UPDATE: B&H Photo has now re-listed the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set, now with clear images (thanks @elmoem!)
After Amazon and B&H Photo Video listed the new Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set retailing for $29.99, there has been some debate whether that was a sign that the Play Set would include only one figure.
… and that has turned out to be true.
This image has greeted people who listed the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set on their Amazon Wish List, and was then shared on social media.
The Play Set is still set for release on March 15th.
Now I’m going to break from the news post and move to a bit of an editorial….
Why just one figure?
No Scarlet Witch, no Winter Soldier, no anyone else.
Could they have thrown in any of the other figures they will be charging $13.99 for? As a consumer, I feel like many of you will agree and say that this feels a bit off putting.
There could very well be a legitimate reason for why only Captain America is included, so we’ll have to wait and see what that reasoning is.
If the reason is “we wanted to give consumers a lower entry price point”, I don’t feel that is good enough.
And remember, take a look at the entire roster of Marvel figures and count how many female characters are represented.
It’s no longer a small story, it’s something that needs to be addressed. ASAP.
For Disney Infinity who has been more upfront than any other Toys-To-Life (or really video games in general) for the importance of female players, this is shocking.
Whether that’s Disney, Marvel, or someone else’s fault, it needs to be addressed.
Last we heard, there is a possibility of more Marvel figures that we don’t know about, but that will need to be re-confirmed now.
Thanks to Big Mike for sharing the tip!