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  1. What a nice variety in this X-Men Lege-- I mean, Marvel Legends stream. Glad to see all corners of the Marvel Universe being touched on, and not just one. Oh, well. I don't think I can give the Hasbro team too much flak since they've also revealed a whole two (2!!) Spider-Man figures... Hmphf... Okay, I shouldn't be that acerbic. I'm just bummed since I was hoping for at least some more reveals instead of a 90% X-Men stream. Next year is also the Avengers' 60th anniversary, and so far they've only stretched the reveal of the next wave over like three months. But speaking of the Spider-Man reveals, I can't believe they've gone ahead and once again made an Insomniac Spider-Man figure on a buck instead of giving it a unique sculpt. Well, at least it looks more accurate than the first one did. But that's the only thing it has going for it.
  2. I feel the exact same way. And similarly with Figuarts, except those are too small for Legends. However, if Mafex decided to start doing figures like these... Now that'd spell trouble for my wallet.
  3. I just noticed something about Iron Man's packaging. The complementary armor is taken from a cover that features the wrong armor. Good to see Hasbro help perpetuate the constant misidentification of the Pentagon Armor as the Extremis Armor and vice versa.
  4. Marvel NOW! Iron Man is one of the redos I want the most. Unlike the previous Extremis Iron Man, I have outright refused to buy Hasbro's initial attempt at the armor. The figure has the potential to look beyond fantastic if they do it properly. It would be the biggest Marvel Legends redemption in my eyes.
  5. Jesus, that Extremis Iron Man is a thing of beauty. They captured the design perfectly, and even nailed the slight roundness of the helmet. And, unlike their first version, they painted the jaw gold. I really have to give Hasbro props for this one, they even got it doing the three-point landing pose for the promotional renders.
  6. You're right, but this 5-pack is meant to represent the different forms of Spider-Man throughout the years, so Funko is already making this mistake. I think it would also be easier to fudge a cape-wearing Prodigy as Peter as opposed to a female-presenting Dusk as Peter.
  7. Feels like a major missed opportunity that this pack isn't just all the Slingers. You already got two of them, just add Dusk and Ricochet. Maybe if you want to keep it a 5-pack, just add a female Dusk as well so the figures can double as either Peter or the actual Slingers.
  8. Oh, wow. This is the first time a Marvel Unlimited figure has gotten a package. I'm still not interested in upgrading to plus this year, but this definitely amps up the value of both the figure and the membership kit. I hope this is a precedent and not an exception for the following years.
  9. In defense of this figure, the silver is supposed to be have a tint like that. In defense of Capcom, War Machine being an Iron Man repaint wasn't a lazy way to get War Machine into MvC, but rather a clever way to get Iron Man into MvC. Iron Man had previously appeared in Marvel Super Heroes, but his video game rights became tied up when Acclaim Entertainment started developing the Iron Man/X-O Manowar crossover game. Capcom repainting Iron Man and calling him War Machine was more than anything a loophole to ensure the character appeared in MvC in some shape. And in ToyBiz's defense, their repainted-Modular-Iron-Man War Machine was in turn a homage to MvC. The figure also came out in 2006, and ToyBiz had already made a proper Marvel Legends War Machine the year prior. It's also worth mentioning that their MvC War Machine wasn't meant to be a figure on its own right, but a variant of the Face-Off Iron Man, so it makes sense that it would be only a repaint.
  10. Wow, they came really close to this digibash I made back in 2021: Not to knock Hasbro down, but I think I prefer the colors in this one, athough hopefully the promo images are just a bit darker than reality.
  11. You're correct (and I appreciate the ping, btw). War Machine being a palette swap of Modular Iron Man is exclusive to MvC (and there's a fun story involving legal loopholes and video game licensing tied to that).
  12. Good for the overworked VFX artists. Now the grip around their neck has loosened juuuuust a tad bit.
  13. I really wish they had taken advantage of this opportunity to retool the arms and legs to make it pinless.
  14. I gotta admit that I'm warming up to this design. I still wish it was a bit more Iron Manny, mostly because Riri is supposed to be Tony's successor in the MCU, but I'm excited for her debut.
  15. Good thing the Proton Cannon is not the main reason I want this MAFEX comic Iron Man, Hasbro really showed how it's done. Not only in terms of the size, but also the sculpt, color, and the inclusion of a support stand. While I'm relieved to see that this figure is in perfect scale with Marvel Legends, I gotta admit I'm not in a hurry to get it. Looking at it and A.I. Iron Man side-by-side and I have to say that prefer the frame of Hasbro's figure. Really the only thing Hasbro needs to do to make me stop contemplating this purchase is to make a classic Iron Man that is pinless, has visible eyes, and comes with rollerskates.
  16. Pulsar Cannon this, Plasma Cannon that. It's Proton Cannon. Wait, actually it's not even that. It's... PROTON CANNONNNNN Joking aside, I'm loving this release. I'm happy that Hasbro is trying out different kinds of effects for Iron Man, and the headsculpts this figure comes with are exactly what I wanted it to come with. I might have to get two of these, for the Into the Iron-Verse section of my shelves, one as MvC Iron Man and the other as animated Iron Man.
  17. Interesting development. Although I was looking forward to the story being delivered in a serialized format (and with 5+ hours of total running time), a movie might be for the best, considering the plot would tentatively be pretty straightforward. A lot of the D+ shows have suffered from pacing issues, so maybe this is just Marvel learning from their mistakes. That being said, a movie is more high-profile than a show, so there's that. I'm happy that Rhodey will get that kind of exposure and budget.
  18. I have to say that I'm starting to warm up to Ironheart's design. The jetpack and lateral blasters are an interesting touch, reminds me of House of M Iron Man.
  19. I'm kinda glad that the Iron Man figure is light on accessories, that should lower the price-point and make this figure a lot more accessible. I do wish he had a diorama piece like the Figuarts version, though. Also, I don't see the point of having two battle damaged unmasked heads that use the same sculpt and only differ in the amount of damage. They should have either made one of the unmasked heads a clean version, or they should've given it a different sculpt with a more fierce expression.
  20. I'm not really reading into anything at all. I'm just spitballing my first thoughts when I hear about an Iron Man game being in development.
  21. I'm cautiously optimistic about this game. The armor design looks interesting, kinda like the MCU Mark 3 the comic Model 51 had a baby. I'm honestly more worried about the writing, and by that I mean the characterization. Most if not all Iron Man adaptations in other media since 2008 have leaned heavily on RDJ's portrayal as a blueprint, but in a "carbon copy" kind of way. I really hope Motive takes a look at the way Square Enix adapted Tony's character for the Avengers game, and then does the opposite.
  22. Sounds like fun. I'm not familiar with Levitz's work, but I do know for sure that anything drawn by Alan Davis is a treat.
  23. Making Wanda's Hellfire Gala her new default costume is a fantastic choice. I'm not too familiar with Orlando, but I liked Darkhold well enough. I'm not attached to Wanda, but I might check it out.
  24. To give the MK 2 some credit, I like that they gave it a distinct visual language from Iron Man's armors, being more blocky and angular. That being said, I agree that making it streamlined wasn't the best idea, and I also agree with the MK 4 from Infinity War being the best armor. The modular weapons backpack is a thing of beauty, and I love the figher jet-inspired aesthetic with the camo pattern.
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