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  1. They get a name, you expect someone at Target knows who Ka-Zar really is? That being said, no Target and Walmart didnt pass on this wave cause it had a Tarzan like character in it. They passed cause they know a wave like this isn't going to sell in large enough numbers for them to carry it especially if all the online places are carrying it. Target and Walmart will carry something like a Deadpool and Wolverine wave or will choose to carry certain exclusives where they dont have to worry about others competing for their sales and such. IDK how many times this has to be said before it starts to sink in with people. The days of these things being widely available at physical big box stores are coming to an end. Most adult collectors these days do their shopping online and kids and parents dont buy this type of thing much anymore. Thats why you continue to see companies moving to smaller production runs which in turn makes for more expensive figures. The upside is companies are more willing to do more obscure characters they wouldnt do 10 years ago or more elaborate items. The downside is you gotta pay more to get it. Also this isnt a Marvel Legends thing, or a Hasbro thing, this is a industry wide thing.
    3 points
  2. Man, I feel ya. I used to salivate at new Marvel Legends.....like my eyes would light up. Now, I nod my head at the really impressive ones................and I'm not nodding a lot..........and pffft at the rest. What's being offered isn't enough to overcome the price-point asked, and THAT is the buzz-kill for this line. I cherry-pick like crazy now, and wanted characters ( who are prominent in my head, like, say.......Karnak) get pushed down my want list for other characters....in other lines. ML has been going so long that it's getting merch fatigue. It needs to offer MORE, not less--to rekindle the interest and passion in it. It has very much plateaued and that's as bad as stagnation.
    2 points
  3. See, my thinking follows that the more comic figures released - because of less MCU product and a higher count of figures released for the year like 2023 was - the more likely we will get deep cuts as you put it. MCU movies and D+ series are in themselves marketing for MCU figures, not even counting all the actual advertising, PR and movie tie-ins that lead up to a release. I have a strong feeling Hasbro doesn't have to worry as much about product advertising and sales, due to increased awareness and intent to purchase, when their figures are MCU based (especially if the film/series is good). In a weird way, a line that was started as a comic-based line, has partially morphed into a support for movies, television series, cartoons and video games. That was inevitable I suppose. There was a few movie based figures in the old ToyBiz line, but those were usually the peg warmers and most maligned figures by collectors. Anyway, I just feel 2024 may be our best chance to get some of those more obscure comic figures for a while. All these movie scripts, castings, and production schedules are getting back on track, so a large amount of MCU product will be headed our way over the coming years, and therefore MCU Legends figures. So the time is now for getting Marrina, Excalibur Rachel Summers, Mimic, Mr. X, Exodus, Casandra Nova, Stingray, Jack Of Hearts, Starfox, the Shroud, Gargoyle, Son Of Satan, Overmind, Swordsman, Mantis, Immortus, Graviton, Magus, Korvac, Nitro, Attuma, Maelstrom, Baron Mordo, Nightmare, Umar, Shuma Gorath, Titania, Gladiator (Melvin Potter), Death Stalker, the Owl, Bi-beast, Zzzzax, the U-Foes, the Gremlin, Moonwolf, Meteor Man, Cardiac, Stegron, Spot, Will-O-Wisp, the Melter, original Blizzard, Unicorn, Whiplash/Blacklash, Firebrand, Justin Hammer, Balder, Heimdall, Kurse, Airwalker, Tyr, Zeus, Hades, Eternity, the Living Tirbunal and all the other unreleased characters people have been hoping for on this board over the years. Heck, I'm even hoping for the Great Lakes Avengers!
    2 points
  4. I was out eating with a friend last night, and of course the restaurant had the Stupor Bowl on, which of course me being the have no idea whats going on with sports human, went nutso when Deadpool 3 teaser pops up, like waaaaa, then it said see full trailer online so of course me and my buddy bust out our phones to watch it, My My I was already excited for this movie, but that was an exciting trailer, this movie better be as amazing as I think it's going to be, because my hopes are all the way high, so much to unpack from that trailer.
    2 points
  5. Decided to turn to one of my favorite hobbies. Expressing my grievances with disappointing Marvel Legends releases via digibashes:
    1 point
  6. @AndyL Dwight probably didn’t remember which wave this body was used in so he said we last saw it around the time of Knull.
    1 point
  7. Personally I blame the obligations and requirements placed by Disney on the owners of the master license. A certain amount is expected to be used for movie and television product and I'm sure there's budget and quality clauses that require Hasbro to give make them give priority to them as well. While I am a fairly successful small business owner I'm not even going to pretend I know anything about the inside politics involved in this case. But there is an obvious problem. Any consumer with any kind of brain can look at crap like the Eternals wave, The Captain Marvel waves, The Shang-Chi wave and the Multiverse of Madness and Quantumania waves and tell you those were going to be DOA. And you can throw in most of the Disney+ waves as well. This is not MCU bashing because I do collect and there is some pretty good stuff but a lot of that stuff looks forced and just like they're grabbing for anything to put in the wave. They just don't put forth a product that looks cool to most customers. After the usual serious collectors like us grab up all the comic based characters and the few MCU characters we like the rest of the public picks over the cool looking comic characters and the MCU product just ferments. If anyone has any doubts just go to any Ollie's near your area. And regardless of exactly how much ML product is on the shelf at least 90 percent of it is MCU/Disney+. Then in the absence of content in a year like the one we're in now we get treated to this Legacy and these Infinity Saga deep dives garbage which based on my recent trips to Target and WM the last few days are already dying on the vine. There's this massive disconnect between the consumer and the higher ups on not only Disney and Hasbro but also the buyers in mass retail that still has them believing movie and television tie-ins are automatic profit. In today's world is just not the case. You need only look at Hasbro's own trends within the last few years. Aside from the movie/TV waves associated with ML just look at other properties. Dungeons and Dragons. All movie based products are all at discount stores now. The sad state of affairs of all Star Wars product is on display every time you go to the store. G.I. Joe movie product was abysmal but the non-movie product sells like hotcakes. It's because everything that comes out is new and cool looking and creative and it didn't come from a garbage movies that nobody cared about after they left the theatre. Much less care to purchase the products. To me it's not a quality of product issue it's a selection of product issue. And it starts at the top and it all goes back to an old outdated movies/TV equals automatic profit. Hopes upon hope that this MCU light year is a banner year for ML and somehow somewhere maybe someone in the main office at Hasbro makes that connection. Like I said not bashing MCU and it's fans because I am one to a lesser extent but there's only so much you can get out of sub par shows and you can only get so much out of rehashing those characters that were popular at one time.
    1 point
  8. Ohh ha, yeah I didn't think of that, yes makes perfect sense, this follows suit with the recent DP re-releases, as of course these 2 were prominent characters in DP2, it's all clear now. They really should have re-released a single packed X-Force Domino, with that 3 pack being so hard to find for a ton of people re-releasing that probably would have gotten the most applause, just sayin.
    1 point
  9. I share your concerns. It's too bad because the guys who design and plan the figures seem to really love what they are doing and are in some ways victims of extraneous circumstances. They are getting by marketing these toys to an older generation. I really don't know what kids these days are into, but I'm in my 40's: will I still be collecting action figures as a 50 year old? The line will end at some point, and that day will be hastened the struggles of the comic industry to attract readers. When today's kids are in the prime spending range, Hasbro will be selling manga figures.
    1 point
  10. Retailer buyers--the ones that decide what products they carry ---are really just mid/lower-tier execs, especially concerning merch like toys. Target buyers have hundreds of thousands of items ( if not millions) to over-see and manage, I doubt they spend more than 30 minutes in a year considering something like Marvel Legends.
    1 point
  11. I wonder if it's at least in part to the fact that Kazar is basically a mostly naked dude made of shredded muscle. Maybe a little far fetched but I have to believe this wouldn't have been able to fly on store shelves. At least not these days. And I know someone is bound to point out Weapon X but that was Wolverine. His massive popularity outweighed his nudity. No so for Kazar. Either way this is a great sign that maybe a Savage Land Rogue is no longer an impossibility. Especially if they plan to give Shanna fair treatment as Kazar.
    1 point
  12. I was expecting Zabu be a Guenwyvar retool, but it looks like he's all new. Animal figures are definitely one of Hasbros strong suits.
    1 point
  13. Lockjaw is now a .....lock to be made now. I'm sorry. I'll show myself out.
    1 point
  14. I love how they show 4 photos but it's just the same one cropped 3 times. Like no one can zoom in? 😂
    1 point
  15. I feel your lament about passing stuff by nowadays. Maybe world circumstances will help our incomes catch up to the probably legitimate cost of our hobbies.
    1 point
  16. Not a bad bunch of reveals. A few misfires but that Zabu wave is a must have minus that silly Superior IM. Hopefully he doesn't have a piece for the BAF. My favorite is the SHIELD 3 pack.
    1 point
  17. Here's my take on these reveals Dr. Strange & Morbius 2 pack - Although Both look great, especially strange with the brighter chest insignia, don't need em, they are animated style, so pass Prowler - looks cool, but no need since I have the previous one Carnage - No easy pass, have enough Carnage at this point, and it's not a ton different then the Venompool figure F4 Wolvie & Spidey - No easy pass, not any interest in these 2 in these suits Zemo & Zola - Really into that Zemo, but I already have a Zola, however the Zola I have is the Purple one, probably going to go for this pack, since technically the Zemo is a different person then the Zemo I have Sheild 3 pack - Yes into this mainly because I want a Fury & Dum Dum, Sharon being done better is nice to see, but I feel pretty cool with the kitbash I have, however I'm really wanting Dum & Fury Zabu BAF wave - Yes to all!, I really want a comic Ikaris, Ka-Zar, Red Widow, and obviously if you have Ka-Zar you need his homie, I actually really like the rest of the figures as well, don't really need IM, Thor, Wolfsbane or Cable, but I want them cause they look awesome, and I'm going to build that BAF, that IM suit is actually one of the few suits I've been asking for so I'm stoked on it, surprised how cool that Thor is as well, and a sweet real Wolfsbane and that great costume for Cable, cool wave, weird wave.
    1 point
  18. First before I forget that hydro man on the table looked better than any of the pics online did him, the white highlights are awesome looking. Baron Zemo is such a a stand out soooo glad we are getting this version, they even said hood which gives me hope for cobra commander. It wasn't treated like a big deal neither should it , it is just a version of a character we all want. The VHS pack was weak to me, Prowler is cool and so is carnage. Shield three pack is awesome, they obviously didn't show the alt heads it comes with. So the BAF wave is pretty cool in my opinion,thought we were not going to get yaba at first. Kinda like hasbro to make this a BAF in a wave instead of a two pack.And then we get wolfsbane and I love her, I'm sure they will use parts from her for Ferrell. Ohh and they said year of the dragon I knew it was going to be fing fang foom for the haslab it's the only one of the old big toy biz left to do. Can't wait to see that thing!
    1 point
  19. Excited about Ikaris and Kazar and man that BAF is a thing of beauty.
    1 point
  20. I think the X-Men Evolution head looks good and all, but it seems like a very strange inclusion considering that it doesn't go with this body at all.
    1 point
  21. I was wondering if Pedro Pascal had shaved his beard and mustache, he might look more like a Classic Reed Richards, instead of the more Modern look he has from time to time? It might make it easier for people to see him as Reed since most of us view Classic Clean Shaven Reed instead of modern Beard Reed. Having said that, the fact that Pedro is Chilean might be another reason why some people can't see him as Reed, since Reed is normally Caucasian. Though to me, if I didn't know a dam thing about Pedro and just looking at some of his photos(Especially any from Wonder Woman 1984 movie), I would of thought he could be Caucasian, or at least Mix. Me personally, I know he's popular now, but truth be told, I've never seen him in anything(As far as I know). His name could help get some butts in theatres. To me, I would have to see a trailer or 2 with him as Reed to really judge if he could nail the character or not. We'll see.
    1 point
  22. Totally agree. Stingray deserves to be in his proper cool costume, not some lame DP recolour
    1 point
  23. This'll get a pass for now, but when they start "Stilt-Man-izing" everyone let's all collectively agree that they've jumped the shark.
    1 point
  24. Hnnn, interesting. I don't know the actors playing Johnny and Ben, but it's all good, they seem fine to me. I love Pedro, but this does feel a bit strange. He's certainly got the range and talent to play the role, but even so I thought John Krasinski really nailed Reed's calm, sober and almost sullen geeky intensity. However, Vanessa Kirby is the one that has me really scratching my head though. If she were playing Emma Frost.... pitch perfect. Madame Hydra, Lilandra, Silver Sable, Spiral, Enchantress....basically any character that's severe, aloof and dangerous, Vanessa Kirby has that down to a science. But as sweet and endearing Sue Richards? Yeah, it's not immediately gelling in my mind. More still, I'm curious to see what kind of chemistry she has with Pedro, because even when I've seen her in a 'nice' role, she's come across as cold. We'll see man, but yeah, very interesting to see how this pans out. Actually, as an FF fan, I just hope it pans out period!
    1 point
  25. Deadpool figures?? May still be early. Come on Hasbro, I'm itching for some new MCU stuff.
    1 point
  26. It's crazy I know but the toxic elements of TOY COLLECTING can't grasp that not everything is intended for them. (Or they have to put down people who were not able to get something when it first released as less than.) I am all for rereleases. Rerelease everything! Destroy the scalper market!
    1 point
  27. Shame hey couldn't do the same for JLAvengers. Still this is awesome to see
    1 point
  28. That would be great. But I wonder if there is the will among collectors right now for another really giant/expensive Haslab. I can't see old FFF being a deluxe figure or even a baf at this point. My hope is for a properly scaled Dragon Man, where he is at his original height of about 16 feet (approx 16 "). Now that would and could be a baf or deluxe.
    1 point
  29. I think with this year being the Year of the dragon, I would like to see Hasbro use the opportunity to make the Haslab Fin Fang Foom.
    1 point
  30. Yeah not sure how much I like this Bullseye costume, kinda looks well dollarstore G.I. Joe, but probably that's the outfit he starts with and it's supposed to be kinda low budget cobbled together, he probably upgrades, I do like that he's suited up though, The Daredevil costume is looking mighty Deadpool-eque from the images I saw, is it cool, it's fine, just doesn't really seem very DD, no DD emblem, a bit too much tactical look...the bright red is cool though.
    1 point
  31. Looked like some bad Snake-Eyes Cosplayer to me
    1 point
  32. Yeah it's a bit weird without the logo. I do like the brighter red on the daredevil suit though
    1 point
  33. Ooof, I always wanted that Psylocke, it's so nice, but also so annoyingly expensive, and the Metallic suit just isn't quite it for me, but everything else about this figure is all-star, but why so much moonies 😒
    1 point
  34. Yeah seriously, when I saw this I scratched My head, just make up a new name how hard is that? Also I never thought one of Purple Man's powers was to alter reality? when did that become a thing, he can control you, make you do things, but not change reality....come on Marvel 😔
    1 point
  35. Fingers crossed that Target exclusive Black Widow will follow the suit.
    1 point
  36. One thing I really like is that they finally gave Daredevil a different facial expression. Other than that… My clamoring for a classic DD on the Vulcan buck continues.
    1 point
  37. Ugh, Honestly I really like that Hydro-Man, that was the Hydro-Man I wish we got last go round, it obscures his goofiness, I always thought Hydro-Man was a kinda lame looking character, cool powers, lame looks, I always desired a full water effect version, well here it is, but no, not gonna buy this for the Hydro-Man I wish I had, but on another note that DD is actually pretty cool, I hate Hasbro's Cell Shading game, but they did this one pretty well, it looks like it came out of a comic, funny enough it doesn't look like the cartoon but more Comic, I don't need another DD though. It seems like it's Hasbro's thing to keep classic DD locked behind exclusive multipacks, makes no sense...so many people always just want a red DD and Hasbro always making it hard. and final thought...these two never fought in the TV show, I'm pretty sure of it, but correct me if I'm wrong.
    1 point
  38. I'm sorry, but, no. If she was as popular as they want us to believe she is, she would be able to sustain her own ongoing book. She can't. That's why they've resorted to the mini-series model with Kamala. If it's a planned five-issue run, it can't be cancelled the way it could if it were an ongoing series, and that way they don't have to worry about losing face, or admitting that the character isn't as popular as they're telling us she is.
    1 point
  39. because she is popular. I'm tired of people who keep saying she is not. If she wasn't they wouldn't be pushing her. Marvel is all about money. If she wasn't selling, they wouldn't keep pushing her.
    1 point
  40. There's still that Chasm: Curse of Kaine project announced. Here's hoping Kaine slaps some sense into Ben in that one.
    1 point
  41. Sleeping on an action figure sounds like it would be painful... I'm more partial to beds myself.
    1 point
  42. Not interested in Roxxon and definitely not interested in seeing more Greg Land 'art'
    1 point
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