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Everything posted by mako

  1. Exactly. You see something you don't like, you complain. If enough people join in, the company will make it better. The squeaky wheel gets the oil and all that. It amazes me that some people still don't get that.
  2. You've never watched public television have you? This is like those canvas bags or tin water-bottles they give out when you pledge during one of their telethons, or when banks used to give out cheap toasters for opening an account. It's the psychology of commerce, people are more likely to buy something if they think they get some kind of reward out of it, no matter how ridiculous it may be. There's no rhyme, reason, or logic to it.
  3. Oh come on! They're not even writing these things anymore, are they? They just cut and paste copy from older press releases . . . sort of like how they write their comics.
  4. I'm not talking about the FIGURES, I'm talking about the CHARACTERS. I don't need a 3ft. Galactus, but I do want a Galactus. There's no reason he couldn't be done as a build-a-figure . . . or a deluxe figure . . . or BOTH. What about the heralds? I want an improved Terrax, but it looks like THAT won't be happening either. It was one thing when they wasted slots in a wave with crap like Boxer-Shorts Deadpool. At least I knew that eventually they'd get around to the characters I want to buy. Now, we don't even have THAT little placebo. Sure, they'll get around to such-and-such . . . assuming he isn't earmarked as a tier incentive for a HasScam Quinjet or whatever.
  5. Give us these characters in mainstream releases so EVERYBODY can get them. THAT's what I'd support. Anything else is just Mattelbro whoring out it's characters for a few extra pieces of silver.
  6. I bowed out after the first episode. If there's any truth to the TOTS numbers that have been floating around, I wasn't the only one. Either way, I couldn't care less. WandaVision surprised me by being great, otherwise each new MCU project elicits a similar reaction to that of the house-guests in Clue when they find Yvette's body.
  7. THAT is an excellent point. What's the old saying, "Found money spends easiest?" Plus, cabin fever was making people do some weird stuff. Would I be happy if Galactus tanked? ABSO-friggin'-LUTELY, POSITIVELY! Do I expect it to? No, honestly, not really. But I would be SERIOUSLY surprised if it even remotely approached the numbers the Setinel commanded.
  8. This is ESPECIALLY true of most primers. A good way to get around it is a couple coats of a 50/50 mix of joint compound and white glue or Mod Podge. Also, spray paint is fine if you just want a lump for Terrax to stand on, but you can get a much better range of effects with just plain old acrylic paints.
  9. Well, the fans that really want a Galactus, AND are willing to foot the ridiculous bill for a massively over-produced POS. Otherwise, that 32 inches? That also represents the size of the d!#k there telling the rest of us to go eat. That's okay though. At this point, the feeling's mutual.
  10. Oh yeah, Hasbro is brilliant. Sure, they're playing to a tiny percentage of collectors with more money than perspicacity, to the exclusion of the vast majority of collectors, but sewing division in the community never hurt nothin'. Just ask Mattel. Honestly, if Hasbro told us in no uncertain terms they were going to make a widely available mainstream Galactus, and a HasScam release would have no affect on it, I'd be fine. They've given us no such indication. Ask any economist, robbing Peter to pay Paul is a real dangerous business practice. Peter may just decide to up and stop buying what little you do decide to sell him.
  11. I don't mind exclusives, just don't crap-out on the distribution, then act like you're doing me a favor when you release them again, only with a 3 dollar price hike. Mama Mako didn't raise no idiots, . . . or apologists.
  12. Thank God Reynolds is still making real movies, otherwise this would be truly pathetic. Any guesses on how long before he goes full Jim Carrey and melts down?
  13. Just off the top of my head, I'd say that would go against the whole point of doing retailer exclusives in the first place. Hasbro is getting Target to carry these things (IN THEORY), by saying: "This is something people can get from you but nowhere else." Retailers like that. I, on the other hand, am shocked and awed by the stones on these guys. If I were to get a gig, but totally half-@$$ it, then come back to the same client later, offering to do the SAME job, only for more money: I doubt I'd be in business long. In short - You know the hobby's in trouble when even the toy companies themselves start scalping.
  14. So that's it? Hasbro gets to strong arm us into paying their inflated prices because we're scared we won't get a chance to . . . pay there inflated prices? I DON'T think so. IF I decide I want something Hasbro's making, then it is THEIR responsibility to get it to market where I can find it. I'm willing to hunt for it, that's the fun part, but THEY have to put forth the effort to have it there for me to find. If they can't do that, I don't need what they got. They can take their scarcity marketing, or whatever, turn it sideways and jam it straight up their . . .
  15. Maybe he came off a little abrasive, but I don't see that he said anything wrong. As for what you accept, I'm sure none of us are gonna lose any sleep over that.
  16. Sounds like a great way to burn off a weekend (several weekends?). Personally, I'm waiting for my Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD DVD to arrive from Amazon UK, then I plan on marathoning the Marvel TV movies.
  17. Well it's definitely not Pasdar. The pitch is a little higher, but it sounds A LOT like Loomis. If so, it wouldn't be a stretch to assume either Roger Craig Smith or, my personal favorite, Brian Bloom (BANDIT!) for Cap/Steve. On a side-note, I'd give just about anything to have Robert Hays do Iron Man just one more time.
  18. Sure. Last flight of Chris Reeve as Superman, Margot Kidder AND Gene Hackman were back, Mariel Hemingway was gorgeous, what's not not to like? Granted, it's not Shakespeare, but neither was Guardians of the Galaxy.
  19. By no means comprehensive (THAT list would make Maltin’s book look like a theatre pamphlet), these are more like the highlights. I’m also sticking strictly with your time-line and only those movies that were actually theatrically released. Howard the Duck Hero at Large Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Supergirl Flash Gordon Buck Rogers in the 25th. Century The Phantom The Rocketeer The Shadow Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie Max Steel Man of Steel Superman vs. Batman Captain America: The First Avenger Thor Wonder Woman Daredevil Punisher (2004) Elektra Amazing Spider-Man There, is mine as long as yours now? 😎
  20. My opinion on expanding the MCU remains the same. Keep as much of the Marvel Universe OUT of Disney's hands as possible. After Logan, which was crap to, is the fandom really ready for a wise-cracking, genius school attending Wolverine in an Iron Man suit getting fat and drunk playing video games? Come to think of it, with the current state of the fandom, they'd probably love it.
  21. You're a wiser man than I. I got the BAF, but I have to admit to more than a little bit of "Buyers Remorse." Even if I DID collect MCU figures, these just aren't THAT great. I'll probably wait till the movie comes out, throw the whole lot on Ebay for a fraction of what I paid . . . and hope there's someone out there with even less sense than me.
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