The MSH Advanced Set had one of the longest print runs I’ve seen in a TSR product. It was continuously in print – essentially unchanged – between 1986 and 1992.

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Marvel Super Heroes Advanced Set [BOX SET]
1986, 1992 … Jeff Grubb … TSR 6871 … ISBN 0880383682

MSH at our reference site

(I’ve got some print run data for the Advanced Set there.)

 

All MSH at our sales site

 

MSH Advanced at our sales site

 


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Player’s Book. Cover art: Jeff Butler
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Updated Universal Table
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Judge’s Book
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Map, Side 1
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Map, Side 2

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Character Cards
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45 characters + 3 blanks
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80 fold-up figures. I just noticed that Invisible Woman has a blank third panel.

Edit 12/13/2019

Comparison of 1986 and 1992 sets

TSR gave the MSH Advanced set a slight facelift in 1992. Other than updating the TSR logo to its then-current “Gold Badge” style and a lasso around the title on the box lid, the company seemed mostly preoccupied with updating the copyright date throughout the set.

This is a bit strange, as TSR was typically indifferent about updating copyright and printing info through the years. I’m guessing that this new-found attention to detail had to do with maintaining their Marvel license in this case.

Following are some comparison photos.

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MSH Advanced at our sales site

 


See Also: Lands of Dr. Doom: Marvel Super Heroes Box Set

Webs: The Spider-Man Dossier (Marvel Super Heroes)