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Hasbro Announces Second July Marvel Legends Live-Stream Coverage - What If?


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Binary and TIGRA look great!! Very excited for these! That calm TIGRA head is beautiful! 

Not a fan of the What If series so that will be a pass for me. The Watcher from Marvel Select will keep his place in my collection. I'm REALLY wanting a classic Dr. Strange to replace the Toy Biz version. 

I'm glad we are getting Psycho man and High Evolutionary for sure. I love adding to my villans shelf! Now for Wizard and Trapster! 

Overall not the best live stream but it had some golden nuggets in there. 

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On 7/28/2021 at 5:44 PM, tarot said:

looking at how the BAF is spread, it actually make sense since those that don't come with BAF pieces have been done to death, Spidey, Cap, and Strange. Most of the ones (except T'Challa) are relatively new characters.

That's a good idea.

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On 7/28/2021 at 9:38 AM, RyanDaly said:

Yeah, that's weird that only four have BAF pieces. Why not at least split the arms up over Captain Carter and Zombie Captain America?

I didn't mind getting the cartoonish-looking figures from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but none of these animated figures work for me. I know the What If...? show is animated, but given that it's part of the MCU I'm a little surprised they didn't try to make the characters look like their live-action selves.

The What If...? series is a long-running comic series.  I suspect that's why they went with the classic cartoon looks.  These were all inspired by existing storylines.  

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Honestly the ninja was the highlight of the reveals for me.

The What If waves actually looks better than I expected, knowing that it was going to be based off an animated series and that style of figure generally just doesn't interest me. For example I hated the Spiderverse figures that came in the Stilt-Man wave. Sylvie and the deluxe Hydra Stomper are probably the must gets for me personally. Captain Carter is one I'll likely pick up as well. The Watcher and Zombie Cap figures are disappointing and I feel like the Marvel Select versions of both are much better. I personally have absolutely zero interest in Star-Lord T'Challa, Sorcerer Supreme Spidey or that Dr. Strange. Since the full wave isn't necessary to complete the BAF it's probably more likely that I'll just go ahead and pick up the ones with the Watcher parts.

Binary, Tigra and deluxe MCU Vulture all look good but nothing that I feel overly compelled to get as I already have figures of these characters. Binary to me is the best of those 3 but since it's a Walgreen's exclusive I expect it to be next to impossible to find, and it's not one that I'm willing to pay ebay scalper prices on like I would for Quasar.

Hasbro is doing some excellent work! I wish they were this good when they first took the license over from Toy Biz. I have a lot of their early stuff that looks terrible in comparison to what they're doing now but I get pissed off buying figures of the same character for a second time. A good example of this is Tigra. I already bought her from them once - and I like this new version a lot better but paying them twice for the same character just really, really bothers me. I appreciate the improvements they've made but I feel like they should have just put out a better version the first time.

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Ok so the Dr. Strange is just the MCU figure, different head, and with a torso altered enough to superimpose Classic Strange's logo on the tunic. I guess that's inching us closer to classic Dr. Strange but its like glacier movement. Thankfully Tigra and What If? WW II Iron Man won't be on some "exclusive" avenue that no one can actually get to.

Overall not a lot of excitement today. If theyre counting Binary as their last "cosmic" hero, that probably means Firelord isn't coming. More and more looks like he'll be with haslab Galactus (and very odd they didnt have much to say there).  I am glad that they at least acknowledged they know there's a problem with walgreens. Knowing is half the battle, as the saying goes.  I was less than happy with the weak response though.

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On 7/28/2021 at 12:17 PM, Atlantis said:

that probably means Firelord isn't coming. More and more looks like he'll be with haslab Galactus (and very odd they didnt have much to say there).

I don't believe we'll get any other heralds with Galactus other than Silver Surfer and Nova, and from the sounds of things today, they will also include some dynamic SFX (like a soaring piece for the board and a flame trail for Nova) that can attach to Galactus and/or help the figures pose with Big G.

That doesn't we'll never see Firelord, though. Just because we *think* we know the six figures in the FF retro card wave, we could and almost certainly will get more than those over time. Remember, there were six figures in the retro carded Spider-Man wave, but nearly twenty figures have been packaged on that card. Maybe retro carded FF Firelord will show up next year as a fan-channel exclusive.

There's also the possibility that Firelord could show up as the comic figure in an upcoming movie wave. Could be in Thor: Love and Thunder or Guardians of the Galaxy volume 3. Who knows? The point is, there's still lots of places where Firelord could pop up.

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On 7/28/2021 at 8:29 AM, Benn said:

Binary!!

Haha Same!! Can't wait to get her

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On 7/28/2021 at 9:02 AM, JayC said:

Dwight teased some grey square accessory piece which was barely on camera while telling people to keep things civil on social media and think about valor faith and respect instead of hate. Not sure if all that was part of the tease or what.

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I know nothing about Psycho man so it's the apple-eating for me. Here I thought that was a Kang tease lol

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On 7/28/2021 at 9:28 AM, RyanDaly said:

I don't believe we'll get any other heralds with Galactus other than Silver Surfer and Nova, and from the sounds of things today, they will also include some dynamic SFX (like a soaring piece for the board and a flame trail for Nova) that can attach to Galactus and/or help the figures pose with Big G.

That doesn't we'll never see Firelord, though. Just because we *think* we know the six figures in the FF retro card wave, we could and almost certainly will get more than those over time. Remember, there were six figures in the retro carded Spider-Man wave, but nearly twenty figures have been packaged on that card. Maybe retro carded FF Firelord will show up next year as a fan-channel exclusive.

There's also the possibility that Firelord could show up as the comic figure in an upcoming movie wave. Could be in Thor: Love and Thunder or Guardians of the Galaxy volume 3. Who knows? The point is, there's still lots of places where Firelord could pop up.

Oh I know we can have Firelord anywhere, its just about when/where they're gonna do it. I've been saying for over a year now Firelord could/should be in a Thor comic wave. I hope he's NOT going to be on haslab.

I noticed not only did they say nothing of substance about Excalibur today, they really didnt say much about an FF wave. At least Psycho Man is confirmed. 

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On 7/28/2021 at 9:31 AM, enzosaurusrex said:

Haha Same!! Can't wait to get her

 

I know nothing about Psycho man so it's the apple-eating for me. Here I thought that was a Kang tease lol

That box/panel he's holding is Psycho Man's primary weapon, the “emotion control box”. It induces specific emotions into his victims- Intense fear, doubt, and hate. That's why they kept saying it over and over. 

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On 7/28/2021 at 11:03 AM, RyanDaly said:

What a ----ing disappointing hour. Nothing in these reveals appeals to be other than Tigra, which was already announced months ago. 

I concur. Lots of $$ saved with these reveals only Tigra for me. Being how difficult it's been to find Red HAND Ninjas on the pegs, it woulda been a no brainer to make them the Army builder, not Black ones. Oh well, mo  $$ saved.

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On 7/28/2021 at 11:03 AM, RyanDaly said:

What a ----ing disappointing hour. Nothing in these reveals appeals to be other than Tigra, which was already announced months ago. 

I'm honestly kind've glad this wave of announcements didn't appeal to me, so now my wallet can finally fucking heal for a solid 3 months (can we curse here, idk if we can curse here). I honestly wouldn't know what to do with myself if they announced the retro FF4 wave.

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On 7/28/2021 at 12:47 PM, BlameitonLoren said:

I'm honestly kind've glad this wave of announcements didn't appeal to me, so now my wallet can finally fucking heal for a solid 3 months (can we curse here, idk if we can curse here). I honestly wouldn't know what to do with myself if they announced the retro FF4 wave.

Yeah, I get that. I already planned my budget for the FF wave since the first rumblings of it started a long time ago. Now I'm becoming more and more convinced the wave won't arrive this calendar year, which is the anniversary of their first comic and the whole point of it. 

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On 7/21/2021 at 8:58 AM, Cyke82 said:

I guess they are gonna reveal the Fantastic Four wave as well... Amazon Brazil had 5 of the 6 figures for pre-order with a July 27-29 delivery date. I even pre-ordered what the High Evolutionary should be hahah lets wait and see then...

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Tragic....they gave us nothing except Psycho Man. Glad we're getting him but still....this was a weak reveal and didn't have to be.

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Captain Carter, Sylvie, Tigra, Binary and the Vulture redux were the only real winners for me.  I don't think the other stuff looks bad but I'm trying to cut back some.

I don't care for that Watcher design.  Will stick with the Marvel Select version.  Interesting that it seems to be broken up only over a few of the figs.

Hydra Stomper looks like fun but not so much fun that it's worth the likely price.

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Some awesome stuff and some let downs, biggest let down was the Watcher BAF, not a huge fan of that new design, but I guess we should have expected that it was TV show accurate and not comic, I'm not sure I care for it, that Dr. Strange is also a huge let down, I was hoping for something with classic colors at least,  it's just a weird version that doesn't do it for me, the rest of the wave is pretty cool Def going to get Cap Carter, Zombie Cap, Sylvie, Nebula I plan on getting but I want to paint her hair comic accurate that Marilyn Monroe wig is jarring to look at the rest is nice, Star Lord is super meh and same with the Spider-Man, The Binary and Tigra are a must have, vulture was cool and so was stomper but I don't feel like I'd buy them, not interested in that Black Hand Ninja.

Highlights Tigra, Binary, Cap Carter for sure.

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On 7/28/2021 at 11:06 AM, bashpics99 said:

yeah the refrain of not wanting to create "fear,doubt, and hate" was a pretty big giveaway.

Although i think it was already heavily rumoured or leaked that he was coming

Yeah, kind of a let down. We already knew he was coming. I was hoping for another Excalibur tease.

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On 7/28/2021 at 11:13 AM, CAC said:

The Q&A session was a complete waste of time.  Hasbro doesn’t need to do that ever again.

If they are going to make a wave for every movie and every Disney+ show where are they going to fit in comic characters?  I can’t believe we got that Dr. Strange when we so desperately need a classic Dr. Strange.  

Yeah, they wanted to give the impression that it was totally off the cuff and they had no idea what was coming but it was all smoke and mirrors. I speak to one of the Tubers that got to ask a question pretty regularly and they were basically given a list of things not to touch on, like Moonstone buck, specific upcoming characters, Eternals, Spoilers, Etc.

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