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  1. 54 minutes ago, tarot said:

    usually it straight up for Pre-orders so keep an eye on all social media and etailer.

    that being said, for the love of all that is holy, Hasbro please make this the last X-figure for a while. I love the x-men as much as most if not more then some people but please do something else. I will even take the over hyped Venom based figures or the subpar Gamerverse wave. ANY BESIDES X-MEN!!

    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?"


  2. 4 hours ago, McHogan said:

    I got a S.H. Figuarts Tony Stark some time  ago. Having it standing with Legends Iron Men figures he actually scales better than you’d think. If you take into account that a normal sized human would be smaller than the armor he fits in. 

    The only other Figuarts figure I had was Ant-Man but since his size is relative he also fit in pretty nicely 

    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.


  3. 1 hour ago, tarot said:

    I will never understand why people complain about the sentinel being over price when they would buy this in an instance.

    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.


  4. 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.


  5. spacer.pngFrom 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.


  6. 6 minutes ago, abnuggler said:

    No, I dont think that's the case with selling toys or making merchandise, I just think that some times this new focus and practice lends itself perfectly to create more merchandise of things that otherwise wouldnt be waranted, I dont think Marvel's comic division thinks too much of making stories, characters or designs just to sell toys and merchandise, but I do think that these "events" that now happen too often make it easier for companies who have merchandising rights to tie into these events, in the case of toys its clear that even though toy companies dont influence the comics directly they are kept in mind when coming up with these events cause toys usually take about 2 years from planning, logistics and production to see the light of day so its reasonable to think that these toy companies know what's comming down the line from the comics in advanced cause it seems like those times between when the comics come out and toys "inspired" from those comics has been shortened a lot. In any case I think one thing is the toy part of the problem of fatigue created by milking characters and another is the comic side by the editorial seeing potential in a storyline and making it bigger than it should was originally planned by the creative team behind that book, just to create more sales in crossovers. In any case one feeds the other and in some cases it works but in most cases it just creates a fatigue in the consumer's mind (maybe the storyline isnt that bad but youre reading it and all of a sudden the next big event is already announced and its just one after another)

    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.


  7. 10 minutes ago, abnuggler said:

    I think marvel has been just grabbing what they see is popular and just going overboard, it happened with Spiderverse, later with Deadpool now its Venom, it seems like if some story or character or storyline suddenly is seen popular on its own they grab it and make it global in all their titles/characters and beat the horse untill its dead just to sell as fast and as easily as possible rather than really putting some good thought into storylines, this is mainly what has been affecting comics over the last years, they seem to care less about developing good intresting stories and more on just selling as much as possible with as little effort as they can, this practice also helps in creating more and more merchandise to sell (specially on toys) that otherwise would feel gimmicky or dumb 

    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.


  8. 6 minutes ago, JayC said:

    Hmmm well Hasbro does have them listed on their website as 6", but they were the shortest 6" figures I've ever seen.

    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.


  9. 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.


  10. 1 hour ago, EvilHayato said:

    I have the first issues of Toxins (mulligan) comic when he debuted and he was never blue. Not sure where you are getting that unless in many later comics hes in, he has blue. I did a quick google search and didnt see anything aside from one picture that showcased him with any kind of blue color. 

    spacer.png 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.


  11. 4 hours ago, tarot said:

    Looks like I was wrong. It's actually Brock again.

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    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."


  12. 13 hours ago, leokearon said:

    The only crossover I can think of is the Marvel/Phineas and Ferb one and that was pretty weak.

    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.


  13. 1 hour ago, Gigantor said:

    For now, it's just comics related, you really don't think Marvel/Disney aren't salivating at the thought of crossing These 2 franchises in the MCU?

    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.


  14. 1 hour ago, Gigantor said:

    So ya think a Spiderman/Predator movie won't be PG? Only way it would stay R rated if it's a DP vs Pred movie.  Same with an Avengers vs Aliens crossover, PG rated all the way. Can't spook the little minions in the theatre, mommy will have a cow. Or is the Pred/Alien universe gonna stay separate from the MCU?

    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.


  15. 14 hours ago, Gigantor said:

    Oh well, say goodbye to bloody gore in any future movies with these 2 characters now that Disney owns em. 

    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.


  16. 14 hours ago, Atlantis said:

    This is true to an extent, but he would've had to have some development over the years given what he's been doing. His body wouldn't stay at that of a 15 year old scrawny bookworm. Could they be a bit smaller, sure, but where theyre at here doesn't bother me.  

    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.


  17. 3 hours ago, AnotherPunkChef said:

    I'm shocked we haven't gotten Overdrive yet, because we got the REST of the Superior 6 like, Five years ago, was it?

    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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