Either that, or he's referring to her time as Malice. Which is much worse.
Either that, or he's referring to her time as Malice. Which is much worse.
Thanks for dredging up bad memories.
You gonna post pics of Nick Fury with the Cable getup he wore briefly?
That's my jacket!
Ahh, the nineties! What an incredible time for comics!
Cooltoyreview.com has their first round of questions up.
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/story/f...ers_106884.aspHasbro's 1st Marvel Q&A: The Answers!
Posted by Curto on June 19, 2007 at 03:07 PM CST:
As part of Hasbro's bi-monthly Q&A session, Cool Toy Review passed on 5 of your burning questions and now we've got the answers for you.
Cool Toy Review: Many fans have been disappointed with the smaller scale used for the Spider-Man 3 and Fantastic Four movie lines. Can you explain the reasons for this change, and are there any plans to bring these characters to a more consistent scale with better articulation and paint deco?
Hasbro: There has been a lot of intense debate around the scale of movie figures....we hear you. Both paint and articulation are handled case by case taking into consideration the aesthetic of each character. Maximum articulation sometimes detracts from the overall appearance and quality of the figure. We know that many collectors and fans agree that the overall apearance of a figure ranks higher than the articulation point count. We look at this balance carefully each and every time.
Cool Toy Review: Some characters are just too small to be made. Has Hasbro considered packing in small figures with normal figures? You could add Luna, Franklin, HERBIE, Puppet Master, Layla Miller, Spider-Ham or Howard the Duck to any figure. What about the X-Babies? You see my point...
Hasbro: Sure, we've seen this in the Legends line in the past (i.e.Yellowjacket w/ Wonder Man) and you'll probably see it again in the future. Probably won't be Spider Ham, how about a Howard the Duck Marvel Zombie?
Cool Toy Review: ToyBiz released the 'House of M' and 'Young Avengers' boxed sets; could we see more team releases (such as the Exiles *hint hint*) from Hasbro? If so, would they be mass-market, or collector-oriented (at local comic shops)?
Hasbro: Not for 2007, but we're taking a hard look at some great possibilities for 2008. Couldn't say what the channel would be for these at this point.
Cool Toy Review: I have been focusing on the 3" die cast figures and would like to know if there will be any more movie properties made in this format besides Transformers, Spidey, & Ghost Rider. Thank you.
Hasbro: Unfortunately, we can't discuss the specifics of future die cast lineups....
Cool Toy Review: Apart from the black-webbed Spider-Man in the forthcoming eight-pack, will there be any comic-book-styled Spider-Man (and villian) figures in the Superhero Squad line? My sons love that line, and avidly collect these and the Galactic Heroes.
Hasbro: Your sons will be happy about future Squad lineups.
Got any burning Marvel/Spider-Man questions you need answered straight from the source? If so, either send us an email or post in our forums, and with any luck, you'll get your answers next time!
Marvelousnews.com has their first round up now as well.
http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?c...3&itemid=10977Hasbro Q&A Round 1
by Ryno in Marvel at 05:38 PM on 2007.06.19
Marvelous News is thrilled to bring you round 1 of the new monthly question and answer sessions between you (the fans) and the Hasbro design team members working on Marvel toys. Each month we will be submitting 5 questions asked by you the readers to the Hasbro design team for Marvel, which they then send back with answers to those questions for you to read. Here is the first batch of questions and answers for this month:
Marvelous News: (Regards to Marvel Legends) What are the chances that, moving forward, Hasbro will refrain from using the GI Joe swivel-elbow and the Star Wars ball-jointed elbow/knee articulation schemes for Legends, and return to the double-hinge construction for elbows and knees as introduced by ToyBiz along with the paint apps we are used to?
Hasbro: Both paint and articulation are handled case by case taking into consideration the aesthetic of each character. Maximum articulation sometimes detracts from the overall appearance and quality of the figure. We know that many collectors and fans agree that the overall appearance of a figure ranks higher than the articulation point count. We look at this balance carefully each and every time.
MN: (Regards to Marvel Legends) Will you include flying stands/bases for future figures?
Hasbro: There are no plans to include these on a regular basis, although you will probably see a select few.
MN: (Regards to Marvel Legends) Any two packs or boxsets planned in the future??
Hasbro: Not for 2007, but we're taking a hard look at some great possibilities for box sets and 2-packs in 2008.
MN: (Regards to Marvel Legends) Will we ever see older Toy Biz figures re-released through Hasbro?
Hasbro: While we're not ready to discuss plans beyond our 2007 line at this time, -- There is a strong possibility that several old favorites could be revived. Watch for future announcements.
MN: What happened to the Marvel Heroes line shown at SDCC in 2006, are they still coming and if so when?
Hasbro: This line is not scheduled for release in the near future, but we never say never.
Action Figure Insider's is up now.
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/p...pic.php?t=7800Q1. What have you found to be Hasbro's biggest challenge in taking over the Marvel Legends line?
A) Great question. One challenge on a line like this is finding the balance between collector focus and mass market appeal. We're trying hard to cater to the collector "wish-lists" while still maintaining a healthy mix of A-list characters in order to keep things moving at retail.
Q2. Which of Toy Biz/Marvel Toy's Marvel Legends sculptors do you continue to use? Who are the new sculptors for the line?
A) We use both Hasbro and Toy Biz sculptors, but we believe it's important to point out that the culmination of the product line is ultimately a team effort. There are so many people that have contributed to the line - from concept creation to design, sclupting, painting ...etc .. and all the way through to final production ... the list would be as long as any movie credits ... and we wouldn't want to leave anyone off the list!
Q3. Is there any hope at all for rebooting some of the tail end items that Toy Biz was not able to fit into their run such as: the AIM, Hellfire, Hydra goons and the Build-A-Figure of the Avengers Quinjet?
A) There is hope! In fact, the Hydra Soldier is already in the 2007 line-up! This slippery bunch will be hitting stores this Fall. Can't get specific about the others but we will say that the BAF Quinjet is unlikely at this point.
Q4. Has Hasbro considered a 3-3/4" Marvel line?
A) It has been considered. We're constantly discussing new concepts & ideas…the bigger question is whether that is something that collectors & fans would like to see. Perhaps AFI could Poll collector's on this idea?
Q5. Will we ever see rereleases of hard to find or older legends? Like Toy Biz molds of series one IronMan, Deadpool, Juggernaut? Or hard to find tail-end figures like FFC2 Dragon Man on Kang?
A) While we can't talk specifically about future waves yet, we can say this --- There is a strong possibility that several old favorites could be revived. Stay tuned in 2008!
And Fwoosh.Net's is in also. A lot of repeat questions across the various sites.
Written by RoboKillah
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Every month Hasbro will be answering 5 questions pertaining to their Marvel product.
Here is the first round....
Q: Has there been any consideration to change the movie figures back from 5" to 6" scale?
A: We are always looking at our toy offerings and scale is something we look at very carefully. Stay Tuned!
Q: In terms of paint and articulation, is there any chance for more paint applications or the return of some of the traditional ML articulation?
A: Both paint and articulation are handled on case by case basis... taking into consideration the aesthetic of each character. Maximum articulation sometimes detracts from the overall appearance and quality of the figure. We know that many collectors and fans agree that the overall apearance of a figure ranks higher than the articulation point count.
Q: Any chance of a Fan's choice poll? Hasbro seems to handle them well on the Star Wars brand, one would be fun for Marvel Legends.
A: Absolutely! We are looking at various possibilities for 2008 and 2009!
Q: Would you consider a supplemental line that would re-release older, harder to find Marvel Legends figures from Toy Biz's run?
A: While we can't talk specifically about future waves, yet, we can say this --- There is a strong possibility that several old favorites could be revived. Stay tuned in 2008!
Q: Will flying characters in the future come with holes in the back for flight stands and will flight stands be made available to purchase off Hasbro.com?
A: We are always looking to improve our toy offerings. Stay Tuned!
Even though Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer sucks severely I bought a Silver Surfer figure. I like the character but the movie was crap.
I finally found She-Hulk and Juggernaut, so my Blob is finally complete. I only had to show up at or near opening at Target every day for a solid month.
Blob's okay, but I do like She-Hulk.
Member 104 of the SWC forums . . . but it's good to be back.
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Shouldn't the Marvel Select be the line for those collectors who prize sculpt and aesthetics over playability and articulation? Do we really need two Marvel lines where articulation takes a back seat?