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Hasbro's new line of Marvel Comics figures.  The original press release said:

MARVEL UNIVERSE HANDFUL OF HEROES
(Approximate Retail Price: $4.99; Ages 4 & up; Available: Fall 2009)
Hasbro’s HANDFUL OF HEROES are here! Featuring some serious “Ka-Pow!,” every package includes 8 miniature sized SUPER HEROES, a play mat and a super secret hidden figure. With over 120 different Marvel figures to collect, you can amass whole armies of all your favorite heroes and villains including SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN, HULK and DR. DOOM. The more you collect the bigger the battles! [1][2]

Photographs from Toy Fair 2009 revealed the figures to be similar to M.U.S.C.L.E. and Monster In My Pocket figures.[3]

Later pre-order listings contradicted the "120 different Marvel figures" with

Hasbro's Handful Of Heroes are here! Featuring some serious "Ka-Pow!," every package includes 8 miniature-sized Marvel super-heroes, a play mat, and a super secret hidden figure. With over 40 different Marvel figures to collect in wave 1, you can amass whole armies of all your favorite heroes and villains including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, and Dr. Doom. The more you collect, the bigger your battles! Product Number: HAS17166 Shipping Weight: 2.52 pounds.[4]

There are actually 40 different sculpts in the first wave, with each sculpt available in one of three versions, a solid color, a translucent version of the color, and a glittery version of the translucent figure.

20 additional sculpts were introduced in the second wave, following the same pattern of solid, translucent and glittery. A complete collection of Wave 1, Wave 2, and the gold and silver figures, totals 248 figures.

Wave 1 (2009)

  • Abomination (Green)
  • Absorbing Man (Blue)
  • Angel (Red)
  • Armageddon (Blue)
  • Beast (Blue)
  • Black Panther (Black)
  • Captain America (Blue)
  • Colossus (Red)
  • Cyclops (Blue)
  • Deadpool (Red)
  • Doctor Octopus (Doc Ock) (Green)
  • Dr. Doom (Green)
  • Green Goblin (Green)
  • Hawkeye (Blue)
  • Hulk ("Classic Hulk") (Green)
  • Hulk ("Gladiator Hulk") (Green)
  • Hulk ("World War Hulk") (Green)
  • Iron Man (Classic) (Red)
  • Iron Man (Heroes Reborn) (Red)
  • Iron Man (Hulkbuster) (Red)
  • Iron Man (Mark I) (Yellow)
  • Ironclad ("Iron Clad") (Blue)
  • Juggernaut (Red)
  • Magneto (Red)
  • Mandarin (Green)
  • Nick Fury (Blue)
  • Nightcrawler (Black)
  • Red Hulk (Red)
  • Rhino (Blue)
  • Sabretooth (Yellow)
  • Spider Man (Standing, web pits)) (Blue)
  • Spider-Man (Crawling) (Red)
  • Spider-Man (Standing) (Red)
  • Thing (Yellow)
  • Venom (Black)
  • War Machine (Black)
  • Wolverine (Yellow)
  • Wolverine (Astonishing) (Blue)
  • Wolverine (Classic) (Blue)
  • X-Ray (Red)

Silver and Gold

Begining with Wave 1, the figures depicted in the third row of both Wave 1 and Wave 2 checklist posters were cast in gold and silver plastic.  These figures were released in packs for both Wave 1 and Wave 2.

Silver

Captain America

Spider-Man (web-pits)

Astonishing Wolverine

Classic Wolverine

Gold

Classic Iron Man

Iron Man (Heroes Reborn armor)

Spider-Man (crawling)

Spider-Man (standing)

Wave 2 (2010)

The Wave 1 cardback included the first glimpse of Wave 2's Onslaught Sculpt. The complete Wave 2 consists of both new sculpts, and old sculpts done in new shades. For example, Nightcrawler is purple, instead of Black, Thing is orange instead of yellow, and Doctor Doom is a different shade of green.

New Figures

  • Bi-Beast (Orange)
  • Colossus (Grey)
  • Hulk (Green)
  • Hulk (All Ages) (Green)
  • Hulk (Dark) (Blue)
  • Hulk (Mindless) (Green)
  • Hulk (Professor) (Green)
  • Hulk (as War) (Blue)
  • Hulk (World War) (Blue)
  • Iron Man (Classic Armor)
  • Iron Man (Punching Ground)
  • Madman (Orange)
  • Maestro (Blue)
  • Onslaught (Orange)
  • Punisher (Grey, translucent blue, translucent blue with glitter )
  • Silver Surfer (Grey)
  • Spider-Man (perched on gargoyle)
  • Spider-Man (with web-burst)
  • Thor (Grey)
  • Zzzax (Orange)

Rereleases

  • Black Panther
  • Captain America
  • Doctor Octopus (as Doc Ock)
  • Doctor Doom
  • Green Goblin
  • Iron Man
  • Iron Man Mark I
  • Iron Man (Heroes Reborn)
  • Mandarin
  • Nightcrawler
  • Sabretooth
  • Spider-Man (crawling)
  • Spider-Man (web-pits)
  • Spider-Man (web-shooting)
  • Thing
  • Venom
  • War Machine
  • Wolverine (Astonishing)
  • Wolverine (Blue)
  • Wolverine (Yellow)

Related Pages

References

  1. http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?itemid=11980
  2. http://www.hasbro.com/corporate/media/press-releases/MARVEL-UNIVERSE.cfm
  3. http://www.cooltoyreview.com/TF2009/HasbroMarvel/image40.asp
  4. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HAS17166&mode=retail

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