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"Famous Covers"

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"First Appearances"

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"Marvel Milestones"

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"Avengers Assemble"

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Famous Covers Uncovered

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q1) Do all the Famous Cover Figures use the same body?
A1) No. There are currently two male body types and one female body type. Toy Biz plans on debuting a new male body type later this year.

Q2) What are the two male body types and what are the differences?
A2) The first body type is thinner and more sleek. For the purpose of definitional clarity, we will name this the M1 body (for Male 1). The second body type is more muscular and stocky. We will call this the M2 body. See examples below. When Toy Biz unveils its third body type, it will be called the M3 body.

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Q3)Which figures have which bodies?
A3) Through the currently released series of figures:

  • M1: Spider-Man (all versions), Green Goblin, Dr. Doom, Daredevil, Mr. Fantastic
  • M2: Wolverine, Captain America, Thor, Falcon, Mr. Sinister, Electro
  • F1: Storm, Dark Phoenix, Aunt May, Black Widow, Invisible Woman

Q4) How articulated are the Famous Cover bodies?
A4) The bodies are articulated as follows:

  • Neck
  • Shoulders/Biceps (Ball joints)
  • Elbows
  • Wrists
  • Waist (Ball joint)
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Ankles

Q5) Is there a variant of the Dark Phoenix with all red hair?
A5) Perhaps. However, this is not an intentional variant. Several fairly credible sources have reported finding Famous Cover Dark Phoenix figures without the blond streaked hair. If these do exist, they are just a quirk of manufacturing and not any planned variation on the figure. To date, there are no intentional variations in any of the Famous Covers figures.

Q6) Is the Aunt May offer still good? Have they sold out yet? How do I get one?
A6) The offer remains valid through November 30 1998. To date, there are still a few Aunt May figures left (though you shouldn't wait until the last minute). To purchase your Aunt May figure you will need a few things. First, you must purchase another Famous Covers figure and obtain the order form, proof of purchase, and your dated cash register receipt. Photocopies are not acceptable. The proof of purchase is not the UPC code on the package back. Instead, it is found on one of the top box flaps. See the diagram on the order form for more details. You then complete the form and send it all (i.e., order form, proof of purchase, register receipt and check/money order) to the address on the form. Typically, collectors have reported receiving their figures extremely quickly after sending in all their materials.

Q7) I sent in my check for the mail away Aunt May figure but I never received it. Who can I call?
A7) For problems of this sort, simply call Toy Biz's toll-free Customer Service Hotline at 1-800-634-7539. They will provide you with the information you need to straighten things out.

Q8) Hey! Daredevil's insignia is backwards! Is there a correct version available?
A8) Unfortunately, no. The product had finished its production run before the problem was caught. Therefore, unless Toy Biz decides to re-release the figure in the future, the Daredevil with the backward insignia is all that will be available.

Q9) I have a Mr. Sinister with a black diamond on his forehead, but my friend has one with a red diamond. What gives?
A9) Initial quantities of the Mr. Sinister came out with the incorrect black diamond on his forehead. This error was caught early on so that later figures had the correct red diamond. It is unknown for sure, but it is entirely possible that the black diamond Mr. Sinisters were produced in smaller quantities than the red diamond version.

Q10) I've heard that there are several variations on the KayBee Toys Spider-Man/Spider Woman two-pack. What's the scoop?
A10) It's true. There appear to be two running changes that have resulted in three different combinations of variants. The first change involves Spider-Man's web shooters. On the initial releases, Spider-Man shipped without the white web shooters on his wrists. Later editions corrected this oversight. The second variation involves Spider Woman's lips. On the earlier versions, Spider Woman had pink lips. Later versions had red lips. All this confusion has resulted in three variant pack outs in the order as follows:

  • Spider-Man w/ no web shooters & Spider Woman with pink lips
  • Spider-Man w/ web shooters & Spider Woman with pink lips
  • Spider-Man w/ web shooters & Spider Woman with red lips

Except in the possibility of a rare oversight, there should be no packs with a red lipped Spider Woman and Spider-Man missing his web shooters

Q11) I can't find the Black Widow figure anywhere. Did she ship? Is she an exclusive? What gives?
A11) The Black Widow was shortpacked in the case assortments for Marvel Milestones. She is one of the more difficult figures to find at retail, but as more of the Marvel Milestone cases ship, we should see her show up more frequently.

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