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  1. I look at Jubilee and the first scenario that comes to mind is that a packet of mustard exploded behind her at the McDonalds of the local mall where she goes to the arcade. Two things I'm noticing that these figures are missing that would help sell the cel shaded look would be a matte finish and some panel lining, Just look at how Diamond Select does it and how much better they pull it off:
  2. That's a fantastic upgrade for Silk. This new webbing hand looks a thousand times better than the tacky thing the Fan Vote version (and Julia Carpenter) came with. And that headsculpt is also great, Silk finally looks Korean. Setting aside the pinless body since Hasbro was barely getting started with them back then, this is what the Fan Vote release should have looked like.
  3. Since Nakayama is doing the packaging artwork, now I'm thinking it's a missed opportunity not to repurpose his own recent Iron Man variant cover. Not that it's the end of the world, it would just have been a clever move for consistency. (I think it's also possible he got comissioned this cover after Hasbro was set on the packaging design for this wave)
  4. Next year is the 10th anniversary of Iron Man 3, so while I'm not holding my breath, I would love to see a special line of the MK 1-7 with Hall of Armor docks plus a Tony Stark to recreate the scene of Tony testing the MK 42. It would be a perfect opportunity to do all the remaining MKs they need to update all at once.
  5. Aww, c'mon, Funko. I'm trying to not fall into the Pop rabbit hole. And on a side note, when's Hasbro gonna make something like this? They're really sitting on making a Hall of Armor set.
  6. Really hope it's a sequel to Ewing's Defenders from last year. I would eat up an ongoing Defenders series by him.
  7. Another ZD Toys reveal, another ounce to the pain I feel because they're not in Marvel Legends scale. Well, I might not be able to put them in my Marvel Legends shelves, but at least I have planned to build them their own display... when I have more space.
  8. She reminds me of Riri's childhood friend Natalie. If they go the route of the comics, I could see Ross playing both Natalie and N.A.T.A.L.I.E.
  9. The visible eyes look great on the modern Doom headsculpt though. The process doesn't require to paint through the eye slits. Rather, the headsculpt has a framework where the eyes are sculpted and painted, and then the external layer of the face is added on top, with no need to make the faceplate removable. Hasbro also applied the same principle in a slightly different way on the Rage figure.
  10. Oh, god. That Iron Man is just beautiful. This is exactly what I've been waiting for from a Marvel Legends scale MK 50. The price point hurts to be honest, but I think it's a good investment. Especially with all of those accessories.
  11. Normally when an armor doesn't have a unique name I stick to the "Model XX" nomenclature, but I would say "Back to Basics" is a decent moniker.
  12. The figure's decent, but I think the biggest misfires are the eyes and the color. The suit is supposed to be dark chrome, so it should've used a dark red and a paler gold. And if they wanted to go the extra mile, Hasbro could've applied that carbonized technique they have for Star Wars figures. I mean, Alex Ross' design notes on this figure literally say a key distinction is a reflective mirror finish. The eye slits should be thinner. And another extra-mile effort would've been to include the eyes under the mask, another distinct feature of this armor. Hasbro did it for Iron Man 2020 and they do it for Doctor Doom figures, so it would've been doable. I'm still happy that this figure got made. It's rare for Hasbro to make modern figures for a new look while the character is still sporting it. Alongside this wave's Thor and the House of X stuff, Hasbro seems to really be picking up the pace when it comes to making topical figures, and I'm happy for it. I just wish this is how the armor looked like:
  13. I'm happy with these reveals. Only two figures interest me, but they interest me a lot. The Model 70 Iron Man was a great choice, and I'm glad that Hasbro made it fairly quick. Normally, they take their sweet time to make a figure out of any character's new costume that by the time that figure comes out, the character has already moved on. And even though I'm not interested in Thor, the same for him. With these two figures and the House of X wave, I'm happy to see Hasbro make topical figures faster. However, I'm a bit disappointed in the colors of the suit. It would have been neat if the red was darker and the gold less saturated so it matched the coloring of the armor in Iron Man's book. I also think this was a big missed opportunity not to do the faceplate like a Doctor Doom figure. One of the defining traits of this armor is that Tony's eyes can be visible behind the slits, so it would have been neat if that was the case. The other figure I'm interested in is the Controller. I've been waiting for this one ever since Hasbro made that classic Thanos. Kind of a bummer Iron Man is the BAF-less figure of this wave, since that means I'll have to track down all of the pieces loose.
  14. I think the two more likely candidates are a cell-shaded black suit from the 90s cartoon, as a companion piece to Venom, or Spider-Man 3's black suit since Hasbro is already making a Tobey Maguire figure. Aside from a new paintjob, all it needs is a new upper torso and back to accomodate for the different spider symbol.
  15. This brief era has been really fun. It was a breath of fresh air after Spencer's run got stale towards its end. If that Timeless one-shot is anything to go by, Ben is going to become the Spider-Man of Los Angeles. That could be fun.
  16. She started wearing the coat alongside the rest of Nextwave, so there's a parody element in that. But then it just stuck. As for this costume, I think it would look better without the vest, but I have to admit I find this detail cute since it looks very similar to Blue Marvel's own vest, and he's Monica's boyfriend. So at least it serves a narrative purpose.
  17. And one with plug-in rollerskates I hope. I just hope they eventually make this mold pinless. Deluxe War Machine already had pinless arms, so they just need to use them on the Iron Men, and include pinless legs. Being pinless would actually have been a great selling point for this figure, IMO.
  18. I'm warming up to this figure, but god. Why make a new torso if you're not going to make it accurate? Either way, I'm gonna get it. I'd rather have this one in my collection than keep the 2013 Iron Monger wave version.
  19. It's just a standard old-school Marvel marketing blurb, like addressing the reader as "True Believer." There's not much to think about it.
  20. For a few years? "All-New, All-Different X" dates back to the Giant-Size X-Men team:
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