Saturday, March 10, 2012

Good Luck Out There, Mr. David Vonner.

You done good..

As reported on my Blog buddy's blog (That Figures) Hasbro the company that my friend the G-Man works for (I haven't found out if he still does, but he complained that they took some stores away from him) laid off a whole bunch of employees (I think it was 150). A few months ago the reported losses for the year. Me, I would blame it all on Dark of the Moon and Thor. And maybe, quite possibly..EXTREME CUPONING!!! ( Stores are taking care of that I might add )

So Mr. Vonner who is the head designer on the awesome line of Marvel Universe posted some things on facebook, that made me realize that he had been laid off.

I'm not gonna bash Hasbro. They have to do what they have to do. And I can't feel sad for Mr. Vonner, life goes on. And I'm sure he will go on to do great things. Maybe with McFarlane? :)
My theory ,might be that since he was originally from ToyBiz, they felt they didn't need him. (He was the inspiration for the head sculpt for the War Machine from the Galactus Series)

As a listener of Marvelicious Toys it was pointed out that this year Marvel Universe will have less waves (I think 4) and with the reduced articulation of the Avengers figures, you could tell something was up (cost cutting).

Marvel Legends is great but I already see peg warmers (Iron Man, Constrictor and Klaw). I think Wave 2 will be better, but only time will tell.

Mr. Vonner was responsible for the line up for Marvel Universe. And in My humble opinion he did a great job.

Today I'm not collecting Marvel Universe because of the cost (and I never collect 2 lines at the same time) but I wonder what will happen to the line without Mr. Vonner in charge.

Just look at Halo 4 without Bungie. 343 is trying to do their own thing but it's not working for me or my brother (He doesn't like Master Chief's new design).

This Buds for you Dave!

See Ya In The Toy Aisles!
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