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  1. Even getting past the are they for kids question, I can't think of a single mass retail toyline that has included swastikas. That's just not a thing here. I vaguely recall some griping a few years back that the Indiana Jones figures didn't include swastika armbands on the Nazi villains either.
  2. No real interest in 2012 Cap, but I'd gladly take the WW2 version if it were updated.
  3. I say this politely, but I'd stop taking it so personally every time a new character is announced to get a figure. I don't mean this to be a jerk, but making Surtur is kind of a no-brainer for Hasbro.
  4. Looks good. I'm glad they finally did him. He was a glaring omission.
  5. 30s: Golden Age Human Torch 40s: Classic Bucky 50s: Jimmy Woo (runner up: Marvel Boy with alternate Quasar head) 60s: Super-Adaptoid (runner up: Psycho-Man) 70s: Devil Dinosaur (runner up: Colleen Wing and Namorita) 80s: Destiny (runner up: Siryn, Battlestar and Rictor) 90s: Echo (runner up: Monet St. Croix, Mondo, Cecelia Reyes, Jolt and Silhouette) 2000s (runner up: Armor, Blue Marvel, Phyla-Vell, Hulkling, Wiccan, Patriot, Amadeus Cho, Prodigy, Speed and Marvel Boy) 2010s: Miss America (runner up: Knull, Robbie Reyes, Nadia Pym, Viv Vision, Honey Bad
  6. So you mean exactly what I said, that there's a pattern of audiences developing an interest in certain formerly obscure characters after a movie. Because the argument that was being made was that the belief that movies cause people to buy things is untrue based on anecdotal evidence, when literally an entire cottage industry of movie tie-in products (not even strictly Marvel; the entire film industry as a whole) that would suggest that there is indeed some truth to the idea that movies often drive an interest in product. Nowhere in my post was the claim that movie figures are the only reason t
  7. I'm going to have to ask you to take a brief break from shaking your fist to actually read the post, because that wasn't written anywhere.
  8. But you don't speak for everyone, is my point. Again, there must be some sales data Hasbro is happy with since they keep pumping these out, so there definitely are people who gain an interest in the figures due to the movies. Not even counting Legends, that's pretty much the entire premise of making movie merchandise in the first place.
  9. That's because you personally have mentioned you have a predisposition towards classic comic characters. If there wasn't an audience interested in buying movie figures, I doubt Hasbro would keep making them. Or any of the other companies producing them like Hot Toys, Bandai, Diamond Select or Mafex.
  10. Definitely not Ultraman. Marvel licenses the character, but he's still owned by Bandai, one of Hasbro's direct competitors in the toy market. The only reason Hasbro's Power Rangers figures are possible is because they outright bought the IP.
  11. D-listers that complete teams seem to go up in value once it becomes clear Hasbro intends to do the whole set. The Serpent Society figures pegwarm like crazy but I'm sure 20 years from now when Hasbro finally has released the full team they'll skyrocket.
  12. Loved the buddy cop aspect of the show. Hopefully they maintain that dynamic here.
  13. I think there's a good possibility of Razor Fist being in a two-pack or store exclusive of some kind.
  14. The rings remind me of the tailor from Kung-Fu Hustle, so I'm fine with the change.
  15. We've reached the old man yells at clouds portion of the discussion, I see. I'd take just about any of the current Guardians looks or even the D&A run looks over the classics. I also prefer the Young Avengers vol. 2 costumes over the originals ToyBiz did.
  16. I think she's intended to be Fah Lo Suee, but the name likely had to be changed because she, like Fu Manchu is a copyrighted character Marvel doesn't have the rights to.
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