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Magic is now in the southern Cali area. Saw the truck come yesterday (Leave one store, then went to another). Both had Magik. Yup. Got mine.

Oh, and I'll be receiving my Multiple Man case tomorrow. Instant army.

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On 10/3/2018 at 7:37 AM, monron999 said:

Lol. That'll be the day. We've been asking for a good comic based Hulk since that cobbled together Doc Green version

As far as Thing, it is absolutely amazing and an indication of what Hasbro is truly capable of. I can't remember the last time I opened an ML box and was immediately hit with the scent of generously applied paint apps. Wait...oh yeah I can. Back in the TB days.

Agreed. The Thing is the best legends figure of the year imo and we really haven’t seen those kinds of paint apps since Toybiz. Whether it’s the overall sculpt, the faces/expressions, the POA or the paint, this Thing is just a masterpiece.

Hasbro should be patting themselves on the back with this Thing figure and to be honest, the whole F4 line they’ve done thru Walgreens as a whole imo. On that note, I’m really sad to see the program switch from F4 to X-Men but if it had to switch, I’m glad it’s X-Men I suppose.

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I don't have my figures just yet, but the shipping site says the THING is on the way. From what I have seen in videos and reviews, the Thing looks fantastic (no pun intended there). I do wish they'd given him double jointed elbows though, and maybe a head with an open mouth that shows no teeth.

As far as the rest of the FF line...Invisible Woman should have been, well, INVISIBILE! Its not as if they don't have the tech to do this ( Dr Strange 2015 Vishanti astral form, Thunderbolts' Ghost, etc). But the figure they did give us for her looks good. Mr. Fantastic really came out well. He's damn near perfect. The Human Torch, however, just looks wrong.  The yellow head, the body buck....overall just doesn't fit well with the rest of the FF. I suspect though, with all the objections to the Torch, Hasbro will come out with another, corrected version. All one color, perhaps a translucent reddish as opposed to orange, and built on the Sunfire body buck instead of the more bulky one the y have now. Maybe a 2 pack with his invisible sister?? Aha!

Nevertheless I think the Thing is going to be outstanding....cant wait for arrival!!

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38 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

I don't have my figures just yet, but the shipping site says the THING is on the way. From what I have seen in videos and reviews, the Thing looks fantastic (no pun intended there). I do wish they'd given him double jointed elbows though, and maybe a head with an open mouth that shows no teeth.

As far as the rest of the FF line...Invisible Woman should have been, well, INVISIBILE! Its not as if they don't have the tech to do this ( Dr Strange 2015 Vishanti astral form, Thunderbolts' Ghost, etc). But the figure they did give us for her looks good. Mr. Fantastic really came out well. He's damn near perfect. The Human Torch, however, just looks wrong.  The yellow head, the body buck....overall just doesn't fit well with the rest of the FF. I suspect though, with all the objections to the Torch, Hasbro will come out with another, corrected version. All one color, perhaps a translucent reddish as opposed to orange, and built on the Sunfire body buck instead of the more bulky one the y have now. Maybe a 2 pack with his invisible sister?? Aha!

Nevertheless I think the Thing is going to be outstanding....cant wait for arrival!!

A double jointed elbows Thing would have given him the long armed "Gorilla look" that the very 1st TB version suffered from. I wish they had given him a open mouth yelling "it's cobbering time" time head sculpt.  That human torch they gave us was crap as it made zero sense to make him with a translucent type head but different body . It did not translate well into anything they were attempting with that. I just went on & made my own custom classic Human Torch using that same head & a Sunfire buck. 

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Human Torch vs Hydra.JPG

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Chicago is filthy with both Magik and Ben Grimm. Medusa is currently 50% off, pegwarming like it was her action feature...

Tons of Sasquatch series clogging the pegs, and Gwenpool is being spotted a lot as well

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2 hours ago, Gmen4ever said:

A double jointed elbows Thing would have given him the long armed "Gorilla look" that the very 1st TB version suffered from. I wish they had given him a open mouth yelling "it's cobbering time" time head sculpt.  That human torch they gave us was crap as it made zero sense to make him with a translucent type head but different body . It did not translate well into anything they were attempting with that. I just went on & made my own custom classic Human Torch using that same head & a Sunfire buck. 

Human Torch & Invisible woman.JPG

Human Torch vs Hydra.JPG

Where did you get those explosion effects? Those are super cool.

Also, I prefer your Human Torch over the Walgreens one. The only thing I would have added, and this is just me, is the lines HT has. I still use the old ToyBiz one from like series 1.

Thanks for sharing. Would love to see you post a picture of the whole FF team.

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2 hours ago, ARES410 said:

Chicago is filthy with both Magik and Ben Grimm. Medusa is currently 50% off, pegwarming like it was her action feature...

Tons of Sasquatch series clogging the pegs, and Gwenpool is being spotted a lot as well

Chicago’s got Majik eh? Nice to see a report on the east coast. If I had to guess, probably gonna take another week or two to hit me in South FL. I did hit 2 stores today and found another mint Thing so just need one more to complete the set of 6 I want.

Medusa with peg-warming action feature lmao that was great.

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2 hours ago, americamgl said:

Where did you get those explosion effects? Those are super cool.

Also, I prefer your Human Torch over the Walgreens one. The only thing I would have added, and this is just me, is the lines HT has. I still use the old ToyBiz one from like series 1.

Thanks for sharing. Would love to see you post a picture of the whole FF team.

I don't have the Thing yet. Go on ebay & type in "Tamashi effects", it should give you a list & pics of a bunch of the different effects they sell.  I don't have steady hands to draw in all those lines on the Torch so just left him as is. I think he still looks better than what the orginal looked like. Hasbro should have just done him on the Sunfire buck I did mine on. Love that buck.

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Thing really is that good. WOW!!

5 hours ago, Gmen4ever said:

A double jointed elbows Thing would have given him the long armed "Gorilla look" that the very 1st TB version suffered from. I wish they had given him a open mouth yelling "it's cobbering time" time head sculpt.  That human torch they gave us was crap as it made zero sense to make him with a translucent type head but different body . It did not translate well into anything they were attempting with that. I just went on & made my own custom classic Human Torch using that same head & a Sunfire buck. 

Human Torch & Invisible woman.JPG

Human Torch vs Hydra.JPG

I'm gonna continue to use Ares wave Torch, until/unless they make a suitable one. Walgreens Torch is too tall and bulky.

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2 hours ago, Gmen4ever said:

I don't have the Thing yet. Go on ebay & type in "Tamashi effects", it should give you a list & pics of a bunch of the different effects they sell.  I don't have steady hands to draw in all those lines on the Torch so just left him as is. I think he still looks better than what the orginal looked like. Hasbro should have just done him on the Sunfire buck I did mine on. Love that buck.

Yeah it is still great. Hope you get the Thing soon, they have been showing up. I saw the effects, saw some from China. Might just get those. Thanks.

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On ‎10‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 9:55 PM, americamgl said:

Yeah it is still great. Hope you get the Thing soon, they have been showing up. I saw the effects, saw some from China. Might just get those. Thanks.

No problem. I may be in the minority cuz I'm ol school, but the only issue I have with the Thing figure is that he is too tall. Sorry, but I hate when certain artists take it upon themselves to all of a sudden increase the hgt of certain characters just because. Ben is 6 foot tall not 7 ft tall. What always made him such a fan fav is that even though he was smaller & less stronger than the Hulk, he still was not gonna back down from a fight with him despite the hgt/wgt/strength disadvantage. Same for when he threw down with Sasquatch or vs the Champion. Ben s all about heart & toughness. Marvel has this thing where they inexplicably  add hgt to certain characters when some were already big to begin with such as the Hulk, Juggernaut, Abomination, Thanos, now instead of being just 7ft tall or 6'10 or 6'7,, they all have to be 9 footers. Total BS. You don't have to bulk up a character in hgt  just to convey strength.  IMO, the new buck they used for the Caliban BAF is perfect for a classic Buscema Hulk, I want a classic Hulk figure to be massive looking but not a giant. 

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Thing has hit Chaska, mn. A little beat up though.

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Who cares about the package. If anything you can haggle with the manager to drop a few bucks off it due to damaged package. How some people keep em MIP is beyond me. Defeats the entire purpose of collecting figures IMO.

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10 minutes ago, Gmen4ever said:

Who cares about the package. If anything you can haggle with the manager to drop a few bucks off it due to damaged package. How some people keep em MIP is beyond me. Defeats the entire purpose of collecting figures IMO.

This is a sightings and hauls thread. Please take the critiques of other folks collecting habits elsewhere. Thanks.

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2 hours ago, Gmen4ever said:

No problem. I may be in the minority cuz I'm ol school, but the only issue I have with the Thing figure is that he is too tall. Sorry, but I hate when certain artists take it upon themselves to all of a sudden increase the hgt of certain characters just because. Ben is 6 foot tall not 7 ft tall. What always made him such a fan fav is that even though he was smaller & less stronger than the Hulk, he still was not gonna back down from a fight with him despite the hgt/wgt/strength disadvantage. Same for when he threw down with Sasquatch or vs the Champion. Ben s all about heart & toughness. Marvel has this thing where they inexplicably  add hgt to certain characters when some were already big to begin with such as the Hulk, Juggernaut, Abomination, Thanos, now instead of being just 7ft tall or 6'10 or 6'7,, they all have to be 9 footers. Total BS. You don't have to bulk up a character in hgt  just to convey strength.  IMO, the new buck they used for the Caliban BAF is perfect for a classic Buscema Hulk, I want a classic Hulk figure to be massive looking but not a giant. 

I agree 100%. Besides the sorry storyline, this is a reason Ang Lee's "Hulk" film failed. He felt the only way to demonstrate the Hulk getting stronger was to increase his size throughout the movie. Then in typical fashion, Marvel followed suit and started drawing him 20 feet tall.  What makes it so bad is that collectors zero in on the largest versions of said character, and want their figure to be that size and fall back on the lame excuse of "that's how he's been drawn. His bio stats mean nothing". The truth is an artist has an interpretation just like all of us do, and engages in a thing called "artistic license", but the problem is there is a faction of ML collectors whom I've dubbed "The Bigger is Better" posse who couldn't care less if a figure is out of scale (funny thing is these same foo...er individuals will riff if a female character is "too big"). The Thing's sculpt is top notch and (in my opinion) the best action figure of 2018, but that's not what's going to put him over the top. No, it'll be his size that assists with this honor. Listen to the reviews. Almost all of them mention his size as part of their praise. When Hasbro came out with Thanos, Hasbro got lambasted for it being "too small". He's 6'7. Hasbro actually got it right and was negatively criticized for it. Contrarily, Juggernaut (whom in THAT costume was WAAY out of scale) was worshipped because of his size. Accuracy people! For one, it's a strong asset for getting the character right. 2nd- just because YOU want the character to be bigger doesn't make Hasbro (who got it right) wrong and complaining because you didn't get your way (no matter how wrong it is) sounds like what? You can say it. Most of you have one or the other (or both).

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1 hour ago, Gmen4ever said:

Who cares about the package. If anything you can haggle with the manager to drop a few bucks off it due to damaged package. How some people keep em MIP is beyond me. Defeats the entire purpose of collecting figures IMO.

For the figures I really like, like the Thing or Cable, I try to get a second one and keep it MIP because I had some really hard to find Toy Biz ML break on me in the past and when I wanted to get them on Ebay they were super expensive.

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1 hour ago, Rukkdeez said:

I agree 100%. Besides the sorry storyline, this is a reason Ang Lee's "Hulk" film failed. He felt the only way to demonstrate the Hulk getting stronger was to increase his size throughout the movie. Then in typical fashion, Marvel followed suit and started drawing him 20 feet tall.  What makes it so bad is that collectors zero in on the largest versions of said character, and want their figure to be that size and fall back on the lame excuse of "that's how he's been drawn. His bio stats mean nothing". The truth is an artist has an interpretation just like all of us do, and engages in a thing called "artistic license", but the problem is there is a faction of ML collectors whom I've dubbed "The Bigger is Better" posse who couldn't care less if a figure is out of scale (funny thing is these same foo...er individuals will riff if a female character is "too big"). The Thing's sculpt is top notch and (in my opinion) the best action figure of 2018, but that's not what's going to put him over the top. No, it'll be his size that assists with this honor. Listen to the reviews. Almost all of them mention his size as part of their praise. When Hasbro came out with Thanos, Hasbro got lambasted for it being "too small". He's 6'7. Hasbro actually got it right and was negatively criticized for it. Contrarily, Juggernaut (whom in THAT costume was WAAY out of scale) was worshipped because of his size. Accuracy people! For one, it's a strong asset for getting the character right. 2nd- just because YOU want the character to be bigger doesn't make Hasbro (who got it right) wrong and complaining because you didn't get your way (no matter how wrong it is) sounds like what? You can say it. Most of you have one or the other (or both).

You're speaking my language bro. The "artistic license" card has killed it for me. And like you said, people that don't know the actual listed hgts/wgts for these characters & have probably never read a comic book in their life just go by what they see in the MCU & assume that the Hulk, Thanos have always been 8+ foot tall. Yeah, the majority of Thing  reviewers "marvel" at his size, I've heard a few even say they wish he was a tad bigger!  The MS classic Thanos kills me cuz it's the look I want for him, but he's almost 9' tall so I have never bought him, Then which version does Hasbro pick to do, of course the MCU version.  Anyone see a 7 or 8ft Thing in these pics?  That's how big the figure shoulda been.

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According to Amazon, my Lady Deadpool and X-pool order should be in today. That just leaves Chill-pool to finish the Sauron figure.

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57 minutes ago, mako said:

According to Amazon, my Lady Deadpool and X-pool order should be in today. That just leaves Chill-pool to finish the Sauron figure.

I found chill-pool at best buy. Might try there. He is really cool.

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Magik has hit southern Minnesota Walgreens.

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On 10/8/2018 at 11:51 AM, Gmen4ever said:

Who cares about the package. If anything you can haggle with the manager to drop a few bucks off it due to damaged package. How some people keep em MIP is beyond me. Defeats the entire purpose of collecting figures IMO.

Man I’ve been collecting thousands of figures MIMB across many different brands for over 20 years...I wish someone would’ve told me that it defeated the entire purpose collecting a long time ago so I wouldn’t have wasted my time! 

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Maybe I'm in the minority but I buy action figures to "PLAY" with them, pose them, take action pics of them fighting each other. I don't buy them just to put em up on a wall/shelf/closet in their package & hope that one day they are worth thousands of $$. More power to you if that's your sole reason for collecting them. That's like buying  comics/novels/magazines & not reading them IMO.

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Agree, Gmen.  Bottom line, you spend your money how you please- if you want the figures to sit around and hopefully collect some value in the thousands, rock on. If you want to pose/play with them, do that too.

If youre into scalping, I really don't think there's as much money there as people want to believe. The vast majority of figures just aren't rare enough to justify paying hundreds over what the figure was initially worth. I knew a guy who was convinced DCU's Power Girl was gonna be an instant hit. He bought up 20; to this day he's sold less than half, and almost of those he sold were at the price he bought them for, or lower! He bought extra Storm figures from the Jubilee BAF (don't ask me how- Very rare). But he wont part with one for less than $300.00. He's been holding onto it for 5 years now and lost his sh1t when Hasbro came out with the recent version, because he knows chances are that one from the Jubilee BAF is gonna appear again. The guy's pissed all the time....where's the fun at??

On the other hand youre never gonna convince people they cant make that pot o gold. Its like buying up all the first issues of whatever comic comes out. These guys swear its all gonna be worth huge money (he says, as he tries to hide his "The Buzz" #1)….

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personally i think keeping a toy in a box is sinful.  watch the 40 yr old virgin.  i don't like people who are in the game to make a profit.  or people who are negative about everything and just make you want to never read forums.  lots of anal toy collector nerds that make me cringe.

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