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  1. I'll openly admit that I bought the Disney exclusive Marvel Select Hawkeye solely for Lucky the Pizza Dog.
  2. I'm loving D'Spayre, Knull and Vulcan!! I'm super excited for all 3 of those. I'll likely pick up the Scarlet Witch and Vision. I've still been using they Toy Biz Witch in my display. Now that they're doing another comic version of white Vision, I'm regretting buying the WandaVision Disney+ version. That was the only figure I picked up from the D+ Wave 1 and wish I hadn't. I didn't see anything else here today that really interests me. Not a HabroPulse premium member so waiting around to order my MODOK/Captain. I figure I'll actually get it 6 months later like I did with the Hellfire Club. Meanwhile my 3 Sentinels still have not shipped.....
  3. Hasbro absolutely nailed it with this figure. It's fantastic! The only figures from this wave that I haven't gotten yet are Dr. Strange (last part I need for Armadillo), and the Integrated Suit Spider-Man (because I don't want him).
  4. I'd forgotten how much I like this costume. I wouldn't mind her going back to this identity permanently in the comics.... I most typically think of Carol in the black one-piece with the lightning bolt that she wore as Ms. Marvel, but I don't see them ever going back to that now that Kamala Khan is around. It's too bad that there's been such a habit of new characters taking on old characters titles... why can't they just come up with unique ones?!?
  5. Has anyone actually found Nova (or Quasar) at their Walgreens yet? I check a couple of times per week at mine but their Marvel Legends shelf is always completely empty. I've somewhat already resigned myself to having to pay ebay prices, but don't want to do it earlier than I have to because those should come down as they're getting stocked and easier to find.
  6. I was able to pick up Thena at my local Super Target. They had 4 of her, 7 of Ikkaris and 1 John Walker Captain America. That's like the most Legends figures that I've seen on their pegs at one time. The local Super Walmart had 1 John Walker Captain America and 1 AOA Iceman, which is about par for the course for them. This is why I usually order the vast majority of my figures online, but BBTS seems to have really struggled recently due to supply chain, labor, demand or for whatever other reason . They still haven't gotten in the Ursa Major wave that I pre-ordered on the day it became available to pre-order, or the Eternia minis, both of which have been at mass retail for months now. I saw them selling some individual AOA wave 2 figures last week, but my full wave order is still sitting there waiting to be fulfilled. I've been buying from them for well over a decade and generally don't mind paying a couple of extra bucks per item to do business primarily with them due to their pile of loot and $4 flat rate shipping, but might have to move on if these issues persist. I finally had to cancel that Ursa Major wave today because I saw Gamestop had the whole wave in stock online and it's already shipped just a couple of hours later. Funny story (displaying my ignorance), I had seen RobotKindgdom advertised on this site and didn't realize where they were based, so I decided that I'd check them out due to the above issues with BBTS. So I visited their website and they had lots of stuff that I wanted that I couldn't find elsewhere, so I was ready to purchase a cart of about $800 of stuff --- and then saw the shipping was going to be between an additional $300-$600 and quickly emptied my cart. LOL! I guess location will be the first thing I check before I consider any other online sellers again in the future.
  7. Pre-ordered both Ajak and Dr. Strange. Saw message "Only 3 Left" when I placed my order. I don't know if that's legit or not - but might almost already be out of stock. They were already out on a DC Multiverse time that I had wanted (Batman Who Laughs with 3 Robins).
  8. I saw this movie tonight and thought it was reasonably good. Not great, but good. Some of the action scenes were pretty intense to the point it was hard to tell what was going on. Sometimes I think as fans we have too high of expectations that could never possibly be met. I give this movie a solid B, but I can still say that I liked both Black Widow and Shang-Chi more. I've still got high hopes for Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home to finish out the year.
  9. I'm sure that it's coming. With her expected to be in both Wakanda Forever and Armor Wars, I'm expecting we'll see this comic version around the time of one of those and an MCU version around the time of the other.
  10. So, I stopped at my local Target tonight to see if they might have Thena on the shelf. The only Marvel Legends they had were 7 figures of Ikkaris from this wave. Do you think they got a case of just that figure? Seemed weird. It's very rare that I see more than 1 or 2 figures on the shelf at any given time at either the Super Target so Super Walmart in my town. The actual town I live in only has about 70,000 people but the county we live in (which includes Des Moines) has well over a half million. There are several other Super Targets and Super Walmarts in the county but none ever seem to have Legends there either. I was at Walmart tonight too at they had exactly one Legend, the John Walker Captain America from the Disney+ wave. I tend to have better luck at Gamestop though, last time I was there they still had a Leader, Gamerverse Cap, Gamerverse Ms Marvel, Ironheart, 2 Darkstars, an Infinity Saga Odin, Infinity Saga Thor, Spymaster, Frogman and Melina/Guardian 2-pack. Target/Walmart would never have any of those 'older' figures.
  11. So, I stopped at my local Target tonight to see if they might have Thena on the shelf. The only Marvel Legends they had were 7 figures of Ikkaris from this wave. Do you think they got a case of just that figure? Seemed weird. It's very rare that I see more than 1 or 2 figures on the shelf at any given time at either the Super Target so Super Walmart in my town. The actual town I live in only has about 70,000 people but the county we live in (which includes Des Moines) has well over a half million. There are several other Super Targets and Super Walmarts in the county but none ever seem to have Legends there either. I was at Walmart tonight too at they had exactly one Legend, the John Walker Captain America from the Disney+ wave. I tend to have better luck at Gamestop though, last time I was there they still had a Leader, Gamerverse Cap, Gamerverse Ms Marvel, Ironheart, 2 Darkstars, an Infinity Saga Odin, Infinity Saga Thor, Spymaster, Frogman and Melina/Guardian 2-pack. Target/Walmart would never have any of those 'older' figures.
  12. Trust me, you're not. I ordered 3 and they haven't shipped mine yet either. Meanwhile a buddy of mine that lives here in the same town got his this week.
  13. I love this figure. It's a simple repaint for Hasbro but will look so good on the Spidey villains shelf. I'd love for them to bring this character back as a supporting villain, perhaps for a little longer run than 1 issue this time.
  14. Do you know what I love most about this wave? Not a damn single Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Deadpool or Wolverine!!! Honestly, I'm very stoked for this movie. I won't be at all surprised if it ends up being one of the MCU's best movies and biggest hits. I have to say though that I'm actually expecting at least half of these characters to be killed off in this movie, with probably Sersi and Black Knight surviving and eventually joining the next iteration of Avengers. I think these figures actually look great and I've got every single one pre-ordered, (except for Ajak and Thena because I can't yet). I'd be much happier if they were all comic versions because I'm not an MCU figure guy, but I'm happy to have figures of characters that have never been made before after 2 decades of collecting. I'll get them while I can, because outside of maybe Sersi (and of course Black Knight which I already have a couple of versions that I'm happy with), it seems relatively unlikely to me that we'll be getting comic versions. I've read a lot of hate for these figures because they're costumes are so generic, but honestly many of the MCU costumes are. I think the detail and color palette of these figures is quite good. This is the first wave that I've bought in years that I'm actually planning on keeping every figure from. I haven't been able to say that in a very, very, very long time - probably not since the first 2-3 years after Toy Biz actually branded the line Marvel Legends.
  15. I love Armadillo, Morlun and Shriek. I'll probably find a different head for JJJ and make him a generic civilian figure. The Spideys and Strange will all hit ebay. I actually recognize Armadillo most from the current run of Amazing Spider-Man. I more vaguely recall him in Thunderbolts and New Avengers. He was also on the Hulu MODOK show, which was a cool nod to MODOK's 11.
  16. Thena looks great! If I didn't know there was a movie coming out I totally would have believed that this was a comic based figure.
  17. By the way, I'm not saying that I don't think this isn't an improvement over the original. It absolutely is. However there are details about the older one that I wish would have carried over to this one. For me, the new version just isn't enough better for me to justify spending yet another $25 on. When a new character is made for the first time, I always buy it. I'm just not going to fall into this trap with Hasbro selling repeats of the same character repeatedly just because they made a few improvements. It's why I still have all of my Toy Biz figures, and for the longest time I only added Hasbro figures that Toy Biz had never done. I'm now slowly picking up Hasbro improvements here and there mostly though multi-pack and BAF waves where I'm purchasing new characters too, but even that took me time to accept to start doing. Hasbro was so bad in the beginning that I refused to buy any figures that I already had a Toy Biz version of. I definitely held onto that bias far too long, as they've really gotten to be outstanding over the last few years --- and I quite honestly was very slow to come around to that reality. I very purposefully collect one and only one version of each and every character ever made collectively by Hasbro/Toy Biz in this scale, have been at it for more than 20 years, and repeats drive me crazy (although I fully understand why they have to happen). I guess that I kind of have this crazy expectation that when they do a character for the first time that they do a good enough job that they don't need a re-do. For me, it's just too expensive to buy the exact same characters over and over again, especially when I've done the exact same thing for DC characters over the years through Mattel, DC Direct Collectibles and now unfortunately McFarlane (and their complete lack of concept of scale); and quite a few non Marvel/DC comic 6" (1/12th) scale figures from other companies as well. This new Tigra is a fantastic figure, but it's certainly not perfect and I won't be shocked if there's another iteration at some point (nor shocked if there isn't). If not, I'm completely happy with my original and not spending another $25. If these figures were still under $10 like when I began collecting them in the late 90's, I probably wouldn't mind buying multiple versions as much -- but they're not.
  18. I'm generally not into MCU figures and only get them when there's not a comic version - and I'm really not expecting to ever see a comic version of Kro. Since he was a shape-shifter, this is a perfectly good form for him. This particular figure really makes me want to see him square off against Hulk in the MCU though.... he just looks like a Hulk villain!!
  19. This figure is nice, but honestly this review just made me make the decision to cancel my pre-order and stick with the original and save the $$$.
  20. Toy Biz did a fantastic 6" Avalanche in their X-Men Classics Line. Last time I checked it was still very reasonable on ebay. It's what I use in my X-Men display and it works great! I'm sure that Hasbro will eventually do a more modern version, but I'm personally still in the camp where I'd prefer to see never before done characters (like Quake) rather than rehashing ones that have already been done again.
  21. Blue Marvel, Quake and Speedball are all slam dunk purchases for me regardless of version. However, I also hope that Quake comes with at least one alternate head. I already have both the comic and MCU versions of Maria Hill so I'd personally rather it be someone else than her though. I know that Hill is a want for some people though so I'd be fine with her being one of two alternate heads.... I can't really imagine that I'll be interested in the Iron Man, Thor, USAgent or Viper figures though, regardless of what version that they do --- which means they'll almost certainly pull another Armadillo type thing with the BAF that I feel like I have to have. I know that we don't have all the information, but seriously - couldn't have they waited just a little longer for yet another Iron Man???? Especially if Thor and a Cap look-alike are already in the wave... I haven't even received that Ursa Major Iron Man wave I pre-ordered from BBTS yet with 3 different Iron Mans + Ironheart & Guardsman in it...... (supply chain must be really bad!)
  22. This is one of those situations where I really only want Morlun and Shriek but then they have to make Armadillo the darn BAF!!! I haven't yet decided whether to just pick up the whole wave and sell the other figures or just try to buy the BAF parts.... I know that I want Armadillo something fierce. I could see myself getting JJJ and doing a head swap for another civilian figure but I just can't come up with any rational reason to get the rest, outside of the BAF part.
  23. I was a huge fan of the Rollins band when I was in college (25 years ago). I love it every time he shows up as an actor in something I watch!
  24. I'm absolutely excited for both Blue Marvel and Speedball! An update on US Agent probably wouldn't be a bad thing either, but I'm also honestly fine with the one comic version we already have.
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