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Everything posted by Jmacq1

  1. 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.
  2. Well, at least we can safely say these probably aren't the "would have been SDCC Exclusives."
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Well, the guy who posted that initial hint never specified WHICH Monday. And now it's looking increasingly like it's either going to be NEXT Monday or that they are indeed going to reveal it on Walmart.com (But I suspect the true "SDCC" Exclusives aren't what's being sold on Wal-Mart on Friday).
  8. The main issue I see with the "Make the box the throne" approach is that this was not marketed as a "Master Mold" figure. It was marketed as a Sentinel, and normal Sentinels aren't really known for sitting around. Also elaborate packaging has a price tag attached. Not that it'll cost US any more, but it will cut into Hasbro's profit margin on these. I could easily imagine the bean-counters "suggesting" that all that's needed is a simple box with some nice graphics on it. Much like the Sail Barge.
  9. Feel free to find any posts of me "drooling with anticipation." You'll be looking a while. Will I be happy to get them? Absolutely, if I can weather the online feeding frenzy that's sure to happen when they go up. But in the meantime, pretending like there aren't a host of people here that go into palpitations of rage every time they think a particular reveal is coming but doesn't reeks of selective reading.
  10. The sad fact may be that Hasbro Pulse simply might not be equipped to handle the sheer volume of a full SDCC production run of various exclusives. Usually they get a tiny fraction of it and the rest sells at the convention. But we're probably talking runs in the tens of thousands across multiple items. Basically they (Hasbro Pulse) might not have enough space to store it all.
  11. So let's be real: The "young" Headsculpts on Xavier and Magneto are awful. They look like they tried to do some weird blend of Fassbender/De-Aged McKellan and McAvoy/Stewart and both of them just look....wrong. Particularly helmetless Young Magneto. The "old" Headsculpts aren't nearly as bad, and at least kinda/sorta resemble who they're supposed to be. From what I recall the pics from Toy Fair looked a lot closer...did they fail to secure likeness rights in time for production? Wolverine is OK minus his "O-Face" headsculpt (which is terrible) And I totally agree with what "the internet" is saying about Mystique: There is absolutely no reason she should be a $25 figure barring the fact that she's an all-new sculpt. No BAF Piece, minimal accessories, etc...just seems excessive. If these are a general release, they're gonna pegwarm hard. Even as an exclusive I bet some of these are going to get clearanced out big-time. Much LESS looking forward to seeing the rumored SDCC Movie-Based pack now. These simply don't look very good. Which is a shame because it would have been a nice set to have alongside other Marvel Legends.
  12. Yeah, but if you look at Rock Python and Skullbuster, even setting aside that the Serpent Society has been a team Hasbro's been slowly working on filling out for years now (not so much the case with Heralds of Galactus), there's something they have in common: minimal new tooling. Same with say, Spymaster in the Black Widow wave. Even MACH I had less new tooling than you might expect (a lot was recycled from Ultimate Beetle). A lot of those "oddballs" fall into the "cheap to make" category.d But honestly I'd imagine folks can relax some. While I'm skeptical the Sentinel sees re-release outside of HasLab, if there's even moderate demand I'd bet a Prime Sentinel 2-pack or individual troop builders on Hasbro Pulse is probably going to happen, even if it's not for a couple years.
  13. For each person that complains about the Hellfire Club not being revealed, Hasbro pushes the reveal back another week. They haven't revealed any of their "Virtual SDCC" exclusives for any of their lines yet, have they? It's coming folks...get a grip. Whether they revealed them right now or reveal them five minutes before preorders go up, they're not going to be in your hands one second faster.
  14. I would think it was understood that I meant "most" people, not "absolutely everyone in existence" wouldn't be too upset if one of Galactus' more obscure and bluntly more silly looking Heralds was an exclusive pack-in. Don't mistake me, I'd like to get all the Heralds too, but AIr-Walker hardly the kind of character that screams "mainstream retail release." Especially since he probably requires one-of-a-kind tooling for his "wings."
  15. I'd imagine Hasbro would split them up between pack-ins and regular line/exclusives. I don't think people are likely to be too upset if say, Air-Walker and/or Morg are packed in. They're pretty obscure. Then you could release Firelord, Nova, and maybe an improved Terrax via other avenues. I just hope when (and I do think it's "when" now, not "if") they do a HasLab Galactus they don't make the Surfer the pack-in.
  16. I bet you're right, and that the exclusives go up for preorder right as the livestream starts on Friday, ruining all Hasbro's reveals before they happen. That would seem about in keeping with how these things have been managed of late.
  17. I'm betting on her showing up in the "obscure character/villain" slot in one of the House of X/Powers of X waves (assuming there's more than one).
  18. I suspect the next HasLab project will be another chance for the Star Wars Vintage Collection crowd to put their money where their mouths are. My guess is that it will be a "big" Razor Crest from The Mandalorian.
  19. You know what REALLY means nothing? Your whining in this thread. Feel free to find a thread talking about something you like and care about, whether on this forum or another. I'm sorry that the stores in your area are apparently particularly sucky on keeping anything in stock (or is it that you're expecting to find everything you want hunting just once a week in the afternoon?). Either way, I can assure you nothing you say here is going to have any impact on how Hasbro or their retail partners do business, and nobody else here really cares that you can't get your toys. Especially when pretty much all of the regular-line product has been readily available online, for retail or barely-above-retail price, with only a mild to moderate bit of diligence. Most exclusives aren't much more difficult, with the exception of the occasional Wal-Mart or SDCC item. Basically, if you're bitching that you can't get figures, especially in the current environment, that's a you problem, not a Hasbro problem. You've obviously got internet access, presumably an address and a credit/debit card, too.
  20. So at this point, if you figure it's probably about $50 for shipping and we'd say roughly $15 "retail price" for the figures (since they're pretty bare-bones) then $80 of the $350 is accounted for, making the Sentinel itself about $270. Seems a lot more reasonable from that perspective.
  21. I did ponder the idea of a "normal" BAF-sized Movie Sentinel as a pack-in, mostly because I was trying to think of Sentinel-linked Troop Builders they could beyond just adding another Prime Sentinel. But I think Tarot is right, they likely would never mix movie and comic in a single product like that. But yeah, Trask is unlikely, either in Dinklage or unremarkable comic form.
  22. Sure, they COULD. But the higher ups will look better upon them, HasLab in general, and this particular project if they get a wider profit margin out of it. So...they have to play the balancing act of pleasing fans and pleasing the bean-counters. I wouldn't be at all surprised if stretch goals basically cut off at 10K. Or conversely we hit 10K and the next goal is at 15K instead of 11K. But I guess we'll see.
  23. Could they? Sure. Will they? Dunno. I think for sure they add a 10K goal, but they've got to be careful about "Scope creep." They still want this to turn a profit after all, so if this continues to add goals beyond 10K I suspect they'll become less and less tangible. Basically less parts and pack-ins and more stuff like those "Marvel Online Points" and whatnot.
  24. Yeah, I dunno how they'd do it, though...clip on? There's got to be a limit on interchangeable parts before things get more complicated than they want to go with this, but I dunno. I do agree it looks a bit off, though.
  25. Nice! Now it's on to 9000....We'll probably start to hit the regular crowdfunded project slowdown soon, though. Generally it's a hot first 48 hours, a loooooong very slow climb through most of the middle, and a busy last 48 hours.
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