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  1. So are the Stretch Strike Venoms finally hitting the US? Prices for them are dropping on ebay, which is what first made me think it, but shortysben, it sounds like you found them here as well, right?
  2. Legend, that pic looks just sick. Can't wait to see those figures in the mail myself--which should be any day now!
  3. Thanks, Clam! That's good to know. Did you use any tool or anything to get the arms off? I feel this serious resistance. Maybe I need to let the figure soak a little longer so that the plastic is seriously spongy...
  4. Beautiful Dr Fate, Rodimus. And you have great taste, too, because you made a Dr. Fate. On a totally different tip, this is more a repair question, but I think the people who like to weigh in on this thread would have some good suggestions: I got a mi13 Captain Britain sent to me off eBay. He's basically the Captain Britain from the Cap line, with a different head sculpt and new forearms. The problem is the forearms, which are placed on the wrong shoulders. In other words, the left forearm is attached to the right shoulder piece, and the right forearm is attached to the left shoulder piece. It's not a very noticeable screwup, until you try and bend the forearms, and then you discover that they bend way further backwards than they do forwards. Determined to fix it, I boiled some water and soaked the figure in it. Then I tried to pull the forearms out of their sockets. It did not work, not at all. Has anybody here tried to disconnect the forearms of one of the Cap figures? I am certain a peg holds them in the socket--I pulled it far enough that I could see the peg, but I could not pull the peg all the way out. I just wondered if anyone had tried this and had any success with it?
  5. That's a great Days of Future Past Wolverine, shortysben. And Warspectre, if you haven't read that story, though I haven't read it in years, I remember it being a really good story.
  6. If you customize, that's like a huge investment in awesome parts... ...and it's just pretty beautiful to look at in the photo there.
  7. Thanks, Rodimus! I knew it looked familiar. That face is sweet! Here I've been scanning the net for different Baroness figures, trying to figure out what would look good, and this is so much better. Awesome!
  8. Hey, Legend, what head did you use for Psylocke? The custom looks magnificent!
  9. Found a lone Namor at Toys R Us today. There were a bunch of Falcons, and the one Namor, so obviously the wave has breezed through my area and I totally missed it. Namor is dope, though! I love the detail on the figure, like the way they sculpted anatomically-accurate soles onto his feet. They could easily have flattened that part of the figure like they do with people wearing boots, but instead they went for full-on feet. That was pretty impressive.
  10. I think you stick them in hot water, get the leg on, and then stick it in ice water? Something like that would make sense. I don't remember too clearly, though.
  11. I don't see boob-drills in her picture on the packaging, either.
  12. Nice! Good way to wake up in the morning. The whole Dr. Strange wave showed up at a Target in Alhambra two days ago. I snagged everybody, which was silly, because I already had a Dr. Strange in the mail and the Dr. Doom was totally unnecessary. Strange and Skaar are my favorites from the wave, in fact. Skaar has grown on me as a figure, so that I actually really like the figure they made. Warts and all. And Strange is badass. I thought they'd be using the Guardian mold for him, but it seems an entirely new mold. Echo notwithstanding, it is cool to have a New Avengers lineup from the Leneill Yu period. My favorite Avengers team.
  13. Penance is wearing a bondage outfit, basically.
  14. That's gorgeous. Radioactive Man and Penance. There's two characters we will never see in plastic, for reasons of political correctness. Well, Penance, certainly.
  15. ...And you've got Cage on your sig and your avatar and your screen name. You have good taste, sir!
  16. I am pretty sure Hasbro people look at this thread here, especially after I saw Legend's She-Hulk and then a She-Hulk arrived at SDCC. Anyway, I hope the Hasbro people are looking at the thread right now and that they can see all the Ghost customs. Hope that message reaches them. Great job, guys. Thunderbolts need the MU love!
  17. Got a Shocker in the mail yesterday. He is an exceptionally cheaply-made figure, but it's nice to have Shocker in the collection. He adds a lot of color to my shelves.
  18. True those movie figures were done for The Golden Army, but my 8" figures are Mezco's comic version of Hellboy, sculpted rather assiduously based on Mike Mignola's drawings. That's what I think should be done in 3.75". The characters are very different in the different incarnations--for instance, Abe Sapien in the comics is like Clint Eastwood, but in the movie he's a bit like Pee-wee Herman. I want a figure of the Clint Eastwood Abe. I'm going to have to learn to sculpt figures.
  19. "At first glance, I thought it was Kroenen from Hellboy which is a head I'm currently sculpting." I've been staring at my 8" Hellboy figures and thinking how awesome it would be to be able to sculpt some 3.75" versions. Also, the Mezco Hellboy comic line stopped before a lot of characters became mainstays in the Hellboy universe: Edward Grey, Devon and Captain Daimio hadn't been developed much yet, Kate had a much more minimal role, Panya hadn't appeared, and as for villains, Koshei the Deathless hadn't appeared, the Baba Yaga hadn't come into her own, and Gruaguach didn't even have a name yet when the Mezco line folded. The biggest missed opportunity for me was that Abe Sapien hadn't yet really become the kicking-ass-taking-names kind of guy he eventually became in the BPRD. So the line doesn't really take off. I'd love to customize some Hellboy figures, but I've got to learn how to sculpt the pieces myself, I think. The shapes of the figures are too specialized for regular customization. Anyone know a good website or a book that covers molding plastic? Obviously some of you guys know how to do it from somewhere. I know nothing, but I have some skill at sculpting. What do I need to get into it?
  20. That's cool. That's like a Terry Dodson drawing of Professor X.
  21. That is a work of art. That is magnificent.
  22. Received my Fantastic 3 3-pack and my No-X-force-Team-Lineup-I've-Ever-Seen X-force 3-pack in the mail. Bought them off of ebay for only slightly over what people seem to be paying in stores, so that was a happy event. Even though the X-force pack has no new characters in it, I actually ended up liking it best. That may just indicate my preference for X-men stuff over Fantastic Four stuff. But seeing the Astonishing Wolverine mold for the first time, as well as the deluxe Deadpool mold for the first time, I gotta say, they are really cool. The Astonishing Wolverine captures the bulk of Wolverine vs. his short stature--better than any of the other Wolverine figures. And while the costume isn't even close to what he wears while he's in X-force, the mask does look like it will be perfect for the Astonishing Wolverine figure they're releasing in wave 16. Deadpool, meanwhile, has bendable ankles, which beggars the question why, when they redid Deadpool's head for the Deadpool/Taskmaster 2-pack, they couldn't add the deluxe figure's legs on for added articulation? Some of this articulation stuff seems like a no-brainer to me. If you have created a more articulate mold for part of a figure, and it works with other figures of its shape, why not use it? I bought Scarlet Spider earlier in the day and I was admiring the thigh-cuts on the figure and how they helped him in terms of posability. Then I thought about that hinge on Dr Strange's hands, and I thought, "why don't they implement that for Spidey figures? Spider-man, at the very least, should be one of the most flexible and physically articulate of figures. He needs that stuff too, and they clearly know how to do it. Why don't they do it, then? And why, when they clearly now have the thigh-cuts on the black-Spider-man body, do some of the newer figures released with it not have the cuts? And since the cut seems so easy to make, and since a member of our own board demonstrated earlier this week in the Customs thread that if you have the balls to cut your Nightcrawler figure off at the thighs and put him back together he becomes much more posable, I wonder why they haven't done that to the Warpath/Gladiator mold--a mold that could really use the added articulation?
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