SDCC 2012: Marvel Universe Masters of Evil 3-Pack Reveal

Another reveal of Hasbro’s exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con – a 3-pack Marvel Universe set featuring the Masters of Evil. If you haven’t gotten enough Avengers by the time SDCC rolls around, these three villains from arguably the greatest Avengers villain team-up could give you a fix. Dave Vonner dropped big hints at Toy Fair that the MOE would be coming our way this year, and with this set we’re getting Baron Zemo, Radioactive Man, and Tiger Shark.

We’d gotten Zemo during Toy Biz’s Legends run, but that was the elder Heinrich – this is Helmut. So all three characters get their first figures in 4-inch scale (not counting Tiger Shark in Super Hero Squad) – but hopefully Legends versions won’t be far behind.

MARVEL UNIVERSE 3.75″ MASTERS OF EVIL Special Edition 3-Pack
(Ages 4 and up; Approximate Retail Price $29.99; Available through HasbroToyShop.com, Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con)

Fueled by a raging need for vengeance against Captain America, Baron Zemo hatches a masterful plan. Not foolish enough to face the Avengers alone, he strategically forms one of the most powerful groups of villains ever assembled. The Masters of Evil 3-Pack includes Baron Zemo, Radioactive Man and Tiger Shark all appearing in 3.75″ scale, and united for a singular purpose: destroying Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

SDCC 2012: Marvel Legends Uncanny X-Force 3-Pack Reveal – Marvel.com

Marvel.com got the honors of revealing one of Hasbro’s exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con – a 3-pack Marvel Legends set of 3 of the big hitters from Uncanny X-Force. The set will feature Wolvering (of course), Archangel, and Psylocke for $49.99. Looks like Hasbro is staying true to the relaunch of Legends by keeping all the articulation we know and love – check out the rocker ankles on Wolvie. Can’t wait to see more!

Exclusive First Look At SDCC Marvel Legends Pack

San Diego Comic-Con is fast approaching and that means new toys!

This year, collectors have a chance to hook their adamantium claws into the new Marvel Legends Special Edition Uncanny X-Force Collectors Pack. Featuring six-inch scale figures of Archangel, Wolverine and Psylocke, the characters are seen in their costumes from the Fall of Archangel story line. The set even comes in a collectable display box with exclusive art by comic artist Clayton Crain!

The Marvel Legends Special Edition Uncanny X-Force Collectors Pack is available for an approximate retail price of $49.99 at HasbroToyShop.com and Hasbro Booth #3329 at San Diego Comic-Con.

via Exclusive First Look At SDCC Marvel Legends Pack | News | Marvel.com.

Mattel San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Exclusive Pre-Orders Starting May 30

MattyCollector.com has opened up pre-orders for the Mattel San Diego Comic-Con 2012 exclusives. As I previously discussed, I think this year’s exclusives, including the Masters of the Universe Classics Vykron, are a little off the mark – I’m probably going to leave it up to my show floor impulses to decide if I’ll pick anything up.

One new item that wasn’t covered in the initial reveals is the The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters Figure, which features Bruce Wayne with a Batman suit. The figure itself looks to be a standard DC Universe Classics buck, and the suit is a flexible overlay. I imagine it will limit most of the articulation, but as presented in package (the armory of the Batcave) it looks pretty cool.

Masters of the Universe Classics Vykron Headlines a Puzzling Line-Up of Mattel’s SDCC Exclusives for 2012

Maybe it’s just me, but with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusives Mattel revealed yesterday, I am starting to think they are losing touch with their core market for their collector-oriented lines – the little boys that grew up with toys from He-Man and DC Comics and now have a strong nostalgic pull toward their grown-up versions. I understand the Cars, the Tiny Titans and the Polly Pockets – those same guys now have little boys and girls of their own, and SDCC has become a family event. But the rest seem odd or somehow miss the mark.

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