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On 8/9/2021 at 3:26 PM, tarot said:

Welcome to action figure collecting, the hobby¬†where people get what they ask for and still complain. LOL ūüėõ

 

Are we not supposed to? I mean, that's how the companies know thy're doing something right or wrong.

Plus, it never gets old to see someone come on and complain about complaining. LOL¬†ūüėú

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On 8/9/2021 at 11:10 PM, mako said:

Are we not supposed to? I mean, that's how the companies know thy're doing something right or wrong.

Plus, it never gets old to see someone come on and complain about complaining. LOL¬†ūüėú

well it's one thing if they do something stupid like the Invisible Woman's head. it's a whole different thing if they do something people asked for and the same people complain.

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On 8/9/2021 at 9:47 AM, sentinelofliberty41 said:

"What a #$## reveal. Invisible Woman has one of the worst head sculpts I've seen in years. Thing isn't much better. Firey Torch is ok but aside from a few stripes he's basically the same as before and his flame off version is decent. Mr Fantastic looks good but he isn't good enough to replace my walgreens version. High evolutionary and Psycho Man are the best in the lot as they look great.  Overall what a waste of a marvel special. Hasbro is getting lazy imo and just tossing out whatever they can at this point in the pandemic. Thankfully, I see nothing here worth spending money on ..."

I don't see that the pandemic has anything to do with it but I certainly agree that the Invisible Woman has a bad head sculpt....and its like, why? Why?? Why not use the same one as before? The first walgreens and the Skrull BAF wave are the same, they just modified the hair a bit. If they wanted to yet again change the hair, they could have easily done so without giving her an entirely different (and awful) new head. 

And as anyone who's read my previous posts, as much as I've bashed their choices for female body molds, I've been praising their work on the female heads. Such progress! So WTF happened here??

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High Evolutionary and Psycho Man look fantastic and are must haves for me. The core members of the group, less so - although I really like that flamed on Human Torch. I'll probably get those 3 and skip the rest of that wave.

I really like the X-Force 3-pack too, although Rictor is definitely the highlight for me. That Domino is from when Copycat pretended to be her, so I can get on board with that as my Copycat figure. This Cannonball is an improvement over the other one so I feel like it's somewhat justified.

I'll absolutely get a couple of black hand ninjas. I believe that is relatively close to how the warriors of the Ten Rings are going to be represented in the Shang Chi movie (but could be wrong about that).

I love the Frankie Ray figure too, but still not 100% certain that I'll be purchasing Galactus - but in the end, I probably will - even if I have to sell one of my Toy Biz BAF Galactus or the larger Hasbro Infinite version (or both) to justify it.

The big 3 for me here though that are must haves in order are: 1) Rictor  2) High Evolutionary  3) Psycho Man 

 

 

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On 8/9/2021 at 5:15 PM, tarot said:

well it's one thing if they do something stupid like the Invisible Woman's head. it's a whole different thing if they do something people asked for and the same people complain.

I guess it all depends on WHY they're complaining. I honestly don't know. I haven't been following the whole Galactus thing, and I make no secret of my feelings about Haslab. So, while I have no dog in this fight, the logical thing to me seems to be if they don't like it, don't sign up.

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On 8/9/2021 at 5:41 PM, Gigantor said:

Totally underwhelming reveals.  Hasbro refuses to make a scale accurate Perez or Byrne Thing & Sue's face sculpt is atrocious. I'll wait on a sale to get the Torch. Porn fingers Reed is a joke. Couldn't repaint the stretched arms from the Walgreens version? Was never a fan of the 2 villains in the wave, so huge pass. X-Force has also never been a must have team for me either. Rictor looks like a member of the Lost Boys.  The last 2 reveals , to tell the truth, have been lackluster. Just Herc, Tigra, Quasar & Sandman on my list for the rest of the year.

I'm on the exact same boat as you. I was really hoping for a good classic Thing but the headsculpts are bad, Sue would have been a must but she looks awful. Reed is known mainly for stretching his neck, torso and arms and we get long fingers? Flame on Torch looks good but he looked good before too and Johnny looks ok but I'd never display him flamed off. Oh well.

On 8/9/2021 at 6:21 PM, Atlantis said:

I don't see that the pandemic has anything to do with it but I certainly agree that the Invisible Woman has a bad head sculpt....and its like, why? Why?? Why not use the same one as before? The first walgreens and the Skrull BAF wave are the same, they just modified the hair a bit. If they wanted to yet again change the hair, they could have easily done so without giving her an entirely different (and awful) new head. 

And as anyone who's read my previous posts, as much as I've bashed their choices for female body molds, I've been praising their work on the female heads. Such progress! So WTF happened here??

I don't get it either. We're fresh on the heels of the recent She-Hulk which had the alternate relaxed expression which is one of the prettiest faces on a Legend ever. I just don't get it.

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On 8/10/2021 at 1:20 AM, mako said:

I guess it all depends on WHY they're complaining. I honestly don't know. I haven't been following the whole Galactus thing, and I make no secret of my feelings about Haslab. So, while I have no dog in this fight, the logical thing to me seems to be if they don't like it, don't sign up.

Exactly. I back it but that's only because I can save up for it. I know others can't so I'm not going to force them to back it. It's their money, their choice. 

Just they shouldn't ask hasbro  to do something and give out to them when they do exactly. It make people hypocrites IMO. 

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On 8/9/2021 at 5:15 PM, tarot said:

well it's one thing if they do something stupid like the Invisible Woman's head. it's a whole different thing if they do something people asked for and the same people complain.

So, how many people were hoping for 3 pack with 2 redos and only one original character, and one of those redos being one that clearly coulda and shoulda been done correctly the first time?

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On 8/9/2021 at 5:21 PM, Atlantis said:

I don't see that the pandemic has anything to do with it but I certainly agree that the Invisible Woman has a bad head sculpt....and its like, why? Why?? Why not use the same one as before? The first walgreens and the Skrull BAF wave are the same, they just modified the hair a bit. If they wanted to yet again change the hair, they could have easily done so without giving her an entirely different (and awful) new head. 

And as anyone who's read my previous posts, as much as I've bashed their choices for female body molds, I've been praising their work on the female heads. Such progress! So WTF happened here??

 

On 8/9/2021 at 7:22 PM, sentinelofliberty41 said:

I don't get it either. We're fresh on the heels of the recent She-Hulk which had the alternate relaxed expression which is one of the prettiest faces on a Legend ever. I just don't get it.

I'm pretty sure the continued multiple reference to Covid being the reason for things not working out were clearly partly tongue in cheek and partly "let's see what stick", cuz in this day the Rona is the go to excuse for literally everything. It's a clever way to shut down legit questions. Also I'm betting the face sculpt won't be half as bad in hand. It wouldn't be the first time the promo pics made a figure look horribly. Remember how bad both the MCU Wasp and Nebula looked, and they both turned out pretty great.

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On 8/9/2021 at 9:59 PM, monron999 said:

 

I'm pretty sure the continued multiple reference to Covid being the reason for things not working out were clearly partly tongue in cheek and partly "let's see what stick", cuz in this day the Rona is the go to excuse for literally everything. It's a clever way to shut down legit questions. Also I'm betting the face sculpt won't be half as bad in hand. It wouldn't be the first time the promo pics made a figure look horribly. Remember how bad both the MCU Wasp and Nebula looked, and they both turned out pretty great.

Which MCU Nebula? The first or the second one?

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Well I like the FF that is shown here but I do wish their suits were a little darker. These come off as more from the cartoon and not the comic. Maybe that’s what they are going for.

Hasbro did a nice job of getting us not only the best costumes the FF wear but also much needed powered on versions of Johnny and Sue. All in one wave, very nicely done. Now those two powered options won’t take a slot in a later wave. 

Agree with nearly everyone above on that headsculpt for Sue... so bad. And will never use extendo fingers on Reed. 

Are the flames molded on Torch? I can’t tell, it looks like the come off. Would rather him not be translucent but still a nice looking figure. 

Now just need She Hulk (again!) in her FF suit and I think I can close the book on getting any more FF team suits.

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On 8/9/2021 at 4:52 PM, RyanDaly said:

When they do the Best Marvel Legends of 2021 at the end of the year, that Psycho Man better be on the list. I've never cared much about the character, but he looks terrific. They knocked it out of the park with him (which makes the small but significant problems with Reed and Sue all the more aggravating).

 

Psycho-Man and EE do look great. The others not so much............

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On 8/9/2021 at 12:41 PM, Cyke82 said:

Definitely getting the X-Force boxset... just hope i am fast and lucky enough to buy it at the Pulse site!!

Good Luck lol! I may try myself but if I am not lucky enough then forget it.

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On 8/9/2021 at 12:58 PM, LandoTucker said:

Well, Dodge, clearly the team at Hasbro got the memo and pushed out their reveals before you dropped Legends and signed up with the Power Rangers line up.

Yeh, a bit meh. Psycho-man & High Evolutionary and the X-Force 3-pack REALLY work for me - they look great - and I'll pick & chose from the F4 Retro line.

Nothing at all to get excited about there: as a retro line, it's actually a bit lazy (the Spider-Man Retro wave was gold as was the X-Men wave. Both exceeded expectations & were waaaay better than they had any right to be). The last F4 wave was great and I've got all the Walgreens singles. There's not enough 'new' here to make me squeal like a piglet.

Also, spoiler on the Excalibur box: Hasbro Pulse Exclusive. Cost: a lot. How the hell else do they release non-MCU / Disney + 'specials' now?¬†¬†ūüź°

cough GiJoe Classifieds cough

I don't do Power Rangers. I got into MOTU as well a little bit. The rumor at first was that the Excalibur set was going to be an Amazon Exclusive which I have no problems with because I was able to nab an Alpha Flight set. I just don't want to pay the fifty dollar fee to get an early access to this set and not score them because I was not fast enough and feel like an idiot for trying. Hopefully it will be like the Hellfire set was last year and we can pre-order them when they run out but I don't want to get my hopes up.

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On 8/9/2021 at 8:30 PM, monron999 said:

So, how many people were hoping for 3 pack with 2 redos and only one original character, and one of those redos being one that clearly coulda and shoulda been done correctly the first time?

Yeah I feel the same way. He should have been done with legs in the first go around. If this was a rerelease in an X-Force or Deadpool wave just by himself then it would not be too much of a big deal but in a three pack and as an exclusive then thats asking a bit much........

I think it was Jay C or someone else that said it best that they should just do another wave and the legs come with someone else with no BAF. Like dropping them with Feral or Syrin would have worked better. This was just planned from the start to make people to demand his legs and they were going to release a more complete figure later on. Its all about $$$!

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On 8/9/2021 at 8:22 PM, sentinelofliberty41 said:

I'm on the exact same boat as you. I was really hoping for a good classic Thing but the headsculpts are bad, Sue would have been a must but she looks awful. Reed is known mainly for stretching his neck, torso and arms and we get long fingers? Flame on Torch looks good but he looked good before too and Johnny looks ok but I'd never display him flamed off. Oh well.

I don't get it either. We're fresh on the heels of the recent She-Hulk which had the alternate relaxed expression which is one of the prettiest faces on a Legend ever. I just don't get it.

Agreed. They've been so on the ball with female faces since Moonstone body-Black Cat that it's hard to fathom how they could have ok'd this. The small head, squinty eyes, the jutting chin, the sneer/ scowl.....it is really surprisingly bad. I'll even go out on a limb to say it's the worst one I've seen on an ML (On FB people are calling her everything from Rene Zellweger, to Beavis and Butthead's Mom, to 'Karen' Richards to whatever cheeky appraisal one can make). 

And yes, Mr Fantastic; I could forgive the Pornstar grin if they didn't give him Pornstar fingers as you said, lol. I hope the team at Hasbro has the savvy to take this on the chin and make it right. A new head for Sue and arm extensions for Reed could easily be included in a deluxe set (Deluxe Annihilus Hasbro....nudge, nudge, wink-wink?)

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On 8/4/2021 at 10:10 AM, JayC said:
 
 

 

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Once again, we see they can do all kinds of boots, including those that almost no other figure would have, but the boots with the pointed ends to the knees (the Vision, Captain Mar-Vell, Scarlet Witch, Ms. Marvel, Banshee, Moon Dragon, etc.) they can't do without some simulated cheap paint job. 

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On 8/10/2021 at 2:30 AM, monron999 said:

So, how many people were hoping for 3 pack with 2 redos and only one original character, and one of those redos being one that clearly coulda and shoulda been done correctly the first time?

Thankfully I skipped the first Cannonball since he was rubbish, so I have no problems with that since I knew it would happen sooner or later. I just wish Domino came with an alt head without the headset.

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On 8/9/2021 at 11:33 PM, McHogan said:

Are the flames molded on Torch? I can’t tell, it looks like the come off. Would rather him not be translucent but still a nice looking figure. 

It looks like the flames on his shoulders come off just like the accessory flame effects. The flames on his forearms and one pair of his hands are definitely part of the mold.

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On 8/9/2021 at 11:29 PM, Dodge76 said:

I think it was Jay C or someone else that said it best that they should just do another wave and the legs come with someone else with no BAF. Like dropping them with Feral or Syrin would have worked better. This was just planned from the start to make people to demand his legs and they were going to release a more complete figure later on. Its all about $$$!

Exactly, Whether you like him or not @JayCis a real fan and usually what he says resonates with the majority of the fan base. That arrangement is what most fans would have preferred happen as well. Y'know the creative team likes to play that two edge sword, saying "Well, we gave them what they want and we still get crapped on. Poor us, we can't do anything right.". But, if they were really keeping fans in mind as much as they say they do they would actually listen to the fans rather than just claiming they do and playing the victim card any time someone is critical of them. And then blast some passive-agro take like "Angry Fan Boy", to top it all off. 

There is nothing about the new Cannonball, aside from the new paint job, they couldn't have done with a simple pack-in with a smaller (most likely a female) figure, and TBH, there's nothing about that Domino that couldn't have been done with an alternate head sculpt packed in with another figure. Hey, here's a great idea. Why not actually do a Feral and Siryn figure, instead of just showing them in the team pick and include those parts with the figure. Do another freakin' Deadpool wave, and even do an undersized BAF, like Masacre or something, to offset the cost of the Cannonball or Domino parts, and I bet you'd get a hell of a lot better response.

Do what the customer really want instead of doing what you want and labeling it as "By Customer Demand". I know it's a money game, but it's BS and there is plenty of gas in the ML tank to get our money. Just throw us a frikkin' bone every once in a while.

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