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    The running gag of the Superior Foes was that they were the Sinister Six despite being five people, so maybe this is Hasbro's own take on it. "They're the Sinister Six, but they are only five characters... aaand there are only four figures."
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    I can see the additional Bastion/Sentinel Prime figures being released as Pulse exclusive army builders, like the Hydra & AIM figures were.
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    I stopped with classic Eddie Brock Venom & that's it for me. This over saturation of the Venomverse is bout as bad as the over saturation of Umpteenth Deadpools. Much thanks for saving me $$ Hasbro!
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    I've been waiting to long for this Moon Knight can we just get a release date and outlet confirmation here in Canada!?
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    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 Gabo and their photo titled "The Sun Is Getting Low Big Guy". You can purchase Marvel Legends figures from our sponsor Megalopolis.Toys. "The Sun Is Getting Low Big Guy" By Gabo Be sure to check out Gabo at the CAMICS FB GROUP, where they offer free diorama backdrops. Also let them know what you think of their work in the comments below.
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    Great comment (the whole thing was a good read) and i'll admit i am probably biased due to being somewhat out of the loop on current comics. To my crusty old self, 2008 seems fairly new but that's just how the years fly by for me these days, so i probably shouldn't be the one deciding who counts as new or not (got into an argument on IG the other day about whether describing Singularity as "a fairly new character" was appropriate). I should also note that i am definitely down for Viv Vision, Ironheart, and Cho Hulk. Reyes seems like a tough sell because you need the car, but its not outside the realm of possibilities imo. Feels like if ML is gonna make a car for anybody it'll be Robbie. as far as looks/characters not being topical when the figures come out, i definitely agree but chalk it up to a combination of a lengthy process of manufacturing (i've heard it generally takes a year (or more) to go from design to product on shelves) and the short shelf-life that many modern costumes and new characters get. I can remember what a huge deal it was when Spidey changed costumes in ASM 252, but nowadays every new creative team tends to get their own shot at designing new looks for characters, which is fine, just makes it tricky when it comes to merchandising. Similiarly new characters are great but when they are legacies they mostly have a built in shelf-life until the "original" returns from death or whatever, and when new characters *are* originals they can be hot for a minute and be an important part of one creative team's stories but can also fade from prominence just as quickly, particularly when a new team comes aboard and isn't interested in putting as much emphasis on that character. Shiklah is a great example.
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    I would say that in a world where we have the likes of Rock Python, Titus, and Angela that any character who is more well known than those three is kind of shocking to have not gotten in figure form yet
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    I agree with ADour, most of the "newer" looks for figures have been late, and not in immediate relevance to when they were appearing in comics , we actually have been very lucky with getting quite a huge nod to the older looks especially in the X-Men department. I have no problem with it. anyways off the top of my head these are some glaring omissions, that for the most part I'm shocked we have yet to see Classic Dr. Strange Classic Falcon Classic Adam Warlock White Queen Angel Blob Baron Mordo Mandarin Crystal Comic Red Skull (Update) Arcade (this figure is so easy to do for Hasbro, I'm surprised it hasnt yet happened, they have the body, just need a head) Pyro Lockjaw Feral Lady Deathstrike Banshee Firestar Siryn Mojo Longshot Kang Rictor Classic Ultron Tigra Ketch Ghostrider
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    I think that Hasbro's preference for the old-school is much more palpable, especially nowadays. Take for example all the themed X-Men rosters that Hasbro has been building over the years. None of them is more modern than the 90s, with Giant-Size X-Men, X-Factor, X-Force, the Arcade game line-up and Age of Apocalypse. Hasbro has been building all of these old-school X-Men rosters at the same time while completely neglectic the current X-Men status quo, Dawn of X, which happens to be the biggest shake-up since Grant Morrison that has catapulted the X-Men back to prominence. I hope the upcoming Powers of X-inspired Nimrod is indicative of something. The Fantastic Four wave got the modern costumes because they had just tackled the classic costumes in the Walgreens set, and the Grey She-Hulk figure is an example of Hasbro being slow with newer looks that I'll elaborate later on. Red Hulk is not a new characters since he's been around since 2008. I'd consider him more of a modern classic. Cosmic Ghost Rider is one of the few examples of Hasbro giving new characters the spotlight in due time. In the case of the Demogoblin wave, the Gamerverse costumes are a bit of an exception, since they're closer to MCU figures when it comes to topicality. And the wave still featured classic/old-school versions of the Vulture, Shang-Chi, and the BAF itself. As I mentioned, my main issue with Hasbro's treatment of newer character or looks, which you mentioned in your comment, is that many times they sit on making them for too long. So by the time they make a figure of it, the character or look is no longer topical. The Grey She-Hulk is a perfect example of this; aready outdated by the time she was announced. Shiklah was a relevant character in Deadpool's word... about four years ago. Superior Octopus had already gone through two identity changes (Superior Spider-Man and then classic Doc Ock) by the time his figure was out (plus Hasbro had already made classic Doc Ock). The Modern Hercules figure was hitting the shelves by the time a new book in which he changed his look was hitting the stands. The All-New Wolverine figure came out three years after Laura had become Wolverine, and a few months after she had already returned to being X-23. The Jane Foster Thor figure came out in 2017, three years after she'd first appeared, and a few months before she'd stop being Thor. I find this "latency effect" easy to notice by looking at Iron Man figures. The Extremis Armor debuted in 2004, Tony dropped it in 2009, it got a figure in 2012. The Bleeding Edge Armor debuted in 2010, Tony dropped it in 2012, it got a figure in 2013. The Marvel NOW! Armor debuted in 2012, Tony dropped it in 2014, it got a figure in 2015. The Model-Prime Armor debuted in 2015, it got a figure in 2017, Tony dropped it in 2018. I feel that if Hasbro really prioritized modern characters and looks, we'd already have gotten figures for Ironheart, Robbie Reyes, Nadia Van Dyne, Brawn, Viv Vision, in addition for figures of established modern looks for characters like Loki, Ultron, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Thor, Star-Lord and the Wasp, to give a few examples off the top of my head.
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    I would put comic Falcon and classic Doc Strange at the top of the list. I'm kinda surprised Strange didn't get a figure as part of the 80th anniv line. I'm guessing we will see a Falcon figure soon with a wings similar to the recent Vulture figure. I think Firestar would've been made already but it seems like there are unresolved issues about what sort of wave she would go in, doesn't make much sense to me but its the rumored excuse from hasbro. Thought there was also a rumor of a Spider-man and his amazing friends set coming but not sure whether there's any truth to that. Given the line's focus on 90s looks & moderns looks it doesn't surprise me that they haven't gotten around to the likes of Two-Gun Kid or Swordsman yet. But at this point its not safe to bet against hasbro making any character, so they could be just round the corner, who knows?
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    n this segment 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 TheBatCollector and their photo titled "Best Date Ever". You can purchase Marvel One:12 figures from our sponsor BigBadToyStore.com. "Best Date Ever" By TheBatCollector Check out more images below and be sure to Give TheBatCollector a follow on Instagram and let him know what you think of his work in the comments below.
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    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 Larcschmidt and their series of photos titled "The Deadly Duo". You can purchase Marvel Legends figures from our sponsor Megalopolis.Toys. "The Deadly Duo" By Larcschmidt Check out more images below. Be sure to check out Larcschmidt at the CAMICS FB GROUP, where they offer free diorama backdrops. Also let them know what you think of their work in the comments below.
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    I ordered a Mister Fantastic from Walgreens and ended up having to call their corporate office so I could get them to walk my local store's manager through fulfilling a site to store purchase. Be afraid, be very afraid.
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    I agree with part of the sentiment, but I think it's cynically overboard to think that milking the crap out of an idea and putting thought into it are mutually exclusive, especially in this specific case here. Both Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have proved that they've put care into their plans with Venom, and they have been building it up since 2018. Like many other events in recent years (AXIS and War of the Realms being two examples), what editorial does is see a storyline with a potential and blow it into a full-fledged event. The quality of the story can be affected (in the case of AXIS, negatively) because of it, but it's far from being some cookie-cutted focus-group approved laundry list of things that sell. And Marvel doesn't put out merchandise specific to events in a significant way like you're making it sound to be, so the idea that Marvel is making events to sell toys has really nothing to back it up.
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    I gotta say I love all of the people talking about having to justify buying this with their spouse, it's so funny sometimes being an adult collector for this very reason, like sorry I can't pay the hydro bill I just bought two light up noise making giant 26'' robot figures I told my girlfriend about this and before I even got to the part of I'm not planning on getting one, her eyes rolled so far back in her head she looked possessed, she sighed and said...yeah whatever, and then told me to stop talking about figures for 20 minutes, since she had just groaned looking up for her book 20 minutes earlier when I was on the phone pre-ordering things from EBgames, and the thing is she collects figures to hahah I could only imagine all of you who are buying one
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    Trying to warn the wife ahead of time of my desire to get 2. One to keep and one to wait for those crazy after market prices. I am telling her its investment. :)
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    I don't know what it is about this, maybe the Canadian color scheme but I love this one would buy this quick in a jiffy
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    I would like a Sentinel, but not for the $200-$400 hasbro would likely charge for it. Maybe if we get a Sentinel BAF someday.
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    All I want (well, besides all the other stuff I want) is an articulated Howard the Duck. Put him in a Mech-Suit, make him a pack-in with another figure, make him a give-away with the purchase of feminine hygiene products, I don't care. Just make a proper Howard!
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    ...wallet happy for now....like what Thanos said...(spending for the Hellfire club figures) is "inevitable" ....it is just a minor bump on the road.
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    This is awesome editing, great work here...maybe they will add guns popping out of his back similar to what they did to Toxin
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    Good, I'm glad everyone seems so disappointed with this figure, now it won't be hard for me to get 😉
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    Yeeea! looks even cooler than I had hoped, so excited about this one, and It looks like I'm the only person very excited !
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    I totally forgot about Wyndgarde/ Mastermind!! He's a must!
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    Thank you, I was worried I had written an unbearable wall of text. Fair enough. I don't expect Hasbro to treat figures for new costumes or characters the way they do MCU proprietes (i.e. well in advance), but I think at the very least when it comes to popular characters (Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Thor, etc.), they should be able to close the gap between a costume debuting and the figure getting made. I might be talking out of my butt here since I don't actually keep up with DC collectibles, but I always had the impression Mattel managed to pump up new looks and characters faster than Hasbro did for Marvel. I remember there being figures for the Rebirth versions of characters only a few months after they'd debuted in the comics, and the same happened with The New 52. Other topical costumes like Jim Gordon Batman, Zero Year Batman, Death of the Family Joker or Burnside Batgirl got figures roughly two years after their debut, which is still faster than Hasbro's average. But, hey. Now that Hasbro's reached a consistently good production quality average and they're doing definitive versions of classic and retro looks, it's only a matter of time before they reach the bottom of the barrel and will have to turn to topical and modern looks no matter what 😛
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    I'm shocked we haven't gotten Overdrive yet, because we got the REST of the Superior 6 like, Five years ago, was it? I also think the rest of the Inhumans not being released was kind of a "chicken and the egg" type thing, I passed on Black Bolt and Medusa because in my head I thought "They're never gonna make the rest of the team" and since those figures sold so poorly, they haven't made the rest of the team....so to any Inhumans fans...My Bad.
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    Wonder Man had the worst costumes ever, until he got to his Red Jacket and Black Shirt. I wouldn’t want a Cho Hulk I’d rather get Cho as his Brawn look. Comic Black Order is a big one
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    Zero 6" figures from Toybiz or Hasbro: ALL of the Imperial Guard NOT named Gladiator; ALL of the Starjammers; Most of the Inner Circle: Mastermind, Sebastian Shaw, Selene, Tessa/Sage, Hellfire Club goons, Donald Pierce; Most of Generation X: M, Synch, Skin, Chamber, Husk, Penance, Mondo PLUS Emplate; ALL of the Morlocks NOT named Caliban; Other Villians: Proteus, Shadow King astral form, Deathbird, Destiny, Goblin Queen, Cassandra Nova, Legion Other Heroes: Thunderbird, Mimic, Changeling, Magma, Cypher, Rusty, Morph TAS, Feral, Rictor, Roma, Meggan, Revanche, Joseph, Marrow, Maggott, Dr Cecilia Reyes, Rictor, Vulcan, Hound Rachel Summers (I'm cheating with this one since we already have the Green dress/skirted Rachel "Grey" that came in the Brood Queen wave); Humans: Moira, Valerie Cooper, Trish Tilby, Senator Kelly, Reverend Stryker.
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    I'd say Speed he's a glaring hole in the Young Avengers besides Jonas & Miss America Chavez
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    I think we might have gotten more Inhumans if A) the tv series wasn't awful and B) the two Inhumans we did get had sold better. My perception (perhaps wrong) is that the Okoye wave as a whole did not sell all that well, black bolt included. And of course Medusa hung around Walgreens forever. It probably doesn't help that iirc both of these were repaints of versions from an sdcc set, so there were probably a decent number of fans who had already obtained the two via that set. Still, for characters that seem like they could made mostly with re-used parts it is a bit surprising we haven't seen any more of them, even sprinkled in waves here and there. Regarding your 2nd paragraph, its funny my perception is the opposite, that hasbro allots too many ML slots to new characters who are often flash-in-the-pan or to older characters who sport a certain costume for a very brief period (which has often been abandoned by the time the figure comes out) Although i understand WHY hasbro does this,.. its just I have a personal preference for more classic takes on characters. The entire FF wave aside from Doom is based on modern looks, and the demogoblin wave had both superior ock as well as those alternate spidey looks (i guess those may go further back in history, in addition to being skins in the game). In addition, this year we've also gotten figures for the new-ish characters of Red Hulk, and Cosmic Ghost Rider although i'm not complaining about either of those two.
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    I agree with Falcon (be it classic or modern) and classic Doctor Strange being two of the biggest omissions. I'm also surprised we haven't gotten more of the classic Inhumans, like Karnak, Crystal or Gorgon, considering the Inhumans have a considerable following among die-hard fans, and they had a mandatory push from an executive level a few years ago. Another big omission in Hasbro's part is many of the newer characters, like Ironheart, Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes), Wasp (Nadia Van Dyne), Hulk/Brawn (Amadeus Cho, not a new character per se, but still fits the bill) or Viv Vision. However, Hasbro is normally slow on the uptake when it comes to new characters and new versions of characters, so it's not shocking.
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    Here is just a few
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    Superior Monster Venom
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    Same here...Negasonic teenage would be a nice addition...but this photo is really impressive, the mood fits very well...the MCU should do justice with Juggs and be faithful to his comic look
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    I know it's not a candidate, but I'd like a Circus of Crime box set. They're visually interesting, they've fought just about everybody and they'd give us a bunch of villains for the heroes to punch in one shot.
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    Well I wouldn't say it's a sad commentary on our society by any stretch. As cool as Deathstroke is, Deadpool has clearly surpassed him in popularity. While he may have started as a blatant ripoff, he evolved into a more interesting character, and became something most people really enjoyed. People who like Deadpool generally mean they like the modern interpretation of the character, which is much more than just another Deathstroke. This figure exemplifies that fact.
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    Happy for those who really want a Strong Guy figure, but he’s not my cup of tea. Like many have said before, at least this time I have an excuse to pass on a BAF. I’d love to see a BAF Lockjaw before too long. And can I get an “Amen” for wanting Death Adder to be produced? Marvel Legends needs to crank out the Serpent Society in its slithering entirety!
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    So many to choose! Went with mostly X-Men, top choice definitely the Acolytes.
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    Absolutely hated Gwen having sex with Norman. It made zero sense, and was used purely for shock value to tell a very weak story line. It was a shame too because I liked the rest of JMS's Spider-Man run. I stopped buying Spidey comics for a long time after that arc, and still don't read them with the frequency I once did. Gwen was always a rather special character to me, someone who Peter should have married had the Goblin not killed her.
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    Reavers and Outback X-Men Original X-Men and Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Weapon X Excalibur and Crazy Gang Generation X Marauders Acolytes
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    So many jokes . . . Like how it speaks, but has no mind. Like Ryan Reynolds. Like how it's plastic and lifeless. Like Ryan Reynolds. Like how it'll tell the SAME jokes over and over again. Like Ryan Reynolds. Like how you can get it to shut up easily by turning it off. UNlike Ryan Reynolds.
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    well I still gotta wait till around the time I actually have these in hand, I already have a few people who are in line, so we shall see, you def get a reserved spot , I really ideally would love to trade the BAF for a BAF (I do want)
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    Just got Mar'vell at Tarjay today so knocked out a quick throwdown between him & Skrull grunts.
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    love the new suit! but agreed on that whole parents/alien nonsense. that killed comic iron man for me, this however looks promising
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    And on that note, I really hope we get the Guardsman in ML; just finished reading his story line in the classic series and loved it. As for this new stuff, whatever. If it keeps people reading comics I'd say it's a good thing, but for me the classic and Silver Centurion designs are yet to be topped.
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