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2019 Fan Expo Canada Marvel Panel - Amazon Alpha Flight Boxset Revealed

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12 minutes ago, belmont13 said:

I know I'm in the minority in this but I'm pretty happy these are the characters we are getting since the Alpha Flight I'm most familiar with is their first appearance on Uncanny X-men 120 and the 1992 cartoon. Granted those incarnations didn't include Heather Hudson in costume but I'll take it as a bonus. That's not to say if they make a Box or a Marina I won't get them but as it is I'm happy with what we are getting. 

Minority?! dude pretty much everybody is bouncing off the walls for this set. They are only saying that they hope we get Box and Marrina eventually. Not that they are disappointed they are not included.

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I respect that they are covering all bases with all characters within the Marvel realm which is great, I hope they do more MCU characters, revisiting the old films from phase one till 3, Obadiah Stane and Iron Monger would be great, redo the Iron Man armors 1-6 to be more Legends size, and the first War Machine would be dope!

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Yeah i've only seen a few complaints about this set, mainly

A) lack of accessories - although honestly doesn't feel like most of these characters would need them anyhow> of course you can always use more alternate heads but otherwise really just an animal for snowbird to change into and a pair of grasping hands for Aurora/Northstar would do it

B) cost - people either thinking $110 is too much (??) or who just can't drop that amount at once and wish the figures were staggered out more (??). Both of these gripes seem kinda out there to me, especially since there is a t least a decent chance the set gets marked down at some point.

C) minor nitpicks about one or more figures appearance - Aurora not pretty enough,  Vindicators weird maple leaf, etc.  But you get those types of complains about every marvel legend that hasbro puts out.

I don't plan on picking up the set myself but think it is great for AF fans and hope they will tackle more small teams in this manner in the future.

 

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Whatever; I cannot wait to get my hands on this set!

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people are still complaining about the price? even though if they were released separately it would cost over 120, and yes that include Puck since Hasbro would charge full price for him. If anything this is actually a cheaper price then what we usually pay for these.

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I'm not seeing how this set is too expensive. The average price for these figures is around $20/25.00 these days; you're getting 6 figures that have been highly sought after for years, and I'm sure I'm not the only one here who feared some of these would NEVER see the light of day. Now, we're getting them all, in one shot? Yeah, I can see room for improvement; Heather's flag emblem looks a bit sloppy, just like Guardian's was ( and I'm still griping about not using a metallic red for him), and there are plenty of model heads they could have used for Snowbird instead of what we're seeing....but overall, this is a good deal. Rejoice!

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I would have to say it is a good price. Coming up with 110 clams is not so easy for me and many others on a budget so I get that. I am going to start saving and hopefully by December I can still get one. Really awesome set. 

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5 hours ago, Air-Walker said:

Awesome!! They all look fantastic, especially Shaman and Northstar. Not quite as happy with Snowbird's likeness, but hey, it's Snowbird. Can't wait to get this set man. Hoping we see Marina soon, as well as Box.

my thoughts too, shaman looks the best IMO

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so glad to see Alpha Flight...can't wait for this Christmas present to myself...LOL.

I hope this box set is indicative of other such sets coming out.

Would love to see:  90's Original New Warriors to go with our Night Thrasher, an Infinity Watch with comic book versions of Drax and Gamora along with Adam Warlock, Pip the Troll, and Moondragon,

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1 hour ago, Batbishop said:

I hope Hasbro does more sets like this.

A good, and fairly easy set to do: Invaders. Cap /w triangular shield, Sub-Mariner (w/ squinty eyes maybe), Human Torch (no face, translucent), Toro, Bucky, Baron Blood, Warrior Woman! Toss in either Miss America or Spitfire and good to go.

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I pre-ordered mine when it first became available. Hasbro is really knocking out my want list from a few years ago. Blink. A decent Mystique. Dr, Doom done right. Sauron. I cannot believe there is a Sauron sitting on my shelf staring me down. And now Alpha Flight. I didn't get that Puck back when because I was hoping something like this might happen. Thank you, Hasbro!!

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I want a generation x multi pack.

My problem would be narrowing it down to team members... My musts would have include chamber and penance.

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13 hours ago, Atlantis said:

A good, and fairly easy set to do: Invaders. Cap /w triangular shield, Sub-Mariner (w/ squinty eyes maybe), Human Torch (no face, translucent), Toro, Bucky, Baron Blood, Warrior Woman! Toss in either Miss America or Spitfire and good to go.

I would buy that in a heart beat! Especially if they include a Golden Age Vision. 

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13 hours ago, ToodlesMrJim said:

I want a generation x multi pack.

My problem would be narrowing it down to team members... My musts would have include chamber and penance.

I'd really like a Gen X pack, too. I think Hasbro was able to justify the cost of these figures with a smaller, but ardent, demand because these figures are mostly repaints with no accessories. There's not a lot original here, which keeps the price down. I am not complaining at all. I'm really glad Hasbro was able to make it work. I think GenX might be tougher though. Box would be a whole new sculpt. I guess Chamber might just get away with a new head. I guess they would have to do a new torso, too. Penance? Magic has some S&M outfit but she's probably too small. That would mean another all, or at least mostly, new sculpts. The Invaders would probably be a lot easier. I'd some flames sculpted on Torch but they would probably just go with black paint marks, unless they just did a re-release of the Walgreen Torch with a new head.

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13 hours ago, belmont13 said:

I would buy that in a heart beat! Especially if they include a Golden Age Vision. 

Ah. And the would be the SECOND box set. Golden Age Vision, Miss America, Red Raven, Namora, U-Man, The Destroyer, Whizzer  and Blazing Skull.

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It looks really cool but I never even knew what Alpha Flight was until the new Guardian figure was released. I don't think I'll be getting this one anytime soon.

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This is so dope I would love a new X-Men: First Class box set throw some boots on iceman, new tooling for Angels wings anyone? anyone? 

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4 hours ago, Glorifice said:

This is so dope I would love a new X-Men: First Class box set throw some boots on iceman, new tooling for Angels wings anyone? anyone? 

Articulated arms and legs for Beast? Angel and Cyclops in smaller teenage bodies? Count me in!

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4 hours ago, Glorifice said:

This is so dope I would love a new X-Men: First Class box set throw some boots on iceman, new tooling for Angels wings anyone? anyone? 

I would be 100% in for the original team in their original uniforms.  I'd also take the second iterations from issue 4 (I think) onward where the sides of the torsos are blue instead of yellow.  I'm not interested in any of the revisionist versions of those uniforms though, e.g., the ones the All-New teens brought to present day by Beast wore, or the ones worn in the First Class comic.

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40 minutes ago, MonsterChris said:

I would be 100% in for the original team in their original uniforms.  I'd also take the second iterations from issue 4 (I think) onward where the sides of the torsos are blue instead of yellow.  I'm not interested in any of the revisionist versions of those uniforms though, e.g., the ones the All-New teens brought to present day by Beast wore, or the ones worn in the First Class comic.

I think the ones I'd prefer are the ones worn in the FC comic 😅

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3 hours ago, memocromatico said:

I think the ones I'd prefer are the ones worn in the FC comic 😅

They're certainly cool-looking uniforms, I'm just a sucker for the classics.  Plus, I could never get into the title.  This may have changed, but last I checked the official word was that it was supposed to be set in the 616.  Trying to shoehorn the stories into main continuity gave me a headache!

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2 hours ago, MonsterChris said:

This may have changed, but last I checked the official word was that it was supposed to be set in the 616.  Trying to shoehorn the stories into main continuity gave me a headache!

I asked Jeff Parker (writer of X-Men First Class) years ago about First Class and if it was in 616 continuity. He said that he wrote it so that it didn’t contradict 616 continuity (other than references to modern technology) but that it was up to Marvel to say if was in 616 continuity. He said it was not a mandate given to him for it to be in continuity. He said he wrote it to not contradict because he felt that’s how it should be handled. 

I never saw (that I can remember) an official statement from Marvel on if it was in 616 canon or not. Around that time Marvel was kind of throwing stuff at the wall and if it stuck it was integrated into 616 and if it didn’t stick they didn’t. 

The Marvel Chronology Project considers  X-Men: First Class to be non-canon. I’m not sure if that’s because Marvel explicitly said it or if the stories literally couldn’t fit into continuity. 

All this talk about past X-Men books reminds me of another book I loved - “X-Men: The Hidden Years”. That series was amazing. I’m still a little aggravated at Marvel for cancelling it

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