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  1. I can't speak for everyone but I personally am more worried about OTHER people I might expose to the virus, whether I am vaccinated or not. Isn't that crazy? Actually being accountable for the health of others around me instead of just myself? Your thought methodology has largely contributed to how we got where we are in the first place. And why we're now going backwards; everyone is so caught up in "ME, ME ME, MY RIGHTS, MY BODY, MEEEEE!" that they've clearly stopped thinking about anyone else. And, because I know I'm going to have to dumb this down, a realistic scenario is this: 1) Vaccinated person is exposed to the virus. 2) The same vaccinated person is then exposed to someone who thinks there are nano machines or something in the vaccine and so has decided to abstain. Maybe this happened in a crowded movie theatre. 3) Non-vaccinated person then gets sick. Rinse and repeat. It really is that simple. I'm really disappointed in how this country has politicized something that should just be basic common sense and human decency. If wearing a "face diaper" might save someone's life (even if there's just a chance it will), I will gladly wear it. Only truly selfish people would put their "rights" above the health of everyone around them.
    8 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. It's quadruple the price, and--even after adjusting for inflation--still close to triple. They were $8 originally, which would be about $12.16 in today's dollars. That said, I think people aren't really appreciating just how out of control the cost of shipping has gotten over the last decade or so, and especially over the last two years. As an online retailer, it's literally impossible to turn a profit on Marvel Legends unless you do some combination of marking them up above MSRP or charging the customer for actual shipping costs. And shipping from retailer to customer isn't the only time a toy gets shipped. From China to Hasbro, from Hasbro to distributor, from distributor to retailer, the price of these toys has to reflect between two and four trips around the world. Obviously bulk shipping rates are a thing, but even they are insanely more expensive than they used to be. If shipping a figure goes up by $1, the final price of that figure would need to increase by $4 to $8 for Hasbro to continue making the same margin*. It literally costs more than $8 to ship a single figure between any two points in the US these days, so $8 figures with free shipping and three to five links in the supply chain would be far, far, far beyond impossible. * For simplicity's sake, let's say figures are $20 and Hasbro spends $10 for every $20 they bring in. That's a 50% margin. If shipping suddenly goes up by $1, a fee Hasbro will be paying at least twice (and which distributors and retailers will be paying at least once each, likely also to be necessary to build into the margin), people will be tempted to think "their costs are $2 higher, so their prices should only be $2 higher", but that isn't how it works. They can't just increase the price to $22 because then they'd be spending $12 to earn $22, only a 45% margin. They would need to earn $24 to retain their margin. This is why shipping cost increases lead to exponential price increases.
    5 points
  5. 1. Blue Marvel 2. Manifold 3. Penance (Monet) 4. Emperor Hulkling 5. Wiccan
    5 points
  6. I just don't understand why you keep calling it "HasScam"- I know being a bit grumpy is kind of your schtick (which is fine- one of my best friends is a goodhearted grump), but HasLab is much more transparent than a lot of the things that big toy companies do. You seem to have a limit, where you don't buy items above a certain price point. I totally respect that, and it is a wise person who can set and stick to limits for themselves. These HasLab projects are not for you- they are for people who want a giant Galactus, and/or are fine spending $400.00 on an item for their collection. There are some companies that make really cool statues that are many hundreds, even thousands, of dollars- those aren't for me, but this is. It's not a scam, you're just not the kind of consumer that this is aimed at. We have seen about the limits of what Hasbro will do for Deluxe figures and BAFs, I think. I have no interest in a 12" Galactus, and it would be a wasted spot for a more in-scale large character to be done as a deluxe release or BAF. 9 or 10 inches seems to be about the limit for BAFs these recent years, and 12" or so the limit for deluxe releases. I think it's great to have 6" figures as stretch goals for these projects. I also think those figures should all be very niche/obscure. I don't think Firelord, updated Terrax, Frankie-Nova, or even Morg should be stretch goals, unless they are, say, paint variants of an upcoming general-release version. I think that Norrin Radd and Shalla Bal would be great choices, because they are figures that Hasbro would most likely not make otherwise. I think having this big Galactus get made actually improves our chances of getting more general-release figures of Galactus-related characters. If Hasbro sees that they can sell 21,000 units of a $400.00 Galactus, they might feel more comfortable with the demand for, say, Airwalker in a F4 Legends wave.
    5 points
  7. 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
  8. 5 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Which is to say it could have been written by any number of people on this forum.
    4 points
  13. Ok, so we pretty much know all of the legends that are dropping in 2021 and it seems to have been a good year as I think most of us have knocked at least a couple of most wanted characters off our list. I got a quasar after all, who saw that coming? So let's do a poll of most wanted for 2022. Here is how it works: Choose 5 characters that are your most wanted. It can be new or redos or whatever, can be normal or deluxe sizes. List them in order of most desired being #1 second most desired #2 etc. The order matters as I will keep a tally. Again most desired = lowest number. Choose 5 and only 5. for me #1 Classic Drax the destroyer #2 Mephisto #3 Starfox #4 Classic Dr Strange #5 Firelord
    4 points
  14. Well, the handle is actually Mo(n)ron999, but with the state of the public education system I can't blame you for your lack of reading skills, but YESSSSS, absolutely hilarious! I'm sure it comes as a complete surprise that you're not the first one to take that easy shot. Low hanging fruit is what I believe my friend @Benncalls it. I've gone into this before, in much greater detail, in a much slower time on these forums, but allow me to give you some history as to where the name comes from. Ronald Montgomery was a friend and mentor of mine during my construction days. Under his tutelage I became a great mechanic and our working relationship was such that I agreed to work with him on a site that very few wanted to be at because it was in the middle of the squelching hot desert. Long story short, we were one day working on a high scaffold and having had three days of watching a forklift operator from another subcontractor have several instances where they came dangerously close to hitting the scaffold he pulled the crew and refused to put us back to work until the situation was handled. Needless to say this did not sit well with either our company or the contracting company and he wound up in a big hoopla about it. While in his heated meetings and negotiations he recommended none of the crew work on or around that area and gave us many other areas to find work. Needless to say, the operator did indeed eventually hit the scaffold and it did come down that day when we would have most assuredly been working on it, so Monty had pretty much saved my life and the lives of at least 6 others on the crew. About six months later, on another jobsite he had a massive heart attack and died alone in the dirt somewhere between the main office and the on sight nurses office. Skip to 3 years later. I had worked my way up and through several positions in the company into management. I was going through finances of my projects and cleaning up clients or vendors that we no longer used or were no longer in business. As I moved on to payroll I noticed something that I had to bring to the attention of the owner. Talking to him it came to light that the owner had continued to pay Monty's salary to his widow for the last few years and I assume still does to this day. Not sure if it had anything to do with the fact that he was guilt ridden that he insisted Monty put us back on the scaffold on that fateful day, or whether it was Monty's years of loyalty and willingness to work whenever or wherever he was asked, or if it was just straight monetary considering what would have happened to his company and reputation had 8 of us died on that jobsite, but he did. Monty's sign on name was mon,ron1000, so though I'm well aware of how the call sign sounds and how easily it can be misconstrued or twisted into an easy mindless pun, I think I'll keep it. Besides, who am I to deny so many brilliant and comedic minds their opportunity to grab onto a cheap pop when they don't agree with someone who happens to have a different opinion than themselves? 👌
    4 points
  15. I cant speak for others. Its not about "chest size". I can only say for myself, its an issue of accuracy. No one can rationally dismiss what I said about the nonsense of using a teen girl body buck for a figure like what Shilka is supposed to be. You simply wouldn't do that if you were making an adult buff male figure. Trying to denigrate it to a "dude caring about chest size" says more about cbwilik, than anything else. And here's one to chew on: the character that should have been on the slender/scrawny side, Callisto, what did they do? They used a non-scrawny buck! Puffy cheeks and all. Its bizarre. As for the example of the Cap/Spidey/Thor trio, you actually proved my point. These guys didn't always have the right proportions (Cap just recently got his chain mail) and the reason they got them was because collectors called hasbro out on it. Just like we're finally getting double jointed elbows/biceps swivel. Maybe the reason the female figs aren't "proven sellers" is because people don't wanna spend money on something that's inaccurate. I doubt that Hasbro isn't willing to spend the money on female characters, because they're doing such a good job on faces. Their past efforts, not to mention the toybiz line, were nothing less than nightmare inducing. And to be clear, I never specified which buck Binary should be on. The moonstone buck though, is more accurate than the one we're seeing. But lets be honest, if Hasbro started using that as their go-to, majority of you wouldn't mind. Let's stop the hypocrisy. Hasbro needs to get more diverse body types not just for female and male figs, but "civilian" figs as well.
    4 points
  16. Yes. Pay no attention to tarot. Lol. They all thought I was crazy about noticing the book under Elvis modok. You are definitely on track the hidden fig packs on the top shelf. I like it. I’m with you.
    4 points
  17. 4 points
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 4 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 4 points
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. Green Quicksilver is a good choice ...I want a classic Wanda that looks like the custom I just finished.
    3 points
  40. Keep it clean, that's hilarious. You've got a small group of bigots that aggressively push a racist agenda on every post they can twist to fit but calling that what it is that's the problem. Just their opinions. Good stuff man.
    3 points
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. Is Cecilia Reyes somehow more absurd as a super hero/villain name than Jean Grey, Emma Frost, Sebastian Shaw, Bishop, Selene, Trevor Fitzroy, etc.? She's a character in a super hero book, but unlike most of the aforementioned she never really had any interest in being a super hero or involving herself in that drama. She just happens to be a mutant with a useful power, and got wrapped up in it all. And believe it or not, not all collectors are grognards stuck in the bronze age. I'd be all over Armor, Dust, or Pixie. Anole doesn't do much for me, but Cyclops in his Astonishing costume is definitely overdue, and I think Rockslide would likely be an awesome toy. I'd also love to see Hellion done well.
    3 points
  44. You know what REALLY means nothing? Your whining in this thread. Feel free to find a thread talking about something you like and care about, whether on this forum or another. I'm sorry that the stores in your area are apparently particularly sucky on keeping anything in stock (or is it that you're expecting to find everything you want hunting just once a week in the afternoon?). Either way, I can assure you nothing you say here is going to have any impact on how Hasbro or their retail partners do business, and nobody else here really cares that you can't get your toys. Especially when pretty much all of the regular-line product has been readily available online, for retail or barely-above-retail price, with only a mild to moderate bit of diligence. Most exclusives aren't much more difficult, with the exception of the occasional Wal-Mart or SDCC item. Basically, if you're bitching that you can't get figures, especially in the current environment, that's a you problem, not a Hasbro problem. You've obviously got internet access, presumably an address and a credit/debit card, too.
    3 points
  45. Ok...what happened here? These look like 4" Star Wars type figures, at first glance, especially Yelena. There's just a generic "blah" feel to most of the wave, and I'm pissed AGAIN that no one can seem to get the Black Widow right. Did they just re-use the buck from the Endgame figure?? C'mon, show her some LOVE....this is the BLACK WIDOW. Marvel's premiere spy. I know they can do better than this. And why on earth Red Guardian doesn't have a helmet is beyond me. This BAF is not the version I was expecting- I thought for sure the classic Crimson Dynamo suit (Marvel Universe did it in the 4" size, and it was damn near straight out of the comic) was gonna be here. Sorry. I like Spy Master but otherwise....Passing on this wave.
    3 points
  46. Who the hell asked for Spymaster? I have no idea who this guy is? Why does he deserve a Legend before the Warriors Three? We are way more popular than the likes of Rock Python, Death's Head 2 and Spymaster. I did, dude. I did. I also asked for all those others.
    3 points
  47. Just got this fancy group today from ebay for less the 5 bucks a figure! Not counting the BAF parts that came with it. Old man Logan and deadpool are brand new sealed in package. love me some good deals.
    3 points
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