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  1. Yes, and he has expressed it as such. He'd like to go back to his old story telling style but so much has changed and he's not one of those writers that's prone to doing these mass over arching changes to characters to retcon things from the past so he just tries to work with what he's given. That coupled with newer and modern guidelines administered by Marvel/Disney only allows him to be a fraction of the writer he used to be. Still, a fraction of Claremont is still better than 90 percent of the modern hacks they have today.
  2. One hundred percent Toby Spidey. It makes sense. It's the right timing and it's one of those figures Hasbro should be chomping at the bit to outdo Toybiz.
  3. Finally! A writer who doesn't suck. This is a dying breed. He won't fix all the ill's that plague marvel, but it's a start.
  4. Exactly what's gonna happen. With the first Phoenix figure they happened on a new money grab. When they fudged Cannonball they actually perfected the strategy. They gave is what we wanted but left it a little off the mark. Not so much that we refused to buy it the first time, but just enough where we would buy a second one if they got it right. This is how she actually first appeared in X-Force. Siryn is one of those characters that has so many slight variations on her costume that they could literally make dozens of different looks if they decided to. They will do this figure in a multi-pack (with Banshee, would be my bet), which will, most importantly, contain a beautiful screaming head sculpt, and though this figure would have been very sufficient, we will all buy that set, in large part, for the head sculpt. Think the Cyclops/Phoenix TRU exclusive set after the Juggernaut wave Phoenix. Scott was okay, but I bought that set (2 actually) more for that gorgeous Jean head sculpt to replace the Céline Dion head. Same goes with Cannonball. Even though we get an "improved" Domino and an entirely new Rictor, we basically refer to this set, at least in our mind, as the Cannonball legs set. A Banshee/Siryn or Siryn/Feral set would be cool, but my money is on another Family Values type set with Banshee, Siryn and an "improved" Black Tom. And we'll all gobble it up. Lock in that plan and watch it come together.
  5. While I can still sympathize with those who got hit with the bad joints I must agree with this as fact. Out of my three orders, every joint have different degrees of variance, but only two of which I would call "bad joints", but as you mentioned they were easy enough fixes with a little effort. To me this is no different than what can be expected of a standard ML figure. Sure, it's on a much larger scale, and on a much inflated price point, but if they can't make every joint perfect on a 6" figure how would you expect they could perfect it on a much larger, much heavier product which has an even larger weight strain on those joints. To me it was a small and, dare I say, almost expected issue from lift off so I was already prepared. Yes the joints will get weaker the more they are worked but considering the fact that Sentinels more or less just stand there with their hands extended in both the comics and in most displays, how much further stress should one expect to put on those joints? Nothing about any loose joints, aside from them just falling apart altogether, woulda swayed me from Big G.
  6. Typical Marvel BS. No new ideas? Just have the baddies change sides and then magically, even though they retain the same powers, they somehow become less powerful and imposing than they were before and suddenly the once terrifying and massively feared nemesis becomes just another chump on the X-Men roster constantly being caught off guard or snuck up on from behind and ultimately having trouble taking out the most insignificant of foes. "Oh no, it's Cassandra Nova, one of the X-Men's oldest and deadliest foes. But she's batting for the good guys now. Quick, I have a plan. First I'll challenge her to a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors/Lizard/Mr. Spock, and while she's distracted Rip will sneak up behind her with a cooler with a Rattlesnake in it and throw it in her face when she turns around and we'll all stand around her and watch her suffer a slow and painful and satisfying demise. Done, time for lunch break." Lame, they hast a new name, and that name be Marvel.
  7. I'm with you there. Leaving all the political implications totally out of the equation, these were the worst conceived characters in modern times. A vampire. Wow, how original. A magic backpack? Seriously? A guy who inhaled Internet Gas??? Yes, Internet Gas! What are you, like five?! If this is the clear indication of the quality of writers in the Marvel Bullpen these days is there any wonder the only thing these people can come up with is retconning backstories and repeating the same old "Clone", "Death Of", "Old Man", "World War" and "Symbiote" sagas over and over again? That being said, I"m predicting the backpack is from an upcoming Spider-Man wave in which it will belong to either (or both) the Toby or Garfield Spider-Men...or Spider-Man's...or whatever. I lean towards Garfield just cuz I remember his backpack being much more prominent in his movies. Moon Girl sure would kick ayass though.
  8. Danm, We've waited so long for a freakin' Jigsaw and we get that same tired ayass skinny limbs, short, played out suit buck. That thing needs to be jettisoned directly into the sun already. The Strange wave looks good. Glad to see Wong finally get some love. Mordo looks about a thousand times more interesting than the previous one. I seem to remember Sleepwalker being a bit skinner, I think the Pizza Spidey buck woulda been more suited. I don't think he's supposed to me more ripped than Iron Fist. Shame they went the the full cover up America Chavez. The shorts just seemed to much more tuned to her look and how more often she's portrayed, but whose surprised by the choice? Over the moon for Bonebreaker, but I think we all knew it was coming. With them rounding out the Reavers I wonder when they'll start doing the Outback X-Men. Let's start with Longshot. Whadayasay? That Vulcan buck is on point, can't wait till they start overusing it. Love the effects given with Havok, but why the hell did they have to use that Sunfire buck? It's just wrong. Two....wha....two slugs with Maggot? Can this be real. I'm floored. I admit I was wrong. Glad I was this time. Ragnarok is cool, but it coulda been done with a simple head sculpt pack in. Plus, I ain't chasing that thing around Target. I can pass. I'll just find someone to borrow the head sculpt from and cast my own. Siryn looks meek. I always imagined her with a bit harder look to her. She's got the look that any Rogue figure shoulda had, but I'm just glad we got her. All in all, one of the better reveal parties.
  9. Not a fan of all MCU waves, but I would totally get this one. If Hasbro doesn't jump at the chance to do some of these figures that were done poorly or not done at all in the past we should really start to question the people in charge.
  10. This is brilliant, except I would do Gateway as part of the wave and Cameron Hodge as the BAF and make him the cyber beast that he became in that era of the comics. You could head swap him with any available suited buck to do him in his original human form.
  11. When I first began reading comics this is the Captain Marvel I knew. She was the leader of the Avengers and she was a well liked character. Why they ever sidelined her in the first place is beyond me but I hope she eventually gets her own ML in this costume. I've sworn off POP!'s for the last couple of years unless there was one that I absolutely have to have. I think this will qualify.
  12. Yes, though I prefer the more modern versions. She's had so many different looks though they're all so similar in look and color that I think any version will do with a few different head sculpts to represent the classic "horn" curls and the modern look.
  13. Was not a big fan of this entire backtrack and use this new buck for every Spidey we've ever done probability, but I do really like this one. I'm seriously hoping we eventually get a Black & White costume on the larger Reaper buck to represent Kraven impersonating Peter, perhaps in a Kraven's Last Hunt multi-pack. The Jackal buck can easily be converted for Vermin.
  14. Yeah, that's pretty much what we figured out here eventually, but at first we were all a little perplexed where the look came from. I think someone first pointed out that it was identical to the CoC version and then someone pointed out that he appeared that way in Uncanny 500. It was just such a brief and specific look for him in the comics that one had to wonder it they actually used only that small reference point from the comic or if the collaborated with Kabam to nail down the look. Either way, one must agree that the coincidence is uncanny (buh-dump-pa-tish).
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