Index



We've movedSorry, had to grab your attention, but we just wanted to remind everyone that because the Rumorbuster has moved, this index isn't being updated.  While Rumorbuster 2.0 is still focused on great toys like the Super Hero Squad, we've seriously upgraded, added a great photo gallery, a message board, and all of Rumorbuster 1.0's material is still saved in our archives.


All Ages Comic Suggestions
Since many Super Hero Squad fans are young, what comics would you suggest for fans?  1 (Wolverine First Class), 2 (Marvel Adventures: The Avengers), 3 (Marvel Adventures Super Heroes, MA: Spider-Man, MA: Fantastic Four, Franklin Richards, Amazing Spider-Girl, Power Pack)
What resources are available for free comics? 1, 2

Artwork

Did anyone get a shot of that backdrop used at SDCC 2008? 1
Has Hasbro published any design sketches?  What's in their San Diego Sketchbook? 1, 2, 3
Where can I get a sneak peak at Super Hero Squad versions of Mystique, 616/Comic Abomination, Falcon and others? 1, 2, 3
Who did the design work for the Iron Man toys? 1, 2

Case For… (or, why they really should make…)
Luke Cage (The Case For… # 1) 1
Nova (The Case For… #2) 1
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) (The Case For... #3) 1
Hepzibah (The Case For... #4) 1
Havok (The Case For... #5) 1

City in Crisis/Spider-Man Saves The Day
Is City in Crisis the same as Spider-Man Saves The Day? 1,
Pictures? 1,
What is City in Crisis, and who is in it? Is that Green Goblin? Someone told me Kraven was in it, and someone else said Vulture? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
When is it supposed to be shipping? 1, 2

Collector's Pack 1
I've read that the $30 price tag was a mistake, what's the story there? 1

Collector's Pack 2
Is it coming out? I heard that it was pulled because Hasbro thought characters in wheelchairs don't sell, and, well, this is the set with Professor X after all. Who else was in it, and isn’t this the Collector’s Pack that was announced like, Summer 2007? Now I’m hearing that it’s coming out in August, but nobody can point to anything official. Is it now a Wal-Mart exclusive? 1, 2, 3, 4
Wait, is that official news?  It's a Toys R Us exclusive?  Due in Late Fall?  And it has not been resculpted to include a Cerebro unit?  That goes against everything I heard from some guy who heard it from another guy on the internet! 1, 2, 3, 4

Costumes/Designs
How Comic Accurate is Sabretooth's costume? 1
Are Version 1 Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman 616 designs or are they Ultimate? 1
Is Ultimate Hulk really mega-pack worthy? 1, 2
What Wolverine Costumes have we seen so far? 1
Why do Customizers make Stealth Iron Man blue? 1

Customization
Custom Suggestion 1 (Miss Sinister) 1
Custom Suggestion 2 (Red Hulk) 1
Custom Suggestion 3 (Lady Octopus) 1
Custom Suggestion 4 (Golden Age Vision) 1
Custom Figures I've heard of, but custom movies (aka Fan Films)? 1
Does anyone customize Infinite Heroes? 1, 2
Where can I find information and ideas for customizing figures? 1, 2

DC
Are the DC Minimates dead? 1
Will DC be putting out a line similar to or competing with Marvel's Super Hero Squad toys? 1, 2,

DC Infinite Heroes
Are there any Infinite Heroes customizers out there? 1, 2
How do they stack up against the early look at Marvel's Marvel Universe toys? 1
What are the line's plans for 2009?  More articulation, Anti-Monitor points, playsets? 1
What major characters are conspicuously absent from the early figures? 1
What issue of Lee's Toy Review has the line? 1
When did Wave 1 hit stores? 1
Who's out there, who's coming? 1, 2

Hasbro
Are Hasbro and its international pieces always a slick machine, or do cogs sometimes get in the way? 1
Where can I see excerpts from the Hasbro/Marvel licensing contract? 1
Will prices go up due to rises in fuel costs? 1

Hasbro Catalog
Where can I sign up for Hasbro's catalog, and what are some of the benefits? 1,

Hulk Wave 1
Pictures? 1,
Where can I find it? Who’s in it? Was Abomination included or was he pulled? 1, 2, 3

Hulk Wave 2
My order through Hasbro Toy Shop was cancelled!  What happened?  Is the line canceled? 1, 2, 3,
She-Hulk, Thing, Wolverine, Black Bolt and the Absorbing Man? Where can I see pictures, when are they going to be/did they become available? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Hulk Wave 3
So early listings said "Red Hulk", but why then, do we have the same old Green Hulk in the early release packs? 1
Where are the pictures? 1, 2
Where can it be pre-ordered?  When is it scheduled to ship/when did it start shipping?  Does that listing say Red Hulk?  What will the case revisions mean? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Who’s in it? Is it official? Can it really include Zzzax, Leader, Skaar (aka, the Son of Hulk) and Doc Samson? 1, 2, 3, 4

Hulk Gamma Lab
Ooh, I'm freaked out because I read somewhere that the Gamma Lab was supposed to be out in May, but still haven't seen it. Does that mean the entire Hulk line is doomed, and that products are being canceled and I should put my money into a 401k plan?  Also, why does Hasbro's official release date of Fall 2008, as stated during a Q&A with Super Hero Times, conflict with the arbitrary and made up release date other people have been spreading as truth?  Don't they know official information hurts rumor-mongering? 1
What does it look like? 1
Where can I buy it?  Another Toys R Us exclusive? 1, 2

Hulk: Brawl That Shook The World
Is the Hulk multi-pack out yet? How much? And is it really a Toys R Us exclusive? 1, 2, 3, 4,

Hulk: Gamma Corp
Was it shown at SDCC? 1
What's the word on its cancellation? 1

Hulk Vs
What bad guys are featured in it?  1

Iron Man
Any idea what sales were like for the Iron Man toys? 1
Is there an Iron Man 5-pack? 1
It doesn’t seem like Iron Man got a lot of toy-love… what’s the story there? 1
When is the movie supposed to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray? 1
Who did the design work? 1

Iron Man Wave 2
What figures? Are they just repaints? Are Desert Face Off and Crimson Dynamo Attacks the same? 1, 2, 3, 4
When is it available for order? And when will it be available? 1, 2
When did it start shipping? 1

Iron Man Wave 3
More 4-packs?  Who's in it, who is Zhang Tong and why are they calling the Mandarin by that name?  More classic comic villains like Dreadknight and Mandarin, and finally movie figures for Iron Man and Iron Monger?  Pictures?  1, 2

Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Where can we see some design artwork? 1

Kids Play
Aren't Super Hero Squad toys for kids? Ages 3 and up, man... why don't you go with the uber-mature Marvel Legends? 1
Ok, I agree that there are some more mature characters in Marvel’s line, but it’s still a good way to introduce kids to the characters, right? 1

Kraven
Is Kraven coming out? Maybe in the Collector's Pack? I heard he was in a Four Pack? 1, 2
I read somewhere that low sales killed Kraven, and even though nobody has ever given that as a reason, and there’s no source for that rumor, is it true? What’s the history of Kraven rumors? 1

Marvel Comics
As a publicly traded company, Marvel has to release certain financial reports to its shareholders right?  And those reports must give some indication of how well the company performs, how much money it makes from movies, how much the Hasbro licensing deal brings in and more, right? 1
How many direct-to-DVD movies have been released with the Lionsgate deal, and how many are planned? 1

Marvel Intellectual Property Rights
Anyone remember the hubbub around Mutant X? 1

Marvel Legends
Isn't that line dead? Aren't internet rumors always true? 1

Marvel Toys
What's the deal with Mighty Muggs? 1
Where can I find more information on Marvel's super-deformed Kotobukiya one-coin figures? 1

Marvel Universe/3.75'' Figures/Fury Files
Is Marvel going to do a 3 and 3/4 '' line?  1, 2, 3
Where are pictures? 1, 2

Mini-Mates
Do you know of a totally subjective, absolutely authoritative way to know which is better: Mini-Mates or Super Hero Squad? 1
Is it true the line is over? 1, 2, 3

Movie Lines
Since Iron Man, Hulk and Spider-Man all had movie lines, or at least a line to coincide with their movies, what other potential movie lines are coming out (and thus likely to get lines)? 1, 2
Is it just me or did Hulk receive a bigger Super Hero Squad marketing push, especially with its Super Hero Squad toys? 1

Mutant X
When will the complete television series be available in one set? 1

New York City Comic Con 2008 (AKA NYCC 2008)
Who’s got pictures? Who went, and what was shown? 1, 2, 3

No-Prizes
Who has won one of these totally unofficial and thinly veiled but well intentioned knock-offs of Marvel's Official No Prize?  1

Paint Applications
Ugh. Am I the only one that notices some of these paint applications are really, really bad? 1

Polls
Who won Round 1 of the "Who Do You Want?" figure poll, and who's in Round 2? 1, 2
Who won Round 2, and who's in Round 3 (The X-Characters)? 1
Who won the "Who do you think BLK is?" poll? 1

Prototypes/Unreleased Figures
I thought I saw a different Venom sculpt? Isn't Storm's cape upside-down from the picture? 1
I read somewhere that Venom was resculpted because he was too small to fit in with the line.  Of course, I can't find any official word on this, but what's the story? 1
SDCC showed us both a translucent and a painted Zzzax... where can I see the difference? 1

Recall
I tried to buy some Hulk figures early, but I was told there’s a recall. Where can I get solid info on a potential recall, find out if a toy is recalled, and why did my attempted early purchase of Hulk figures trigger that message? 1

San Diego Comic Con 2008 (SDCC 2008)
What is in Hasbro's SDCC Sketchbook? 1, 2
What did Marvel/Hasbro show at SDCC? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
What does SDCC look like to an "outsider"? 1

Size Changes
Are Super Hero Squad figures going to be 3-inch from now on? 1

Spider-Man
Maybe I’m crazy, but there seems to be a lot of Spider-Man figures out there. What’s the deal? 1
I notice in the press releases for the cartoon and video game, Spider-Man is absent. What’s the deal with that? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Was the movie line as successful as Marvel wanted? As Hasbro? I heard that low sales killed Kraven, and that poor distribution of some two-packs was caused by poor sales, is that true? 1
Were Black Cat, Puma and Mysterio re-released (or at least, made available again)?  And the Sand Pit Stand-Off? 1, 2, 3
When do episodes of Spectacular Spider-Man get released, will we get season sets or just single episodes, and where can I read more about the Spring Break movie? 1

Super Hero Squad
Are there checklists? 1, 2, 3
Does Hasbro plan to re-release older packs that were hard to find, or figures that were simply never released? 1, 2
What's coming next, and how authoritative is it?  I keep hearing people say so-and-so is coming, but where did that information come from? 1, 2, 3,
What other toylines feature my favorite Marvel heroes and villains in a miniature style? 1, 2,
What's the latest (latest being subjective since the first rumors started months after the line appeared) rumors regarding cancellation of the series? 1, 2,
Where can I see what figures have been released so far, or at least a good chunk of them? 1
Who does design work on the line? 1
Will the line continue into 2009? 1, 2,
Will we get more playsets? 1,

Super Hero Squad: The Animated Series
Canceled: Truth or Rumor? 1
Did any information come out at Licensing International Expo 2008?  If Captain America drove a large, fuel inefficient vehicle, what would it look like? 1, 2, 3
Did Wizard 201 put out any new information on the series? 1
Is it true that Spider-Man isn't in the new series?  Does that have to do with Spectacular Spider-Man, the rights CW has, or the rights SONY has in Spider-Man? 1
What’s this I hear about the Super Hero Squad cartoon? Since all the other upcoming Marvel animated series are apparently airing on Nicktoons, will this one too? 1, 2, 3
Who’s producing it and how many episodes? What the heck Is Super Hero City? What characters are going to be in it? Isn’t it weird that Spider-Man isn’t being mentioned in most of the press releases? 1, 2
Will we see a promo at Brand Licensing Europe? 1

Super Hero Squad: The Comic Book
Is there any information about the SHS Comic series MSN said would be released in the fall?  Where can I find out what Marvel comics are being released? 1, 2

Super Hero Squad: The Merchandising
A cartoon is great, but what merchandising is anticipated, and what is possible? Construction Toys? Costumes? Direct to Video feature? A book series? 1, 2
MSN says there’s a comic book series in the fall, that Super Hero Squad strips are already in some Marvel comics, and that Spider-Man will be swinging around Super Hero City. Why doesn’t that sound accurate? 1
Ooh, puzzles! Tell me more! 1, 2,
Operation Hulk? 1,
Wait, costumes?  What does that mean? 1

Super Hero Squad: The Video Game
So THQ has the license for a video game. When can we expect something? And wait, once again Spidey’s not mentioned in most of the official releases? 1
Wait, did MSN just say Iron Monger and Spider-Man are going to be in the game? 1
When is it coming? 1

Super Hero Squad Wave 5
I read on a board that Black Panther, Storm and the rest of Wave 5 were being re-released. was that true? 1,

Super Hero Squad Wave 6 (note: although we had used the 4-packs to a wave logic and historical listings, but since popular opinion has decided 5 and 6 were really one big wave, we're going to bow to it and simply reflect Wikipedia's new numbering.)
Evil Expressioned Cable? What? 1
Spider-Woman, Cable, Deadpool oh my! When did this wave come out? 1
What characters are going to be short-packed from this wave? 1
Where can I see pictures? 1,

Super Hero Squad Wave 7
What characters are going to be short-packed from this wave and when will it be/did it become available? Did Ghost Rider's Flamecycle really come with a kickstand? 1, 2, 3

Super Hero Squad Wave 9
Blade, Red Skull, Electro and Sentry? Awesome. Where, when and what do they look like? 1, 2, 3, 4
Entertainment Earth is listing the wave as canceled, so is it coming or not? 1
Is October 2008 the official new release date for Wave 10? 1,
What's the deal with all the rumors about cancellation? Entertainment Earth says they're canceled but then puts the figures back on their website, some other sites say they're still coming, Hasbro representatives are sending e-mails to some people saying it's canceled, others to some people saying it's not canceled... what gives? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

Super Hero Squad Wave 10
In the leaked SKUs, who are Soldier/Agent? 1, 2, 3, 4
When will the line be released?  So Soldier/Agent turned out to be Skrull Soldier, SHIELD Agent? 1, 2
Will the cases really include only 2 of each pack, plus assorted previously released figures?  What old packs will be placed in the new cases? 1

Super Hero Squad Wave 11
Who's in it?  Pictures? 1, 2, 3, 4,

Super Hero Squad Wave 12
In the leaked SKUs, is that Avalanche, Tombstone, Rhino and Captain America? Is BLK really Black Widow and where can I see pictures? 1, 2, 3, 4
In the Rumorbuster poll, who received the most guesses for "BLK"? 1

Super Hero Squad Mega Packs Wave 4
Where can I see pictures of Ultimate Hulk, Wolverine and the new Mr. Fantastic? 1, 2

Super Hero Squad Four Packs
What's the source for the rumored Champions 4-pack?  Is it official?  Is it from leaked Wal-mart SKUs?  I thought the name "Champions" was tied up legally? And what Four Packs have been leaked in Wal-Mart SKUs? 1

Super Hero Squad Four Packs Wave 3
Did City in Crisis get renamed? 1
What's in this wave and where can I see pictures? 1
Has it shipped yet?  When's it supposed to ship? 1, 2

Super Hero Squad Four Packs Wave 4 and 5
What are in the next wave of 4 packs (according to the leaked Wal-Mart SKUs)? Secret Wars? Alien Invasion? What might those mean? I read somewhere that Beyonder was in it, or that Alien Invasion is a Secret Invasion pack? 1, 2, 3

Super Hero Squad Playsets
After the Gamma Lab, does Marvel have any other plans for playsets? 1, 2

Venom The Movie
Seriously?  How would that work? 1

Winter Soldier Saga
When is it supposed to ship? 1, 2
Who’s in it, and where are the pictures? 1, 2, 3, 4

Wolverine And The X-Men (the Animated Series)
What's it about? Who's in it and who guest stars? 1, 2
Who's putting out the DVDs? 1
Who's the voice talent, and when will it be released? 1

X-Men
How many X-Men Super Hero Squad 4-packs have been made/are known to be in the pipeline? 1

X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Is the trailer out yet? 1
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