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  1. Anyone who didn't see this coming is fooling themselves. It's not a particular interest of mine, especially with all the roadblocks and pitfalls that seem to happening with the game, but I understand it's a necessity as games have indeed become a major source of mainstream entertainment media. What bothers me is it seems they are transitioning straight from the movie based figures to game based figures which will, once again, inundate us with droves of Captain America and Iron Man while characters like Tigra, Swordsman and Crystal may continue to get bumped down the line in favor of those characters, once again. I like the rumored list with Mach I and Rage though, but like many others, I'm highly skeptical, but I would pleasantly love to be wrong. Since it's being pushed as the updated, fully 3D, console version of Avengers Alliance it could be a way to get many of those fringe characters in the mix. The problem is, will they be comic based or game based? Would it even matter to most? The game characters will resemble the comics much more than the movies, but y'now, they still won't be the same. I do like the look of the Iron Man and he looks better suited (pun intended) to fit in the the comic figs rather that the MCU figs, but how many of the same old characters will we be ultimately subject to? I also have an issue with the highly touted so-called "success" of the PS4 Spider-Man figures. Of course, the game itself was a massive breakout success, but that didn't necessarily carry over to the figures itself. Personally I liked the first GameStop exclusive and I think that was the general consensus throughout the collector community, but can anyone deny that they sat on the shelves for way too long? As for the current batch of "Scuba Spidey's" sitting on the shelves right now in mass retail stores, if I've seen one of them sold, I've seen a million of them sold and I've seen neither. I know there are some good reviews on them, but I swear, if it weren't for the BAF they'd have to be thrown into the Great Pit of Carcoon to the all-powerful Sarlacc to be digested over a thousand years. Of course, as usual, the figures that I have little to no interest in will look amazing and I will be compelled to get them no matter what niche they fall into, so really there's no point of me complaining just yet. I'll wait to see. I honestly hope to be pleasantly surprised. The big question is, will they be doing a BAF with these waves, if not, I hope they intend on including a butt load of accessories.
  2. Personally I liked that design and the ML was one of the best for the time. While I do like the classic BK with the alternate heads Hasbro did recently I would love for them to do a retake on their first figure with some much updated scale and articulation. I don't think Hasbro's really keen on doing straight redo's as single packs, but maybe we can see him in a multi-pack (ah la, Jean Grey and Quicksilver) that includes Classic Herc. Also, maybe include the Typhoid Mary flames for his sword.
  3. I know it's only drawings and each artist had their distinctive take on each character, but the beardless Herc always looked funny to me. How bout a Classic Herc with alternate heads. I'd also forgotten about that goofy look for Giant Man. Not sure what was worse, the shoulder pockets or the cargo pants. That 90's style. At least they never let Liefeld work on the book. Ohhh, the horror!
  4. Errr....I think we go cross ways somewhere. I believe the new Grey Widow's, Vintage BW and Vintage Dazzler's legs are all identical. By your 2nd and 4th bet it seems to me you're thinking the same thing, which makes me scratch my head about the 1st bet. When I originally commented on the remarks made by @HogunI was agreeing that the White Widow's and Vintage Storm legs are the same but made the point that they were a different, newer style and much more superior to the standard skinny Kate Bishop legs. At least that's what I thought I was saying. I was only mentioning the Bishop legs as a reference point as to what I thought was the bench mark for what the standard "skinny" legs were. I think you and I are on the same page on most of this. Actually I think the only. Never mind, no harm, no foul. You are a freaking genius, my friend and as strong an observer of minor detail as I am. Glad you were able to get your Grey Widow(s). Did you get the White Widow or did you take a pass on that one?
  5. No, I have 3 points of argument: 1. The new Grey Widow will use the same legs (and mold) as the Vintage BW. 2. The new White Widow will use the same legs (and mold) as the Riders BW. 3. The White Widow and Grey Widow will have different legs either way. I'm fairly certain of the first 2, but to simplify lets just wager on the observation you initially made. I think you're under the impression that the White Widow will use the same legs as the Dazzler figure, while I think they're completely different, regardless of where the origins are from. That will be the wager. In the mean time, as a separate issue, I will TRY to post a picture that the Riders BW and Vintage BW also have different legs, just in case they do end up sharing the same molds as I predict. Easy enough?
  6. Lol. We'll just agree to disagree. Maybe we can put a friendly wager on it. Got anything to offer?
  7. Like I said, ultimately they may be more or less the same size and pretty much the same thing but they are most certainly different. Also it does seem like production Dazzler went through some changes from the promo pics. And I know you didn't mention the previous BW releases but I'm pretty sure the Grey Widow is using the same buck as the Vintage BW, which is a slight variation of the Bishop buck and the White Widow shares the BW Riders buck. I've compared them side by side with much detail as to which I wanted to display. The Riders version is also quite a bit short, which I do like, mostly because I'm really like the the way the petite frame of ScarJo looks on the character. Long story short, I promise, they are different. Whether they just smoothed out the edges or added material, my personal opinion is the ones on the White Widow look better. When you get them you'll see. Also, Grey Widow is back up at Walmart. Was able to get my order in.
  8. The Grey Widow is back up on the site but I've been unable to add her to my cart. Anyone else have any success?
  9. Errrrr....Uhhmm, I'm not sure if that's a good sign for Captain Marvel 2 or a bad sign for WandaVision. At least Elisabeth Olsen is a somewhat competent actor and a hellova lot more likable person with a much better attitude than that other person.
  10. Yes, they are different. If you compare the Vintage BW to the Riders side by side it is pretty apparent. When all is said and done they may not perform (as in posing) any better but they are definitely thicker through the mid thigh area. They do certainly look better to me. Just looking at the two pictures in this thread, notice the inner muscle on the inside of the leg, just above the knee (the medialis) of the Grey Widow makes a much more dramatic dip than the White Widow. That's the particular part of the Kate Bishop buck that makes the legs look so skinny. I know it's probably a minor detail to most, but as an artist, it is actually pretty hideous to me. I really do wish they would do away with those legs altogether.
  11. Actually, those are the newer style legs. They're a bit thicker in the thighs than the mold used on the Gray Widow (Kate Bishop) buck. I think they just added some mass to the thighs and the hips are interchangeable. I've been meaning to try to swap them out to see how well they match. Guess I'll give it a shot with the Vintage BW and the Riders BW.
  12. Someone on FB said that it's based on artwork from Frank Miller though I've been unable to locate it.
  13. Being that "I wish they woulda" guy here, but wouldn't it have been cool if they had included a Colleen Wing comic head sculpt with the white one? I know they don't really have all that much to do with each other, I'm just a constant observer of missed opportunities. Can't help it.
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