Jump to content

Another Marvel Legends Reveal Coming Tomorrow (1/26) - Could It Be A New Deluxe Figure?


JayC

Recommended Posts

On 3/16/2023 at 5:19 AM, since83 said:

I like it and ordered it, but I still wish it had been Power Princess instead of Hyperion. We could have actually had the main team done that way. I do like the Squadron Sinister look and update on Hyperion nonetheless.

Be nice if they issue the Hyperion version where the cape is clasped to just one shoulder (yes, it defies physics for it to be worn that way and yet still appear to look the way any other cape would drape); that's his classic look and besides, I always liked that kind of Superman-Captain Marvel mashup they did. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 3/16/2023 at 4:13 PM, Satam said:

I believe so. "Fan Channel" is BBTS, EE, Nerdzoic and the like.

Thanks for the clarification 

Bah.. guess I'll be holding out for a different set to use those coupons on. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

They look great! Hyperion's head looks kinda huge though. That jaw is a tad too cartoonish imo too, but it still works with his Superman'esque vibe. I love that they included Dr Spectrum's Power Prism, but I really wished that they gave him a hand sculpted to hold it at least. Still a cool set, and they'll be my Squadron Sinister in my display.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/13/2023 at 7:10 AM, Air-Walker said:

"... I love that they included Dr Spectrum's Power Prism, but I really wished that they gave him a hand sculpted to hold it at least...."

Yeah I thought they would go with a smaller, hand-held prism that was molded to the hand....fewer chances of losing it that way.  Also prefer the cape clasped to one shoulder instead of both, giving it that Captain Marvel vibe...still, I've wanted the Dr. Spectrum for a LONG time and its nice to see at least one of my requests  making it into reality.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/13/2023 at 11:10 AM, Air-Walker said:

They look great! Hyperion's head looks kinda huge though. That jaw is a tad too cartoonish imo too, but it still works with his Superman'esque vibe. I love that they included Dr Spectrum's Power Prism, but I really wished that they gave him a hand sculpted to hold it at least. Still a cool set, and they'll be my Squadron Sinister in my display.

I was just about to post that Hyperion was giving me Mr Incedible vibes. 

Either that of Ed McGuiness -esq since there is that Superman connection 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/13/2023 at 12:41 PM, Atlantis said:

Yeah I thought they would go with a smaller, hand-held prism that was molded to the hand....fewer chances of losing it that way.  Also prefer the cape clasped to one shoulder instead of both, giving it that Captain Marvel vibe...still, I've wanted the Dr. Spectrum for a LONG time and its nice to see at least one of my requests  making it into reality.

A molded hand with prism would have been ideal.

I wonder if their poorly implemented Thor: Ragnarok one shoulder cape was behind the reason they went with two shoulders?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Uuuugh, that Nighthawk is sooooo bad.

As far as the set, it is what it is. It's a better Hyperion, maybe much better and Doctor Spectrum is no more than he needs to be. His design isn't all that complicated. Like many older designs he's more or less a naked body with lines and colors. I really don't hate the Bucky Cap mold like many do. Personally I think it has aged well and for a mold that has no butterflies it is remarkably poseable. The loose prism is a problem but I probably wouldn't pose him holding it anyway. Bag it, tag it. wait for the next 2 pack.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/13/2023 at 12:41 PM, Atlantis said:

Yeah I thought they would go with a smaller, hand-held prism that was molded to the hand....fewer chances of losing it that way.  Also prefer the cape clasped to one shoulder instead of both, giving it that Captain Marvel vibe...still, I've wanted the Dr. Spectrum for a LONG time and its nice to see at least one of my requests  making it into reality.

Agreed, and especially about the cape. I'd recently come across an old Marvel Two-In-One issue (Project Pegasus Arc) where he did have double clasps, so that's who he's going to be on my shelf canon, lol. 

On 4/13/2023 at 2:42 PM, McHogan said:

I was just about to post that Hyperion was giving me Mr Incedible vibes. 

Either that of Ed McGuiness -esq since there is that Superman connection 

Lol, totally! I don't mind the cartoony aesthetic on it's own, but I wish they'd stop injecting it sporadically into the line. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/13/2023 at 3:38 PM, Air-Walker said:

Agreed, and especially about the cape. I'd recently come across an old Marvel Two-In-One issue (Project Pegasus Arc) where he did have double clasps, so that's who he's going to be on my shelf canon, lol. 

Lol, totally! I don't mind the cartoony aesthetic on it's own, but I wish they'd stop injecting it sporadically into the line. 

I recall both Mar Vel and Rage from the Abomination (Video game version) looked very cartoony as well. It was off putting as even though they  are comic book characters in action figure form they still came off as overtly cartoony.

Weird since you know... 95% of the other comic characters had more realism. 

Ah well, neither of those were a deal breaker and Hyperion won't be either..  but from a aesthetics POV, it looks off

Link to comment
Share on other sites

From what I can tell from the pictures, looks like Hyperion has the Thor/Hercules shoulders and upper arms... and also their height. Probably the Hercules legs used again, at least the thighs. Not sure I would have gone with their shoulders/bi-triceps, I don't recall ever seeing Hyperion drawn as big and brawny as them. I've always seen him drawn more in a Superman level of musculature... makes sense since that is who is copied from. I would like to see how tall he is compared to them. I was really happy Hercules was a hair shorter than the 60th Anniversary Thor - 6'5" versus 6'6". I'd like to think Hasbro made a real effort to accomplish that - giving them the benefit of the doubt here. So, Hyperion only being 6'4", I'm curious to see how he stacks up in a side-by-side comparison with those heroes. I'm already expecting him to be too tall. We will see.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/13/2023 at 3:41 PM, Lord_Scareglow said:

Sweet! Gamestop's got them too, bro! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/14/2023 at 8:15 AM, Itsybitsyspider said:

The Hercules mold fits, I mean Hercules being at 6'5" and Hyperion being at 6'4". I personally don't see a big enough change in height to warrant a new mold. In all reality, if you met 2 people in person. One at 6'5" and one at 6'4" both jacked, roughly at 500 lbs you wouldn't notice all that much of difference. As long as he is taller than then Captain America at 6'2". Also while I love the Thor figure, He is actually slightly tall in his action figure form, If you put him next to Omega Red who is suppose to be 6'11". Not every figure scales perfectly, as long as they scale close, I'm pretty happy. 

I hear what you're saying. And it's splitting hairs at this point, but having collected MLs since the beginning, scale has always been a sore point for me. I'm sure you're right and he will look 'close enough'.  But I will await someone posting comparison pics to be completely satisfied he's not too big. Regarding your Skurge post, I feel we will get him soon. He has been on annual lists of most wanted figures for years. I have really thought a lot about what buck he would be best on. Your classic pic from the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is exactly how he should look. Being part giant, massively muscled and standing 7'2" I believe, he should really get the Caliban buck to be done right. Will that make him taller than the Colossus and Ronan buck, yep, but they are undersized for their height anyway. so here's hoping we not only get him soon, but done right.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/14/2023 at 10:34 AM, Jormungand said:

…Regarding your Skurge post, I feel we will get him soon. He has been on annual lists of most wanted figures for years. I have really thought a lot about what buck he would be best on. Your classic pic from the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe is exactly how he should look. Being part giant, massively muscled and standing 7'2" I believe, he should really get the Caliban buck to be done right. Will that make him taller than the Colossus and Ronan buck, yep, but they are undersized for their height anyway. so here's hoping we not only get him soon, but done right.

I sometimes wonder if the Controller body could work for Executioner or if that would just make him look too stocky. 🤔
But if that wouldn’t look good, then yea I also think the Caliban body is the way to go. Can see them using the baf Apocalypse torso to implement the shoulder pieces and then his shoulder straps could either plug into the holes that held Apocalypse’s neck armor or just lay right over them. 🤷‍♂️

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/17/2023 at 10:27 AM, super-chillin said:

I sometimes wonder if the Controller body could work for Executioner or if that would just make him look too stocky. 🤔
But if that wouldn’t look good, then yea I also think the Caliban body is the way to go. Can see them using the baf Apocalypse torso to implement the shoulder pieces and then his shoulder straps could either plug into the holes that held Apocalypse’s neck armor or just lay right over them. 🤷‍♂️

That's a good idea with the Apocalypse re-use. Sorta related, I have always thought the majority of the Stryfe buck would make a great base for Asgardian warriors, minus all the spikes, lol. Let's make some more figures happen over the rainbow bridge Hasbro!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...







Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!


Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE