Hasbro’s Marvel Q&A for June 2010
June 28, 2010

The MARVEL Team at Hasbro has once again come through for AFI readers answering your latest Hasbro/Marvel questions.  These questions were submitted by AFI readers via our forums.    


Q1) Now that the Carded Galactus has been announced as an SDCC exclusive what can you tell us about the differences between the SDCC version and the regular retail version?  Will they have different paint jobs?  Will they both come with a Silver Surfer figure?  Will they both have the same light/sound feature?
A1) More information about Galactus will be revealed at Comic-Con. Then you will be able to wrap your head around it.  

Q2) The 6" Walmart exclusive Iron Man figures have sold out.   Will that help us to get 6" Marvel movie figures for upcoming Marvel movies?  Any plans for more 6" Iron Man figures?
A2)  We are looking at this segment and will release more detail at SDCC.  

Q3)  Did the Secret Wars 2-packs (with comic) sell well enough to continue that SKU forward with other major Marvel editorial events?
A3) Yes.  We had a great response to the 2 packs, and are planning to continue this with MARVEL’S GREATEST BATTLES.

If you have a question you would like to ask the Hasbro Marvel team, you can submit them via this NEW thread for 2010!   

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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