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  1. #791
    There was another Jubilee, wasn't there? I think she was a retooling of the
    Lara Croft figure (or vice versa).
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    Mummy of the raincoat is a gigantic trollop.
    DOMINATE!


  2. #792
    There was one from the Robot Mashers X-Men (or some cockamamie line like that) who was actually a decent figure, but (aside from the surprisingly decent head) bore no resemblance to any Jubilee from any comic or cartoon. I've considered picking up an extra to customize into a real Jubilee figure.

    Of course, Shadowcat would be a much tougher custom, since no proper Shadowcat figure would be without Lockheed, who'd be a major pain in the butt.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  3. #793
    Did anybody elseh ear about this REALLY bad news? Somebody on the Spawn boards posted some "gossip" they heard at the Hong Kong toy fair about HASBRO getting the ML line in 07?

    http://board.spawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260775

    the gist:

    This is the big news at the Hong Kong Toy Fair now on and which I have heard from sources that are there now.

    Toy Biz Worldwide as many of you know is NOT owned by Marvel but a seperate company and that they are actually a licensee of Marvel.

    In a shocking turn of events, it seems Marvel has now given the master toy license to HASBRO as of 2007.

    That means this is the last year Toy Biz will be producing Marvel toys. How this affects new Marvel Legends and Ghost Rider figures for 2007 is yet to be determined.

    I will report back again when I hear more!


    This is not as shocking as it first sounds - especially to people who read the press release in 2001 where it states that Marvel has only granted the license for 5 1/2 years which makes this year the last year for Toy Biz:

    2. Who is Toy Biz?

    Toy Biz is the in-house toy division of Marvel Enterprises, Inc.

    3. Who is Toy Biz Worldwide?

    Marvel character-related toy product lines are manufactured and sold by Toy Biz Worldwide Ltd, under license from Marvel Characters Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Marvel Enterprises Inc. Toy Biz, a division of Marvel Enterprises Inc., is the sales representative for Toy Biz Worldwide.
    I don't expect anything concrete to emerge until the NY Toyfair in Feb, but if this is true, i guess i won't be collecting anymore ML figures, ever.
    "Woke up at 9.55am. Soon as I woke up, I looked at Suzanne and she looked at me. I said, 'Did I tell you about the immune system?' Suzanne starting laughing, I said, 'it's amazing.' She said, 'Not now.'"

  4. #794
    Sounds rather dubious to me. But if not, then I'll eat my words and be the first to buy the Neon Camo Cyborg Wolverine with Dino Buddy who transforms into a Neimoidian Warrior.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

  5. #795
    ...when you dip him in water does he change color?
    plasticfetish.net

  6. #796
    Actually the truth is that while Hasbro will be taking over production of the line, they will not be designing anything. The "ToyBiz WorldWide" logo you see on the figures in silver is the company with the factory that actually makes the figures, Hasbro will be taking this over. ToyBiz will still be designing and sculpting the actual figures.
    "Hokey packaging and ancient gimmicks are no match for good detail on your figure, kid."
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  7. #797
    well, it's official: Haslbeh now has the Marvel license.

    Marvel Drops Toy Biz and Switches to Hasbro
    Source: Hasbro, Inc. January 9, 2006

    Hasbro, Inc. and Marvel Entertainment, Inc., announced today a license under which Marvel has granted Hasbro toy and game rights to its renowned superhero universe that includes franchises such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men and Captain America. Through the agreement, Hasbro has obtained the rights to develop products based on Marvel's globally-known universe of over 5,000 characters in a wide range of toy and game categories -- including action figures, role play and preschool toys, board games and puzzles. The agreement covers both the "classic" comic book look of the characters as well as product lines inspired by Marvel-themed movies.

    Marvel terminated its licensing agreement with Toy Biz Worldwide Ltd. on December 31, 2005, one year earlier than the license's scheduled termination date. In 2006, Marvel-branded action figures and other toys formerly produced by Toy Biz Worldwide will be produced by Marvel.

    The five-year license with Hasbro gives the company the rights to bring Marvel Entertainment-based toy products to retail beginning January 1, 2007. Hasbro's first full line of products based on Marvel properties is expected to center on Ghost Rider and the highly-anticipated movie event, Spider-Man 3, scheduled for release on May 4, 2007. Marvel has also agreed to provide services to Hasbro in connection with the licensed toys. The license guarantees Marvel $205 million in royalty and service fee payments, of which $70 million would be payable on the theatrical release of Spider-Man 3 and $35 million upon the theatrical release of Spider-Man 4. In addition, the license can be extended past the five year term, dependent on the number of other entertainment properties released during that timeframe.

    "We are particularly pleased with this arrangement as it fits strategically into our plan to continually develop our home-grown core brands while aligning ourselves selectively with the best licenses in the business," Alfred J. Verrecchia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro, Inc. said.

    "Hasbro's multi-year agreement with Marvel provides Hasbro with proven properties in categories where we have been long-time industry leaders," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President, U.S. Toy Segment. "Marvel's properties are a 'who's-who' in children's and family entertainment and provide Hasbro with many exciting opportunities in the years ahead."

    Tim Rothwell, Worldwide President, Consumer Media Group, Marvel Entertainment, added, "Hasbro is renowned in the toy arena. It supports its key brands with heavy promotional and advertising campaigns and their innovation provides consumers with an unmatched retail experience. We believe aligning with Hasbro as our master toy and game partner sets the stage for us to further extend the global and domestic reach and image of the overall Marvel brand."

    Bruno Maglione, President, Marvel International, commented, "As we continue the process of developing our brands through a heightened mix of coordinated multi-media and product activity it was important to engage with a partner who understands how to leverage and optimize that sort of evergreen franchise approach. Hasbro brings that experience to the table, and with it, the ability and reach to execute globally. It's a perfect match."

    David Hargreaves, Chief Financial Officer of Hasbro, Inc, said, "We are very pleased with this deal as it provides Hasbro with incremental revenues in high margin categories and allows us to maintain an appropriate balance in our portfolio of core brands and strategic licenses."

    Juli Boylan, Sr. Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, the limited partner in Spider-Man Merchandising LP, stated, "We are thrilled to have Hasbro develop toys and games for 'Spider-Man 3'. We are very proud of the 'Spider-Man' film franchise and feel Hasbro will play a pivotal role in its continued success."

    The license is conditioned on its clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.
    source:
    http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=3751

    Well, hey, i guess the Marvel Legends line rocked while it lasted, eh kids? We had some good figures and good times! I guess once Hasbleh takes over, i'll stop collecting them!
    "Woke up at 9.55am. Soon as I woke up, I looked at Suzanne and she looked at me. I said, 'Did I tell you about the immune system?' Suzanne starting laughing, I said, 'it's amazing.' She said, 'Not now.'"

  8. #798
    "NNNnnnnnnooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!" - Obi-Wan Kenobi
    "Maybe I can help you. I am Boba Fett. The ship you seek is nearby." -Boba Fett

  9. #799
    Well, if you are correct, LTBasker, and the sculpts of the Hasbro Marvel figures maintains the continuity of the Marvel Legends line without jacking the price up...I won't quit collecting them. But they have to match (outside of the package) and keep the current price.
    My wife treats me like an ATM machine. She pushes my buttons until I give her money.

  10. #800
    Please, God, if you are truly benevolent and omnipotent, grant me one request: a Jubilee Marvel Legends figure before Hasbro blows the line to hell.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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