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In Topic: Your favorite 5 3.75" Marvel figures of 2016?

19 January 2017 - 07:05 PM

For me in Marvel 4" figures in 2016 personally, it was more like "The Year Of Thor", as I not only picked up the Thor Comic Book 2 Pack and Ulik, but I also able to back track and pick up some pervious 4" Thor related figures from the 1st Movie, the 4" Infinite Series, and a Loki from the 5POA 4" Avengers Assemble line(Just for the accessories and the head really).  Works out anyways, cause most of my Thor related figures are in 4" scale.  I still did pick up other stuff too both from 2016 and past years(Mostly thanks to sales and deals), but I'd say a good chunk of it was Thor related theme.


Before I do my list, let me explain that I collect both 4" and 6" figures.  I do a good chunk of the time get characters in different scales, but sometimes, if the character has been known to have different costumes, I may only get 1 or 2 versions of a character in 6"(Mostly my most favourite and/or "Standard" costumes), and the other costumes that I like or are okay with in the 4" scale(Though a "Standard" costume is sometimes included as well).  This way, even if I did get the same figure over and over again in different scales, at least they are in different costumes(Not to concern if it's in the "Correct Era" or what not).


Going to do 2 different Top 5 lists, as they are in no particular order, but I'll stick with stuff that was released in 2016, or at the very least, very late 2015(Like maybe December if anything):


Top 5 2016 Releases I Own:


(1.) 1st Appearance Yellow Daredevil: Always had a soft spot for this costume, but regardless of scale, I always felt I needed to get a 6" Standard Red Suit 1st.  After finally getting a Red Suit in Fall 2015(Which I think is the only 6" Daredevil I ever need), and knowing the popularity of Daredevil thanks to the Netflix series, I knew it was only a matter of time before they would re-release the 2nd 4" Mold in the Yellow(Had no interest in the 6" Walgreens version), and felt the 4" would be good enough to represent this costume.  Sure enough, we found out that in 2016, the Yellow Suit would be in the 4" scale with the 2nd Mold.  Really like the look, as I now have a 4" Daredevil too.  If they decided to do a Red Daredevil in the 2nd Mold again, I hope they do a Bright Red, and have the DD Logo be outline in Black.  And maybe do Shadowland Daredevil as well with the mold, cause I'll buy both in the 4" scale.


(2.) Jane Foster Thor from the Thor Comic Book 2 Pack: Just like it over all, and since again, most of my Thor related figures are 4" scale, goes well.  Nice to get the new Thor, as I wasn't super picky on if I got a 4" or 6" scale of her.  The Younger Thor is okay, but I wish they didn't make his Head look like a Neanderthal.


(3.) Living Laser: Just love the See-through Plastic Purple, and the paint apps(If done right of course), looks really good with it.  Wasn't 100% sure if I was going to pick it up or not, but once I saw it, I changed my mine and it became a Must Have.


(4.) House Of M Spidey: A better shade of blue used this time when compared to the 4" Marvel Universe version.  Just wish it still came with the webbag and the webline.  My must have when I 1st heard of it.  And Glad they just reused the MU House Of M mold and not that really crappy Spidey Mold they've been using since the Infinite Series 4" Big Time Spidey.  Seriously, they need to stop using that mold, cause I may have picked up Kane Scarlett Spidey and more interested in UK Spidey if they used a better mold.  I mean, I'd be okay with UK Spidey in 4" scale, but man, that body they are using.  And it has nothing to do with less Joints either, because sculpt's body just seem off.


(5.) Ulik: Just like the look of this figure over all. 


Top 5 2016 Releases I Don't Own(Basically judging from reviews, pics, and what not, but I still think are awesome):


(1.) SDCC 2106 Exclusive set over all was good and is worthy to own if you can get it.  If I have to choose only 1, I think I'd have to give it to Lockjaw though, cause I just couldn't see how they find a way to release a 4" scale of that Dog, but they did.  The few 4" Inhumans they've done, they need their teleporting Dog.  I have a feeling that if the Inhumans movie does indeed still happen(It's been kind of iffy the last little while), I'm sure they will use the mold again in a Inhumans boxset of sorts.


(2.) The TRU Exclusive 4" Captain America: Civil War 2 Packs are good, but if I had to choose only 1 figure, it has to be the King himself, Black Panther.  Sculpt is well done and the figure looks fantastic.  Was actually going to consider getting the 2 Pack with Agent 13 after seeing pics of the sculpt and would of been fine with a 4" representation of that design, but the 6" in the end won me over thanks to the swapping head.  But the 4" is still fantastic regardless, and if the Black Panther Movie uses the same or similar looking suit(Including any minor deco changes), I'll consider it if they do re-release/repaint the figure.


(3.) The Deluxe 4" Captain America: Civil War sets are really nice.  Like how Cap from his set looks more like his Civil War suit and his cycle is nice.  But I'd say Falcon wins if I have to choose 1 not only because of the sculpt, suit, and larger wings, but the little Redwing Drone and a including peg for it to show it flying, and even better, a swapping unmasked head.  I didn't pick this up because I was able to get the TRU Exclusive Avengers: Age Of Ultron 4" Hawkeye And Falcon 2 Pack at a very good price, even just shortly after I heard Civil War Falcon.  And while the Civil War toy is much better, I'm happy with the Falcon I have, and felt no need to pick the Civil War one.  As for the Redwing Drone, I'm sure I can whip something up or use something I can sub for it.


(4.) The Guardians Of The Galaxy Comic Book 2 Packs I think are well done.  Like the matching costumes for Starlord, Rocket, and Groot, as I like the Blue and white used.  Both Single and Comic Book Gamora are nicely done, but I think the slight deco differences in the 2 pack are better with the brighter green hair and the yellow around the eyes.  But I think Groot steals the show here for his look and size.  Creative way of having his legs separated in packaging in order to have him in the 2 pack packaging.  My only complaint about the Groot and Rocket 2 pack is that it doesn't include the Baby Groot figurine/accessory that was used in the past(Both the Guardians Marvel Universe 3 Pack, and the Infinite Series Rocket).  I do hope they can do a 4" Comic Drax in a matching theme deco just to kind of complete the team.  I haven't see these sets in Canada yet, but I'm thinking of picking them up if they do show up.


(5.) X-23 in Wolverine Suit:  Just looks nice over all, as I think this is the 1st X-23 in 4" scale.  This wave not released in Canada yet.  But if it does, going to strongly consider it.

In Topic: Marvel Legends - The Near Complete Set

15 March 2016 - 06:08 PM

I really like this series of looking at the different costumes and looks of the characters, as well as your opinion on if it needs a remake or not.  I do want to add a few things:


- While the Spider-man Unlimited Cartoon inspired figure was made during ToyBiz's final years in their Spider-man Classics line(Spin N Trap Spider-man), I do think we could use an updated one.  The figure didn't have the cape, maybe use a bit of blue shading if they stick with black on the suit, and the lenses could be a bit of the yellow side than white that the figure used.  Perhaps using the cape from the Spidey 2099 figure on a figure.  If they really wanted to, they could maybe do 3 colour variants: the 1 used in the show(Which had more red), the preproduction colour scheme(Which had more blue/black, and was almost a reverse of the final show colours.  I think this was when the show was still undecided if it was going to be 2099 Spidey or Peter Parker Spidey), and a see thorugh plastic version to repersent the suit in Stealth Mode.


- Spider-woman late 1970's/early 1980's Cartoon colours(Wasn't on your list): Okay, so really, the only difference between cartoon Spider-woman and Comic Spider-woman at the time, was basically that the lenses of the mask on cartoon was yellow, while comics was white, and most likely never going to happen.  Still, if Hasbro ever felt they need to re-release the Jessica Drew classic Spider-woman in a way that is different from the 2015 release, they could use the brighter colours and colour the lenses yellow.  Again, such a minor thing that it will never happen, unless I guess they wanted to do it in some sort of Store Exclusive 2 or 3 pack.  And hey, at least it sort of gives people another shot at Classic costume Jessica Spider-woman instead of resorting to scalpers.


- Modern Jessica Drew Spider-woman Costume(You called it "All New All Different"): If or when Hasbro ever does make this figure, I hope they give it removable glasses, similar to the recent Captain America Legends Modern Mockingbird figure.  Could make the figure more desirable if it allows you to have a unmasked Jessica Drew figure, especially for head swapping purposes on the 2015 Spider-woman figure(Especially for those who aren't fans of the modern costume).  From the number of photos of comic book art I've seen, sometimes, the glasses look like normal glasses while other times, it looks like there is something extra on the top part of the glasses(It's not much, but it does make a difference).  It would be cheaper for Hasbro to just repaint the Mockingbird glasses(Which I would be totally be okay with), but I suppose they could spend the money on the glasses with the extra stuff.  Or give fans both glasses so that fans can pick an choose her look, especially since they would be small accessories anyways.


- Pregnant Modern Jessica Drew Spider-woman Costume: Most likely Never going to happen, especially if certain groups go all fussy over it, even more so if it ended up on the 6:00p.m. News on a slow news day(I seem to recall people freaking out about Pregnant Barbie Doll from the late 1980's or 1990's).  The only way it would really work is as a either Online or Convention Exclusive of some sort for a limited run.  Still give it the removable glasses.  Having said that, if they ever did do a "Baby Bump Female" mold, they could maybe re-use it for Susan Storm, Crystal, Medusa, Jessica Jones, and any other female Marvel character when they were pregnant.  Or if they are really lazy, for a over weight female character.

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