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Everything posted by ADour

  1. Pretty much just copying my comment on the Black Widow figure announcement thread, but if these deluxe editions look like they're going to be reusing generic effect pieces, I think War Machine would really benefit from coming packaged with plently of "boom" "fwoosh" and "rattattatatta" effects. Like a souped-up version of the effect assortment that came with the ToyBiz War Machine. I'd love it if they did this for a Classic War Machine or MCU War Machine MK IV figure. For Iron Man, I'd love to see the MK 50 with a selection of nanoweapon accessories on par with the Figuarts weapon sets or the Nota and Takara Tony custom sets. I'd love to see that with comic armor as well (the Bleeding Edge and Model-Prime suits), but I feel they're less feasible since they're not MCU-related. And if a nano weapon set is too specific, I think an Iron Man could still come packed with more generic-looking effect pieces. Unibeam, long repulsor beams, a take-off base like the old Marvel Select figure, missiles, etc.
  2. A MK 4 War Machine like this would be a dream come true for me, since it's my favorite War Machine armor and it's the suit that packed the most firepower in all the movies. As for the MK 50, I feel the same as you. I always thought the crevices were too wide and deep. I mean, you can pretty much stick your nail into the creases in the abs and the helmet. The shoulders are also too wide. And while the 2-pack reissue fixed the color and added some sorely needed accessories, I never really liked that they only serve to recreate two very specific configurations. I always wanted something with more versatility and better mix-and-match opportunities, like the Figuarts nanoweapon sets.
  3. I'm all into getting a fourth MK 50 if it comes with a crazy amount of nano weapons. However, since this Black Widow release is reusing some parts, I wouldn't be surprised if these deluxe figures only come with generic accessories like explosions or muzzle flashes. In that case, a War Machine figure could really benefit from that.
  4. That's some import-tier accessory assortment. I really hope it's not a one-off.
  5. I've always been lukewarm about Pops, but I figured I would have to buy at least one to tick off the checkbox, so I decided to get their previous version of Tony with the Infinity Stones. Now I kinda feel a little bit cheated.
  6. With stories written by Al Ewing, normally reading the previous stories it uses as foundation is just a bonus, not a requirement. He makes sure to bring readers organically up-to-date with things they should know, so Empyre should be accessible if you want to give it a read.
  7. Marvel seems to going full in on continuity porn for this one. Thank god for Al Ewing.
  8. It doesn't look particularly captivating, but at least it looks presentable.
  9. Interviews mentioned that while the ban was specifically on vigilantes under 21, its ramifications were going to affect older yet-still-young characters.
  10. Doctor Strange has been a character that pretty consistently dipped into the horror genre, especially during his stint leading Marvel Premiere in the 1970s, which was basically a Lovecraft homage that introduced Shuma-Gorath. He fights physical embodiments of horror tropes like death, pain, suffering; and constantly journeys to the usual planes of existence "beyond human comprehension." Even in modern times the character's stories have still been rooted in cosmic horror. If the villain of his second movie was going to be a bad guy with such straightforward name as Nightmare, there is no way it wouldn't be partly a horror movie. And the movie wasn't even going to be full-blown horror. Feige has come out to clarify the movie was simply going to be scary. It's not like they intended to make the movie something out of Stephen King.
  11. I want this premise to intrigue me, but I just can't see past the "I can't believe it's not Arkham!" flavor.
  12. [Looks at my 13-figure Iron Man shelf while also having three more figures already coming my way] Sounds about right.
  13. I also would rather get other armor, but you can't deny thre's a high novelty factor about the scenario of getting Iron Man 2020 in 2020.
  14. I gotta throw one out there for Arthur Parks and argue that his modern design is pretty good (despite the bottleneck-shaped helmet, but it depends on how long do artists draw it), and the best to come out of the Iron Man rogues gallery redesigns by Salvador Larroca.
  15. ABC is also Disney so it's more of a "you can/can't play with your brother, ABC."
  16. Well, Fox's name is front and center because the movie was made by Fox. It's like the Star Wars movies showing the Lucasfilms logo, not to mention the movie was made before the buy-out. The Marvel logo does appear 30 seconds in, and the movie's official description reads "20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents..." Marvel might want to make a distinction between New Mutants and the MCU, but that distinction already exists.
  17. Proper figure engineering would solve any potential issues caused by the gears. While I agree that Classic Iron Man 2020 is the more recognizable form of the character, modern Iron Man 2020 is having his time in the spotlight right now, so he's the currently-relevant version of the character, with the added topicality of him becoming Iron Man specifically because we've reached the year 2020. If I could have it my way, I'd make Classic Iron Man 2020 a single-carded figure and Modern Iron Man 2020 a BAF. We have the Monster Venom wave as a precedent for a wave in which the BAF is just a different version of a character already in the wave.
  18. I want an Iron Man 2020 figure, but not the version you guys are talking about. This is probably the most topical Iron Man figure of all time, and if Hasbro doesn't make it before the end of Arno's current stint as Iron Man, I hope at least they make it before December. I wouldn't mind a classic Iron Man 2020, but it'd be just a retool of the 80 Years Iron Man. Not only I'd rather get modern Iron Man 2020 because it's the Prime Marvel Universe version of Arno, but also because it would require a new sculpt and that would give the figure more worth.
  19. There were reshoots planned (x). Due to the initial delays, it was rumored Fox was meddling too much with the film, but I think it was in part because of the shuffling caused by the Disney buy-out. It's not necessarily that the film was so bad they didn't want it out, it's just that nobody had really any idea where it was going to stand with the assimilation of the X-Men into Marvel Studios' catalogue. Then when director Josh Boone recently promoted the movie on Instagram, a fan asked him if the film to be released by Disney was going to be the "OG version" to which Boone replied “I wouldn’t be promoting it here if it wasn’t" (x), prompting people to assume Disney rescued Boone's original cut from the clutches of Fox executives and whatnot. People forget that it was reported all the way back in 2018 that initially Fox had Boone tone down the horror elements, and both parties agreed to turn the film into a young adult movie. However, after the success of It, Fox decided to double down on Boone's original vision: "At that point, Fox decided that instead of doing the three days of additional filming required to complete the YA movie that everyone had initially agreed to go make, the studio would change course and make a new version of the movie that was straight-up horror, which was what Boone and Lee originally wanted to do in the first place." (x) So it isn't that Boone had a vision, and it was completely warped by Fox. As it currently stands, Boone had a vision, he reached a compromise with Fox to make something more tame, but then Fox decided to go with Boone's original vision. On paper, that sounds like a good thing. Whether Fox did good by backing down or they should have moderated Boone, we'll see this April.
  20. After Arsenal's return in Tony Stark: Iron Man and deciding to get familiar with him by reading his previous appearances, I'd love a figure of him, in part because I can see parts of the Juggernaut mold being repurposed for it, so I see him as a realistic BaF choice.
  21. I might only collect Iron Man figures, but for releases like this I'm more than glad to play the "it's Iron Man-adjacent enough" pretext. Can't wait to get it and recreate the Iron Man #150 cover.
  22. "God made Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve." "There are only 2 sexes, not 32!" "LGBTXYZ agenda" "America is the greatest country on the planet. Anyone who says otherwise is the ignorant one." Never in my life I would have believed that my own two eyes were going come across this kind of phrases being used unironically. 2020 sure is something else.
  23. You really think I'm gonna dignify you with a debate? I have better things to do than humor somebody that sounds like what you get when you put a flat-earther and a comicsgater in a blender. Did this months-old movie really hurt you that bad that you feel the need to hijack a thread to bash it? Did Brie Larson personally travel to your house to murder your family, torture your dog and turn your toilet roll upside down? Holy heck, when you think there's only one with such unwarranted hateboner for this movie in this forum another one pops up and one ups him.
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