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  1. I mean, several actors from Luke Cage have already played different characters in the MCU. It’s pretty uncanny how much Blade and Cottonmouth look like one another, huh? To think of it another way, lots of other characters have been re-cast just within the MCU already too, from Hulk to War Machine to Red Skull, etc.  Is it ideal? No, but it doesn’t seem like a big deal either.

  2. On 12/30/2022 at 8:53 PM, Hogun said:

    Good because aside from the Fantastic Four figures, Walgreens exclusives have been duds.

    Meh. To each their own. Magik, Dani Moonstar, Mystique, Emma, Binary, and the Cuckoos were all big hits for me, especially the former three. Moon Knight and Nova were cool too, and—while the characters don’t do much for me—that Zemo, Quasar, and Medusa all looked pretty great too.

  3. On 12/20/2022 at 5:56 PM, monron999 said:

    Of course people will want it, because it's new and it's comic and it's ML, now that it's been revealed, but if you asked a thousand people to make a list of 100 characters they want to see done in ML I honestly don't think Franky would break the top 99, and if he did it certainly wouldn't be this version of him.

    This is actually really funny because I updated my top 100 on these forums a few weeks ago, and nearly gave Franklin spot #100 but switched him out for X-Cutioner at the last minute. Not this version obviously, I would’ve wanted adult Franklin in his X-Men costume from Days of Future Present, an arguably even less popular choice, but just liked the parallels here with what you said.

  4. On 12/21/2022 at 2:47 PM, ADour said:

    Stark Sentinels 2: Electric Boogaloo. At least this is a much better premise than "the Red Skull somehow brainwashed Tony Stark into making them."

    That’s not really how it went down in AXIS, though. It was more like Tony had, almost subconsciously, thought a lot about how he would defeat the world’s heroes if they were to start playing for the other team—just the idle contingency planning of a somewhat paranoid genius. And Red Skull used Xavier’s telepathy to pull those plans from his brain and (somehow) make them reality. I forget how exactly he made them real. Mind-controlling Wanda, maybe? Either way, I thought that was a pretty realistic plot-beat in a crossover that otherwise largely felt pretty meaningless.

  5. On 12/15/2022 at 3:17 AM, enzosaurusrex said:

    For Generation X I vote for Skin. They can reuse Mr. Fantastic's weird stretched out fingers from the retro-carded F4 wave.

    Speaking of Gen X, anyone else think that newly announced M head is kinda ugly? Might be because it's undersized compared to her body. I've seen many complaints for that Emma Frost head on social media (I think that Emma head matched with Cassaday's art) but not a peep about that M head. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

    We’ve definitely talked about the M head at length on here. It’s awful. The Emma head is a little off-putting, mostly because—at first blush—it looks so much like the early Hasbro take on this costume. It’s superficial resemblance, though, and it’s a decent likeness overall. The M head is bad from every conceivable standpoint. Just a weird, weird take.

  6. As for the Phalanx, I’m still holding out hope for a Haslab that’s a modular build-a-legion, full of interchangeable parts to build a variety of weird Phalanx monsters. I feel like if I just say it on the internet enough, it’ll eventually happen. Think about it. X-Men-related? Check. Army building potential? Check. Obvious tie-ins for use as tier goals? Check. Able to be done relatively cheaply (compared to other Haslab)? Check, check. The only thing it doesn’t have going for it is name recognition, but if it were priced right and looked great, I think it would be cool enough to overcome that. The trouble with Phalanx as a BAF, is that they’re creatures that you would want as army builders, but that all need to look a bit different from one another.

  7. New list:

    1. Psylocke (armoured Outback)
    2. Destiny
    3. Magik (brand new post-Limbo gold costume)
    4. Senyaka (Acolytes)
    5. Tempo (preferably in all gold, with both modern and classic helmets)
    6. Exodus
    7. Dust
    8. Storm (Outback)
    9. Deathbird
    10. Colossus (Outback)
    11. Bishop (Uncanny X-Force)
    12. Revanche
    13. Magik (New Mutants from the same era as the Dani Moonstar figure)
    14. Frenzy (Age of X and following era)
    15. Armor
    16. Hellion (with detached hands somehow)
    17. Magneto (Bendis Uncanny X-Men)
    18. Amelia Voght
    19. Gateway
    20. Trinary
    21. Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men)
    22. Colossus (Jim Lee era)
    23. Karma (New Mutants from the same era as the Dani Moonstar figure, but with the cybernetic leg)
    24. Pixie
    25. Cypher (Dawn of X, with Warlock sword)
    26. Magik (original New Mutants)
    27. Phoenix (Excalibur)
    28. Phantazia
    29. Wolfsbane (X-Factor)
    30. Havok (Age of Apocalypse)
    31. Sunfire (Dawn of X)
    32. Xavier (return from Shi'ar space)
    33. Feral (Liefeld era)
    34. Sage
    35. Arclight
    36. Tempus (the Five)
    37. Holocaust
    38. Danger
    39. N'astirh
    40. Ahab
    41. Quark
    42. Askani (Knights of X)
    43. Sunspot (Liefeld era)
    44. Magma (powered up, but with de-powered head)
    45. Rictor (Knights of X druid)
    46. Iceman (Jim Lee era, powered down)
    47. Proteus
    48. Rachel Grey (red and yellow trenchcoat)
    49. Banshee (green and yellow)
    50. Bloodstorm
    51. Colossus (red/white)
    52. Selene
    53. Mr. Sinister (long-haired Victorian tuxedo)
    54. Spoor
    55. Scalphunter
    56. Nightcrawler (Uncanny X-Force)
    57. Beast (steampunky end of pre-Bendis era)
    58. Mellencamp
    59. Siryn (Liefeld era)
    60. Harry Leland
    61. Lady Mastermind
    62. Honey Badger
    63. Beast (Astonishing X-Men)
    64. Husk (Generation X)
    65. Colossus (Acolytes)
    66. Marrow
    67. Gauntlet
    68. Shadowcat (Astonishing X-Men)
    69. Warpath (Wolverine's X-Force)
    70. Sunfire (90s)
    71. Masque
    72. Vanisher (X-Force)
    73. Elixir (X-Force)
    74. Jean Grey (X-Men Red)
    75. Brood drone
    76. Sebastian Shaw (shirtless)
    77. Cannonball/Cypher/Sunspot (New Mutants three-in-one to match the Dani/Karma/Wolfsbane figure)
    78. Daken
    79. Xorn
    80. Cecilia Reyes
    81. Goblin Queen
    82. Archangel (X-Force)
    83. Sunspot (all black fully powered-up)
    84. Wolfsbane (X-Force)
    85. Penance
    86. Jean Grey (post-Hellfire Gala)
    87. Dragoness
    88. Tusk
    89. Hairbag
    90. Storm (post-Hellfire Gala/X-Men Red)
    91. Forearm
    92. Synch
    93. Blockbuster
    94. Hope Summers
    95. Prism
    96. Shiva
    97. Riptide
    98. Erik the Red
    99. Harpoon
    100. X-Cutioner
  8. On 12/6/2022 at 3:12 PM, monron999 said:

    By in large the majority of reveals were good, but looking over and over again and scrutinizing the official pics, as I tend to do, I have two issues. Firstly, the new Forge figure, and his leg in particular, are much better than the first attempt, but man, that face sculpt is a complete downgrade. What happened there? Secondly, none too happy about them doing Rogue on the Shriek buck, or some derivative of it. I just don't understand how they make sure to make a point that the new Cyclops was done on a sculpt that would track accurately with the previous Cyclops figures, yet with Rogue the completely isht the bed, just like they do with most of the female figures. Sometimes these guys are so excited to show off their Johnsons, they can't keep from stepping on them, over and over again.

    Fang is baffling, if not on the Wolverine body (and it certainly looks not to be). I think Rogue is on the Scarlet Witch body, from the three-pack, etc. I think Forge's leg and head are both the same as the last version, but the new version is missing the strap over the leg, which dramatically changes its look (and obviously has different boots), and I honestly think the face might look so different just due to face-print. The hair and bandana look identical, but maybe it's just the same hair with a different face? Either way, I agree that the original looks better.

  9. On 12/6/2022 at 12:50 PM, Chunkylover said:

    I also wonder how much articulation Chamber's head will allow. The rest of the team will be pretty easy to deliver, at least Husk and Jubilee.

    It looks like Chamber's head is attached to the psionic flames, but there's enough wiggle-room that the whole head/flames combo should have pretty good range of motion (considering, anyway). Hard to tell, because they didn't provide much in the way of range of poses, but that's how it looks.

    Husk and Jubilee will be easy, sure (can't wait to see Jubilee's 90s heads re-used for the fourth time), but Skin? Penance? Mondo? It's actually a team full of very strange physiology. Synch would be easy enough, but would need his own set of male-equivalent costume parts. It would be cool if they attempted some sort of sync field for him, but seems doubtful.

    The real get for them starting Gen X will be Emplate, though. Can't wait for that.

  10. On 12/6/2022 at 11:51 AM, monron999 said:

    My money was on Ch'od as the BAF from the jump.

    Wow, that Monet is just awful. The pin head aside, that face sculpt is hideous. Why did she get the shortest end of the stick here. Didn't enough people want this thing? Officially the worst of the bunch.

    I gotta agree. Stoked as I am to see Gen X get started, and with two of the best picks, she's pretty awful. Maybe they'll do a modern take with a better head, and we can go back and revise the figure. Chamber, who's one of my top favourite characters, looks incredible at first blush, though. The trouble with that team is so many members have unique physiology, so it could take them a loooooong time to get going with them.

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