Okay this is from the Toyark site:
PeteParker and I talked to Dwight a lot about MU. Apparently they messed up royally by bringing old prototypes of three or more figures (and an entire team he said). So they had to pull their pictures out of the presentation cause they didnt have the toys to put in the cAse.
You heard it here first folks. Further conversation led me to believe the MU team MAY be Alpha Flight (but that is just speculation).
They literally said "
we will be a lot more prepared and have a lot of new things to show at NYCC
" to PeteParker and I at the booth. They also revealed to the two of us who the packaging artists are going to be. Pete took notes so I think he has that info.
Almost certain Ed Mcguinness is one of them.
Also Fin Fang Foom isn't cancelled. He was going to be the con exclusive but they changed it really late to make something specifically Avengers themed. They saw this as the summer of Avengers and wanted to ride that wave.
They are looking for a home for Foom and they will likely have some more info in New York.
I asked Jesse Falcon point blank about 2013. He said there would be new waves the entire year.
A question I have, and I'm not sure if Pete Parker & Trainwreck got this answered or not, is are we going to see a good number of MU figuers hit stores before Christmas time. I know a lot of the figures in the case have dates but that doesn't mean they're all accurate.
That wasn't clear to me Snailbot. All they said is "MU is coming right now. We are shipping it now. Thank you for being patient. You are going to love it."
This is from Marvelousnews:
One of the admins of the Make Mine Marvel Facebook page is at SDCC and got this from a Hasbro rep:
"We are going to have Marvel Universe past 2014 (at least)."
Ok guys stop panicking this is what the panel said they are please y surprised that the marvel universe line is selling better than they expected they said that they thought that only collectors like us care about the line but lo and behold little kids like them too hence the line is not going nowhere. The reason why they didn't showed more was because vonner loved us so much he showed way too much stuff last year. The marvel giant size packs from Walmart are not being made for the time being. Everything that you guys are bitching about is going to be realeased at a later time it is not going to be dropped or kill. This info I got it from the people in charged of the panel. I also asked if they were going to redo those awful stumpy body's from the first series and they could not confirm any specific time frame but they are planning to. They asked me who was the one that I wanted the most redone and I answer the vision and lastly they did confirm that they listen to the boards and what we post. So don't panic the line will only die if people stop buying it simple as that. From what I see on these boards that is the least of our problems
Okay, this is what I think as well as many others. You can quote me on this.
i'm gonna try and go on a logical thought process here: Wolverine 2, IronMan 3 and Thor 2 are scheduled to release in 2013(i think), and according to rumor, that means the possibility of three seperate movie figure lines next year.
the She-Hulk wave, Beta Ray Bill wave, Nova wave, Inhumans and others were all developmental pictures at last years SDCC and they are still not in retail yet. The excuse we gather from Hasbro is to give time for the two movie figure lines this year,(Avengers & Amazing Spidey) their just due time on the shelf. So this is why we have had an MU drought since December of last year.
So, logically this means to me that they will try to catch up by pushing out the Beta Ray Bill wave, She-Hulk wave, Nova wave, some retooled comic packs and box sets of things we have already seen. all the while, using this as an opportunity to slow down MU production altogether.
then once the movie figure lines start in 2013, we will be in another drought. probably an even longer one with possibly three movie wave to contend with. meaning possibly even less MU figure in 2013. They'll just back fill us with MU that we have already seen. So I expect Emma Frost and Colossus in the summer of next year. Perhap that's why Prof X wave is pushed to 2013 with only three figures. maybe the next wave will only be Elektra, Mysterio and Rhino. These wave used to six figures, now they are five and looks like it's dwindleing down to three possibly.
then come 2014, Cap 2, GotG and (maybe Avengers2?) will once again throw a monkey wrench into MU figure development again.
leading me to assume this is the best way for them to begin downsizing and slowly shutting down MU altogether. with the sad excuse of "hey we will be givning u 3.75 in figures in all these movie lines, so you should be satisfied along with all the kiddies!"
the success of this line has to come from us (collectors). It's obvious they are going for the kiddie dollars with the movie lines.
I'll have positive hope if stuff starts showing up in "US" stores in force and I see Elektra, Rhino, Mysterio, Prof X, Jubilee and Blastaar hit retail before X-mas.
Other than that, I don't have very much positive vibe for MU from this SDCC.
Okay guys, I guess we will see at NYCC if this is true or there are more excuses.
I know next year I was being given a chance by my boss to go to SDCC but don't know now due to my daughters college tuition going up.