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I went and got some of the figures from Taobao. All the new ones besides Korg, who really didn't interest me.

 

Northstar and Colossonaut are fine. Emma Frost looks great. Fantastic painting, a very gravure, glamorous face, well-done hair...different tones of blue for the eyeliner and the lipstick. It looks far less awkward than a lot of the white lipstick variants people have tried on Emma Frost toys and statues in the past.

 

X-men Deadpool is pretty fun. It's the Deadpool figure we know from XMO:Wolverine.

 

The disappointing one is Chameleon, I'm afraid. The arms and legs are the ones from the SDCC Destro figure and Professor X, but the new torso is completely terrible. His posture is weird––his chest is puffed forward and he seems to be suffering from scoliosis. The puffed-out chest reaches nearly Liefieldian proportions, and Chameleon's chin comes close to touching the chest.

 

But the basic problem is the range of flex for posing––the new torso has limited motion of all limbs connected to it. The head cannot tilt up and it can barely tilt down. The arm sockets are blocked on the left and right by the chestpiece, and as a result, Chameleon is not able to move his arms in the same radius as the SDCC Destro figure. What's more, the suit coattails wrap around the hip of the figure, stopping Chameleon from moving his legs forward or backward, or to the left or right at the hips. He can widen his stance a little bit, but you can't pose his legs forward or back at all. There's no neck on the figure, and the figure somehow comes out shorter than the SDCC Destro figure it was based on.

 

The torso also has a radically different, far glossier texture than the arms and legs. I'm not sure if that's final for how the figure is going to be painted, but if so, that would be another mistake. Still, the limits of the maneuverability are really remarkable, and they didn't need to happen if they just kept to the original buck. Super-lame.

 

I took one look at Chameleon and felt like this is a figure I am not too crazy about. Probably a pass for me unless he in on the shelves in my area. I am glad to hear Emma turned out great. I can't wait too add her to my collection and may very likely be my final one. I am just not digging these new figures and I gotta stop anyways. Thanks for telling us about your purchase.

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I thought the Chameleon figure looked pretty decent in the displays at Toy Fair, but having the figure in hand it makes almost no impression at all. And with the diminished posability, due to the new torso, it's a total gyp. Emma Frost, though the Taobao figures I got of her come without the cape (generally these castoffs are sans accessories), stands out very well on the shelf with the MU figures. They really painted her well. Her costume is pearlescent and the face is exceptionally well-done.

 

I'll probably continue collecting particular figures I like, and ones that I think I can salvage with a quick customization or two. The Jane Foster Thor looks pretty good to me. Definitely, though, the quality has taken a dive and only a few figures aren't suffering from the diminishment.

 

Very clearly you can't trust a thing the Hasbro guys say about putting articulation back in the line. Every time they're asked about the articulation they have a different reason for removing it and the suggestion that they add it back in was not followed up upon during SDCC. Hasbro's handling of this line has become very schizophrenic––on the one hand, the character selection seems to indicate they're catering towards collectors. On the other hand, reducing the quality of the figures suggests they're aiming at younger kids who have less experience judging good figures from bad, and who won't necessarily be bothered by a figure being delivered way out of scale from others in the line.

 

The change in scale of the female figures is the worst new development for me. Black Cat is just tiny compared to any of the figures. She truly looks like she comes from another line, in a different scale. It looks as if Gamora and Carol Danvers are going to end up the same size, which is ridiculous. None of these 3 characters should be shorter than X-23, or Dagger. But the diminished articulation and general cheapness of manufacture is really making itself known at this point, and it's very disappointing. So I don't feel like this is anything but a low point for the line.

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Too bad there's no figures for any Fox films (Dead pool, Gambit, etc.). I'm still looking for 3.75 inch figures of those 2 characters.

For those still looking I got a couple of Professor X and Apocalypse figures for trade.

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My set of six from 2015 Wave 2 arrived today.

 

As expected, they fine, nothing significant. New body molds and such. Vulture's wings are terrible and I really wish Doc Ock had been made on the original MU body mold; the short stocky one we didn't like at first. Ironically, it would have fit Otto perfectly.

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it's a total gyp.

Watch the racism.

 

Just what is your problem with me?

You used a slur that degrades my people. That's my problem.

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it's a total gyp.

Watch the racism.

 

Just what is your problem with me?

You used a slur that degrades my people. That's my problem.

 

 

Woah...beep, beep, beep...let's back the bus up before it gets out of control.

 

Lots of people are probably not aware that "gyp" comes from "gypsy".

 

Sure, it seems obvious once you think about it, but to those who come from countries where there are no "gypsies" per se, then we've hardly had cause to make the connection.

 

So there you go, we learn something new every day. And that's how you might have started - by just explaining in a non-aggressive way that it's derogatory.

 

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar. (No offence intended to flies, honey or vinegar! :tongue: )

 

 

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talking of penguins, has any one seen ant man? Went yesterday, loved it.

Saw it twice this weekend. I was very impressed. I don't want to spoil anything for those that haven't seen it, but the third act has some really amazing visuals.

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I really enjoyed it, despite the obnoxious guy behind us who could have been the model for the Simpsons Comic Shop Guy.

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I really enjoyed it, despite the obnoxious guy behind us who could have been the model for the Simpsons Comic Shop Guy.

I used to be an usher when I was in high school. Throwing those people out was pretty entertaining.

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I thought the Chameleon figure looked pretty decent in the displays at Toy Fair, but having the figure in hand it makes almost no impression at all. And with the diminished posability, due to the new torso, it's a total gyp. Emma Frost, though the Taobao figures I got of her come without the cape (generally these castoffs are sans accessories), stands out very well on the shelf with the MU figures. They really painted her well. Her costume is pearlescent and the face is exceptionally well-done.

 

I'll probably continue collecting particular figures I like, and ones that I think I can salvage with a quick customization or two. The Jane Foster Thor looks pretty good to me. Definitely, though, the quality has taken a dive and only a few figures aren't suffering from the diminishment.

 

Very clearly you can't trust a thing the Hasbro guys say about putting articulation back in the line. Every time they're asked about the articulation they have a different reason for removing it and the suggestion that they add it back in was not followed up upon during SDCC. Hasbro's handling of this line has become very schizophrenic––on the one hand, the character selection seems to indicate they're catering towards collectors. On the other hand, reducing the quality of the figures suggests they're aiming at younger kids who have less experience judging good figures from bad, and who won't necessarily be bothered by a figure being delivered way out of scale from others in the line.

 

The change in scale of the female figures is the worst new development for me. Black Cat is just tiny compared to any of the figures. She truly looks like she comes from another line, in a different scale. It looks as if Gamora and Carol Danvers are going to end up the same size, which is ridiculous. None of these 3 characters should be shorter than X-23, or Dagger. But the diminished articulation and general cheapness of manufacture is really making itself known at this point, and it's very disappointing. So I don't feel like this is anything but a low point for the line.

Feihong how much of the articulation have they kept on the Emma frost figure?

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I don't think any offense was intended. I wasn't aware that it was a slur either.

Of course no offense was intended. We just live in an age now were people are chomping at the bit to be offended at anything and everything.

 

Anyway, has preorders gone up yet for wave 3 since we're usually a month out once taobao gets them?

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I don't think any offense was intended. I wasn't aware that it was a slur either.

Of course no offense was intended. We just live in an age now were people are chomping at the bit to be offended at anything and everything.

 

Anyway, has preorders gone up yet for wave 3 since we're usually a month out once taobao gets them?

 

Nope. Not yet. Hopefully this week

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They didn't reduce the articulation on her at all. She has the torso, arms and legs of the X-23 figure (and X-23's belt), and aScarlet Witch's hands and feet. The headsculpt is unique and the hair is a softer rubber.

 

I believe Emma has shown up packaged at toys shows at least once. I think Toyfair 2 years ago? or last 2013 SDCC? We've had several hints in the past indicating that Emma Frost was manufactured a long time ago, back in the MU days, and she has just been waiting on a release, like the other figures in her original 3-pack. I didn't ever feel that there was a risk she would end up shortchanged on articulation. It is a huge relief that they ended up putting her and Northstar in a wave, though. I guess it doesn't make much sense that they wouldn't release those figures, but I believe that is something Hasbro has done in the past with the previous incarnation of Legends? So maybe there was something to that worry. Anyways, If the Taobao figures are castoffs, then the quality of the Emma Frost figures will be excellent, because there's nothing wrong with these figures at all. They're sans capes, but the painting is top-notch.

 

 

I certainly didn't mean to insult gypsies in the previous post. This johnnyshowcase character has had some kind of bone to pick with me since SDCC, for some reason. But to correct that previous error, I'll say that I don't think the Chameleon figure is worth the money he costs, and that I'm sorry to have cast aspersions on gypsies; it was an unintended consequence of my reliance on unreconstructed language I'd heard many times in the past and not really analyzed.

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They didn't reduce the articulation on her at all. She has the torso, arms and legs of the X-23 figure (and X-23's belt), and aScarlet Witch's hands and feet. The headsculpt is unique and the hair is a softer rubber.

 

I believe Emma has shown up packaged at toys shows at least once. I think Toyfair 2 years ago? or last 2013 SDCC? We've had several hints in the past indicating that Emma Frost was manufactured a long time ago, back in the MU days, and she has just been waiting on a release, like the other figures in her original 3-pack. I didn't ever feel that there was a risk she would end up shortchanged on articulation. It is a huge relief that they ended up putting her and Northstar in a wave, though. I guess it doesn't make much sense that they wouldn't release those figures, but I believe that is something Hasbro has done in the past with the previous incarnation of Legends? So maybe there was something to that worry. Anyways, If the Taobao figures are castoffs, then the quality of the Emma Frost figures will be excellent, because there's nothing wrong with these figures at all. They're sans capes, but the painting is top-notch.

 

 

I certainly didn't mean to insult gypsies in the previous post. This johnnyshowcase character has had some kind of bone to pick with me since SDCC, for some reason. But to correct that previous error, I'll say that I don't think the Chameleon figure is worth the money he costs, and that I'm sorry to have cast aspersions on gypsies; it was an unintended consequence of my reliance on unreconstructed language I'd heard many times in the past and not really analyzed.

 

Is the neck ball on Chameleon compatible with other heads? I was looking forward to having a new suit body to go with MIB, Prof X, and Black Mask.

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is wave 2 seriously a good purchase as a wave or should I just try to find certain characters individually?

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is wave 2 seriously a good purchase as a wave or should I just try to find certain characters individually?

Depends. For me, Shanna, Thunderstrike, and Daredevil were worth it and I needed an extra Miles. Vulture is pretty bad and Doc Ock will depend entirely on whether or not you find him too tall or if you already have the Showdown version.

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They didn't reduce the articulation on her at all. She has the torso, arms and legs of the X-23 figure (and X-23's belt), and aScarlet Witch's hands and feet. The headsculpt is unique and the hair is a softer rubber.

 

I believe Emma has shown up packaged at toys shows at least once. I think Toyfair 2 years ago? or last 2013 SDCC? We've had several hints in the past indicating that Emma Frost was manufactured a long time ago, back in the MU days, and she has just been waiting on a release, like the other figures in her original 3-pack. I didn't ever feel that there was a risk she would end up shortchanged on articulation. It is a huge relief that they ended up putting her and Northstar in a wave, though. I guess it doesn't make much sense that they wouldn't release those figures, but I believe that is something Hasbro has done in the past with the previous incarnation of Legends? So maybe there was something to that worry. Anyways, If the Taobao figures are castoffs, then the quality of the Emma Frost figures will be excellent, because there's nothing wrong with these figures at all. They're sans capes, but the painting is top-notch.

 

 

I certainly didn't mean to insult gypsies in the previous post. This johnnyshowcase character has had some kind of bone to pick with me since SDCC, for some reason. But to correct that previous error, I'll say that I don't think the Chameleon figure is worth the money he costs, and that I'm sorry to have cast aspersions on gypsies; it was an unintended consequence of my reliance on unreconstructed language I'd heard many times in the past and not really analyzed.

Thanks feihong glad to know they didn't scrimp on her. Can't wait to get her at last.

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Just got my match book Ant-Man in and one of my sdcc Ant-Man sets in today. They are awesome. My second Ant-Man set will be here Tomorrow

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