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  1. So, they're doing a Marvel Legends AOA Mondo? I'm in! Please tell me someone gets that. Then gimme some (or a) Skin, too. AheM... I'm trying here. And there's no way I can work in Husk, Chamber, Jubilee, Synch or Penance gags.
  2. It looks amazing. I love the alternate faces too - especially Death: it's a thing of beauty. And with a price tag to match. Despite a 100% complete Marvel Legends & Marvel Universe X-Men collection, I never went for the Sentinel, even after seeing - and coveting - the Bastion and Female SenPrime (it was actually those 6" figures, much more than the equally fantastic looking mega Sentinel that would have pushed me towards purchase/financial suicide) but in the end, common-sense won out. I don't think I'll regret that. And I've got the 16" (?) massive Sentinel & Galactus anyhow ("I HUNGER!!!!" the latter says a lot). Both still work perfectly, and still look cool, but they're still in their original packaging. I just don't know what I'd do with way bigger versions. And can you imagine buying either of these and then the arm snaps off the very first time you move it? Brutal. Boy, that would sure improve your day.... Has the HasLab Sentinel actually been released yet, chaps? If not, this seems a lousy time to hawk another $400 action figure. Will that count as peg-warming?
  3. Wow. Lego really pushing thr envelope here. Can't believe it's a mech! I haven't seen a Lego MSH mech since the Sakaarian Iron Man mech they revealed almost 10 minutes before. Or the ludicrously bad Sentinel sized Iron Monger mech on June 1st. Or the twin pack of Spider-Man vs Dr Octopus mechs in May. Or the Thor, Morales and Cap mechs they did in January. Lego know this is all uninspired and boring crap. Kids know it's crap. And everyone knows people buy it for the minifigures. Still, when Lego does horrifically bad sets like this I always look forward to seeing the defense, excuses and justifications from Lego's loyal army of uncritical, on-message YouTube 'reviewers'. So, when they say "It's an interesting choice for Lego to go with another mech, but it looks great value and has some amazing minifigures." What they should be saying is "These mechs suck. They constitute over half of Lego's 2021 offerring, they are horribly overpriced, totally out of scale and devoid of imagination and interest." But then, if they told the truth, no free Lego sets. Bless 'em.
  4. Well, here's the strategy.... Designer #1: "So, we've done this guy literally every way possible, multiple times, with the same SCULPT. With a Brock head. Without. With one dumb head and two. Fists and claws. With paint splash effect on shoulder. Without. Didn't we even do the thing where we put a Punisher-symbol on the body, and the rubes still paid $80 to get that on ebay?" Designer #2: "Exactly. We know that saying 'it's a homage' or using the word 'retro' will make this literally fly off the shelves. Not that anyone can get our toys on their shelves anyway! Ha ha ha!", Designer #1: "Or even pre-order anything! You know we only ever put enough of these out to enable maximum gouging on ebay by scalpers and keep demand way higher than availability. That's vertical distribution for you." Designer #2: "Still...will a few incongruous stripes and huge gaping peg-holes guarantee this prestige figure's success? What am I saying? Of course they will! These people are idiots!!" Designer #1: "They sure are! Like we always say, though: infinitum store et convention exclusivus plus nil mainstream distri bution et Collectorius nostalgicum moronicus equalis profitin maximus." Designer #2: "Don't you mean: 'Where fans come first'?" Entire world: Ha ha ha ha!
  5. Tigra = awesome. Please make this EXACTLY as render. AOA Wave 2 = more awesome. And 2/3 of a 24 year old wish-list ticked off. Excalibur = 7/8 of a 24 year old wish-list ticked off. Everything else (Spidey Retro, Eternals, MCU) = don't care. Next thing is harder: Hasbro's ML action figures and the representation of the female body (or "Disney downsized Storm's boobies and 'booty'.") We've been here a few times before, but I'm sitting here looking at 2021 HoX Jean Grey - a whole new sculpt. I hate to say this, but I have a whole bunch of issues with it. And, although I have nothing but love for AOA Wave 2...Rogue. Hips, yeah. And contrariwise, Tigra looks great. Because of the bikini (pretty sure that Tigra has never had a non-bikini costume, even in Fox Kids animated late 1990's Avengers) and the slightly fuller figure. In the unlikely event that anyone cares, could we maybe have a discussion about this? Would have to be without politics. Or being offensive. Or writing things I wouldn't want my six-year old daughter to be reading or thinking about. And that Hasbro's Marvel Legends guys could read. Maybe respond to. Well, whaddaya think? And you, Mr JayC - worth doing?
  6. Love it. I got too nostalgic with wave 1, and kinda got blinded to issues there. There really are/were some BIG faults in the first AOA wave (see eBay for reference). Some facial expressions here are odd, and I'm praying we don't have the female-action-figure-body-narks out (yes, Rogue needs bigger hips, but this is AOA Rogue. In that dystopian reality, women's hips shrink after mutant childbirth). More seriously, it's the source material: sculpt is an absolute dead match for one of Roger Cruz's solo Rogue covers (poss #3 of Astonishing X-Men, 1995). Plus, Sabertooth and Magneto....perfect.
  7. AOA Legion? Considering he wasn't in the Age of Apocalypse (I know he was the catalyst for AOA story), that's an odd choice - would have thought an early New Mutants / Bill Sienkiwicz David Haller or a contemporary Hickman era Legion would have gone over better. There are many, many more AOA characters I'd like to see, but I'm totally happy with this line up and the BAF. Kitty & Colossus - yes, please!!!
  8. That's a fair enough point - the older MCU figures seriously need a refresh - there should at least be parity between the comic and movie versions of do-over Legends. Pretty much the only MCU mainstay with 2020/21 quality is Black Widow, and older versions of Cap, Iron Man, Hulk etc. really show their age. And, I honestly don't resent these figures: I'm glad they're making the MCU buyers happy. I did buy the Fox figs (Cable, Mystique, Domino, Deadpool & Warhead) but I'm still scratching my head as to why. Box art was great, and the figures were/are not bad at all, but...I don't know, just don't care about them, really. So, with new MCUA, it's 2 figures and two figures only. Collector self-discipline, there....
  9. Snoooooore. New generic suit body needed, I think Hasbro....this is not so much ubiquitous as epidemic. And it was boring two decades ago. Still, so glad they've sandwiched the Disney+ wave between Xenmu & Ursa Major waves...3 full waves of Legends in one month is too many, so can leave the Disney+ wave untouched. June will be tough enough, especially when I've got the Lego Marvel Daily Bugle set (£275!!!!!!!) to stump up for, too...
  10. At the risk of being blunt, pretty much all of these MCUA figs suck and are brutally overpriced. I don't begrudge MCU fans these at all though, and some of them I may possibly consider buying (Quicksilver and Infinity War Cap) but all of these figures have seen multiple releases, multiple times, and have warmed pegs multiple times too: there's only so much demands for guys & gals in suits or casual wear (counting the Shang-Chi and Eternals wave here, too) and/or MCU folk that have been done to death. With this thing too, why didn't they do something different? I was thinking this could be a guy fits in armour suit deal because of the large size of the 'Monger, or if that were too complex, follow the ancient (but still totally kick-ass) Toy Biz Hulkbuster Iron Man, with the flip-up helmet and a properly sculpted, posable, Stark head inside. I've mentioned the balance issue before, so all I can say is in 6 months time these are going to be insanely cheap. And everywhere.
  11. Monron999 - dude, are you reading my mind or am I reading yours?? Clearly 'Great minds think etc. etc.'!
  12. It's an odd one, this new She-Hulk, and honestly don't know if I like it. Looking at the evolution of She-Hulk, I'm ranking good old Red at #1, new She-Hulk at #2 and 'What were Hasbro thinking here?' She-Hulk (A-Force) a distant third. She got that giraffe neck, stupid hair and face and a boring costume. The head swap doesn't work either: new She-Hulk is maybe three or four shades lighter. I'm clinging on to the vain hope that they'll go back to this sculpt for a third time, and finally give us the Lyra we missed out on with the Hit Monkey BAF Wave from about 86million years ago. Or Thundra (the face needs a fix) and I think someone already mentioned Valkyrie (comic, New Defenders era). Both of those are pretty horrible, and the Valkyrie from the early days of Hasbro still looks way better facially and bodily - she's just about three feet short and has horrible articulation though. They could also revisit Red She-Hulk (I think the body sculpt is a winner), do a super-size Polaris (Muir Island/Shadow King arc) and maybe even Secret Wars Titania. Have I missed anyone?
  13. What I usually do with MCU focussed waves is hate the reveal or preview images, buy the wave anyway (for the comic-based dudes) then end up liking the wave a lot more than I thought (Black Widow wave, though Red Guardian sucks before, during and after reveal and purchase). That said, Iron Man AI is bad and untimely: the definitive pegwarmer of this wave (why this thing, then another hologram Iron Man in the excellent & imminent Ursa BAF Wave to follow? Actually, you could do Stealth Hologram Iron Man. So exciting.) and Civil Warrior is...okayish. He really needs a bunch of accessories and swap heads to get over with me. Even the BAF is a bit too cartoonish. It looks like they've super-sized the Leprechaun on the Simpsons rather than taken the psycho mid-1980s Masters of Evil version. That dude nearly killed Hercules: this one would just make him chortle. So, yeah....Not loving this at all. Hope I'll be wrong, but this lot....? Its a big ask when the comic characters are just blah. And the BAF is blah-ha-ha.
  14. Thirded! I'm going to buy ALL comic figures anyway, but I do think the bespoke waves are limiting, and more likely to put collectors off. For me, 10 dedicated AOA waves would be fine, but not everyone likes that arc, and I think ALL waves should try and appeal to the broadest cross-section of fans. I don't want to think how long it's taken, or how much money I've spent to get the full 1992 X-Men #1 line-up, but it's been worth it. I still don't have a 100% complete AOA team; or an All-New X-Men team (Banshee needed), a 1985/Mutant Massacre era team (Rachel and Kitty needed) or an early years New Mutants team, but the thought that I'm close is a hell of an incentive to buy more!
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