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Hasbro’s Marvel Brand Team Dwight Stall, Ryan Ting and Dan Yun have been doing the social media rounds talking with fans after last week’s Hasbro Fan Fest event. I have gathered up the various interviews they did and highlighted below what I saw as possible relevant new info that came from each Interview. Each video is about 20+ minutes or so long, so you can watch them in full below if you would like.

ShartimusPrime - The Haslab Sentinel will start shipping to people starting in August. As for the next Haslab Marvel project, there will be an update before August.

They can’t stop making MCU figures based on concept art because they have to have movie product out on shelves in that prime movie window which is right before and during the movie’s release.

Hasbro is currently working on product for Thor: Love And Thunder

No way around marbleized paint on certain figures, especially with ones using metallic paints. This has to do with injected plastics.

They are always trying to look to ways to be innovative with their figures. Shartimus wants toe articulation. If they did toe articulation it would be limited to only certain characters.

Dwight has talked to Jesse Falcon about possible doing a Mangog figure and would like to see that happen.

Shartimus read a list of ten figures people wanted made and Dwight said at least one of those would become reality. The list was as follows:

1. Tobey Maguire Spider-Man
2. Classic Comic Book Dr Strange
3. Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider
4. True Classic Comic Lizard
5. Knull God Of The Symbiotes
6. Retro Wave Rhino
7. Red Suit Daredevil using Sunfire mold
8. Edward Norton Movie Hulk
9. More Fox X-Men figures (no specifics)
10.Avengers Endgame Final Battle Mrk 85 Iron Man

*Note, as we’ve reported on MarvelousNews, a final battle Mrk 85 Iron Man should be coming as a 2-pack with Thanos in the Infinity Saga line, so that is likely the figure Dwight was teasing.

 

 


 


MCUCollector24 - The Infinity Saga line will give them a chance to do characters not done or redone better from the MCU movies.

Dwight would love to do a Marvel Legends Role-Play Taskmaster helmet from the Black Widow movie.

Dwight before the interview started was looking at the first images they had gotten for whatever item was being teased with the Excalibur sword they showed the other month. He didn’t share those images or say what the product is.

The next X-Wave after the second Age Of Apocalypse wave won’t be themed on any particular storyline. It will be a mix of various X-Characters

Pin-less tech is the big reason why we are now seeing double-hinged elbows more and more for female figures. There is a clean arm female double-hinged elbow figure coming. They will be replacing the Silk buck with a new on that has the new seamless double-hinged elbow and knees. They aren’t announcing yet which female character will debut this new buck.

 

 


 


Dan Who? Reviews - They want to go back and do more 6” Toy Biz Retro cardback figures.

They see a lot of potential for figures from the Disney+ shows and while they might not get to every character right away, they will be looking to go back over time to do more.

Dwight purchased one Haslab Sentinel for himself.

They have already been brainstorming for a third Marvel Haslab item. They talked about how they had taken notice of the McFarlane Spawn Kickstarter in regards to possibly doing cheaper items for Haslab in the future.

For the next Haslab Fantastic Four item, it should cost in the same neighborhood as the Sentinel.

Don’t expect all figures to go pin-less anytime soon. It will continue to be something they pick and choose where they can use it.

They just got approved a new comic based female arm that will have double-hinged pinl-less elbow.

They also have an all new replacement for the BuckyCap buck. They aren’t revealing which character will debut this new buck, which should have the pin-less technology. They will be announcing this figure soon. It will have a cooler name than BuckyCap.

3.75” Retro Marvel Legends aren’t meant to replace the 6” Marvel Legends. Its just something extra they are doing.

Shield agents male and female, Doombots, Skrull foot soldiers, white and or black outfit Hand Ninja’s are all things they have looked at for possible upcoming HasbroPulse army builder figures.

They’ve talked about splitting Build-A-Figures up between 2 waves. But they also can do just larger figures as stand-alone deluxe type figures. (Note: We know there should be a MCU Iron Monger figure coming which will cost around $70 for the Infinity Saga wave. I am guessing this is the type of figure Dwight is referring to when it comes to doing a bigger character as a stand-alone.)

They’ve talked about doing a Punisher Van and Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider car, but those would likely be $100+ items. Dwight suggested maybe something for future Haslab projects.

Ryan has been pushing for accessory packs.

 

 


 


Boog_ACBA - They might bring back some Hasbro Pulse exclusives but no promises.

Omega Sentinel extra head sculpt was an after thought as something fun to add, but they didn’t spend a huge amount of time researching. No plans to re-issue it with updated paint apps any time soon.

No plans for the Dormammu figure to change from what we saw in the promo images. The flames will be red.

US Marvel Legends MSRP for regular figures is $22.99 now. Prices going up all around, not just Marvel Legends. Due to changes in the business and part of an overall US marketing pricing strategy.

They put as much as they can in every figure and usually make more than what costs allow them to include. Sometimes those things get added to reissues and such. Again accessory packs brought up that have been pitched by the team members, but no traction as of today for that.

They want to know what kind of accessories people want like weapons, heads, blast effects, ect ect. What specific accessories because the word accessories is a pretty broad term.

You should be able to swap the new Cannoball’s legs with the older one. This is not 100% confirmed, but they think you should be able to.

They have not seen any negative feedback on the new pin-less technology. They want to use it more and more but there will be times they can’t. They have costing limitations and there are tons of existing parts in their library of tools that they aren’t just going to stop using.

Repeating the Haslab Sentinel will start shipping around August. They can’t commit that there will be a Marvel Haslab every year.

The next Marvel Haslab project will be officially announced before the Sentinel starts shipping.

They’ve talked about comic themed waves for Avengers but nothing specifically planned right now.

Obscure characters the Hasbro team would like to do include Reavers Pretty Boy, X-Men Armor with armor. Blue Marvel and Isaiah Bradley Captain America.

Favorite Iron Man armors the team would like to see made - House Of M, Extremis, Modular Iron Man repait with more video game/cartoon type brighter colors.

Sounded like there won’t be any rider series figures released this year as they focus on Deluxe figures, but then because people have talked rumors of a Hawkeye on Skycycle coming, they joked about getting in gear to make it happen. Hard to tell how much of that was serious and or just spoofing on the rumors.

Modular Iron Man will be 2 per case in the Iron Man wave not the Guardsman.

 

 


 


The Fwoosh - They wanted to do a more classic Crimson Dynamo for the Iron Man themed wave Build-A-Figure but thought it was to soon after the Black Widow version. They also thought about doing Titanium Man but didn’t want to do that with DST getting ready to release a Marvel Select version. So URSA Major was the next choice. Dwight hinted that a Grizzly will happen using parts from URSA Major as well as new parts.

They are aware of the demand for a new updated Toad figure. They know they have to get a new Toad out there in the line. Dwight also said a new Watcher needs to happen that he would like to see.

When the movies go cosmic that will give them more room to do more comic book based cosmic stuff.

 

 


 


Kastor’s Korner - The FF Carded 6” Retro Doom was originally intended to be released at the overseas conventions last year, which of course didn’t happen.

Hinted we might see a 6” Retro Iron Man themed wave sometime down the road.
Again they will be doing more Pulse exclusive army builders, and sounds like an announcement for the next one will be coming soon.

Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau) from MCU should be possible if they ever decided to do one. Meaning there isn’t any red tape the Hasbro team is aware of that would prevent it from happening. Hogan came up because Kastor really wants one.

 

 


 


Toy Bro - Again a Retro Carded 6” Marvel Legends Iron Man wave is hinted as being possible. Again the Modular Iron Man figure re-done with brighter colors like from the Capcom video game is mentioned.

At one time Dwight said the URSA Major BAF wave was actually planned to be an Iron Man Retro wave but then they added the BAF.

Dwight would also love to do a Ghost Rider Retro wave.

They don’t have to be a purist with these Retro lines. Meaning they aren’t limited to just characters that were released in original lines the Retro waves are based on.

They started with 20 items for consideration for the second Haslab Marvel project which they whittled down to the one. The Fantastic Four anniversary is a major reason they picked the one they did. They also wanted to make sure it was something they thought would see enough demand for from fans.

 

 


 


Pixel-Dan - If they ever saw enough demand for reproducing the classic 5” Toy Biz Marvel figures, they might consider it,

They have talked about doing vehicles and playsets for the 3.75” Retro line.

Retro 3.75” figures should be available everywhere by the end of the month.

For the Haslab Fantastic Four item, they said they had seen some good guesses out there for what it will be, but then mentioned they might be throwing a curve ball. They want it to beat the Haslab Razorcrest which was the most successful Haslab project to date. They then joked they should make something that gets blown up, referring to how the Razorcrest was destroyed in the Mandalorian series shortly after that Haslab project ended.

They just got the deco approved from their Marvel partners for the Marvel Haslab #2 project and things are moving along nicely with it.

 

 

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Throw in sleepwalker as well. 

I love the sound of a retro-carded Ghost Rider wave. Hell yeah, bring on the Midnight Suns!

Definitely, we need Dan and his bike

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Well that doesn’t clear up the HasLab very much lol. Same ballpark price as the Sentinel but a curveball? And more popular than the Razorcrest? It’s gotta be Galactus right? But that’s not a curveball given that’s what everyone thinks it is. Guess we’ll find out in a couple months.
Also if I’m reading that right, sounds like they’re going to continue the Infinity Saga line potentially indefinitely to give us figures we don’t have? If that’s the case, hell yeah!! Can’t wait for that.

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10 minutes ago, Ironspider428 said:

Well that doesn’t clear up the HasLab very much lol. Same ballpark price as the Sentinel but a curveball? And more popular than the Razorcrest? It’s gotta be Galactus right? But that’s not a curveball given that’s what everyone thinks it is. Guess we’ll find out in a couple months.
Also if I’m reading that right, sounds like they’re going to continue the Infinity Saga line potentially indefinitely to give us figures we don’t have? If that’s the case, hell yeah!! Can’t wait for that.

I agree the curve ball comment in the one video wasnt really in keeping with everything else they said in the other videos. Made me wonder if they were just trying to throw us a bit. Either that or it's Galactus with something unexpected with it. Maybe like his world devour machine???

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I feel like it would only be right and proper for the first figure on the new BuckyCap mold to be a new Bucky Cap.  It just seems like that buck is deserving of the homage and to forever be the "Bucky Cap Mold."  But alas, probably not.

Iron Man Retro seems like a lock for next year at this point.  Maybe we'll get our classic Crimson Dynamo there.

Sounds like I might want to pick up the Marvel Select Titanium Man, though.

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Hope Extremis Iron Man & Blue Marvel come fairly soon

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Desired accessories:

  • Web-lines, web-sprays, various web-effects for the Spider-Man and related characters.
  • Articulated or bendy-wire tentacle arms for the comic Doctor Octopus
  • New flame effects/projectiles for Human Torch, Pyro, and other flame-based characters; new ice effects for Iceman; new magic or ethereal effects for Mysterio and Doctor Strange
  • BAMF-ing teleport effect for Nightcrawler
    • also: classic Nightcrawler head; his hair isn't spiky!
  • Yeah, some guns and stuff
  • New drawn bow and arrow for Hawkeye
  • New Quicksilver head with hair whisps
  • Extended bendy-wire legs and torso for Walgreens Mr. Fantastic
  • Miniature Ant-Man in different poses; miniature Wasp in different costumes
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Ursa Major was the next logical choice after Titanium Man and Crimson Dynamo? I wish they had explored more possibilities, since there are other big Iron Man characters like Arsenal or the Controller that could have been made before jumping to the non-Iron Man-related Ursa Major. The Juggernaut BAF is a few retooling away from being Arsenal, and the deluxe Thanos could be repurposed into the Controller. I hope at least they take that into account for the next Iron Man BAF wave.

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21 minutes ago, RyanDaly said:

I love the sound of a retro-carded Ghost Rider wave. Hell yeah, bring on the Midnight Suns!

That would be awesome. I bought them when I was a kid

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18 minutes ago, ADour said:

Ursa Major was the next logical choice after Titanium Man and Crimson Dynamo? I wish they had explored more possibilities, since there are other big Iron Man characters like Arsenal or the Controller that could have been made before jumping to the non-Iron Man-related Ursa Major. The Juggernaut BAF is a few retooling away from being Arsenal, and the deluxe Thanos could be repurposed into the Controller. I hope at least they take that into account for the next Iron Man BAF wave.

I think I accidentally added the word logical when transcribing, they didn't use that actual word. I don't know how much consideration actually went into Titanium Man and Crimson Dynamo, but I am sure they saw those two were likely the most requested when people talked about what BAF they wanted to see in the wave.

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22 minutes ago, ADour said:

Ursa Major was the next logical choice after Titanium Man and Crimson Dynamo? I wish they had explored more possibilities, since there are other big Iron Man characters like Arsenal or the Controller that could have been made before jumping to the non-Iron Man-related Ursa Major. The Juggernaut BAF is a few retooling away from being Arsenal, and the deluxe Thanos could be repurposed into the Controller. I hope at least they take that into account for the next Iron Man BAF wave.

They could even done a comic Hulkbuster. Still it looks like they got their waves mixed up. Darkstar and Ursa Major would have been better fits for the BW wave and Spymaster and Crimson Dynamo  for the Iron Man wave

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3 minutes ago, leokearon said:

They could even done a comic Hulkbuster. Still it looks like they got their waves mixed up. Darkstar and Ursa Major would have been better fits for the BW wave and Spymaster and Crimson Dynamo  for the Iron Man wave

That's my sentiment as well. Spymaster and Crimson Dynamo being in the place of Darkstar and Ursa Major would have made this wave a lot more well-rounded and cohesive.

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19 minutes ago, watanabefan said:

I'd be up for a Ghost Rider wave if we finally got Robbie Reyes out of it.

Could be a good mix of old and new Ghost Rider and horror-themed characters

  1. Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch)
  2. Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)
  3. Blade (90s version)
  4. Werewolf by Night
  5. Lilith 
  6. The Orb
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6 minutes ago, RyanDaly said:

I'm guessing the head and lower torso will be new.

and hand and feet. Grizz wasn't as bear like until the Astonishing Ant-man series.

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4 hours ago, RyanDaly said:

Desired accessories:

  • Web-lines, web-sprays, various web-effects for the Spider-Man and related characters.
  • Articulated or bendy-wire tentacle arms for the comic Doctor Octopus
  • New flame effects/projectiles for Human Torch, Pyro, and other flame-based characters; new ice effects for Iceman; new magic or ethereal effects for Mysterio and Doctor Strange
  • BAMF-ing teleport effect for Nightcrawler
    • also: classic Nightcrawler head; his hair isn't spiky!
  • Yeah, some guns and stuff
  • New drawn bow and arrow for Hawkeye
  • New Quicksilver head with hair whisps
  • Extended bendy-wire legs and torso for Walgreens Mr. Fantastic
  • Miniature Ant-Man in different poses; miniature Wasp in different costumes

I would be done for them all. And ML should make the thor spinning Mjolnir effect and some wovlerine slash effects would be cool.

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3 hours ago, leokearon said:

They could even done a comic Hulkbuster. Still it looks like they got their waves mixed up. Darkstar and Ursa Major would have been better fits for the BW wave and Spymaster and Crimson Dynamo  for the Iron Man wave

A comic book hulk buster and if they redo extremis armor that is a wrap for me and Iron Man.

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3 hours ago, RyanDaly said:

Could be a good mix of old and new Ghost Rider and horror-themed characters

  1. Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch)
  2. Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)
  3. Blade (90s version)
  4. Werewolf by Night
  5. Lilith 
  6. The Orb

Maybe even a Zarathos, Zadkiel, and Vengence (redo the toybiz one), long shot but would be cool.

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Still thinking Galactus or fantasticar are the best bets.  My wallet hopes fantasticar.  

4 hours ago, RyanDaly said:

Could be a good mix of old and new Ghost Rider and horror-themed characters

  1. Ghost Rider (Danny Ketch)
  2. Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)
  3. Blade (90s version)
  4. Werewolf by Night
  5. Lilith 
  6. The Orb

Shut up and take my money

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