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  1. 4 points
    Glad to know you're safe and haven't resented the effects of the pandemic. You could try empathy for a change, the fact that you haven't been affected by this doesn't mean nobody has. I'm lucky I can still work and do everything from home, but a lot of friends have either lost their jobs or can't work at all since this broke out, and that means they are limited to what they can and can't afford by their savings. The fact that you and I may be able to pay for something 500usd + doesn't mean that everyone will be, and on the empathic side of things, those 500usd+ could be used for something a bit more helpful to yourself and society. I'm not talking about donating, or even loaning, but you could probably boost those 500 into something more like investing in some business for when the dust settles.
  2. 4 points
    Your personal thoughts on the virus itself are immaterial here. The impact it is having on society and the economy is real and showing pics whether it be online or at a convention would be pointless if people aren't in a position to pay for it right now.
  3. 3 points
    Looks fine to me. Perfect, actually & 100% comic accurate. Maybe you're not a student of X-Men comics before 1991, but look at the cover of Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975). Or Art Adams' magnificent (and still definitive) covers, annual & guest artist work for Classic X-Men & UXM (1985 onwards). Or Paul Smith's work on UXM in the early 1980's. Or John Romita Jr's work on UXM (first run). So, I'm seeing Jay C's reveals, and I'm thinking 'Holy sh!t! This is just amazing. Another 30 figures I need! ' It's great! But, Reading the comments...not for all: the big takeaway from at least three regular posters is: inadequate curves on female figures. Ohhh, boy. Here we go again. Blathering about 'Disney PC', and 'body shaming' and 'hurting feelings' and clearly feeling they are being discriminated against if they don't get female action figures with 38DDD upper torso sculpts and 16" waists. And, here was me thinking we didn't do politics + toys anymore here, because it's toxic. And causes people to post insults in response. And rinse and repeat. Here's the thing. I remember the Marvel Swimsuit Specials too (1992 & 1995. Even as a kid I thought these were dumb). But these weren't anomalies - in the early 1990's, Jim Lee and Joe Madureira and Rob Liefield and J. Scott Campbell and Todd MacFarlane and Whilce Portacio and 83 million other pencillers - Marvel, DC & Image - really went all out nuts doing ludicrously exaggerated and anatomically impossible versions of women's bodies (oh, yeah, and men's too. Cyclops was never a weight-lifting body guy, he's a skinny, gawky kid with tone and definition. Like how Chris Bachalo does him now). Every one giggles about Liefield lines and superfluous pockets. There was other stuff too which tends towards bad cliche. Like Scott Campbell's infamous rendition of Medusa. Like, ouch, Scoob. Still, that way of depicting our favourite heroes didn't offend me then, and doesn't now. I'd expect a 1990's Jean Grey action figure to look like 1990's comic (or, to a lesser extent, cartoon) Jean Grey. And sure enough, she does. [Boy, I still love that UXM 'Love Triangle' 3-pack. Just exceptional. Best Legends 3-pack ever. Ever]. Anyway, by 1999, that way of pencilling pretty much stopped. And it's not coming back. It's ONE VERSION of these characters. What came before, and what came after - about 60 years of comics - is far more valid and representative and will - SHOULD - be used as the basis of a sculpt. Storm looks great. And this is still an advanced protype. Please, please, please stop doing that knee-jerk reactionary stuff: personally, I don't want to insult you because of your politics (and Politics - there is a difference, but neither sits comfortably on a collecting website). I'd actually much rather listen to you, as you all have very good/interesting things to say and share without reaching for the 'I hate modern toys. I hate Disney. I hate PC. I hate....I hate...' or 'Hasbro is making me buy toys I don't want to, ' BS. (I'll admit though, that latter sentiment did make me laugh though - I started visualising Hasbro stormtroopers frog-marching fan boys down to Walgreens, and threatening to shoot them if they don't buy Squirrel Girl). You just don't need to push that button. Doesn't matter how right you are, or how right you think you are, it's better to be nice than to be right. Or, alternatively, just stop collecting/posting if it offends too much. And, I hope you'll allow me a digression too after a long ol' post. It's serious. I am 100% psyched for what's coming Legends wise, but as I live in the UK, I'm concerned about whether or not I'll be able to get it in light of the (soon to be declared) SoE here. I've already tested positive for COVID-19 and have been in self-isolation (this is day 6 for me, maybe only 2 more days, maybe 8). I'm more or less fine (ish: I have chronic asthma), but miserable & anxious. I'm worried about my parents (78 and 76, one with COPD) and my partner is even more terrified for hers (both 74, diabetic, one seriously immuno-compromised following stomach surgery last autumn). A lot of stuff is going to be shutting down here (football, sports, public events, festivals, cinemas etc. etc. already have, but schools are still open at this point). Infrastructure will be hit soon. And this situation MIGHT add cost, delay and availability issues to every thing, not least these new waves and figures (and my pre-orders! Black Widow wave & Grey Black Widow; Iron Man 2020; AOA wave and a bunch more). No-one knows. But this is real, this is serious and people you know may well die over the next 12 months. If you're lucky enough NOT to be affected by this yet, good: I hope you can all avoid it. Be sensible, take care and every possible precaution you can and stay healthy and aware of people who desperately need help. And if you hear anyone saying, yeah, they've got a cough, a fever/higher temperature and/or feel a little bit fluey, but, it ain't too bad, so they're going to keep right on working as normal, please hit them hard and forcibly frogmarch them home, making sure they follow whatever guidance has been issued by public health officials. Because this is why people are dying, and why this virus is escalating at an unprecedented and unparalleled way and with a statistically improbable mortality rate. It's kill rate is making bubonic plague or SARS seem like a walk in the park. And we have - leaked by Public Health England this morning - a year of this to go. ONE YEAR. 80% of the UK's population impacted. 7.9million hospitalised (source: the guardian.com/world/2020). Heavy, eh? So, for me, these reveals are a little bit of positivity and goodness in a very bleak time (and believe me, compared to some people, I'm not suffering at all).
  4. 3 points
    Yeah, calling Prague a hole in the wall and "hell and away from decent medical care" is particularly strange. I'm guessing a lot of outsiders would describe Arkansas that way.
  5. 2 points
    This new world has it's drawbacks but also I have a growing awareness. I like toys but they are a like and want. They are not a need, Hasbro has given me a lot to play with in recent years and a little break to step back and reflect is really nice. The world needs to be fixed before I worry about the next wave.
  6. 2 points
    As for HasLab: It could very easily be seen as in poor taste to offer a high-priced marquee item during a time of massive unemployment and people worrying about family members' health and livelihoods. And have a far lower chance of succeeding/meeting it's goals if a lot of the buying audience is dealing with economic difficulties brought on by the Virus.
  7. 2 points
    In this segment that we call Marvelous Toy Photo Of The Day, we spotlight awesome Toy Photography from some of the hottest photographers on the Internet today. For today's photo we are spotlighting Photographer Nerdyeggroll and his photo titled "Let's see what you got Silent Bob". Marvel figures are available for purchase from our sponsor Megalopolis.Toys. "Let's see what you got Silent Bob" By Nerdyeggroll Be sure to give Nerdyeggroll a follow on Instagram and let him know what you think of his work in the comments below.
  8. 2 points
    I agree with most of you. Canning the Haslab project until we get through this crisis is a wise move. Closing down SDCC IS an even wiser move. Keeping it up and running would be a disaster in my opinion. I will say...all of y'all my "virtual family" have helped the hours go by. Thank you for that. I pray you all stay safe and Healthy as well as your families.
  9. 2 points
    Regarding SDCC, I hate to say it, but calling it off for the year is the only play that makes since. Even if, by some miracle, we managed to get a handle on this thing in the next three-and-a-half months, going directly from world-wide pandemic to stuffing a few thousand people into a stuffy convention center seems . . . counter-intuitive.
  10. 2 points
    I would be happy if they scrapped HasLab completely. Since that probably isn't going to happen; they should postpone it until next year. No-one is going to be able to drop roughly $500 on a toy for the next couple of months
  11. 2 points
    Agree! Titanium Man just demands a BAF. With the right shade of metallic green, and the correct head sculpt, it would be incredible. I'd love to see them do the face plate much like what they did for the MCU Yellowjacket...clear plastic over the face, making it look like he's got a face shield. For TM, I'd have the yellow eyes really glow, and have tinted clear shield over the face.
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    Sharing custom Black Order
  14. 2 points
    I’m just trying to be helpful; I believe the headline should say Company’s Future. I’m glad to see that Hasbro won’t be too badly affected by current events! Edit: the comment section doesn’t seem to display the apostrophe so it would be Company apostrophe S
  15. 2 points
    In this segment that we call Marvelous Toy Photo Of The Day, we spotlight awesome Toy Photography from some of the hottest photographers on the Internet today. For today's photo we are spotlighting Photographer Nerdyeggroll and his photo titled "Kneel Before Apocalypse". Marvel figures are available for purchase from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. "Kneel Before Apocalypse" By Nerdyeggroll Be sure to give Nerdyeggroll a follow on Instagram and let him know what you think of his work in the comments below.
  16. 2 points
    Microaggression is there, you just can't seem them because they're the one with shrinking powers.
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  18. 2 points
    Made from a SDCC PSYLOCKE cast head and Ashley Barton body with styrene piece as the skirt and plastic for the bra pieces. Painted with acrylics. Feedback is always welcomed!!
  19. 2 points
    at this point in time, I am just tired of Exclusives period, nobody seems to be able to handle them correctly, no stores that get exclusives do it right, it should be called Elusives , since they really make them annoying to obtain, thankfully EB around my parts seem to really be doing a great job with what they get usually especially with their Wal-greens stuff, but in general.. can we just stop exclusives all together it's a lame practice , just let all stores get em
  20. 2 points
    I'm finding it strange that the Target "exclusive" is hard to find in Target and easy to get elsewhere
  21. 2 points
    Still don't understand why they didn't. Even the early posters showed him with his helmet. Movie does look like alot of fun, especially the chemistry between the Widows and of course Taskmaster
  22. 2 points
    I started with an icons grey hulk. I used a nuke head and Andre the Giant figure for the other heads. Cut the jaws off nuke and hulk. Used just the ye and arms from Andre. I used a price of a random wwe figure for half the chest/neck. The rest is sculpted with Aves Apoxie Clay. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 2 points
  24. 2 points
    I am back and forth about the Deadpool wave. Money being the big deal here. Mostly just want to finish off my X-Factor and X-Force teams from the 90s. Eternals is a big pass for me because I no longer do movie figures. Plus I don't know who they are. Venom is a wait and see, I mostly just want Life Foundation members and like Tarot said I doubt we get all 3. So I will just grab the one if we get that. I been seeing leaks on other boards and some look promising and others not so much. I got my eye on the rumored next X-Men wave coming this year. I very much like to cross off Banshee, Longshot, Rachel, Pyro, Avalanche, or Syrin off my want list.
  25. 2 points
    Give me an X Factor No fur Beast and a Jean Grey.
  26. 1 point
    I don't have a problem with them publishing WIP pictures of the Sentinel. Heck, it may even help with sales. The anticipation card can really come back and bite you on the butt, but if Hasbro played it right, I'm pretty sure they could drive up the number of collectors looking to pull the trigger . . . especially if they have to postpone. Now I have no intention of "buying in," and the whole HasLab concept leaves me cold, but as an American very concerned with the economy, I can say it would also be nice to see SOMEBODY is still out there putting in a days work. Might make a nice "Light at the End of the Tunnel" for some us as well.
  27. 1 point
    Personally I'm holding off buying figures until Mr. Virus has gone away, then I going to used the money I have saved during this crisis to support my local stores (and get my book launched)
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    In this segment that we call Marvelous Toy Photo Of The Day, we spotlight awesome Toy Photography from some of the hottest photographers on the Internet today. For today we are spotlighting photographer Toyboxpix and his photo of the Marvel Legends Deadpool figure titled "The TP Apocalypse". You can purchase Marvel Legends figures from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. "The TP Apocalypse" By Toyboxpix Check out more images below. Be sure to give Toyboxpix a follow on Instagram and let him know what you think of his work in the comments below.
  30. 1 point
    True enough, but on the same token, no executive is EVER gonna send out a press release admitting the company has gone FUBAR. "Well, there's mass rioting at the factory, the board of directors just bought matching seppuku daggers and I'm headin' up to the office to find my gun. Nope, things aren't goin' so well."
  31. 1 point
    Those all look very nice but that black swan phhhh is awesome ....She really looks like Jessica alba what head is that originally, i can usually spot em but that 1 is tough ..
  32. 1 point
    When you see this kind of quality and effort go into a project, you gotta be thinking that Hasbro and other companies are probably at this person's door...either to hire them, or pay 'em off to stop doing customs, 'cause its making them look bad! Seriously, fantastic work. You should be proud!!
  33. 1 point
    I've been pretty vocal about not changing the way we live our lives, but when even the President tells us not to go out unless necessary and avoid groups (I hate crowds anyway). It's time to reevaluate priorities. I'm not gonna crawl under a rock and cower, but there's no sense "tempting the dragon" either. I'll probably keep my hunting limited to my immediate area and severely curtail my trips. Fortunately, the stores around here aren't exactly known for putting out stock quickly (or at all in some cases), so it may not even matter.
  34. 1 point
    Ok... I understand what the creators are trying to do with this team, and I appreciate it, but... I feel like teen teams should always try to appeal to new young readers who don't really already read comics, moreso than most comics, and... while the names like "Snowflake" and "Safespace" are supposed to be these kids taking back those derogatory terms and reappropriating them, I don't think that's gonna be the initial impression to most new readers; most of them are probably gonna assume it's just making fun of their generation. I don't know if I see this doing that well, or these characters sticking around too long.
  35. 1 point
    Never had an interest in New Warriors, period. But worse for these characters is how dated theyre going to be very soon. Imagine a grownup hero called "Safespace"... sounds just as ridiculous as it does now. "Screentime" may be a hip and relevant name currently….but will it have any meaning in the years to come? Imagine if someone made a character back in the 70s called 8Track. Or..."Look out, criminals...beware the power of FLOPPY DISK!" See?
  36. 1 point
    I for one would LOVE a classic angel and Crimson Dynamo!! I'd like Rhino with an unmasked unscary screaming head...just a mean look is good.
  37. 1 point
    They should just put New Mutants on Disney plus. Now would be a great time for them to promote their streaming service.
  38. 1 point
    There is a great deal of truth to this statement. Disney has been so vehemently opposed to this movie that they outsourced the top minds in biohazard warfare over to China to create the Coronavirus. Once developed, it was deployed over there and the rate of contamination would be timed as such to severely defer the release date of The New Mutants movie again. This affords Disney enough time to find another excuse to defer the movie even further.
  39. 1 point
    Oh, dang! Exceptionally cool one today! Nice work, Eggroll!
  40. 1 point
    I'd say pretty darn good, especially if its a glossier, darker shade of gray and comes in a 2pack, say, with the comic book Yelena Widow belly shirt.
  41. 1 point
    Ya, for some reason they think the elimination of the pins is going to strengthen the legs, but it isn't so much the joints (though they are part of the problem) as the legs are just to damn thin and gummy. From first perceptions the new Rogue figure does have "thicker" thighs, similar to the Jim Lee Storm, Psylocke and the newer version of Scarlet Witch, and while invisible pins thing should make the figure aesthetically pleasing (sucks for us customizers), I think the thickening and strengthening of the material the legs are made of is the key. What is gonna suck the worst is that if this project ends up working out well, we're all gonna be wanting all the female figs they've already done with the old legs to be redone with the new legs. It's for this reason I'm voting for Elektra in the Fan Pole. The Sif I have already has decent leg strength, and I seriously couldn't care less about Silk, but a leggier Elektra without those spindly, stringy, warped legs is first on my list.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    I'm not gonna be surprised at all if they give us Masked Red Guardian in a two-pack with Rachel Weisz's character around the time of the Blu-Ray release.
  44. 1 point
  45. 1 point
    I haven't heard that but I wouldn't doubt that's somewhere in the works. Though, based on the recent AoA Jean Grey and FA Storm (don't forget the Walgreen's Emma Frost), I think their intentions may not so much be to fix that darn skinny legs problem as it is to "fix" that darn breasts problem. I'm thinking they're about one step away from just using the Myles Morales buck for all the female figures and just kill two birds with one stone.
  46. 1 point
    I don't know about you guys but I am super excited to get the Goat Cheese figure from the Deadpool wave!
  47. 1 point
    I would happily take either blue or green. I just want Banshee already!
  48. 1 point
    Great close up shot here eggroll, the lighting is perfect also as usual. Always a pleasure to see your work mon ami. thanks
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  50. 1 point
    I'd mostly like an additional head sculpt pack the most Unmasked Gwenpool Head Relaxed Beast Head Brighter Purple Hair Psylocke Head Water Form Hydro-Man Head Relaxed Guardian Head Cannonball Legs Spider-Man Noir Hat
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