Following Mattel’s abrupt San Diego Comic-Con announcement of the closure of MattyCollector at the end of this year, Super7 took over the Masters of the Universe license. They have been working closely with the Four Horsemen to plan for relaunching Masters of the Universe Classics. And while things are not set in stone, it’s possible they may ship their first MOTUC figures before Mattel ships their last.
On the slate for relaunch are “Ultimate Editions” of five classic figures: He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, Faker, and Ram Man. Could these be the “first five (sort of) new prototypes” that Cornboy mentioned sending to Super7 recently? For the first four mentioned, the re-issues will come with alternate heads and accessories that represent all of the major variants for those characters. Ram Man doesn’t have any variants in the line, but I’m guessing Super7 is re-issuing him because fans felt he was under-produced in Mattel’s run.
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As has been their tradition the past several years, Hasbro held its ‘Twas the Night Before… Party on the eve of New York Comic Con. All of its collector-oriented brands were represented, including marketing and design members from their Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel brand teams.
We focused on the new Marvel Legends reveals. Those included the final reveals for the widely-rumored and now-confirmed Sandman Build-a-Figure Spider-Man wave, and four other Legends whose final homes have not yet been revealed, but may be slotted into upcoming X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy waves.
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Hasbro held its Marvel Legends panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday afternoon. In it, they covered the entirety of their Marvel Legends line, which now spans 12-inch, 6-inch, and 3.75-inch figures, as well as role playing items like the Captain America 75th Anniversary Shield. The “upgraded” Cap shield a special metal edition to commemorate the auspicious anniversary, while the less expensive version of the Cap shield has the same dimensions and leather straps, but is made of plastic.
After watching the panel, be sure to check out our SDCC 2016: Hasbro Marvel Legends Update for more details on the reveals and teases for the 6-inch and 12-inch lines.
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Hasbro may have jump-started SDCC 2016 by revealing the latest figures in the upcoming Marvel Legends Spider-Man and Dr. Strange waves, but they’ve continued to add goodness to their booth display each day. That’s culminated with the official reveals during their panel discussion earlier today.
We’ll have our video of the Hasbro Marvel panel, including the full Q&A, posted some time tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s the latest on what’s coming up for the Marvel Legends 6-inch line in 2017.
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Hasbro kicked off San Diego Comic-Con 2016 with their Brand Preview Breakfast. This included reveals for Star Wars, Transformers, My Little Ponies and more, but I focused primarily on the new reveals for Marvel Legends.
The reveals included a wave of Spider-Man Legends consisting of Green Goblin, Spider-Man U.K., Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), an updated black-suited Spidey, Spider-Man 2099, and Jackal. Hasbro also had two Dr. Strange movie figures – the Benedict Cumberbatch Dr. Strange and Chiwetel Ejiofor Baron Mordo.
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