The Hasbro Q&A Returns

The Hasbro Q&A Returns

Jay Cochran - July 02, 2008
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.

Comments...

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hey - 2008-07-13 @ 9:48 pm

hahahah i have deadpool gambit and sabertooth

vision 2 just need a dragon man

tarot - 2008-07-09 @ 1:28 pm
Whoa Spideyskrull where is the info on this Deadpool figure you speak of

we're might be getting a new Deadpool figure as Deadpool is making a appearance in the X-men Origins: Wolverine. He is been played by The guy who played Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity.

phillysfinest - 2008-07-09 @ 5:36 am

Whoa Spideyskrull where is the info on this Deadpool figure you speak of

spidermanskrull - 2008-07-04 @ 3:33 am

im glad that theyre planning a x-men origins wolverine toy line, im getting gambit, deadpool, and sabretooth

HighEvolutionary - 2008-07-04 @ 3:04 am

I'd like Nimrod or Blastaar.

I think the Red Hulk BAFis a big cop-out. We're already getting Hulked to death with the movie figures and two ML waves. Given that Red Hulk is a brand new character and is already a BAF, I'd bet it was just a rejected figure from the Hulk wave that they painted red.

kenba - 2008-07-04 @ 2:54 am

i for one welcome our new, non-3.75" overlords.

any guesses on the new BAF to be shown at SDCC? i'm praying for sauron.

agree on that there should be more spaced-out time between waves. not all at once like they are about to do.

HighEvolutionary - 2008-07-04 @ 12:45 am

I don't even recall any announcements to submit new questions...it seems like this new round of answers is out of the blue. Considering we don't get nearly as many Q&A chances as the Star Wars fans, it would be great if the Q&A submission deadline could be played up a bit.

I think a 3.75" line would be pretty cool. In fact, I'm starting to wonder if it wouldn't be a bad idea to end the 6" line and move to 3.75" permanently.

Jmacq1 - 2008-07-03 @ 12:19 pm
i'm not really a gi joe fan so i won't prefer having a 3/3 4''..i like marvel to still be 6'' cause almost all marvel figures are 6''..... :cyclops:

A 6" line and a 3 3/4" line can co-exist quite happily. It's silly to say they should never make Marvel figures of a different size just because they've made them in one particular size.

A 3.75" line would give us huge opportunities for a lot of the more obscure characters, as well as a real shot at getting things like a Quinjet, Blackbird, etc.... If you didn't like 'em, you don't have to buy 'em. But man oh man I'd be all over a Joe-sized Marvel line, and likely keep buying the 6" figures as well.

Norgarr - 2008-07-03 @ 9:10 am

i'm not really a gi joe fan so i won't prefer having a 3/3 4''..i like marvel to still be 6'' cause almost all marvel figures are 6''..... :cyclops:

RealOne - 2008-07-02 @ 11:30 pm

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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 stuffpretty 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.

They better release some 3 3/4" figs. :wolverine2:

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