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  1. So, next year is the 50th anniversary of Luke Cage; he was the first Black comic book character to star in their own solo series, so he's pretty important. To celebrate that; how would you feel about a Heroes for Hire 2-pack of 70s Luke Cage and 70s Iron Fist?
    7 points
  2. There are a distressing number of comic fans who seem blissfully ignorant of the fact that they've grown up (relatively speaking) to be people that Steve Rogers would be a hell of a lot more likely to punch in the face than agree with. And who are amazingly ignorant of how progressive and "woke" superhero comics in general have been for oh, I dunno...as far back as Superman taking on abusive husbands and slumlords when Action Comics was still in single-digits.
    6 points
  3. I love how the "muh comics/shows/movies" people make it easy to see how seriously they want to be taken by how much they misspell "LGBTQ." Saves the trouble reading when you can instantly see where they stand by just that.
    5 points
  4. 5 points
  5. Marvel has always prided itself on being "The world outside your window." Ignoring social ills and political climates just so people can feel comfortable with themselves means it's no longer meeting that statement. Being able to "not pay attention to Politics" means you can ignore problems exist because you feel like they don't affect you (and indeed they might not...or you might even benefit from the status quo, even if you might not realize exactly how), and if you remain ignorant of a problem then you cannot be any real part of helping to solve the problem. Entertainment across all media and genres always will be politically charged to some degree, because it always has been (and before certain people start parsing words, I don't mean every single piece of entertainment is political. I mean every medium and genre has been politicized at one point or another). And that's a good thing, because sometimes letting some of those problems be portrayed through the lens of fiction is the only way some people come to realize the problem exists. And once we all can agree that there IS a problem we can start working on how to fix it. But we're still working on that first part, at the moment.
    5 points
  6. Maybe if evil white men would stop oppressing black women, they wouldn't need to talk about it. Seems like this is a problem that solves itself if you just act like a decent human, instead of getting annoyed and offended by all those people asking for dignity and equality.
    5 points
  7. Don't think its animosity towards MCU fans, but when someone asks "who the hell is (blank) or who asked for (blank)", it behooves us to try to answer their question....and Educate them. If youre an MCU fan, that's great, but understand that everything great about the MCU came from the comics. Without Marvel Comics, there simply is no MCU. Sadly, some people seem to think if they never heard of a thing, then that thing isn't relevant. But if youre watching Endgame and theres the scene in Dr. Pym's lab where there's a big silvery helmet with antennae on his desk? That's the original Ant-Man helmet. Captain America movie, look at the World's Fair scene. The guy in the red jumpsuit in the large tube? That's the Original Human Torch. Comic book fans know not only did he fight in WW2 alongside Cap and Sub-Mariner, his android body would be the basis for another android decades later- the Vision. Iron Man 2, there's a map of Africa in the background and a pinpoint to Wakanda. There was a HUGE cheer in the theatre then,, because fans knew what that meant. Not to mention all the little after-credit scenes in the movies with Thanos...comic guys knew instantly who that was, and some big crap was about to break off. But if you only know the MCU, that purple dude has no meaning. There's plenty of room for both comic and MCU fans. MCU only fans definitely have the right to express opinions. The great thing is, you can always get some back issues of the comics to see where the inspiration for the movies come from. Its a fantastic time for superheroes! Figures, TV, Movies and Comics!
    5 points
  8. The buck used for MCU Death Dealer is extremely restrictive & doesn't allow for a great deal of poseability for a supreme martial artist, so I just painted the head & hands in HAND Ninja colors & now I have a more posable Death Dealer that better fits in my comic based collection.
    4 points
  9. I was obsessed with this version of Namorita/Kymaera as a kid and thought her redesign was so cool in all its over-the-top-90s glory. Really aimed to pay attention to every detail. We need more New Warriors in Legends!
    4 points
  10. I'm sorry someone came into your house and grabbed your hand and forced you to click "play" and then held you down until the review had completed so you couldn't stop watching it. That must have been very traumatic for you.
    4 points
  11. In the mirror? I'll see a straight cis white man. I have never been the victim of racism. Not once. That's the sort of privilege I enjoy as a white man in the US. Bigotry only has power when it comes from people who enjoy social privilege. One person hating people with a particular characteristic is a symptom of bigotry, not bigotry itself. I don't harbour bias against white people. I just pay attention, and listen to non-white people when they tell me how their lives are affected by my actions.
    4 points
  12. 4 points
  13. I'd love to see that in print. Not saying its not true, just that I'd want to see where/when/who made such a statement because it flies in the face of reason. If they can do Ghost Rider- flaming skull and all- Blackheart, Red Goblin, etc. then a "no devil" policy makes no sense. Mephisto is basically a red-skinned dude in an all-red get up, with wild ass Phyliss Diller hair. Red Goblin surely looks way more "devilish" than that. And, I agree with @RyanDaly that if they're gonna be that foolish about (some people could say unfounded) concern with physical retailers, they could just use Hasbro Pulse.
    4 points
  14. People's response to this is a good indicator of why I don't read fan theories. Not making fun of anyone who is upset. But I saw a LOT of people all over the web who were dead set on Mephisto being revealed as the mastermind behind everything (possibly played by Evan Peters) and that seemed like a stretch to me.
    4 points
  15. I love building my Avengers display out. We need more characters. I'm really hoping for a Swordsman, Falcon and updated US Agent.
    4 points
  16. Just joined and wanted to say hello to everyone. Been collecting for just a few years now. Look forward to contributing more! I also like to cook and love to have my collecting inspire dishes. If you care to see some of my work follow me @unloadingmeat on instagram/Facebook/Twitter. I'm working to get proper equipment to also run a YouTube channel to share recipe videos for my creations. Take care!
    4 points
  17. It is pretty offensive stereotype that makes Native Americans look like savages after America has labeled them as such since their land was stolen and history whitewashed
    4 points
  18. I ordered some more Galactic trading post space walls that were on sale so decided to make a space themed battle in a Skrull battle cruiser that the Avengers have boarded.
    4 points
  19. Ready for something really unique? Here's a Transformers/Marvel Legends Crossover Bludgeon! He was created using the Silver Samurai body and heavily modded helmet, Ghost Rider head, War Machine armor/forearms, TF Hoist shoulder for the backpack, Overwatch Reaper legs, KO TF Scrapper top for the shield, and some fodder parts. Bludgeon was primered with Bulldog Adhesion Promoter, sculpted sections using Aves Fixit Sculpt, hand painted, airbrushed metallic armor effects, and sealed with Mr Hobby premium Matte. His eyes are glass reflective and he has a 5mm port in his left arm. For more pics head to his page here: Pretender Bludgeon, Marvel Legends/Transformers crossover
    4 points
  20. They already do baf less waves. Its called the vintage waves they do every year. And they charge the same price so I'd rather get an extra figure.
    4 points
  21. 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.
    4 points
  22. 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.
    4 points
  23. C'mon man, I think you're taking the complaints way too seriously. I mean the entire basis of this site and forums is for the opinions of the figures that are being done and how they're being done and ideas on what coulda been done and what should be done in the future. There's a lot of theory as to whether Hasbro pays attention to this site and others, but Dwight and Tony have both been known to say they watch the boards, and no one can dispute that a lot of what comes up on these boards ends up showing up in the lines. It's a source for venting and finding out what other fans are thinking. If something is an issue here then it's most likely an issue shared through most of the fandom. There are as many people happy with the products as there are unhappy with them, it's just that the complaints stick out more because the happy people are happy so there's really no reason to accentuate it. As for the issues you lined out, well they really are worthy of criticism. I think the whole Johnny Storm situation is mostly based on the body styles they chose for each figure. The first Walgreens figure was incorrectly done on the Bucky Cap mold which everyone pretty much felt was too "big" for the figure, then when they did the powered down version he was on the correct sized buck, which was available at the time they did the first one, and now they don't really match. Of course, this created the desire to have the powered on version to be redone on the correct sized buck. It only reinforces the fact that they used the wrong buck to begin with. For Cannonball, man I don't think anyone can really make an excuse for what was done there. That was just a major swing and a miss. There was almost to many things wrong with it to fully explain. I know the intent was to make it different from the first version but that was the completely wrong way to go about it. First off, there's really no excuse they couldn't have foregone the BAF piece and probably made the blast effect smaller to allow them to include legs. Secondly, the blast effect itself was just wrong. It wasn't a blast effect as much as it was a "blast off" effect. It literally portrays the split second it takes Sam to blast off from a standing position to whenever he takes flight creating the prominent blast radius on the ground. Otherwise, it's completely useless for flying poses or action poses. It's literally about as useful as a McFarlane Color Tops figure from a few years ago. Thirdly, that blast effect was entirely too large in the first place. They actually could have given him legs and just included two smaller effects, one "blasting off" and one "flying" that covered the feet and lower legs for the amount of plastic they used on that giant blast effect to replace his entire bottom half. He is rarely shown in modern times, and only by certain artists with his entire lower body engulfed in flames. They could have met a comfortable medium between the classic look they were trying to meet and the more modern portrayal.
    4 points
  24. I Want a Bring on the Bad Guys wave. 1. Kang 2. Ultron (comic classic) 3. Titania 4. Wizard 5. Baron Mordo 6. Blastaar BAF Xemnu the Titan
    4 points
  25. 4 points
  26. which one do you mean, the Toybiz version or the Hasbro versions? While I do think the swapping is a problem, I think Hasbro should keep the one they have been using as it is more environmentally friendly. If they went with the retro version, the plastic and cardboard will be stuck together and not good for recycling. Plus the normal box is design to be alot smaller and easier to pack and send out to stores. and dear god no Clamshells. They were a nightmare to open.
    4 points
  27. Ah, embarrassment of riches! So I had finally made it to Walmart, picked up a few things for my sister, and made my way back toward the toy department hoping, but not really expecting, that one of those three Caps Walmart.com claimed to be there, was still waiting for me. I passed the Barbies, the Legos, the Hot Wheels, made a left turn . . . and stepped straight into Christmas. Multiple 80th Caps, several MCU 2 packs, including Luiz and Ghost, at least 2 full sets of the Wendigo wave, and the Grayson/Batman series of DC Multiverse. I turned around, and they even had the WWE Ruby Riott figure I wanted. As a 47 year-old man, I don't wanna admit how close I came to doing some kind of giggling Spongebob-esque "Happy Dance." I coulda done so much damage there. Finally I just had to grab the Cap I came for, and backed slowly away. Self control is its own reward . . . but it still sucks.
    4 points
  28. Kids, let's keep this on subject. Whatever your views are on racial casting, please, keep them to yourselves. There's no need to always have to create controversy on socio-political matters, we can talk about how awesome it is Ali is playing the Daywalker, or how it sucks that the Netflix shows have been all but wiped from canon, or that "he's too old" to start heading a franchise right now anyway and Snipes should come back... or how awesome it'll be to have Blade inspired figures with the movie coming out. Just, stop trying to make things controversial out of what reads like childish spite.
    4 points
  29. Retro Toybiz celebration is a cool idea. I'd love it if they would go back, WAY back to the Golden Age and give us the Timely/Marvel characters that started it all. At the very least we should have Sub-Mariner, Human Torch, Captain America with his first shield. Bucky, Toro, Original Vision, Miss America, Whizzer, Red Raven, Destroyer, Blazing Skull, Namora.
    3 points
  30. Seriously, totally overstepping. No one has gotten ugly to anyone else about this matter. It's friendly back and forth, nobody's getting hurt here. Just cuz you've made it very clear in the past that you're no fan of the "this guy shoulda been this size" arguments doesn't mean other people don't want to partake. The fact that people keep it alive means it's important issue to the reasoning of why or why not people will or won't be getting it. Get over yourself, man. This forum's not all about you.
    3 points
  31. Really hope we get a great flame on version. Not translucent, head and body the same color red, orange shading, and the classic black lines/dashes. This is the perfect time for it!
    3 points
  32. When the rumors for the Eye of Agamotto came up I told my girlfriend that I was getting it. She smiled and said "well, yeah. I mean, you already have 2 other stones, Thanos" referring to the Teseract from the SDCC Red Skull and the Orb from the Phase Two boxset. Should I marry her now or yesterday?
    3 points
  33. This is my first custom and I wanted to share him with you guys first. He's far from perfect, but I had a great time doing him and learned so much to help make my next one better. Angel is made from a Marvel Legends Blizzard body with sculpted costume elements. The bracers came from a Marvel Legends Brother Voodoo, the cape is from a Superman action figure and also features some additional sculpting. His heads are resin casts of an Admiral Thrawn head I bought on eBay with mustaches, eyebrows, and domino mask sculpted in epoxy. The pistols were cast from a Metal Gear Solid action figure's weapons and the gunfire effects are just sculpted epoxy. As I said, he's clearly a first-time effort, but I'm satisfied with him for now. He serves as my thesis on how the character should be executed in Marvel Legends or a comparable line. The cape had to be permanently attached to the body, so I wanted it to be flexible and able to flow out behind him while running. The figure comes with two heads: Golden Age and The Marvels Project (or Dr. Thomas and Simon Halloway if you prefer!) He's got some interchangeable hand options as well: two fist hands (for two-fisted action, natch), two weapons grip hands, and one karate chop hand. His twin Colt Single Action Army Model P "Peacemaker" revolvers are those gifted to him by The Two-Gun Kid at the end of The Marvels Project. The gunfire effects have little holes in the bottoms and just fit right over the tips of the pistol barrels. I may yet decide that he needs to come with a note promising the city officials that he plans to murder "The Six Big Men", because that's hilarious.
    3 points
  34. I think a really cool box set would be a Hydra box set with a new Red Skull, Baron Von Strucker, Hive, Gorgon, and a new Viper.
    3 points
  35. I love this figure. It will look great displayed with Night Thrasher and Nova! More New Warriors please!
    3 points
  36. So with the hoopla surrounding the Storm/Thunderbird set release , here’s my story. Shout out to GrtwhiteCustoms and or bashpics99 for alerting the community about popfindr as a resource. WAY BETTER THAN BRICKSEEK. I was able to check quantities at local targets in my area via popfindr and figured out my best attack plan. I saw that the quantity change at my closest Target and figured that I would go to the next closest one. I got up at 5:45AM and made it to that Target at 6:30AM. There were two guys in waiting then and I assumed that they were there for the 2 pack as well. But they were there for the new Funko POP releases. I was ecstatic, the store had 4 on hand and I would have 1st dibs!!!! So I chilled (not literally) and to everyone’s surprise a manager or two came to the front around 7:15 to find out what we were looking for and were going to let us know what was in stock. Me being the only one interested in ML, one mgr./employee looked at me as if I was speaking Klingon. I gave him the DCPI and he verified that they had it. When 8AM hit, we all walked in as if we were a school group on a trip. I broke off and went down the aisle where the Legends were. I found ZERO on the shelves. I was getting crazed at this point. I saw an employee two aisles over and gave him the DCPI and he told me that there were zero on the floor but he would check in the back. After he left another customer told me that he saw the set but they were gone in electronics. I almost went apoplectic! I went to electronics dept. register and saw the line of humanity that had been behind me, waiting for their turn and behind the counter was a lot of plastic: the multiple Funko POPS releases, ML 2 packs (Deadpool/Negasonic , Magneto/Professor X, Old Man Logan/Hawkeye, Storm/Thunderbird), Domino (Deadpool 2), Cable (Deadpool 2) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Luckily when I went up to the counter, the manager/employee who check on the quantities for me earlier was ringing people up and told me that he would take care of me. Five minutes later, Ms. Monroe and Mr. Proudstar were mine!!! My Giant Size X-Men team is just about complete (where's that updated Banshee?) So I’m happy and a little tired and had to go to work after this chase, but as Hannibal Smith says, “ I love it when a plan comes together.”
    3 points
  37. Someone on reddit suggested I post some of my Legends photos here so here we go. If you like what you see, follow my Instagram @toyboxphotography for more of my toypics.
    3 points
  38. The Hand ninja should be released as an army builder. If not it better be the double packed figure so collectors can army build. Most excited for Firestar. Better be the classic and not the modern, especially since she's coming with Ms. Lion.
    3 points
  39. 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.
    3 points
  40. 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.
    3 points
  41. 3 points
  42. 1. Modern USAgent 2. Steve Rogers Captain America 3. Diamondback 4. Modern Falcon 5. Flag Smasher 6. 90's Nomad BAF Armadillo
    3 points
  43. Best Friends: Kitty Pryde / Magik Brotherhood: Avalanche / Pyro Hellfire Club: Black King (Sebastian Shaw) / White Queen (Emma Frost) Like Father, Like Daughter: Banshee / Siryn Mojoverse: Longshot / Spiral X-Force Love Triangle: Archangel / Fantomex / Psylocke I could go on and on, but the above each get at a need while having a theme.
    3 points
  44. One of my favourite team looks and subsequent Toybiz boxsets back in the day. Got galvanised to finish these off the back of the Forge release. Matched the blues and yellows as best I could and went all out on the swappable heads, hands and effects!
    3 points
  45. I'm a terrible photographer, but here's my collection. A few of them are pretty well-obscured, but this is every X-Men-related figure in the Infinite Series, including all exclusives and Deadpool waves, with the exception of one or two fan channel 80th figures that just haven't made it in to my shop yet (Cowboy Logan, etc.), and with the addition of one older figure. I need to get some flight stands and build some props to help thin out the crowds and make it more visually interesting. I want to try to make one shelf look like the danger room, and maybe the other look like the Savage Land or something.
    3 points
  46. If anyone is hunting for Sentinels, Amazon currently has their exclusive set on a prime day sale for $59...almost half off. If anyone goes crazy and army builds please post some pics, haha.
    3 points
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    3 points
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