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  1. What I like the most out of this reveal is that it confirms 110% that this game and Insomniac's Spider-Man are not in the same reality. Now I wish I'd gotten into more arguments about it to deliver a few "toldja."
  2. Joke's on us, the Monday announcement will be accompanied by the official rebranding of the line to "X-Men Legends." Tagline: "What do you mean Marvel has other IPs?"
  3. The Tony Stark I've seen that it fits relatively well with Marvel Legends, but any armored figure looks pretty small based on comparison pics with Marvel Legends.
  4. I think the crux of the matter is each company's price and quality range. All of Iron Studios' products are crazy expensive. Their 1/10 statues cost around $150, are made with polystone and are hand-painted. They appeal to a niche target market that is willing to spend over a hundred bucks on a single collectible that is even made to be posed along with the company's other products. The only people that would buy this in an instant have to be either well-off or have skewed priorities. On the other hand, Marvel Legends appeals to a much more common market who can buy their offerings in supermarkets. It hits different for a company that makes high-end artisanal $150 collectibles to offer something for $350 than it is for a company that makes $25 figures to offer something for $350, even if it's worth the price tag.
  5. This figure looks fantastic, and it's neat they're starting to implement the pinless tech in figures besides the ones promoted to have it. I'm really hoping it's possible to fudge these effects on some of the MCU War Machine figures, even if it'd require sticky tac.
  6. Reposting my thoughts from the sightings and hauls thread: Best of Waves are meant for people that didn't get the original releases, so I can understand not improving on things like Iron Man's unibeam or the accuracy of the BAF. However, it feels a bit cheap to omit some of accessories from the original releases. That being said, Thor, Iron Spider and Black Panther already got international rereleases, so I think Ronin/Hawkeye could have been included in the place of either of those three. He could have been a kitbashed Hawkeye not too different from the kitbashed Black Widow. Speaking of her, kitbashing the Infinity War Black Widow with the Endgame headsculpt and dropping the vest works as a fan custom, but I think it's iffy as an official release since Black Widow's Endgame costume was not just her Infinity War wardrobe minus the vest.
  7. The very first Best of Wave ommitted the faceplate-up alternate heads for Iron Man MK XLIII and War Machine MK II. Not saying it justifies it, but unfortunately the precedent is there.
  8. From Damingtoys (x), new Best of Wave has hit Taiwan. BAF is Warrior Thanos, these are the figures: 0. Iron Man MK LXXXV (no BAF): Thor Wave repackage, minus Infinity Gauntlet 1. Captain America (right leg): Walmart exclusive repackage, minus alternate head and Mjolnir 2. Thor (head): Cull Obsidian repackage. 3. Black Widow (right arm and blade): Cull Obsidian repackage, with Target exclusive headsculpt and no vest 4. Black Panther (left leg): Okoye Wave repackage, with M'Baku Wave head 5. Rescue (torso): Hulk Wave repackage 6. Iron Spider (left arm): Thanos Wave repackage Some thoughts: Best of Waves are meant for people that didn't get the original releases, so I can understand not improving on things like Iron Man's unibeam or the accuracy of the BAF. However, it feels a bit cheap to omit some of accessories from the original releases. That being said, Thor, Iron Spider and Black Panther already got international rereleases, so I think Ronin/Hawkeye could have been included in the place of either of those three. He could have been a kitbashed Hawkeye not too different from the kitbashed Black Widow. Speaking of her, kitbashing the Infinity War Black Widow with the Endgame headsculpt and dropping the vest works as a fan custom, but I think it's iffy as an official release since Black Widow's Endgame costume was not just her Infinity War wardrobe minus the vest.
  9. I'd love to see something like this (with no soft goods, though) for Marvel Legends. It's a striking look for a civilian Tony Stark, and the display options with the accessories to make him be in the process of suiting up would be great.
  10. Yes, the time between new story elements popping up and the merchandise being made has been getting shorter, but I believe that if these story elements were being created in part with merchandise in mind, the gap would be closer to non-existant. Just take for example the synergy between Marvel Studios and Hasbro in the production of toys for a movie. It sounds counterintuitive that Marvel would keep merchandise in mind but not ensure the merchandise comes out faster than two years. A two-year gap is a long time. In addition to that, a lot of newer stories or story elements haven't even gotten merchandise at all. For example, the 2018 event Infinity Wars had this concept of the Infinity Warps, which was a new group of characters that each was the fusion of two heroes (Iron Man + Thor = Iron Hammer, Captain America + Doctor Strange = Soldier Supreme, etc.). The potential in merchandising of that idea was off the roof, but it's been two years and not even Funko Pops have been made of them. And as for the final part of your comment, that's the part I meant when I said that I agreed with part of the sentiment of your original reply. I personally endorse the idea of letting things breathe a bit before new events are made, and I wish the supply chain of events slowed down a bit, especially if sometimes turning a storyline into an event comes at the cost of its quality.
  11. I agree with part of the sentiment, but I think it's cynically overboard to think that milking the crap out of an idea and putting thought into it are mutually exclusive, especially in this specific case here. Both Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman have proved that they've put care into their plans with Venom, and they have been building it up since 2018. Like many other events in recent years (AXIS and War of the Realms being two examples), what editorial does is see a storyline with a potential and blow it into a full-fledged event. The quality of the story can be affected (in the case of AXIS, negatively) because of it, but it's far from being some cookie-cutted focus-group approved laundry list of things that sell. And Marvel doesn't put out merchandise specific to events in a significant way like you're making it sound to be, so the idea that Marvel is making events to sell toys has really nothing to back it up.
  12. Hasbro's basic figures have always been listed at 6 inches despite standing at roughly 5.75. That's been the case with their movie basic figures, their comic basic figures, and now their game basic figures.
  13. The cover is alright. It goes in line with the previous cover for the first game.
  14. I think this would be an interesting concept, and it being used for repaints would mean the budget in other areas like accessories shouldn't suffer much. However, I agree that it should be something better than just pieces of cardboard. I think Hasbro could really take a page from Diamond Select's playbook and do them like the interconnected bases Marvel Select has done in the past. The Danger Room that came with the X-Men figures, or the Avengers Facility that came with the Civil War movie figures.
  15. Toxin's non-Hulked out form always struck me as Spider-Man-inspired, which would add to it being red and blue. And as for how he actually looks, well, I already posted actual artwork of the character being evidently dark blue. In this cover you can even see him contrasted to a character who is wearing black.
  16. All of these are form his mini-series, be it interior art or covers (with the exception of the image in the bottom right). His lower half and lower arms very much look like they're dark blue. And it doesn't look like it's a case of blue being used for reflective lighing in a black surface, since it's too much of his surface that is colored blue for it to just be ambient light. The image in the bottom right comes from his appearance in the game Spider-Man Unlimited. It's also worth mentioning that the color of his speech bubbles used to be blue, which would make sense if he's half blue.
  17. I wouldn't say you were completely off the mark. It looks like a weird combo between the two. Because this figure has the bulk of Brock Toxin, and the headsculpt as well, but Mulligan Toxin is the one that was red and blue, while Brock was red and dark red. "Okay, so. Mr. Hasbro, which of the two versions of Toxin do we use for this figure?" "Both."
  18. That Iron Man looks fantastic. It's tempting, but at the same time I try to look the other way when it comes to Figuarts due to their "only slightly smaller than ML" scale. Maybe I can hope Hasbro eventually does something similar to it.
  19. Yup, and Ultimate Spider-Man had a Halloween special featuring characters from some other Disney Channel show. But that's the extent of Disney making Marvel cross over with other properties. I always found it funny how people back in 2010 were so worried Disney was going to have Mickey and Donald run around with the Avengers, when it is Warner who has had the Looney Tunes cross-over with DC characters.
  20. Disney has never had Marvel crossover with any other I.P. under their umbrella in any major way. I don't see why would that change with Alien and Predator, especially in terms of crossing over with the MCU, which is a lot more airtight than the comics when it comes to doing its own thing and only that.
  21. Nobody is talking about a crossover movie between Marvel and Alien and/or Predator. I wasn't. And the announcement certainly doesn't either. The announcement isn't even about movies. Read the text. It's about Marvel making Alien and Predator comics. The wording makes it seem like the comics will be set in the I.P.'s own universe, but Finch's comment seems to indicate there could be a crossover.
  22. Disney has contributed to plenty of R-rated movies through their subsidiaries. Last year they released an R-rated movie (Stuber) through 20th Century Fox. Bob Iger has even come forward to say that people could expect Deadpool to remain R-rated. So I don't see where does this assumption come from.
  23. I'm not saying that he should be scrawny, just not overly-muscular. People can still have musculature and be lean, which is what I'd expect of Spider-Man, since he's a character known for speed and acrobacies. If you take John Romita's artwork as an example, which is this figure's main reference, he didn't draw Peter with either big or toned muscles. And the figure also doesn't really work for a modern Spider-Man since modern Spider-Man isn't looking like a body-builder either. I think a good example of a mid-20s Peter is the design for PS4 Spidey, especially since he even has a skin in which he's only wearing underwear. He has toned muscles, but he's still lean. On the other hand, the contour of this figure's legs and hips is like a mountainside.
  24. The running gag of the Superior Foes was that they were the Sinister Six despite being five people, so maybe this is Hasbro's own take on it. "They're the Sinister Six, but they are only five characters... aaand there are only four figures."
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