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  1. Thanks to this site, I stopped off at Five Below on Thursday and picked up 2 of the Starlord/Gamora packs for only $10+tax. Even for $10 each I wasn't interested in this set of minor repaints, but for $5 each I was happy to pick them up. I wonder out of all of the comic book packs that we got, how many actually gave us 2 new characters/costumes. I don't think that there were too many. It's a shame that that second wave of the comic book pack relaunch (the Captain Marvel set and the Scarlet Spider/Spider-man set) was so weak -- I think a stronger wave would have been successful enough to have kept it going. But when the budget was obviously so poor that it only gave us two packs (and the Spidey set looked pretty cheap, imo), I don't know how Hasbro could have expected good sales.
  2. My figures arrived yesterday. Jessica Jones turned out great. The paint apps for this wave turned out much nicer than the last wave's. I actually passed on most of the last wave (Maestro, X-23 Wolvie, etc) when I saw it at Target because so many of them had bad paint apps.
  3. Thanks for the heads up decon! I ordered the whole wave, though none of the characters/costumes really excite me. Here's hoping that Jessica Jones figure turns out looking as good as the one in the pic -- great sculpt!! Hopefully at Hascon they make an official statement on the future (or lack of) for our line. It would really annoy me if they end it without giving me the rest of Alpha Flight or any of the New Mutants.
  4. http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Defenders_Vol_1_59 I was a big fan of the old Defenders comics. Defenders #59 was one of my first Marvel comics when I was a kid. We really need Hellcat to finish the core team, and Gargoyle would make for a cool figure. A classic Moondragon would rock. As far as other Defenders go, besides Hellstrom and Gargoyle we also need the blue Perez version of Beast and Clea. I very badly want a Devil-Slayer figure to fill out the team -- he's always been one of my favorite characters.
  5. I fed a scalper and ordered Rom from Ebay. He arrived yesterday and he looks AWESOME!! Very cool to have him in my collection!!! Maybe now there's a chance that I'll get a Son of Satan figure one of these days. Yeah, right.
  6. You definitely have a valid point regarding taking a DIY approach to the paint apps, norinradd, but for $13 we certainly shouldn't have to. #$%@!$& Stall.
  7. The cheap paint apps have actually been more of an issue for me lately than the reduced articulation. Now that they almost never use washes or highlights on our figures anymore we sometimes get very flat or cartoon-y looking figures. The original costume (brown and yellow) Daredevil figure is a prime example -- great sculpt, full articulation, but without any washes used to provide any shading the sculpt comes off looking a bit too flat, and the yellow is too bright. His face also has the same issue. Maestro from this year has the same problem -- lacking any sort of shading or highlighting effect from the paint apps, his beard looks rather one-dimensional and rather cartoon-ish.
  8. Thanks for posting that Falcon teaser, Ddhawkins. Cool seeing another figure from my old store list confirmed (sort of). I wonder what the figure actually looks like.
  9. My Executioner/Enchantress 2-packs arrived from TRU.com today! I got lucky and 1 of the 2 sets had an Enchantress with decent eyes. I have to say that Executioner looks pretty awesome. I am also glad that they didn't horribly reduce his articulation -- I'm very happy he still has the wrist articulation. On the other hand, now that the line is basically dead, the new figures don't excite me too much, since I don't have any of the New Mutants and only half of Alpha Flight. I really wish we had gotten that year of X-verse figures, like they had promised us a few years ago. :(
  10. Thanks for the heads up, Mangar! Cool, I will finally be adding Executioner to my collection. I don't care for the new "eyeliner" look, but if they haven't cut back his articulation on top of that, it's no big deal.
  11. I picked up my second Spidey/Shocker set at Target, now that they are on clearance. While there, I made the mistake of looking at the 6" figures. A classic Beetle, with articulated wings, and Captain Universe (with alternate heads). *sigh* What a mistake. I miss the days when we actually had a quality 3.75" line so damn much.
  12. Weird... they pulled the last wave, but this one is now available for preorder. As far as Ultron goes, I can see him selling fine. It has been awhile since he was last re-released, plus this is a variant.
  13. Another collector ditches their collection. And I score my second Death Archangel variant figure for only $32.00, including shipping. Now if I could ever find that Giant Man set for a decent price.....
  14. Earlier this week I stopped by the closest Target and picked up a Spidey/Shocker set. Unfortunately, the Spidey figure has weird blotch on his thigh -- looks to be more from the mold than the paint application. I then stopped by Toys r Us for the heck of it, and was surprised to see that the Morbius/Quasar wave has finally (!) arrived in my area. It was pretty cool to find the Rogue figure (the only one I'm missing from the wave) in a store. In-hand, her mohawk doesn't bother me as much as it did in all of the pics, but it is still pretty annoying, especially since otherwise it would have been a really nice figure. If the line continues, I really hope that someone else will take over at Hasbro -- this past year Bobby's overall performance has been pretty lacking in terms of design decisions and overall quality control.
  15. Thanks for the feedback regarding the Shocker figure, guys. I just wish it was getting better reviews. I guess at this point "okay" is not too bad of a rating.
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