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  1. 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.

  2. I don't think it was a matter of retailer not caring, i think it was a problem of usual crappy hasbro distribution.


    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.

  3. 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.

  4. So, people have mentioned it, but the new Holocaust waves have spidey and ironman as fillers....what are the chances of restocks having crossbones, kang, and vision? Would this actually be the plan? Or does hasbro just want to creat half BAF sets for everybody? has anybody asked hasbro this?


    Between all the Walmarts in my area I can put together a almost complete Ares wave still, just no Crossbones.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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