Hasbro’s Dave Vonner presented his baby – the Marvel Universe line – at Hasbro’s Fan Media Day yesterday. Marvel Universe is still going strong in Hasbro’s bread and butter 4-inch scale, and we’ll see a pretty wide assortment of figures in single packs, comic theme packs, and more 2-packs for 2012.
Vonner also revealed the figure that he promised would blow us away. No, it wasn’t Blow Hard!
Marvel Universe Single-Carded Figures
- Wave 1 will include Ultimate Spider-Man (with a Miles Morales variant), Beta Ray Bill, Kraven, Astonishing Beast, and a new Incredible Hulk.
- Wave 2 will include Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, a new Punisher, Kang the Conqueror, and Future Foundation Spider-Man (with Paper Bag Head Spider-Man variant).
- Wave 3 will include Puck with Snowbird, Angel, Hercules, and Nighthawk.
- Wave 4 was not on display, but we saw Professor X and Jubilee at New York Comic-Con. Vonner also showed off Blastaar with a clear blaster hands variant in the slideshow.
- And for 2013, Vonner revealed Death’s Head for the Marvel and Transformers fans. He did not say how Death’s Head would be released, but just based on his name, I would see this as part of a multi-pack. Blown away? Absolutely.
Marvel Universe Theme Packs
- Avengers – Bleeding Edge Iron Man, Red Hulk, and Modern Thor
- Inhumans (slideshow only) – Karnak, Black Bolt, and Medusa
- Uncanny X-Men (slideshow only) – Rogue, Longshot, Wolverine, and Baby Cyclops from Mojo World
Marvel Universe Comic 2-packs
- Hulk vs Wolverine
- Silver Centurion Iron Man and Mandarin (new deco)
- Falcon and Captain America in their 70’s costumes (slideshow only)
- Dr Strange and Silver Surfer (slideshow only)
I asked Dave about follow-ups to the Sentinel and Galactus. While he is not sure we’ll see more Masterworks due to rising costs, he did hint that we would see more big things to come for the Marvel Universe line. I guess we need to stay tuned for San Diego Comic-Con!