SDCC 2011 – Hasbro’s Marvel Universe panel

Right after the mini-mates panel was the Hasbro Marvel panel, I didn’t even have to move rooms.

– Mighty Muggs will be continuing, but no specific announcements
2012 Movie Line Reveals:
Avengers – Cap, Iron Man (Mark 7) and Thor are in the case.
Amazing Spider-Man – New spider-man figure also in case.  Check the galleries

Marvel Universe

Wave 1 -Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk (new body), Astonishing Beast, Beta Ray Bill, Kraven (looks awesome)
Wave 2 – Scarlet Witch, Punisher(new body), Spider-Man (Future Foundation) – paper bag head Spider-Man variant coming out, She-Hulk, Kang
Sneak peaks – Angel, Nighthawk, Nova, Hercules, Puck, Jubilee, Fing Fang Foom (next Masterpiece)

Keep reading after the jump for Marvel Legends news as well at the Q&A

Marvel Legends
New packaging designed, more of a splash page approach
Wave 1 – Steve Rogers, Hope Summers, Extremis Iron Man (Stealth Variant), Klaw, Constrictor, Ghost Rider (blue and more yellow/orange version), Thor (repaint of SDCC).  The Build-A-Figure is Terrax.  Due in January.
Wave 2 – Bucky Cap, Wrecking Crew (running change will be different character), Dakken (in Dark Avengers costume), Madame Masque/Madame Hydra, Drax, ‘big time’ Spider-Man  — Build a Figure Armin Zola with variant pieces to make a 2nd BAF

Q&A
Distribution woes – trying to get store’s online component to carry exclusives.
Quality Control? Concerted effort to make the best figures as possible
HasbroToyShop.com looking at individuals, but focus is on cases
Marvel Legends – SRP is $14.99
Giagantic Battles will continue
Character who rides a floating chair will be coming to Marvel U.  Professor X?
Are action figures as we know it going to die out?  Boys like action figures. They’re going to be around a long time.
Peter Parker and a guy in a suit are going to appear in Marvel U
Death’s Head is a wish-list figure – would be a good Transformers/Marvel U crossover
Legends style tie in waves are likely.  I.E. Spider-man Legends, etc.
Will SDCC exclusive Sentinel deco appear at retail?  “Very likely.”

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