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I am prepared to make a bold prediction and stand by it 100 percent. So if you happen to remember it later and it doesn't come true, please feel free to call me out about it. Actually it's not just one, but one that leads to a few others. Blast me on any of them if you like.


My prediction is that there is absolute no way in Haaaayell we're only gonna see one X-Men wave this year (meaning 2017), contrary to rumors and leaked list seem to suggest. And here are the reason's why:


1. With the Sandman waves already hitting retail just in time for Christmas and no MCU movies on the horizon till May Hasbro would be insane to not try to capitalize indirectly on the release of the Logan movie, which looks to be amazing in all it's R-rated awesomeness so far. I predict the Warlock wave will hit in February, a month before the movie.


2. When the first GOT wave hits in April it will most deffinately be an MCU heavy wave so I predict, much like the Juggernaut wave, the Warlock wave will outsell any other wave that drops in the first half of 2017 by a large margin.


3. Hasbro paid a ton of cash to purchase rights to produce ALL Marvel properties, not just the ones Marvel deems worthy, and for Hasbro to ignore the gold mine that they rediscovered with the last X-Wave it would counterproductive from a company standpoint to leave all that cash of a second wave on the table just to appease Marvel.


4. There's room between the release of Spider-Man Homecoming and Thor Ragnarok to fit a second X-Wave. This spot was rumored to be for Defenders wave, but sadly that's just not gonna happen, no matter how much I'd like it to. The figures shown are from shows that are way too adult oriented for the toy isle and have little if any chance of making it to mass retail shelves. Look for an online exclusive.


5. If you'll remember, that particular spot between Homecoming and Ragnarok had previously been reserved for the X-Men wannabe, wish we were that cool, can't catch on no matter how hard Marvel pushes, Inhumans movie which got dropped like an ugly baby. Where better to insert a second X-Wave than in the spot that was most likely reserved for an Inhumans wave. Sorry losers you'll always be just a cheap copy of the mutants.


6. There's already been a strong rumor of a wave containing Gambit, Lady Deathstrike, Maverick and Mystique and with likelyhood that the Gambit movie is being held over for the recasting of both Gambit & Wolverine there may be no time like the present to get a Gambit figure out that might otherwise not see the light of day for many years.


7. Hasbro might need the big last hoorah that a second X-Wave can provide to carry them through the second half of the year, cuz it's very doubtful that even two MCU heavy Thor waves will sell as well as they hope or anywher near what an X-Wave would. And just as a micro prediction, that sneak peek of the Hulk foot will probably belong to yet another damn MCU version that won't sell half as well as a comic version would.


7. This last one is just cuz I like to restart arguments. I actually got my Sandman wave today and I've had a chance to closely examine the 2 new bucks that were used for Spider UK & ANAD Spider-Man 2099 and comparing them to the official press images of Jim Lee Cyclops I am more than 100 percent sure the sculpt being used for him is the Bucky Cap with additional details on the arms, hands & legs. Every little nuance and detail match up, from the veins in the upper chest & biceps to the location of the thigh cut are right on. The differences simply only being in the lower arms & lower legs. No doubt in my mind, barring a last minute change which is possible, but with both those bucks having been used on display at the same time & place where the Cyclops figure was being displayed I can't see why they wouldnt use them if they were available.


So those are my predictions. I feel very, very strong about the possibility of a second X-Men wave for 2017 and I don't think Hasbro's dumb enough to miss out on the sure cash grab it would produce. If I'm wrong I hope I'm wrong only because we actually get three waves but with the intention of pushing as much MCU product as possible in both merchandise & comics venues that would be a real longshot. Hey, maybe Longshot could make it into a third wave and we could complete the whole Longshot/Dazzler/Shatterstar I'm-my-own-grandpa triangle that I still don't freakin understand to this day. Damn, I should be running this line!

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They may also want to time a wave to hit around the time of the Logan movie on DVD, which would place somewhere in the third quarter, wouldn't it?


I remember there was a rumored wave of:

Lady Deathstrike





Wolverine (indeterminable)

Silver Fox

Weapon X

And Silver Samurai


That could work for a LOGAN DVD release, or there's always others that are overdue for figures/remakes:




Strong Guy



Jim Lee Storm

the list goes ON

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2 Guardians Waves (Hopefully one more)
At least 2 Spidey Waves (hopefully just 2)

Hopefully 2+ Thor waves

1 X-Men Wave (Hopefully at 2)

Hoping for:
Sunspot (Avengers)
Cannonball (Avengers)
Emma Frost (Marvel Now!)

Rachel Grey (Modern)

Magneto (Marvel Now!)



BAF: Strong Guy

Really hoping 2018-2019 there aren't any Spidey waves to focus more on the X-Men verse which is picking back up needs like: X-23, Nightcrawler, Rogue (Uncanny Avengers), Alpha Flight, Storm, Beast, More Deadpool, Mystique, Angel, Gambit, Fantomex, Psylocke, etc... + Building up the Fantastic Four
And also focus on the Avengers verse which is huge and needs to be filled with characters + redos/updates like: Moonstone, Songbird, the Winter Soldier, Iron Man (ANAD & Superior), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Shang-Chi, Blue Marvel, Ms. America Chavez, Vision (Jonas), Stature, Ant-Man (Lang), Ant-Man (O'Grady), Wasp (Nadia Pym), Hercules, Ares, Hulk, Red Hulk, She-Hulk, Hyperion, Star Brand, Nightmask, Pod, War Machine, Black Widow etc... + their villains + MCU.

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