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  1. I didn't say it would. In fact, I didn't say anything about anyone being offended. I said that many women will read discussion about the inadequacies of the breasts on a Black Widow figure (etc.), correctly realize that it would take a fair amount of objectifying Ms. Johansson to know the size of her chest, and take that as a legitimate warning sign that this is not a community welcoming to women. The end. You don't have to understand any of that, but by not tolerating the perspective, you're choosing to be exclusionary. Women constantly report feeling shut out of hobbies like this for exactly this sort of thing, if you ask them about it (without skepticism or bad-faith prefacing). Not all women, of course. Some put up with it, and some just have different experiences and a different perspective, but the vast majority of women put up with garbage every single day, and make decisions every day to avoid having to put up with more of it, even at the expense of things they otherwise think they'd enjoy. Is your right to discuss toy boobies more important than not contributing to that?
  2. I don't think collectors looking like pervs is really the issue. It's more about this board looking like a boys' club. People can feel any way they want about the breasts on an action figure, but when they discuss it on a forum, especially when it's literally their only feedback about the figure, and it's complaining about those breasts' inadequacy, it's going to inspire a visceral reaction in many women that this is a place they're not welcome. It's a difficult concept for most men to relate to, and even more difficult for most white men, because there isn't an analogue that applies broadly, but women put up with a lot of objectification day-in and day-out and the last thing most of them want to do with their free time is spend it somewhere that shows warning signs of doing the same. I understand that the comments here were in reference to a toy, which literally is an object, but I don't think it's unfair to recognize those comments as a slippery slope, and many women do.
  3. Heh. That's probably more likely, huh? Darkwrither, maybe?
  4. Armor. Cannonball... with legs, and a reasonably-sized blast effect that either replaces or fits over them. Magneto in a magnetic forcefield effect with stand, preferably his white and black costume to round out the renegade X-Men team, and since we already have a great classic Magneto that could still be used with the effect after purchase. Nightcrawler with a stand and bamf effects. Same story, maybe Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler, either in 616 X-Force gear or his standard look. Storm, probably in her first appearance look, with a flight stand and serious weather effects. There's too many great options. Of note, though, that new Black Widow retails for $30, which likely means she'll be $35 at Game Stop and many other places. While I think $30 is a fair price, it's not exactly just "a few bucks" more. It's an increase of almost 50%.
  5. Are you serious? This is an honest question. I genuinely can't tell.
  6. I'm all for new characters, and I'll definitely read this, but I can't say I'm all that enthused about another intentionally derivative group of characters. Sidekick-inspiration or not, at least little Gambit, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler are pulling a little too heavily from the source material for my liking. There are plenty of classic sidekicks out there who have their own distinct styles. Batman and Robin, anyone? Tick and Arthur? Anyone want to place bets on character names? I'm thinking Seraph, Marvel Boy, Balor, Dusktoddler, and Maneuver. πŸ™‚
  7. The cowl and claws on this figure really ruin an otherwise great sculpt. I don't understand why they're both so long. Otherwise, this looks phenomenal. I like the unhooded head a lot.
  8. This is a ludicrous statement. Marvel and other contemporary producers taking some care to increase diversity by updating some of their minor characters doesn't diminish how prevalent white-washing has been throughout American history, and continues to be today. Disney, and a few other companies, have been reluctantly stepping up because social awareness has been increasing, making it diminishingly profitable to hire all-white casts. In other words, people calling Hollywood on its record is having an effect. Citing those rare examples as a means to deny the problem exists is--at best--disingenuous, and--at worst--terrifyingly stupid.
  9. A S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier in 6" scale would be over 90 feet long. πŸ™‚ Master Mold and Galactus are definitely the most likely, both needing only to be around 30" to be truly in scale. Galactus can grow in size, but is normally only around 30' tall. Sure, he eats worlds, but not with his mouth.
  10. It sure is, at least historically. I'm glad the MCU has bucked that trend a number of times, though, and I seem to remember one of the more recent Fantastic Four movies doing the same.
  11. Look at us, all agreeing on not having finger articulation. And they say people can't come together in this polarized political climate!
  12. I mean, whitewashing is definitely an all-too-prevalent issue in Hollywood, and the actors portraying Berto and Cecilia are wayyyyy lighter-skinned than the original characters. It's encouraging, at least, though, that they (and the actor portraying Dani) are people of colour, and not just white Americans playing dress up. Man, you really are just a professional sourpuss, aren't you? πŸ™‚ This is an interesting take, whether you want to admit it or not. I have no idea whether or not it'll be any good, obviously, but how many horror super hero movies have there been? This is trying something new, even if it's a blending of two relatively over-exposed genres. Of note also, the original New Mutants comics were arguably not really super hero comics, at least primarily.
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