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  1. So, I sold my Xforce Warpath so he wont be a part of my team, but he's not in Uncanny Xforce anyway. So awesome. Glad i work second shift so I'll be able to (hopefully) get these on HTS during the day.
  2. That Black Widow is from the two-pack with the Winter Solider, but with the alternate, short-haired head.
  3. After hitting up three walmarts today, i gave up and decided to just get ms hulk from my lcs. Its awesome.
  4. Hasbro released the same sculpt only with all the blue parts of the costume painted black. I forgetwhat it was called, but it came with a street light accessory. You should be able to find it for $10-$15 i would think. Edit: here you go. http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=1309
  5. Sorry friend. Just ran to the LCS and no Moon Knight. It was about 2 weeks ago that I saw it, so no idea when it sold. I'll keep my eyes peeled, though. Also, MS has recently started re-releasing some of the older stuff, so it may pop up again soon.
  6. Yeah, character selection is something that ML definitely has going for it. But as with anything, buy what you like and skip what you don't. I had a bad habit once of feeling like I *had* to get figures I didn't even like or want just to complete a display or a team. I've since gotten better about it and gotten rid of those figures, but every once in a while I'll go to buy a figure and have to ask myself, "Do I really want this?" Youre fortunate that you have just begun, so you can really make your collection whatever you want it to be.
  7. It all depends. Most of the ToyBiz figures are in scale with each other, and most of the Hasbro figures are in scale with each other, but the Hasbro figures tend to run a little small when compared to the ToyBiz versions. The best example I can think of is with Vision since he's a character both Hasbro and ToyBiz made. If you compare the two, you'll see that the Hasbro version is less bulky. As to your point about MS Cyclops and Colossus, they will be the proper ratio to each other since theyre both MS. But, if you compared the MS Cyclops to an ML Cyclops, you would see the difference. However, the difference in scale is less noticable with the bigger characters such as Colossus and Juggernaut. These guys are so massive in the comics that they look fine standing with smaller ML figures. Ultimately, I don't get hung up on specifics because no matter what Marvelpedia or whatever lists the heights at, different artists are always going to scale the characters a little differently. I think with collecting, you'll be much better off getting figures you like and think look good together than spending too much time worrying about the height ratios between individual characters. See the attached pics for what I mean. As you can see, Juggernaut and Colossus both look to scale with all the other ML figures in there. But, say you replaced the Cyclops in the X-Men pic with the MS version, he would look too big compared to Wolverine, Phoenix, etc.
  8. oooohhhh...guess that shows how much I care about MU.
  9. You know Clam, I've always wondered if your signature was supposed to be sarcastic. Guess I got my answer! Of course, I disagree, but to each their own. I also like the original version and have both in my collection. I like the Hasbro Namor displayed with my classic Cap and Bucky as part of an Invaders team.
  10. Ok, here you go. My definitive list with links to each in the database. I want to let you know, that MS figures are great for larger characters like Juggernaut, Colossus, Sabretooth, etc.. but "normal" characters, like Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, will all be too big if you're mixing them with Marvel Legends. My advice as a fellow displayer is to keep MS and ML separate. For example, MS has been releasing a lot of classic X-Men lately (Colossus, Storm, and Nightcrawler as you mentioned). While these figures will all look great together, they will not (except Colossus) fit into your Marvel Legends collection. For that reason, I've recommended Marvel Legends for each of your wants, but I've indicated which I think MS would be a reasonable substitution. Welcome and enjoy! -Venom (marvel select has an ultimate version, but very expensive) http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=549 -Spiderman (big spidy fan, 616 or ultimate) http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid= -Carnage http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=530 -Iron Man (Mark IV, VI, or VII movie) http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=1546 -Captain America (modern/movie style suit) http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=1922. Modern: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=435 -Black Widow (MS has a black widow but she has no accessories...no guns...) http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1583 -Hawkeye (I like the MS movie version- good, bad?) MS version won’t be to scale with Marvel Legends. http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=1926 -Doc Ock http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=311 -Lizard (may just wait for MS movie version) http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=389 -Magneto http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=351 -Wolverine Brown Costume: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=335 Modern Costume: http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=259 -Juggernaut (HUGE fan of the MS version) Go with the MS version. To scale with ML and definitive. It’s awesome. -Deadpool http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1587 -Phoenix/Jean Grey http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=333 -Sabertooth http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=342 -Abomination (MS has awesome version no?) I like the MS version, but as with the MS Hulk, I think it’s just a little too big. http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=233 -Professor Xavier http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=302 -Storm (upcoming MS version...any pics?) As usual, MS won’t be to scale. There is currently no classic first appearance Storm in the ML line. -Gambit http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=429 -Rogue Not comics accurate, but I think this is the best Rogue: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=799 -Iceman http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=312 -Human Torch Flame on: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1207 Flame off: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1482 -Black Panther http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=286 -Daredevil http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1323 -Thanos http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=859 -Odin No action figure of Odin that I’m aware of. -Galactus http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1549 -Silver Surfer http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1057 -Moon Knight (I know there is a MS, but cannot find ANYWHERE for sale...HELP)! There was a MS. My local comic shop has one. I’ll check to see if its still there and PM you the price if you want me to pick it up. Heres the ML version: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=214 -Winter Soldier http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1582 -Red Skull (like the movie version from MS/ML, thoughts?) Too big. I like this one best: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=341 -War Machine (friend stated there is a armored avenger legend series 6'') http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=1494 -Mandarin http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=453 -Ant Man/Giant Man Ant-Man: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=247 Giant Man: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=257 Goliath: http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1408 -Wasp http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=220 -Beast (newer Xmen incarnation) http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1294 -Mystique http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=291 -Blade http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=338 *new comics version coming in August/September -Dr Doom http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1051 -Dr Strange http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=298 -Emma Frost Seriously, not worth it. A new one should be coming soon. -Iron Fist http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=263 -Kree http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1363 -MODOK http://marvelousnews.com/database/index.php?itemid=221 -Namor http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1056 -Nightcrawler (upcoming MS version...any pics?) http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=301 -Rhino (upcoming MS version looks great) http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=388 -Sandman http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=518 -Scarlet Witch http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=277 -Quicksilver http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=867 -Scorpion http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=516 -Sentinel http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1753 -Vision http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=1206 -Vulture http://marvelousnews.com/database/search.php?itemid=386
  11. EXACTLY! I still havent found Hulk, but I'm done hunting exclusives. None of these wow me enough to go out of my way to find them. I usually end up at Wal-Mart about once a week, but I'm done with the daily trips.
  12. Actually he will. It's the same as Winter Soldier. I think youre underestimating how limiting that trench coat is going to be.
  13. I just cant get excited for another Punisher. I have FO bc its a first appearance figure, the series 4 bc i think its definitive, and the nemesis variant bc it looks cool. I dont want or need another. Blade i might get bc he would look cool posed with Morbius and Dracula.
  14. If anyone is still looking for a Hawkeye, I just saw one on eBay with a Buy it Now for $38 including shipping. Seems like a good deal since all the other auctions are going for $30+. It was just listed at about midnight and is still there. Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with the auction, just came across it in a search and figured I'd let you all know about it.
  15. Good screen name. I almost feel like I just got b!tched out by Captain America himself especially with the little catchphrase there at the end.
  16. I'd actually be pretty interested in hearing your thoughts on how resale hurts "the Economy." I'm not so sure I buy that. The only way I can see it being harmful is if the seller isn't paying taxes on his/her income, but even then, that's got to be a small drop in the bucket, right?
  17. I dont see how what you did is any better than the scalper. Granted, hes a jerk for not giving the kid the doll, but at least he provides those who are willing to pay an opportunity. Youre basically hoarding 7 cases of figures that you got bc of your position. At least the scalper has the same chance as everyone else.
  18. hell.. if someone wanted to pay me 50 bucks each for those figures.. what's that? 300 bucks for something that costs 90 bucks.. I would sell them without thinking twice. Like. Thats what Im saying! As long as people will pay it, who is to say that asking $x for a toy is wrong?
  19. I understand your frustration, but something you said kind of reinforces my point that for a lot of scalpees, this is their 9-5. They keep up with the market and understand what figures are rare and "worth" more than retail. As long as there is a demand that is greater than supply, its going to make those figures go up in price. As someone with interests in business, i cant jelp but find scalping a perfectly viable and legit business despite how it affects me as a collector.
  20. If anything, Zola proved that BAF figures don't need to be huge. He's about the same height as the Bucky Cap.
  21. I have a confession to make. I have scalped figures before. I'm here to come clean and share some of my thoughts on the practice and why I don't think it's morally wrong to do. There have been times, mostly as a broke college student, where I've been strapped for cash. It's not easy to make money when you're a full time student, but it's really easy to spend. Sometimes I've sold figures from my personal collection for some quick green. I'm sure this is something we've all done as the money often ends up getting used to buy new figures, and whatever you charge, part of that is going to be what the figure is worth in the market as well as to you sentimentally. Other times, though, I've bought figures from the store that I had no interest in keeping for the sole purpose of re-selling on eBay for a profit. This is nothing but scalping, pure and simple. As a collector, I have to say, it's actually a lot of fun. You get to basically do your hobby (hunt for and buy figures) and make money doing it. I know there's guys who make a living doing this who probably have no connection whatsoever to the toys, but knowing the feeling of finding a new figure, I can say that the same sort of thing happens when you find a figure you know you could flip for $20, $30, or $40. I can say that I feel a little guilty profitting off a figure that a fellow collector would have wanted just as I can also say that I've often cursed scalpers for buying up all the good figures at the crack of dawn. On the other hand, though, if guys like me and you refused to pay the marked up prices, there wouldn't be a business anyway. Ultimately, this is why I say that scalping, while an inconvenience to collectors, is not morally wrong nor are scalpers inherently jerks (though a few I've met tend to be.) The value of any item is only what someone is willing to pay, and if there's money to be made, people will capitalize. Plus, there's the whole other side of distribution which often, and especially as of late, is poor on the manufacturer and retail end. At the very least, scalpers provide the benefit of access to items that many of us would not otherwise be able to obtain. If the markup is worth it to you, then by all means, you're not overpaying. You're paying exactly what the figure is worth to you. So, that's my story and thoughts, but I'd like to hear from others. Do you think scalping is the bane of collectors? Is it a legitimate way to make a living or even a few bucks? Have you ever done it?
  22. Im seeing lots of you guys seeing extra Cap figures and not getting them. Can someone PLEASE pick one up for me if you see him?! I will send you $25 to cover the figure, gas, and shipping. Please hook a brother up! Im getting desperate!
  23. 3 cases? Hmmm..I'm wondering if some stores are getting multiple cases while others are getting none. Interesting.
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