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  1. It's possible we might not get strictly movie-based figures unless/until Sony and Marvel come back together. Then again, we might. They did do at least a couple or three figures for ASM2. We'll still get comic-based stuff though. Spider-Man was just too lucrative for Marvel to "throttle back" on marketing/merchandise the way they did Fantastic Four and X-Men for several years. He's Marvel's single most popular and recognized character.
  2. Not trying to come down on you, but have the X-Force and Retro waves actually been hitting for "months?" Pretty sure they only started really hitting shelves in August. There might have been a few early outliers (Gamestop) in July but I'm pretty certain it was no earlier than that. I've noticed a trend among collectors to inflate time spans in this manner before. You see folks talking about "finally" getting a figure and it's only been hitting actual retail shelves for a couple of weeks, if that. I think the cycle of reveal/preorder/actually hitting shelves messes with our heads and makes us feel like stuff has been out longer than it really has or something.
  3. Malekith pegwarmed pretty hard in my neck of the woods. Not as bad as Wasp but definitely a pegwarmer, on par with Ant-Man. Black Knight was borderline in the sense of "saw him on shelves several times." Widow and particularly Thor were the tougher ones to find here.
  4. If I were a betting man, I'd bet that the decision will come down to whether they make a MCU Quinjet or a comic-based Master Mold.
  5. Yeah, it'd definitely have to be some kind of exclusive but I think it would have enough appeal that it wouldn't be a bomb (depending on what figures they pick to "accessorize" though). If anything, though, I see Hasbro veering away from the idea in favor of selling you the whole figure again, just with a different headsculpt/accessories (I all-but-guarantee we'll see this with Beast sooner rather than later).
  6. Ant-Man seemed to mostly clear out once Endgame hit. Still see him from time-to-time but it's almost all Wasps around here nowadays. At least they haven't been hanging around as long as the Janice-Beetles, though.
  7. It's a reasonably cool idea but I'm not sure how well a giant box set of one of the most-produced characters in the Marvel line would sell to collectors. I think there'd be a LOT of complaints about "too many iron men." That said, I would be happy to get at least Mk. 1, 3, and 5 in modern sculpting and articulation. But I think that could probably be a non-Haslab exclusive. Honestly I'm not sure what way to go with Haslab for Marvel Legends. The Sail Barge was something Star Wars fans had been clamoring for for years, and more importantly had never been done before. Unicron makes a lot of sense for Transformers (though I think it's suffering from a lot of people who might have the earlier version considering it "good enough" especially when you can still get it on the secondary market for a lot less than Haslab is asking for theirs). I just can't think of a single Marvel-oriented item that has that kind of "majority" appeal, if that makes sense? Upsized Galactus, Sentinel, etc...? Well OK...but like Unicron a fair number of people might consider earlier versions good enough. Vehicles? Kinda neat but aside from effectively being glorified figure cases for a half-dozen figures that display well what do they really do? Team packs for more "niche" teams? I probably like that idea the best but at the same time niche characters/teams don't seem to do so well on-pegs. I dunno. But I do know that I'd love to see them try something.
  8. Had the same thought the first time I saw it. That may be things folding back in on themselves, though: It's probably based on comic art that was out around the time the Lundgren Punisher film was out and so he was probably being drawn to resemble Lundgren a little bit....
  9. So here's the thing: At this point there are a LOT more people that have seen the Marvel movies than are fans of the comics (and yes, there's of course a ton of overlap). So yeah...MCU is definitely here to stay. By this time next year there may be more fans of the MCU Eternals than there are of the comic New Warriors (just as an example). Purely because there's a movie. One nice thing Hasbro has leaned a little bit towards in recent years is that relatively often the "core character" is not one you need for the BAF. Six-Armed Spidey, Quantum Cap, IW Iron Man, a couple different Deadpools and Wolverines, etc... However anecdotally (based on my local area) it's often not the "core characters" that are the ones that pegwarm the most. It's b/c list comic characters (or occasional outliers like MCU Wasp which they must have made an absolute crap-ton of because it's a very good figure that's still on shelves virtually everywhere).
  10. Not really trying to get into an argument over it, but I'll just sum it up as: Morrison's idea of who some of the long-standing X-Men characters were/are and my view did not sync up. In particular (but not only) his treatment of Magneto (and yes, I know Marvel rapidly retconned that but that didn't change at the time what Morrison's intent was). Maybe I'm just a nostalgic fanboy, but after many years of Claremont's development of Magneto, Morrison swooping in and declaring he was nothing more than a "mad old terrorist twat" didn't sit well. To be fair I hadn't been fond of Lobdell "reverting him to type" towards the end of his run, either.
  11. If I'm remembering right the new headsculpts are more accurate to their respective media (Jean had the cheek-covering half-cowl in the comics (sometimes) but not in the animated series).
  12. Honestly, Morrison's New X-Men turned me off the X-Men entirely after having been a loyal reader since roughly around Uncanny #200. And I say that as someone that pretty religiously followed and loved Morrison's DC work prior to that (and has enjoyed a lot of his other stuff since). It wasn't just the art though (but it definitely played a part...Quitely is not my cup of tea save in particular circumstances). It was the rest of it, too. But I digress "Heavy Hitter" certainly is very subjective. "Glaring Ommissions" or "Long Overdues" we have aplenty but if you're talking characters and versions of characters that retailers are likely to consider good "Core character anchors" for a wave then it's a lot more thin outside of endless Wolverine and Deadpool variants. MAAAAYBE Storm and Cyclops could count as "core characters" now too but that seems a bit of a stretch.
  13. Well, technically they're not even close to running out of options, but as far as "major" or at least "fondly remembered" looks for Wolverine I'd say they've still got: Astonishing Training Suit Spy/Team X Wolverine Maaaaybe Tuxedo Patch (Seems a long shot to me but you never know) and last but not least a Hugh Jackman likeness "Movie" Wolverine with modern sculpting/articulation (Pick a version, any version). I think it's only a matter of time before we get the Cowboy head on a repainted Old Man Logan body as another "Civilian" Logan, too.
  14. Whooo-eee! Now THAT is a solid list of "obscure characters we might never get" if ever I've seen one. I'd add: Jennifer Kale Tarot Count Nefaria (though I'd say he's got a better chance than some on this list) Morg Air-Walker Nova (Frankie Raye) X-Cutioner Prester John Balder Karnilla Fenris (Both of them) Hellion Surge Prodigy Rockslide Pixie Crimson Commando Super Sabre Stonewall Spitfire Baron Blood Superia Roughouse Bloodscream
  15. Yeah, I was thinking Marauders/Classic Sabretooth, but you're right, Toy Biz did do one of those, it was a long time ago, though, and not the easiest thing to get ahold of. Maverick almost made my wish list. Maybe a two-pack with Spy Wolverine (or a Three Pack with him and Spy Sabretooth).
  16. My Guesses: Buy Now If You Can 80th Cap (WM Exclusive) Iron Man/Iron Spider pack (Target Exclusive) Hulk/Wolverine Pack (Fan Channel Exclusive) On the Bubble (Could go either way) Colossus/Juggernaut 2-pack 80th Classic Thor Most of the "variant" figures (Only because they're all fan-channel exclusives, IIRC) Probably Gonna Hit Clearance 80th Iron Man Luis/Ghost 2-pack (#1 Contender as they're already pegwarming) Hela/Skurge 2-pack Grandmaster/Korg 2-pack Cap/Peggy 2-pack
  17. 80th Hulk, Fisk BAF, and Power and Glory Cap are all contenders for the top spot for me. I honestly don't know if I could narrow it down to just one. Honorable mention goes to Family Matters Magneto, 80th Thor, Professor X, Beta Ray Bill, Hercules and Retro Storm.
  18. Most of the movie toys are "street dated." They don't make a big production about it, but most retailers won't sell them before that date.
  19. It was pretty much the peak of X-Men fever. I'd cut out the AoA figures, since I think we'll get a lot of those next year and we can re-assess then. From what remains, the most likely candidates to get in the next few years strike me as: Spy Wolverine Deathbird Sunspot Warpath X-Factor Wolfsbane Classic Sabretooth My personal "wish list" would be: Outback Storm Deathbird Exodus GenX White Queen 90's Sunfire (I just love that design for some reason) Classic Sabretooth
  20. Pretty much this. The bike set wasn't the easiest thing to find (at least around here). I do kinda dig the cowboy-hat-on-Old-Man-Logan look, though.
  21. You have a source on "80% of the people who collect legends" being outside the US? (Nevermind that the assertion I was responding to was from someone inside the US) Because if that were true you'd think international retailers would be a lot better about stocking them since they're such hot sellers.
  22. How the hell are "99.99%" of us not going to be able to get it on HasLab? Anyone who wants something on HasLab puts in their preorder and if enough people go for it, then voila...everybody that wanted one gets the thing (once it's produced, of course).
  23. In general? Sure. A more Simonson or Kirby-inspired Odin is pretty high on my list of BAFs I'd like to see (The Allfather was...OK but not great). Not so sure on an Eternals themed wave though. Seems like something for a Thor or at a stretch Avengers-oriented wave.
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