San Diego Comic-Con is just getting started with Preview Night, but I thought you might appreciate an update about the Hasbro Marvel Legends 2-Packs. The Marvel brand team from Hasbro were typically coy about anything past the current line-up of 2-packs. Here’s what we did learn:
- Pairings remain the same: Black Widow and Winter Soldier, Deadpool and Warpath, and Valkyrie and Hulk
- There will be variant 2-packs for Black Widow (gray suit and short hair) / Winter Soldier (long hair) and Deadpool (X-Men redeco) / Warpath (Uncanny X-Men redeco)
- These are due on shelves in October and will be exclusive to Toys R Us.
Yes, we did get our hands on these production samples – and if you thought the last set of 2-packs were moving in the right direction, I think you’ll be even more pleased with these. The sculpts are there. The paints are improving. And the articulation is in the sweet spot for ML fans. yes, there’s reuse here, but it’s sensible and you probably won’t notice it if you aren’t explicitly looking for it.
Given the timing, I’m guessing that these will be the only ML product on shelves in 2010. Given how they turned out, I am hoping that fans gobble these up and Hasbro starts up the 6-inch lines in full force for 2011.
We’ll find out more at the Hasbro Marvel panel on Saturday. Stay tuned!