Marvel Hasbro Panel Q& A
July 14, 2012

Any Plans for a diorama like the Avenges Mansion?   Not In Legends Scale… Haven’t looked at it for Marvel Universe.  Jesse Falson suggests looking on line and learning to make it yourself.  His favorite things to do as a kid was make his own toys.

Will you bring back any old Toy Biz Characters or an updated version?  They look at that all the time.

Will we see more of the Toy Biz type articulation like fingers and toes? It’s a ballance. You have a set budget and have to make choices. To look at it again would have to be something limited and not a new standard.

With the new Micro build a figure will we see Rocket Raccoon with Guardians of the Galaxy? That’s a save bet.

What happened to the Fing Fang Foom figure teased last year? On hold till they find a slot for him? He was almost the exclusive at SDCC this year, but they were still working on their Avengers plan. Didn’t think they could sell both large items this year.

MU Mysterio – is there a head sculpt under the helmet? You have to wait till you get the figure.

Will you revisit some of the first waves of MU with the new bodies/tooling available now? Yeas. That is possible.

Build-A-Figure – what happened to the Stryfe BAF shown last year? Stryfe was never a BAF. Waiting for him to be on a new, better, bigger body like the new Sentry body.

What’s the chance of seeing ab-crunch back on females? Not in the plan right now, Still looking at the new Moonstone body.

That’s the end!

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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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