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  1. Forget my list, forget your lists. In light of todays sad, sad news... there is only ONE Marvel figure we absolutely HAVE to have.
  2. I don't even know how to process this. I read the news a couple minutes ago and it hit me like a fist. I literally feel sick.
  3. Part of me wants to argue that the only reason Thing and Majik are so bloody hard to find is because they were released relatively right on the heels of Silver Surfer, and the distribution network in place between Walgreens and Hasbro just doesn't work that fast. Of course, the other part of me agrees completely. The last few weeks don't bode well for the X-Men exclusives. Not just because I couldn't find Thing or Majik, but because a lot of the stores I went to seemed to have lesser and lesser of an ML presence, with many having put them out as if they were an after-thought. Then there was at least one with no ML at all.
  4. Up until the Thing and Magik, I was never worried about finding a Walgreens exclusive. Seriously, the y were either all over my local stores or, in the case of Mr. F, I just ordered site-to-store. Not so with Thing or Magik, no, these little S.O.B.s STILL haven't shown up. Paid 30 bucks for Thing off Ebay, and a friend from college literally dropped a Magik in my lap when she visited a week or so back.
  5. Provided they were done in the same style as the AIM and HYDRA sets (two "buck" figures w/plenty of accessories), then I'll take: SHIELD Hand Kree Skrull Chitauri Nova Corps (the REAL one, not the dumpy mall cop Nova Corps from the MCU)
  6. Well, its been a couple pages, so I'll bring up the character who's become my "Big Want" of late... again. QUAKE!!! Seriously, what IS the hold-up!?! Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Agents of SHIELD, Marvel Rising; she's all over that fashion doll line. Where is the Marvel Legends version. A black Widow body, a Silk head w/minor alterations to the hair, and a new face deco; then throw in a pair of those energy ring effects that have come with everybody from Dr. Strange to Klaw. EASY! Or just meet me half-way. Give us that 1/12th. scale Rising line I talked about in another thread. It wouldn't be perfect, but I'll take what I can get. Just PLEASE, no exclusives, I don't think I could face the future knowing another 20 trips to Walgreens were in it.* * Apologies to Barney Fife.
  7. I completely agree, and the same can be said for capes. We go around crying for more articulation: better hip joints, ab-crunches, double elbows, double knees, ball-socket this, ankle-rocker that; and then all that super-articulation is rendered mute by saddling a figure with a coat/cape/skirt of hard plastic making even the act of just sitting down impossible.
  8. FASVB is right, the role has been recast with an older actress for Avengers 4.
  9. Actually, the cloth coat was the only thing I think ole' Remmy had going for him. Though I preferred the pleather version from the X-Legends boxed set.
  10. I'd give you Beast, but TB Gambit was to skinny, to short, and featured that trade-mark wonky ToyBiz articulation. Hasbro for the win.
  11. Sorry people. Superheroes were never meant to be Rated R. If that's what you wanna see, get in your car, drive as far as geographically possible from your kids, and arrange for professional help.
  12. While I love Night Thrasher and think his figure is a long time coming, I get what you're saying. I still toy with the idea of army building Scourge or even Paladin figures. They just have that "generic" look to them.
  13. mako

    Retro Wave 3 Wish List

    Sign me up for that Jim Lee Jean Grey to. For the other 5: Rich Ryder Nova (Classic Suit on Spider-Man 2099 buck) Julia Carpenter Spider-Woman (built on Moonstone buck) Dr. Doom Mar-Vell (On Bucky Cap buck) Comic Winter Soldier (Bucky Cap Buck)
  14. Guess all we need to finish up that 90s X-Roster (or at least the animated version) is a Jean Grey upgrade and 90s Storm. Mind you, the Has' gets big brownie points from me for giving us Beast, Gambit, and Jubilee in rapid succession, so if I have to eek by on Punk Storm and Phoenix... I'm perfectly fine with that.

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