One of Marvel Heroes’ big money makers is the game’s sale of iconic costumes for player heroes. In addition to creating and selling normal costumes, Marvel Heroes will begin rolling out limited edition costume variants this Saturday.
The first batch includes three costumes: Winter Soldier Movie (Maskless Variant), Hawkeye Hawkguy (Sweatpants Variant), and Star-Lord Movie (Headphones Variant). As the “limited” implies, there will only be a certain number of these on sale, and once they are sold out, they will be gone forever. Each costume comes with
a special power (to display the limited edition seal), an emote, and a title.
The forums have been awash with heated debate over whether or not this is a good idea, with the topic pushing to 96 pages thus far. Will artificial scarcity plus sweatpants equal big profits for Marvel Heroes? Stay tuned and see.
Update: Gazillion announced that the costume variants will no longer be limited editions, but will be sold for a limited time (two weeks) with a price matching guarantee if it ever reappears in the store.[Source: Marvel Heroes forums, update. Thanks to Paul and Markillion for the tip!]