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I know alot of us collectors usually don't have "regrets" that we bought, but I know there must be some, most of us are either completists or don't make the mistake of buying something they don't trully love (I am not a completist and cherry pick figs) since we are so content with the new figs often, but I'm sure in the past this has happened, we have so many threads about our favorites or the figures that got away, so what are the figures you just wish you didn't add to your collection? (and maybe they are gone already) 

Mine would have to be Quantum Suit Cap, I absolutely cannot stand seeing this in my collection, the suit isn't screen accurate, the head sculpt big and clunky, and also not accurate to the screen, overall bad figure, I bought it on a wim soley because it was there to buy and I thought perfect I'm going to put my Ant-Man 10th Anniversary unmasked Rudd head on it, turned out that head didn't fit, and now this figure nobody wants, and is on sale, I payed full price and it's just corrupting the beauty of my collection, I've tried multi heads on it to curb my hate, but no luck

 

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Very good question indeed, ironically the figure I'd likely regret buying was White Tiger, so while the figure itself was kinda ok i still felt like i could had bought another figure i would had love which by the time there truly wasn't any because there was only a pile of pegwarmers like Misty Knight, Speed Demon or Jack O'lantern to say the least, worst part i really wasn't that familiar with the character and even though i tend to like some figures by their design or because they're characters i like, this one isn't that special for me :(.

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I'm definitely a completionist, but the hardest for me to bring myself to buy were: Gladiator, Lady Deadpool, Paladin, underwear Deadpool, Weapon X, and X-Men Deadpool. And they're mostly all fine. They just scraped the bottom of the Deadpool barrel a little hard there, and I don't care at all about that one moment in Wolverine history where he got his adamantium. Hell, I would've preferred a Fatal Attractions Wolverine with the adamantium literally in mid-exit from his body. I'm not familiar with Paladin as a character, and Gladiator (or really any of the Imperial Guard) just never did much for me, either visually or as a character.

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Once again, when the question of regrets comes up, I go back to my Konmari. "If it doesn't bring you joy, get rid of it."

That, combined with recent strides I've made in curbing my own baser impulse buying instincts, and Ebay always being there to flip those Old Man Logans and Wendigo Series Cannonballs into ready (if not substantial) cash, means I have very few regrets in my collection.

Plus, at 21.79 a pop in these parts, I make DANG sure I want these bloody things before I hit that register.

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Only one: Icons Punisher. &#%@ that thing!  Gave it to Goodwill a few years ago.

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Most of my  minor regrets stem from 

  1. Buying figures just to complete a BAF (Lady Deadpool and X-pool from the Sauron wave come to mind)
  2. Buying figures in a less preferred costume who are then made in a more preferred costume (Colossus comes to mind)
  3. Toybiz and other older figures i bought on ebay when i first started collecting and wasn't as focused on how figures looked posed together (toybiz Iron Fist comes to mind - he just looks weird posed next to modern ML figures with his various ball joints). This is more true of my DC collection which is a real mish-mash of figures from different lines, often with somewhat different scales and aesthetics.

Now that I'm mostly cherry picking from  waves  and being more discriminating about what costume a figure is wearing (for example, skipping Infamous Iron Man and Emma Frost), I don't find i have as many figures I wish i had passed on buying. 

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I would say Old man Logan. I am a completest  but I really don’t have a true home for him in my set up. He is kinda just lumped in with misc X-men characters at this point. 

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I hope we can get better quantum suit figures

 

but for me its mostly the ones with bad QC or paint aps that I regret, it may not be a bad figure in gen. but the one I got made me regret it

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I regret, but I sorta don’t, buying homecoming vulture for $9. I mean it was a great deal but I try my hardest to keep my collection comic style characters only, Vulture just got to me so had Starlord vol.2 and rocket raccoon. Luckily they are great figures just not their comic counterparts.

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Can't really thing of one I have regretted, especially since I have to be very careful with my purchases, but I'm not keen with Toxin, though I only got him for a fiver so that balanced it out

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  • Marvel Legends Silver Surfer Walmart Exclusive (Re-issue of TB Series 7 without the magnets)
  • Taskmaster (Toybiz from Riders series). Awful figure, I regret it because I only could get a limited amount of ML back then and I chose this over the Hulkbuster.
  • Silver Surfer from Ronin series. Awful choice to try to replace my TB one with magnets.
  • First Appearance Captain America from Brood series. I bought this at a comic book store at a higher price... What was I thinking. If I would have paid regular MSRP price then probably it would have been better, but to pay extra for this figure? No Way.
  • Nemesis Wave Daredevil... Another failed attempt to substitute my Daredevil from the Spiderman classics line...
  • Buying a second Hawkeye from the Odin wave... The figure was good, but not that good.
  • Newest Iron Man from the Infinity War wave. The proportions are awful. Cannot believe I paid full MSRP.
  • Finally, Ghost Rider from the recent riders wave. 

I have a lot of figures I regret buying. I eventually get rid of them.

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A figure I regret buying was the scarlet witch figure from the BAF Odin. I love her as a character but she was really hard to pose around. It’s those damn HEELS that just makes me not like her. 

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My regrets come from buying MCU figures. I started at the beginning and here towards the end of my collecting them I've spent ALOT of money.  I finally sold off the last of them but I didn't make near what I spent....im gonna stick with comic figures from now on (even though I love the MCU figures...i just am out of room!)

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Anything I regret buying I typically sell, but I will say I bought the GOTG wave to make Groot and kinda wish I just ebay'd Groot instead.

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4 minutes ago, shatonamime said:

Anything I regret buying I typically sell, but I will say I bought the GOTG wave to make Groot and kinda wish I just ebay'd Groot instead.

i regret that wave too but I was all hyped for the movie lol

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24 minutes ago, michiganjfrog said:

i regret that wave too but I was all hyped for the movie lol

Yeah, what a bad wave. I didn’t pull the trigger on a single figure from that wave until I saw the movie (which I saw weeks late). The entire team was remade in such better form for the GOTG2 wave and now I can’t give away the old versions. I’d have to say that was my big regret, or maybe the bulk of the Hulk Buster wave. 

This has inspired a new but similar question: what’s the worst wave of ML figures? Is there a thread posing that question? Maybe there should be one if there ain’t. 

 

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3 hours ago, SolidSnakeEyes said:

 

This has inspired a new but similar question: what’s the worst wave of ML figures? Is there a thread posing that question? Maybe there should be one if there ain’t. 

 

I know for a fact in recent there has been a "wave above all" thread which was basically people's thoughts on the best wave, but seems in no recent times at least has there been a "worst wave" legends thread, you should make it

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5 hours ago, SolidSnakeEyes said:

Yeah, what a bad wave. I didn’t pull the trigger on a single figure from that wave until I saw the movie (which I saw weeks late). The entire team was remade in such better form for the GOTG2 wave and now I can’t give away the old versions. I’d have to say that was my big regret, or maybe the bulk of the Hulk Buster wave. 

This has inspired a new but similar question: what’s the worst wave of ML figures? Is there a thread posing that question? Maybe there should be one if there ain’t. 

 

The Kingpin BAF wave, don't want a single one of those figures, but I NEED that Kingpin, so I gotta drop a hundo on eBay...

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I regret picking up Shocker, Speed Demon and Lady Beetle, got them half off at TRU when it was closing and now realize we'll probably never get Overdrive to finish off that Sinister Six. (But Imma still get Boomerang)

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11 hours ago, americamgl said:
  • Marvel Legends Silver Surfer Walmart Exclusive (Re-issue of TB Series 7 without the magnets)
  • Taskmaster (Toybiz from Riders series). Awful figure, I regret it because I only could get a limited amount of ML back then and I chose this over the Hulkbuster.
  • Silver Surfer from Ronin series. Awful choice to try to replace my TB one with magnets.
  • First Appearance Captain America from Brood series. I bought this at a comic book store at a higher price... What was I thinking. If I would have paid regular MSRP price then probably it would have been better, but to pay extra for this figure? No Way.
  • Nemesis Wave Daredevil... Another failed attempt to substitute my Daredevil from the Spiderman classics line...
  • Buying a second Hawkeye from the Odin wave... The figure was good, but not that good.
  • Newest Iron Man from the Infinity War wave. The proportions are awful. Cannot believe I paid full MSRP.
  • Finally, Ghost Rider from the recent riders wave. 

I have a lot of figures I regret buying. I eventually get rid of them.

Didn't know about that Daredevil, just looked it up, good GOD am I happy I missed that figure...

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On 7/7/2019 at 3:11 PM, americamgl said:
  • Marvel Legends Silver Surfer Walmart Exclusive (Re-issue of TB Series 7 without the magnets)
  • Taskmaster (Toybiz from Riders series). Awful figure, I regret it because I only could get a limited amount of ML back then and I chose this over the Hulkbuster.
  • Silver Surfer from Ronin series. Awful choice to try to replace my TB one with magnets.
  • First Appearance Captain America from Brood series. I bought this at a comic book store at a higher price... What was I thinking. If I would have paid regular MSRP price then probably it would have been better, but to pay extra for this figure? No Way.
  • Nemesis Wave Daredevil... Another failed attempt to substitute my Daredevil from the Spiderman classics line...
  • Buying a second Hawkeye from the Odin wave... The figure was good, but not that good.
  • Newest Iron Man from the Infinity War wave. The proportions are awful. Cannot believe I paid full MSRP.
  • Finally, Ghost Rider from the recent riders wave. 

I have a lot of figures I regret buying. I eventually get rid of them.

That silver surfer from the Ronin series was indeed awful!

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To be honest,for me I regret the BAF hulk from the newest Endgame. He's good but not that good, it's just another hulk. But I love the wave that builds him. Sometimes you'll love a wave but not the BAF so much. Felt like thay about the Iron Monger BAF that came out a long time ago.

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I hate when I buy a figure and a repainted, superior version of the same mold comes.

Venom

Carnage

(Vintage) Wolverine

MCU Scarlet Witch

MCU Hulkbuster

Thanos, Infinity War Thanos, and Doctor Strange

 

I am so glad I never tracked down the figures to complete Groot, Ultron, and Juggernaut.

I have superior versions of two of them, and soon will have the better Juggernaut

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Pretty much every comic based figure I have to buy to build an MCU BaF. ATM for Marvel I only collect MCU and X-Men, so building MCU BaFs with comic characters I don't want has me cherrypicking the X-Men that I really want. I know I'm a minority, but the MCU figures have shelf priority at my place.

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