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  1. I wonder if this is the new standard pinless female body that they teased a while ago during one of the YouTube interviews. Now we just need to see what's the standard pinless male body.
  2. This has the potential to be "so bad it's good." Can't wait to watch it.
  3. This reminds me I still need to scour eBay to find that Iron Man loose for my Iron Man basic figure collection. Yeah... I collect a few basic figures. They have a certain charm to them. Their simplicity takes me back to my childhood.
  4. I've also seen it on the Logan figure and it does look good, but that figure has a wider torso than the Nick Fury body. I would prefer a smaller hip/shoulder ratio for Tony Stark.
  5. I wonder if the Tony Stark unmasked head will look better in the Nick Fury suited body, since that one is bigger than the Coulson one. I really wish Hasbro made more releases of that body. Right now it's only been used for Nick Fury, Miami Vice Deadpool and Obadiah Stane. And it would really be an investment to buy a second Iron Monger 2-pack just for the Obadiah Stane even if I got to resell the big guy. I was hoping the upcoming MCU J. Jonah Jameson would be a variant of it, but I checked and I think it's the Coulson body yet again. Really hoping I'm wrong so I can place the second Tony head on a suited body without ending up with a bobblehead.
  6. "Aw, man, there are no Iron Man statues," I lament, as if I could even contemplate buying one if there was.
  7. Based on this tweet, this exhibition had more figures displayed, but photography of the unpainted prototypes was forbidden. These figures are battle damaged MK 85, Rescue, Iron Man MK 50 with a heap of nano weapons and X-Force Wolverine. I'm excited to hear about the Iron Man MK 50, especially since it will come with a lot of accessories. I'll make sure to save up for that one. The battle damaged MK 85 is interesting news, since the regular release already comes with the Infinity Stones. I hope they do the battle damage better than Figuarts did. Now I'm debating whether to get this one or the regular version. This version will be more screen-accurate for the "I am Iron Man" moment, but the other version will be more versatile. Well, since it's in the unpainted prototype stage, I guess I have plenty of time to think about it.
  8. I know that this exhibition just unveiled an Iron Man figure, but at the risk of sounding greedy I will say that I would have liked to see an Iron Man MK 50 between that Infinity War Thor and Infinity War Captain America. I find it kinda weird that Iron Man is one of the figures from Infinity War that they haven't tackled. On the flip side, I would like to believe that means he's got to be next after Strange.
  9. I don't know anything about Genis-Vell, but Thompson's run has been a solid ride. This "who's-who in the Marvel family" story sounds fun. I wonder if we'll see Carol get another costume out of it. That's been a constant in this run, almost every story arc earns Carol a new alternate costume.
  10. I can't help but feel the Iron Man is a bit redundant, but I'm curious for what kind of accessories it will come with.
  11. Love me that better look at that steampunk Iron Man. Can't wait to read this, been looking forward to it since the FCBD issue.
  12. Blade wouldn't be able to unsheathe his katana from his back because he can't bend his elbows past 90 degrees.
  13. I'll be very happy to upgrade to this Rescue, though I wish Hasbro had found a better way to implement the drones. The way you need to take off a set of flaps to work them feels cheap. Since the figure went unchanged, they could at least have reworked the backpack pieces. I'm still glad to have a Rescue with the drones. I'm still bummed no bootleg version of the Figuarts Rescue came out to buy it just for its drones. Now I just need for Hasbro to release some kind of office casual female character to find that unmasked head a home and get myself a civilian Pepper.
  14. Galactus certainly looks neat (and I think it should have been the first HasLab Marvel project instead of a Sentinel). It's not like this came out of the left field since it was the obvious choice for a HasLab project, but I hope some time down the line Hasbro realizes that between $25 mass-marketed figures and $300+ crowfunded figures there are many steps where they could make more accessible projects. It would be neat to be in on the fun of these projects some time, jussayin'.
  15. You're not missing much. Even by 2015 standards it was an underscaled figure with limited articulation, let alone today's standards. It was a very lazy repaint, with details that should have been sculpted being just painted in, not to mention the sculpt itself was 100% inaccurate to the armor from the comics.
  16. So... what you're giving as an example of Hasbro being "far behind" are body molds that are more than 15 years old... molds that have also been discontinued for almost 10 years, meaning they moved forward to better molds. Not to mention the Legends team have already teased at the successor of the Bucky Cap mold, which won't just be the standard body mold but also completely pinless? You're also using the Hyperion body mold as an example, a body mold that has already been superseded by the Omega Red mold.
  17. I really like the persistence of the Marvel NOW! armor's color scheme. Hopefully its prevalence in the collective conscious helps Hasbro redo it sooner than later.
  18. I've been holding off on buying any of these MKs 1-7 (and 42) from ZD Toys until they are all re-released with LED features, since so far only the MK 3 has gotten that treatment, but I will definitely be getting this one as soon as possible for my Marvel Legends display. These might be 1/10, but I'd rather have an oversized MK 1 in my shelves than the embarassment that was Hasbro's MK 1 for The First Ten Years line.
  19. I'm glad to have read this run as it was coming along. It's truly something special and while I don't really want it to end, I respect that Ewing is ending at his own pace. This book was an instant modern classic.
  20. The line of movies post-Endgame will probably get their own saga naming in due time, but I wouldn't worry considering Hasbro has been pretty generous with the new releases compared to the dark days that they're making up for with the Infinity Saga line. If Hasbro wanted to do anything for Far From Home, I think they could just do it kind of in the way they released that Spider-Man / MJ 2-pack for Homecoming in 2019 and didn't sweat about it.
  21. Just as I feared, the Tony Stark head seems to be a tad bit too big compared to the helmet, but it doesn't seem too bad when the figure is posed. Plus, the RDJ likeness is probably Hasbro's best. I honestly can't wait for this 2-pack and I'm so glad I pre-ordered two instead to avoid struggling to get a second copy later on. This entire line looks fantastic and I can't wait to see what Hasbro does next with the Infinity Saga brand.
  22. Yeah, I know. I like said, I'm beating a dead horse. Hasbro is gonna Hasbro, but I have to admit that after their Silver Centurion featured an impressive amount of retooling, I hyped myself up with the possibility they were going to do the Stealth Armor justice. I will admit that the figure looks nice, though. Maybe since the Stealth Armor has also come to be drawn like a repainted Classic Armor in a few comics I might eventually cut this figure some slack.
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