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Everything posted by bashpics99

  1. welp, after this of course i walk into WM today and they had just about the whole BOTBG wave on the pegs. Only one missing was Lady D who i'm guessing will be the most popular figure in the wave as x-fans are the largest chunk of comic ML collectors imo. Since i already had Skull and Arcade i went for Scientist supreme so MODOK will have someone to bicker and scheme with. They had 4 dooms so i'm guessing he's double packed and they put out 2 cases and sold one BAF set and the other Deathstrike. Also gave in and ordered Black Tom from amazon, under $12 shipped including tax seemed like a reasonable price to add this noteworthy rogue to the villains club, even if i'd prefer him to be a bit more purple. I don't know exactly when he gained plant control powers but i do have BAF Groot as well as Groot evolution so i'm sure i could spare an arm for Tom if i felt like it.
  2. Theoretically i'd be up fo buying a frost giant figure, but my guess is with hasbro it would probably be too pricey for a cheapskate like me. maybe they'll do a frost giant BAF for the love and thunder wave, although it seems more likely they would do something like a repainted Bor or Ulik from the sdcc set a BAF and save the tooling costs for the mcu figures in the wave. this also makes me think about that D & D set hasbro made last year with the dark elf character. I guess he didn't sell well enough since we haven't heard about any additional D & D figures since. too bad.
  3. Darkstar looks good, but since i don't plan to complete Ursa Major or the Winter Guard, I will likely pass. iirc she was in the Defenders for a very brief stint.. but i might be getting mixed up with the female Red Guardian. as far as the cleavage issue, its hard to find rhyme or reason in hasbro's decisions.... e.g., in addition to the older Black Cat figure, hasbro was OK with making Angela and the WG exclusive Emma Frost. I honestly don't really care if they downsize the chest somewhat, not a big deal to me if that's what it takes to get certain characters made as figures. I do feel like plenty of marvel comic artists still do a lot of cheesecake illustrations of female characters (even if its not as prevalent as it was in the 90s or aughts) , but i suppose comics aren't marketed to ages 4+. I dunno.
  4. If anybody held off on getting the Strong guy wave waiting for a sale, all but the deadpools are available at well below retail on amazon (most in the $10-11 range except Maverick who's $15 or so). they have a few other figures on sale but nothing i thought was particularly noteworthy. I might end up picking up Black Tom, feels like he's an important character to add to the x-rogues gallery... but i just find the figure so bland, not sure why.
  5. I will wait to see a review of this one as i would like to see his articulation and also some size comparisons with ML figures to see if he might work out OK posed with them, especially since i skipped the WG exclusive ML version. But definitely they did a nice job with the sculpt and accessories for this guy.
  6. Feels like the Bad Guys wave is just barely starting to hit retail, though, so i'm not sure what folks are expecting to find at stores outside of the D+ or Shang-chi waves. Of course given that the Bad Guys wave doesn't have many A-listers i could see retailers underordering the wave but it seems premature to assume that is the case. I think most people who've gotten figures so far from the wave preordered them rather than finding them in the wild, but i could be wrong. Target filled my preorder for Red Skull and Arcade a couple of weeks back but i haven't seen this wave in the wild anywhere yet, i fully expect to at some point. Likewise the Iron Man wave seems to be something a few e-tailers have been able to fill preorders for but hasn't hit stores that i'm aware of. And Walgreens hasn't gotten Nova yet. So if you're not into mcu there really isn't a ton to hunt at the moment, i guess some folks are finding she-hulk but i'm not sure what else people are searching for.
  7. I'm not sure the comparison pics are really doing the new version a lot of favors, although sure its nice to see that it doesn't have those ugly ball hips. Otherwise the BAF version just looks way better imo. but probably the new one looks good in close up shots, it doesn't help that they didn't exactly go nuts putting him in dynamic poses, either.
  8. I like the BAF but will probably get this, too, since i don't have a powered down look for Sandy.
  9. I, too, am reasonably happy with the WG versions of the FF,, with the exception of the Torch, whom i'd prefer a more classic version of. Anyhow this set looks great although not having Johnny fully flamed on is a drawback (but i can understand why they went that route)
  10. Not really. usually its about how stores didn't stock *enough* of an exclusive/they sold out too fast, rather than it just not showing up at all (i guess WM's Binary would be a similar case). Also, I think the distinction here is that other stores at least seem to carry current waves of the product, in addition to whatever exclusives they've got... whereas many have reported that they haven't seen WG stock a new ML wave since the Crimson Dynamo wave around March of 2020. Anecdotal, sure, but it makes it seem as though WG has given up on the line. On the flip side, i've read at least one report recently of a WG stocking HoX wave so maybe aside from exclusives stocking ML is up to individual stores discretion or something, or maybe they are going to try and get back into selling MLs now that COVID is less of a concern. Who knows.. The other part of this is that the WG employee who made all the exclusive deals for action figures (and was apparently a big fan of figures) left WG about a year and a half ago, so its not unreasonable to speculate that the dearth of figures is due to whomever replaced him deciding that action figures were not a priority for WG.
  11. Ultron is definitely my most-wanted from this wave. i'm a little worried about finding him because i feel like some folks will be army building him but hopefully won't be a problem.
  12. afaik nova has yet to hit any Walgreens yet, in the entire U.S. Wonder what they are waiting for
  13. Its a strange casting choice not so much for looks but because i generally associate Jameela with roles involving snobby, upper-crust sorts of characters and I always thought of Titania as being a redneck/hillbilly type, what with her nickname of Skeeter. Although iirc she comes from the suburbs - or whatever suburb of Denver arrived on Battleworld.
  14. Yeah pretty boring looking BAF. I do think Ikaris looks pretty good. probably will also get Sersi just because Gemma Chan. But will likely wait for a sale as i don't feel like spending $23 each for them. Say what you want about ordinary-sizes BAFs like Mantis, Okoye, M'Baku and Fat Thor, at least they are visually interesting figures. If anything Gilgamesh should've been regular and make Sersi, Thena, or Ajak the BAF. But would've been even better to make a crazy,gnarly Deviant BAF instead.
  15. Likeness is pretty good but let's face it, its not the most exciting looking action figure. Since he is a target exclusive its likely he'll be available at a markdown price at some point. if i've already gotten loki i would probably get him eventually, but no plan to get loki unless there is a sale. i get that they are part of a soulless bureaucracy but brown /tan suits just aren't very compelling. It is kind of hard to believe there isn't an owen wilson figure from one of the many other movies he's been in.
  16. Modok for about $42 is a good deal too. Plus the pyro/rogue 2-pack for $33. Unfortunately most single figures are still close to $20 but they do offer a few bucks off some of them. Also be wary of the free shipping thing as I’ve spent $35 thinking I qualified only to end up getting charged for shipping - their system can be quirky
  17. Since i only want 2 figures from this 5-pack (Callisto and Mastermind) i'll try and wait for a sale. $125 is steep for 5 figures that are all repaints and that don't get you anything close to a completed team the way the Alpha Flight or Thanos sets do. It would be one thing if this was Excalibur or Inhumans, Starjammers, Champions, Serpent Society or even Eternals but really these 5 only share a loose connection with Wolvie. There's really not much to justify an inflated price. I think amazon may have miscalculated on this one.
  18. A lot, but not as many in recent years. Going backwards Mr Hyde - 2021 Joe Fixit - 2020 Sugarman - 2020 Demogoblin - 2020 Wendigo - 2019 mcu Prof Hulk - 2019 mcu M'Baku - 2019 Sauron - 2018 Monster Venom - 2018 Apocalypse - 2018 mcu Cull Obsidian - 2018 Sasquatch - 2018 Lizard - 2018 mcu Okoye - 2018 mcu Gladiator Hulk - 2017 Man-Thing - 2017 mcu Mantis - 2017 Warlock - 2017 Titus - 2017 Sandman - 2017 Dormammu - 2016 Abomination - 2016 mcu GIant-man - 2016 Absorbing man - 2016 Odin - 2015 mcu Groot - 2014 Started cherry picking waves more and more beginning in 2019. Plus re-releases of previous BAFs as repaints or in sets allowed me to pick up Hulkbuster, comic Thanos, mcu Ultron, Juggernaut, mcu Thanos, and Kingpin. Right now i think odds are good we see a rerelease of Joe Fixit and Venompool. Also from the list above i did purchase 1 part each for a couple of BAFs but bought the rest of the figures in the wave - iirc for Warlock skipped 90s' Cyclops and for Dormammu skipped Iron Fist. I purchased Terrax off ebay so i didn't count him as one i've built.
  19. In a few cases i've heard that targets are only allowing 1 figure per person for BOTBG wave figures that are in the back or locked up in electronics. i suppose its some sort of fall-out from the trading card/joe exclusive brouhahas but seems misguided since the whole point of BAF waves is to get collectors to buy the whole assortment. But seems like this policy is only the case for some stores and i'm guessing if/when they put the figures on the pegs, sales will not be restricted.
  20. My local targets didn’t have Bad guys any on the pegs but sent the ones I preordered. I haven’t asked to see if they had any in the back though i have seen D+ mostly at Walmart but starting to show up on target pegs too. Have picked up Wanda and vision
  21. I would say Amazon is easiest since you just order online, and they generally are in stock for quite awhile fan channel stuff is similar and usually easy to get from either GameStop, Amazon or even Best Buy Target is probably the brick & mortar chain I’ve had the easiest time finding exclusives next is Walgreens ( nova notwithstanding) although it seems like they are stocking fewer and fewer MLs in general. Mostly I’ve had luck finding their exclusives and sometimes they end up at other e-tailers later on such as Dani moonstar and the stepford cuckoos walmart is the worst as they often never arrive at local stores or arrive months later than expected, and may never be restocked once their initial shipment (often just a case) sells out. Also factor in cancelled preorders, and the frustration of seeing exclusives go on clearance for $2 elsewhere (the black widow exclusive) that never show up at your own store
  22. Ok, crackpot theory time: iirc last year there were rumors of an 'x-men classic wave' to be released in late 2020. That didn't really materialize, although we did get retro rogue and gambit, released simultanously with cyborg spidey, negative spidey, and white costume storm. What if the 4 recently announced figures were part of that planned classic wave, with rogue and gambit being the final 2 members of the wave? It would fit the pattern of all of these figures being repaints/re-used bodies with a new head. as to why the classic wave wasn't released last fall, i wonder if it had something to do with sdcc being cancelled, resulting in the hellfire club being released later than usual. I'm thinking that ideally Mastermind would come out after the HC club, since everyone with a Black Queen Jean would for sure want a Jason Wyngarde figure, right? Whereas Wyngarde without BQ Jean isn't as compelling. Just pure speculation on my part though. Going further down the rabbit hole, i wonder if white costume storm was intended to be silver costume storm but when the classics wave got delayed they shifted gears and decided to save her for another time. In my head the classics wave would then be rogue, gambit, silver storm, shirtless wolverine, mastermind, and callisto. Seems like a pretty solid wave imo. Although of course replacing silver storm with omega red also makes for a pretty solid wave. Anyhow it all makes me wonder if we will indeed get two more releases and if so what they will be. afaik we haven't heard anything about a new figure being announced tomorrow or anything.
  23. I suspect it will be a fan channel retro wave, which would allow for a smaller production run. The only a-lister so far is Logan
  24. I know a lot of folks would be pretty happy to see a rerelease of cyclops from the phoenix 2-pack. and yeah, beast with either a repaint of the smiling face from grey beast and/or a head with glasses would be welcome.
  25. well, i'm happy with the sauron wave omega red so i'll be skipping this one. so far i'm down for getting Callisto and Wyngarde but skipping shirtless Wolvie and omega red. 2 for 4 isn't too bad though. i wonder if cannonball and domino are part of this wave or something separate.
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