC from current Iron Monger)
IM AF TITANIUM MAN UPC 65356929740
IM STEALTH OP SUIT UPC 65356929262
IM CAPT AMERICA ARMO UPC 65356934611

plasticfetish
03-29-2008, 06:11 PM
Yeah, the figures look pretty movie accurate to me. Anyway....For the record, I like the suit design, and think that Hasbro's done a good job of getting the look right. It's the build quality for what's basically a kid's toy (which is why it should be built so much better), that I'm not impressed with. The paint on our Mark 03 looks like it was done by a drunk with an old bottle of nail polish. It's sloppy.

The "Prototype" version also managed to find its way into our house yesterday, and it's actually much better than the Mark 03. Paint's not perfect, but it's way more consistent all over. On the whole I think it's a cool toy. Of the two I'd say the Prototype is a much better buy.

You know though... after having played around with McFarlane's new Halo Master Chief figure, it's a bit hard to get all excited about these. Doesn't seem that Hasbro put their heart into this line. I expected better from them.

darthvyn
03-29-2008, 09:40 PM
IM CAPT AMERICA ARMO UPC 65356934611

weird... i guess a "red white and blue" redeco?

Beast
03-29-2008, 10:12 PM
weird... i guess a "red white and blue" redeco?
Yeah, it's from the What If? Civil War book that came out a while back.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_War_(comic_book)#What_If.3F

plasticfetish
03-30-2008, 01:59 AM
Kind of like that idea. Be interesting to see how it turns out.

-----

So, put pics of the "Prototype" figure up at the ActionFigs.com Database...

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=2980

...and got a good look at the Mark 01 suit, and Iron Monger with "Fist Smash" (or whatever it's called) tonight as well. I'm probably going to just have to admit that the Mark 03 is a dog, but I like the rest. Though I didn't buy it (yet), the Mark 01 looks really fun in person, and so does the Iron Monger figure... though I'll probably hold out for the "Opening Cockpit" version.

plasticfetish
04-03-2008, 02:10 AM
Okay, here's my review of the Iron Man "Mark 03" figure...

http://reviews.actionfigs.com/showproduct.php?product=79

Anyone else open any of these toys yet?

darthvyn
04-03-2008, 03:05 PM
i would open them if i had the time to find them, or the money to buy them if i found them, or they were in stores near me yet since i'm in NY and that's apparently the butt-end of the toy distribution chain.

i'll be opening them in about half a year, i suspect.

Phantom-like Menace
04-15-2008, 09:36 AM
Let speculation begin:

http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48876

Some excerpts:


Hasbro has stated that their marketing department has decided NOT to move forward on either of these lines [HML4 & Icons 5 & 6] as they were previously solicited.
THEY DID NOT SAY ANYTHING SPECIFIC ABOUT EITHER OF THE LINES BEING CANCELLED IN THEIR ENTIRETY.

BlueSnags
04-15-2008, 01:29 PM
I wouldn't be surprised to see this line cancelled.

-Snags

plasticfetish
04-15-2008, 05:41 PM
I'll just cross my fingers and hope that Hasbro is looking to re-invent this line a little. Maybe try to win back a few of the fans (including me) that they've lost since taking ML over.

I can't see them dumping the line entirely, but who knows. The Marvel film lines may be enough for them right now... it's not like they don't have enough of them going.

Phantom-like Menace
04-15-2008, 06:00 PM
I figure personally that Hasbro is either going to completely change up the line such that it is radically different than previous MLs (different scale/style etc.), or they're just going to go with movie stuff. I can't be optimistic enough to assume things are going to get better. They probably figure ML's performance justifies going completely with 5" scale. You know, because that's the problem.:rolleyes:

Beast
04-15-2008, 06:07 PM
It's not cancelled. As the Incredible Hulk ML series is still going forward.

It's probably more with the fact that Marvel's Jesse Falcon is working with Hasbro now, and they're tweaking some things. We know Beast already went back for resculpting from that series. So we'll hopefully hear something at NYCC or SDCC.

Jesse Falcon's also teased a 3 3/4" line for this year also. Due to the high cost of oil, I can almost see them going with that scale as the 'Main Line' and keeping Marvel Legends as a wave or 2 a year instead. Much like how it used to be under Toy Biz.

Anakin Palpatine
04-15-2008, 07:45 PM
With the Legends line getting set back, DCU becoming a hot ticket item and the prospect of a new larger Falcon I think Hell is about to freeze over for toy collectors. Now if Hasbro rereleases the USS Flag, I'll crap my pants and lock myself in my basement.

RooJay
04-16-2008, 01:23 AM
Goodbye Marvel Legends! We will miss you!:sleeping:

plasticfetish
04-16-2008, 01:54 AM
Jesse Falcon's also teased a 3 3/4" line for this year also. Due to the high cost of oil, I can almost see them going with that scale as the 'Main Line' and keeping Marvel Legends as a wave or 2 a year instead. Much like how it used to be under Toy Biz.Yeah, I think that's a really good, logical guess.

Beast
04-17-2008, 05:53 PM
Here's a sneak peek at some more of the upcoming Marvel Legends 2-Packs. The Mr. Fantastic/The Thing 2-Pack seems to just be a kitbash of the ML5 Mr. Fantastic with the Boxset's head. The Thing looks to be the recent ML Thing with possibly a new head and more detailed paint job. I really like the Wolverine and Forge set though. Though it's a shame it's not Wolverine and Jubilee.

Phantom-like Menace
04-17-2008, 11:59 PM
Very nice! I'm going to need to buy Elektra/Ronin for Ronin, Wolverine/Forge for Forge, and I might get Reed/Thing purely because I didn't like that the last Mr. Fantastic was permanently stretched out. I have no need for Ultimate figures of any kind.

It would figure they're making Forge. I was getting everything ready to make a custom of him for a friend, and now that's kind of unnecessary.

RooJay
04-18-2008, 02:26 AM
So I don't get it...why are they releasing the two packs, but not series 5 and 6? I mean aside from the fact that they suck.
I also notice that a few of the online retailers, at least, also list series 4 as being canceled...

Beast
04-18-2008, 09:52 AM
Series 5 and 6 was never even announced. All we saw from 5 was Spiral. Nothing is officially cancelled. Hasbro has simply said they're not going ahead with the assortments as originally solicited. Some of the figures may have been moved into 2-Packs. The line-ups could be changing even. As for sucks, that's your opinion. I really have liked what Hasbro has been offering. Especially Series II and III.

Beast
04-18-2008, 11:41 AM
News from Marvelousnews from NYCC:

2008 NYCC: Marvel Legends
by Jay in Marvel at 12:31 PM on 2008.04.18

James Bernet reports in live from the 2008 New York Comic with the following infomation.

Marvel Legends is cancelled?

NO! Of course not.

The Nemesis wave has been pushed back to December though and it is now a Walmart exclusive.

The Red Hulk/Spiral/Adam Warlock/Union Jack/Silver Savage/Black Spider-Man/Wolverine Black wave is coming in September and will be a Target exclusive.

There will be 8 two-packs, all coming this Fall. 3 have not been revealed. Most of the two packs will come with interchangeable heads and hands.Several will also have variants. Larger box sets aren't practical at this time given the price points/cost of plastic/shelf space needed.

The revealed two packs are - Elektra/Ronin; Ultimate Classic Cap/Ultimate Fury; SHIELD Agent/Red Hand Ninja; Forge/Wolverine; Skrull/Kree

The articulation shown, including double jointed elbows, will match the actual released figures, unlike the Hydra goon that in the final release had a limited range of motion ball jointed elbow

The 2 upcoming Hulk/Fing Fang Foom waves will be widely distributed. The first wave is due in August with the second wave hitting shortly after in Septmeber/October.

The reason for the delay in waves we are currently experiencing is that Hasbro is still in a learning process with Marvel Legends. Due to some inventory overages, a reassesment of their marketing and distribution plan was necessary.

Also the rumors of Jesse Falcon and crew jumping ship to Hasbro aren't true. Jesse and Marvel continues to work closely with Hasbro on figure selection and design, including colors and articulation questions, but does not work for Hasbro.

IMAGES are being uploaded to our IMAGE GALLERY below as I type this.
http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11454

Beast
04-18-2008, 11:59 AM
So far, I'm liking what I'm seeing. Especially the 2-Packs.

And love that we're getting an X-Force version of Wolverine from Target.

Wish we'd get some news on Superhero Squad though. :D

Beast
04-18-2008, 03:14 PM
Some more news from Hasbro...

I've got some answers from the guys at Hasbo to some of the questions asked.

The blonde head does indeed go with Ronin. It's Clint Barton. I asked if he would fit neatly onto the SHIELD held for some more agents and he said he and Forge's head should, though he didn't know that it would be a perfect fit.

The card for the Hulk waves show the wrong price point. Each figure will retail for $14.99, not $19.99.

Sunfire is an online Hasbro Toy Shop exclusive, though Wizard will also have a limited number to sell. The figure will be distributed in September, though he should go up for pre-order in a few weeks.

Red Hulk is the BAF for the Red Hulk wave.

Tarantula is not quite ready for display. He'll be shown at SDCC.

There will be 5 waves this year of Classic Spider-Man. Wave 3 is new to NYCC and waves 4 and 5 will be at SDCC

Anakin Palpatine
04-18-2008, 03:25 PM
Oh great another ultimate Green Goblin, The same venom will be released with the a differant looking emblem, an underwater Spider-Man. The greatest toy line of any comic line suddenly becomes a store exclusive series. How do you f-up Marvel Legends, oh wait you let Hasbro buy the rights. At least now you can get less articulation, crappier paint apps at a higher price point and a butt load of store exclusives. O.K. I'm done beating the horse. I have to go buy some Star Wars figures that should cost $5.00 for $7.00 oh and now the same for G.I. Joe. :whip:

Anyone want to join the anti-Hasbro movement? Oh wait I'm here.

Beast
04-18-2008, 05:03 PM
Would you like a little violin to accompany that post?

Anakin Palpatine
04-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Would you like a little violin to accompany that post?

LOL, yes, yes I would!

Don't get me wrong I'm excited for the "new" figs. and I understand all the talk about this sells and kids this and kids that. I'm just so tired of Hasbro wasting time and money to give us the same crap with a differant paint job. Every time I get into any line, Hasbro seems to come in buy it out and churn out crap.

Oh well, I guess I'll just fill in the holes until the fall.

BTW, thanks for all the info Beast.

Beast
04-18-2008, 06:12 PM
Not sure where they're giving the same crap with a different paint job. There was a lot of good stuff shown today at NYCC. While I hate exclusives, it somewhat makes sense. It keeps the retailers happy, and allows Hasbro to have 3 different ML series hitting close to each other without one series being hurt by any figure danglers from other series. Plus hopefully we'll see the 3 3/4" line at SDCC.

Beast
04-18-2008, 07:47 PM
More news from NYCC:

I spoke to the Hasbro rep, a very nice guy from marketing named Scott, and asked him another round of questions.

First, some good news regarding the last wave of Icons which includes Colossus, Nightcrawler, Daredevil and Phoenix. He said that Hasbro is working on a distribution method, perhaps an exclusive to a retailer such as TRU. There are no plans at this point for any further waves of Icons though.

The third wave of Spider-Man 3 movie Super-Hero Squad did have a short distribution period due to timing. Some of the figures, like Kraven, may be worked back into future waves of the main line.

It is unknown yet whether the upcoming ML exclusives will have international distribution, but the Hasbro rep promised to reasearch it and let Jay know.

There are more new characters who be included in the Spider-Man Classics line. The ones in wave 4 and 5 will be revealed at SDCC, though Tarantula has already been disclosed.

The reason for the increased price point for the Hulk lines is primarily due to the large sizes of the figures and the subsequent need for more plastic. Also that Fing Fang Foom is huge!

They (Hasbro) decided to take the number of figures in the wave so that fans wouldn't be forced to buy 8 figures to get the Foom. They are going to try and work Valkyrie and Red King into future waves of ML, as they also are for Storm.

The molds for the runners-up of the Wizard contest have not been trashed. Hasbro will be looking to get those characters out to us one way or another in the future, there are no announcements as to specific plans at this point.

plasticfetish
04-19-2008, 01:57 AM
Steve has posted Marvel photos from NYCC over at actionfigs.com now...

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=3095

:)

Beast
04-19-2008, 11:24 AM
Steve has posted Marvel photos from NYCC over at actionfigs.com now...

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=3095

:)
Why does he have the Fin Fang Foom wave in the SHS area? Heh.

Oh, and the Marvel Legends A.O.A Sunfire is available on HTS now.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=820&SBR=452&ID=21740

plasticfetish
04-19-2008, 05:14 PM
Why does he have the Fin Fang Foom wave in the SHS area? Heh.You know how it is... obviously a lot going on (in general), and little time to sort things out right now.

-----

I will say, aside from a few things that seem a bit underwhelming (and stupid like the Transformers), I'm impressed by what they're showing. Paint detail seems much better, and most of the sculpts look really good. (I'm all over that Skrull/Kree set!)

...just hope the final product looks as nice.

plasticfetish
05-03-2008, 06:03 AM
I've added, and will continue to add, a bunch of Iron Man figure photos to the Database over at ActionFigs.com (http://www.actionfigs.com).

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=2975

Something of minor interest that I noticed the other day (don't think this has been mentioned here anyway), is that there are two versions of the (Super Fist Smash) Iron Monger figure going...

http://photos.actionfigs.com/showgallery.php?cat=2975

One with a red chest and eyes, and another with a blue chest and eyes.

JediTricks
05-04-2008, 05:35 PM
My guess is Hasbro either used poetic license with the red version, or the filmmakers changed the red design to blue late in the game and Hasbro had already started production.


These figures have totally dried up around here, I was lucky to get the prototype figure when I did, but have never seen anything but that and the Target exclusive.

plasticfetish
05-05-2008, 01:27 AM
My guess is Hasbro either used poetic license with the red version, or the filmmakers changed the red design to blue late in the game and Hasbro had already started production.No doubt. And now I see that the variant was mentioned at other sites...



These figures have totally dried up around here, I was lucky to get the prototype figure when I did, but have never seen anything but that and the Target exclusive.Funny, because most of the ones we have were driven up here (via grandparents) from down in Deoxy's neck of the woods. ;)

I haven't been out looking since the film dropped, but I know we had tons of figures around here before the 1st. Curious to see what's left now.

bigbarada
05-06-2008, 11:54 PM
I picked up the Mark 1 armored Iron Man and Iron Monger the other day and I really like these figures.

They're not perfect, but still extremely cool. I guess I have the red variant of Iron Monger, but that's the only version I saw in the store. I may go back and look for the other version and I wouldn't mind getting the one with the opening cockpit either. Iron Monger is cool! :thumbsup:

This is actually a first for me, because I had zero interest in this line until I saw the movie. So this is the first time that a single viewing of a film has completely turned me around on a toy line. Usually, I either have a pre-existing interest or if I'm not interested then I'm just not interested. But I felt that Iron Man was THAT GOOD of a movie to warrant me buying up some of the toys.

Honestly, Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and Batman have some big shoes to fill if they are going to live up to the standard set by Iron Man.

JediTricks
05-09-2008, 04:37 AM
I finally found the regular Mark 3 figure, Wal-mart (not local to my area, but tons of 'em by Deoxy so that explains that). I had to be UNBELIEVABLY choosy about my IM, the paint was so bad on most of them that it was downright insulting. I picked one that had flaws but overall looked good, and didn't notice missing paint on the elbow piece or that the left knee rivet was not shot all the way through the knee and the leg is all but useless. Friggin' Hasbro QC totally p*ssed me off, and the worst of it is, in some ways this figure isn't even as good as the Prototype one which has better paint, removable armor, and can get its legs close together for proper flying poses.

darthvyn
05-09-2008, 08:28 AM
in some ways this figure isn't even as good as the Prototype one which has better paint, removable armor, and can get its legs close together for proper flying poses.

the legs are no different between the mk2, mk3 and prototype figs. they're all the same parts.

i'm just upset i can swap out the prototype's head onto the mk3 body to have a fully-articulated movie IM with removable facemask.

oh, and i'm looking for the walmart exclusive "stealth operations suit" (read: war machine) fig, if anyone finds it. can't find it anywhere around me.

plasticfetish
05-09-2008, 03:06 PM
I finally found the regular Mark 3 figure, Wal-mart (not local to my area, but tons of 'em by Deoxy so that explains that). I had to be UNBELIEVABLY choosy about my IM, the paint was so bad on most of them that it was downright insulting.So... what? You're cruising my old neighborhood now, because Hollywoodland is too rough. ;)

Seriously, isn't the paint on those terrible?!?! Really is an insult, and mostly because that figure is the primary figure for the line. BTW, and I know that this goes against just about anything that I'd ever say, but in my mind the other IM figure (w/ removable mask and all that) is more fun.


oh, and i'm looking for the walmart exclusive "stealth operations suit" (read: war machine) fig, if anyone finds it. can't find it anywhere around me.You know, mine came from the Wal*Mart over by Deoxy's house, so maybe next time JT is cruising my old hood... ;)

JediTricks
05-09-2008, 06:24 PM
the legs are no different between the mk2, mk3 and prototype figs. they're all the same parts.The waist is the cause of the difference I'm talking about.


So... what? You're cruising my old neighborhood now, because Hollywoodland is too rough. ;)Uh... what? I'm saying there's no Wal-marts in most of Los Angeles, but plenty in Long Beach. I had to go to Duarte (which is near neither) to get IM figs.

This does remind me though, my friend lives in Las Vegas, and I figured out that where LA has a dozen post offices in 20 miles of me and just 1 WM, in Vegas it's exactly the opposite, a dozen WMs and 1 post office in 20 miles of him - that may say something about the 2 towns' priorities. :p


Seriously, isn't the paint on those terrible?!?! Really is an insult, and mostly because that figure is the primary figure for the line. BTW, and I know that this goes against just about anything that I'd ever say, but in my mind the other IM figure (w/ removable mask and all that) is more fun.The paint is shocking because it seems like with a figure that is just 3 colors - gold, red, and a few small silver accents - they should have been able to nail it, but instead they couldn't deliver a consistent quality. I would have forgiven the figure its paint sins - I chose mine as the best of the lot and it's not as bad as most - if the other problems the figure suffers weren't so heavy, bad QC and the crappy hands/wrists really bum me out.

I already agreed about the Prototype Armor (the one with removable mask and chest plate) being superior, but I'll also point out that it doesn't have bent legs from the tray the way the Mk 3 Armor fig suffers.


You know, mine came from the Wal*Mart over by Deoxy's house, so maybe next time JT is cruising my old hood... ;)The only times I'm in that area are when I'm GOING to her house. :p

Jedi_Master_Guyute
05-24-2008, 08:22 AM
Found the new Rhino and Shocker figs from the "new" Spidey line; they actually look surprisingly good. I've attached some pics I took with my camera phone. :thumbsup:

RooJay
05-28-2008, 12:52 AM
Those are the old Rhino and Shocker figures. Probably for the best - Hasbro just can't do 'em like ToyBiz used too...

Beast
05-28-2008, 09:30 AM
Those are the old Rhino and Shocker figures. Probably for the best - Hasbro just can't do 'em like ToyBiz used too...
Yeah, no paint slop, crappy plastic, or stuck joints.

RooJay
05-29-2008, 01:21 AM
Yeah, no paint slop, crappy plastic, or stuck joints.

Yeah, no. I personally haven't seen that problem with Hasbro's figures. I speak more of the overall quality of the designs and sculpts, and the execution of the finished product. They just can't seem to hold a candle to what ToyBiz's Marvel legends were. Glad to see that you're with me though!:thumbsup:

JediTricks
05-30-2008, 01:26 AM
No paint slop? Talk about a sliding scale here folks. At least Toy Biz had a lot of good paint apps, these Hasbro repaints have horrible paint AND it's still sloppy, it's just overall sloppy so it doesn't stand out the same way.

And Hasbro's plastic is crappy, it's just a different kind of crappy which leads to bent limbs and lesser joint designs.

plasticfetish
06-05-2008, 08:34 PM
Curious to know if anyone else has spotted this, but the (Iron Man) Iron Monger figure w/ "opening cockpit" is turning up.

Short review: It's a lot of fun, and well worth getting, especially if you haven't bought an Iron Monger figure yet.

JediTricks
06-07-2008, 02:32 PM
Rats, I want to find this figure, but this line is poorly representing in my area.

plasticfetish
06-07-2008, 07:11 PM
I'd just about given up, as no one has any Iron Man figures anymore. But then my local TRU put out a few new cases on the wall by the front door... next to the big Hulk display.

Beast
06-07-2008, 07:48 PM
Yep, same here. Saw a ton of the new figures at Toys R Us today. Check there, JT.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
06-07-2008, 09:18 PM
at my local WM where i work at the moment, they had a few of the Titanium Man and new Iron Monger figures a few days ago. The TM are now gone, but the Iron Monger is still there.

Beast
06-25-2008, 07:31 AM
New detailed pics of the upcoming 2-Packs are up on Cool Toy Review.

They look great. But since I only really collect X-Men, I'll just be getting Wolvie and Forge.

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Hasbro_Marvel_Legends_2Packs_115575.asp

JediTricks
06-28-2008, 04:52 PM
What the hell is going on with Ultimate Cap's mouth?!? And when did Mr Fantastic get so damned beefy? Seems like Hasbro's running out of gas already with this line.

DarthBrandon
06-28-2008, 08:48 PM
There was never anything in the tank to begin with. Mattel has my attention now with the DC Universe Classics line. Hasbro has really sunk this line IMHO & I don't think it will recover unless Toybiz gets it back.

Beast
06-28-2008, 10:39 PM
There was never anything in the tank to begin with. Mattel has my attention now with the DC Universe Classics line. Hasbro has really sunk this line IMHO & I don't think it will recover unless Toybiz gets it back.
Disagreed. Still happier with everything Hasbro has done over what Toy Biz did.

And keep wishing. Toy Biz getting the license back is never going to happen.

Toy Biz does not exist anymore. It was dissolved as a company.

plasticfetish
06-28-2008, 11:31 PM
Oddly enough, I've something nice to say about Hasbro and their handling of all things Marvel...

Picked up the "Target Exclusive" Hulk ML figure today (the one that comes in a plastic tube), and it's actually really well done. I haven't (and don't plan on) opened it, but the sculpt is cool and the paint seems really nice for Hasbro. $12.99 is a bit steep, but seeing as how it's the only "official" Hulk movie toy that I'll be buying, I decided to go for it.

Oh... and I saw some of the latest Iron Man figures, including the Iron Monger figure w/ "opening cockpit" and Titanium Man at Target as well. That Titanium Man figure is really fun also. So there... that's 2 nice things I've said about Hasbro. ;)

DarthBrandon
06-29-2008, 03:39 PM
Disagreed. Still happier with everything Hasbro has done over what Toy Biz did.

And keep wishing. Toy Biz getting the license back is never going to happen.

Toy Biz does not exist anymore. It was dissolved as a company.

Different strokes for different folks I guess. I won't keep wishing though, with the lack of product & less than stellar choices to choose from, I'll just save my cash for Mattel DC Universe products. Toy Biz not existing anymore will not change my mind on Hasbro though, they still put out product that lacks appeal IMHO. Lets not forget we hardly got anything worth buying this year & hardly anything at all. I think there has been three waves total so far that are not selling all that great. The first wave was a disaster IMHO & the next two were not that much better. I'll stick with Mattel for now until I see something that impresses me or someone else takes over the license for the better. You like I don't, can't change that; but I can save some cash for something better.:thumbsup::D

plasticfetish
07-02-2008, 02:59 AM
$12.99 is a bit steep, but seeing as how it's the only "official" Hulk movie toy that I'll be buying, I decided to go for it.Aaaand... then I saw a stack of them marked down to around $8 at Target yesterday. :rolleyes:

RooJay
07-02-2008, 03:24 AM
Oddly enough, I've something nice to say about Hasbro and their handling of all things Marvel...

Picked up the "Target Exclusive" Hulk ML figure today (the one that comes in a plastic tube), and it's actually really well done. I haven't (and don't plan on) opened it, but the sculpt is cool

I find that amusing to no end considering that that figure is actually almost completely a Toy Biz sculpt!

plasticfetish
07-02-2008, 03:48 AM
I find that amusing to no end considering that that figure is actually almost completely a Toy Biz sculpt!I'd assumed (not that I've given it much thought) that just about everything we've gotten from Hasbro has had something to do with Toy Biz. Which... hasn't prevented them from screwing up a lot of otherwise decent figures, but with this one I'm at least willing to say that they managed to go through the motions without blowing it.

Beast
07-02-2008, 09:03 PM
The Hasbro Marvel Q&A's have started up again. Some interesting news.
They're still denying and playing dumb about a 3 3/4" line. So probably at SDCC.

From Marvelous News:

The Hasbro Q&A Returns
by Jay in Marvel at 07:16 PM on 2008.07.02

Hasbro’s Q&A with the Marvel brand team members returns this month with a new batch of questions and answers. If you would like to submit a question for Hasbro to answer about their Marvel Line, head over to our FORUMS and post it for possible use in a future Q&A session.

MN: Will we be seeing “Punisher War Zone” movie figures?

Hasbro: There is no War Zone themed line in the works but there will definitely be plenty of Punisher products in some of the other Marvel lines.

MN: What scale will the “X-Men Origins Wolverine” figures be in?

Hasbro: X-Men Origins figures are on the 2009 plan which we aren't discussing yet. Simply because it's too early and there is a lot of information that is still subject to change.

MN: Why does it seem like it is so hard to get 6" Marvel Legends figures on retail shelves these days? We used to get a new wave on shelves every couple of months, but recently it seems like we've only gotten 2 waves in the last year or so. What do you attribute to this change?

Hasbro: Actually, there were 5 different 6" BAF waves in 2007. Three of which launched around October / November. So far, 2008 has been Legends light for two reasons. First, it took longer than expected to move through the 07 Legends inventory. Second, there is simply a lot of 6" Marvel product on shelf right now between Iron Man and Spider-Man. Once we hit August, there will once again be tons of new 6" Legends products on shelf. If you look at the pipeline, there are three different BAF waves and 10 different
2 packs planned between now and December.

MN: Will a new Marvel 3 3/4" line debut at SDCC this year?

Hasbro: Three and three what? Currently, we have no news on a 3.75" line.

From Raving Toy Maniac:

July 2008 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. Will we ever see any of the old, rare Toybiz Marvel Legends rereleased? Figures such as Deadpool, Dark Phoenix, and Juggernaut were shortpacked and the supply -NEVER- met the demand before the line went forward with other characters. These are popular characters that could still sell extremely well at retail, with minimal cost to Hasbro, since the tooling already exists.

Answer: You'll see a few of the "hard to find" Legends figures on shelves this fall... starting with the Skrull which was already revealed in New York this past April. You'll see at least one more re-release unveiled next month at Comic Con

2. Will we ever see the last waves of Marvel Icon figures on store shelves? (Daredevil, Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix, Nightcrawler, Colossus)

Answer: Yes. There are several retailers scheduled to carry these in Spring of 2009. Retailer Specifics and exact timeline will be revealed in just 4 weeks.

3. Are the 2 latest exclusive ML BAF series (Nemises and Red Hulk), going to be the last ML BAF series Hasbro will produce?

Answer: No - we just might show you a new one in San Diego!

4. Any more X3 figures planned? Still love to have that Angel and a Kitty Pryde (do Ellen
Page's award nominations help at all?)

Answer: At this point, it looks like the X3 movie figures are officially all done.

5. Is Marvel Legends 6 inch scale dead?

Answer: No, in fact, there are a couple of big Legends reveals just around the corner at SDCC!

From Action-Figure:

June Hasbro Marvel Q&A Answers!
Posted by Nomad on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Hasbro jumps back into the snarling pit-o-geeks to answer all the questions you are demanding answers to..which is usually..can we have dry brushing back? Please...

1. With the long absence of the Marvel Legends line from stores, can we expect anything new from the next wave in regards to articulation, paint applications, detail, etc?

HASBRO: Yes, lots of new news on this front. Check out the new 2 packs that feature lots of interchangeable heads, hands and accessories for starters. You'll also see lots of great detail and more double knees and double elbows featured in the upcoming BAF waves.

2. International fans have to resort to ebay prices to get Hasbro exclusives as well as ML retail exclusives. Will Hasbro set up a way for fans across the water to get their hands on the toys they love by the singles or by the case?

HASBRO: The Marvel Legends brand is available to all of our global retail partners across the world...but they each make their own decisions about what to carry in their stores based on regional popularity and preferences. We would encourage our international friends to stress to their favorite retailers that they should carry more Marvel product! Above and beyond that, HasbroToyShop.com coverage was recently extended throughout Canada. We are hopeful that this service will be available to many other countries soon.

3. On that same note, in the past with retail exclusives, we've had to get a variant figure to complete the build a figure. Not only is this difficult with scalpers, but from region to region, we don't get access to the same amounts of product (ie; Fantastic Four Legends never hit central NJ.) Will Hasbro provide a way for fans to buy full sets and singles of these waves, including the variants?

HASBRO: All variant figures in the BAF waves are packed with a duplicate BAF piece so that you don't have to track down the variant and you don't have to buy both. For example, in the upcoming Red Hulk wave, both the yellow and the black Wolverines will come with the same BAF piece. As far as the issue of regional differences goes, there are definitely some "hot beds" for Legends and they do move through more product. This isn't really a question of distribution as much as it is supply and demand. It's a decision that's made at the retail level depending on how fast a given product sells in their area.

4. Can you give us a sneak peek at what we will see at San Diego Comic Con?

HASBRO: Tons of stuff…pretty much everything from the 2008 line for all Marvel brands and possibly a couple of sneak peeks at early 2009. We can't get too specific here but we can share this one nugget of info - you'll see a brand new Legends BAF wave revealed at SDCC.

5. Last year, Hasbro released three series of Marvel Legends in the last few months of the year, causing fans to frantically hunt for their figures and put a serious hurt on their wallets all at once. In the future, can we count on Hasbro to space out these waves to make it more affordable for fans and at the same time, assure Hasbro that we can buy each entire series?

HASBRO: Wow, we usually hear that there isn't enough Legends product out there. There will again be a lot of new Legends out there in the back half of 2008 which we announced at Toy Fair in February and NYCC in April. We hope that collectors used the Legends light Spring season as an opportunity to save up a few extra bucks for their faves this fall! If it helps reduce the sting to the wallet, there are many retail websites where you can pre-order these items right now and therefore spread out the cost.

Umm...did Hasbro just teach us about pre-ordering figures? ~slowly ducks out of the room~

Beast
07-02-2008, 09:07 PM
From Action Figure Insider:

Hasbro’s July Marvel Q&A Answers
As we enter the home stretch toward SDCC 08 the Marvel Team from Hasbro updates us on the answers to our burning questions that AFI readers have posted in our forums:

Q1. What are the chances of a 3 3/4 Iron Man in the Hulk movie line? Are there more 3 3/4 figures planned for the Hulk movie line then we’ve seen so far?

A1) There are a couple of additional 3.75" Hulk movie figures that have yet to be announced.

Q2. Several of the Superhero Squad 2 packs released last year were extremely difficult to locate…especially Rogue/Gambit, Spidey/Kraven and Spidey/Vulture. Are there any plans to re-release any/all of these guys in an upcoming wave/set?

A2) We do have some plans to source some (but not all) of these again in 2009.

Q3. Will Marvel Legends singles return to all retailers or are they just going to be exclusive waves from now on until the line is phased out?

A3) For 2008, mass retailers will be carrying the Hulk Legends Fin Fang Foom Wave and the Legends 2 packs.

Q4. I’m new to the Marvel collecting (I’m a DC guy at heart, sorry Hasbro, besides, you get my cash from IJ and Star wars, so don’t feel to bad…) Seeing Fin Fang Foom is what converted me, I cannot wait to get him! (More money for you!) That leads me to my question; Toybiz Build a Figures are expensive on ebay (Apocalypse, Galatctus and the sentinel) what are the odds that they will be re released from the 12" Icons format?
And when might we see more X-Men like 90’s Jim Lee/Animated Jubilee and Jean Gray and hover chair Charles Xavier? Can you make Morph from the show, the new Forge/wolverine body is a great start!

A4) Hey, we all have our favorites, no need to apologize. Welcome to the Marvel Universe! We realize that these guys are still sought after by collectors. There is definitely a chance…make sure to tell your local retailers that this is something you’d like to see!

Q5. What is the status of the Wizard poll characters that didn’t win? FA Storm, Northstar/Aurora (hello 2pk!), Silver Samurai, etc? also, what is the status of the (Dark) Phoenix and Nightcrawler Icons? (HTS exclusives?)

A5) They are still in the archive awaiting a good home! AOA Sunfire will be available in a couple of months (he’s already available for pre-order) and at that point we’re hoping to kick off another installment of the Fan’s Choice. The Icons are already scheduled for a couple of retailers in Spring of 09…specific details and timelines will be disclosed at SDCC. As for the other characters, those names have definitely arisen in our character selection discussions…so there’s a strong chance you’ll see a couple of them.

You can find our past Q&A’s here. And you can discuss the answers at our Hasbro board.
From Kastors Korner:

Interview: Hasbro Answers Round 1 (7-2-08)
Written by Khalil
Jul 02, 2008 at 03:27 PM

Hasbro gave Kastor's Korner all kind of answers on Legends, Icons, hard to find TB Legends, and are we getting a 3.75 line? Read more inside

Kastor: What is the fate of the last 2 waves of Marvel Legends Icons?

Hasbro: Retailer's are on board to carry these in Spring 2009. Details on exactly where and when will be announced at SDCC.

Kastor: The Skrull is an example of re-releasing old Toy Biz figures that were hard to find in the upcoming Marvel 2-packs. Are there any plans to see other hard to find figures in the Marvel lines? Examples: Deadpool, Juggernaut, Dark Phoenix.

Hasbro: Glad you asked! We will be releasing at least 1 more hard to find classic in 2008. We'll have to ask you to wait for the details until SDCC.

Kastor: Any chance of seeing boxed sets with multiple characters? First Appearance X-Men, Exiles, the Invaders

Hasbro: Yes, The Savage Land multi figure box set will be available at SDCC.The box itself features original artwork by Frank Cho inside and out. Make sure to pick up Ka-Zar, Shanna and Zabu at Comic Con this July. Additionally, Legends 2 packs will be hitting mass retail in August.

Kastor: With a few exceptions, the sculpt and paintwork have been below par on the Marvel Legends line, even by mass-market standards. Collectors expect a certain level of detail and accuracy in their sculpts and are usually more discerning than children. Does Hasbro understand this, and what will they do to bring the Legends line up to snuff?

Hasbro: Collectors have a passion and a discerning eye for every aspect of their figures. So do we...and that's why we look forward to talking with collectors and fans at as many shows and events as possible. That said, we're in tune with likes, dislikes, and the general pulse of the Marvel Universe. On the subject of sculpts - fans have seen about 80% of the Fall 2008 line and the feedback has been all positive. On the subject of paint - we're trying to hard to manage the price / value relationship in the face of soaring energy prices. We could easily double or triple the amount of paint on every figure...but that would translate to higher prices per standard 6" figure. Legends are still the most articulated action figures on the market for the price...by far. If you compare to other similarly priced BAF's at retail you'll find more deco op's but only half the articulation. That's because these two attributes act as levers...as one goes up, the other has to go down. As the price of materials increase, the only way to maximize both is to take the price up again. Send us a follow up and let's discuss further in next month's Q&A?

Kastor: There have been mentions of some of the Indiana Jones, Hulk and G.I. Joe lines sharing some parts, is there any plan for those lines to share parts with the 3 3/4 line of Marvel Toys?

Hasbro: Is there a 3.75" Marvel line of toys?

Maradona
07-02-2008, 09:46 PM
The majority of the answers seemed to be "wait until SDCC."

plasticfetish
07-03-2008, 02:24 AM
On the subject of paint - we're trying to hard to manage the price / value relationship in the face of soaring energy prices. We could easily double or triple the amount of paint on every figure...but that would translate to higher prices per standard 6" figure.

Hmmm. How about just trying to do a clean job of using the few coats of paint that you do decide to use?

RooJay
07-03-2008, 02:41 AM
It almost sounds like they might have finally started listening to the fans regarding Marvel Legends (except for that part about how fans are 80% happy with what we've seen for fall - which websites are they visiting where they're getting that info?!) I am very cautiously optimistic that they might still be able to turn things around...though...do I even care at this point?

JediTricks
07-03-2008, 04:04 AM
Geez, they are cutesy coy with the 3.75" line answers, moreso even than SW brand team's anti-denials.

Beast
07-03-2008, 12:46 PM
Geez, they are cutesy coy with the 3.75" line answers, moreso even than SW brand team's anti-denials.
They probably want to make a big splash with it at SDCC.

Hopefully the articulation is like their other 3 3/4" lines.

Especially when Mattel's DC line features minimum articulation.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-03-2008, 11:45 PM
I saw that the Hulk Waves are popping up. Two questions:

1. Anybody have the UPC's for any figures? I'm gonna try to have my buddy order them for me at work.

2. is the Fing FAng Foom SDCC fig gonna be available at Hasbro's website like their past exclusives?

thanks in advance. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Beast
07-06-2008, 12:14 AM
1. No clue.

2. Probably. Bit it's just a big display box with the whole series in it.

Another Q&A, this time from Superhero Times:

Hasbro Marvel Q & A

SUPERHEROTIMES: Is there any chance we can get a Legends-sized Abomination from the Hulk film? Or any of the other characters based on the game such as a Legends-sized Bi-Beast?

HASBRO: There are no plans for a movie style Abomination in 6" scale at this point, but you can bet if there is an overwhelming reaction to the Hulk Legends line this fall that you will see more.

SUPERHEROTIMES: If the Hulk Legends waves do well at retail, we will see more of these waves alongside the regular Legends line?

HASBRO: Hulk is strongest there is! You can bet if these waves do well there will be plenty more Hulk on the way.

SUPERHEROTIMES: The Mighty Muggs series have proven popular with both vinyl and casual collectors. What will we be seeing in the future of this line? Our favorite here has been Venom, any plans for Carnage or perhaps the Juggernaut?

HASBRO: These little guys have picked up a huge following over the last few months and we have lots of fun stuff in store. However, there are some great reveals planned for San Diego Comic-Con, so we can't share too much until next month. Have you seen the exclusive SDCC Muggs? (see our Hasbro SDCC Exclusives Check List!) A special foil packaged Iron Man will be available at the Hasbro booth and a limited Peter Parker (with spidey sense tingling) will be available at the Diamond booth while supplies last. More mainline muggs will unveiled as well... including an always awesome devourer of worlds... who shall remain anonymous until then.

SUPERHEROTIMES: The Marvel Transformers Crossovers are remarkable. What characters can we hope to see in the future of this line?

HASBRO: The entire 2008 Crossover line will be on display in San Diego this July... but looking toward the future, there'll be plenty of great offerings.

SUPERHEROTIMES: The Superhero Squad line has always been a great performer at retail. Can we expect to see some more playsets for this line like the one we received for the Spider-Man line?

HASBRO: There is a Hulk and Spidey themed Gamma Lab Adventure on the way for Fall of 2008. We can't discuss our plans beyond 2008 just yet... but we can say that Squad will be even bigger in 2009! If you haven't heard, there is a brand new animated series on the way next year!

RooJay
07-08-2008, 12:45 AM
I have to admit - those Hulk Legends figures are actually pretty cool. They remind me of ToyBiz Legends only with better construction. True, a couple could use more articulation (an area where some of them actually surprise me in that they turned out more articulated than the prototypes seemed) to bring them back up to that level, but in general they seem like a big step up from what I've become used to in Hasbro Legends since about series 3. They even have really nice paint apps from what I could tell, and quite a bit of heft - which I hope is what accounts fro their $14.99 price point at Wal-Mart. All in all, they represent to me yet another reason to not finally discount Hasbro Legends completely. I'm really starting to think they may have actually learned from recent mistakes, and might actually be in the process of turning this ship around...

RUSHBOY
07-08-2008, 01:20 AM
I have to admit - those Hulk Legends figures are actually pretty cool. They remind me of ToyBiz Legends only with better construction. True, a couple could use more articulation (an area where some of them actually surprise me in that they turned out more articulated than the prototypes seemed) to bring them back up to that level, but in general they seem like a big step up from what I've become used to in Hasbro Legends since about series 3. They even have really nice paint apps from what I could tell, and quite a bit of heft - which I hope is what accounts fro their $14.99 price point at Wal-Mart. All in all, they represent to me yet another reason to not finally discount Hasbro Legends completely. I'm really starting to think they may have actually learned from recent mistakes, and might actually be in the process of turning this ship around...

I never even saw wave 1 of Hulk Legends but the other day at TRU they had wave 2 with savage grey hulk and absorbing man !!
:thumbsup:

RooJay
07-08-2008, 02:59 AM
I never even saw wave 1 of Hulk Legends but the other day at TRU they had wave 2 with savage grey hulk and absorbing man !!
:thumbsup:

Sorry, I suppose I should have specified - the Wal-Mart I was at had both 'assortments' on the shelves. The only figures missing were She-Hulk and Skaar; I assumed that both had simply sold out. Those pieces of Fin-Fang Foom are huge, too!

Beast
07-08-2008, 12:36 PM
The Hulk Legends line doesn't interest me that much.

But I will be getting the Wendigo for my X-Men collection. :)

DarthBrandon
07-09-2008, 07:34 PM
If the following list is true I'll be one happy camper if they are done right.
Rogue, Jean Grey, & Jubilee folks.


Marvel Legends Two Packs (Wave 1) Jul 2008
• Ultimate Nick Fury/Ultimate Captain America
• Forge/Wolverine
• Elektra/Ronin
• Skrull/Kree


Marvel Legends Two Packs (SDCC 08 Exclusive) Jul 2008
• Kazar/Shanna


Hulk Marvel Legends (Wave 1) Aug 2008
• The End Hulk • She-Hulk • Skarr, Son of Hulk • King Hulk


Marvel Legends Singles (Red Hulk Wave) –Target Exclusive Aug 2008
• Spiral • Adam Warlock • Union Jack • Silver Savage • Black Spider-Man • Wolverine(s)


Marvel Legends Two Packs (Wave 2) Sep 2008
• SHIELD Agent/Hand Ninja
• Mr. Fantastic/Thing
• Human Torch/Invisible Woman
• Pyro/Iceman


Marvel Legends Singles (Online Exclusive) Oct 2008
• AOA Sunfire


Hulk Marvel Legends (Wave 2) Oct 2008
• Absorbing Man • Doc Samson • Wendigo • Savage Grey Hulk



Marvel Legends Singles (Nemesis Wave) –Wal-Mart Exclusive Dec 2008
• Tigra • Black Bolt • Punisher • Dare Devil • Beast • Nova



Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 1) Dec 2008
• Thunderbolts (Swordsman/Penance/Venom/Radioactive Man/Songbird)
• Classic X-Men (Cyclops/Angel/Beast/Iceman/Marvel Girl)


Marvel Legends Singles (Strong Guy Wave) Jan 2009
• Rogue • Silver Samurai • Gladiator • Spider-Girl • Winter Soldier • Gray Gargoyle


Marvel Legends Two Packs (Wave 3) Feb 2009
• Cyclops/Jean Grey
• Havok/Polaris
• Multiple Man
• X-Man/Blink


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 2) Mar 2009
• New Warriors (Night Thrasher/Justice/Speed Ball/Dawkhawk/Namorita)
• Inhumans (Medusa/Crystal/Karnak/Gorgon/Triton)


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Online Exclusive) Apr 2009
• Alpha Flight (Snowbird/Guardian/Vindicator/Shaman/Sasquatch)


Marvel Legends Singles (Goliath Wave) May 2009
• US Agent • Silver Sable • Nitro • Jubilee • Maverick • Shang Chi


Marvel Legends Two Packs (Wave 4) May 2009
• Tony Stark/Maria Hill
• Dum Dum Dugan/ GW Bridge
• Captain America (Barnes)/Crossbones
• Hawkeye/Speed


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 3) Aug 2009
• New X-Men (Surge/Hellion/Dust/Mercury/Rockslide)
• New X-Men II (X-23/Prodigy/Anole/Pixie/Gentle)


Marvel Legends Two Packs (Wave 5) Sep 2009
• Exodus/Fabian Cortez
• Northstar/Aurora
• Cloak/Dagger
• Terrax/Nova


Marvel Legends Singles (Lockjaw Wave) Sep 2009
• Bastion • Storm • Kang • Ikaris • Sersi • Madame Masque


Marvel Legends Singles (Online Exclusive) Aug 2009
• Magneto


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 4) Nov 2009
• Masters Of Evil (Enchantress/Whirlwind/Klaw/Tiger Shark/Whiplash)
• X-Force (Warpath/Sunspot/Shatteredstar/Boomer/Siryn)


Marvel Legends Singles (DeathsHead Wave) –Target Exclusive Nov 2009
• Lilandra • Death Bird • Crimson Dymo • High Evolutionary • Puma • Lyja


Marvel Legends Singles (Sauron Wave) –Wal-Mart Exclusive Dec 2009
• Agent 13 • Darwin • Nighthawk • Stryfe • Tryphod Mary • Vulcan


Marvel Legends Singles (Thanos Wave) Dec 2009
• Mephisto • Ares • Wraith • Wolfsbane • Black Tom • Viper

TheRealDubya
07-09-2008, 08:23 PM
Marvel Legends Singles (Nemesis Wave) –Wal-Mart Exclusive Dec 2008
• Tigra • Black Bolt • Punisher • Dare Devil • Beast • Nova


I'd sure love it if they made this Punisher the Classic one (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.geocities.com/marvel_terror/punisher/punisherltd001.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.geocities.com/marvel_terror/punisher/punisher.html&h=493&w=325&sz=66&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=98YNQAWhe2OFRM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=86&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpunisher%2B%25231%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den% 26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3DN) from the 1980s

RooJay
07-10-2008, 02:12 AM
The shear quantity represented in that list makes it very suspect to begin with, but who knows...



Hulk Marvel Legends (Wave 1) Aug 2008
• The End Hulk • She-Hulk • Skarr, Son of Hulk • King Hulk

Hulk Marvel Legends (Wave 2) Oct 2008
• Absorbing Man • Doc Samson • Wendigo • Savage Grey Hulk

Those are actually out now (or else my local Wal-Marts have been getting special shipments from the future; although, as I recall something similar has happened in the past.)


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 1) Dec 2008
• Thunderbolts (Swordsman/Penance/Venom/Radioactive Man/Songbird)
• Classic X-Men (Cyclops/Angel/Beast/Iceman/Marvel Girl)

If true, I find it very unfortunate that they decided to go with that particular group of Thunderbolts - the original team is so much cooler.


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 2) Mar 2009
• New Warriors (Night Thrasher/Justice/Speed Ball/Dawkhawk/Namorita)
• Inhumans (Medusa/Crystal/Karnak/Gorgon/Triton)

Seriously...New Warriors without Firestar?! What are they smoking? Will I never get to reenact the adventures of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends?!
Major props for the Inhumans, though. I might even pick that one up even if they're all done in that unfortunate, poorly articulated, pseudo-Marvel Legends style Hasbro has been doing recently. On the other hand - maybe this will give them a chance to make amends for that crappy version of Black Bolt they've got coming...


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Online Exclusive) Apr 2009
• Alpha Flight (Snowbird/Guardian/Vindicator/Shaman/Sasquatch)

Come on?! No Puck?!! Again...what are they smoking?


Marvel Legends Singles (Goliath Wave) May 2009
• US Agent • Silver Sable • Nitro • Jubilee • Maverick • Shang Chi

No doubt this'll be the recently deceased version of Goliath we lost during Civil War. If they know what's good for them.


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 3) Aug 2009
• New X-Men (Surge/Hellion/Dust/Mercury/Rockslide)
• New X-Men II (X-23/Prodigy/Anole/Pixie/Gentle)

Yawn!


Marvel Legends Two Packs (Wave 5) Sep 2009
• Exodus/Fabian Cortez
• Northstar/Aurora
• Cloak/Dagger
• Terrax/Nova

Again - Yawn! for Exodus and Fabian, but Yippee! for the rest!


Marvel Legends Singles (Lockjaw Wave) Sep 2009
• Bastion • Storm • Kang • Ikaris • Sersi • Madame Masque

Oh, I suppose I could suffer owning a Bastion figure if it gets me a Lockjaw! I'm not sure how popular the others would be aside from Storm, but I personally dig the Eternals!


Marvel Legends Singles (Online Exclusive) Aug 2009
• Magneto

I skipped all the other Magneto figures - even the ones ToyBiz did - since they never seemed good enough to me (the first one was basically an Iron Man variant, having been a simple retool.) If they have any sense at all, they'll finally do the Master of Magnetism justice, and maybe then I'll finally pick him up.


Marvel Legends Box Sets: (Wave 4) Nov 2009
• Masters Of Evil (Enchantress/Whirlwind/Klaw/Tiger Shark/Whiplash)
• X-Force (Warpath/Sunspot/Shatteredstar/Boomer/Siryn)

A Masters Of Evil box set would have been a great excuse to give us a modern Zemo figure. Shame.


Marvel Legends Singles (DeathsHead Wave) –Target Exclusive Nov 2009
• Lilandra • Death Bird • Crimson Dymo • High Evolutionary • Puma • Lyja

There're some pretty cool figures in there, though not sure how excited the average consumer would get over that mix. I do love me some Puma, though! Interesting to note that DeathsHead would be the build a figure, and not High Evolutionary - of the two, the Evolutionary is almost always pictured as being the larger character.


Marvel Legends Singles (Sauron Wave) –Wal-Mart Exclusive Dec 2009
• Agent 13 • Darwin • Nighthawk • Stryfe • Tryphod Mary • Vulcan

Nighthawk would be very welcome in my collection, and maybe Typhoid Mary ("Tryphod Mary"?!), but the others make for a total snooze-fest. Good thing for me I'm not dying for a Sauron figure!


Marvel Legends Singles (Thanos Wave) Dec 2009
• Mephisto • Ares • Wraith • Wolfsbane • Black Tom • Viper

Thanos alone should make that wave a winner; not sure how well those characters would fare without him (although there are a few personal faves for me in that one.)

RooJay
07-10-2008, 02:14 AM
I'd sure love it if they made this Punisher the Classic one (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.geocities.com/marvel_terror/punisher/punisherltd001.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.geocities.com/marvel_terror/punisher/punisher.html&h=493&w=325&sz=66&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=98YNQAWhe2OFRM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=86&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpunisher%2B%25231%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den% 26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3DN) from the 1980s

If I'm not mistaken, this one is going to be the very poorly executed 'Tim Bradstreet' style version we've already seen as part of the Icons line. Unfortunately.

TheRealDubya
07-10-2008, 01:52 PM
If I'm not mistaken, this one is going to be the very poorly executed 'Tim Bradstreet' style version we've already seen as part of the Icons line. Unfortunately.

Hrrm. Boo.

Beast
07-11-2008, 05:56 PM
Hasbro Toy Shop's page for Sunfire has updated.

Originally the proto was shown molded in yellow plastic. But the new picture shows the final version being a clear yellow, which looks much more comic accurate. Now I really can't wait to get him. Here's comparison pics.


Marvel Legends A.O.A. Sunfire - $9.99
A HasbroToyShop.com Exclusive

Add this articulated, X-Men adversary action figure to your collection! Complete with a chiseled physique, black and gold-colored deco and angry grimace, it’s his multiple points of flame detailing on his shins, forearms, shoulder blades and hair that are this figure’s crowning glory. For play or display, this A.O.A. Sunfire figure in flight pose is a HasbroToyShop.com exclusive.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years

Phantom-like Menace
07-12-2008, 11:25 AM
These recent posts have mentioned two characters I'm big on getting, both of them fire-powered mutants. I'm ****ed AoA Sunfire is coming out since classic Sunfire is one of the biggest wants for me. Also, Firestar is big on my list of figures to get. I'd slap people important to me to get those two, but they just won't do it.

Beast
07-12-2008, 01:06 PM
These recent posts have mentioned two characters I'm big on getting, both of them fire-powered mutants. I'm ****ed AoA Sunfire is coming out since classic Sunfire is one of the biggest wants for me. Also, Firestar is big on my list of figures to get. I'd slap people important to me to get those two, but they just won't do it.
It's technically not just AoA Sunfire, but also 616 Sunfire as he appears now.

plasticfetish
07-19-2008, 05:15 AM
I have to admit - those Hulk Legends figures are actually pretty cool.I picked up The End Hulk and King Hulk the other day, and I also think that Hasbro is on the right track with these. I saw just about all of the figures from this series, minus She-Hulk and Absorbing Man, and each looks good.

The End Hulk is probably going to be my favorite from the lot. A great sculpt, and some really decent paint all around. The figures are sturdy, with rigid joints, and though they're using a harder hollow plastic, they still have a pretty good heft to them.

King Hulk is good, but not great. The paint is more simplistic, but it's not sloppy, which counts for a lot with me. Some of the costume details (right gauntlet) seem to be missing. I decided to flip the chest strap around so that it crosses the other way, and so the sword fits on his back a little better also.

At around $15 a pop, I'll probably be building my Fin Fang Foom very gradually, but I'm happy with what I've got so far.

JediTricks
07-19-2008, 03:17 PM
A friend sent me his Iron Monger v2 figure, as I had been searching and coming up empty. It's a pretty cool figure, looks like a better sculpt than the first version, and better paint and articulation. The pop-up head kinda works for me, and the sculpt there is very good. This one has a major flaw in the left hand though, it was cut incorrectly and the machine jammed the hinge part in anyway which left it angled and warped when it is used. Still, this is a cool figure.

Beast
07-22-2008, 06:27 PM
Marvel Q&A's with Hasbro are turning up again. Some great info.

From Toymania:

July 2008 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. Is $14.99 now the SRP for all Marvel Legends, or just the Hulk waves?

Answer: Just for the Hulk wave... which is due to the average size of the figures and the sheer size of FOOM!

2. Is the Signature Series dead? (Did the Mr.Fantastic & Human Torch ever get released in the Signature line?)

Answer: There are no immediate future plans to bring the Signature Series back in the mainline. Mr. Fantastic was available at Target last year, but the Torch was never released. What do you think? Should we bring these back? We look forward to reading the message boards about this one!

3. Are the Marvel Heroscape expansion figures still coming out?

Answer: We will send you an answer to this question soon!

4. Any chance of a Marvel Legends Iron Man wave to tie in to the movie's DVD release?

Answer: Nothing planned on this front, but you will see some brand new Iron Man figures in the single carded Legends line this fall. You'll see them 1st at Comic Con.

5. Any chance of a Superhero Squad boxset featuring the 90s X-Men Animated characters and designs (Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Rogue, Jubilee, Jean Grey, Professor X)?

Answer: There will be a cool new boxset coming out late in the Fall (at Toys R Us) that will feature an X-Mansion theme. It isn't specifically 90's, but it does feature Professor X, Kitty with Lockheed and 6 other X-Men faves. You'll get your 1st look at this one at SDCC this week!
From Cool Toy Review:

Hasbro's Marvel Comics Q&A: The Answers!
Posted by Curto on July 22, 2008 at 04:27 PM CST:
We've passed on 5 of your burning Marvel Comics questions! So check out the latest scoop we've got for you this all-new, all-different monthly Q&A session with Hasbro.

Cool Toy Review: Can you comment on the rumor of a new Marvel Heroes 3 3/4" figure line?

Hasbro: We don't have any new news to share here.. http://www.furyfiles.com/

Cool Toy Review: There are so many Marvel characters still waiting for their first Legends figure. I'm thrilled to see Age of Apocalypse figures (Nemesis and Sunfire) showing up in the line and hopefully Blink from the Exiles/Age of Apocalypse might soon follow. *hint hint* In general though, how do you decide which characters will get chosen for figures?

Hasbro: We love this part of our jobs! We always sit down together as a team and go through the lineups for each brand. There are lots of factors that come into play - for example, we work closely with Marvel Publishing to understand what's important to them and we take the entertainment calendar into serious consideration as well. We also try to factor in all the collector and fan top 10 lists we can get our hands on.

Cool Toy Review: Seeing as the Marvel Legends have been getting movie characters in the main line (particularly from X3,) will we see other movie characters like Elektra?

Hasbro: Now that the major X3 characters are complete, we don't currently have any plans for other movie inspired characters in the classic Marvel Legends line.

Cool Toy Review: Will there be any play sets in the future for super hero squad figures. a xmen jet, danger room , avengers mansion, etc. I also wanted to say thanks because my son really like these guys and it is so cool to hear him play with them and hear him talk about all there powers it really brings me back to when i used to collect comics.

Hasbro: Love to hear it! Sharing the whole Marvel Universe with the youngest of fans is the best part of the Squad line. That's why we recently added the bio bursts to the back of every package - so that parents and kids alike could learn about the super powers for each and every figure. For 2008, there's a new Hulk themed gamma playset hitting Toys R Us stores right about now. There will also be a lot of great items coming out for the Squad brand in 2009, but we can't give those details away just yet.

Cool Toy Review: Not really a question, more of a suggestion. What do you think of Captain Universe exclusive? The packaging could be similar to the 501st Stormtrooper you did a while back. You print out a personal bio at home and are able to put in the package (like the the 501st Legion trading cards). It's a little bit like what Marvel did years ago with the personalised Captain Universe comic.

Dan's Note: Hasbro sent along a statement regarding suggestions, which is something we'll keep in mind for future questions

Hasbro: First, just a reminder to all sites participating in the Marvel Q&A that Hasbro cannot accept suggestions through this forum. As the facilitators of this Q&A program, Joe and myself review all questions and filter out any suggestive "questions" before we forward them on to Hasbro's Marvel brand team. Q&A submissions that contain suggestions will not be considered and will not receive a response. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

Got any burning Marvel Comics questions you need answered straight from the source? If so, post your questions in this thread in our forums, and with any luck, you'll get your answers next time!

Phantom-like Menace
07-22-2008, 11:36 PM
Now that the major X3 characters are complete, we don't currently have any plans for other movie inspired characters in the classic Marvel Legends line.

Impossible. You mean all those people who cried themselves to sleep thinking ML was going to be dominated by movie figures should have listened to all of us who told them that X3 figures were heavily added to the first HML waves simply because X3 was rushed? I wonder how they could have saved themselves a panic attack.

Beast
07-23-2008, 07:48 PM
AFI has the first scoops from San Diego Comic Con!

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/main/?p=875

Marvel Legends

WalMart Exclusive Wave- Aries Build-a-figure wave (8 figures)

Kang (looks like it’s a re-release of the Toy Biz Figure)
Crossbones (current version from the Captain America comic. He’s BIG almost as big as Aries)
F4 Human Torch (with a different paint job as a variant)
Guardian (classic Alpha Flight version)
Heroes Reborn Armor Iron Man
Vision (Classic version, 70’s-ish)
Ultimate War Machine
Ben Reiley Spider-man

More ML 2-packs

Stealth Iron Man/Sharron Carter (from the pages of the current Captain America book)
Classic 70’s Armor Iron Man/Maria Hill, Director of S.H.E.I.L.D
DumDum Dugan/Hand Ninja

Spider-man Classics aka "Hero Movie Action Figures" 6" Scale

Tarantula
Iron Spider-man(clear tint)
Red and Blue Classic Spider-man (big eyes McFarlane-esque)
Juggernaught (classic version and red and gold variant)
Venom III ("classic" with a long tail)

Spectacular Spider-man (Animated Series)

Green Goblin
Electro

Iron Man Movie Figures

Stealth Strike Iron Man
Classic Iron Monger (blue)
Atmospheric Diving Iron Man (light blue and black with clamp on flippers)
Satalite Armor Iron Man
Captain America Armor Iron Man
Mark I armor Iron Man (gold version)
Torpedo Armor Iron Man

New Super Hero Squad

Nighthawk
Black Panther/Storm
Kang/Thing
Gargoyle/Thing
Human Torch(clear yellow)/Hulk
Green Goblin/Sandman (comic versions)
Winter Soldier/Crossbones
Rachel Summers Marvel Girl/"condom head" Classic Cyclops
Many Jane (with spider-man mask in hand)/Spider-man hanging from lamp post
Captain America/Falcon
Black Costume Spider-man/Doc Ock
Captain America/Red Skull (with cosmic cube)
Wolverine (brown and tan)/Magneto
Master of Kung Fu/Sentry
Not sure how these pack out, but he also saw: Classic Ultron, Weapon X, Pyro, Ultimate Rhino and a BIG new Planet Hulk

Also a "Gamma Lab Adventure Playset with Hulk figure

Jedi_Master_Guyute
07-23-2008, 08:40 PM
Man, NONE of that makes me excited.

And who in their right mind would want a Ben Reilly Spider-Man figure?!??!? I'm still trying to forget that Clone fiasco. :whip:

Beast
07-24-2008, 12:05 AM
Marvelous News has some pics up now. Good stuff. :)

Marvel Legends: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11614
Marvel Transformers: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11615
Incredible Hulk: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11617

Phantom-like Menace
07-24-2008, 12:11 AM
I might be interested in the Heroes Reborn Iron Man, Ultimate War Machine, and Juggernaut (Is it a rerelease of earlier ML? If so, abso-****ing-lutely!). I'd have to see them to see how they would fit in with my current figures.

I'm almost certainly interested in Stealth Iron Man, Classic 70s Iron Man, and the Hand Ninja.

I'm most interested in Guardian. If we can get Vindicator, I don't care about any other member of Alpha Flight, and I'll be happy where that team is concerned.

Edit: Of course I just saw the picture links were posted while I was composing, so I've checked htem out.

I'm definitely in for Heroes Reborn Iron Man, Ultimate War Machine, Stealth Iron Man, Classic 70s Iron Man, and the Hand Ninja. I want a closer pic of Juggernaut. It kind of looks like the earlier ML but with a different helmet maybe? I also want a closer pic of Tigra, and DD and Holocaust look pretty cool.

Beast
07-24-2008, 01:28 AM
Some news from the floor from someone who was there over on Fwoosh.


Mandalore2172: I was talking to the Hasbro Legends guys and I asked about Valkyrie, Bi-Beast & Red King. I was told the Red King Sculpt just didn't turn out well and no tooling was made. However, tooling was made for Valkyrie and Bi-Beast so they are just trying to see how they can get them to us. They looked at Dragon Man but could not see a way to get a figure that size in a line-up. 2 packs are the new way Marvel Legends will be coming out. After the store exclusive waves and Foom, BAF's are done. I asked about a 3 3/4 line and either they absolutely denied it. We'll see on Friday.

Phantom-like Menace
07-25-2008, 01:17 AM
I want a closer pic of Juggernaut. It kind of looks like the earlier ML but with a different helmet maybe?

Well, I saw that closer pic. Not even close. So pass.

Beast
07-25-2008, 01:23 AM
Well, I saw that closer pic. Not even close. So pass.
Actually, he works as a classic version of Juggernaut. Before he was drawn oversized.

The ML one is actually way too big, even compared to his later comic appearances.

http://i.marvelousnews.com/g/albums/2008_SDCC/Legends/059.jpg

plasticfetish
07-31-2008, 04:32 AM
Fin Fang Foom wave...

So, anyone actually seen She Hulk at retail? I've got half of that big green dragon monster so far, but I'm starting to get a little worried that he won't have a head.

Phantom-like Menace
07-31-2008, 05:56 AM
So, anyone actually seen She Hulk at retail?

I haven't seen any of the Foom wave. I want Foom, but not really any of the figures. I was going to buy them though just because I need my fix, so I can't even get lowgrade Marvel plastic crack right now.

RooJay
07-31-2008, 08:59 AM
I'm a bit worried about Fin Fang Foom myself. I have yet to commit myself to completing this wave, and as yet have not purchased any of them, but both stores that I came across them in sold out awfully fast. Coupled with the unusually large number of unusually large priced figures needed to complete the dragon, I'm worried that aside from the few people who are actually able to make the plunge and scoop up the whole assortment at once that not many others will be able to finish their BAF.
You can see why I might be a bit standoffish about starting on my own Fin Fang Foom...

plasticfetish
07-31-2008, 03:01 PM
I've seen all but She Hulk at Wal*Mart so far, and then about a week ago, I saw a few more from this wave (no She Hulk) hanging at Target. Which is good, because Targets around me are a little better when it comes to putting out new stock.

You know, now that I think about it, I don't think I've seen Absorbing Man either... crap.

I've bought The End Hulk (really good), Son of Hulk (good), King Hulk (decent, but could have better paint detail), and Doc Sampson (a very good, basic, no frills figure.) I've seen Wendigo a bunch of times, so I'm in no hurry, and I've seen Savage Grey Hulk a few times also.

I haven't really been interested in any of the BAFs since Galactus, so I suppose I can sweat it out and try for this one.

Phantom-like Menace
08-01-2008, 12:15 AM
I haven't really been interested in any of the BAFs since Galactus, so I suppose I can sweat it out and try for this one.

Wow, really? Sentinel proved to be the big one for me. I'm working, slowly, on my fourth one.

RUSHBOY
08-01-2008, 12:35 AM
I've seen all but She Hulk at Wal*Mart so far, and then about a week ago, I saw a few more from this wave (no She Hulk) hanging at Target. Which is good, because Targets around me are a little better when it comes to putting out new stock.

You know, now that I think about it, I don't think I've seen Absorbing Man either... crap.

I've bought The End Hulk (really good), Son of Hulk (good), King Hulk (decent, but could have better paint detail), and Doc Sampson (a very good, basic, no frills figure.) I've seen Wendigo a bunch of times, so I'm in no hurry, and I've seen Savage Grey Hulk a few times also.

I haven't really been interested in any of the BAFs since Galactus, so I suppose I can sweat it out and try for this one.

I have all 8 figures and yes She hulk was very hard to find at retail !!
The first time I saw her at WM I bought her cuz I knew she was only 1 to a case . Then I kept going to 3 Walmarts everyday and got the other 7 figures !

plasticfetish
08-01-2008, 12:47 AM
Wow, really? Sentinel proved to be the big one for me. I'm working, slowly, on my fourth one.That's a wave of figures that for one reason or another I totally skipped. Which is very weird, because aside from Omega Red (who I have no feeling for), I like them all.

I really have no idea why I didn't buy those. Probably just kept saying, "Oh, I'll get them later." until I didn't see them any more. But it's also likely that this was a wave of figures where I could rarely find one figure or another that didn't have some odd paint problem.


I have all 8 figures and yes She hulk was very hard to find at retail!Oh great. So I figured... but thanks. Now I'll really have to look around a bit more in the next few days.

Phantom-like Menace
08-01-2008, 12:58 AM
I will say the Galactus BAF became much more important to me after the Super Hero Showdown Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer came out. In fact, he became the centerpiece for my Showdown shelf as all those figures (minus some Spider-Man figures who were off fighting each other) were fighting him. I even had the Brotherhood pitching in.

RUSHBOY
08-01-2008, 01:01 AM
I was thinking of getting another she hulk so I can make a funky looking 2 headed Fing Fang Foom !! Or getting another Fing Fang Foom and have one of my friends paint it red for me and call that the chase variant !!
:thumbsup:

Beast
08-01-2008, 06:00 AM
Make sure you get a little pair of purple pants sewed for your green version. :)

Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-01-2008, 02:00 PM
My buddy and I did some serious hunting last night around Dayton and I found all of the Hulk figures I wanted: Hulk: End, King Hulk, Son of Hulk, Doc Samson and Absorbing Man. I nearly crapped my pants out of sheer excitement.

All in all, I think they look AWESOME, especially the End Hulk as I adored that comic very much. My only small gripe is that King Hulk's green color could be a tad darker, but they all still look awesome. I didn't see a She-Hulk, but that's okay as I don't care for her. I saw several Wendigo figures, but passed as I found the variant of him years ago. :thumbsup:

Beast
08-01-2008, 02:43 PM
The variant is really more the Snowbird version of Sasquatch.

Since the figure is missing the tail, which is there on the Wendigo figure.

Beast
08-01-2008, 02:54 PM
Also, new Hi-Res pictures of some of the upcoming figures.

Wal-Mart Ares Wave: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11645
More Marvel 2-Packs: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11646
Spider-Man Wave 3: http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=11644

Gotta love Guardian. And glad everyone can get Kang who missed him.

Phantom-like Menace
08-04-2008, 12:54 AM
I saw the two-packs at Wal-Mart. I am broke until tomorrow, so I only gave them a quick look, and I know I saw Wolverine/Forge (teared up a bit not being able to get this), and Ultimate Fury and Cap. I also finally saw some of the Foom wave, including, She-Hulk. She does exist.

El Chuxter
08-04-2008, 08:01 AM
I saw She-Hulk at Comic-Con.

I laughed at the special packaging for the Fin Fang Foom wave that says, "I got it first at Comic-Con!" Since I'd been seeing them at WM for almost three weeks.

plasticfetish
08-12-2008, 05:54 AM
Picked up Savage Grey Hulk (great!) and Absorbing Man (very good) at Target today. Still no sign of She-Hulk... which is gonna be a problem if I end up with a headless Foom. :sad:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-12-2008, 07:55 PM
does anybody have the UPC for the Wolverine/Forge two pack? I'm gonna try to track it tomorrow as it's my last day at retail and I need to use up my resources while I still have them.

Beast
08-14-2008, 09:02 PM
Those having trouble finding She-Hulk, she's currently in-stock at Wal-Mart.Com.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10215922

71 left. You can have her shipped to the store for free. So it's a good deal.

RUSHBOY
08-14-2008, 09:12 PM
Those having trouble finding She-Hulk, she's currently in-stock at Wal-Mart.Com.

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10215922

71 left. You can have her shipped to the store for free. So it's a good deal.

Sweet, thanks for the info Beast !! She would make a good custom fig, maybe paint her red ? :twisted: The savage grey hulk is also hard to find thanks to the ebay scalpers !

Jedi_Master_Guyute
08-31-2008, 11:40 PM
Found three new IRON MAN figures tonight at wally world. I don't buy the line, but I thought some of you might wanna see pics; they are Captain America Iron Man, Satellite Iron Man and Torpedo Launch Iron Man.....I guess. :thumbsup:

JediTricks
09-02-2008, 09:49 PM
To be honest, when I saw the Hasbro marketing stills for these, I hated and kinda wanted them. But I doubt I'll buy any at this point, $10 for a few new gadgets may be too little too late.

plasticfetish
09-03-2008, 01:37 AM
Those having trouble finding She-Hulk, she's currently in-stock at Wal-Mart.Com.Wish I'd spotted this post a while ago. I'm still in need of ONLY this figure. (Sure that I'm gonna need to hit eBay at this point. :()


Found three new IRON MAN figures tonight at wally world.I'm not sure that I can muster up any enthusiasm for these, but I suppose I'll have to wait and see... when I actually see them in person.

RooJay
09-13-2008, 01:44 AM
I stopped of at one of the nearby Target stores on the way into work tonight and saw the new yellow Wolverine from the Red Hulk wave. It was on a cart of what looked like new stock with some go-backs mixed in and had a "Customer Hold" tag on it, though it looked like it was being put back on the pegs. I passed since Marvel Legends really don't seem to be my thing anymore, but for anyone still interested they are out there. The figure actually looked pretty good from what I could see through the package, and he even had all the articulation that I've always insisted on in Marvel Legends figures. If and when I come across Union Jack, I may actually decide to pick up this series.
They also had the most recent series of Mighty Muggs - Galactus, Silver Surfer, etc.. Only the Punisher seemed to be missing. I might actually have to buy Galactus - he looks pretty awesome!

Jedi_Master_Guyute
09-13-2008, 02:21 PM
Anybody here need the left wing and arm for FFF from the Hulk:End figure? I'm not buildling it and it would be a waste if I were to just trash it. Drop me a PM if you're interested; a few bucks plus S&H is probably what i'll be asking.

Maradona
09-13-2008, 03:12 PM
Out here in LA, Target has raised the prices of all their ML to $14.99 (not just the Hulk waves). Are any of you finding this price increase in other parts of the country?

El Chuxter
09-13-2008, 03:59 PM
Jesus Christ, that makes me glad I stopped. Weren't the first waves of these $6.99 back in the day? Even if not, that's a 50% increase over the previous wave, which is insane.

Beast
09-13-2008, 04:00 PM
Out here in LA, Target has raised the prices of all their ML to $14.99 (not just the Hulk waves). Are any of you finding this price increase in other parts of the country?
I'm hearing scattered reports from various Targets. I'm laying the blame directly at Target.

Since the figures were $9.99 MSRP when they were on display at SDCC.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
09-21-2008, 02:08 PM
Picked up the ML two packs at a WM this afternoon: Wolvie w/ Forge and Nick Fury with Capt. America. I don't care for Capt, but I like Ult. Fury. Both of them looked good. They had one Elektra and Ronin packs left and a slew of Mr. Fantastic/Thing packs, as this last pack seems to be warming shelves.

Phantom-like Menace
09-22-2008, 12:39 AM
(...) a slew of Mr. Fantastic/Thing packs, as this last pack seems to be warming shelves.

It seems weird that they would release these two right after the FF ML wave, though I was dissatisfied enough with a permanently stretched-out Reed that I'm tempted to buy this one, especially given that Thing is an improvement paint-wise over the FF wave version. The biggest reason I haven't gotten it is because the FF wave was blue and white, and these are blue and black, so they won't go with Sue and Johnny, both of whom I thought were fine.

jedi master sal
09-22-2008, 07:57 AM
Out here in LA, Target has raised the prices of all their ML to $14.99 (not just the Hulk waves). Are any of you finding this price increase in other parts of the country?

Yep. My local Target has. It was this price for the Red Hulk Wave.

Thankfully I don't want most of the figures from that wave (though I do want the Red Hulk parts). I got the six armed chick for my wife as well as Wolverine. Then lo' and behold I found a variant Wolverine. Didn't even know this was being made. I was completely surprised to have found it and snagged it immediately.

Are there any other variants in this wave besides Wolvie? If so who and what do the variants look like?

The Wolverine variant is mostly black.

Beast
09-22-2008, 12:45 PM
PLM, There's a 2nd two-pack of the FF coming out with Blue/Black Sue and Johnny coming out.

JMS, there is supposedly a variant of Spiral. I think it's gold accents instead of silver.

Phantom-like Menace
09-23-2008, 06:21 AM
I'm going to feel like quite the dupe if I replace my FF after less than a year.

Beast
09-24-2008, 12:23 PM
Hasbro Marvel Q&A's from around the Net....

Figures.Com:

Hasbro MARVEL Q & A for September, 2008

Hasbro relaunches their Marvel Q & A program, focusing on their extensive Marvel toy license, including Marvel Legends, Superhero Squad and upcoming Marvel Univese. Will we see mega-scale Superhero Squad figures? Marvel Universe vehicles and playsets? Read on...

FIGURES.COM: The Superhero Squad line has proven popular over the years with kids and collectors alike. Will fans be seeing more larger scaled figures in this line similar to the Apocalypse or Galactus?

HASBRO: There are no current plans for mega-scale Squad figures in 2009.

FIGURES.COM: Can fans expect to see playsets or vehicles in the new Marvel Universe 3 3/4" line?

HASBRO: It's a perfect scale for vehicles as well as play and display. It depends on the demand.

FIGURES.COM: Are army builder packs currently planned for the new Marvel Universe 3 3/4" line? Hand ninjas and HYDRA troopers would be a great addition...

HASBRO: You'll see AT LEAST one army builder in the line during 2009... possibly even more.

FIGURES.COM: Costume and color variants seem to be a part of the new Marvel Universe line. Will we be seeing further variants used as retail or online exclusives?

HASBRO: There will definitely be more variants featured in the line. They will find their way into various retail channels throughout the upcoming year.

FIGURES.COM: What can fans expect to pay for the new 3 3/4" Marvel Universe figures?

HASBRO: These figures will be priced about the same as the Star Wars and G.I.JOE 3.75" line of figures.
From Superhero Times:

Hasbro MARVEL Q & A for September, 2008

Hasbro relaunches their Marvel Q & A program, focusing on their extensive Marvel toy license, including Marvel Legends, Superhero Squad and upcoming Marvel Univese. Will we see an in scale Galactus Marvel Universe figure? Sam Jackson as Nick Fury figure? Read on...

SUPERHEROTIMES.COM: With the launch of the new Marvel Universe 3 Ύ" line, will fans see lesser known characters like the Power Pack or perhaps Howard The Duck as well as mainstream characters like Spider-man, Wolverine, and The Hulk?

HASBRO: You'll see plenty of lesser known characters! However, Howard the Duck is not yet on the radar for 2009. Agatha Harkness is probably out for year one as well.

SHT: Will fans see larger figures in scale with the Marvel Universe figures released, such as a massive 18" tall Galactus?

HASBRO: It's definitely possible. There has been an extremely positive reaction to the new 3.75" Universe line thus far and there are a ton of great characters to do... some of whom are pretty big!

SHT: With the new season of Spectacular Spider-Man coming soon, what new characters and figures can fans look forward to seeing?

HASBRO: The first step is rounding out the Sinister 6 this fall... Lizard, Rhino and Electro are hitting shelves right about now.

SHT: The Iron Man film figures have been very popular. Will this line continue into 2009 and what type of exciting surprises can fans look forward to in future waves if it does continue? The Captain America Armor Iron Man was impressive...

HASBRO: Yes, the line will continue and there will be lots of great Iron Man product in 2009. As you know, Mr. Stark's arsenal (and rogue's gallery) is extensive and gives us lots of possibilites to work with.

SHT: When can fans expect to see a Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury figure in the Iron Man line?

HASBRO: There is a 6" version of Ultimate Nick Fury in the Marvel Legends line this Fall... although it is not a Sam Jackson likeness. Have you seen it?
From Cool Toy Review:

Hasbro's Marvel Comics Q&A: The Answers!
Posted by Curto on September 23, 2008 at 03:35 PM CST:
We've passed on 5 of your burning Marvel Comics questions! So check out the latest scoop we've got for you this all-new, all-different monthly Q&A session with Hasbro.

Cool Toy Review: Battle Packs are popular in both the G.I. Joe and Star Wars lines. It's also a good way to get less kid-oriented characters into the line and to army build. For example Shi'ar grunts with Lilandra, Skrulls with Super Skrull, Kree with Ronan, Mole Man with Mole Monsters, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents with Maria Hill, this could go on forever. Any chance we'll see battlepacks in the Marvel Universe line?

Hasbro: Strong chance of it...Battlepacks are perfect for 3.75" scale.

Cool Toy Review: Thank you Hasbro! I've been waiting, hoping, and anticipating the announcement of the 3Ύ" line from the first teases of it. And you more than delivered...the line looks great! However, out of the 30+ figures you showed at SDCC, only 2 of them were female characters, and one of them was simply a 1st appearance variant. Marvel has a ton of great female characters... so it's somewhat disappointing to see a lack of representation for them. Will we be seeing more females coming that weren't shown at SDCC?

Hasbro: Awesome, we're glad you're fired up about the launch of Marvel Universe because we are too! Not to worry, there will be plenty of female characters in the line.we haven't even scratched the surface with this line yet!

Cool Toy Review: I would love to see a original Black Queen and White Queen (and I mean the original outfits from the Hellfire Club). Would that be something you would consider, or is that "too sexy" for younger fans?

Hasbro: Probably a little too mature for mass retail...but within the realm of possibility for Comic Con!

Cool Toy Review: Please, please, please, ask Hasbro to stop using the Star Wars 3Ύ" scale joints on 6" Marvel Legends figures. They just don't work for that larger scale and restrict movement even more...it's a step back! I'm talking about those pivot/elbow joints that were a breakthrough and work great for smaller scale figures, and that Hasbro decided to transfer to Marvel Legends. The Hydra Soldier figure could have been great if it had been like the prototype. Please ask them to bring back double-jointed elbows and swivel bicep joints for Marvel Legends. I would gladly pay more for a great Marvel Legends articulated figure, then pay less for a less-articulated figure.

Hasbro: We hear you. Hopefully you've noted lots more of these breaks and cuts in the most current waves.

Cool Toy Review: Will there be villains in the 3Ύ" line? I'm pretty sure Green Goblin & Bullseye are there because they're currently Thunderbolts members.

Hasbro: The goal with Universe is to delve as deeply as possible into the character portfolio, so you'll see tons of villains.we promise!
From Raving Toy Maniac:

Hasbro's Marvel Q&A September 2008 (Round 1)
1. Can we expect to see more 6" Marvel Legends in 2009?

Answer: Yes.

2. Why so few re-releases of Toybiz hard to find figures? At SDCC 2 years ago at the Hasbro panel Hasbro's answer was "Yes," to the question, "Will hard to find Toybiz figures like the pointy masked Iron Man and Dark Phoenix be re-released?" As of yet, no hard to find Toybiz figure has been re-released.

Answer: I think most collectors would consider Kang and the Super Skrull to be on that list of "hard to finds"... both of which are scheduled to hit shelves this Fall.

3. Will the Store exclusive waves of Marvel Legends (Red Hulk/Nemesis) be available on HTS?

Answer: They will not be available on HTS.

4. Please clear up some confusion to the SHIELD/Hand 2-packs. Are we getting Nick Fury/SHIELD Agent 2pk and 2 Hand Ninjas in their own 2pk? Or is it Nick with alternate head and Hand Ninja in one 2pk? And is Dugan/Hand a variant 2pk (like Skrull Elektra) or a totally separate 2pk?

Answer: It will be Nick Fury with an alternate head and a Hand Ninja in one 2pk. As for Dugan, it is a separate two pack (with different graphics on pack)... but the same concept as the Nick 2-pack. It will feature an interchangeable head for Dum Dum and a Hand Ninja in one 2 pack.

5. Why in the first 3 3/4" line-up is there only one female (and her variant)? How quickly will the better-looking half of the Marvel Universe be made in this scale, and what kind of character depth can we expect - and how soon?

Answer: There are 35 single carded figures planned for 2009... and there are definitely more female characters on the way.

Hasbro's Marvel Q&A September 2008 (Round 2)

September 2008 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. A lot of people are voicing concerns over the availability of the upcoming Marvel Legends exclusives. While the reliability of the Target with Hasbro exclusives has been pretty consistent, Wal*Mart has not. I myself only saw last year's 2-packs locally only once, and while a different subject most of the Star Wars exclusives I've rarely if ever seen first hand at the big box retailer. With the frustration that was associated with trying to collect Toy Biz's Wal*Mart exclusive Marvel Legends wave, what is Hasbro going to do to ensure that the fans of this line will be able to easily obtain the Nemesis and Ares waves? Will it be like a regular production run only distributed to Wal*Marts? Or is it seeing a smaller run because of its exclusivity?

Answer: The Red Hulk wave is starting to hit Target's around the country in large quantities. It looks as though the Ares wave won't be far behind. We don't control the distribution for each retailer but we're confident that there will be plenty of these waves for collectors and fans.

2. Any chance for some Thunderbolts figures? (Any chance for a Thunderbolt Ross figure ever?)

Answer: Sure, how about Bullseye and Green Goblin in the first 2 waves of Marvel Universe?

3. How about generic packaging (cheaper) for online army builders?

Answer: It's not something that we have planned right now... but as you know, the first online exclusive figure is available at Hasbro Toy Shop right now. If there's a strong demand for it, you can bet you'll see similar offerings down the road.

4. Does getting Guardian mean more Alpha Flight? We've only gotten two members of Canada's premier super-team in the Legends line. When can we expect more?

Answer: With at least one hard core Alpha fan on the team, you can be assured that the remaining roster comes up in character debates. There are definitely some core members of the Alpha team who are due!

5. You pointed out that you are doing two re-releases of harder to find figures, Kang and Super Skrull. And kudos for those. But are there at least plans in motion to possibly do more, like Deadpool, Hawkeye, and Dark Pheonix? Not those specifically, I'm just throwing out examples.

Answer: It's definitely within the realm of possibility, but there are no immediate plans for additional re-releases at the moment.
From Marvelous News:

Marvelous News' Q&A With Hasbro's Marvel Brand Team

Hasbro’s Q&A with the Marvel brand team members returns this month with a new batch of questions and answers. If you would like to submit a question for Hasbro to answer about their Marvel Line, head over to our FORUMS and post it for possible use in a future Q&A session.

Marvelous News: Ok let’s start with the big one on that seems to be on everyone's mind. Will 6" Marvel Legends continue into 2009? If so can give us any hints as to what we might see for 6" past what was shown at Comic-Con?

Hasbro: The short answer is yes, they will be continuing. We're looking at a few options for the continuation of 6" Legends in 2009, but we can't give away the details or information on character selection yet.

MN: With all the new Marvel animated series coming out soon like Iron Man, X-Men and Black Panther, will there be any new toy lines based on these series like there is with the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series?

Hasbro: While we can't answer your question too specifically, we can say this: With so much awesome animation in the pipeline, it sounds like a pretty good idea!

MN: You teased an “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie line at Comic-Con this summer. Are there any more details you can give about that line yet? Will it be 6", 3 3/4" or both?

Hasbro: Unfortunately, we can't reveal any more specific details on the 2009 Wolverine line just yet.

MN: Marvel Studios seems to be focusing on this concept of crossovers with their Avengers, Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man movies. Will we see these crossovers carry over into your toy lines based on those movies?

Hasbro: It's exciting to see these characters crossing over on film much like they do in comic pages. Every character in the films is on the table from a toy perspective, so if crossovers exist on screen it's a definite possibility.

MN: How is the 3 3/4" Marvel line coming along? Has there been any kind of updates, changes or additions made since Comic-Con that you can talk about?

Hasbro: The line is coming along great - we're finalizing the 4th wave of single carded figures right now and we're hard at work on the 5th wave for 2009. We're continuing to partner closely with Marvel Publishing to make sure that there is a tight relationship between comic and toy. We're also in the middle of nailing down the full year 2010 lineup, which is always exciting. The fan reaction has been tremendous for this new line and we're looking at all sorts of exciting new possibilities and ideas!
From Kastor's Corner:

Interviews: Hasbro Answers Sept Part 2

The guys at Hasbro sent over a new set of answers today. Will we see less Build a Figures? The new 3 3/4 line before 09? Who held up the Nemesis wave?

Kastor: Quality has been big issue for most Marvel Legends fans, and Hasbro has shown its ability to give us better quality figures over the past few waves. The Foom and Red Hulk waves are great examples of the step up in quality. But they come with a 50% price increase. Do you see the 6 inch line continuing long term in its current Build a Figure piece with a single figure form? Could we see an end to the BAF and just get singles at a lower price?

Hasbro: We're looking at several options for the continuation of the 6" line right now….one strong possibilty is that you could see single carded figures without BAF components.

Kastor: The Nemesis wave was something that was to be the first wave of 2008 but has been pushed back to the last wave. What held up the release of this wave? And how did so many other waves get from conception to retail with this wave being put to the end of the schedule?

Hasbro: As we've mentioned before, there were some changes to the Beast figure which initially slowed things up. While those changes were taking place, the production schedule for the other waves (which were well past the concept stage) simply vaulted past the Nemesis wave.

Kastor: The second and third waves of Hulk Super Hero Squad are absent from many stores because of the abundance of wave 1. These two waves have original 616 characters, so they are in high demand among collectors but impossible to find. Many people have to resort to online orders for these figures, but paint applications are something that are a concern. Most collectors will not want to buy sight unseen. Will we see these figures re-released as part of the normal waves?

Hasbro: You should see all of these Hulk Squad figures at mass retail by holiday 2008. When they reach the shelves seems to vary from one region to another…in some Squad "hotbeds" the waves simply sell through faster than other areas.

Kastor: Fin Fang Foom has traditionally been an Iron Man character, but when he was made a Marvel Legends Build a Figure he was packaged with Hulk figures. Why the choice to have Foom come with Hulk figures? Did the size of both Hulk Figures (they were huge) add to the price? Would we have seen a lower price had he come with Ironman figures?

Hasbro: The size of the figures combined with the size of the BAF definitely factored into the price of the figures. Hypothetically, if he were to have come with Iron Man figures, it would have raised the price of those figures.

Kastor: Do you think we will see any of the new 3 3/4 line during the holiday season? Maybe a preview figure?

Hasbro: The 3.75" Universe figures will definitely not be on shelves until 2009.

plasticfetish
09-25-2008, 03:20 AM
I dunno... I'm starting to think that we should just merge the 3 3/4-inch thread with this one. The news seems to cross over and merge enough.

Any thoughts?





(Oh, and for the record, I'm still looking for FFF She-Hulk.)

RooJay
09-25-2008, 05:17 AM
I dunno... I'm starting to think that we should just merge the 3 3/4-inch thread with this one. The news seems to cross over and merge enough.

Any thoughts?





(Oh, and for the record, I'm still looking for FFF She-Hulk.)

The title of this thread does imply all Marvel figures. Makes sense to me.

Rocketboy
09-25-2008, 06:27 AM
I've been wondering why there were two threads for a while.

Beast
09-25-2008, 09:36 AM
I dunno... I'm starting to think that we should just merge the 3 3/4-inch thread with this one. The news seems to cross over and merge enough.

Any thoughts?





(Oh, and for the record, I'm still looking for FFF She-Hulk.)
I disagree. The 3 3/4" line appeals to a slightly different demographic.

In fact, I asked JT when the thread was created if it was ok.

He agreed, given that the G.I. Joe Collectors and such would be interested in the scale.

I suggest we keep them seperate. The other one just isn't as busy since the line isn't out til March.

plasticfetish
09-25-2008, 04:00 PM
I disagree. The 3 3/4" line appeals to a slightly different demographic.Males, 15-35 years old, have some disposable income, post on a Star Wars forum, but also collect action figures based on comic book characters. ;)

It doesn't really matter to me man. If you're willing to jog back and forth between the two threads, then go for it. We can keep it up, but I'm seeing this as being the one place to go for Marvel figure news on this Star Wars themed site.

...and thanks (if it hasn't been said) for doing the work of posting news over here.

Beast
09-25-2008, 04:48 PM
Well, there's a seperate thread for Mighty Muggs and Superhero Squad also. ;)

plasticfetish
09-25-2008, 11:25 PM
If I had my way, there'd be NO thread for (those lame a**) Mighty Muggs.

Phantom-like Menace
09-25-2008, 11:48 PM
(Oh, and for the record, I'm still looking for FFF She-Hulk.)

I've still only seen it once, and I didn't have the money. Foom is still headless.

plasticfetish
09-26-2008, 01:22 AM
I've still only seen it once, and I didn't have the money. Foom is still headless.That would be my luck as well. I'd probably f***ing cry if that happened to me though.

I'm more than likely going to hit eBay soon.

RooJay
09-26-2008, 02:58 AM
I'd just assumed that since Marvel Legends is clearly on the way out what with being replaced by the vastly superior, and far cooler looking 3 3/4" line that...you know...hey!:whip:

Beast
09-26-2008, 01:42 PM
I'd just assumed that since Marvel Legends is clearly on the way out what with being replaced by the vastly superior, and far cooler looking 3 3/4" line that...you know...hey!:whip:
Marvel Legends is continuing in 2009. Just probably without the BAF concept to keep prices down.

RooJay
09-27-2008, 01:12 AM
Marvel Legends is continuing in 2009. Just probably without the BAF concept to keep prices down.

Didn't say they weren't continuing. What I said was that they are on the way out.

Denial is not just a river in Egypt, after all.:lipsrsealed:

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-12-2008, 08:42 PM
Picked up some new Hulk figures tonight, including Grey Hulk, Classic Hulk, Ironclad and Bi-Beast. found them at wally world on some Hulk display as they're probably releasing them to coincide with the film being out on DVD next week.

They all look pretty solid IMHO. I found the ones with the best paint apps, so i'm pretty pleased. :thumbsup:

RUSHBOY
10-12-2008, 10:41 PM
Picked up some new Hulk figures tonight, including Grey Hulk, Classic Hulk, Ironclad and Bi-Beast. found them at wally world on some Hulk display as they're probably releasing them to coincide with the film being out on DVD next week.

They all look pretty solid IMHO. I found the ones with the best paint apps, so i'm pretty pleased. :thumbsup:

I also saw those at walmart, I only bought the classic hulk (purple pants)! I might go back for Ironclad tommorow !!

Jedi_Master_Guyute
10-21-2008, 12:48 AM
Found the Classic Green Hulk from the Hulk ML wave. I heard it was a bit harder to find, but I saw two or three at the one Target I stopped at tonight, so, i think it's probably shipping a few per case.

Overall, I really dig the figure! :thumbsup:

Beast
10-21-2008, 03:15 PM
Found the 3 figures I wanted from Target's exclusive wave.

Wolverine, Wolverine (Black), and Spiral. Not sure what to do with the Red Hulk bits.

El Chuxter
10-21-2008, 03:19 PM
I believe the preferred terminology is "Wolverine (African-American)."

Beast
10-21-2008, 04:10 PM
I believe the preferred terminology is "Wolverine (African-American)."
*Swats* Black Costume. :p

Phantom-like Menace
10-21-2008, 11:33 PM
I believe the preferred terminology is "Wolverine (African-American)."

But he's Canadian.

Beast
10-29-2008, 05:19 PM
The Monthly Q&A's with Hasbro are starting to spring up.

From Cool Toy Review:

Hasbro's Marvel Comics Q&A: The Answers!
Posted by Curto on October 29, 2008 at 01:00 PM CST:

We've passed on 5 of your burning Marvel Comics questions! So check out the latest scoop we've got for you this all-new, all-different monthly Q&A session with Hasbro.

Cool Toy Review: Since he picked up the mantle of Captain America, Bucky has become one of the most high profile characters in Marvel for 2008. I'm certainly glad that we got classic Bucky last year, but when can we expect to see Bucky as Cap in either the Marvel Legends or 3 3/4" scale line? (For that matter, can we look forward to a Winter Soldier figure?)

Hasbro: You have no idea what a big Cap (& Winter) fan you're talking to. The Brubaker / Epting run on Cap Am has been amazing and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next. All I can say is…you've got a friend in me.

Cool Toy Review: Will the 3 3/4 line include movie variants or is it strictly comics?

Hasbro: Marvel Universe is all Comic inspired. With almost 70 years of material and 5,000 characters we need to focus!

Cool Toy Review: Thank you Hasbro for re-releasing the Marvel Legends Kang figure! Any chance you will follow it up with his casemate, Dragon Man?? please?

Hasbro: No plans in the immediate future for a Dragon Man re-release. However, we do realize that this ask is echoed by lots of collectors. It's on the list of future possibilities.

Cool Toy Review: Does the "35 single carded figures in 2009" for the Marvel Universe line include the variants, meaning we've seen all but one of the figures at Comic-con, or are the variants not counted as figures, meaning there's still around 10 figures yet to reveal for next year?

Hasbro: Nick Fury says there are still at least 10 figures for 2009 that fans and collectors haven't seen yet. At least...

Cool Toy Review: With the focus on the Marvel Universe line in 2009, are there any plans for BAF-style characters, and if so, would they be in the typical Marvel Legends size, or something even bigger, like the ICONS scale? I think it would be great to see these lines continue on with the larger characters and bringing them under the Marvel Universe banner.

Hasbro: Very cool idea. There are a lot of larger scale characters that have NEVER been done. We want to get to those too.
From Kastor's Corner:

Interview: Hasbro Answers 10/08
Written by Khalil Oct 29, 2008 at 01:49 PM

So another month closer to next years Toy Fair, and Hasbro gives us some good answers on all their Marvel lines. Find out what we find out this month inside.

Kastor: Would playsets for the Marvel Universe line be more viable if they were modular, rather than mega-sized (and possibly mega priced) items? (perhaps not BAF's but BAP's... build a playset)

Hasbro: Playsets and dioramas are definitely a realistic possibility when it comes to the 3.75" line. It becomes easier to produce these environments (and vehicles) at an appealing price point when they're in this scale. However, a BAP could be tough to execute without afftecting price points throughout the rest of the line.

Kastor: Would you consider offering blank bodies for Marvel Universe figures (similar to the blank Muggs) on Hasbrotoyshop.com for 3.75" scale customizers?

Hasbro: It hasn't been discussed before but we like to throw all sorts of wild ideas on the table we hope to look in to this further.

Kastor: Who are the artists/sculptors on the SHS line? Is it a team or an individual?

Hasbro: There's a pretty big Super Hero Squad team that includes lots of designers, sculptors, engineers, painters and the list goes on and on. For that reason we usually don't call out specific individuals. If we did it wouldn't be a short list, it would be more like film credits.

Kastor: You mentioned in the last Q&A that you had no new Squad Megas slated for the immediate future. Does that mean that Ultimate Hulk, Deco Galactus, and the rumored Wendigo and Mega Sandman were canceled?

Hasbro: A couple of the figures that you mentioned have been fully developed (Ultimate Hulk) and will still get used in the Squad line but not in the 2 pack format.

Kastor: I see more Wolverines and Spidermen, so people are passing on those figures because of the increase. Was the price increase on Marvel Legends at Target ( 50%) something that was known in advance? How do you think this will impact the line at Target Stores, when Walmart is still at the $10 mark? Do you know if they are aware that they raised the price on the non-exclusives?

Hasbro: You'll see more Spidey's and Wolvies in the RULK wave for sure. There are two of each per case compared with one per case for some of the more fan favorite characters. We know that collectors want the Adam Warlocks and Spirals, but the best known characters are the ones that drive the largest volume, hence enabling us to do all the others. With respect to price, that's a retailer decision and we don't control it, but we can say that both the Red Hulk and Ares waves seem to be very popular.

From Figures.Com:

Hasbro MARVEL Q & A for October, 2008

Hasbro continues their Marvel Q & A program, focusing on their extensive Marvel toy license, including Marvel Legends, Superhero Squad and upcoming Marvel Univese. This month's Q&A brings fans a wealth of news on the Marvel Univere "Fury Files," Wolverine movie figures, Marvel Transformers, and more. Read on...

FIGURES.COM: The first wave of Marvel Universe 3 Ύ" figures have been dubbed the Fury Files. Please tell us more about the reasoning behind this theme and what fans can expect.

HASBRO: Nick Fury and the Fury Files are a huge part of the Marvel Universe toyline. This theme actually spans the entire first year and you can get a sneak peek now on the Fury Files website - FuryFiles.com.

Collectors will get an original document from Nick's top secret files in every package as well a code that can be used on FuryFiles.com to unlock additional memos and information. All of this original content has been created in partnership with Marvel publishing so that it ties in tightly with what's going on in the Marvel U at this very moment. Fans can expect to get exclusive access to all sorts of SHIELD memos and secrets with every purchase.

FIGURES.COM: Can fans expect future Marvel Universe waves to be characterized by a uniting theme such as the "Fury Files" and what themes or types of themes can we expect to see in future waves?

HASBRO: The Fury Files is actually the theme for all of 2009 so we'll be focusing on that for the first 5 waves of figures. You will see some other sub-themes come into play, but Fury and SHIELD is the dominating storyline.

Make sure to check out the Fury Files website in two weeks when we launch "Bullets from Fury," a new feature that will be updated daily and penned by Nick Fury himself!

FIGURES.COM: Hasbro has taken Marvel into the successful, morphing world of Transformers. Aside from the revealed Hulk and Iron Man Transformers, what are a few new Marvel Transformers fans can expect to see soon?

HASBRO: There's a new Human Torch Jet and a Wolverine 4x4 truck hitting shelves right about now along with a new black costume Spider-Man (motorcycle) and a Savage Grey version of the Hulk (tank). Fans can also look forward to their favorite shield-slinging Avenger along with a couple of other new characters in the subsequent wave.

FIGURES.COM: Hasbro recently took on the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon with a line of figures. With a wealth of Marvel animated titles on the way -- including Hulk: Gamma Corps, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, and others -- does Hasbro have plans to turn any of these animated shows into toy lines and, if so, which ones and when?

HASBRO: We can't reveal too many specifics here but we can tell you that we've seen some sneak peaks of the upcoming 2009 animation and we're all fired up. You can rest assured that kids and fans alike will see some cool toys resulting from all of this awesome animation.

FIGURES.COM: Are there currently any plans to release a toy line based on the upcoming live-action Wolverine film and, if so, when can we expect to see the figures, what scale will they be, and which characters can fans expect to get?

HASBRO: The short answer is yes.

If you were at SDCC you probably saw the teaser banner in the Hasbro booth that displayed the Wolverine logo with a "Coming in Spring 2009". Can't give you much more than that but if you're a fan of the rebel with claws... you're going to be happy.

From Superhero Times:

Hasbro MARVEL Q & A for October, 2008

Hasbro continues their Marvel Q & A program, focusing on their extensive Marvel toy license, including Marvel Legends, Superhero Squad and upcoming Marvel Univese. Will we see a Marvel Legends Firestar? Peg holes on Marvel Universe? Read on...

SUPERHEROTIMES (SHT): Articulation and poseability are clearly major concerns on the upcoming Marvel Universe 3 Ύ" figures. For display purposes, will all figures include standard holes in the bottom of their feet and are there any plans to release bases with the figures and/or separately?

HASBRO: There will be peg holes on the feet for all figures in the line. We're not planning to include stands with the single carded figures in 2009 but you might see them in another 3.75" offering .

SHT: Since the initial Marvel Universe information began circulating online, there has been a great deal of talk regarding the lack of female figures. Which female figures can we expect to join the heroes in the new line and when can we expect this to happen?

HASBRO: The goal with this line is to cover the broadest spectrum of characters in the Universe; with that being said, there will be most definitely be more female figures in line, you just have to be patient. We've only announced the first three waves! If we have our way you'll get some characters that you've never seen before. Nothing is off the table! Except maybe Agatha Harkness...

FAN QUESTION: Could fans possibly see Marvel Legends from super groups not currently in the limelight? Groups like the Thunderbolts, Hellfire Club, The Runaways, The Exiles, New Warriors, Young Avengers, Hellions, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and former Xavier students are just a some of the potential in the Marvel universe...

HASBRO: You left out Heroes for Hire, X-Factor and the whole cast of Annihilation! How about Guardians of the Galaxy and Sebastian Shaw's Club? As long as these lines are successful we'll continue to dive deeper into the character portfolio. Believe me... we're with you!

FAN QUESTION: With the recent appearances of Spider-Man and his amazing friends in some of the spin-off comics, are there any plans to release a 6" Firestar in the Marvel Legends line?

HASBRO: Anjelica Jones definitely needs her own Marvel Legend! There are no current plans for Firestar, but she's got a strong advocate right here!

FAN QUESTION: Recent Marvel Legends releases have seen in an increase in price (Fing Fang Foom/Red Hulk wave). Will the $15 SRP remain the going rate or can fans expect to see some economic toy relief in the near future?

HASBRO: Pricing is ultimately a retailer decision, but the price on the Fin Fang Foom Wave was most certainly driven by the size of the BAF - that thing was huge! In general, you can expect to see the prices of upcoming waves vary slightly from one retailer to another.

Beast
10-29-2008, 11:56 PM
And Action Figs has their Q&A up with Hasbro now as well.

Latest Round of Hasbro Marvel Q&A
By Beast Published: October 30, 2008

Here is the latest round of Hasbro Marvel Q&A.
Our Rhode Island S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives inside Hasbro have come through with yet another informative round of answers to our monthly questions about Hasbro's hit Marvel Toy Lines. And while much of the information for next year is still classified Top Secret by Nick Fury until Toy Fair in February, we've managed to get a few speculation sparking answers out of them. So here's this month's Q&A and we'll be back again soon with five more.

ActionFigs: Will we be seeing a figure line similar to the Spectacular Spider-Man line released in 2009 in conjunction with the Wolverine and the X-Men animated series?

Hasbro: Marvel's animation pipeline looks crazy awesome for 2009 and we'd have to be crazy not to take advantage of it. With that said... can't tell ya.

ActionFigs: Early information regarding the price point of the X-Men Origins: Wolverine figure line has shown up on Target's computer systems. $7.99 for basic figures and $10.99 for Battle Packs. Since the price point matches Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and G.I. Joe does this mean the line is in the Marvel Universe 3 3/4" scale?

Hasbro: Mmmm, you're crafting these questions very carefully in order to trick me into giving something away! It's a good thing I'm a highly trained agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. My magic 8 ball says "maybe".

ActionFigs: Will we be seeing a dedicated sub-line of Wolverine based Super Hero Squad figures, much like we got with Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Incredible Hulk to tie-in with the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film and/or Wolverine and the X-Men animated series? And if so, would it be 2-Packs like Spidey/Hulk or 4-Packs like Iron Man?

Hasbro: Next year will be a huge year for the Super Hero Squad with a new comic hitting shelves in January and a major animated project underway. There will be plenty of Squad style Wolverine to go around in an Origins movie year but that's all we can say at the moment.

ActionFigs: We're loving the Marvel Universe figure line, but we were surprised by the lack of X-Men characters in the line. In the first 35 or so figures you debuted at SDCC, only 2 X-Men were included. Wolverine (X-Force) and Colossus. We were hoping for Beast! But with next year being a big one for all things X, are you taking it easy with X-Men in Marvel Universe so as to not overwhelm collectors who's primary focus is X-Men?

Hasbro: Glad you're excited, we are too. But hold on a second, we're getting carried away here. We have only revealed one X-Man (X-Force Wolverine) but we've only revealed the first 3 waves of 2009. There were plenty of figs that we didn't reveal there as well. Don't worry X-Fans, we haven't forgotten about the greatest mutant super team ever assembled! We've got all sorts of surprises in our back pocket for 2009, but Nick Fury himself guards this information!

ActionFigs: Since Hasbro is doing Comic Packs in Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and now Marvel Universe... is there a chance we might see something like the Star Wars Evolutions Packs also show up in the MU line? Such as "Evolution of The Beast" w/ Human (O5 X-Men), Avengers Apeman (Perez), Feline (Astonishing X-Men) versions of Beast, or "Evolution of The Phoenix" w/ Phoenix (Green), Dark Phoenix (Red), and White Phoenix of the Crown (White) versions of Jean Grey? Both of which would be brilliant.

Hasbro: Both very cool ideas and both possible. How about an Adam Warlock evolution pack? No wait..Wonder Man! We have all sorts of fun things in store for the 3.75" line - everything is in play right now.

Beast
10-30-2008, 09:32 AM
And here's Toy Mania's round of Q&A with Hasbro.

Hasbro's Marvel Q&A October 2008

October 2008 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. Is pricing on Marvel Legends going up (staying up from what it has been) on the next assortments? The prices went up for the Fin Fang Foom and Red Hulk waves, but are future prices going to the same as those? (The Fin Fang Foom wave price was just for that wave, but now people are getting worried when they see that the Red Hulk wave price is the same.)

Answer: Pricing is ultimately set by retailers, but in general, if you compare the price of Marvel Legends to other 6" BAF lines in the marketplace, you should find that the pricing is comparable. It can also be said that price is related to the size of the actual Build A Figure character. For example, in order to offer a Build a Figure as large as FOOM (the largest Legends BAF ever), the price per figure simply had to be higher than standard BAF prices.

2. Are Heroscape expansions still being made? Is the Marvel Heroscape expansion still coming? (Back in a July Q&A round, the answer to this was "We will send you an answer to this question soon!")

Answer: WE ARE LOOKING INTO THIS AND WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY. (RTM adds: oops, our bad.)

3. Comic packs for the 3 3/4" Marvel line seem to be a natural -- should we expect them?

Answer: We agree completely that comic packs would be a natural fit. We're excited about the launch of Marvel Universe in 2009 and the bottom line is that you're probably going to see all sorts of fun stuff in this line.

4. Will the ARES wave be available to other retail outlets? And if not... where are the online stores getting cases of figures from?

Answer: The Ares wave is a Wal-Mart exclusive only. Online retailers who are posting the Ares figures for sale would most likely be re-selling the product.

5. In the last Q&A session, you gave the collecting community the assurance that retailer exclusive waves for Marvel Legends would be readily available and easy to come by for consumers. There was some truth to that as I was able to build my Red Hulk figure after hitting multiple Targets over a few weeks, and I'm still seeing figures from the wave about. The same however cannot be said about Wal*Mart, which locally had received its Ares wave and was sold out in less than a 4-day period. It was through dumb luck that I got my complete set, but others have not been so fortunate, and many reports are confirming that Wal*Mart has these items listed as "non-replenish", a designation supposedly assigned to seasonal items and exclusives where local stores cannot make requests for re-orders, and instead have to take what is given to them, IF it even arrives in the first place. Now obviously you have no control over the distribution of these exclusives, but I'd like to use my question to hear from you guys as to what you think about this situation, especially when you consider that some of you are customers too.

Answer: The first wave of inventory sold through very quickly and reinforcements are on the way. Additional inventory has already shipped to Target & Wal-Mart & our expectation is that both waves will be readily available for the holiday season at their respective exclusive retailers.

JediTricks
11-03-2008, 03:48 PM
I get the feeling that the Marvel 3.75" team has eyes bigger than its stomach, they are planning the line as if it's the same hit sensation as Star Wars without making sure first. I can't imagine it failing as bad as Mattel's DC IH line, but I don't want another Indiana Jones debacle on our hands where the line struggles and gets canceled too early with so much product announced but shelved.

TheRealDubya
11-03-2008, 08:57 PM
I get the feeling that the Marvel 3.75" team has eyes bigger than its stomach, they are planning the line as if it's the same hit sensation as Star Wars without making sure first. I can't imagine it failing as bad as Mattel's DC IH line, but I don't want another Indiana Jones debacle on our hands where the line struggles and gets canceled too early with so much product announced but shelved.

It's a very good point JT. I wonder if they're looking at the success of their previous Marvel lines (and Toy Biz's) to gauge the prospects. Plus they're doing a lot more buck recycling than with Indy.

TheDarthVader
11-07-2008, 02:12 PM
No one is talkin' about the WM exclusive marvel legends?

Beast
11-07-2008, 02:31 PM
No one is talkin' about the WM exclusive marvel legends?
I haven't seen them in my area. But then.... my Wal-Marts seem to be hopeless when it comes to exclusive waves of Marvel Legends. I never saw the 2-Packs that they had last year there. Thankfully the only one I really want from the Ares wave is Guardian.

Phantom-like Menace
11-08-2008, 11:16 AM
No one is talkin' about the WM exclusive marvel legends?

I got very lucky while looking for Wally World exclusive Halo figures for Sal and walked right into the lot of them. I grabbed Guardian, Flamed-on Human Torch, Ultimate War Machine, and Heroes Reborn Iron Man. The only one I was really unhappy with was Heroes Reborn Iron Man, but someday, he's just going to get lost in an armory diorama, so it doesn't matter too much.

Guardian is pretty cool. I'm looking to grab a second one if I ever see one. Aside from his paint, he's a fairly plain figure with a ToyBiz body and would make a great base for customs.

LTBasker
11-08-2008, 02:58 PM
I saw about a case's worth of the WM wave put out, not that it helps me any, though. I don't want a single figure in the wave. The only ML figure I really want that's out is Tiger Stripe Wolvie from the Rulk wave, and I still can't find anything from that wave aside from one single, solitary, depressing sighting of a lone black Spidey.

Anything I'm looking for I can't find right now. Marvel Legends, Titanium, Indy, DCUC... NOTHING.

Jedi_Master_Guyute
11-10-2008, 10:41 PM
Spotted the WM wave at two stores tonight; both stores had A LOT of them. One store had them on a side counter and in the aisle while the other had them on an endcap in some sort of cardboard display, a few rows of them.

I didn't care for the wave when it was announced and my attitude didn't change when I saw them in stores. :thumbsup:

Phantom-like Menace
11-11-2008, 01:01 PM
Since Target was nice enough to drop their prices on non-Hulk Wave ML, I grabbed a Spiral I saw today. I haven't taken her out of the package, but she looks like a pretty cool figure.

Beast
11-11-2008, 02:04 PM
Spiral's an awesome figure. One of the best ones ever in the ML line.

RUSHBOY
11-11-2008, 09:17 PM
Spiral's an awesome figure. One of the best ones ever in the ML line.
I got lucky and found the Spiral variant (the one with the helmet off) !!
I agree with beast she is an amazing figure !
:thumbsup:

RUSHBOY
11-11-2008, 10:29 PM
Here's the pic of the spiral variant !!

Beast
11-11-2008, 10:55 PM
That's pretty keen. But I think I like the basic version more.

Not a fan of the gold weapons or the way the helmet looks.

Sinscia Fat'o
11-12-2008, 03:26 PM
I loved Marvel Legends, I really did. And I stand by the fact that Toy Biz's legends line was and is the best toy line to date. (Yes cooler than Star Wars and MEgo. . .) Though with Hasbro the line has been really tough to track down, but nothing drastic as i only collect characters i like. Though with the past few waves i've been getting a little weirded out and down right ****ed off. First Red Hulk. . .I gotta buy all the figures to get the only one out of the wave i actually want? Then the Wal-Mart Wave...I gotta get a bunch of re do's and MISc characters to get Ares? WTF? This build a figure crap has gotten out of hand and has murdered this line. It's cool for huge characters like Fing Fang Foom, Galactus ETC, but for normal sized characters it's getting really old. Sorry for the rant but Ares being a BAF is just wrong.

Beast
11-12-2008, 04:36 PM
You could just buy the Marvel Select Red Hulk.

Buying figures you don't want to get the BAF has been an aspect of the line since the BAF concept began. Trust me, I've done it myself. The only wave I felt really was justified was the Sentinel in ML10. Since all of the figures but one were X-Men related. And regarding the size, the day of massive BAFs is over with. Especially with the price of oil. Hell it was over with after Apocalypse. Mojo and MODOK certainly weren't huge. Not to mention there's only so many recognizable HUGE characters who could be done.

plasticfetish
11-25-2008, 06:41 PM
Got a look at the Ares wave of figures at Walmart the other day. Picked up a few of the figures, and here's my quick review of the wave...

Ultimate War Machine: Nothing new here. A repaint of an earlier figure that was cool enough, but not worth buying again.

Kang: I bought Kang and like Kang very much, but he's not an extraordinary figure by any means. The head (face) sculpt is good though, the paint is decent, and it's a nice, tight, well made toy... so I'm happy.

Guardian: A big disappointment seeing as how this was one of the few that I wanted from this series. The paint on two of the figures that I saw was terrible, and I had to pass. I'll keep an eye open for a better version, but I'm in no hurry now.

Scarlet Spider: Nice enough looking figure, but I have no feelings for this version of Spidey.

Vision: Big disappointment number two here. Seeing as how I'd missed the Toy Biz version of this figure, I was looking forward to this one. The sculpt is decent (fair really), but again the paint was loose and sloppy on the two that I saw. In particular the paint on his head was really bad. I'll probably just pop for an old Toy Biz version on eBay now, and skip this unless I see one that's perfect at some point.

Heroes Reborn Iron Man: As much as I'm a sucker for just about any comic book version of Iron Man, I have no feelings for this one. That, and I'm not really impressed by the way it looks. The sculpt is far less than dynamic... and he kind of seems to have a smallish head.

Crossbones: Who?

Human Torch: This figure was the biggest surprise of the bunch, as I didn't expect to want it. I'd call this the best version of Torch that I've seen, and seeing as how I managed to score the transparent version, I'm calling this one of the best ML figures that I've bought in a while. It's no secret that I'm a sucker for transparent (clear plastic) figures, but even so, I think they did a really nice job with the sculpt (head isn't too small or weird looking), and all of the articulation seems perfect. Going back to the Kang figure, one of the things that sort of bothers me is the hip articulation that they chose (he stands bowlegged.) The Human Torch figure is handled so much better--very smartly done.

(Pics later, and "somewhere" else. ;))

Lastly... I have ZERO interest in the Ares build-a-figure from this series, so I'm in absolutely no rush to buy this entire set. And though the post Red Hulk series figures have gone back down in price to around $10, I'm still not feeling that I'm getting my money's worth from these toys, as most of them seem to be heavily reliant on recycled parts and are plagued by crappy loose paint jobs. I'm seeing about a dollars worth of effort (if that) from the figures in this wave... and I'm pretty sure that Hasbro can do better.

El Chuxter
11-25-2008, 08:25 PM
Crossbones: Who?

Really? He's been a pretty major player in Captain America for almost twenty years now. Maybe longer.

plasticfetish
11-25-2008, 10:10 PM
Really? He's been a pretty major player in Captain America for almost twenty years now. Maybe longer.Since '89... I looked it up. Which is also your way of telling that I probably haven't read a Captain America book (or that many others) since around '84. :eek:

Beast
11-25-2008, 11:48 PM
The Hasbro Marvel Q&A's are finally coming back. Here's what's up so far.

Action Figs:

Hasbro Marvel Q&A

Hasbro delivers just under the wire so that we have something extra to be thankful this coming Thanksgiving Day. We submitted a diverse number group of questions this time around, and got some interesting answers. Hasbro even gave us a gift with Bonus Answer. How nice of them, and it's not even Christmas yet!

ActionFigs: Any plans for the characters from 'Agents of Atlas' to get some love in one of the figure lines anytime soon? The original mini-series featuring the so-called '50's Era Avengers' was a huge hit, even getting nominated for an Eisner. And now the team is getting their own ongoing that is launching out of Secret Invasion. Seems perfect for Marvel Universe.

Hasbro: While we don't see these 50's flashback players making it into the 2009 lineup (it's jam-packed with others right now), we do plan to weave in a few era specific characters /costumes starting with a classic Ms. Marvel. That doesn't mean that M-11 or Marvel Boy couldn't make it into the 2010 lineup, but Dark Hawk and Luke Cage are ready to fight them for a spot!

ActionFigs: Marvel Apes seems to have turned out to be a pretty major surprise hit for Marvel Comics. Already managing to expand with 4 more One-Shots and Crossover plans for 2009. Any plans for even a couple figures based on the storyline showing up in any of the figure lines? Even if it's just the major players like The Gibbon, Captain America, Speedball, and Ape-X.

Hasbro: Marvel Apes is well within the realm of possibilities, but it's not something that we have current plans for in 09.

ActionFigs: Back in September we asked about the upcoming Mail-Away for the Nick Fury figure in the 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line. At the time we were told that you'd be revealing information about the mail-away shortly. However since then we haven't heard anything. Anything more to share in regard to Nick Fury? Or is he still deep undercover?

Hasbro: You'll be seeing and hearing a lot more about Fury (and his top secret files) in December! All we can say right now is that the mail away figure will be really cool. More details will be made public soon.

ActionFigs: We saw early concept art of Superhero Squad Wave 12 at SDCC during the slideshow presentation. The wave consisting of AXM Beast & Avalanche, Captain America & Black Widow, Spider-Armor Spider-Man & Rhino, and Spider-Man & Tombstone. Recently this wave came up for Pre-Order in the latest issue of Diamond Comics Previews. However we still haven't seen any actual pictures of it as of yet. Any chance that we can get get a look at the 4 Packs that comprise this Wave?

Hasbro: Absolutely, check out new images of these figures (and a couple of other new Squad items) in the "new news" section of Hasbro.com/marvel on November 25th.

ActionFigs: A while back we were told that the Marvel team had finalized Wave 4 of the 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line. And were hard at work on Wave 5. Since it's a long time until the debut of the line, is there any chance we could get an update on who's coming in Wave 4? Something to wet our appetite and give us something new to talk about until the line debutes in March.

Hasbro: If it were up to me I'd spill it all, but I crack easily under pressure. I'll give you one brand new 2009 character hint, but that's it. "We now know that he wasn't what he appeared to be back in the day". Discuss amongst yourselves.

*Bonus Answer!
You didn't ask, but we thought we'd drop you a hint about the upcoming Punisher figure in Wave 1 of Universe. If you see one on shelf, you might want to consider adding it to your collection.that's all we'll say."
Cool Toy Review:


Hasbro's Marvel Comics Q&A: The Answers!

We've passed on 5 of your burning Marvel Comics questions! So check out the latest scoop we've got for you this all-new, all-different monthly Q&A session with Hasbro.

Cool Toy Review: Is it still too early to talk about the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie toy line yet? We saw a great banner at SDCC, but there hasn't been a lot of info since then...what scale will this line be in?

Hasbro: This has been a popular question over the past couple of months and the wait is almost over. There will be an announcement on December 17th (make sure to check out the news section of Hasbro.com/Marvel) that will provide many of the answers here.

Cool Toy Review: Will there be any new version of everyone's favorite Cajun thief X-Man, Gambit?

Hasbro: I think a lot of X fans would arm wrestle you over the "everyone's favorite" part. A new version of Gambit as a Horseman of Apocalypse could be pretty cool. What costume or era would you want to see?

Cool Toy Review: When you are selecting the characters for the line (Marvel Universe, Marvel Legends, Super Hero Squad), do you have a set number of characters that you NEED to include (and if so, who are they?) and how far obscure can you go with your choices before they are deemed "too obscure" (like Razorback!)

Hasbro: Now, we can tell by your question that you're a fan of Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man and vintage 1970's Marvel lore. That means we like you already! What would you think of a Razorback and Lightmaster 2 pack? Wait...we already know the answer to that question.

Seriously though, let's use Super Hero Squad as the example. We don't have to include specific characters in the lineup, but there are certain characters (like Spider-Man) that continually outsell others because of the kid focused nature of this line. For this reason, we do tend to utilize these perennial heavy hitters a lot and we pair them with guys like Shang Chi and the Sentry. Lots of people want these guys, but they need a little super star power mixed in with them.

Cool Toy Review: We love Alpha Flight! Can we please get more characters from this much-missed team? (We're talking the John Byrne-era lineup here, nothing else)

Hasbro: Now we're talking, and we couldn't agree more! The Universe line will get its Puck (and others) at some point. We'll get at least one classic Alpha in year one if it's the last thing we do!

Cool Toy Review: We've recently flashed back to the classic Secret Wars toy line, which for many fans was the introduction to the Marvel Universe. However, the toy line did not last long and the majority of characters never got made. Would this be a storyline that you would consider re-visiting? I'd love to see all of the characters from the first issue's cover recreated in action figure form! (and with the characters we've seen so far, you're on the way already!)

Hasbro: Would we ever consider re-visiting the crossover series that launched em' all? Heck yeah. There are a bunch of key characters from this arc that simply need to get made, starting with Klaw. We've said many times before that almost everything is on the table for Universe, it all depends on how far collectors and fans want us to take it. If you want to go one step further, who wouldn't want the Beyonder in his 80's style leisure suit from Secret Wars II? Who's with me?

Kastor's Corner:

Interview: Hasbro Answers Nov 08

Well it looks like right before the big shopping day Hasbro gives us some answers and asks some questions back of the fans. Let's see what they have to say.

Kastor: Will we be seeing any army building packs in SHS? Since GH tends to repack troopers, will SHS do the same with Hand Ninjas, SHIELD Agents, and Skrulls, etc?

Hasbro: Yes, in fact there is a SHIELD / Skrull 2 pack coming out in the very near future.

Kastor: Scale has been an issue with Hasbro's original sculpts lately: Union Jack, Silver Surfer, Namor, and Vison come to mind. Can we see a return to a scale more in line with previous Marvel Legends?

Hasbro: As collectors know, there are cases where an existing base body sculpt is utilized for more than one character. This translates to an excellent representation of the original inspiration for the body and a good match (but not absolutely perfect) for the subsequent uses. Trust us when we say that we'd love to do completely new and original sculpts for each and every character that we put in the lineup, but the business reality is (with mass market action figure lines) that it isn't possible to do that. Let's take your first example, Union Jack. The base body comes from Quicksilver, so it wasn't sculpted specifically for UJ, but it's a darn close match and we've actually gotten a lot of great feedback on this one. Let's get real specific - are you referring to the height, the bulk or both?

Kastor: In Marvel Legends there has been a set number of figures in a wave. The number seems to fluctuate between 6 and 8. What can we expect for the 3 3/4 line for waves? Also, if those numbers are set, how many waves can we expect for 2009?

Hasbro: There are currently 5 waves planned for 2009 and the number of figures per wave will vary. There will be at least 34 single carded figures but there might also be plenty of other fun surprises along the way.

Kastor: Will the Fury Files figures be compatible with the current Hulk Movie figures?

Hasbro: They would certainly live together if you were to pose them out in the same diorama, but they weren't specifically designed to be a part of the same line if that's what you mean.

Kastor: We are drawing to a close of the Marvel Legends for 2008, and nothing about 2009 has been announced for the 6 inch line. Any teams or characters we might look forward to in 2009 for the 6 inch collectors? And may i offer Blink as a great suggestion to start 2009 off with?

Hasbro: The Exiles have a few alternate reality versions of characters that would make great additions to the Legends line. Blink is an awesome place to start along with Morph. However, we aren't ready to make any new 6" announcements just yet.

RooJay
11-26-2008, 01:51 AM
*Bonus Answer!
You didn't ask, but we thought we'd drop you a hint about the upcoming Punisher figure in Wave 1 of Universe. If you see one on shelf, you might want to consider adding it to your collection.that's all we'll say."

That sounds rather scary to me. It seems like they might be implying that The Punisher is going to be a chase figure. Chase figures can be a cool little bonus sometimes, but a character as widely known and liked as Punisher really, really needs to be available to everyone who wants him. I will be highly displeased if I have to resort to paying a scalper to add such an iconic character to my collection.

plasticfetish
11-26-2008, 04:13 AM
It seems like they might be implying that The Punisher is going to be a chase figure.Perhaps there's going to be a version (new movie version?) that's only available with the first wave... or something like that.

Beast
11-26-2008, 11:30 AM
It likely means that the mostly black costumed modern version of the Punisher that was shown at SDCC will replace the Classic version in later shipments.

Beast
11-26-2008, 11:45 AM
Here's Toymania's Q&A. Most of the Answers relate to the MU line.

Hasbro's Marvel Q&A November 2008

November 2008 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. What's next for Marvel Legends? After the Nemesis wave and a few two packs there isn't anything announced. Are you shelving the line for a bit and focusing on the Marvel Universe line, or cancelling Legends entirely and running with Marvel Universe from here on out?

Answer: We are focusing heavily on the 2009 launch of Marvel Universe but Marvel Legends still has a lot of life left in it. There are a ton of classic characters that still need their day in the 6" scale sun!

2. Will Hasbro attend NYCC 09 and will they offer any exclusives, like maybe pre-release Marvel Universe figures?

Answer: We are hoping to have a team at NYCC with a presence similar to years past - we'll be sure to update fans as this develops. However if we do go, we won't be offering exclusives at the show.

3. Any chance of seeing The Hood, Thunderbolts Norman Osborn, Modern Luke Cage or any other prominent character(s) in New/Mighty Avengers/Secret Invasion?

Answer: Modern Luke Cage simply has to get done! As for Norman, his alter ego is making an appearance in wave 2, but we're not quite ready to release him in business attire just yet. Finally, the Hood... sure he's tough but we still say that Wilson Fisk could take him so the Kingpin comes first!

4. What is the status of the Wizard poll figures? as some seem perfectly tailored for a two-pack (Northstar and Aurora).

Answer: These figures are currently stuck in the transporter. Not to fear though, their bio signatures remain strong and they will most likely be fully recovered at some future date.

5. Is there anything that you wish to comment on at this time?

Answer: No current plans for this.
Figures.Com and SuperheroTimes.Com has their Q&As up now.

Figures.Com:

Hasbro Marvel November Q&A

New Fan's Choice figure, Build-A-Figure info and more...

Once again Hasbro answers our questions regarding the future of their multiple lines of Marvel action figures and collectibles...

1. Please explain the increased emphasis on store exclusives for the Marvel Legends line and what does the future hold for the Marvel Legends line in terms of distribution?

There is one mainline Build-A-Figure series on shelves this Fall (Fing Fang Foom) and two exclusives (Red Hulk and Ares). Quite simply, the exclusive opportunities allow for a greater diversity of product at one time. Without the exclusives, there wouldn't be 3 complete waves out there for the fall. Going forward, we'll continue to use multiple strategies that enable us to offer fans and collectors the widest band of product.

2. With the Marvel Legends 2-Packs seemingly the future of the Marvel Legends line, when can we expect to see Build-A-Figure pieces included with these 2-Packs?

We're not planning to include BAF's with the two packs.

3. With the Hulk or Fantastic Four-themed Marvel Legends lines being recent fan-favorites, what other "themed" Marvel Legends waves can fans expect to see in the future?

We don't have any new 6" news that we can announce at the moment, so we thought we might throw this out there with respect to the Hulk Legends wave instead. We've seen a lot of fan discussion on the topic of the Green Hulk variant recently. Collectors have been looking for a second variant in a darker shade of Green. While the green may have varied slightly in production, there is really only one variant.

4. With the introduction of the Marvel Universe 3 3/4" line, fans are wondering about larger-sized characters. When can fans expect to see a Living Tribunal, Galactus, Sentinel, Fing Fang Foom, or Giant Man figure in scale with the 3 3/4" line?

One of the great things about 3.75" is that many of the Build-A-Figures that have already been done still work perfectly in terms of scale. Galactus, Sentinel, Giant Man and Foom all look awesome when they're side by side with the Universe figures. As for the future, we're definitely keeping those larger characters in mind and we have some fun stuff cooking....

5. When can fans expect to once again vote in a "Fan's Choice" Poll? Age of Apocalypse Sunfire makes a great addition to the line and the fans enjoy being involved in the decision-making process...

We're with you, in fact we're finalizing details on the next Fan's Choice Poll as we speak!

SuperheroTimes.Com:

Hasbro Marvel November Q&A

Once again Hasbro answers our questions regarding the future of their multiple lines of Marvel action figures and collectibles...

When can fans expect to see additional play sets and vehicles in the Superhero Squad line and what play sets are planned for future release?

You'll see the new Squad Cruiser vehicles in just a few months. Head on over to Hasbro.com for details & images…

2. Years ago, there was talk of a Darkhawk figure from Toybiz. With the recent reassurgance of Darkhawk in the Marvel U, when can fans expect to finally see a Darkhawk figure?

Ahhh, Darkhawk. Where have you been? You didn't call, you didn't write…sniff, sniff. Let's just say this - with respect to our old cosmic friend, it's not a matter of "if" but "when"…

3. It seems no matter which characters are made as a part of the Marvel Mighty Muggs lines, they sell well. When can fans expect to see female Marvel Mighty Muggs characters like Phoenix, Storm, Mary Jane and/or Black Cat?

How about this coming Spring? At least one of the characters you mentioned will be in Wave 2 of 2009!

4. Mattel has released a number of secondary characters in their DC Universe Classics line. When can Marvel fans expect to see more secondary characters in the Marvel Legends or Marvel Universe line and which characters can fans expect to see? Speedball/Penance would be a cool addition...

How about right now? Crossbones, Spiral and Adam Warlock definitely fall into that realm and those are currently on store shelves...while they last. You'll see some curveballs coming at you in the Universe line as well…classic Ms. Marvel is a perfect example of the type of surprises you can expect to see in 2009.

5. When can fans expect to see new Spider-man figures on store shelves instead of the re-released figures which have made up the most recent waves?

A bunch of cool new sculpts are on tap for Spring 2009 - Tarantula and Juggernaut for starters…

From Uncannyxmen.net:

Hasbro Q&A

Hopefully by now you’ve come down from your sugar rush. However, it’s not time to stop celebrating for we have yet another batch of answers regarding the future of the Marvel toy brand.

Q1. It is probably fair to say that the majority of action figures are of male characters - what are the chances of a set containing female characters that haven't yet received a figure, or the only figure they have is very old and hard to come by (and quite possibly not that good by today's standards).
Obvious choices would be: Polaris, Jubilee, Moonstar, Daytripper, Valerie Cooper, Moira MacTaggert, Skids, Magma, Darkstar, Monet, Siryn, Boom-Boom and Meggan.-Daytripper

A1. Great list. A few of these have been considered in our character debates and just haven't made the final cut. But we'll be honest with you here - the chance of this being released as a box set…or a wave…is not good. That's not to say you won't find a couple sprinkled in along the way.

Q2. "Do you have any plans for "Classic Teams" box sets like the original X-Men/X-Factor, Horsemen of Apocalypse or the All-New All Different X-Men. With their uniforms of the time not the current uniforms."
Honestly I'd pay money for a set of detailed figures of Peter David's first X-Factor team with right era uniforms (Havok, Polaris, Wolfsbane, Strong Guy, Madrox, Quicksilver. Don't forget Valerie Cooper!) -RingOtaku, others

A2. We like box sets. We really like classic teams. We like classic team box sets. But Fury says we can't share anything right now. He says it's classified. We don't mess with Nick.

Q3. [Having earlier asked and been told the AoA Sunfire figure was produced] What about a question about better advertisements regarding things like this? Ads on Marvel.com, UncannyXmen.Net, Newsarama.com, etc.? -Wendigo

A3. WE ARE AWAITING A RESPONSE FROM THE BRAND TEAM ON THIS. STAY TUNED. (Joe)

Q4. Why are there more unique characters in SuperHero Squad than Marvel Legends? -EvilMonkeyPope

A4. The simple answer here is price point, but counting BAF characters as figures, there were over 50 Marvel Legends in 2007 and over 50 in 2008. That's a whole lot of Legends goodness in just 2 years!

Q5. With the 3.75" scale figures on the horizon will the Legends line still get some attention? -Milleniumcyke

5) Yes.

Until next month!

Beast
12-19-2008, 05:49 PM
Here's this month's Q&As from around the Net:

ActionFigs:

ActionFigs: What is the current status of the Superhero Squad 'Spider-Man Saves The Day' and 'Winter Soldier Saga' 4-Packs? Initially they were scheduled to be released several months ago. However those who pre-ordered them from Hasbro Toy Shop have recently had their ordered cancelled. We've recently seen them turning up overseas, but nothing so far in the United States.

Hasbro: These 4 packs have been delayed but not cancelled. There simply isn't enough room at retail for these and the Iron Man Squad 4 packs.

ActionFigs: A while back we were told that the 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line would be hitting in Spring 2009. The Fury Files website countdown clock suggests that they'll be out on March 1st. However, we're now getting reports that the figures are already being sold at Toys R Us stores in Singapore. Does thismean we might see them sooner rather than later in the U.S. as well?

Hasbro:The global set date is March 1st so although some of them have managed to sneak out early, the quantities will be small.

ActionFigs: Many collectors are reporting great difficulty getting their hands on Superhero Squad Collector's Pack #2. Either their Toys R Us restocked with the original Collector's Pack or simply hasn't been getting any in of the new sets in. This is especially frustrating given the all new figures of Professor X and Shadowcat w/ Lockheed which are only available in the set. Is there any chance that the set could be offered online via Hasbro Toy Shop much like the Sand Pit Stand off was?

Hasbro: This item isn't slated for the HTS website right now, but these have been showing up on more and more TRU shelves over the past couple of weeks. Hopefully you've found one by the time you get this answer!

ActionFigs: In two years the Superhero Squad line has managed to deliver an incredibly large and diverse representation of the Marvel Universe. But there's still a few major holes in some of our teams. And while we hate to ask about specific characters, we just wanted to ask if any of the following were on tap for 2009? They would go a long way to filling out our teams.

Avengers: Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Wonder Man, Power Man, Iron Fist, Tigra.
X-Men: Havok, Polaris, Sunfire, Thunderbird, Emma Frost (Astonishing), Jubilee.

Hasbro: We like the specific questions, but as you know, we can't always be specific with our answers. Soooo, a couple of these are locks in 2009 but we can't tell you which ones yet. Here's what we want to know from you -what's your favorite Wonderman costume? Classic red & green or the bright red safari jacket? Maybe it's one of the others...let us know what you think.

ActionFigs: With the Marvel Universe 3 3/4" line launching from Secret Invasion, it's a surprise not to see some Skrulls or some of the major players they replaced during the story in figure form. Or even some of the major players from Dark Reign. In regard to SI, will we see normal and/or skrull'd versions of Elektra, Yellowjacket, Jarvis, or Spider-Woman in '09?

Hasbro: We definitely haven't forgotten about the Skrulls. We've got something skrullish on tap for sure.but the SHIELD file is still classified on this one!
The Fwoosh:

1. What is the focus of the Marvel Universe line, in terms of character selection? Will it focus primarily on characters getting heavy comic rotation, or will we see some random, older characters as well? For characters with different costumes/looks, will there be a tendency toward the current/modern look, or the classic? For example, if Luke Cage were to show up, is it more likely he would be in his Power Man costume, or in his New/Secret Avengers garb?

We've got 70 years of comic history to draw from so we aren't focusing on any one particular era or segment. You'll see some 70's and 80's specific characters and costumes as well as plenty of contemporary ones. Heck, you may even see some 40's inspired choices, but we don't want to give too much away. We want to throw some fun curveballs into this line and we've got some things planned for the back half of the year that are going to take fans by surprise. As for Luke Cage, it's tough to beat that classic costume. Make sure to check out the "new news" on Hasbro.com/marvel this Friday for new in-package pics of Universe waves 2 & 3.

2. At SDCC we got to see some really nice looking Marvel Icons including Phoenix – the first female Icon! I believe these were set to be Previews and TRU exclusives. Can you give us a rough date when they will be available? Will we still see variants for Phoenix and Daredevil?

This new batch of Icons should be hitting a TRU near you by mid-January.

3. Can you give us an idea of what the future holds for the Marvel Legends 6" line? You intimated at SDCC that the BaF model was likely finished, and that two packs were the future. Can we expect to see new Two Packs unveiled at Toy Fair or NYCC? As you can imagine, this line has been around quite some time and has many hungry fans eager for news. The lack of upcoming product invariably feeds speculation that the line is being suspended. Can you give us at least a hint one way or another?

We'll be revealing some new news on Legends shortly. There are still a lot of great characters left to do in 6" and we know that collectors are hungry for more. We also know that most Legends collectors want to avoid getting new versions of "A" characters that they already have, which makes it hard to drive the necessary volumes for mass retail. With that said, there's a plan in the works that we think you're going to like. Details to follow shortly...

4. The Iron Man movie line seems to be doing very well at retail. Will it continue? If so, is there a chance for comic based characters (such as Crimson Dynamo, etc.) to appear there?

The Iron Man line will definitely continue in 2009. There will be a whole bunch of heroes, villains and other surprises in there, some of which we'll be revealing in February at Toy Fair and New York Comic Con.

5. There seems to be some discrepancy in regard to international distribution. Many of the overseas fans have a hard time finding product. You've said it's a question of retailers not ordering the product. However, when some of our members have requested the product from their stores, they're told by the retailers that these items are not made available to them for order. If a collector gets a response like that from their retailer, what's their most effective course of action for getting their desires addressed?

We hear you. We've been following the discussion in the Negative Zone and we realize that it's frustrating for Marvel fans who live in markets where it's hard to find product. We're working with Hasbro UK right now on some possibilities for getting more Marvel classic product into that region and we're hopeful that things will start happening soon.
Cool Toy Review:

Cool Toy Review: Why wasn't there a toy line for the Punisher War Zone movie? Is it considered to be too violent for kids? It would be cool to see the new movie incarnations of Frank and Jigsaw brought to life in action figure form.

Hasbro: No reason other than the fact that there were two other blockbuster Marvel movies this year that translate perfectly to broad toy lines.

Cool Toy Review: Back at SDCC, it was revealed that both Marvel Toys (formerly Toy Biz) and Gentle Giant have done work on the Marvel Universe line. Can you talk a bit about how that process? How much input does each company add to the line, and how challenging is it to work together?

Hasbro: We do work closely with both Marvel Toys & Gentle Giant and it's not challenging at all. In fact, it's fun. They're both great partners with lots of great ideas.

Cool Toy Review: Whatever happened to Marvel Legends Series 4?

Hasbro: This wave is on it's way to Wal-Mart right now, so they should start showing up in the next few weeks. Bonus answer: Marvel Trivia time. Many fans were referring to the Double D on Yellow Daredevil's costume as a mistake.but check out the covers of Daredevil #5 & #6. This costume actually bridged the classic single D and the introduction of the red costume.

Cool Toy Review: The Super Hero Squad line is still very popular, and I can't wait to see what characters get the cute & cuddly treatment next. Any hints of who is on deck?

Hasbro: How about this - a current Thunderbolt and a former Avenger who's status was active on both coasts. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Cool Toy Review: As a follow-up to your suggestion of the Beyonder in the leisure suit...um, maybe not. Although that funky battle armor he wore during Secret Wars II tie-ins wold be cool. He also wore in the 1990s Spider-Man animated series as well. What do you think?

Hasbro: Ha! We were only kidding about the leisure suited Beyonder (as far as you know) but the character is still a very real possibility considering the importance of that series in Marvel history and lore. We agree that the battle armor would translate better to toy. What are you going to tell us next? That Jarvis is a no-go?
Superhero Times:

1. Some fans fear the new 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line will include figures of character who have yet to receive the 6" Marvel Legends treatment. What are the chances fans who've waited years for their favorite 6" Marvel Legends figure will only receive the character figure in the new 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line?

Real agents of SHIELD have no fear! We're having some fun putting characters into the Universe lineup that will take fans by surprise so there's definitely a chance that some haven't yet had their day in the 6" sun.

2. With the flurry of Iron Man figures hitting shelves and the confirmation of a second Iron Man film in 2010, what are the chances of the line continuing throughout 2009 and including additional armored Marvel heroes and more rogues from Iron Man's gallery of villains?

Definitely, the 6" Iron Man line will be continuing throughout 2009, so you're going to see a lot more armored heroes and villains over the next 12 months.

3. With the success of secondary characters - including Adam Warlock, Crossbones, Guardian and Spiral - in recent retailer exclusive Marvel Legends waves, what additional secondary characters can fans expect to see in future Marvel Legends waves?

We have some plans in the works for 6" Legends...but we can't give away the specifics just yet. We know that Legends collectors want to fill in the holes in their collections and we're committed to finding a way to do that. There will be some news forthcoming shortly...

4. Many of the Marvel U's heavy hitters have been announced for the new 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line. When can fans expect to get multi-packs including either army-builder figures like Hand Ninja and Hydra Soldiers or popular superhero teams like the Avengers, X-Men, etc?

It's a definite possibility for Fall of 2009. We have a bunch of cool stuff for the back half of the year that we haven't yet revealed.

5. Hasbro recently announced the exciting return of Marvel Legends Icons 12" figures, including the highly-anticiapted Nightcrawler, Daredevil, Colossus and Phoenix. What additional characters and figures can fans expect in Hasbro's continued support of this super-sized line in 2009?

We don't have any additional Icons on tap immediately, but you can bet that if these sell through quickly that you'll see more.
Kastor's Corner:

Kastor: After your last bonus answer I have to ask: what is so special about the Punisher in the new 3 3/4 line?

Hasbro: A-ha. We'll leave that to fans and collectors to determine…but many speculative posts on the boards have nailed the answer already.

Kastor: What happened to Super Hero Squad Kraven? Where is he? When will he be part of the line?

Hasbro: Kraven is extremely elusive by nature. We've been tracking him for over a year now…but once we find him he'll find his way back into the Squad lineup. We just have to find a place for him because 2009 is already jam packed with some crazy fan faves.

Kastor: When can we expect a general update for 09 Marvel Legends?

Hasbro: Very shortly…we have some plans in the works for 6" Legends but we can't give away the details just yet. We can tell you this…Legends isn't dead.
Toy Ark:

Marvel Universe - Will the figures eventually come with stands like the 25th Joe line does, featuring their names and/or series numbers, etc?

It's a future possibility, but there are no branded figure stands planned for 2009.

At Furyfiles.com - when you enter a code for a figure, will the site save your figures under your account, or will you have to enter the code each time you come back to see various characters info?

Ahhh, agent status has it's privileges. The site will save all the codes you've entered under your custom agent profile. So once you've acquired access to certain files, you'll maintain them in your own personal SHIELD database.

Are there any plans for themed Marvel Universe waves - aka All X-Men, all Spider-Man, etc?

The greatest thing about the Marvel Universe is the breadth of character so we'd rather go broad with every wave. You'll definitely see some of these teams bunched together within a wave, but we aren't planning to theme entire waves.

Will we ever see a return of the pack-in comics in Legends or Universe?

We have a good feeling about this one. That's all we can say.

Marvel Universe - are there any plans for interchangeable armor to use between the figures, specifically for characters like Iron Man. Where a civilian/human figure could be the core, and armor is removable, and usable elsewhere, etc.

Sounds cool but it's not something we've slotted into the line at the moment.
Uncanny X-Men.Net:

Q1. Have you considered doing a build a figure similar to the Sentinel series, where you don’t have to buy the whole wave to complete the figure? - Graveyardkiss

If you mean larger scale figures sold as one piece…then the answer is yes. We've given it serious consideration. Tell us who you'd want to see.

Q2. I really love what Marvel is doing with the New Captain Britain and MI13 comic, It seems to be pretty popular too! Is there any chance we'll see the new Captain Britain in the Marvel Legends or Marvel universe lines? - man_ant

There's definitely a chance of this, in fact we have one team member who is always fighting to get this guy in. But seriously, the classic 1970's Red and Gold costume deserves some love too! Captain Britain, your day will come my friend…your day will come!

Q3. How difficult is it to choose what costume a character is going to wear when the decision has been made for said character to be turned into an action figure? Obviously some characters would be easier than others as they haven't had many costumes, or have only had one iconic costume. Some characters have had up to dozens of costumes - do you choose the costume they currently wear, their most recognizable, or an era-specific costume? -Daytripper

It isn't really difficult, but there's no standard rule of thumb for this. It's different for each character and it really comes down to which costume will resonate the most with collectors and fans. Sometimes, we even decide to do more than one. Take Ms. Marvel for example. We're using her current costume in the Universe line, but we're also releasing a classic 1970's inspired one as well.

Q4. Will you please make the Wolverine & the X-Men and the Wolverine movie figures in 6" scale? - EvilMonkeyPope

We've gotten a ton of questions about the scale of the Wolverine line and the wait is almost over. There will be an announcement on December 17th (make sure to check out the news section of Hasbro.com/Marvel) that will provide many of the answers here.

Q5. With the new NYX series out, the huge success of Young Avengers and Runaways and talks of a Runaways movie in motion would NYX, Runaways and more Young Avengers figures ever be considered? - Mighty Marshal

Absolutely. We've said before that everything is on the table for the Universe line and we mean it. Runaways, Heroes for Hire, Guardians of the Galaxy, past and present. If the fans demand it, you can bet we'll try to make it happen.

Bonus Answer!
You didn’t ask, but we thought we’d drop you a hint about the upcoming Punisher figure in Wave 1 of Universe. If you see one on shelf, you might want to consider adding it to your collection…that’s all we’ll say.

Have a great holiday!

JediTricks
12-23-2008, 06:55 PM
Ugh, that answer to CTR about working with Toy Biz and GG was shameless, totally unacceptable (moreso than usual).

Good job with the AF Q&A. :thumbsup:

Beast
12-23-2008, 08:02 PM
Ugh, that answer to CTR about working with Toy Biz and GG was shameless, totally unacceptable (moreso than usual).

Good job with the AF Q&A. :thumbsup:
Thanks JT. Was hard coming up with Five Questions.

Especially since there's no real new news until Toy Fair.

Beast
06-20-2009, 06:14 PM
*Beast blows the dust off this thread and gets the dust rag.*

Marvel Legends returns in 2010. There will be a big reveal of 16-18 figures in SDCC. Mostly they will be offered in 2-Packs. No more BAFs. And there will be no ML exclusives next year. The good news? They showed 3 of the figures today at Wizard World Philly.

Warpath (X-Force)
Multiple Man
Lady Bullseye

Expect Deadpool and a new Inhuman to go with Black Bolt to be 2 of them.

There's also a fan poll coming up. The top 3 will get made, in 3 different 2-Packs with Hasbro choosing the other figure that will accompany them. They will probably come out around this time next year.

Speaking of polls, they still have plans to eventually get to some of those X-Men figures from the Wizard poll a while back. But they want to do some retooling on them first. So that's further good news.

And here's what you're waiting for. Pics of the 3 figures from WWP.

plasticfetish
06-21-2009, 02:06 PM
Glad to hear that the line is coming back. Those three figures are kind of yawn-tastic to me, but I'm excited to see the rest. A new Deadpool is good. The old ToyBiz figure was kind of... well... it wasn't the most sturdy figure.

Beast
06-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Small update from Fwoosh affiliate...

Hasbro Update on Marvel Legends 6-Inch “Fan’s Choice” News

Yesterday we posted an update from a member of TheFwoosh.com, who attended a Marvel action figure panel with Jesse Falcon (VP of Licensing at Marvel) at Wizard World Philadelphia.

The update described what representatives from Hasbro and Marvel presented about their future plans for Marvel Legends.

Today, I heard from the Hasbro Marvel brand team with some more details and clarification of what’s to come. Here’s the brass tacks:

Hasbro will launch a “Fan’s Choice Pick 3” poll for Marvel Legends at San Diego Comic-Con:

They will be displaying between 16 to 18 never-produced figures at their booth in San Diego Comic-Con. These will be mostly new figures, but some fans may have seen a couple of them before.

These figures will be options for the “Fan’s Choice Pick 3″ poll. The poll will kick off on the first day of Comic-Con, and the top 3 vote getters will make it into the next wave of two packs.

The next wave of two packs is slotted for 2010, with the exact timing still to be determined.

The Hasbro Marvel team will choose 3 other figures from the same 16 to 18 figures on display. They will be paired up with the Fan’s Choice winners in that wave.

So, to summarize, the next wave of two packs will feature six characters - 3 chosen by fans, and 3 chosen by the Hasbro Marvel team.

One point of clarification - our report yesterday indicated that there would be no more retailer exclusive waves for Marvel Legends. This was something that struck me as odd, since big box retailers wouldn’t normally have their 2010 plans until after Fall Toy Fair in October. And, it turns out to be inaccurate:

Actually, when asked about exclusives (someone mentioned that they had a hard time finding some of them and that they would prefer that exclusives didn’t continue), Jesse underscored the fact that exclusives were an important part of the business and would certainly continue.

Expect updates as we hear more - official pics are coming soon. I am still psyched to hear Marvel Legends plans, with the line currently on hiatus.

This year’s remaining Marvel Legends two packs, featuring Nick Fury, Hand Ninja, classic Iron Man, etc., are expected to retail shelves by mid to late August via Toys R Us and Diamond Comics.

http://www.actionfigurepics.com/2009/06/hasbro-update-on-marvel-legends-6-inch-fans-choice-news

Phantom-like Menace
06-21-2009, 11:51 PM
Thanks for the update, Beast. I just dug through several pages of complaining on another site looking for the pertinent information because I'd forgotten the correct way to look for Marvel information was to let you do the leg work.:thumbsup:

Warpath is the only must have for me, but I'm looking forward to MM as well, and I'm sure I'll get multiples.

Rocketboy
09-12-2009, 07:03 AM
I actually found some of the ML Nemesis wave at Walmart last night.
I only grabbed a regular Punisher (they also had 2 camo variant Punishers, a Black Bolt & a Nova, IIRC).

They also had some of the Ares wave.

Phantom-like Menace
09-13-2009, 04:14 PM
I've been going into Wal-Mart almost every day since the Nemesis figures hit. Of all places in town, the last Wal-Mart I was expecting to ever get them--if they got them at all--was the first to put them out. I missed them and saw the leftovers. I was tempted to get Punisher, but decided against it.

However, the current Legends two-packs are seriously awesome. I've got the set with Fury, and I'd really like TRU to get on the ball with more, because I'm really happy with them. I even tried to get my LCS to get them, but it's possibly Diamond is sold out for now.

Phantom-like Menace
03-08-2010, 12:47 AM
Speaking of getting more two-packs . . .

I found these in TRU a couple days ago.

http://members.cox.net/fmkj/dumdum.JPG

Didn't see that coming.

Beast
03-16-2011, 05:15 PM
Shocked that nobody has posted in here about the return of Marvel Legends next year.

So far we've got a modern Thor as an SDCC Exclusive. Then "Wave 1" will be Bucky Cap, Ultimate Hawkeye, and more. And the Build-A-Figure concept will return next year as well, with Terrax the BAF for Wave 1. Very cool!

By the way, for collectors of Marvel Legends... I am selling a few of mine on Ebay.

http://myworld.ebay.com/tmnt-splinter/

I'll be putting stuff up every few days. Just trying to cut down my collection. :)

Phantom-like Menace
03-17-2011, 02:45 AM
I started to post about the latest two-packs some months ago, but since I was the only person to post to the thread in the entirety of 2010, and I already knew about them, I figured it would be pointless.

I picked up the green and silver 6" Titanium Man figure. I'm pretty happy with him, but it reminds me again I forgot to get the one we got with the Iron Man 1 6" figures. I knew I'd regret not getting that one day.

Maradona
03-17-2011, 07:54 AM
I've picked up a few of the latest ML TRU packs, but when I look at them and their price structure, I can't help but remember the glory of the Toy Biz era and wind up disappointed. The figures aren't horrible. But we used to pay less for far better.

Beast
03-17-2011, 01:18 PM
We didn't pay that much less. And prices are up for toys across the board now.

Toy Biz was also owned by Marvel, so that was another major factor.

Maradona
03-17-2011, 04:44 PM
I think Toy Biz even owned Marvel for awhile, but I may be wrong. Toy prices ARE up everywhere (along with quality, in many cases), but I remember ML was priced at around $7.99 a figure, with multipacks being from anywhere from $19.99 to $29.99, depending on whether there were 4, 5, or 6 figures involved. The 2-packs at TRU are as high as $34.99. I'm sure licensing fees are partly to blame, but if more is going to be charged, shouldn't the quality of the figures at least remain consistent? I never understood why we were asked to pay more for less production value.

Don't misunderstand me, I will still collect many Legends sized Marvel figures, but I will also hope that their caliber begins to at least harken back to the more fulfilling days of just under 5 years ago. It would also help if their waves are not constantly WM exclusives. Neither the Nemesis, nor Ares waves were easy to find, let alone complete, anywhere near Los Angeles.

RooJay
03-25-2011, 05:52 AM
I finally came across Havok and Archangel (as well as Jean Grey, who I'd passed on the first time around) at the Disney Store a few weeks back. Their prices tend to be a bit higher than most, but being a member of the Disney family, I was able to pick them up for quite a bit lower than most other retailers! ;)

jpins
04-15-2011, 08:17 PM
The Giant Man/Thor and Frost Giant/Loki sets have shown up at Wal-Marts in North Georgia this week. I have seen them at three different store and each had only one of each set.

Maradona
04-28-2013, 10:02 AM
Not sure if anyone still reads this thread, but just in case:

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/marvel-universe-nick-fury-figure?BR=820&SBR=726&ST=SO&PG=2

jpins
04-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I just ordered one.