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Marvel Legends Brand Team Interview - New Look At Vulcan And Addressing The Haslab Sentinel Issues (Kinda)


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On 10/28/2021 at 12:09 AM, SUPREME007 said:

And I'm not gonna lie I would be happy if they redid some of those goes cuz me and bucky cap aint cool with each other.  But Punisher tho..idk I feel like he is def. Should be on bigger bucks.

Frank is 6'1 200lbs, that Vulcan buck is perfect for him. Too many artists like to take liberties with him & draw him as this large roided up man but he isn't. Whilce Portacio & the late Steve Dillon depicted Frank the way he should be. DD & Punisher will look great on this new buck!

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More interviews. Seems to be a reoccurring theme with many of the same questions this time round. More looks at Vulcan, more dancing around the Sentinel loose joints question. Highlights

Hasbro is 100% confirming Toad and Hulk for the 20th Anniversary line (if anyone actually had any doubt) and they will be staggered releases which being only two went up for preorder this weekend I think you could probably figure that out for yourself. Fun fact you wont find in these interviews is there looks to be at least 8 additional 20th Anniversary releases coming next year on top of the 4 we know about.

In the Toying Around interview Hasbro does say that they were able to catch and shift the figure release dates to better correspond with the new MCU movie release dates starting with the Doctor Strange movie.  For those who have lost track Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going from March 25, 2022 to May 6, 2022.

Infinity Saga appears to be done, though we will continue to see more MCU characters old and new. In the erivera94 review Dwight mentions he would love to do a Whiplash from Iron Man 2. It would surprise me if they did do that one since the relation between Mickey Rourke and Disney is not a good one.

 

 

 

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Two problems with this reveal. One that shoulda happened and didn't and then one that hasn't happened yet but probably will.

First, if you are straight claiming this buck was made to replace another, why the hell would you not compare the two to each other. Great that it's bigger than the Spidey Super poseable, but as I recall it was almost on par with the Bucky Cap buck in terms of height.

Second, I predict this thing will be misused as bad, if not more, than the Sunfire buck. Calling it right now. With the excitement they're generating off this new buck, I bet they'll use this thing for everyone from Speedball, who's listed around 5'10", Tarantula, who's listed around 6'0" (accurate) and U.S. Agent, who's 6'5" and many characters anywhere in between.

I hope upon hope the new U.S. Agent isn't gonna be on this buck, but I get a super baaaaadd feeling about this. He's legit at least Captain America size, and most often shown bigger, in at least girth if not height. How bad would it suck if we waited so long for an update for ol' John F. Walker only to be foiled again? Now if you wanna redo Bucky Cap himself with this buck, by all means, but please, please keep this one away from U.S. Agent.

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On 10/28/2021 at 2:40 PM, monron999 said:

Two problems with this reveal. One that shoulda happened and didn't and then one that hasn't happened yet but probably will.

First, if you are straight claiming this buck was made to replace another, why the hell would you not compare the two to each other. Great that it's bigger than the Spidey Super poseable, but as I recall it was almost on par with the Bucky Cap buck in terms of height.

Second, I predict this thing will be misused as bad, if not more, than the Sunfire buck. Calling it right now. With the excitement they're generating off this new buck, I bet they'll use this thing for everyone from Speedball, who's listed around 5'10", Tarantula, who's listed around 6'0" (accurate) and U.S. Agent, who's 6'5" and many characters anywhere in between.

I hope upon hope the new U.S. Agent isn't gonna be on this buck, but I get a super baaaaadd feeling about this. He's legit at least Captain America size, and most often shown bigger, in at least girth if not height. How bad would it suck if we waited so long for an update for ol' John F. Walker only to be foiled again? Now if you wanna redo Bucky Cap himself with this buck, by all means, but please, please keep this one away from U.S. Agent.

Being they did the last USAgent on the original Bucky-Cap Mold and many people didn't like that for being to small including me, I can't imagine they would basically do it again especially when there are plenty of more recent bigger body choices for them to choose from.

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On 10/28/2021 at 1:57 PM, JayC said:

In the Toying Around interview Hasbro does say that they were able to catch and shift the figure release dates to better correspond with the new MCU movie release dates starting with the Doctor Strange movie.  For those who have lost track Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is going from March 25, 2022 to May 6, 2022.

Infinity Saga appears to be done, though we will continue to see more MCU characters old and new. In the erivera94 review Dwight mentions he would love to do a Whiplash from Iron Man 2. It would surprise me if they did do that one since the relation between Mickey Rourke and Disney is not a good one.

I'm not terribly worried or annoyed about the changed release dates, we're still seeing those movies and I'm sure we'll get plenty of D+ stuff to tide us over until May, Ms. Marvel at least is coming out early next year and I'd assume Moon Knight will hit in the spring as well, if not the next season of What If. Glad to see they're able to push the ML waves back as well, hopefully that spreads out release dates a bit better, instead of slamming us with 3 waves at once like this year. 

I'm very excited to hear that they're continuing past MCU-movie releases. There's so much I still need from almost every movie released so far. I'd love a Whiplash, hopefully they find a way to do him. We haven't really gotten anything from Iron Man 2, aside from the lackluster original 2010 figures. 

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That's good in order to avoid spoilers. I wouldn't mind getting new stuff earlier than May or April, but there's still figures from No Way Home that I'm waiting for and they will release more movie/tv show figures before that anyway, it's a safe bet. Let's hope that the figures for these movies won't be sporting many concept art errors, cause I'd hate it if I'd have to pick up the same figure twice due to the initial inaccuracies. 

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On 10/28/2021 at 1:40 PM, monron999 said:

 if you are straight claiming this buck was made to replace another, why the hell would you not compare the two to each other.

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On 10/28/2021 at 1:40 PM, monron999 said:

I hope upon hope the new U.S. Agent isn't gonna be on this buck, but I get a super baaaaadd feeling about this. He's legit at least Captain America size

Really? Yikes that would be  disappointing but I am still pretty confident that he would show up on the Grim Reaper base OR, wishful thinking,  the Cap mold with smooth torso & upper arm replacements.

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On 10/28/2021 at 7:40 PM, monron999 said:

First, if you are straight claiming this buck was made to replace another, why the hell would you not compare the two to each other. Great that it's bigger than the Spidey Super poseable, but as I recall it was almost on par with the Bucky Cap buck in terms of height.

In i think MCUcollector video or was it toyboiz, Dwight was going to but then he realized the figure he had with him was something that wasn't revealed yet.

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On 10/28/2021 at 6:21 AM, JayC said:

I am not sure if your referring to the price or the quality control but the loose joints on the Sentinel is certainly a legit concern. To many people have expressed problems with it to just write off as whinny fans.  There is no real valid reason for it and at this point their is no changing it. That is why the proper response here should be we understand your complaints and for anyone truly not happy with the product we apologize and please contact our customer support and request to have it returned and your money refunded. We've learned from this experience and taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen on the next one. Again I dont know if they really aren't allowing people to return it and get their money back, but if they aren't then that is pretty ridiculous. Like I said I doubt many people would actually return it, but it should be an option if they want to since there are well documented issues about the joints being loose.

Well said. People spent a lot of money and they expect and deserve a quality product. Hasbro is a multi-billion dollar industry and there's no excuse for shoddy workmanship, nor is it at all unreasonable for consumers to receive a refund when the product they bought is defective.

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On 10/28/2021 at 10:21 AM, JayC said:

I am not sure if your referring to the price or the quality control but the loose joints on the Sentinel is certainly a legit concern. To many people have expressed problems with it to just write off as whinny fans.  There is no real valid reason for it and at this point their is no changing it. That is why the proper response here should be we understand your complaints and for anyone truly not happy with the product we apologize and please contact our customer support and request to have it returned and your money refunded. We've learned from this experience and taking steps to ensure it doesn't happen on the next one. Again I dont know if they really aren't allowing people to return it and get their money back, but if they aren't then that is pretty ridiculous. Like I said I doubt many people would actually return it, but it should be an option if they want to since there are well documented issues about the joints being loose.

No, I was referring strictly to the subject of price increases.  While I do think the knee problem is overblown since there seems to be a relatively simple fix, I do agree that Hasbro should take returns if that's what people want to do.

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On 10/29/2021 at 3:21 AM, leokearon said:

I'm just hoping that pushing back the movie waves means there might be some better management with the wave releases. Over here, we have had the Eternals, AOA and What If waves in the space of 4 weeks

That's not altogether uncommon, particularly in Q4/The Holidays.  But at least in my neck of the woods if often seems like all the waves for any given quarter basically come out at the same time (at least as far as mass-retail is concerned).  The only thing that sometimes ends up different are MCU-linked timed releases.

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On 10/28/2021 at 11:18 AM, JayC said:

Being they did the last USAgent on the original Bucky-Cap Mold and many people didn't like that for being to small including me, I can't imagine they would basically do it again especially when there are plenty of more recent bigger body choices for them to choose from.

You're right, that was small, compared to the character they were trying to show. The draw of the Sunfire mold is that its got excellent articulation that most other figures in the line don't have. They just need to get that same kind of articulation on all the bucks, those that are bigger and smaller than Sunfire. And don't forget the females too.

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Has Habro Pulse been refusing to allow people to return defective Sentinels for a refund?  If so, that seems sketchy, but i haven't really heard anyone specifically say that this has happened to them - did someone post about it here?

  What seems more likely to me is that people are wanting Hasbro to do things they probably can't, like A) fix the customer's sentinel and return it to them ,or B)allow customers to exchange their "defective" sentinel for a new one.    I was under the impression that there was a 30 day window for returns, and if hasbro pulse is not honoring that then should definitely be called out for it.  But my guess is that a lot of the people complaining about weak knees or whatever would still rather hang onto the Sentinel rather than get a refund and have no Sentinel.  

As far as "fixes" go, as noted different people will have different issues, so the team could be exposing themselves to liability if they post a "fix" for the knees and someone tries that out and ends up damaging their Sentinel somehow.  I do anticipate that the collecting community will continue to come up with their own fixes for Sentinel issues, probably in ways just as ingenious as anything Hasbro could come up with. 

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On 10/29/2021 at 2:22 PM, Jmacq1 said:

That's not altogether uncommon, particularly in Q4/The Holidays.  But at least in my neck of the woods if often seems like all the waves for any given quarter basically come out at the same time (at least as far as mass-retail is concerned).  The only thing that sometimes ends up different are MCU-linked timed releases.

True, still seeing 3 waves drop in 4 months is overwhelming along with all the retro and exclusives as well.

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On 10/29/2021 at 7:55 AM, leokearon said:

True, still seeing 3 waves drop in 4 months is overwhelming along with all the retro and exclusives as well.

I agree with this and at the same time, love it when multiple waves hit one after the other. For some reason now and then I get the fear that something's going to happen to the line to make it close down, so better get as much Marvel goodness out there when we can.

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On 10/28/2021 at 1:58 AM, JayC said:

Great news from the Toybro interview: 3:07, Dwight says there even newer figures than the proposed Vulcan to update the line. For awhile now I've hoped that the "super articulated" buck details would find their way to larger and smaller figures, hopefully females as well. 6:09 he stresses he wants to do Deathbird and Fang. Love to hear this because yes, she has that X-Men connection, but they can put her in a Captain Marvel wave too. And with Fang, this gives them yet another costume for Wolverine who they so love to make. 

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On 10/27/2021 at 11:38 PM, leokearon said:

Technically he isn't. He's not a Summers, as his parents are The Emperor D'Len and Katherine Ann Summers, not Corsair. He's still Cyclops half brother though.

I thought he was Corsair's unborn kid?? Katherine Summers was pregnant when they were all alien abducted, and D'Ken killed her when Corsair tried to escape. What they didn't know was that the fetus was removed from her corpse and then put in an incubation-accelerator. Did that change?

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