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  1. Ugh, really, straw man arguments? Re-read, with comprehension this time, and get back to me. Because what I said was that A: Only Hardcore collectors would have a CHANCE of caring about those two characters, and that B: SOME Hardcore collectors wouldn't care about those particular variants, and/or would prefer alternate versions of those characters (because ultimately both of those variations are the considerably lesser-known versions of those characters). But here, I'll sum it up for you nice and simple-like: Just because YOU want it, and a couple people on an internet forum wit
  2. Because there's money to be made, and utterly-faithful screen (or comic-page) accuracy, especially where height is concerned, has virtually NEVER been a major concern of ANY action figure line/manufacturer.
  3. Ignoring your incomprehensible drivel that completely fails to understand the secondary market: The Sentinel would probably sell OK. The other two? Pegwarmer city unless they're limited run exclusives, because nobody outside of hardcore collectors has the slightest idea who the two Goliaths are, and even a fair number of hardcore collectors either don't give a hoot about them, or would prefer them in alternate guises (Giant Man and Atlas, respectively).
  4. Sure. And at that size he'd have needed to be a HasLab product rather than something retailers would agree to carry. (And a HasLab product that might not have succeeded, at that, though I suspect it'd at least reach its' minimums...maybe not so much stretch goals). It looks like a great sculpt with some well-done paint applications and I'll be happy to add it to my collection. Of course anyone else can feel differently and hold out for a massive version that is, IMO, unlikely to ever materialize, though I'll grant not impossible.
  5. Wow. There's too much that's either deliberately disingenuous or just flat-out wrong in that post for me to unpack easily, but I'll just leave it at this: Secondary market value years after the fact has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not an item got clearanced out at retail.
  6. No, that's not what I was talking about. I was talking about characters like the Marvel Universe's Frost Giant, Hank Pym Goliath, Bill Foster's Goliath, Giant Man, and a Giant-Man Skrull, who were offered up in the Marvel Universe line as part of a "Gigantic Battles" sub-line at Wal-Mart. It didn't do well enough to continue after the first two planned assortments. I was talking about the Masterwork Galactus and Sentinel, both of which ended up getting clearanced out at retail (more so Galactus than the Sentinel, but I got my second Sentinel on clearance). I'd also note that ro
  7. Were you collecting during the Marvel Universe years? You know, where they tried a couple different ways to market "Giants of the Marvel Universe" and they all failed at retail? And that included both Galactus and a Sentinel. So it's not like they went with obscure "big" characters. A new Fin Fang Foom was planned to be next but the line got scrapped before he made it out.
  8. I would agree that Wanda is a highlight for the wave. It'd be nice if she came with a cape/cloak but ah well, can't always get everything in one go. Maybe she'll be in the same outfit in Multiverse of Madness and they can work the cape in then.
  9. I mean, that's your entirely subjective opinion and you're entitled to it. Just like other people are entitled to disagree, or to only prefer official product. Kind of like how some people are all over third-party Transformers and others don't consider them "real" Transformers. Though I'd note you pretty much avoided the question that was actually asked in regards to the third-party Sentinels: What does the price of a third-party toy have to do with the price of an officially licensed product?
  10. That really depends on the exclusive, and I could see this one getting the red tag. Not everything has the heat that the GI Joe Classified series does right now. Anyway...the Captain Marvel/Rescue pack was a definite buy, Mk 3. is a buy (and I'll get rid of my old inferior version). Happy/Werther's Original Iron Man is a pass unless it goes on clearance. I do like the Happy figure and would like to have it for no other reason than it being a tribute to the director that kicked off the MCU, but I don't need it THAT much, and have even less use for that Iron Man. I bet the
  11. I was wondering if an Endgame Captain Marvel was going to be in the mix. I'll have to see what the set looks like to see if I'm down for replacing my Rescue, though, and if not I'll just stick with the first MCU Captain Marvel figure.
  12. If your little profile there is accurate, Mako, you're in the US. You had the same access to the Sentinel as anyone else. Your unwillingness to pay that much for a toy is your choice, and a valid one, but Hasbro is under no obligation whatsoever to insure "everyone" gets their product, or even "a version" of any given character. They sell toys for a profit, they don't give them away, and literally no mass retail business on Earth operates in the fashion you seem to think you're entitled to from Hasbro. Nevermind that Haslab isn't even close to this "cash cow" You think it is. The Sent
  13. Crystal is one of those figures that I remain just flat-out gobsmacked hasn't been made yet. She would be a very easy figure to do. Though ironically one that probably would have benefitted from the Walgreen's Exclusive model where she could have been packed with a bunch of elemental FX pieces and maybe an alternate short-haired head. The only thing I can figure is that they're either holding out on her until they need a "cheap" figure to fill out an Avengers or FF wave, or they're gonna pack her with Lockjaw in a Deluxe Format. Though she's one I could definitely see filling out s
  14. Would it though? Or would it leave a bunch of pegwarming Serpent Society members clogging shelves (as all of them so far seem to have pegwarmed at least a bit). And maybe a Cap Ally too if it's Nomad or D-Man whom general audiences don't recognize (though I guess some people might grab D-Man thinking he's Wolverine). Old school fans and collectors love getting those b/c/d list characters (I'm certainly among them) but a LOT of them are slower sellers than the big names or the movie-based figures despite that. At this point I think they'd almost be better off making exclusive box se
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