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  1. On 9/26/2021 at 7:33 PM, toycrypt said:

    Quake..........and still no Avalanche. I'm an OT. I don't really know who Quake is but I'm assuming she is a female version of Avalanche with similar powers I'm guessing from the picture. So frustrating.....fans have been asking for Avalanche for over a decade. 

    I feel like "a female version of Avalanche" is a misnomer. She does have seismic powers too, but Avalanche doesn't hold the trademark on them. Quake is one of the most important players of the modern history of S.H.I.E.L.D. (having even been director for a while), a member of the Secret Warriors, and has also been in the Avengers.

  2. On 9/25/2021 at 4:28 PM, RoMe00150 said:

    #$## was that a thing? Was my dad's bday the same day that happened(he was bummed about that) so I wasn't online too much

    Unfortunately it was, I even remember being in a Discord server that had to kick a dude because he was having a meltdown over the way Lee's deaths would affect the comics.

  3. On 9/23/2021 at 2:20 AM, Gigantor said:

    Problem is that  in the past 15 yrs, Marvel editors have allowed writers to throw whomever they want on the team irigardless If they're already members of other teams or they've always been flying solo such as DD, Spidey & the Hulk. They were throwing 3/4 of the FF on the team for chissakes! The Avengers used to be the military equivalent of the USMC, only the best of the best were voted on to join the ranks of earth's mightiest. Heck, if you participated in the Christmas trimmings of the tree at the mansion, that rates automatic membership according to some.   Use to be a time when only around 25 or so characters in the Marvel universe had the distinction of being Avengers, now it's probably in the hundreds. Being an Avenger has lost it's luster when just bout anyone can be a member. So now people want super lame figures of characters to be made as Avengers that had no business ever even being on the team. 

    I feel like this interpretation of the Avengers is a bit funny considering the very first non-founding member of the team (not counting Cap since he's a honorary founder) was a "commie" collaborator whose self-appointed entry exam consisted of him breaking into the heroes' headquarters and tying up their butler.

  4. On 9/21/2021 at 4:41 PM, Fyrefly21 said:

    I'm still confused by this. Both of these figures were widely available a few months ago still for half price, and none of the minor changes or accessories added here seem worth double dipping for unless you just really want a carded retro set. Easy pass for me.

    Now you can get a Loki with a painted-on chainmail that should have been sculpted... twice!

  5. On 9/14/2021 at 6:01 PM, JayC said:

    If Garfield is lying and he ends up being in the movie I think thats pretty crappy. I certainly understand not being able to say he is, but you don't have to lie. You could simply say I am not going to comment and if you want to find out if I am in the movie or not your going to have to go see it.  End of story. Call me old fashioned but this idea that its ok to go out and publicly lie on the record regardless of who you are or why your doing it is kinda BS IMO. If people are just going to lie to your face what's the point of even talking to them????

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. On 9/10/2021 at 5:38 PM, McHogan said:

    So they’ve combined video game respawning with comics. I mean.. comic and gaming deaths have little to no consequence so why not?

    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.



    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.

  9. On 9/9/2021 at 6:37 PM, McHogan said:

    what I’d really love is a comic DareDevil game. Seems odd to me that he has never had one,  not counting the Gameboy one that was released around the time of the Afleck film 

    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.


  10. On 9/9/2021 at 12:40 PM, Atlantis said:

    Iron Man peg warmed? Wow, that I've never seen. 

    Frankly I'm confused as to the whole "tribute to Toybiz" notion I'm reading....I just don't know what that would be. The only "style" they had were the ball joints and action figures have evolved beyond those. Toy biz did do a lot of paint shading though. To me it was more misses than hits- the blue wash they would use on white sections of costumes, for example, just didn't work.  

    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.

  11. On 9/7/2021 at 2:56 AM, LordVenger said:

    wow you respond with a negative feminist hashtag. Nice.  I see i may have been wrong, maybe you aren't ignorant of others maybe you just don't have what I would consider common manners.  Please continue the attack, we will all be astonished Im sure from your wisdom.

    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. On 9/4/2021 at 4:32 PM, LordVenger said:

    While I can see that this is apparently directed in the general direction of gigantor, perhaps you should refrain from generalizing all us “old timers”. While I have no insight into the latest reads of gigantor (nor I’m guessing do you), I do know that you have no insight into my reading habits and therefore your claim is what seems to be ignorant. So let’s not try and paint with such a broad brush friend. 

    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.

  13. On 9/2/2021 at 2:52 PM, Gigantor said:

    We get it man, you love & defend everything Marvel puts out.

    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?

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