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Hasbro's Marvel Comics Q&A: The Answers!
Posted by Curto on November 25, 2008 at 07:00 PM CST:
We've passed on 5 of your burning Marvel Comics questions! So check out the latest scoop we've got for you this all-new, all-different monthly Q&A session with Hasbro.

Cool Toy Review: Is it still too early to talk about the upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie toy line yet? We saw a great banner at SDCC, but there hasn't been a lot of info since then...what scale will this line be in?

Hasbro: This has been a popular question over the past couple of months and the wait is almost over. There will be an announcement on December 17th (make sure to check out the news section of that will provide many of the answers here.

Cool Toy Review: Will there be any new version of everyone's favorite Cajun thief X-Man, Gambit?

Hasbro: I think a lot of X fans would arm wrestle you over the "everyone's favorite" part. A new version of Gambit as a Horseman of Apocalypse could be pretty cool. What costume or era would you want to see?

Cool Toy Review: When you are selecting the characters for the line (Marvel Universe, Marvel Legends, Super Hero Squad), do you have a set number of characters that you NEED to include (and if so, who are they?) and how far obscure can you go with your choices before they are deemed "too obscure" (like Razorback!)

Hasbro: Now, we can tell by your question that you're a fan of Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man and vintage 1970's Marvel lore. That means we like you already! What would you think of a Razorback and Lightmaster 2 pack? Wait...we already know the answer to that question.

Seriously though, let's use Super Hero Squad as the example. We don't have to include specific characters in the lineup, but there are certain characters (like Spider-Man) that continually outsell others because of the kid focused nature of this line. For this reason, we do tend to utilize these perennial heavy hitters a lot and we pair them with guys like Shang Chi and the Sentry. Lots of people want these guys, but they need a little super star power mixed in with them.

Cool Toy Review: We love Alpha Flight! Can we please get more characters from this much-missed team? (We're talking the John Byrne-era lineup here, nothing else)

Hasbro: Now we're talking, and we couldn't agree more! The Universe line will get its Puck (and others) at some point. We'll get at least one classic Alpha in year one if it's the last thing we do!

Cool Toy Review: We've recently flashed back to the classic Secret Wars toy line, which for many fans was the introduction to the Marvel Universe. However, the toy line did not last long and the majority of characters never got made. Would this be a storyline that you would consider re-visiting? I'd love to see all of the characters from the first issue's cover recreated in action figure form! (and with the characters we've seen so far, you're on the way already!)

Hasbro: Would we ever consider re-visiting the crossover series that launched em' all? Heck yeah. There are a bunch of key characters from this arc that simply need to get made, starting with Klaw. We've said many times before that almost everything is on the table for Universe, it all depends on how far collectors and fans want us to take it. If you want to go one step further, who wouldn't want the Beyonder in his 80's style leisure suit from Secret Wars II? Who's with me?

BONUS ANSWER! You didn't ask, but we thought we'd drop you a hint about the upcoming
Punisher figure in Wave 1 of Universe. If you see one on shelf, you might want to consider adding it to your collection.that's all we'll say.

Have a great holiday!

Got any burning Marvel Comics questions you need answered straight from the source? If so, post your questions in this thread in our forums, and with any luck, you'll get your answers next time!

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