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  1. On 11/24/2021 at 11:38 AM, RyanDaly said:

    Invisible Woman modern (used to customize the head for retro Sue)

    I've been hearing about a lot of people doing this. For my money, though, the only way this would work is if there were a corresponding "Clear" modern head to do the same swap on the upcoming clear Retro version. I mean, call me anal, but if I'm gonna drop the 25 bucks for a clear Retro Sue, it's gonna HAVE to match regular Retro Sue as close as possible.

  2. On 11/24/2021 at 10:19 AM, Air-Walker said:

    IMG_4063.thumb.JPG.2ad3b46f3f2450882a71d9d64a7a7597.JPGThis fiery lil lady showed up at my door today. Was somewhat on the fence about ordering her, but, I'm glad I did. She looks kinda dope, even with the bizarre fiery 'star-do'. Now, if Hasbro would kindly both give us a v.1 disco-hair Ms Marvel and a redo of v.2 (black suit...or is it v.2a?), I will be most happy indeed!

    Nice! This one is definitely on the want list with Quasar. Certainly not my favored iteration of Carol Danvers, but lets be realistic. This is probably the closest we'll come to getting a Ms. Marvel figure for a minute.

    I second that 1st App. and Warbird/Ms. Marvel request. Just give us those 2, and they can pack away the character never to touch again.

    . . . at least until Marvel figures out how to fix everything they screwed up about her.

  3. On 11/23/2021 at 4:20 PM, McHogan said:

    Yeah I remember you’ve found quite a few with BAF Parts switched out. Curious, does that happen often in your area or is the Armadillo the exception? 

    Yes and no. This particular Walmart used to be REALLY bad about it, but that was two, maybe three, years ago. Nothing since, at least not regularly. Near as I can figure, some @$$-hat REALLY wanted an Armadillo.

  4. No telling where Sue and Ben are at this point. According to UPS tracking they turned it over to the Post Office Saturday, and it should be delivered tomorrow. According to Post Office tracking, they haven't received it yet (which would make delivery . . . problematic to say the least).

    For Target's part, their cutting me a refund for the missing figures on top of the money they knocked off yesterday.

  5. Why do I do this to myself?

    Reed, Sue and Ben were scheduled to arrive from Target Monday, the 22nd. Then, they were rescheduled to arrive today. Then Target revises delivery BACK to Monday, only UPS, who turned it over to the Post Office, have delivery scheduled for TUESDAY! Mind you, while all this is going on, my order arrived here, in my city, YESTERDAY afternoon.

    Given I also had to pick up Thanksgiving dinner groceries today while suffering from the nasal infection from Hell, my day might have been a total write-off . . . if I hadn't been able to pick up my Walgreens Nova (AWESOME figure), and snagged the entire AOA 2.0 wave at Wally-World. Oh, and Target knocked five bucks off my order.

    Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you . . . and some days you get the bear but he takes a big ole crap on you anyway.

  6. On 11/19/2021 at 2:08 PM, JayC said:
    "I don’t do karaoke,” 

    "Maybe not, but you're still just a cover-band."

    Gotta hand it to Percy. He may not be much of a writer, but it takes brass to admit your story's built on one of the most cliche plots in entertainment history, while stroking your own ego in the same breath.

    . . . and they're sticking with that "Stormbreakers" thing?

  7. On 11/16/2021 at 1:53 AM, Atlantis said:

    Given who Star Hawk was in Marvel Presents, and the Defenders, and compared to Stallone's  body of work over the last 40-50 years, I can't see how anyone could think he could do that part. In the brief snippet we already saw he certainly didn't do it (but then that part wasnt written as Starhawk anyway). 

    Actually, the presence of an actor/writer of Stallone's caliber is the only thing that gives me hope for this movie. There's sort of a reason Rocky is considered one of the greatest movies of all time.

  8. Dropped by Target.com originally intending to finally pull the trigger on Retro Sue, only to find they also had Retro Reed and Ben back in stock. Human Torch is unable to be shipped to my zip code for some reason, but I'm probably the only guy on here who DOESN'T have an issue with the previous version, so no problem there.

    With free shipping, a 10 dollar "sorry we FUBARed your shipping" gift card, and their Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal, even after tax I managed to get all three available figures for slightly less than the price of 2.

    Some days you get the bear . . . 

  9. I couldn't believe it! They actually crafted a trailer that made me want to see an MCU Spider-Man movie.

    Then, here come the jokes.

    Of course, that's pretty much the MCU's stock and trade. They build up all this drama and gravitas with their productions, and then whiz the whole thing down their leg with stupid, out of place, ham-fisted comedy.

    It IS nice to know Spidey won't be without a sugar-daddy this film. After all, if you can't play Robin to Iron Man's Batman anymore, and what sadly passes for writers honestly have know idea what you're about or how to craft a hero who stands on their own, at least you can still be Doctor Strange's boy wonder. Looks like Peter even gets to trade in his talking tights and Iron Man underwear for . . . MAGIC Iron Man underwear.

    God, I hate the MCU.

  10. On 11/15/2021 at 8:07 PM, McHogan said:

    Hmm... so if they are positioning Doc Ock as the main big bad does this negate Otto’s redemption at the end of Spider-Man 2?

    Personally, I'm leaning toward the theory that this ISN'T Spider-Man 2's Doc Ock. He's from the MCU universe, just an altered timeline. That explains why, in the first trailer, he apparently recognizes the MCU Peter AS Peter Parker. Theory kind of gets some credence from the revelation that Electro has a different appearance this movie . . . and the fact Doc Ock was very much dead at the end of Spidey 2.

  11. I really, REALLY hate FedEx. The Psycho Man and High Evolutionary I ordered 6 days ago were supposed to arrive today. Instead, they've been "In Transit" somewhere in San Jon, New Mexico since 1:58 AM yesterday. Now delivery has been rescheduled for the 16th . . . four more days.

    I swear, if anyplace else I knew of had these bloody things in stock . . . 

    At least I got a $10 gift card out of it . . . considerably more if FedEx remains true to form and looses my order AGAIN.

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