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  1. Uhhhh no I DON'T think it's "presumptuous". Why? Because history has shown obscure characters while sought, purchased and collected by true fans and genuine collectors, the rest usually peg warm, or must I list figs to prove my point? I'M getting him, not because I'm a fan, or even for whatever BAF may come, but because I'm a neurotic completionist. How many out there are like me? Maybe more than I think, but less than you imagine.
  2. I 150% agree. Wolverine himself was wearing the tiger stripe costume (with that mask) in the 70's! The same goes for the Beast. I think it's thought of as "Jim Lee" because he was the 1st to play the "no pupils" game. I used the "Jim Lee" term merely to serve as an "identifier" because so many (erroneously) refer to these characters as such. It's why I said 90's/Jim Lee. You're absolutely right though.
  3. We're getting a Jim Lee/90's Beast and he's looking pretty good! This thing has interchangeable hands, butterfly joints, double jointed elbows and (what?!?) toe articulation. They also revealed Union Jack (I'm sure a big pass for a lotta folks), and Citizen V (aka Baron Helmut Zemo) from the original Thunderbolts. They also made official the 1st wave lineup :Beast, Blink, Bonecrusher, Forge, Gambit, Jubilee and Weapon X (Caliban BAF). So 3 Jim Lee/90's X-Men crossed off. By the way, Puma and "6 Arm" Spider-Man were revealed accidentally and removed,because they are to be officially revealed next week at the LUCCA convention.
  4. That "amount of plastic" sans the 3 additional heads was previously a single carded REGULAR priced action figure. 3 heads should not $10 make.
  5. Not disagreeing with you my brotha, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Vintage Wasp is using the Moonstone buck (at least the bottom part, but that's the part in question). Of course they needed to use the upper torso that accommodates wings.
  6. No doubt. I've seen loads of Magik at the local Walgreens out my way, but still no Thing.
  7. My brotha from anotha!!! The 1st thing I want to respond to is; I agree 100% with you (and anyone else) who's main "complaint" is the Kree Sentry's height. As one of the chief sticklers on accuracy around these parts, if the BAF is indeed Sasquatch's Height (the Build A Figure), then it's basically a TRIPLE pooch screw (They already got Langkowski's height wrong which is bad enough, but if the Sentry' is the same height, it's doubly wrong because it's A-too short, and B- he's SUPPOSED to be taller than an accurately portrayed Sasquatch! "Squatch is 10' while the Sentry is 15'). It's funny. I remember back at SDCC 2017, when asked by the Hasbro staff to guess what the Build A Figure will be for the Deadpool wave (we only knew there would be one at the time) , I told them my "heart pick" is Sauron, but something tells me it's gonna be Sasquatch because they're both Canadian. Both Dwight and Tony gave a very slight eyebrow raise. I then went on to say if you guys are indeed doing a Sasquatch, you need to remember he's 10' tall so at minimum, he needs to be Hulkbuster height. They then turned to one another and eye raised a second time. I now know that was because they knew they f#*&ed up. My 2nd point is Monron, if there's one thing I've noticed with you in particular is you will indeed come correct and serve up retractions or admit you got it wrong. When I went on about the complainers of this figure, it was primarily those talking about how it looks. I admit, the pics we have in no way compliment this BAF, but that was my point. And you're right. It's most likely a bad shot (even though it IS a direct non angular picture). I have zero issue if we get good pics (especially of the "in hand" variety) and the figure looks like garbage and THEN katz start the bitchfest. Hell, I'll even join in at that point. I do believe concern over the height ( or lack thereof) is valid. Speaking of Heights, I believe the following are relevant: Galactus-Though variable (he's been taller than buildings), his average height is over 28'. Sentinels (classic)-20' Kree Sentries (#459 for example)-15' The MU Galactus is slightly taller than the MU (now DOFP) Sentinel. If Hasbro is going to keep this as standard, then the Sentry has to be shorter (though nowhere NEAR a meager 9"!) The bottom line is this SHOULDN'T be standard! Those figures were made to be in scale with the MU (or 3.75") figures, and they are! At the end of the day, we know Hasbro isn't gonna make figs that big (Galactus alone would be 2.5 feet tall in scale), BUT, they can at least have them more or less stack up somewhat accurately. Thoughts?
  8. I've read a lot of posts talking about how bad the Sentry BAF looks (more to the point, COMPLAINTS). Am I missing something? Did "in hand" photos of this figure hit and I just missed it? Or are people going by the image we were given when it was announced? I ask this because last I checked, fools did the same thing with the Thing. The production shot did the actual end result zero justice, but (as usual with Marvel Legend collectors) that didn't stop anyone from complaining/riffing etc, and then the "real thing" was shown and the collective tune changed. So what? We just complain when we see "opening salvo" shots instead of withholding until we see something real and even then, only a portion of the whiners serve up retractions? That IS what happened with the Thing. Not saying it will go exactly the same way with the Kree Sentry, but you'd think we'd learn, but I guess I digress. Complaining, then purchasing, then complaining some more is the typical ML collector motif.
  9. I'd go for it, but I can't take the chance it won't be the green head version.
  10. I'm also a "twofer". I love making dioramas and I also love looking at them in their packaging (especially when they were on bubble cards). I guess I could put them back in their original boxes, but the missing BAF piece is too noticeable in it's absence. With the exception of B&M exclusives, I always get cases anyway. As far as purchasing more than 2, with some exceptions (one being stumbling upon a Juggernaut wave Deadpool many months after it was released. I saw it, eyes blew up, grabbed and bought. I simply couldn't bear the thought of a scalper possibly getting his/her grimey azz hands on it.), I only get more than 2 when I army build (ie; Hydra Soldiers, both single carded & 2 pack), A.I.M. (same) and most recently, I bought a case of Multiple Men. I'm guessing Hasbro is gonna give us the Hand next (if they stay with the "bad guy" motif). If not, maybe S.H.E.I.L.D. agents (though somehow I doubt it because we'd need female agents as well. Female 2 pack? Probably a hard sell).
  11. Even if the artists use "artistic license" to draw monster sized versions of characters, the true fault lies with the BiB posse for automatically dubbing the larger size as "canon" even when the character is next drawn back to their original (and actual) sizes. One of the reasons for this I suspect is "cheapness". These guys simply want more "buck" for their buck. This is possibly the main reason the Thing is so beloved. Not his sculpt, but his size plus those accessories. All for $20. We don't even think in terms of the figs that come with no accessories makes the ones that do "even out". We just complain...then buy anyway.
  12. You updated my brotha so I'll do the same; Once upon a time the Lizard was only 5'11. He's mutated to around 6'8 so in actuality, he's not "oversized". Granted, at that size his appearance is different, but he IS 6'8 (I noticed you didn't mention that Juggernaut was oversized. And he was. No rationalization, excuse or fallback can alter the fact that in that costume, Cain is too large). Don't get me wrong. I'm not attacking your choices or preferences. Not everyone is a neurotic completionist like myself.
  13. I agree 100%. Besides the sorry storyline, this is a reason Ang Lee's "Hulk" film failed. He felt the only way to demonstrate the Hulk getting stronger was to increase his size throughout the movie. Then in typical fashion, Marvel followed suit and started drawing him 20 feet tall. What makes it so bad is that collectors zero in on the largest versions of said character, and want their figure to be that size and fall back on the lame excuse of "that's how he's been drawn. His bio stats mean nothing". The truth is an artist has an interpretation just like all of us do, and engages in a thing called "artistic license", but the problem is there is a faction of ML collectors whom I've dubbed "The Bigger is Better" posse who couldn't care less if a figure is out of scale (funny thing is these same foo...er individuals will riff if a female character is "too big"). The Thing's sculpt is top notch and (in my opinion) the best action figure of 2018, but that's not what's going to put him over the top. No, it'll be his size that assists with this honor. Listen to the reviews. Almost all of them mention his size as part of their praise. When Hasbro came out with Thanos, Hasbro got lambasted for it being "too small". He's 6'7. Hasbro actually got it right and was negatively criticized for it. Contrarily, Juggernaut (whom in THAT costume was WAAY out of scale) was worshipped because of his size. Accuracy people! For one, it's a strong asset for getting the character right. 2nd- just because YOU want the character to be bigger doesn't make Hasbro (who got it right) wrong and complaining because you didn't get your way (no matter how wrong it is) sounds like what? You can say it. Most of you have one or the other (or both).
  14. I honestly believe one of the Marvel based figs is going to be Kl'rt. We all figured he'd be another FF based Walgreens exclusive, but then word got out that the switch to X-Men based characters would begin after the release of the Thing. Well the reason I say the Super Skrull will make this wave is because if we have Talos the Skrull in the movie (as well as in ML form), then apparently, this means Skrulls and related characters aren't Fantastic Four properties and thus, not owned by Fox (I know alll about the merger, but the Captain Marvel film was already in early development stages when that all came down). Also, based on the "Who Do You Trust" storyline (which was a marvel wide event), the Skrulls belong to Marvel "Prime". Skrulls are a big part of the Captain Marvel movie and would make sense to include a Marvel based Skrull (like Kl'rt) into the wave. Of course I could be totally wrong! LOL. I also hope we can get an original Ms Marvel figure.
  15. Magic is now in the southern Cali area. Saw the truck come yesterday (Leave one store, then went to another). Both had Magik. Yup. Got mine. Oh, and I'll be receiving my Multiple Man case tomorrow. Instant army.
  16. Soooooo...Caliban. Hm. Caliban. Not Guido. Caliban. Forge. Kool. Night Thrasher....with nary another New Warrior in sight. Beta. Ray. Bill. Along with Hercules (is there going to be a Thor wave no one told me about?). Black Suit Spider-Man/Kraven 2 pack. Looks like they changed up Kraven's appearance. Supreme Leader/Arnim Zola 2 pack is the business! Lovin Zola. Ebony Maw & Corvus Glaive (my all time favorite comic character name). Heh heh heh. I don't think any team has been completed so quickly!
  17. Go to an arts & crafts store (like Michael's) and get tacky stick. My Spider-Woman and Tigra figs are still hanging months later.
  18. Got my Thing(s) today. This is one hefty fig! Time for an Immortal Hulk Hasbro!!!
  19. I feel you on the paint apps issue. I'm the same way HOWEVER COMMA when it comes to the B & M exclusives, since more times than not, they appear on their respective websites before they touch down in the physical stores here in my part of Cali, what I do is purchase online and continue to hunt in the stores (just in case the apps or even the packaging itself is not up to par) and if this turns out to be the case, I return the online purchased item to the B&M. Some may say "it's too much trouble" to which I say I'm out there hunting anyway, so how is a few keystrokes "too much trouble" if it ensures I get what I'm looking for? I've got 2 Things on the way as of this posting, and I'm still out there looking for him (and Magik) just in case (plus I admit, I get a thrill seeing new Legends on the pegs).
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