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  1. I can't wait to replace the original Rescue release with this one. Always wanted the drones and the extra heads are a nice touch. Good thing I only collect Iron Man figures, so I can sell the Captain Marvel to cushion the cost.
  2. Saying "no comment" might as well be an indirect admission. It's just how it works. And the same way you can ask what's the point of talking to people if they're going to lie, it's worth mentioning that Garfield keeps denying that he's in No Way Home because people keep asking him about No Way Home despite his initial denial. At this point people are just having fun with it, and you could argue that the people that interview him are also to blame since they constantly put him in the spot, and he needs to giggle his way out of breaching a NDA.
  3. The Spider-Man wave looks extremely solid. However, I gotta say looking at the new Spider-Man mold with the Ben Reilly costume only enhances my dislike for it. He looks so chonky compared to the more lean physique of post-80s Spider-Man. As for the Hobgoblin, I have to wonder why can't Hasbro just ape the Spider-Man Classics Hobgoblin. That one was the ultimate Hobgoblin headsculpt. Make the eyes bigger, just grab that Amazing Spider-Man #238 splash page and make it 3D. I also feel a bit hurt by the blurb in the Lady Loki packaging. "Agent of Asgard" it says, but the figure doesn't even represent the Agent of Asgard version of Lady Loki, and it only helps remind me how much I wish Hasbro tackled Loki's modern design.
  4. Funnily enough, this actually carries a lot of consequences. One of the subplots of the main X-Men series is that people like Ben Urich are raising their eyebrows when they notice previously-dead mutants walking about with no explanation. One of the razors dangling above Krakoa is that their resurrection protocols prevent precogs from being returned to life, since they don't want anybody to know that Krakoa is pretty much destined to burn to the ground. Of course that means denying a person like Mystique the resurrection of Destiny, and that's what Inferno will be about.
  5. SHOCKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRR, YOU CAN'T ESCAPE MEEE! I'LL CHASE YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EAAAAARTH! On a different note, I think this figure really demonstrates this mold's issue of a lack of a waist cut. The diaphragm swivel is the only way to turn the torso sideways, but that completely breaks the aesthetic of the figure since it slices the spider emblem in two. This problem would be absent with a waist cut.
  6. All the new artwork shown in this trailer makes me happy Patrick Gleason is drawing this. I always thought it was a shame that he did so little in Spencer's run.
  7. You mean X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine? The announcement didn't say it was about him dying. Plus, current X-Men status quo saw mutants find a way to cheat death, they basically respawn and don't make a deal about it.
  8. He almost had a PS2/Xbox game in 2003, too bad it got canned, and pretty late into production considering it had a trailer and even some comic ads.
  9. For a ToyBiz tribute I instantly picture a packaging mimicking the clamshell. Straight-up using a clamshell would be expensive and excessive, so a bubble blister with the aesthetic of ToyBiz's figures would be close enough. Like with the other 6" retro lines, the figures don't need to look old-school, it's all about the aesthetic of the packaging. If I'm hopeful, I would also contemplate some bases, since those were one of ToyBiz's strong points. Maybe some extra paint apps like you mentioned too.
  10. I've heard good things about Zdarsky's Daredevil run, but always felt like I would have to do a lot of catch-up, so this might be a good jumping-in point. ... Gah, I can't believe I've fallen for the "lets make every issue a #1" marketing shtick.
  11. I don't see why are you feeling attacked when I'm doing the opposite of attacking you. The #NotAllMen was just a tongue-in-cheek comparison because I'm feeling the situation reads a bit like "#NotAllOldTimers." All I did was clarify what I meant and expressed that if you don't think what I said applies to you, then it doesn't.
  12. Two appearances in What If? so far. One dead and the other undead. Always the short end of the stick for poor ol' Clint Barton.
  13. To #NotAllMen what I said and clear things up: I was alluding to the kind of "old timer" that I described, the ones that seclude themselves in the comics of their youth and have a knack for talking about newer material from a place of ignorance, often negatively. If you feel like you shouldn't be alluded to because you're not that kind of person, then don't worry because my post wasn't alluding to you.
  14. Oh, man. This must be the dementia kicking in. I've already mentioned that I don't mind critical thinking... as long as the "thinking" part isn't excluded, like it happens in this forum. I can mention and I have mentioned the things I don't like about current Marvel. I can complain about Jason Aaron's Avengers, I can complain about Christopher Cantwell's Iron Man (imagine how I must feel that my all-time favorite character is in the hands of such inept writer), I can complain about Donny Cates' Venom and how much I dread his upcoming Hulk after Al Ewing's beautifully-crafted instant classic run. Heck, I could even nitpick about books I enjoy moderately like Nick Spencer's Amazing Spider-Man, Kelly Thompson's Captain Marvel or Dan Slott's Fantastic Four. In other online communities I even actively diss some of these books. But you know what's the difference between me and you? That I just named all of those writers and series. You can't. Because you have no idea of what you're talking about. All you do is yap based on hearsay, speculation and breadcrumbs of information. I would like to bring up something you said. You called all of these announcements crap. Personally, I can tell you why I think She-Hulk will be fantastic. Because she's back to her regular self after Jason Aaron bastardized her by making her closer to Bruce Banner in both temper and physique, and because the book is being written by Rainbow Rowell. A writer who just finished a fantastic 38-issue run on Runaways, where she showed a deep care for both characters and continuity. She also did a one-page feature starring She-Hulk in Marvel Comics #1000 that was wonderful. Now... what can you say to back up calling it crap? What has actually formed your opinion? Nothing. That's what I'm getting to any time I poke fun of you old timers. Not that you're criticizing Marvel, but that you're doing so ignorantly. To better illustrate my point. I will go a different route and explain why I think Avengers Forever will be crap. Because it's written by Jason Aaron, a creator so infamous that other writers poke fun at him in their own books. He's a guy so obsessed with leaving a mark that his books are characterized by drastic and nonsensical retcons or status quo changes. His books are full of purple prose they become a drag to read. He writes the Avengers like caricatures of themselves, and one of the worst offenders is his Tony Stark. This Avengers Forever book will star (an alternate version of) Tony Stark, so I don't trust he will do the character justice. That's why I can tell you this book will be crap. But what can you say to back up calling it crap?
  15. That's... quite the takeaway considering all that's been announced so far about She-Hulk is that Jennifer will be back to being a lawyer and about Moon Girl that it's going to star Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. The first one is the character's normal setting and the second one is literally just the protagonists. That's all the blurbs accompanying the announcements said. I feel like if you were to tell me an Iron Man run sounds an awful lot like a previous run because it stars Tony Stark being an inventor.
  16. Funnily enough I think it's the "domestic Avengers" part that caught my attention the most. I'm just not a tactical game guy.
  17. I had been wondering how the co-writing duties were going to play out after noticing that the solicit for issue #3 only had Ram V listed on writing duties. I think this is an interesting approach. Ewing does the cosmic stuff since space is his place, and Ram V does the gritty stuff. The band and album analogy is really hyping me up too.
  18. And just like Jameson, you also glossed over them without even a single thought (and I can keep making comparisons including a shared penchant for rambles). Classic Jameson. Classic Gigantor.
  19. I'm excited for Timeless because of MacKay, plus the art team is solid. I'll check out She-Hulk because of Rainbow Rowell, I have no attachment to She-Hulk but I loved Rowell's Runaways so I'm glad that wasn't her only Marvel gig. It's also neat to see Slott getting to do the Reckoning War after teasing it so long ago, plus it will give him something to focus on instead of unnecessary family drama. I'm cautiously optimistic for Avengers Forever because I like Exiles-type stories, plus it's spearheaded by an alternate Tony Stark. However, I don't trust Aaron with writing Tony. I guess it's a double edged sword. At least Aaron Kuder will make it look pretty. I've heard great things about Zdarsky's Daredevil, but I feel like it's a bit too late to jump in so I'll be skipping Devil's Reign. I'm not into the X-Men, so there goes Wolverine. And I'm also not interested for Moon Girl, though I guess it's neat that she's got a new book considering I've heard her previous ongoing did really well with middle-grade readers.
  20. I'm not joking he wouldn't come with pants, but with interchangeable sculpted parts to make him either pantful or pantless. Alternatively, I'm not a fan of soft goods, but imagine if he came with fabric pants that could be stretched a bit so he could hold them like this: After all, the Legends team does love Nextwave 😛
  21. The only place for LEDs I can think of would be some kind of giant flame effect, but that'd still be superfluous IMO. Since we're on the topic of Foom, I think it would be hilarious if one of the features was an interchangeable crotch and upper legs for both the pants and pantless looks.
  22. Fin Fang Foom would be a perfect character for HasLab. On the other hand, I wouldn't want him to be on HasLab. Not unless they avoided adding any superfluous electronics that really only help jack up the price tag.
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