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Yep, I knew they were gonna hose us on the Super Skrull from the start. The Iron Man arm is new, but that stretchy arm is the same one we got with the first SS. I mean damn, can't you throw us loyal fans a frikin' bone every once in a while? Who knows, maybe they got some other Skrull characters or Skrull adjacent characters in the works that come with some more effects, but I'm not gonna count on it. Still gonna get it, I still like this look for SS over the last one. It's just so frustrating being a ML fan right now.

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On 4/12/2023 at 6:27 AM, monron999 said:

Yep, I knew they were gonna hose us on the Super Skrull from the start. The Iron Man arm is new, but that stretchy arm is the same one we got with the first SS. I mean damn, can't you throw us loyal fans a frikin' bone every once in a while? Who knows, maybe they got some other Skrull characters or Skrull adjacent characters in the works that come with some more effects, but I'm not gonna count on it. Still gonna get it, I still like this look for SS over the last one. It's just so frustrating being a ML fan right now.

That stretch arm is what it looked like in the Secret Invasion comic, the only difference was the comic version had an open hand.  How did they hose you?

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On 4/12/2023 at 2:27 PM, monron999 said:

Yep, I knew they were gonna hose us on the Super Skrull from the start. The Iron Man arm is new, but that stretchy arm is the same one we got with the first SS. I mean damn, can't you throw us loyal fans a frikin' bone every once in a while? Who knows, maybe they got some other Skrull characters or Skrull adjacent characters in the works that come with some more effects, but I'm not gonna count on it. Still gonna get it, I still like this look for SS over the last one. It's just so frustrating being a ML fan right now.

You mean exactly like he is in the comic?

 

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Thanks to the new images JayC provided us, I have to say I really like the venom blast hands they gave us for Spider-woman. I wish I had those for my old Spider-woman figure, but thems the breaks. Visually, the Illuminati Super-Skrull (Because he has parts and powers of Mr. Fantastic, Black Bolt, Iron Man and Dr. Strange) looks really nice, but I'm happy with my original Super-skrull. Other than that, I don't have enough interest in this set to spend the money... too bad, I use to purchase everything ML related, but the price point has reached that tipping point now for me.

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I kinda really want to know if that Cape on the Super Skrull is removable, that's a question I'm asking now, it looks pretty attached, but would be neat if it wasn't so people could have more then one look for that guy. I also want to presume that you can use the parts from the BAF Super Skrull with this guy, he might look pretty cool with that Clear Stretchy arm, or the Rocky arm, could like I said with the cape coming off, get this guy into some different looks for more of a Skrull army.

 

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On 4/12/2023 at 5:58 PM, Lord_Scareglow said:

I kinda really want to know if that Cape on the Super Skrull is removable, that's a question I'm asking now, it looks pretty attached, but would be neat if it wasn't so people could have more then one look for that guy. I also want to presume that you can use the parts from the BAF Super Skrull with this guy, he might look pretty cool with that Clear Stretchy arm, or the Rocky arm, could like I said with the cape coming off, get this guy into some different looks for more of a Skrull army.

 

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On 4/12/2023 at 10:20 AM, tarot said:

You mean exactly like he is in the comic?

 

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I mean the stretchy arm is the easiest, laziest, most overused power effect they do with ML. All Reed Richards figures have them. Kamala has them. Both Super Skrulls have them. Yes, I know he's accurate by this one picture, but you fail to acknowledge the rest of the power sets in the fine art you provided. I mean there are other Super Skrulls in the picture with fire, claws, wings, electricity and such. I mean this is a damn near $60 set for 2 figures and don't tell me it wasn't a legit concern that they weren't even going to include a 2nd head sculpt for the Queen. I mean is it too much to expect that maybe they could sometimes go beyond the simplest, cheapest, most effortless options. I mean, yes the one arm is new, but what else for out money. I mean is that all the power sets we get for Super Skrull, I mean there are many, many more SS than this single representation, but is this all they're broken down to? That's what I mean. 

And to be even more than fair, if it was exactly like the picture he would have his hand splayed out (not that I'm a huge fan of that look, either).

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On 4/12/2023 at 12:19 PM, monron999 said:

I mean the stretchy arm is the easiest, laziest, most overused power effect they do with ML. All Reed Richards figures have them. Kamala has them. Both Super Skrulls have them. Yes, I know he's accurate by this one picture, but you fail to acknowledge the rest of the power sets in the fine art you provided. I mean there are other Super Skrulls in the picture with fire, claws, wings, electricity and such. I mean this is a damn near $60 set for 2 figures and don't tell me it wasn't a legit concern that they weren't even going to include a 2nd head sculpt for the Queen. I mean is it too much to expect that maybe they could sometimes go beyond the simplest, cheapest, most effortless options. I mean, yes the one arm is new, but what else for out money. I mean is that all the power sets we get for Super Skrull, I mean there are many, many more SS than this single representation, but is this all they're broken down to? That's what I mean. 

And to be even more than fair, if it was exactly like the picture he would have his hand splayed out (not that I'm a huge fan of that look, either).

Oh, c’mon, this is some misplaced frustration, man. That arm is not overly used at all (it was made for the BAF Skrull). The figure looks nearly identical to the comic, there is nothing to gripe about. No one needs to acknowledge the other power sets, because the power sets for this figure are accurate. You are entitled to wish Hasbro had produced a different one of the Skrulls from the comics (I agree there were a lot of cool ones with cool power sets), but that has zero to do with how good this offering really is. They nailed this one - give them some credit.

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On 4/12/2023 at 6:26 PM, Psychosomatic said:

Oh, c’mon, this is some misplaced frustration, man. That arm is not overly used at all (it was made for the BAF Skrull). The figure looks nearly identical to the comic, there is nothing to gripe about. No one needs to acknowledge the other power sets, because the power sets for this figure are accurate. You are entitled to wish Hasbro had produced a different one of the Skrulls from the comics (I agree there were a lot of cool ones with cool power sets), but that has zero to do with how good this offering really is. They nailed this one - give them some credit.

I disagree, it's not misplaced at all. I'm aiming it right where it belongs. To be sure, this is a good figure. I said so in an earlier post, even said I prefer this version to the previous one. Most of my frustration comes from understanding what Hasbro is capable of and then seeing what we've begin to just settle for. Think back. When the hell did just enough become good enough? I praise them when they do it right. I raved about Spiral, Thing, Thor, Strong Guy. I even defended the Blob figure profusely, even got into a pretty heated back and forth with ShartimusPrime in his YouTube section about how wrong he was to try to tell his fans the older Blob was just as good as the redo (wrong, wrong, freakin' wrong, and also wrong), but more and more these guys are giving me less reason to praise and more to criticize. These are two reused bucks with very minimal effort and a few tweaks, and those tweaks aren't that good. I mean what the hell is up with Jessica's arms? Price always being a looming and major issue, and the seeing how much they put behind all the same repetitive MCU characters, and then it seems like they fire these things out just to keep us quite for a second. It's just a constant lowering of the bar. Especially when we know they can be so much better.

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On 4/12/2023 at 8:25 PM, monron999 said:

I disagree, it's not misplaced at all. I'm aiming it right where it belongs. To be sure, this is a good figure. I said so in an earlier post, even said I prefer this version to the previous one. Most of my frustration comes from understanding what Hasbro is capable of and then seeing what we've begin to just settle for. Think back. When the hell did just enough become good enough? I praise them when they do it right. I raved about Spiral, Thing, Thor, Strong Guy. I even defended the Blob figure profusely, even got into a pretty heated back and forth with PoserPrime in his YouTube section about how wrong he was to try to tell his fans the older Blob was just as good as the redo (wrong, wrong, freakin' wrong, and also wrong), but more and more these guys are giving me less reason to praise and more to criticize. These are two reused bucks with very minimal effort and a few tweaks, and those tweaks aren't that good. I mean what the hell is up with Jessica's arms? Price always being a looming and major issue, and the seeing how much they put behind all the same repetitive MCU characters, and then it seems like they fire these things out just to keep us quite for a second. It's just a constant lowering of the bar. Especially when we know they can be so much better.

Alright, I'm down with a lot of that. I think they nailed the figure (I love it actually) and I don't think it needed more, but are we getting our money's worth? NO, on that I totally agree with you, Pal! And if you compare what Toybiz used to do, and what McFarlane is doing with DC figures, YEAH, Hasbro could be producing a lot more original bucks and accessories and bases, etc. - giving us more for our dollar. And every figure you praised are great figures...in fact, that Blob figure is absolutely perfect...SO MUCH BETTER than the BAF version (I put on the shelf this week and just stared at it in amazement).

 

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Don’t care for this Super Skrull. Would rather wait for eternity on the baf to get a rerelease with a classic head design and lighter deco. Or maybe something like this card..
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Unsure if I want this Spider-Woman yet but if so, I’d look for one loose.

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On 4/12/2023 at 3:19 PM, monron999 said:

I mean the stretchy arm is the easiest, laziest, most overused power effect they do with ML.  

will add to the chorus and ask what in the world you are talking about? compared to the fireballs, spellcasting hand effects, bubble hand effects, etc?  i mean they barely even use the stretchy arm with Reed figures, only the WG version got them.

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On 4/13/2023 at 2:06 AM, leokearon said:

That's not true, the fireball is the most overused effect

 

On 4/13/2023 at 2:51 AM, super-chillin said:

Totally. Right up there with the Dr Strange hand effects. And the bubble ones.

 

 

On 4/13/2023 at 5:27 AM, bashpics99 said:

will add to the chorus and ask what in the world you are talking about? compared to the fireballs, spellcasting hand effects, bubble hand effects, etc?  i mean they barely even use the stretchy arm with Reed figures, only the WG version got them.

When you're right, you're right, and you all are 100 percent right. I misspoke and caught it as soon as I hit the submit button, but I chose to let it stand rather than edit, or I was pressed for time. Either way I knew someone would call me out. I shoulda been more specific, and what I actually meant to say is the Stretchy Arm is the laziest, most elementary, most simplistic and most overused attachment part that Hasbro does for ML. Maybe there's another part that they do more often, and I'm sure someone will point it out if there is, but in this sense it's almost like you can hear the conversation in the "ideas room". If a character has morphing or fluid type powers, I bet 100 times out of 100 the first "idea" called out is Stretchy Arm. We get it, they stretch, of course they'll have a stretch arm. But see, characters with those powers all come with that part. Kamala has stretchy arm, all three Reeds have stretchy arm, that's their powers, it's expected, but that's not Super Skrull's powers. They mimic powers. I understand the immediate connection goes to Fantastic Four, but we got that, and it was done pretty well with the SS BAF. It got all four of them in there, it's there, repaint it and use it for this figure. I'm not so bummed they included it here, it's more so that they only included one more, which is the Iron Man arm. Just look at the picture that @tarotput up, just in that art there are soooooo many more powers they mimic and the grand total of new power mimic parts after the stretchy arm is 1, just one, for freaking Super Skrull, who can mimic any and all powers, be it techno, magical, science or natural. I didn't expect them to include the entire Marvel Universe of powers in the set, but hey, maybe just a few more than one. Is that too much to ask? And yes, I understand in his costume there are elements of Blackagar Boltagon (gotta laugh cuz I can't get the Doctor Strange line out of my head), Doctor Strange (coincidence?) and others but those are elements of the costume of the character they chose to use as source. I'm just saying a little more effort than the typical part we already knew they were gonna do coulda went a long way. Of course I'm gonna get this set, because it is something kinda new, and I gotta have those damn Skrull head sculpt, so they got my money, but....... well, there it is.

Hopefully this isn't the only Skrull themed set we get. Maybe they can do an Elektra set (on one of the much improved body molds) with a different version of a SS. I guess there are numerous characters they can use that format with and maybe improve on some other figures done on bad molds. If they decide to do it that way they have my money for sure, but am I wrong for wanting just a little more bang for my buck?

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On 4/13/2023 at 4:16 PM, monron999 said:

Hopefully this isn't the only Skrull themed set we get. Maybe they can do an Elektra set (on one of the much improved body molds) with a different version of a SS. I guess there are numerous characters they can use that format with and maybe improve on some other figures done on bad molds. If they decide to do it that way they have my money for sure, but am I wrong for wanting just a little more bang for my buck?

Some more Skrulls sets would be interesting, especially if they do say one Skrull Version and then a new Skrull Character either a Super Skrull or a famous Skrull like Lyja

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On 4/13/2023 at 11:03 AM, leokearon said:

Some more Skrulls sets would be interesting, especially if they do say one Skrull Version and then a new Skrull Character either a Super Skrull or a famous Skrull like Lyja

Ooh man if that would grant us an Invisible Woman on a suitable buck then heeeeell yeah bring it on. But her purple getup would be cool too.

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