With the surge in popularity among Marvel super heroes this summer, a group of lesser-known heroes, villains (and some all-out odd balls) petitioned Marvel Entertainment to grant them a team of their own. A common name they could share and make legendary. A battle cry for evil to fear, and a group name that would out live them all.
The All-Winners Squad is an ensemble of Marvel cult favorites. Together these previously overlooked characters are destined to make an impact in their own irreverent way. At long last, the All-Winners Squad will break free from comic book pages and obscure corners of the internet, spreading to fans everywhere.
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA), in partnership with Marvel Consumer Products, will bring their notoriously hip creative to a full line of offbeat All-Winners Squad merchandise launching this fall. Toys, apparel and collectibles will celebrate the solidarity of these newly revived characters. The line casts the spotlight on each member of the All-Winners Squad, giving each a chance to shine individually as well as with their squad comrades.
So far only two members of the new line-up have been announced: Squirrel Girl and Doop.
The All-Winner Squad originally consisted of Captain America, his sidekick Bucky, The Human Torch, his sidekick Toro, The Sub-Mariner, Whizzer and Miss America, and they were Marvel's first super hero team (predating The Avengers by 17 years).