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Toy Maniac: Marvel Legends Action Figures Q&A
Toy Maniac Bugs Marvel About Their 2008 Line.
By Robert T. Trate
July 10, 2008
Marvel Legends Cyclops and the Black Knight
© Robert Trate
We all want to know what is going on behind closed doors. Who decides what character gets chosen and what character falls to the wayside? Hasbro has opened their doors to Mania with their Marvel Q&A about their figures for the past, present and future. I had the chance to ask a few questions and get the ball rolling. The most obvious being my very first question:
Mania: How does Hasbro pick the next characters that will appear in the line of Marvel Legends figures?
Marvel/ Hasbro: This is one of the best parts of the job. First we sit down as a team and discuss what's going on in the Marvel U. at the time and throw some of our favorites into the mix. Then we'll go over some of the top ten most wanted lists on different collector sites. We also like to work closely with the Marvel Publishing team in order to get their opinions and advice as well. It's always a spirited discussion and everyone fights hard for their faves, but at the end of the day, there's only a finite # of spots! I've been fighting for Crossbones and Shang Chi forever!
Mania: Will they ever release the older "build a figure" characters complete and on their own?
Marvel/ Hasbro: No plans for 2008, but you never know what can happen in the future.
Marvel/ Hasbro: Lots of great product planned here, but we can't let you in on the
details just yet…it's just too early.
Mania: Will there ever be a retro TV Hulk and David Banner (Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno)?
Marvel/ Hasbro: Probably not as a mainline offering, but if there is enough interest,
this could be a really cool exclusive…
The next Q&A is July 14th. I would like to open it to you, the Maniacs, to supply me with further questions. Please post them in this article’s comment section. I will credit you in the next Marvel Q&A article if I select your question to send to Marvel and Hasbro.
Spotlight Toy of the Week:
HASBRO LAUNCHES A NEW MILLENNIUM FALCON
Hasbro has finally revamped the greatest spaceship/ play set of all time. Originally, the first Millennium Falcon by Kenner could accommodate 8 figures (comfortably). The new Millennium Falcon by Hasbro has resized (now 30% larger) and re-cut interiors that accommodate 18 figures. Wait, were there ever 18 characters in the Millennium Falcon at one time? The Falcon now has more details, light and sounds as well. For this Star Wars collector, the auto-opening boarding ramp may be the detail this seals the deal. The new “breaking the mold” Millennium Falcon will premiere at the San Diego Comic Con. It will retail for $149.00 and be released July 26th in retail stores.
NOT A REAL TOY PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
There was a great response to last weeks Toy Maniac Column and I wanted to thank all of you for chiming in. This picture is for darkheart00 and AMiSHPiRATE. It is a sick and twisted shame that they haven’t made the burnt Uncle Own and Aunt Beru.
Video Game Updates:
The Top Gun Anthem has been added to Guitar Hero 3 Legends of Rock and is currently available as a free download. It is available for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. See the Guitar Hero Community page for more details.
PS3, PS2 and PSP
Beijing Olympics 2008 by Sega Of America, Inc. (PLAYSTATION 3)
Monster Madness: Grave Danger by South Peak Interactive (PLAYSTATION 3)
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution by 2K Games (PLAYSTATION 3)
Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS
Carnival Games by 2K Play (Nintendo DS)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon by Square Enix (Nintendo Wii)
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution by 2K Games (Nintendo DS)
WonderWorld Amusement Park by Majesco Sales Inc. (Nintendo Wii)
Beijing Olympics 2008 by Sega Of America, Inc. (Xbox 360)
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution by 2K Games (Xbox 360)
Underwater Attack by Tommo (Nintendo DS)
Unreal Tournament III by Midway Entertainment (Xbox 360)
Age Of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties by Destineer Inc (Mac OS X, Mac OS X Intel)
Devil May Cry 4 by Capcom USA (Windows)
The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure by Viva Media (Windows 2000 / Vista / XP)
Painkiller Universe by Dreamcatcher Interactive (Windows Vista / XP)