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  1. Face Off Cap is the one I displayed faithfully until the Steve Rogers figure came out, so I went to him to modernize my collection. Though from what I understand he doesn't wear that costume from the Steve Rogers figure anymore. Is he back to his Cap costume in the comics?

     

    But of this list I voted for Face Off Cap.

     

    I own all of these except the Ultimate ones, but the First Appearance one is fine for a nostalgia display, but doesn't fit the overall line. Series 1 Cap was fine at the start of the line but doesn't compare in quality to the rest at this point. Unmasked Face Off is great but not practical cause he commonly wouldn't appear that way alongside the Avengers who are all masked...

     

    Yeah, Cap is Cap again.


  2. Consider yourself lucky you passed. That looks to me like a repainted Tarantula figure someone probably bought on clearance.

     

    I can't quite place the torso, but it looks like the Hand Ninja, or more likely, Ronin.

     

    In all likelihood, someone carefully took out the original figure and BAF piece and then replaced them with the copies so they could return it for a full refund.

     

    Pretty lame scheme, but it happens. I actually admire the effort they put into repainting the parts though. Of course, it could be a factory mistake, but I doubt it. Even if that were the case, those types of errors are hard to put a value on, and most experts will tell you they tend to be worth less than the regular figure because so few people collect things like that.

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  3. I've always been too scared to try it, but I've heard that to fix loose hinge joints, you put a little dab of superglue on the hinge and then work the joint as the glue dries. This is supposed to tighten it by filling in space that might be in there causing the looseness. You have to work the joint to ensure that the glue gets in all the nooks and crannies and to make sure the joint doesn't get completely frozen.

     

    This should address the issue with the drooping head, but I would recommend practicing the technique a few times on some old figures first.


  4. Anyone have estimates on when we might see these at retail? I've never bought from bbts and have no idea if theyre usually ahead and if so by how far? Guess I might hit up TRU this week.

    After BBTS got wave 1 early, these started popping up about 2-3 weeks later at retail. I would wait to start running around looking until you hear reports of them being found at retail.

     

    I work close to a TRU, so I'll probably start hitting it up on Wednesday. Thats usually when they restock. I live in Louisville, and we usually get new stuff on the front end. When wave 1 hit, by the time I saw the reports on here, the one closest to me had already had them and sold out.


  5. I thought about the custom head cast, but I've never seen one available for the Bobby Drake figure I'm talking about. Do you know where one is available?

     

    I'm thinking about making a powered-down Bobby Drake/Iceman. I've always wanted the XMC variant, but I cant justify the hefty price ($100).

     

    I'm thinking just a generic body will do along with a simple head swap. Here's the head I'm thinking about using with the hair painted blonde.

     

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWE-Figure-The-Miz...=item564a7c8ce0

    If you want one the same style as the XMC. Just get the Sentinel series Angel (preferably the blue one) and one of the custom cast Bobby Drake heads and repaint. Angel and the XMC Icemen use the same base. They're pretty cheap loose. Head casts are usually no more than like $4.


  6. Okay Im going to say this. Iron Man Spider-man Wolverine Captain America and Hulk are the 5 most popular characters in Marvel. Hasbro or indeed any other company will bring out as much of those 5 as they can. So more matter how much we #$#@# and moan about them they will keep bring them out. At least it a new version of them each time and not the same other over and over.

     

    The one character I think get under represented in this line is Thor. Granted we have gotten a few of him. but only 3 different version (I count the Giant-man line and the ML 3 line as the same costume). There is so much more they could do with him.

     

    as for the females, am I the only one who is tired of Jean Grey. I mean it's great we get this version of her but she alone has 6 different versions of her (including the movie version). give some of the other women a chance.

    I agree with you. As far as the ladies they do seriously need to make more. But Jean has never gotten proper treatment and the movie version was crap. We were waiting on this for a long time. The TB version was so so and the reg. version looked crazier than the dark variant. Other than that we only had the 2 pack big headed Marvel Girl. The Black Queen looked nice but was on that little Emma body. This'll probably be the last we see of her for awhile anyway unless they go ahead with the White Phoenix.

     

    I'd actually really like a first appearence Jean. A whole FA X-men set would be pretty great.


  7. What do you think of these?:

     

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    It looks like Hasbro realized how bad they've been with 6 inchers...

     

    Good thing: Most of the characters designs for this series are directly from comics, so we may get many villains which could be used in a Mainstream Unvierse collection.

     

    Bad thing: it's for kids, most of them will have less articulation than Marvel Legends.

     

    I have no interest in these, and am really bummed theyre phasing out the movie figures for this. As you metioned, the articulation is lacking. Also, there's no way an animated style figure would fit in with MLs. MLs tend to be pretty lifelike likenesses. Imagine that Nova next to a Face-Off Cap. Not gonna happen. At least the movie line blends in with regular MLs.


  8. Go for it. It's a good figure. I never thought the scale was bad at all and really like the sculpt. The only issue I've ever had is that the knee joints on mine are a little loose and have always been that way since I bought mine MOC. Not a major issue though.

     

    Also, I never use the base that came with mine. If anyone needs one, send me a PM.

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