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  1. It seems Kmart is carrying MI figures again ($12.99). I found all of the latest wave tonight in Missouri.
  2. Jeez, took a minute to find this place (this really belongs back with the MU thread)!! No new customs to show, but I thought I'd share (if it hadn't been mentioned elsewhere) what could possibly be the best 1:18 customizing buck. They're called Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. and they might look familiar as they are being produced by BossFightStudios (ex-Hasbro sculpters and designers) who are responsible for some of our favorite Star Wars, GI Joe, and Marvel figures. They have a Kickstarter going-on right now, and I urge all fans of 1:18 (Hell, figures in general!) to go check them out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/813878470/boss-fight-studios-vitruvian-hacks-action-figures
  3. Very nice. If we don't get a "re-Vision" along the lines of this recipe (or fresher) out of the new (MU) Avengers line within the first year, there will be riots.
  4. Which "Toothless" did the wings come from? I have a bad feeling that you're going to reply "the 22" wingspan Toothless (aka $35 Toothless!)", in which I will have to wait quite a while for a lucky clearance find. I've been hanging-on to one of those PoP horses just for this project. Yours looks fantastic and the colors are virtually seamless! *BTW He looks waaay more impressive with Cpt. B's sword than the one supplied (which seems more suited to Valkyrie), however it's lacking an "ebony" quality (so is the stock-release for that matter lol)!
  5. I came across one of the revision cases at Target today also. I wasn't really expecting anything MU this early in the year, so it was shocking to see Phasing Vision (on the front of the pegs) waving at me from across the aisle! From what I saw it had 1xThanos,1xArchangel,1xHavok(modern),1xPhasing Vision,1xDaredevil (dark), 1xBullseye (dark), 1xDarkA. Hawkeye, 1xBlack Widow(red), 2xYellowjacket, 1xMystique, 1xGhostRider, 1xCapt.Brittain, 1xSkrull, 2xRedHulk, 1xWinterSoldier, and a bunch of usual peg-offenders (Spidey, IM, etc.). I grabbed Vision, Daredevil, and Skrull soldier though I was tempted to buy them all (even though I already had most of them) , as it was so bizarre to come across so many hard-to-find singles at one time. Also of note, they had been "price-cut" to $7.99 from $8.99 (I know, right?) , but a reduction nonetheless from the current ass-rape prices of action figures. Nice surprise, as I expected to never see Phasing Vision in the wild just as I never saw the Regular version (which was tragic as he is one of my all-time favorite Marvel characters).
  6. I DONT THINK SHIELD WOULD APPRECIATE YOU MAKING BOOTLEG LOGOS... LOL It doesn't look like they mind. Sweet, I especially like the jet and hover-car! I've been eying that hover-car (that just screams "SHIELD") at Wal-Mart for quite a while and just saw them clearanced at $5...time to buy some labels and start my armory! Could you give us a shot of the car's interior? They're zip-tied closed in the store and I've been wondering if it will accommodate two figures. Those labels would look pretty swank on a few Avatar AMPs as well, don'cha think?
  7. Nice Phoenix D.O., and I quite like the base (now put that puppy in a light source!). While I usually prefer the flexibility of the silicon "aquarium sealant" for wispy-flame effects, I think you may have solved my structural dilemma for an IceMan sled display! Great work!
  8. That Sue is flawless NeoZ! I'm especially impressed by the clean paint app.s and that emblem; I can't believe that you hand painted that. Great stuff.
  9. Now that's a Nick Fury! While it may inhibit the jet-pack straps, I think I'd snip-off the holster and reposition it where it should be...on the chest. Don't forget the trademark cigar, though...for authenticity. Good-job!
  10. Looks pretty cool, like a 'real world' Red Skull (that head would look awesome on a *suit). I used this head on mine: http://trigatecreations.com/store/index.ph...products_id=436 I had to dremel the socket out a little bit, but it looks freak'in sinister on that Destro base. I originally planned on painting the suit black and the shirt white, but after popping the finished head on for a dry-run I decided that the grey suit suited him pretty well (especially with the red piping. The blue shirt really brings out his eyes too!). I took off the shoulder holster (saving it for Nick Fury) and added a sweet working holster and Luger (from the Indiana Jones German Motorcycle Dlx.) to the right side of his jacket bottom. I'm trying to find some lil' bits in my fodder-bin to make a long cigarette holder. I haven't added an armband yet as I can't decide if I want it black or red, but after seeing yours I'm leaning toward red (still need a clean swastika decal). I wish I could post a photo as I'm pretty proud of how well this extremely easy custom came out. I just love this base body and plan on picking-up a few more for a Rocketeer custom now that they're readily available in stores. *There's a really great 'suit' base in that SDCC Destro 2-pack exclusive. I hope this mold gets used again as I really can't justify ($$) butchering the exclusive for a Professor X custom (+ Hardmaster head) when one will probably be released soon in MU anyway. Maybe they will actually use this body for Prof. X in the near future; it's perfect.
  11. I unfortunately don't have a way to post a photo, but I'm telling you guys that the new "Rise of Cobra" Destro is freaking perfect for a Red Skull custom. I picked-up a head from Tri-Gate a while back, Dremmeled it a bit, painted it and viola'! Classic Cap better get here soon before Herr Skull destroys my desk (he's been "goose-stepping" around my monitor for a month now)!!
  12. I was surprised to find MU Series 4 today at Wal-Mart (was expecting these first from Target). I grabbed Moon Knight, Union Jack, and Hobgoblin. I really wanted Blade, but I just couldn't get past the Punisher body (which I despise). Rulk looked good, but I primarily collect Bronze-Age characters...maybe later. Moon Knight is freaking awesome (I've been waiting for this since MK #1 in the early 80's...not disappointed) as is Union Jack (can't wait to add the rest of the Invaders this Summer!). I intended on passing on Hobby (as I stated I primarily collect "Bronze"), but he looked so good I couldn't resist (don't look into those red, bug-eyes...he'll hypnotize you into buying him!). Also found the Minimate Terminator wave at TRU; grabbed those too! It was a good day. *I do not collect Transformers, but I was sooo tempted by some of the cool new fig.s.
  13. Excellent Rob! This was actually one of the first customs I thought of when I first saw photos of Ms. Marvel because of her physical...eh, qualities. Hasbro will be able to get a lot of mileage out of this sculpt (Electra, Storm, Invisible Woman, etc., etc.). It just makes it all the more bitter-sweet that it doesn't have "Has-bows" or a bicep-swivel, though they have said that they would be adding "a cut" later.
  14. Nice, I'm kind'a hoping that this is what we'll get in the 2-pack. While some of the 'effects' are nice, I tend to agree that if a sculpt is good enough then lighting will effectively bring-out the details. In fact, I'm a bit surprised that the "blue light" version wasn't the one chosen for the comic-packs...seems more logical to me.
  15. Not that I particularly want to, but can a person even get two subscriptions from one account? How would that even work if one were willing? Perhaps if purchased for someone else as a gift? Regardless, I'll probably pass on even one as I had plans of buying figures (single and 2-packs) anyway, but no interest in the digital comics. Perhaps a good deal for someone, but a pisser for me personally. Anyways, back on topic. I'm glad to hear Series 4 is starting to hit. I can't wait for Moon Knight and Union Jack!
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