Hasbro’s Marvel Q&A for September 2010
September 25, 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)  Can we expect to get any Evolution box sets for Marvel Universe like Star Wars has gotten over the last few years?

A1) Box sets, definitely.  However, we don’t have plans for the evolution model in the near future.  We’re utilizing our boxes as a way to feature unique teams and story arcs.  

Q2) Are there any plans to incorporate more groups into the Marvel Universe line? Specifically, I’m referring to Alpha Flight (since we have Guardian), the Shi’ar Imperial Guard (since we’ve seen Gladiator), the Starjammers and Inhumans (whom we have none of :() or Galactus’ Heralds (we’ve got Silver Surfer).

A2) You can bet on it.  We have a lot of teams to finish rounding out and a lot of teams to start digging into!  The Defenders, the Champions, X-Factor, Guardians of the Galaxy – they’re all possible.  We plan to take Marvel Universe as deep as we can possibly go!  

Q3) When is the earliest that we can expect more details about the rebooted Marvel Legends? Toy Fair 2011? Comic Con 2011?

A 3) Toy Fair 2011 would probably be the earliest detailed news you could expect.

If you have a question you would like to ask the Hasbro Marvel team, you can submit them for the next round 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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