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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. As you can see, I used the Super-Skrull BAF version for the far more attractive head sculpt, removed the hair from both that and the retro card version, and slapped the retro hair onto the better head. You telling me I had to spend an extra $22 for something Hasbro should've done themselves?!!
    7 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
    5 points
  5. 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
  6. 1. Blue Marvel 2. Manifold 3. Penance (Monet) 4. Emperor Hulkling 5. Wiccan
    5 points
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yeah man, they really messed up the Marvel IP. I really hate that they turned it into a multi-billion dollar juggernaut with consistently great movies and shows that make good use of their source material. 🙄 I certainly wouldn't want them to have an X-Men property that tackles complex political issues and pushes for minority representation because the X-Men I love never stood in for repressed groups through some sort of "mutant metaphor" or anything like that.
    4 points
  10. Ehh you mean like the woke mob does? This isn’t really new though. It’s just taking something old and making it different.
    4 points
  11. Which is to say it could have been written by any number of people on this forum.
    4 points
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. No psychic effects. No new heads and it is more expensive. Why even bother, Hasbro?
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Dear Hasbro. Please let the Thor 4 wave include me and my friends.
    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. I can't speak for anybody else, but for me, the movie is a non-issue. It was always ONLY about the figures. Their "blandness" and "Stargate Day-Player" costumes make them perfect blank slates for whatever head-cannon scenario I wanna dream up. As for the movie itself, everyone keeps saying it's different from every other MCU movie out there. If that means Fiege and company have finally decided to move beyond the frat-boy douche-comedy rut they've been in for the last several years, more power to them. Me? If I dedicate 30+ bucks and 2+ hours of my life to a movie, I don't want stale one-liners and woke box-checking by a director with no knowledge/respect for the subject material. Heck, I have no knowledge/respect for the subject material, but I'm not making a movie about it.
    3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. Thanks Marvel Select 😀 the legends baf was hopeless to acquire..hope this has good articulation, like how dst improved on their comic hulk
    3 points
  31. They were wrong. You gotta do your research. Wanda's shoulders aren't "exposed"; this is a coloring error. All you need to do is open the actual comic and you will see she doesn't have her cape on, and she's in the pink leotard as normal (like, as in for over 40 years in print). This kind of error is not surprising in comics when you see just how they go about the coloring process. But none of that supports your accusation in the first place, that they were censoring her. They weren't.
    3 points
  32. Man, I’m not sure why you keep wanting to have this conversation, but this is a willfully ignorant, incredibly obtuse take that describes exactly zero people’s real opinions on the matter. I have never, ever, ever seen anyone on this board claim that all female figures need to be thin or flat-chested, or that depicting ladies accurately is over-sexualizing them. This is conservative talk-show host levels of paranoid victimization complex. Here are some of my real opinions that may be part of the foundation upon which this bizarre fiction is built. 1) There are widespread differences in the way that most characters’ bodies have been depicted in comics (rightly or wrongly), which have led to a variety of opinions—none of them inherently right or wrong—about whether a given action figure’s proportions are accurate. 2) Related to the above is the fact that the comics industry is recovering from a period (namely the 90s, and thereabouts) of intensely over-sexualized depictions of women. It may be tempting to read that statement as confirmation of some of your previous claims, so let me explain. If we were to pick ten ladies at random from any given property, you would expect a variety of body types. Some would be curvier, and others thinner, stockier, or more muscular. In the 90s, by contrast, virtually every female comic character was that idealized but unlikely blend of thin but muscular, while still being unimaginably curvy. There was no diversity, and they looked that way because a bunch of men chose to draw them that way. Now, whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is theoretically up for some debate, but it’s the very definition of hyper-sexualization. These characters didn’t all always look like that, and—for a variety of reasons—many of them have subsequently ceased to look like that. There is now much more diversity in the way ladies are depicted in comics. Some of them (Rogue, Emma, etc.) are still quite curvy, others are thinner or more muscular. 3) There are a lot of people (read: not all) on here who lament virtually every female figure failing to be on the Moonstone body. These people are not interested in body diversity. They are interested in hyper-sexualized depictions of women. That doesn’t mean that you fall into this category, but some people on this board do. Maybe some of these people only read comics in the 90s, but that doesn’t really change anything. See above. 4) Hyperbole about “every” female figure being “rail thin” or having the “body of a teenager” serves nobody. I wholeheartedly agree that Hasbro should have more body diversity in the sculpts available to them (especially for women), and I agree that their depictions of ladies lean a little thinner on average than they probably should, but the vast majority of ladies they release are clearly adults (though I’d believe most of them haven’t had kids), and it demeans rather than serves your argument to maintain otherwise. It’s tempting to believe that a lot of people on here just have really unrealistic ideas about average female proportions. For instance, there are plenty of figures sporting what I would call big chests that I routinely hear decried as flat-chested. 5) Hasbro sometimes gets things wrong, whether by mistake or for budgeting purposes (see Cyber). I can’t speak to the example with Salma Hayek because I’ve never closely studied her proportions, and I don’t really care about the movie figures. I’ll take your word that it’s a bad representation of her body. On the other hand, I can say at a glance that the face-sculpt they gave her bears little resemblance. Do you think that was an intentional decision on Hasbro’s part? If not, why would you assume the body was somehow a calculated inaccuracy? It’s likely they just blundered it. 6) Loudly and publicly obsessing over the anatomy of female figures is a direct barrier to more interest and participation from women in this hobby, which I think is a huge bummer. This is another easy opinion to mischaracterize, so let me try to be clear. I’m not saying women don’t do this too, and I’m also not saying that all women will be put off by this. I’m merely saying that many women who stumble upon boards like these, in the budding days of their interest in a hobby like this, will read these types of posts and immediately pick up on the loud but unspoken message that this a dude’s club where they aren’t welcome. This isn’t extrapolation, conjecture, or speculation. This is the message I hear from women in my life every single time I talk with them about their clear but unrealized interest in geeky hobbies. I’ve owned a game shop for nearly thirteen years, so please believe me when I say that my sample size is immense. By all means, proceed with your crusade, but please stop mischaracterizing people’s complaints (or lack thereof). Nobody takes issue with curvy women or accurate depictions in action figures. “Curvy” and “accurate” are just extremely subjective concepts in this (general, not specific) context, and the idea that every woman needs to be depicted as ultra curvy but also perfectly thin-fit is a lot more prevalent than you seem willing to admit.
    3 points
  33. I wouldn't, I don't really care about Pinless, sure make new figures with it, but I'm not about to go buying figs I have that look good just for a Pinless tech. if it was a complete upgrade not just Pinless and was a new mold that better represented the character I'd probably bite.
    3 points
  34. I go back and forth about Mad Thinker. Could be a good base for The Collector though.
    3 points
  35. Green Quicksilver is a good choice ...I want a classic Wanda that looks like the custom I just finished.
    3 points
  36. This is another level of cynicism, man. Maybe you need to take a walk outside and get some fresh air.
    3 points
  37. 1. Random 2. Exodus 3. X-Cutioner 4. Penance/M 5. Cardiac
    3 points
  38. There was talk of possibly a Vintage Ghost Rider wave and we have two Ghosr Rider foes...
    3 points
  39. 3 points
  40. Can’t wait for mine. Bugs me a little that I’ve read others are getting email saying they are getting ready but I’ve yet to get any emails.. next Pulse Army builder please, this version of Sentinels:
    3 points
  41. We get it, man. You don't read comics, you just whine about how bad they probably are on the internet.
    3 points
  42. 1. Cosmo 2. Alligator Loki 3. Falcon (FATWS suit) 4. Fenris 5. Agatha Harkness
    3 points
  43. 1. Phyla-Vell (08 Guardians uniform) 2. Moondragon 3. Mantis 4. Surfstreak 5. Jack Flag
    3 points
  44. Marvel (comics) has become such a predictable shadow of it's former self. Teasing the real Captain Marvel, the one everyone liked and wanted, just to try and get a sales boost. This gimmick will give the boost they want so they can claim the book is doing just fine, but Mar-Vell will go and the sales boost will depart with it. Marvel will never bring him back as the true Captain Marvel for fear of the mob loosing their isht, though it would ultimately be better for the company and the book.
    3 points
  45. 3 points
  46. Yeah, it was a pretty great run, and the early portion leading all the way up the original Infinity Gauntlet storyline is a real classic. I kinda lost track of it after the Herald Ordeal though. Ron Lim is a seriously underrated artist, though. That dude was one of the most consistent and hardworking artists of the late 80's/early 90's and kind of got overlooked/overshadowed thanks to the Image "revolution." He was always fantastic on the cosmic stuff, and it takes some serious chops to take over from a comic book legend like George Perez and pull it off, but Lim did it on the original Infinity Gauntlet.
    3 points
  47. This weeks Marvelous Custom was done by one_oak_customs who has made a custom Marvel Legends Comic Book Based M’baku figure. Check out the image(s) of their custom below and be sure to let us know what you think in the COMMENTS SECTION below! If you would like to submit a custom of your own creation to be featured in an upcoming MARVELOUS CUSTOM segment you can post your work on our FORUMS.
    3 points
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