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  1. Short answer: they don't Long Answer: Why does Hasbro hate Rachel Summer? Why do they Hate Lockjaw? Why do They Hate Crystal? Why do they hate Dr. Druid? I could go on and on but the simple answers is they don't. Hasbro just hasn't gotten around to those characters. There are hundreds, if not Thousands of characters need to make. However, they can't fit them into their planning. They have to make figures that everyone would love in one case or the other and They have to fit in the Spider-men/Wolverine/Cap/IM etc because those sell the line to the general store who don't care for lesser characters. They have to put classic/modern version in to appeal to every one. So no. Hasbro does not hate any character (well maybe Hate Monger but there is an extremely perfect reason for that), there just is to much and not enough space. Give it time and they will get to the characters.
    5 points
  2. The first thing that came to my mind when Hasbro revealed the Amazing Fantasy Spider-Man was "they need to repaint this into a Romita-style release." To be honest, the main reason I want this is so people stop touting the retro Spider-Man as the "perfect" capture of Romita's Spidey. It's not. 60s-80s Spider-Man needs a leaner body. Not skinny, just with less defined musculature. That being said, here's my digibash:
    4 points
  3. No screaming head for Siryn. This is what I get for giving them the benefit of the doubt. So I guess we really can expect the next version to have passive hair but her expression will be dialed up to 11. You can't tell me this isn't deliberate. And so unnecessary, because YES, we WOULD buy another Siryn in another outfit.
    4 points
  4. @HulkwummyRemember when is said to dial it waaay back? This wasn't that. Now no one can post here, and you're going to take a time out.
    3 points
  5. if people didn't want to buy it for whatever reason, then that is their choice. There is nothing unforgivable about it. Their money, their choice. It's not just about you. This was a poorly price haslab and people spoke with their money which is their right. You need to grow up and realize that it not just about you.
    3 points
  6. I don't think he's really fixated on the under boob, it looks more like he's pointing out something else Hasbro managed to screw up. She's been drawn several ways by several artists, but the Marc Silvestri version with the very prominent under boob is the most iconic. And apparently it means quite a bit to the other fans too cuz the backers went back down almost like it took them a second or two to realize the change.
    3 points
  7. EXACTLY RIGHT! This goes back to my original thought that the fundamentally misunderstand what the tiers are supposed to do. In a sense, the true number of backers needed is NOT 9000, but whatever the number is for the last tier (which is currently a secret). That is NOT how kickstarters get funded.
    3 points
  8. Wow. It looks even more ridiculous every time I see it. Its like the Joker and William DaFoe had a baby or something. If this is supposed to be representing a 6'6" character, the figure should TOWER over the Spider-Man figure, in fact it should be on the same scale as Maggott (6'6"-6'8"). The reviewer nailed it, it doesn't look like any Sabertooth ever made. The costume is wrong, the size, height, width etc. of the figure is just WRONG. I wouldn't have this thing in my collection if they sold it for a dollar. This is just contempt for the fans.
    3 points
  9. 2023 is the 60th anniversary of the X-Men and the Avengers. Maybe each IP will get a BAF wave celebrating this? I can easily see a 60th anniversary X wave featuring favorites like Banshee, Avalanche, Deathbird, Spiral and Feral. I would hope a 60th anniversary Avengers wave would be all classic, since there are still so many missing classic Avengers and villains - 1st appearance Wasp, Safari Jacket Wonder Man, Mantis, Yellowjacket update, 1st appearance Monica Rambeau, Sersi, Crystal, Swordsman, Jack of Hearts, classic Falcon, Moondragon, Stingray, Firebird, Starfox, classic Mockingbird, Count Nefaria, Graviton, M'Baku, Skurge, Moonstone, Titania, Blackout, classic Nebula, Morgan Le Fay, Collector, Grandmaster, Korvac, Super-Adaptoid and many, many others...
    3 points
  10. Eh... honestly F@#$ Hasbro and their HasLab B.S. They are pricing me out of standard figures so anything above and beyond they can take a leap. I’m finding more and more I’m enjoying this hobby less so I don’t think I’ll be supporting them like I did when this was an affordable hobby
    3 points
  11. And that's why the Knull/Venom 2 Pack is my last Legends purchase. I get it but since my pay is staying the same while Legends increase' I have to back out. It's been fun though.
    3 points
  12. I believe that the problem is not Russia or any other excuse given by Hasbro but the enormous greed that the company has shown. We are already seeing a huge price increase. The Spider-Man figures announced this week are priced at over $30.00 each with no acceptable justification. In two years we will have low quality figures for $50.00 each. Why do other companies like Diamond Select and McFarlane feature figures with new sculpts and a lot more plastic at lower prices? The big problem is that Marvel and Star Wars are in the hype, any crap made by Marvel sells and they know it. I have more than 800 figures from the Marvel Legends line, but this is the first time I think about stopping collecting.
    3 points
  13. Man, I thought they'd switch from petroleum based plastic to vegetable based plastic, not eliminate it all together. Gonna be a banner year for scumbag figure swappers and secondary market scam artists...
    3 points
  14. I know my way around Photoshop, so I made my own cardback; just some random Cosmic favs of mine.
    3 points
  15. No psychic effects. No new heads and it is more expensive. Why even bother, Hasbro?
    3 points
  16. My unpopular opinion is I wish Hasbro de-prioritized the X-Men in favor of other Marvel characters. There was a time when I loved the X-Men, when they were my favorite characters. But that was almost thirty years ago. I won't say I've grown out of the X-Men, but I have grown away from them; I just don't care about them as much. I've got a handful of X-Men Legends, mostly from the All-New, All-Different era. There are only a few more that I want. I would prefer Hasbro devote time and resources to more Avengers waves, more Cosmic waves, more Fantastic Four waves, a Thor wave, more supervillain waves, etc.
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. So are they gonna pull this same garbage with Banshee?? I get it, they wanna get more mileage out of Siryn. They could've included a screaming head with this one, and still do that by doing the same in her bell bottom suit or the X-Men "training" suit. This is NOT worth the cost anymore. We should be celebrating the excellence of Havok and Siryn and the debut of the new body sculpt. Instead we have another "eff u" to the fans as they sit back, laughing.
    3 points
  19. I don't mean to be negative, but the lack of a screaming head for Siryn and energy effects for Vulcan (you know those cheap ones that they've been using for almost a decade) is pathetic. In a line with so much re-use, and already ridiculous price increases, they can't even give us the bare minimum. I want the wave, I do, but the figures just aren't really worth the cost anymore.
    3 points
  20. Why Include an unneeded alternate wolverine head but not one for siryn. If you’re going to not give her an alternate head at least make the one she comes with a screaming one. So disappointing.
    3 points
  21. I find it sad and completely predictable that it looks like Siryn doesnt have a screaming head. Cant wait to see her again down the road "fixed".
    3 points
  22. Dear Hasbro. Please let the Thor 4 wave include me and my friends.
    3 points
  23. Immortal Hulk, based on the Joe Bennett Immortal Hulk #33 cover.
    3 points
  24. $24.99 is a little too high. They better start giving us more accessories at that price. Keep if the price goes higher than $24.99 you are gonna loose a lot of collectors
    3 points
  25. Over on my own site (https://nearcompleteset.com/2021/12/07/top-10-new-character-wishlist-2021/) I did my 2021 top ten BRAND New character list for 2021 so I thought I asked everyone here what their list was. NOTE: They should be brand new characters that have never had a figure in the main line or TB classics. You can use character that have had MCU version, like Mantis, Yondu, or Melina, since I think many want their comic version. I also should note that when I made this list, I did it while believing that the rumors @JayC are true. He has rarely been wrong so far. Here is mine. 10. Spitfire - Time for Hasbro to give us the lead female hero for most of the Invaders run 09. Gladiator (Potter) - I always like this DD villain. 08. Namorita- Hasbro has given us all but 2 New Warriors so she jumped in the list 07. Marrow- She was a member of the X-men when I started reading and with Maggot coming, she has always had a place in my list 06. Moondragon - Drax’s daughter really needs to get a figure BEFORE they change her origins for the GOTG movie. On a side note, someone actually tried to convince me that they gave Mantis Heather's powers in the MCU, even though Heather was never an empath. 05. Swordsman - A classic Hawkeye villain and a much needed Avengers member 04. Ms. America - Yes, I am aware that she may be part of the Multiverse of Madness movie, but that will be a MCU character. I want the comic version. 03. Destiny -Mystique’s lover takes the third spot. She has always been a want for me because of her role in the Brotherhood. With her being a big part of the story above hopefully we will get her. 02. Justice - As many people know, Firestar was my number one most wanted characters for many, many years. Justice was always in third place. Now he is second. 01. Jim Hammond Human Torch - (Rant incoming) Okay, for my number one I just want to give you some numbers. Over the year Hasbro or Toybiz has been making ML or their classic line they have had over 11 Human Torches. Of them, half were fully flamed versions and of those, a few had no F4 symbol on their chest. All right, you got that? Okay so can anyone tell me, how the F*** have we not have gotten a Jim Hammond Human Torch?!! I mean how hard is it to give us one of those fully flame no symbol Human Torch and put on a Jim Hammond head on them? And don’t bother telling me I can just use one of those as a Jim Hammond. To me and many Marvel fans, Jim Hammond’s head has to have no facial features. That is what make in unique against Johnny. He is Marvel’s first superhero for f sake. (Rant end)
    3 points
  26. So here goes. Marvel Comics Infinity Gauntlet Wave 1 Adam Warlock no baf piece. Comes with interchangeable infinity gauntlet hand and a pip the troll. 2 Eric Masterson Thor. Comes with helmeted and un-helmeted heads. 3 Mephisto. Comes with alternate cube box head for cyclops. 4 Starfox. Comes with alternate head with no mouth. 5 Firelord. Comes with fire effects. 6 Nebula. Comes with alternate decrepit head and maybe alternate infinity gauntlet hand. 7 Terraxia. If I could an 8th fig it would be lady death
    3 points
  27. That seems quick, but I guess that's the turnaround these days, I still remember the VHS and early DVD days when a movie would take like a year or 6 months to get a home video release, now they come, and they go anyways naysayers should check this movie out, you might be surprised 😉
    3 points
  28. Always fun to speculate and make wish lists. Whenever these come up I've got to stay with my "Home Team" and list my obscure Avengers that have yet (and most likely wont) to be made: 1 Starfox 2 Stingray 3 Dr Druid 4 Triathlon 5 Justice 6 Living Lightning 7 Firebird 8 Moondragon 9 Two Gun Kid 10 Swordsman Honorable Mention: comic Mantis, Jack of Hearts, Silverclaw, Death Cry, Lionheart, D Man, and comic versions of Sersi and Gilgamesh, Crystal, and until it's official Rambeau Captain Marvel. These lists get completed and I have the Vol.1 Avengers.
    2 points
  29. True. Despite what was said, I don't buy for a second that they can't release GQ or really, any figure they dang well choose. Especially since they barely deliver to brick and mortar in the first place, especially since they have Pulse, and especially now with windowless boxing? There's ust no excuse. Frankly, those exact figures not getting released is no loss, because we want the figures released in their classic forms. Refusing to make them now is just cutting off their nose to spite their face. It is beyond all reason that you, I and anybody else, were completely free to buy the comics and statues these characters appeared in when we were kids, but now in the 21st century, are being told that they're too...whatever....to be sold in plastic action figure form, now that we're adults. I cannot even believe this is a discussion. This is a good day. I hope the real lesson learned here for hasbo is that they need to seriously listen to their customer base.
    2 points
  30. Turncoat here. You're welcome. If you want to over-pay for your plastic, that's your decision. But don't shame other people for not wanting to do the same. For the amount that you're (allegedly) willing to pay, you could probably have someone custom the thing for you and at better qualify than what you'd get from the Haslab.
    2 points
  31. No interest here either; certainly not at that price. But their decisions are just chaotic. Its a mixture of ineptitude, greed, and contradictions that make no sense. However the upside on this one is, fans can get it without paying that outrageous amount for the other two figures.
    2 points
  32. Really hoping for a classic Daredevil, Power Man and Iron Fist. Would also love a classic Avalanche.
    2 points
  33. I removed the hands and lengthened the forearms a bit to provide more 'meat' in which I could anchor the pegs from the replacement hands. I trimmed his cape to eliminate most of the raggedy edges. I shaved off all the lumps and bumps on his shoes which I think were supposed to be dirt clods or something? I used a Dremel to get rid of his belt and also grind wrinkles into his jumpsuit. Lastly, I shaved off his lower face and ears and then rebuilt his entire head. After all that, I repainted everything but his cape and reassembled him. Now I finally have me a classic Mole Man just itching to zap Ben Grim in the tuchus! Woot! Woot! For more of my Marvel Legends customs and longer write-ups, visit my custom thread on FWOOSH.
    2 points
  34. Hasbro charging premiums for a sticker that says "Spider-Man 60th anniversary"
    2 points
  35. Yeah, some expectation management would be sensible. There's always speculation, but right now there's a LOT- realistic and not, positive and, especially, negative. People are much more positive and much more patient when they know what's coming down the road (especially at a time, now, when incomes are stretched and prices are creeping and creeping and creeping, making for more negativity overall). Time to cheer some collectors up with clarity.
    2 points
  36. This feels like a slight misunderstanding of the concept of supply and demand. When demand for an item drops, one way of preserving equilibrium is to lower the price and keep the supply the same. Another (more sustainable) way is to lower supply, which is rarely feasible without also increasing the price. If fewer people want plastic, then factories will simply produce less plastic and ask higher prices of those who do still want it. We're not looking at a truly competitive market here, either, because the reason plastic use is on the decline isn't economic, it's environmental. Lowering the prices isn't going to convince people to buy more plastic if the reason they stopped buying it wasn't its price. You guys get, though, that everyone's money today is less valuable than it was in 2002, right? A 2002 dollar is equivalent to about $1.55 in 2022 dollars, probably more considering how high inflation is at the moment. And it's not just my dollars and yours that have been devalued, it's Hasbro's too, and their suppliers'. So, if they have to spend $1.55 on the things that used to cost them $1.00, and their suppliers have to do the same, a proportional increase in everyone's margin means your 2002 dollar is probably actually more like the equivalent of today's $3.72, which makes $24.99 look pretty reasonable by comparison. You should start looking around for out-of-state small businesses to support. The tax nexus thresholds for needing to charge sales tax on out-of-state sales are far higher than the volume of sales your average local brick-and-mortar store is going to be making to any given state outside their own. Don't want to pay sales tax? Buy from someone who doesn't have to charge it.
    2 points
  37. That’s what I don’t understand. When Netflix increases the price, I get it. Talent costs money. But this feels short sighted. What is going to happen when the price of oil drops and the supply chain clears up? Those are not permanent issues. But because Hasbro is raising the price now, it is highly unlikely they will drop the price later. When has that ever happened in the toy industry? Rather they will just lock in the improved margin. It screams of a company that doesn’t want to eat the higher costs until things get better. They will find that demand for their toys is more elastic than they think.
    2 points
  38. Pass, but must say, really like that face for Jubilee. Very much looks like a girl I used to date years ago. That was the look on her face when she was ready for amore. It was also the look she gave when she was ticked off so yeah, some miscommunication episodes there...
    2 points
  39. Shown below via Isaac Wong are over 70 in-hand images for Hasbro's Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness Marvel Legends wave as well as the Target exclusive Strange figure. With these already showing up overseas, we will likely start seeing these hit the US sometime next month. To recap the wave of figures includes the following: - D'Spayre (Comic) - Master Mordo (Movie) - Sleepwalker (Comic) - America Chavez (Movie) - Doctor Strange Astral Form (Movie) - Doctor Strange (Movie) - Wong (Movie) and the Build-A-Figure is Rintrah (Movie). You can pre-order these now at our sponsors BigBadToyStore.com and EntertainmentEarth.
    2 points
  40. From all of us at Marvelous News we wish you and your's a Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas. We hope you all get everything you wished for this year.
    2 points
  41. WTF HASBRO?!!?!?! My Pulse exclusive Invisible Woman arrived and the package is empty!!! There's no figure inside.
    2 points
  42. To be fair, I could probably do a few waves of just Asgardians, and I know this one is relatively conservative, but heck if I don't want those Simonson versions. Also the only reason the Warriors Three aren't on here is because I feel it's a crime to not have them together in their own three pack.
    2 points
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