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Should Hasbro continue making Marvel Legends?


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  1. 1. Should Hasbro stay or go as the sole supplier of Marvel legends?

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so to wrap it up:

1. Go back to Toybiz's articulation, not the GiJoe/starwars articulation.

2. Improve the packaging design or go back to the old ML packaging.

3. Give your figures some paint details and washes.

4. Stop dumbing-down every face sculpt.


I just don`t agree in the second point, I like the new packaging cause it`s graphically speaking, more attractive, and it`s easier to open. But because I`m an opener, they can do with the packaging whatever they want. That point erased, i agree with the rest of ur options, and ur post in general. :)

Although I love the look of the new packaging, I have to agree with Clam about the packaging and how it doesn't stack or store very well. I tried hanging a few of them in a row on my wall, and it looked kind of weird because of how the right side of the packaging is rounded which allows you to see a lot of wall. Aside from that, I love it.

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When Dragonball Z went to Jakks, there was similar dislike and complaints. Then, they hit their stride, and made some great figures (IMHO). I understand the complaintsd/concerns, and I am not going to defend Hasbro, nor am I going to add complaints. All I will do is point out that Hasbro has resources they could tap into (Like Takara designers/engineers) in the future. There's always room for improvements in everything.

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IMO, which would also consider the very bright future ahead, Hasbro would leave, and someone else would take over, able to suffice the fans' desires. IMO Hasbro hasn't been doing so well. Of course in a perfect reality, Toy Biz would continue the Marvel Legends line, but who are we to kid ourselves. Hasbro has taken the paint applications on their figures a step down, with the exception of the SMC Iron Spidey. On top of this, Hasbro has cut down costs on the ankles of the figures. Whereas in a situation, if Toy Biz was still producing Marvel Legends, the ankles of their figures would have side to side and front to back articulation. We view Hasbro's lack of movement range in the ankle of the Marvel Legends they produce as a cost effective product cut-back. Of course, this is only my opinion, and Toy Biz won't be taking back the Marvel license any time soon.

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IIRC, Toy Biz stated that they were dropping the comics, rasing the price, and producing smaller BAFs due to cost before they lost the license. And if you look at some of the last figures (XMC Rogue, Wasp) some of the dropped articulation was already showing up.


ToyBiz only said that once Hasbro had already bought the license from Marvel. I think that was a typical corporate movuever from Hasbro and Marvel. Marvel tells it's own company to get behind hasbro, so ToyBiz does. It puts Hasbro in a better light since obviously Marvel the company will want to put as much positive spin out there for Hasbro as they can. However I would say based on sales of Marvel Legends figures, Spiderman 3 figures and Fantastic Four figures, the consumers are a bit smarter then Marvel and Hasbro gave everyone credit for. Make crap - your sales go down - plain and simple.

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Make crap - your sales go down - plain and simple.


Amen. I'd like to believe that HASBRO is learning this lesson...but history tells me they're not. They're not exactly new to making toys based on licenses...


HASBRO seems to think that we're dumb enough to buy them 'cause they're LEGENDS...sorry, not playing anymore. And I'm not the only one having this reaction.


I'm only going to buy the figs that are worthy of being bought. The crap stays on the shelves, and I don't care about the BAFs...


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I don't really care when they come out..I will only be looking for Black Knight, Cyclops and Hydra, and I won't even be that excited to get them.


sadly, with as much Marvel items as Hasbro has put out, I only own 4 figures they have produced, (GR movie Vengeance, HML1 Hulk, HML1 Ultimate Ironman, and Iron Spiderman)..... 4 figures out of many.... and I was a completist 2-3 times over with Toybiz's stuff (meaning I bought 2-3 of EVERY figure they made).




I want Blob and Annihilus, but I can't be asked to buy all those horrible figures to get them. I will probably cave in and buy She-Hulk and Quicksilver one day though.

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I'm only going to buy the figs that are worthy of being bought. The crap stays on the shelves, and I don't care about the BAFs...





That's what i'm doing.. can't afford to buy all the crap.

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Not that i have a problem with Hasbro, i really dont see the figures being any worse than som eof the Toy biz figures, but with wave 3 i dont plan on buying them all just because i have no interest in another cyclops, danger, X3 colossus or another captain america. I would like the BAF but am not overly excited about it anyway. I do want FFF so i plan on buying all of those (and i like the wave they showed anyway) and I want Ronan so will probably ppick up all those.

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