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  1. This is such a great figure, a real testament to when Hasbro wants to really give it a good go they can make something really awesome, nothing about this figure is unlikable (IMO), now not on topic but on the topic of multiple arms, they could really make a great update to Doppelganger and Six Arm Spidey using the tooling techniques they applied to this figure.
    3 points
  2. Also I don't see that by not doing Rachel Phoenix for Excalibur, or Marinna for Alpha Flight, is going to keep fans engaged; they would be (and are) whether they're done or not. I'm pretty sure a lot of people who got the Alpha Flight box set were happy with it, but if another one came out with updated figures, and this time with Marinna and a new Vindicator instead of Heather, they'd snap that up too. Just as an example.
    2 points
  3. The second name drawn got in just under the wire. So the winner of the bonus New Years contest was Emnems80. Congrats to them and stay-tuned for the next contest to launch soon.
    2 points
  4. Still waiting for this months winner to respond. Check your inboxes. Will give them another 24rs and if dont hear back will draw another name.
    1 point
  5. The thing about tooling more effects parts is that if they tool pieces that work with OTHER pieces, they not only increase their tooling library but they also increase the effects parts options in any given set. Yeah, we've been getting the same effects parts for pretty much a decade now ( I think) and only once did they expand on them--boot blasts for Iron Man. Magic stuff can work over at least a dozen or more existing characters, and new and revisited ones to be sure. And if one looks at the secondary and niche markets, accessories, add-ons and effects items are selling. Purely accessory sets, perhaps offered on Pulse can get new tooling paid for faster, and be an on-going product for collectors. The interest sure LOOKS like it's there in the marketplace, but Hasbro seems so timid in jumping into that pool. As a collector, I'm frustrated.
    1 point
  6. Your key phrase is "pretend Hasbro is committed to completing these teams"....we've just not seen that they are in any hurry to do. I exclude Avengers and X-Men because their rosters are always gaining new members, but some teams are more static than others. 3-4 years ago, there was Vindicator/Guardian, the Sasquatch BAF, Alpha Flight box set, but no Marrina. The first time they did the original GOTG was about 5 years ago with Vance, no members since then. I think the first New Warriors was Night Thrasher, 4-5 years ago. Last time we saw a classic Valkyrie was what, 12 years ago? If they're wanting to complete these teams, time is not something they seem to consider. In the interview Boog did during the Yondu reveal, he asked if the other og members were coming, and they said not at this time. Why, who knows. So Rachel Summers Phoenix, Marrina, Namorita, Martinex, Triton, Gorgon, not to mention any of the golden age guys like the original Human Torch or Bucky....oh well.
    1 point
  7. This is a big one. Hasbro seems to be increasingly "penny wise, pound foolish." I understand that price increases are going to happen over time, but you can't give people less, while increasing the price, and not expect to alienate chunks of your consumer base over time. Little things like hands, or simple, generic display stands cost very little, but add a lot to the perceived value of a figure. Look at the recently-announced, overpriced, video game Spidey- if they had included two more hands, there would have been less fan backlash. If they included two more hands and an unmasked head, there would have been very little backlash. I also strongly agree with Hasbro making some new effect pieces- we've gotten the same fireballs and "magic" effects over and over. It's another case of something that isn't very expensive making a big difference. It looks weird to have a display of Marvel Legends with 20+ figures having the same effect pieces in different colors. Hasbro also needs to fix their packaging issues. They should just do away with the "plastic free" packaging, but whether they do that or stick with solid boxes, they really need to seal them extremely well. Swapping and theft have been a huge issue for years, but Hasbro still seals the packages with a few pieces of tape. They need to be strongly sealed, in a tamper-evident way.
    1 point
  8. My preference woulda been the Vulcan buck, cuz it's that fit, around 6 ft. range and it has butterfly joints, but even the Reaper buck woulda been better than this buck, which is quickly becoming the Kate Bishop of male bucks. I thought, for sure, with the injection of what was basically the Bucky Cap mold with butterfly joints, the Sunfire mold would stop being so loosely and incorrectly used as often, but here it is again, being used for a much wanted and anticipated character that the body just doesn't fit.
    1 point
  9. I honestly don't believe they have a plan or a coherent thought on the process of completing teams. They probably view some teams as more popular than others, so they hit those more than the others (Avengers, X-Men). At the same time, those teams have ever-expanding rosters, so there's no danger of "running out". They don't favor the Fantastic Four as much but they're missing out there, 'cause while the team itself has 4 members, they have a WORLD of other things affiliated. Tons of allies, enemies, equipment, uniforms, vehicles, etc. In fact they have so many, that you could do a number of waves and not have to carry the main 4 members: Mr. Fantastic, future foundation suit The Thing, overcoat/sunglasses Sandman, green armored chem suit Triton Air-Walker Thundra (finally some re-use for the She-Hulk figure) Impossible Man BAF: Dragon Man Invisible Woman, short sleeve suit, force field "dome" accessory Human Torch (red suit) Sub-Mariner (70s water wings suit) Arkon the Magnificent, shield and bolt quiver accessories Mole Man Nova (red skin, yellow unitard suit) Wizard BAF: Annihilus You get the idea....lots of things here they could do. They could keep that going till you have a complete set of F4 in their white suits, short sleeve, classic, Neg Zone, etc,
    1 point
  10. It's more of just a representation of the sheer lack of anything MCU related recently. We've had like 3 livestreams and several reveals and absolutely nothing MCU except for that What If Gamora. I'm just really getting tired of not seeing them reveal anything I'm interested in except for that overpriced PS5 Spider-Man and few pipeline reveals.
    1 point
  11. I would love to see Hasbro do the entire original team of Guardians as those have always been my preferred members for that team. That being said I dont have a lot of faith in Hasbro will do that being they have so many teams now with outstanding team members being done as figures that I am pretty hesitant on getting this one. Yondu by himself doesnt interest me that much. I feel like Hasbro needs to start completing existing teams like New Warriors, Thunderbolts, X-Force, X-Factor, Alpha Flight before starting new ones. And yes we got the older Vance years ago so you could throw Guardians in as an uncompleted team as well they already started, but Gurdians are much more uncompleted than the others.
    1 point
  12. First off, long overdue and glad Yondu finally got some love. My issue, cuz I always have one, again is with the use of the Sunfire buck for another long overdue, long awaited figure who stands over 6 foot tall . Throw him in the same "looks good, but still wrong" pile with Silver Surfer, Firelord, Falcon, and others. I'll take the head sculpt and do it right myself. Again.
    1 point
  13. Everybody now....recall that golden oldie from way back in 1995.... THIS IS HOW WE DO IT! First look, its fantastic....the belt, the quiver strap, the colors....true, the badge insignia was originally red white and blue, but there a number of appearances where it was just yellow. He should be on a larger buck of course. Now this I would go out and buy instantly. Along with the upcoming Spiral, has my vote already for best of 2023! Just shows what they can do when they try. Really great job here, if these pics are any indication!
    1 point
  14. Technically there is. This is what the Washoe Sherriff's department said in a statement: “Mr. Renner went to retrieve his PistenBully, or snowcat — an extremely large piece of snow-removal equipment weighing at least 14,330 pounds — in an effort to get his vehicle moving,” Balaam said at the time, noting the Hawkeye alum was helping a family member get a “stuck” car out of a snowbank. “After successfully towing his personal vehicle from its stuck location, Mr. Renner got out of his PistenBully to speak to his family member.” He continued: “At this point, it is observed that the PistenBully started to roll. In an effort to stop the rolling PistenBully, Mr. Renner attempts to get back into the driver's seat of the PistenBully. Based on our investigation, it's at this point that Mr. Renner is run over by the PistenBully. … The investigation is ongoing, however, we do not suspect any foul play. I'll repeat that: We do not suspect any foul play. We believe this was a tragic accident.” Anyway, I'm glad that every update since the accident has been a positive one.
    1 point
  15. This weeks Marvelous Custom was done by Wings Customs who has made a custom Magneto figure based on the Trial of Magneto storyline. Check out more of their work on Instagram. Check out the image(s) of their custom below and be sure to let us know what you think in the COMMENTS SECTION below! If you would like to submit a custom of your own creation to be featured in an upcoming MARVELOUS CUSTOM segment you can post your work on our FORUMS.
    1 point
  16. He and the others set themselves up as their public face, so its one of the unfortunate parts of the job. They take their bows when a figure/project turns out particularly well done, even if they themselves have actually little to do with making it, so this is the flip side. Frankly I can't understand the mentality of trolls people who go after these guys, because its a waste of time. Having said that, hasbo is in danger of losing the consumers who rocketed them to the top earnings they've achieved. They've gone from making boneheaded blunders, to now what seems like actively ignoring their base, and insulting their intelligence. The underproduction, the poor distribution, the price hikes-the fans have put up with a lot. But theyre reaching their end with hasbro. They've enjoyed a safety net of loyal, wide-eyed apologists (and I think a lot of them truly mean well) who will always rush to their aid on social media platforms like this, but that net is tearing. Prices are rising and rising and rising, but the customer experience is sinking and to be sure, the quality of the line isn't keeping pace with the costs. The decisions make no sense. Just compare the excellence of the upcoming Spiral figure and its price, to this standard figure for their Sony Spidey. Holy head scratcher, Batman!
    1 point
  17. I'm so sick of all these Verse stories, especially when none of the Spider-Verse comics have come close to the 90s TAS, Shattered Dimensions or the Movie
    1 point
  18. Bland it is. As a simple, basic figure it doesn't do much, BUT this figure represents a character whose power is making multiples of himself. Which is exactly why this basic, stripped- down figure should have come in a 2 or 3 pack. How they missed this opportunity is just beyond me.
    1 point
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  20. Thanks guys. A few repetitions of the freeze/boil method loosened the joint. I had to repair the damage I did to the bicep with a set screw. He’ll always be flagged for a pat down going through airport security, but at least he has his arm back.
    1 point
  21. As a long time fan of Mystique it's a damn shame this figure, and pretty much any one that came before this one, was done on that wonky, wobbly, noodle legged Kate Bishop buck. I would pay good money to see it redone on literally any other female buck. Of course, at this point, the best chance of getting another Mystique anytime soon would be in a multi-pack. I'd love to see another Family Values type set with Nightcrawler in a different costume and either Rogue in her 80's aerobics costume or Destiny, but even though most of us would get behind it, I still think Hasbro is scared to put their money where their mouth is and take a chance on a set containing 2 female characters. Historically it doesn't happen, but I firmly believe it all comes down to character selection at the end of the day. I know some will point to the Pepper & Carol 2 pack, which I did order, but I'm pretty sure that one has been perpetually on sale for at least a year now. I'd have to say, as an experiment it's mostly considered a failure. As they literally did 5 versions of CM before that one I would gamble to say the bigger driving force behind that set was Rescue with the Pepper head sculpt. I know it was for me, and TBH the Captain Eyeroll figure was the best one to date.
    1 point
  22. I'm with you. It looks good but I would really only want Banshee. And then of course classic Banshee.
    1 point
  23. Upon closer inspection, I believe this might be, his lips are too feminine, looks to be too full, yeah he needed something different going on with his facial expression maybe something more gruff, like a grimace or gritting his teeth.
    1 point
  24. Sam should go back to the Falcon, he's a good Cap but the Falcon is his own identity. There isn't really a need for two caps at a time. Also can Marvel stop having heroes fighting each other and focus on heroes fighting villains.
    1 point
  25. No. Regardless however many new writers come on board, no matter who wears the costume, they always return to the one and only original. There is only One Batman. One Iron Man. One Black Panther. One Captain America.
    1 point
  26. Too bad Dave Cockrum isn't alive to settle it, or at least hear how Claremont pronounces it. How to pronounce Ch'od | HowToPronounce.com Ch'od= rhymes with "cod", "mod", etc.
    1 point
  27. Ch’od looks good using this mold and all but they still should’ve applied more than just forearm fins. His cavs are missing the fins. His heels are missing the toe/claw. He should only have 4 fingers per hand. Cuttin’ corners, maaaaan. But with that said, Starjammers have been something I’ve desperately wanted in this line for a long time coming so he and Corsair will.be.mine.
    1 point
  28. Well put! I would prefer targeted waves (I loved getting two waves of AOA, and I think the upcoming X-Men 3 packs are a great idea), but I would also love welcome mixed waves as long as they keep MCU and Comic separate, and they focus the Comic waves on completing multiple teams (X-Force, New Mutants, Alpha Flight, Excalibur, Reavers, Starjammers, Marauders, Gen X) . I think Ch'od is actually a solid release (happy to get him as a BAF, but would have bought him as a single packed figure too). The reality is no matter what Hasbro does, we will always see what they could have done better or differently, because we are all so particular about our own collections.
    1 point
  29. that's Warstar (https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/B'nee_and_C'cil_(Earth-616)), which probably wouldn't be done unless the smaller one was part of the wave as well
    1 point
  30. Oh come on it's not that big a thing. Regardless of you're opinion on Disney it's not worth the energy. If you really are that angry about some comic books variant covers then you've probably got a pretty good Life. And if you are concerned about it being perceived as too silly for a spin on the comics about a purple man attempting to destroy the universe being thwarted by a silver man who surfs through space and a gold man who is an artificial perfect bring them maybe reexamine some things
    1 point
  31. Excuse me, I just puked in my mouth a little. Then on the way running to the restroom. Then twice in the restroom. And then once in the sink in the break room while trying to wash the taste out of my mouth. There it is, the Mouseification of Marvel we all knew was gonna happen. Disney characters as Marvel Super Heroes, how very creative. This is so stereotypical and monotonous of any property associated with Disney it's just beyond tiresome at this point. If Disney is the worst thing to happen to Marvel Comics, the commercialization of the What If? brand is a close 2nd.
    1 point
  32. Errr.......I'm not sure I've actually seen anyone suggest the Gamerverse Abomination would have been better, and if there was I'd love to see the receipts. It isn't a better fit, by any means. The comic Abomination buck is clearly more suited, right down to the striping and bumps on his hide. Actually, this thing looks good as Ch'od. It looks like this mold had specifically been made for this character. What it does do in relation to Abomination is make the older Abomination figure look even more undersized and pathetic. I don't necessarily think Ch'od should be bigger than Hulk or even the same size, though he's officially listed as 9 feet. People have that misconception, probably because of his size, that he's the Starjammers version of the "Strong Guy", but he's not. I suppose he's stronger than the other members of the team, but his official stats list his strength level far under guys like Colossus, Sasquatch and even Strong Guy. If he were to take on a guy like Hulk he's be pulverized immediately. My major issue is with the age of the mold and the lack of paint and the old ball hip joints and the lack of paint and the omission of the fins on his legs. Basically the entire thing, after the good head sculpt, is a minimalistic effort, which is Hasbro's forte. It's just plain lazy, as far as most BAF efforts go. Point, look at the Venompool BAF vs this one. They can't all be All-Stars, but traditionally the "repaints" were reserved for the standard figures in the wave and repainted BAF's usually ended up in a multi-pack with a new(er) character to help push it. That being the rational for why I thought Ch'od (being a repaint) would come in a 2 pack with Hepzibah, who would possibly have a new mold. In essence I agree the Gamerverse Abomination idea is ridiculous, but I musta missed whoever suggested that, whenever. Articulated jaw.
    1 point
  33. @Bluecomet The previous Spiral came from Hasbro’s Red Hulk baf wave. Just fyi. 👍
    1 point
  34. One of the very few figures I'm looking forward to. I could gush over how well its done, but this is really what they're supposed to be doing anyway- making the figure in the iconic look it should be in. Great example of how they can do it when they choose to. Cant get here soon enough!
    1 point
  35. I mistakenly thought this was a modified Moonstone mold due to the thighs but standing next to that Satana it's clearly a different mold. Hopefully they can convert this mold to be put in rotation of female bucks, it is truly stunning. It's both amazing and disheartening when Hasbro shows you what they're capable of, yet to realize 90 percent of what they do is just mailed in. Unless it's MCU or Disney+ related, of course. This is, most definitely the standout in this wave. It's a surprisingly well done figure for it's time, done even better. Hopefully they can do a similar makeover to She-Hulk from the Blob series, which was similarly well done for it's time, yet in need of an update.
    1 point
  36. @Emnems80congrats on taking the last contest 🥳. Just now retweeted. Good luck to all 🍻
    1 point
  37. The previous contest threads have the winners names you can post in to congratulate them 😉
    1 point
  38. I just got my Khonshu put together. Man, he is awesome. I have him fighting Gorr right now.Too bad there were so many stinkers in the set. The Wanda is really cool, but hard to stand. Loki is incredible! I love that he was a supposed to be a joke, " look how dumb the actual costume would look." It looks great! A good actor, taking it seriously pulled it off. Why do they think superhero costumes are anymore ridiculous than a Shakespearean actors tights? Be an actor and pull it off. Just put the mask, helmet, cape, outfit on and go with it.
    1 point
  39. Heres hoping that more Imperial Guard characters appear!! Namely Starbolt, Hussar,Manta and Warstar. I really want a proper Lilandra figure design wearing the armor she wore in X-Men 137 and the trial of Reed Richard's with alternate feathered head. And DEATHBIRD! As for Marauders...Harpoon and Greycrow are must haves. Arclight, Blockbuster, Prism and Malice would be nice as well Basically I'll take any of the team members at this point! Just BRING ON THE X-MEN BADDIES!
    1 point
  40. The headsculpt of elektra and Bullseye are both well done with the photoreal technology..hope they do for other characters. Thanks for checking the review out.
    1 point
  41. Love Sir Stan Lee, but I have zero interest in seeing Disney continue to shamelessly invoke his name. I'm sure they'll be totally on the up 'n' up when they talk about his later years where they're robbing him blind and using their high paid lawyers to ultimately wrench his IP's away from his family, who were only trying to protect his legacy but were painted as a buncha greedy, opportunistic elder abusers in the media. Oh, and let's not forget Disney taking interviews clearly taped while he was in his decline and cutting and pasting them together to make "editorials" to tow the Disney line. Something they're still doing to this day. Let's not pretend Disney was a friend to "The Man". After making billions upon billions off his creations they basically paid the guy the Hollywood equivalent of minimum wage, which means, as Chris Rock would say, if they coulda paid him less they would have.
    1 point
  42. Thank you for your comments. That sounds helpful. I’m in Michigan so this option is unavailable until April. 😄
    1 point
  43. Walmart Classic Doctor Strange, 20th Cap, Comic Gorr, Maggot, Comic Black Panther, Retro Lizard, Cell Shaded Cyclops, Galactus, Mojo, Bonebreaker.
    1 point
  44. This is hard. There was so many great figures this year that it make it hard to decide 5. I also think Galactus and his group should be excluded so hear is mine. Spiral - Absolutely gorgeous figure. RYV Spidey - This is THE Spider-man figure. Gorr - Never thought we would get this. Toad - Been wanting a update of this for year, especially after paying 100 at the time for the shitty TB version Mojo- Hasbro again beats TB for this.
    1 point
  45. a new future Sony Pictures production! 😜
    1 point
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