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Marvel Bend-Ems (released 1989-1991) were bendable figures on the popular superhero license. When started in 1989, the line was called Twistables but became Bend-Ems by the next year. The back of the carding for all figures featured a cut out ad for 50% of a Marvel Comic subscription.

The earlier versions of the carding had many variations that in present day are still hard to figure out.

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= Completed Series

Marvel Super Heroes Series (1989) ( 0 images) - Released: 1989
Marvel Super Heroes Series (1989) (Cumberland Toys) ( 0 images) - Released: 1989
- Cumberland Toys logo on the top right side of carding and a Justoys Logo on the bottom. Only Wolverine has been spotted online with this styling
Marvel Super Heroes Series 1 (Bendables) ( 12 images) - Released: 1989
- On the packaging reads Bendables. If I had to estimate the timeline, Twistables came on the carding first, with Bendables and Bend-Ems to follow with series 2.
Marvel Super Heroes Series 1 (Twistables) ( 10 images) - Released: 1990
- Released on plain white and black carding. The back of carding featured drawings of other figures in the series rather than photographs of the packaged figures. Carding was labeled Twistables, which is what Bend-Ems were called before they were Bend-Ems.
Daredevil, The Punisher, Silver Surfer, Wolverine
Marvel Super Heroes Series 2 ( 7 images) - Released: 1991
- Released on a dark blue/red card. Was a re-release of series 1 with different carding. Figures had the same assortment #'s
Spider-Man (#12056)
Captain America (#12062)
The Hulk (#12058)
The Punisher (#12059)
Daredevil (#12061)
Silver Surfer (#12060)
Marvel Super Heroes Series 3 ( 3 images) - Released: 1991
- #12260 - Venom

The Uncanny X-Men ( 22 images) - Released: 1991
- Green carded series of X-Men
Wolverine (#12057)
Cyclops (#12110)
Colossus (#12111)
Nightcrawler (#12112)
Magneto (#12113)
Juggernaut (#12114)
The Uncanny X-Men Series 2 ( 0 images) - Released: 1991
- Released on blue carding, these were re-releases. Nothing new out of this series other than the carding color. Even the backs of the cards showed all of the figures on the original green card.