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Everything posted by Chunkylover

  1. Probably not with the way prices are now. I do really like the packaging and accessories, though. That alternate Jubilee head is pretty good. I prefer that hair style. Wolverine with that picture is so funny. What grown man has that? I remember my mom not liking all the soap operatics of that show. Imagine Scott jerking Logan's chain giving him a signed picture of himself and Jean. "Logan, I won. Sincerely, Scott." "Wolvie, She's better than you even know. Your pal, Cyke." Then he punch-dances out his rage in the Canadian tundra. Me too! I don't think I'd mind some cell-shading in order to get that figure.
  2. I like the idea, and understand the arguments against it. If it was Joe Madureira X-Men I'd be all over it. If it was Mike Allred X-Force I would not. I think there are some clear examples of figures bearing a distinct resemblance to a specific artist's work. My favorite Wolverine is the Toy-biz one, bendy claws and all, because the masked face looks so much like John Byrne. The newer Hasbro Wolverine's mask ears sweep back in a way that looks weird. The Toy-biz Nightcrawler looks like Alan Davis' version from his early Excalibur days. I like the weird chin. The Hasbro Beast is obviously in the style of Jim Lee. Way back in the day the Marvel's Most Wanted X-Man was very Steve Skroce inspired. Hasbro's Patch hearkens back to the early issues of Wolverine's second series with the talk curly points in his hair. Maybe this isn't what some have in mind, but I think they have been able to pull off some good homages without having them stick out like sore thumbs.
  3. That was a fun sequence of panels. I'm curious.
  4. The new Storm costume is nice. I don't know about the shoulder spikes. Like Wolverine, another decent update to a classic costume.
  5. Have they shown a diagram of this? I assumed they were sort of pinched in place. There is a pin inside somehow?
  6. I think the crowd-funding thing is a great idea and has obviously worked already for big-ticket items. I wonder how it would translate to an individual figure or a wave of figures. A lot of people complain about the AoA X-Men waves shelf-warming. Would it be good for them to sell a wave at the normal price through crowd-funding? I would think that guaranteed payment and no extra production would be a value to a manufacturer.
  7. I loved Adam Kubert on Wolverine back in the day. I actually like the new brown costume, too. It's a nice update to the classic.
  8. Neat picture. I'm always happy to be reminded of the upcoming X-men wave. On the subject of the pinless technology, should we expect the limbs to pop off more easily?
  9. I was going to say that too. Maybe he was a mutant all along, too? He can write in any language, he just never tried before. He is transcribing Professor X's teachings to be stored in a mountain on Krakoa for future alien generations.
  10. I was so mad when Hasbro switched from 6" to 3.75" back in the day. I'm sure many will enjoy these. They definitely aim for the playable market rather than the collectible market.
  11. What's the part about Marvel making it worse? Are you referring to M-Day? They blamed the Trasks for Cassandra Nova? Why on Earth is her name Cassa Nova?
  12. Yeah, I thought that quote was weird. "I'm here to ruthlessly defend our kind." I don't remember much of the story, but I thought she attached Genosha with the Sentinels.
  13. Ugh. I really did not like what Morrison and Quitely did to the X-Men. Everything about this character is annoying. Too bad, in my opinion. Maybe the stories will be good....
  14. As many have said, Bonebreaker looks kind of silly, but I think it works since he's supposed to be a sort of crazy. It'll be fun to have him.
  15. I really hope she does. And you are right. That new Havok effect is cool. Power effects are so hard to do. Professor X's thing in the HOX wave looks good. The magnetic effects for Polaris and Magneto look good. I even think Dazzler's is good. Shooting powers though.... Hard to pull off.
  16. Siryn with closed mouth? Looks good. Hopefully they add a second head. Bonebreaker looks a little silly, but still cool. No big deal about the treads to me. The Toy-biz Sabertooth isn't great, but is good enough for me. This figure looks good, though. That Wolverine.... Good for everyone who gets Havok, and the retcon X-Men. Maggott looks good, too. I'm looking forward to him, Siryn, and Bonebreaker.
  17. Thanks. I wasn't sure if they were able to do something like they did with Onslaught and actually connect to the real history of the X-Men. Why do you think Eric the Red would be Mystique? Does that solve something for you, or just put her origin somewhere? I never understood that persona anyway. Why and how did Cyclops do it in the first place, why did it become a separate entity during the Phoenix storyline, and then become Magneto in the 90's.
  18. I have no idea what is happening in this video. It's so fast moving. This looks interesting. I might actually try to watch it. Did they give away too much of the plot though?
  19. The art looks nice. Beast is an improvement. I never liked his face that was as broad as a bus. I prefer the weird "Wolverine" hair to be swept back more than sticking straight out.
  20. Meggan is kind of weird looking, but I definitely like these figures. I would say the least fitting is Nightcrawler. At least the women figures bear hints of Alan Davis. Nightcrawler looks like an anime drawing.
  21. Really? That's sort of interesting. Is this something that goes back a ways? I mean, the signals that they reference in this Snapshots issue.
  22. Good. I hope so. I didn't expect it to sell so quickly. I was hoping there was a precedent.
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