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Hasbro's Marvel Q&A September 2008 (Round 2)

September 2008 - Each month, Hasbro will answer five questions about their Marvel and Spider-Man products. Here are the latest questions and answers:

1. A lot of people are voicing concerns over the availability of the upcoming Marvel Legends exclusives. While the reliability of the Target with Hasbro exclusives has been pretty consistent, Wal*Mart has not. I myself only saw last year's 2-packs locally only once, and while a different subject most of the Star Wars exclusives I've rarely if ever seen first hand at the big box retailer. With the frustration that was associated with trying to collect Toy Biz's Wal*Mart exclusive Marvel Legends wave, what is Hasbro going to do to ensure that the fans of this line will be able to easily obtain the Nemesis and Ares waves? Will it be like a regular production run only distributed to Wal*Marts? Or is it seeing a smaller run because of its exclusivity?

Answer: The Red Hulk wave is starting to hit Target's around the country in large quantities. It looks as though the Ares wave won't be far behind. We don't control the distribution for each retailer but we're confident that there will be plenty of these waves for collectors and fans.

2. Any chance for some Thunderbolts figures? (Any chance for a Thunderbolt Ross figure ever?)

Answer: Sure, how about Bullseye and Green Goblin in the first 2 waves of Marvel Universe?

3. How about generic packaging (cheaper) for online army builders?

Answer: It's not something that we have planned right now... but as you know, the first online exclusive figure is available at Hasbro Toy Shop right now. If there's a strong demand for it, you can bet you'll see similar offerings down the road.

4. Does getting Guardian mean more Alpha Flight? We've only gotten two members of Canada's premier super-team in the Legends line. When can we expect more?

Answer: With at least one hard core Alpha fan on the team, you can be assured that the remaining roster comes up in character debates. There are definitely some core members of the Alpha team who are due!

5. You pointed out that you are doing two re-releases of harder to find figures, Kang and Super Skrull. And kudos for those. But are there at least plans in motion to possibly do more, like Deadpool, Hawkeye, and Dark Pheonix? Not those specifically, I'm just throwing out examples.

Answer: It's definitely within the realm of possibility, but there are no immediate plans for additional re-releases at the moment.

Be sure to check out the previous Q&As as well.

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