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  1. Found an image showing what I mean about the Legends Sasquatch being too slender. He was an earlier BAF that came out in 2017-18. Now, the heavyweight BAFs are wider, which is more accurate for Sasquatch. When the Armadillo BAF was revealed last year, I first saw a thumbnail image and thought it was a new Sasquatch and got really excited. Anyway, I think the Armadillo figure's shoulder width and girth are better than the Sasquatch/Wendigo figure for Sasquatch. So, if there should be any inspiration taken from a previous Legends for a larger/better Sasquatch, a better source of inspiration should be the Armadillo figure. Also, I didn't realize that a DST rep was in this thread. Oops, sorry for my comment above about previous sculpts lol. Anyway, I'm a DST fan (the Select Colossus is my default Colossus in my Legends collection) and also hope that you guys can improve upon Sasquatch and other larger characters. I'm there for it!
  2. Really ornate and eye-catching Beta Ray Bill. It does look awesome but it's a little too big for my 6" Legends scale. He looks regal, so I wonder if I could put the Odin head from the Destroyer on that body... hmmmm. Probably not though because the Odin head would be too big for that body. Maybe the Legends Odin head could work. Anyway, I'm here for the real topic that this thread has turned into... Marvel Select Sasquatch. I want it! I need it!! Here's hoping they actually make it. And now that the Select sculpts actually look good, I would want it even more. I mean, look at the old zombie Hulks they used to make. 🤮 The recent offerings have been MUCH better. As far as taking inspiration from the Legends Sasquatch, I would hope that a Select version would be more dynamic, animalistic, and expressive as the Legends one had a bored look and was also too slender in addition to being too small.
  3. The idea of a classic outfit Sabretooth really appeals to me. The fingerless gloves and toes don't seem accurate but that's fairly minor. However, the unfortunate face sculpt and undersized body makes this a pass for me. I already have the Apocalypse wave Sabretooth, which is better.
  4. I was on the fence about pre-ordering this Wolverine since I already have the similar Apocalypse wave Wolverine. The idea of cell shading on figures piqued my interest a little bit since I am a comic (not MCU) collector and cell shading accentuates the comic look, but it would also be my only figure that has cell shading so it may look out of place. Eventually, I decided to pre-order it. A few things helped my decision: The cell shading is not that obtrusive and it could still blend with the rest of my figures, which I think these updated photos confirm. The colors are brighter than the Apocalypse wave Wolverine. And the headsculpts are new and I like them. This Wolverine has the wide, spread-out fins on the facemask that many people were modifying on the Apocalypse wave Wolverine.
  5. Hasbro has had a run of bad headsculpts lately, which is unusual because they used to be consistently good. It made me wonder if they are all attributable to one artist but I don't know. For me, it started with retro Rogue and the initial reveal that sparked a lot of criticism. Some felt the final product was better, but I still never liked it and prefer the Juggernaut wave Rogue's headsculpt. Then, obviously Sue Storm. No need to rehash that as it was universally panned as awful. The 20th Anniversary Hulk is bad and made me immediately pass on it, even though I'm a huge Hulk fan. Some people didn't like the headsculpt on AOA Shadowcat. That was one I didn't mind. The upcoming Sabretooth is another awful one. I will pass, even though I'd love to have a classic-costumed Sabretooth. The Apocalypse wave Sabretooth has a much better headsculpt. The new Dr. Strange, while not necessarily bad, I don't feel really captures Dr. Strange's classic angular look but rather has an older, pudgier face than fans associate with him.
  6. I have 80th Cap and I think I prefer the darker colors, metallic chainmail, and the headsculpt on that one. I know lots of people wanted him in a lighter shade of blue. I'm glad the blue is not lighter than it appears in these photos. In the previous stock photos, the blue looked too light to me. I have this one on preorder too because I figured if I didn't, I'd wish I had later.
  7. I'm a major Hulk fan so it takes a lot for me not to have my interest at least a little piqued by a new Hulk figure but that facesculpt made my decision so easy to pass. That's the only major difference from the 80th Anniversary one and it's so bad. Hasbro has had a strange run of bad facesculpts lately. In this group, it's Hulk and Sabretooth. Pass on both and they are both characters I really like! The only one I'll probably get out of these reveals is classic Havok.
  8. The first video review that I've seen of the retro Invisible Woman in-hand was posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il7b2N2bHW8 Sue has the same bad headsculpt that we saw in the reveal. I'm glad this reviewer is honest and calls it terrible and suggests that Hasbro should allow some avenue for products to be changed based on fan feedback before it goes into production. I doubt that will happen but I'd definitely be in favor of it. I agree with pretty much everything the reviewer says, including the fact that the big hair design is not the problem (it's the face sculpt that's bad), and the fact that the artwork on the card shows an attractive Sue that is way better than the figure's actual face. The same user has reviews of the other figures in the wave too.
  9. I know a lot of people were requesting the 80th Anniversary Cap with a lighter blue, so now they can have him. He is missing the black shading on his mask for a true classic look though. I do feel the 80th version looks better and also prefer the 80th headsculpt as well. Despite that, I assume I'll try to get this new one as well. I do think the bigger shield (I believe) is an improvement. The permanent holes isn't ideal so I guess I'll stick the bullet ricochet effects there.
  10. If the headsculpt looked like that image, I would have been more happy. The one they gave us does not look toned, is kind of fat faced. Dr. Strange is toned in my eyes, with pronounced cheekbones. I saw the Diamond Select Gallery version of him and that looks like to Dr. Strange to me. And it is a more dynamic looking sculpt. Anyway, overall it's a good figure and I plan to try to get him.
  11. I voice my agreement that can be summarized as: Enthusiasm for the long-awaited classic Dr. Strange is tempered by Walmart exclusivity, rising price, and slightly off appearance. The slightly off appearance refers to the lack of paint contrast in his outfit, a head sculpt that does not scream Dr. Strange to me, and an overall lack of dynamic appearance. I feel that the previous Dormammu Dr. Strange headsculpt looked more like Dr. Strange, looked more dynamic, and had a better paint on the cape with gold that went all around the collar. The new one's face looks older, is a bit flabby, and his hair on the sides should have been shorter IMO. In the end, the figure is good and everyone will get it because it's classic Dr. Strange but it seems slightly off.
  12. If Siryn is coming, Banshee can't be far behind. We also need Angel. Classic Cyclops would be an easy crowdpleaser. I already have the 2-pack version with Dark Phoenix but I know many don't and would like to see a remake. Sign me up for more Alpha Flight. I know some people want Marrina, but we need a BOX! And just like they recently released a bigger, angrier Colossus, let's do the same with Sasquatch!! I could also see Blob as an X-Men BAF.
  13. The same user also has a video review of Iceman and Cyclops. I had considered if the new Iceman could stand in as my default, classic Iceman. I do like the blue and the more muscular body they used over the skinny Juggernaut wave Iceman, but I'm not sure if his different look could pass off as a classic Iceman. But maybe.
  14. Yeah, I thought the original photos of Shadowcat that had some people worried about her face looking bigger on one side was just bad posing because her face was tilted or jutting in that direction. I did not think it would actually be jutting in real life and, as we can see from these photos, the face is symmetrical.
  15. Good photos. These are the ones I wanted to see -- size comparison and also headswap with classic Colossus. I knew this Colossus would be bigger so I preordered the wave just to build him even though I wasn't interested in all the other characters. I could not pass up a bigger Colossus! I had also planned to remove his "suspenders" and have him shirtless so this is a good preview showing that that is possible. I'm also hoping that Hasbro puts the classic look Colossus on this bigger body. I think the headswap looks a bit off in these photos. The 2-pack head sits a bit too high or appears a bit small, so I probably won't be doing that.
  16. Oh ok, yeah I see earlier in this thread people were talking about that. It's the Warlock wave Colossus that's the base.
  17. Actual in-hand photos of AOA Sabretooth were posted by Gardengnome4 on Reddit. The first I've seen of him. He's a big boy, about the size of 2-pack Colossus. I only hope that the AOA Colossus BAF is much larger.
  18. Yeah, it's not my favorite look for Kitty and I doubt I will display her (although I did pre-order the wave to get Colossus), but it's not as bad as Sue. Yesterday, I looked to see some popular Youtubers' reaction to Sue's reveal because I had not seen their reaction and wanted to see if they said anything about it, and I saw that even people like Shartimus and Boog said Sue's face is bad during the first reveal about 3 weeks ago. So it sounds like it's a common feeling that Sue's face is bad and I'd bet that the Hasbro reps have heard the comments.
  19. I think in some cases, Hasbro should improve upon a figure whenever it has a chance to. My example would be the Red Skull wave Captain America. Good figure, but fat head! Then they released the better 80th Anniversary version of Cap. Same character but a much better sculpt and figure. So I don't think they should always stay with the same face, just for continuity or consistency. If an improvement is warranted, do it. In the case of Sue, they tried a different look and it went wrong. I can agree that putting Sue on a different body could have been a better change. The existing body does not bother me, but after seeing your comment and then looking at the figure, I could see her on a different body. That could have encouraged collectors like me who were on the fence about the upcoming Sue that they need to get this new one. And I think it's good that we're beating the dead horse about this. It's been talked about on every forum I've seen and since the Hasbro people pay attention, it's good to let them know. And that's another reason why I said that Dan "feigned being hurt" by Wade's negative comment because there is no way they haven't heard the uproar about that face sculpt by now.
  20. Yeah, I contemplated for a while (they are so similar to my Walgreens figures) but I broke down and preordered them. I figured I might regret it later if I didn't since I am a sucker for classic outfits. I'm sticking with my Walgreens Human Torch since I don't think the new retro one is better, but I did order the Pulse exclusive powered down Johnny.
  21. I did think those costumes looked cool and I liked the boots with the tread, but I'm a fan of the classic look, so for me that was the Walgreens version. I did end up buying the Skrull wave Ben though. They got the brow and jutting jaw right on him, and now he's my default Thing, even though I have the Walgreens one too.
  22. It's true these are all just repaints because all versions of Sue are on the same body mold. But the Super Skrull version is a totally different look. It's like saying black suit Spider-Man is just a repaint of Pizza Spider-man in his red and blue suit. While technically true since they are on the same body mold, they look drastically different and it would be more worth it to a collector to buy two totally different looking versions of the same character rather just buying what I was calling a straight repaint with a very similar design except, for example, the shade of blue as is the case with Walgreens Sue and the new retro Sue. The Walgreens Sue and Super Skrull Sue looked different though technically were just repaints of the same body. The Walgreens Sue and retro Sue are even more similar in design, making it less likely that a collector would want both. So, I was suggesting that Hasbro may have made additional changes to encourage a collector to get the new one.
  23. Yep, I do have the Sasquatch BAF and he was what got me into 6" scale Legends after previously only collecting the 3.75" scale figures. I couldn't pass up Sasquatch, so that started my 6" collection. I have him elevated on a stand in my display to simulate his correct size, so I'm hoping we can eventually get another true-to-size (in height and girth) version of him.
  24. I liked the Sue face on the Walgreens version. That's the only one I have. I did not feel the need to get the Super Skrull version since that isn't her classic look and I already had the Walgreens Sue. This upcoming retro one is a classic look so I wanted it. But if it was just a straight repaint with no changes, I would be hesitant because why buy the exact same figure I already have for just a slightly different shade of blue? Anyway, I did eventually order it even though they messed up the face. I'm sure I'll head swap her. But I can see why Hasbro would feel the motivation to mix things up so it's not just the exact same figure repainted. For Reed, they gave him a new lab coat. I'm not a huge fan of the salad fingers either. They also changed Ben's face. I don't think it looks as good as the Super Skrull Ben's face and I'm definitely not a fan of the no-teeth head.
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