Hasbro kicked off New York Comic Con with their “deskside chat” with the Marvel brand team. Ryan Ting from marketing and Bobby Vala from design shared their latest reveals and plans for 2019.
I’ll be brief, since I’m trying to actually get to the convention sometime today 😀 – but will update as I review the video of our conversation. The video should go up on our YouTube channel late tonight or tomorrow morning.
Marvel Studios is celebrating 10 years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it’s fitting that Avengers: Infinity War brings together most of the heroes from those movies. Considering how many characters are in Infinity War, I find it amazing that Hasbro has delivered so many of them in the Marvel Legends line. This video includes all of the Marvel Legends figures I have from the final battle in the movie. Thanks to Hasbro for sending me several of the figures in this video!
Thanos is coming to Earth, and it’s not to visit Disney World. He seeks the one device that can help him achieve his goal of ending all life in the universe… the Ultimate Nullifier! The only thing standing in his way is a handful of Avengers.
Can Earth’s Mightiest Heroes stop Thanos and his evil allies before they eradicate all life as we know it? We hope so, or there won’t be a next issue! So, forge ahead, true believer, and prepare yourself for all-out action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
Scarlet Witch and Vision (Toys R Us, available 3/3) – Wanda looks to be a repaint of the Abomination wave version, while Vision gets his first movie figure
Thor, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot (Toys R Us, available 6/1) – Rocket is a re-issue of the GotG2 figure, while Thor and teenaged Groot look like new sculpts. And while the single-carded Thor revealed yesterday has both eyes intact, this Thor sports an eye patch.
Winter Soldier and Falcon (Target, available 6/1) – Bucky looks like he re-uses some parts from the Walmart exclusive Civil War figure, while using Hasbro’s face printing tech for an improved face deco. Falcon looks like a repaint of the Walmart figure.
When it comes to Hasbro and Marvel, we tend to think of Marvel Legends first. But they’ve got more – lots more, including basic 6-inch and 12-inch figures, electronic figures, and role play items.
So when Hasbro shared the details for (almost) all of their products for Avengers: Infinity War, we were suitably overwhelmed. We’ve included the official product images and descriptions in one massive round-up. Don’t worry – we put the Marvel Legends up top.