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  1. Priest is a fantastic writer. His Black Panther and Deathstroke runs are all-time classics. Curious to see how he handles USAgent.
  2. Yeah, there hasn't been much more (if any) product overall than the last couple years (Which have, to be clear, been pretty ridiculous). In fact there may have even been about one wave LESS since Eternals got pushed back. Also keep in mind that toy production timelines start at least 18 months or so from release (sometimes a bit less for easy repaints/minor retools, etc...). So basically, Hasbro couldn't predict the Pandemic and the economic crash that comes with it, so this year looks "normal." Since things really started sliding in March, it may take as long as September of next year before companies have "caught up" to the state of the economy. But only if sales decline as a result, of course. Hasbro's biggest problem now is going to be that Black Widow and Eternals are likely to keep getting pushed back until things are back to "normal" and that's going to leave them hanging on to (at a minimum) all the Eternals product for a while. Not to mention whatever havoc it might be causing with later movies (Shang Chi, etc..).
  3. I'm gonna say this: If the Regal Variant Cobra Commander and now it looks like some of these Pulse-Con exclusives become the way of the future, it'll be a game-changer as far as exclusives go: Pulse Premium: You get early access, both to order and (probably?) for getting product in-hand. Non-Premium: You get your product later, but we're producing to demand so everyone that orders gets one. No more instant sellouts, basically. I know some people will be upset that their "Exclusives" aren't as exclusive anymore if this turns out to be the case, but I think it'd be a great way to get collectors the stuff they want. Or it could just be an aberration for this particular year, who knows?
  4. Just be patient. My wife had the same problem and it fixed itself after a couple minutes. Given the "pre order" nature today, I'm suspecting they're basically going to produce to demand. I don't think there will be a sellout.
  5. So in short, people are likely being quiet because it's usually angry folks making the most noise...and this year so far there doesn't seem much call for anger.
  6. The movie theater industry itself is probably BEGGING Disney not to release any Marvel films on digital vs. pushing them back (because they're going to want the big blockbusters in the theaters so they can make money off of them when they re-open). And unless you want that industry to dry up completely (I don't), then yeah...I'll accept them pushing some things back further until it's both safe for people to go and profitable for the companies involved. Mulan may change Disney's mind, but Mulan also had a tiny bit of controversy attached to it so they might have felt "safer" dumping it to home digital. Either way, boycotting because movies are getting pushed back in a freaking pandemic is about the silliest thing I've heard lately. Are the movies going to be less enjoyable because you had to wait longer to see them?
  7. It's still available for Pulse Premium Members. The only things that have "sold out" are the Supreme Snake Cobra Commander and the Heroes of Endor set (but those have both reverted to "Coming Soon" so I suspect they may have more in stock tomorrow). Had a very smooth experience at Noon getting Cobra Commander and the HFC set. The limit of 1 per customer and the captcha (which prevents bots) seems to have worked in preventing instant sell-out.
  8. Got the only two things I wanted, easy-peasy (HFC and Cobra Commander). Only had to wait a few seconds to check out. The Captcha and the "limit 1" seem to be working. I suspect they may even end up having some to go around tomorrow.
  9. That version of Warpath (The one in the Strong Guy wave) didn't use the knives. Those didn't come along until years later and a whole different costume (albeit with the same color scheme). Most of us haven't even gotten the Strong Guy wave in our hands yet, and may not even have the Widow, Demogoblin, Gamerverse, or AoA waves either. We know there's Venom-themed stuff coming, the Fan-Channel exclusives have been hitting at a steady pace, and the X-Men movie stuff is a fair amount of product. There is no "slim pickings" unless you're looking for a specific niche that's not represented. Especially once you toss in the non-shared exclusives and the HasLab Sentinel (Although that product won't actually hit until late next year). Right now, their release schedule has been upended because of Black Widow and Eternals getting pushed back, and the convention circuit being cancelled across the board means they're not holding full "panels" anywhere. Stop for a second and tally up all the stuff they've revealed across their lines in the last month or two. Combine it all together and you've got something pretty comparable to what you'd normally see get revealed at SDCC, and there's almost certainly more to come. We're used to shotgun blasts of information but instead we've been getting a steady trickle. Bottom line: This isn't even close to a dying line, or even reminiscent of one. And yeah, there's almost certainly going to be one or two waves of as-yet-unseen product hitting shelves before Christmas.
  10. Well, at least we can safely say these probably aren't the "would have been SDCC Exclusives."
  11. LOL. The male characters are super-muscular and square-jawed handsome because they're an aspirational power fantasy for male fans, not to be sexually attractive to female collectors. This argument you've tossed out is a false equivalence.
  12. Come on folks. You have to know that they're going to use the torso from Typhoid Mary/White Rabbit for the HFC women. That's as "curvy and busty" as you're going to get.
  13. I think they've pretty commonly had sets with 3 or 4 figures plus a "build a figure" sized addition. Though that's far from universal. So I could see Shaw, Emma, and Selene (maybe with swappable Tessa and Jean heads) and maybe Leland on a variant of the Kingpin body? I believe there was a hint that we were getting a troop builder that was "one we'd never seen before" several weeks back? I'm betting that's the Hellfire Goon. Though they could include one or two in the set I suppose.
  14. Hasbro's been all over the map, it's true. But as far as what's being sold on Wal-Mart.com come Friday, I have the feeling these are like those "shared exclusives" that we've had for several Comic-Cons (The A-Force set for Marvel Legends that was later sold at Toys R Us springs to mind as an example, or a couple of the GI Joe 50th anniversary sets). They were branded as "SDCC" Exclusives but sold through other retailers at seemingly greater numbers than the "main" SDCC exclusives that only saw limited release through Hasbro Pulse. But who knows? And they only announced the Friday thing what...yesterday? Day before? So they may not announce anything for early next week until later today or Friday. Or they may not have anything at all and sure enough they'll just let Wal-Mart reveal it.
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