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  1. I got some of the new figures from China. Bishop, both Sandmen, and both Beasts.

     

    Sandman is very fine. No complaints.

     

    The new figures are very lightweight. The sculpts do look really good. The painting is not terrible, but it's all flat colors, with no shading or definition. Doesn't look quite like Marvel Universe figures in that respect.

     

    Otherwise, all the things we've been grumbling about are true. I admit the sculpts are better, and more detailed than I'd given them credit for. But the articulation is taken waaaaaay down on these figures. No torso, no waist, very limited neck (these guys can only look side-to-side.

     

    When you say the head can only move side to side, are you saying the Ball jointed head itself is now gone?

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    How far away is n.y.c.c? Does any one think they will have more news on m.u.i up coming waves?

    It's next month. I bet we see some painted prototypes that we didn't see at SDCC.

     

    Unlikely. Hasbro has only been to NYCC once and that was when Vonner ran the line. Since then, they just do a press event normally to show off upcoming movie figures. I see Age of Ultron Legends in our future and maybe some 3 3/4 love there hopefully. But I don't see Infinite getting anything except maybe the same figures again perhaps packaged.

  3. Yer soz, I forgot to mention I made it yesterday. I know yodaminch and dodge seemed as gutted as me wen their was no news on her release. So I made one. Just wanted to show em.

    Very nice. Shame it's not real though. Some time ago I won an Emma custom on ebay. Since Hasbro seemed in no hurry, I thought she'd be a good placeholder. Looks like she's sticking around for a while longer: photo4.jpg

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    I ordered on the 19th and still haven't heard anything either. I guess we are just lower on the list.

    They must have gotten a tiny shipment. I'm seeing a lot of people who haven't gotten theirs yet. Did BBTS under order? Did Hasbro under-produce?

     

     

     

    I get the impression Hasbro is sending small portions at a time based on who ordered earliest. I got a notice that my Legends Guardians Iron Man was in, but was still waiting on Star Lord. I decided to cut my losses and found him at Target. Just shipped my loot with wave 3 today hoping it arrives before the 4th.

  5. Hasbro can't keep claiming its a kid focused line and charge the prices they do. For any parent or kid with an allowance, it's the choice between the 10 or 11 dollar Iron Man or Darth Vader. Or pay 6 or 7 for the less articulated version. It's that garbage of multiple lines with the same character that kills everything. If Iron Man and Cap were only available in AI, the argument about catering to both would be valid. It's not. It's the perception from Stall and others that this is a kids line that is killing things.

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    The line was DOA the moment they hose to stick Iron Man and Cap in that line and keep the same inventory number as Marvel Universe. Hence why Target has none. Also, they overshipped the final repack case of Marvel universe so TRU can't even find room. And Wal*Mart just seems to have given up entirely despite having the most room out of all three retailers.

     

    As far as I am concerned, this is an online exclusive line.

    Hasbro didn't overship the final repack case. TRU overordered it. There is a very profund difference in that statement.

     

    TRU did the same with Retaliation Wave 4, to the point that stores are now drowning in pegs of Alley-Vipers, Fireflys, Battle-Kata Roadblocks, etc.

     

     

    TRU overordered Marvel Universe but because the last case was all they had, Hasbro shipped it as opposed to maybe trying to transition to Avengers Infinite. The bigger problem there being that Hasbro made that repack case in the first place. We assumed it was to get Northstar out- which never happened. Additionally, figures people wanted (Omega Red) weren't in this case so now they get repacked in Avengers Infinite. Since Hasbro controls what goes in the case, I hold them accountable for releasing figures that sit. In theory, the final case probably shouldn't have sat. And part of that can be on TRU's pricing. But a large part is how bad Hasbro has been at getting product to stores.

     

    The point being that Hasbro did handicap Avengers Infinite right out of the starting gate. And the problems have no resolved.

  7. The line was DOA the moment they hose to stick Iron Man and Cap in that line and keep the same inventory number as Marvel Universe. Hence why Target has none. Also, they overshipped the final repack case of Marvel universe so TRU can't even find room. And Wal*Mart just seems to have given up entirely despite having the most room out of all three retailers.

     

    As far as I am concerned, this is an online exclusive line.

  8. Jubilee is still hanging at Target. The last wave is occupying 2-3 pegs at TRU- Seriously every last figure so if anyone needs anyone in particular, let me know. And I doubt Wal*Mart even has this on their layout given they keep downsizing. So since March I have not seen a trace of Avengers Infinite. This line is pretty much as DOA as we predicted. I preordered Whirlwind and Death's head off eBay. I'll take my chances on Red She-Hulk and Thor. Preordered the next two waves through BBTS and we'll see what happens. I'm not expecting much to change at retail. I just want Emma at this point.

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