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  1. The new movie Starlord is the tallest of the new 2-pack figures, and he is taller than his comic counterpart.
    The Jurassic World Chris Pratt head works reasonable well, but the head itself is a little undersized while the hole needs some filler material to keep it in place.
    The new head is a little oversized for the comic body, but still looks pretty good. It looks better in person than in this picture.

  2. GoTG2 Movie 2-pack

    Starlord has ball-joint hips, ball joint neck (solid post, not hinged), dual-hinged knees, rocker ankles, and swivel-hinge elbows and shoulders. The is no wrist articulation or waist swivel. He also has pegs on the side of his legs that the guns clip onto, which is a very nice feature.

    Also note the sculpted-on gray box at the bottom of his jacket near the spot where the zipper starts - I believe that is supposed to be his Walkman.

    The jacket is removable.


    The holstering peg is visible in the rear-facing picture:


    The paints on the mask and guns are top-notch.




    Saw the Dr. Strange and Guardian 2-pack at TRU today. I can only warn people that the QC is horrible, Normal strange has major eye issues along with Yondu and the other two figures just don't look great. I went through 3 DS packs and all had bad eyes and I must of went through around 7 GotG packs and all had issues. At $32.99 maple leafs money I wasn't gonna grab them with garbage paint and plus Cap and Falcon are shelf-warming hard so this may be a wait for a price drop set.

    Thank you for the QC heads up. Does Yondu have an arrow for his holster? I think you're the first and only person to spot these at retail so far. I'm guessing "$32.99 maple leafs" means you're Canadian right? Has anyone managed to find these in the US?

    I got mine last week through Hasbrotoyshop. 15% off, free shipping. I posted pics...elsewhere.
  4. Question for anyone who has bought one of the many Fooms that have been hitting ebay daily from China, it is the real thing and not a knock-off correct?


    Mine looks and feels like the real deal. The Hasbro stamp is molded onto the figure, as expected. I guess there is no real way of knowing, but if it is a reproduction, then it is a very good one.


    Mine has loose joints, but that is my only complaint. Honestly, it feels like a figure with some age on it, which only makes it seem more authentic.


    Yes, two more waves popped up in the system a week or two ago. Expect to be disappointed, and if they actually do the reveal and you like it, then cool. Between the two waves there are really only two new characters


    No hints or riddles? Come on...pretty please?

    Isn't that a hint? Repacks and repaints mostly, possibly new versions of less obscure characters, like Vision. Two new characters.


    Hopefully one is Skurge (after years of tease, is he "new"?). But existing characters? A new Captain America, being the Secret War version or the new costume. There has to be a Wolverine before too long - a modern costume, Old Man Logan, or even the X-23 version could pop up ("Wolverine" is probably the only word in the inventory system). We haven't had a Thor in a while - maybe a straight up new one on the new buck, or one of the many seen in the Secret Wars Thor Corps. Another version of Deadpool. A Wasp repaint would be awesome. A simple listing of "Hawkeye" could end up being Kate Bishop. A Luke Cage (modern) reissue would be timely, or one on the Rage buck with a yellow t-shirt. How about Mystique in a modern costume? That is just repainting the new female body. A new Magneto? The Supreme Hyperion made me think of that. And use the Quasar cape.


    Yeah, I could take a boring-looking list of names and run with it.


    Some photography of 2016's offerings (the ones I have so far). Yes, FalCap is modified to have wings.








    Where did you get morbius and what not.

    And how did you modify falcap?

    There are a couple of Chinese sellers on eBay that have some upcoming figures loose.


    I'll post a quick "how to" on the wings mode, with pics, by the weekend.

  7. Easy, PsychoPirate! :)


    I think Gargoyle, like Hellcat and Moondragon, should get a "normal" release, either as a single or part of a "mainstream" team pack.


    I'm still annoyed that Curto included Gargoyle as part of a group of characters that might get made, just as a tease. He would be an awesome figure, but he would definitely need that torso articulation so that he could be put in a hunched over pose.

    Hey, I'm just saying'. Gargoyle > horse. And I'm not just saying that because I already have a custom Aragon and Valinor!

  8. I don't know, a classic Defenders set would rock! How about "astral" Dr. Strange with Clea, Devil-Slayer, a fully articulated blue "Perez" Beast, classic cloaked Valkyrie with Dragonfang and her spear, plus her horse? The only new exclusive characters would be Clea and Devil-Slayer, which a lot of collectors wouldn't be too disappointed in missing, but there's still some real goodies for everyone (especially classic Beast with full articulation). I know -- I'm dreaming. But it is a nice dream.

    How can you not include Gargoyle?

  9. While we wait for wave 2 to drop, is anyone else a little annoyed that the comic books included with the 2-packs only contain advertising for the 6" lines? If these were someone's first purchase, they wouldn't necessarily even know there was a 3.75" series currently in production. Of course this doesn't really surprise me but Hasbro's handling of this line continues to disappoint.


    Yes, that bothers me. Pretty much everything they do that seems to favor the 6" line bothers me. Which is a lot.

  10. So with the Powerball being 1.4 billion and all, I've decided to buy a few tickets. It's something like 800 million after taxes. If I win, I'm totally calling up Hasbro with a list of demands. You guys want Kingpin? Howard the Duck? Forbush Man? Butt naked Mary Jane? Done...


    Vitruvian HACKS and Marauder Gunrunners were started with far less capital via Kickstarter. With this weeks's Powerball kind of money, I would make a new line aimed at collectors and customizers. Maybe drag Boss Fight to bigger heights. Maybe get a couple of underused franchises and revitalize the 3.75" fandom.


    Perhaps literary rights - Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, H.G. Wells, public domain superheroes - to cover the basic archetypes of sci-fi and fantasy. It may be a break-even or slight money loser, But I could afford it.

  11. In related news, the wave with Triton, Ulik, etc still aren't showing up in my store's computer. I wonder if Hasbro will actually do a "real" re-brand this time, and they'll turn up under a new listing, instead of "Marvel Universe" (which is where I found the info on all the newest stuff such as the Bishop wave, confirmation of Emma's release, etc.)

    Thanks for your efforts in this area! Hopefully they will pop up soon. I think we can rest assured those are 2016 releases at this point.

  12. So it's not uber-realistic looking, but Pop Vinyl is doing Lola that should be fudgeable into 3.75" scale if the Deadpool truck is anything to go by:






    Now if only we had the Son of Coul himself.


    You could definitely (probably) fudge the downward-pointing wheels onto the Ertl 1962 Corvette. Worth looking into.


    Good find. I love my Chimichanga truck.







  13. Sorry this is off topic, but there's nothing much going on here I and feel like venting.


    At D23 this weekend they had a presentation for Disney video games, including Disney Infinity. They announced a costume change disc for the Mickey figure that changes him into his Kingdom Hearts costume. It's limited to 5000 and only available at the show. They're already up on evilbay for hundreds of dollars. They said at the show that it will never be released to the general public. Really sucks because I'm a huge Kingdom Hearts fan and I'd been hoping for something like this. I'm now very thankful that HTS offers exclusives after the show, even if they're hard to get. When this is the alternative...eesh.

    I feel your pain. I don't know who came up with the idea for convention exclusives for video games, but they should be summarily shot. As a comic book fan, I have a completist mentality. It irks mewhen a piece of computer coding is inexplicably distributed as a rare physical item.

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