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  1. All right, here's what us mods know: -We know whose account it was. However, until JayC gets to the bottom of things, we aren't giving any names. -Because they weren't backed up, the threads can't be restored. -Have a nice day.
  2. Nice, but let's keep these things in the customs section.
  3. By changing their original format and do nothing but heavy hitters? I believe there was a post awhile back saying they were going to change their focus to bigger characters. Which is nice of them to say, but they still changed the format. I'd much rather see more obscure characters that would never show up in ML, like they did with Mephisto.
  4. I'd say either the movie figures or the face-off version. I would have said ML8, but the arms are WAY too scrawny for any human parts.
  5. By changing their original format and do nothing but heavy hitters?
  6. They didn't "take over" Toybiz. Toybiz was a subsidiary of Marvel, and Marvel didn't feel like investing any money in it anymore. Plus, with Toybiz, there was only one or too good marvel Lines (I'm branding the same scale as being the same line), with Hasbro, we have ML, Icons, SuperHero Squad, MU, Transformers, etc. Oh, and more talks about suicide will get posts deleted. You may think it's funny, but it isn't a joke. It sucks when someone close to you does it.
  7. He looks a bit cartoony, but I'll wait til I see some pics of the finished figure before I make my decision.
  8. Then your retarded. Say you were going to sell a game to your friend, but he would pay more for a different one. Would you still sell him the first one? It's simple business practice. Your retarded too. Read the news, then discuss. Wal*Mart and Target are two of the three biggest stores that sell toys. If your line isn't carried by either of them, then you're in a bad place. And yes, shelf space does matter. The more figures you can fit on a shelf, the more figures you can sell before re-ordering. Again, it's simple business sense. The fact is Marvel hasn't had a good 3 3/4" line, and there is a strong market for the figures in that scale. The 6" line, on the other hand, is running out of characters to make. That's why Toybiz switched from a 5" scale to a 6" scale ten years (or so) ago. They can re-sell the more popular characters that don't fit in with other scales. That way the parents will recignize the characters, and the collectors don't feel bad about buying another Spider-Man. And switching over to an online only line would kill it even faster. There would be lower runs on the figures, which would drive the prices way up. Steel Molds aren't cheap. You have to sell a certain number of figures to get the money back, and make a profit to buy more molds. MOTUC can survive because it has a strong fanbase of collectors growing up watching the show, and if it were in stores, it wouldn't last. The Nemesis and Two-Packs were delayed to give something to 6" fans while they were building up the MU line. It's near impossible to have multiple lines of the same property sell at the same time, especially when they are in two different scales. Uhh, Mods should not be attacking posters. Calling people retarded just isn't cool, and you're supposed to be better than that!!!! Look, alot of us are pissed, and even with our "sense of entitlement issues", we'e allowed. But the mods have no right to be attacking people you're suppossed to be better than that. And your points aren't very valid either. Given the support & customer respect that Mattel employs Hasbro's ML could survive online. But that would require them to answer the questions in the Q&A's, Respect thier fandom, endorse thier lines and actually have confidence in thier product. Many ML collectors would support online sales, but Hasbro fears that because of the GI Joe online debackle a few years back. Yes in would mean higher prices but face it, that would happen regardless. Yes molds aren't cheap buy there are plenty to kit bash from if done right, and plenty of A listers that have changed in the comics since thier last incarnation. (i.e. Cap, Thor, Goblin, Extremis Iron Man) heck, following the DCUC format that's enough anchors for 4 lines. These done well could still sell through Diamond or HTS. Multiple lines seems to be working just fine for DCUC & DCIH. Why not Marvel? Marvel has multiple films coming that could support multiple lines. That said, respect your fellow fans and stop cutting them down. Your right, I shouldn't have attacked them. I was trying to get my point across, which on this site is pretty damn impossible. Have you read any DCUC boards? They figures are absolute garbage. Sloppy paint, mismatched parts, breaking hips, and what have you. It takes 3 months to find the damn things, and when you do, they snap in half getting out of the box. Mattel is not a golden standard for customer service. I read on AFI that it took them 3 months to replace a King Grayskull that had two left feet. And the one they sent to replace it? Had two right feet! I don't care whether they answer the Q/As, as long as the figures are good and they don't break.
  9. Then your retarded. Say you were going to sell a game to your friend, but he would pay more for a different one. Would you still sell him the first one? It's simple business practice. Your retarded too. Read the news, then discuss. Wal*Mart and Target are two of the three biggest stores that sell toys. If your line isn't carried by either of them, then you're in a bad place. And yes, shelf space does matter. The more figures you can fit on a shelf, the more figures you can sell before re-ordering. Again, it's simple business sense. The fact is Marvel hasn't had a good 3 3/4" line, and there is a strong market for the figures in that scale. The 6" line, on the other hand, is running out of characters to make. That's why Toybiz switched from a 5" scale to a 6" scale ten years (or so) ago. They can re-sell the more popular characters that don't fit in with other scales. That way the parents will recignize the characters, and the collectors don't feel bad about buying another Spider-Man. And switching over to an online only line would kill it even faster. There would be lower runs on the figures, which would drive the prices way up. Steel Molds aren't cheap. You have to sell a certain number of figures to get the money back, and make a profit to buy more molds. MOTUC can survive because it has a strong fanbase of collectors growing up watching the show, and if it were in stores, it wouldn't last. The Nemesis and Two-Packs were delayed to give something to 6" fans while they were building up the MU line. It's near impossible to have multiple lines of the same property sell at the same time, especially when they are in two different scales. im not a retard im just slow and i have to medical report to prove it !!! It was more of an expression of anger than anything else. I am sorry. How well do you think the line would do if you had to pay $20 + shipping for an Iron Man figure. He-Man doesn't have many figure lines. What I'm saying is I think that people would rather buy a He-Man figure than a Spider-Man or Cap. America, especially if they were that price. I have no idea why Hasbro doesn't ship overseas. It could be cost issue, but that would be over weighed by the increased sales. It actually puzzles me, and I think it's the only thing they do that I don't at least somewhat understand.
  10. Then your retarded. Say you were going to sell a game to your friend, but he would pay more for a different one. Would you still sell him the first one? It's simple business practice. Your retarded too. Read the news, then discuss. Wal*Mart and Target are two of the three biggest stores that sell toys. If your line isn't carried by either of them, then you're in a bad place. And yes, shelf space does matter. The more figures you can fit on a shelf, the more figures you can sell before re-ordering. Again, it's simple business sense. The fact is Marvel hasn't had a good 3 3/4" line, and there is a strong market for the figures in that scale. The 6" line, on the other hand, is running out of characters to make. That's why Toybiz switched from a 5" scale to a 6" scale ten years (or so) ago. They can re-sell the more popular characters that don't fit in with other scales. That way the parents will recignize the characters, and the collectors don't feel bad about buying another Spider-Man. And switching over to an online only line would kill it even faster. There would be lower runs on the figures, which would drive the prices way up. Steel Molds aren't cheap. You have to sell a certain number of figures to get the money back, and make a profit to buy more molds. MOTUC can survive because it has a strong fanbase of collectors growing up watching the show, and if it were in stores, it wouldn't last. The Nemesis and Two-Packs were delayed to give something to 6" fans while they were building up the MU line. It's near impossible to have multiple lines of the same property sell at the same time, especially when they are in two different scales.
  11. That'd be pretty cool, but the MS Thanos is close enough I wouldn't care either way. Ultron, on the other hand, needs redone. Winter Solider or Bucky as Cap. America would also be great. And you know what we really need? A new Magneto. Him and Toad are the only ones out the early ML who haven't been redone.
  12. I like the fact that a movie Wolverine finally has a torso joint, and that Beast looks great. I honestly don't get why people hate that Beast so much, since he was sculpted by Toybiz, he should fit in fairly well with movie figures. Not comic-styled MLs, but those are really two different things. I'll get it, if only to support the release of a 6" Deadpool of Sabretooth.
  13. He looks like he's based on those Classic comic images a few pages back. Not too shabby.
  14. The newer one, or the re-release? I think the newer one lacks them (along with thighs), so I plan on giving him the arms and legs of the re-release.
  15. I'm gonna go ahead and wait until ToyFair for any news on it.
  16. I may have to do a site to store for these, just to make sure I at least see them. Wait, were these uploaded today? Change is coming!
  17. I actually asked Mattel about this in a Q&A about a year or so ago. They said that even if both companies signed on for the idea, their licenses still wouldn't cover the Amalgram universe. They also said that the only way figures based on that universe can be produced is if Marvel or DC gave either Hasbro or Mattel the license.
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