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  1. I don't think Disney/Marvel can tell Hasbro what to make. Plus with all the lines that Hasbro will be putting out featuring Marvel characters in the next two years I just don't see ML becoming a steady brand again.
  2. Mattel just isn't the same kind of company that Hasbro is. Mattel has two line right now when it comes to boys, WWE and DCUC. That's it. While Hasbro has Joe, Star Wars, Transformers, Spider-man, Iron Man and the Marvel Universe stuff. So Mattel can take a small group of people and design a toys line (or toy lines) that basicly use the same tooling over and over again and sell it online. All the while there two power house brands (Barbie and Hot Wheels) have no real direct competition. While Hasbro has large teams that are focusing one one seperate brand and usually have one brand that "pushing" at retailers at a time (right now it's Iron Man, in the Fall it will be Joe, TF and SW becuase of the new cartoons. Then it will be Christmas and after that they will start gearing up for Captain America and Thor). Hasbro just doesn't want to take the time to do a online collectors line when they could put those resources elsewhere and make more money.
  3. I'm guessing that they are the proto's that have been poppong up on eBay for the last month or so. So I wouldn't get your hopes up yet of them coming to retail.
  4. My guess would be we won't see any of the store exclusives until closer to the opening of the movie. So around the end of April/ beginning of May.
  5. Last I remember hearing was second half of this year. Maybe if we're lucky we'll find out who they are this weekend.
  6. your right for some reason I counted wrong. Still I don't blame distribution but sell through.
  7. It didn't have anything to do with Hasbro, if stores don't order something (or over order something) you won't see the newest wave. I never saw the last two waves of IM figures at Walmart , Kmart or TRU. But I did see them at Target in Dec of 2008, never again after the holiday season. Then two months ago I started see them at a store all the time and now they have phased them out. But we did get six waves of IM toys for the first movie and what I do find funny is that people complained about all the repainting done in the line but want the figures that are pictured in this post but those are all repaints. You just can't win.
  8. There wasn't really a unified Marvel toyline before legends. You had many line based on all sorts of thing that were more or less in the five inch scale.
  9. I've recently been selling my ML's and we I got to those figure I was able to get about $10 each for them loose. If I was you I'd just look at completed auctions and go from there.
  10. And who would they give it to? While you might think Hasbro is bad, right now it's the best option out there. Any other company would either charge too much with almost no line to speak of coming out or that most of the companies that people would like to see produce it are dead (and that say a lot about the company right there).
  11. You know guys, I really sympathize with the whole ML plight , but if you think Hasbro isn't making any money on the Marvel front your all delusional. Just because we're not getting the line we want doesn't mean that no one is buying all the Marvel related stuff that they put out. I would bet right now that Hasbro makes more on Marvel product then Toy Biz/Marvel Toys did. When TB had the License you could go to Walmart and see ML (if they had any in stock, Gee how things don't change) and a Spidey line. Now you have IM, Spidey, MU, Handful of Heroes, Superhero Squad, Wolverine (two line, Movie and animated), Marvel TF's. Sure in the 90's TB hayday they were producing alot, but towards the end it was just ML, Spidey and whatever movie they were pimping out that year.
  12. While it might be nice I doubt it will happen. Planning these things out takes a lot of time. I believe the general timing issues are eighteen months prior to shelf date. So in order for them to have do that they would have had to be planning these things back in late 2008.
  13. Since these won't be out until next spring or summer I can wait on fining out who made the line up. But didn't they say that all the figures shown at SDCC were mock ups, not prototypes? So the figures we get could be vastly different then the figures that were shown.
  14. Since these won't be out until next spring or summer I can wait on fining out who made the line up. But didn't they say that all the figures shown at SDCC were mock ups, not prototypes? So the figures we get could be vastly different then the figures that were shown.
  15. Between all the Walmarts in my area I can put together a almost complete Ares wave still, just no Crossbones.
  16. Rumors have been floating around about Steve not being mentally or physically able to be Cap, or that he'll take over as the head of a new SHIELD group. All sorts of things have been floating around.
  17. With SDCC coming up this week I would wait until Sunday just to see if we get any news. Quite frankly next weekend is make or break for whether I keep my ML collection or eBay it.
  18. I've felt like this for quite a while also. To the point where I've even auctioned off some of the more expensive figures I had or figures that I had multiples of. In was going to wait and see what SDCC has to offer and if I don;t see anything that really bowls me over then I might sell everything I got or atleast the bulk of it.
  19. The red Spidey looks somewhat possible. Loks like foot, knee, hip, maybe lower ab and shoulder articulation. But at 7 to 9cm's that only about three inches high (or so I think, I could be wrong). Looks neat enough.
  20. Has anyone tried popping the upper torso and lower torso apart on the MU figures? Do they pop apart like the modern Joes do (looks like they would)? I want to "fix" the Union Jack I just got with different arms and legs and have an idea for a another Joe figure using a mixture of Joe and MU parts.
  21. I'm really not sure. I would be interested if the price and quality were right, but I think that Hasbro would look at MOTU and figure $25 a figure would be good and give us stuff like the recent Walmart Wolverine exclusives. Imagine a Deadpool figure with no accessories and all the pouches, belts and harnesses just painted on him. But I think after how well the AOA Sunfire figure has sold for them that this is a moot point.
  22. No that Juggs wasn't part of that line. I believe they were part of another Walmart exclusive wave that was canned. It was going to be repacks and a few repaints.
  23. They were suppossed to be out in April of 2006 but Hasbro cancelled them. As I recall they were going to be the first of several repaint waves that would have lead to an new 5 inch scaled toyeline.
  24. I would say yes, but that just because I can go to Gordmans (a discount dept store) and buy all the figures but Sue for $7.99. So that's $56 for seven figures and I'm sure I could pick uip Sue for $20 or so on eBay. But if that's what your happy with then cool.
  25. As was pointed out we'll probably see them this weekend. I know I saw a picture of the packaging somewhere but I can't remember where. It looks just like the movie packaging except it has a picture of the animated IM instead of the movie IM.
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