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Everything posted by ADour

  1. This figure's build is so much better than the retro figure. He's leaner and more proportionate. No neck balljoint means no weird neck gaps. The waist swivel means the figure doesn't need to rely on a diaphragm swivel to turn the torso side to side, which is something that completely breaks the flow of the torso deco in the retro figures. All of that plus pinless joints. Really hoping Hasbro uses this figure's build as the base for all Spider-Man releases going forward.
  2. So this is basically just comic-style Disney+ Hawkeye? This feels like one of those AliExpress custom figures.
  3. Pretty cool that Funko is making some pretty osbcure comic Iron Man armors like this one and the Model 39. Too bad this is also one of the very very few comic Iron Man Pops they've made.
  4. These "movie tie-in" one-shots written by Macchio are almost always continuity inserts. Sometimes they don't even take place in continuity at all. Nightmare is also currently dead, so even if Strange wasn't, it would still have to be out of current continuity.
  5. That's the one. I'm not sure if it needs to be strategically placed, it fits pretty well in Marvel Legends scale, especially if you consider that the Tin Man armor is meant to be pretty hefty. The figure is barely a hair taller than Hasbro's MK 7.
  6. Kinda surprised they went back to formula for Thor's costume, it's very much reminiscent of his Phase 2 uniform with the main difference being the more vibrant colorway.
  7. I was pleasantly surprised by Timeless. I thought it was going to be one of the usual string of short stories to hook new readers to upcoming books, but it was an almost entirely self-contained Kang story and a deep-dive into his psyche with only a single splash page amounting to teasers. The story was a treat (no surprise coming from Jed MacKay) and it was particularly helpful since I'm not all that familiar with Kang. Can't say I'm not too attached to Miracleman, but good to see something being done with the character.
  8. This thing is coming in 2022 and the root of the conflict (or at least one of the roots) has been established already. Ajak is very much unhappy with the Avengers using the corpse of a Celestial as their current base of operations.
  9. Some of the earliest promotional art for the movie featured the bracelet, and the reveal of this suit's Hot Toys figure did too. It wasn't too spoilery because although people noticed the bracelet, its functionality was only revealed in the movie, so all people knew was that the bracelet was something.
  10. Not that I would have expected Diamond to do much more than just repaint their Far From Home release, but even by that standard this is pretty lazy. The figure lacks any of the exposed circuitry texture that makes it stand out and its forearms should have a gold embroiderly-like pattern instead of being solid black. And it seems like Diamond had more time than Hasbro to design this figure on account that, at the very least, it doesn't have the red in the forearms from the earlier design. It would have been neat if they had designed a magical bracelet accessory, that would really have made the figure stand out.
  11. I gotta say, I'm still surprised by the amount of work they put on this figure on account that it's Shocker. That being said, Shocker is one of those B-list villains I hold close to my heart for some reason, so good for him.
  12. Not an out-of-the-left-field choice, which I think it's a nice thing. MacKay is going to be writing it, so that already makes me want to check it out. Now I just wonder how many issues until Black Cat guest-stars đŸ˜›
  13. That's interesting insight, thanks. Though I gotta ask, is it a certainity that making a new model from scratch would be easier?
  14. In response to a point brought up in the video: The reason Hasbro used the game's version of the Spider-Armor is because that way Insomniac saved them the trouble of sculpting. If they had made this figure using the fully comic accurate design, Hasbro would have had to design it from almost scratch. But by using a model provided by Insomniac, they only needed to give it points of articulation. Kinda funny that this figure is a Gamerverse release disguised as a retro one.
  15. Not only does this figure look fantastic, but ZD Toys also didn't skimp on the accessories. This is the best-looking MK L figure around its scale so far.
  16. Exactly! We've reached a point when Hasbro is confident making figures for characters like Luis, Happy Hogan and Katy. The general public eats up MCU merchandise and asks for seconds. I could understand Hasbro not investing in a line like this a few years ago, but I think there's no excuse now.
  17. I would like to see the Infinity Saga become a mainstay subline. I would like a "dependable" source of figures for older movies. Eleven years and counting waiting for Whiplash, Hasbro.
  18. With the previous two figures being from Age of Ultron, I feel like this one could have used the War Machine paintjob from that movie instead. I mean, they most definitely will re-release this figure with those colors in due time, but with the Iron Man MK 43 being a repaint away from the Iron Man MK 42, I think it would have made more sense to release War Machine MK 2 close to the MK 43, and then Iron Patriot MK 1 close to Iron Man MK 42.
  19. The posters for this movie have been pretty crappy, so I guess it's fitting this one looks like a toilet being flushed đŸ˜›
  20. I preferred MCUCollector's review of this figure. It really drove the point home of how much of an improvement this figure is to the Infinity War version, from the belt being more detailed to the torso being more pronounced to the head being more proportionate to the rest of the body.
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