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Comic-Con 2014:
Disney Infinity 2.0 Collector's Edition

As they did last year, Disney Interactive will have a special off-site storefront to celebrate the impending release of Disney Infinity 2.0, more commonly known as Marvel Super Heroes. That's the intended selling point anyway, even though just last week they confirmed figures of Tinkerbell and Stitch, following Merida and Maleficent. Early access goes to members of Marvel Unlimited and/or D23.

It's the superheroes that are going to likely increase the market share on this game. And for die-hard fans, it's either about to get even cooler (if you own a PS3 or PS4) or perhaps just that much more expensive.

We had already talked on the podcast that the Hulk figure would be exclusive to the Playstation iterations for 30 days, likely in a special collector's edition. What wasn't known was just how huge this edition would be.

Still without a solid release date beyond "Fall," (maybe we'll get it this week in San Diego), the set will retail for $179.99, more than twice what the regular starter pack is likely to cost. (The first game starter pack retailed for $79.99.) But you don't just get the Hulk...

You get all the Avengers: Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain America and, yes, the Hulk. These would be all the figures that go in the main Avengers playset, which, when in Toybox mode, will also be playable with Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man. For that matter, even Stitch.

The set will also come with a large, light-up diorama display, which features one figure we've seen in the trailer -- a giant Frost Beast, which in the game is either commanded by Loki or... maybe it commands him. Or that's just what Loki wants him to think.

Almost like the Hall of Heroes in the first Disney Infinity, the diorama base will have seven pedestals to display the Avengers. If you counted the names above, you'll note just six. Which means that they're holding back on a character they're going to announce soon.

My money's on Loki. Or Howard the Duck.

It's a cool display, all right, but that is a big outlay. But again, it's a cool display.

If anything more comes out of Comic-Con, we will talk about it. Oh, please let there be a Howard the Duck...

Derek McCaw

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