Marvel Comics recently launched their Marvel NOW re-branding (“it’s not a reboot!”) of their publishing efforts. Being a pretty dyed-in-the-wool trade-waiter I’ve not read any of these yet. However, thanks to various online comics sites such as Newsarama and Comic Book Resources I’ve seen many of the new looks that the various Marvel characters are sporting. Some are terrific, while some are scratch-your-head, “what in the world are they thinking?” bad…and, frankly, most important to me, many would make great toys!
As I mentioned in my last blog, whereupon I mused about the upcoming Toy Fair event to be held in February, I’m not sure what to expect from Hasbro this year, specifically in terms of the 3-3/4″ Marvel Universe line. Product delays from the last year or two coupled with personnel layoffs and creative staff changes aren’t very encouraging when thinking about the future of one of my favorite toy lines.
However, that being said, should we be graced with new Marvel Universe figures in 2013 I do hope that we can see some of these new character designs show up as figures. Sure, there’s still about a gazillion classic characters to be done…but, I think it’d be cool to work in some of the current looks here and there.
But, that’s just me. What do you think?