Hasbro has released the details of its Marvel exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con, and we’ve got the pics in all their high res glory. Like last year, they’ve got figure packs in both the 3.75-inch (formerly Marvel Universe, now Marvel Infinite) and 6-inch (formerly Marvel Legends, now Marvel Legends Infinite) scales. The figures continue to be comics-based – this is for Comic-Con, after all – but this year there’s a unified Cosmic theme. The Marvel Legends Star Lord we knew was coming shows up in the Legends pack, as well as Hasbro’s second attempt at Black Bolt. There’s heavy reuse on the figures, all fan favorites, but I think they’re all smartly done with nothing to complain about at this stage.
The cosmic theme is a nice tie-in to Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens shortly after SDCC, but with the connections to Thanos on both exclusive packs, it begs the question – is Hasbro tying in to Marvel’s upcoming films in the cinematic universe? Thanos was revealed in one of the after credits scenes in The Avengers movie, but we were surprised that the big bad for Avengers 2 was Ultron. It might be too early to start hyping Avengers 3, but perhaps Thanos could rear his ugly mug in a Guardians sequel. Where do you guys think Thanos is going to show up?
MARVEL’S THE INFINITY GAUNTLET and 3.75” Action Figure Pack
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $74.99/ Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Based on the classic Marvel Comics cosmic story THE INFINITY GAUNTLET, this special edition pack is your chance to wield the mightiest weapon in the universe! The set includes four exclusive 3.75-inch MARVEL INIFINITE SERIES action figures—THANOS (w/ INFINITY GAUNTLET), MISTRESS DEATH, MARVEL’S NEBULA and MARVEL’S STARFOX. Plus, continue the action with the included wearable foam Infinity Gauntlet glove, a role-play replica of the reality-controlling artifact! Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
MARVEL’S THE THANOS IMPERATIVE LEGENDS Action Figure Pack
(Ages: 4 & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/ Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego) *this will also be available at global conventions (CA & Asia)
The battle to save the universe is on, and this ragtag alliance of interstellar heroes is just the bunch to save the day! Based on the cosmic Marvel Comics story THE THANOS IMPERATIVE, this special edition collection features five exclusive 6-inch-scale MARVEL LEGENDS INFINITE SERIES figures—BLACK BOLT, STAR LORD, BLASTAAR, MARVEL’S MEDUSA and MARVEL’S GLADIATOR. The cosmic favorite come in a special-edition package designed to look like the GALACTUS ENGINE, the ultimate weapon from THE THANOS IMPERATIVE. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com. *this will also be available at global conventions (CA & Asia)