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Everything posted by RyanDaly

  1. Just pre-ordered Doctor Strange. Now, for the sake of my mental health, I think I need to take a break from these forums for a long time.
  2. Black Widow came with two pair of extra interchangeable hands two pistols two hook tools/weaposn two widow sting SFX two bullet contact SFX for stand one three-bullet contact SFX for stand one small explosion SFX for stand one big explosion SFX for stand one display stand Captain America comes with two pair of extra interchangeable hands one extra unmasked head one mask/collar one shield one hard-contact SFX for the shield one energy SFX for the shield three bullet contact SFX for the shield one display stand with background diorama Yes, Black Widow had a few more SFX pieces, but if you want to split hairs, most of her accessories were designed to port with her transparent display base and don't interact with the actual figure, so they could be transported to any figure. Captain America's accessories, on the other hand, interact specifically with his figure and main accessory (the shield). All told, they come with almost the same number of extra bits and pieces (this Cap comes with more than War Machine), and yes Cap is "less for more" but the prices have gone up across the board. That's the game. Don't say there's nothing deluxe about him when that's exactly what he is based on the number of extra accessories and the diorama.
  3. This is a deluxe figure, just like Archangel, War Machine, the brown jacket Black Widow, etc. Cap's got the same number of accessories as War Machine came with, plus the display background and stand. Think of him just like those figures that cost $29.99 before this year's price increase.
  4. A+ figure. Exactly what I want from Captain America. I'm going to toss the 80th anniversary version in a wood chipper.
  5. Surprised "underboob" isn't the listed special feature on her package.
  6. That eventually became the in-universe explanation for why she changed costumes so much. Because the Ant-Man/Giant-Man and Wasp features of Tales to Astonish never sold as well or were as popular as the stories about Iron Man, Cap, Hulk, Namor, etc. the writers and artists kept making changes to their costumes and such hoping that they'd crack the formula to make them as popular as Spider-Man (we see how well that turned out). I think it was when George Perez took over as artist that he really leaned into the joke that her costume was always being altered and gave her a new look almost every issue. Perez loved to design costumes, although--and I say this as a fan--I don't think he was a great costume designer. Anyway, after that they made up the explanation that she was a rich clothes horse and designed her new costumes because she was so flighty and always trying to set a new trend. However, she did have a few notable costumes that lasted longer than others. Perhaps ironically, though, they're quite plain and nondescript compared to some of her other one-off looks.
  7. it's also the costume she wore when Vision debuted and when she married Hank Pym. It's my favorite of her costumes, followed by her first appearance and then the look when she was chairwoman during the Stern/Buscema "Under Siege" era, which was the same as the red and yellow except the red was replaced with either black or dark blue.
  8. The Wasp has famously had, like, 70 costumes over the years, but there are a handful that lasted for significant chunks of time. And yet, the vintage wave Wasp was in a blue costume that the character wore for, I think, two largely forgotten issues. 🤷‍♂️
  9. I love both of the heads on this Hercules. This is how Hasbro should approach She-Hulk. She doesn't need a purely neutral blank stare head. Give her one "rage" face, either shouting or gritted teeth, but her passive head should be smiling and flirtatious.
  10. Those aren't supposed to come out until the Hasbro PulseCon a couple weeks from now. Not sure if those are supposed to be in stores yet. Maybe different in Canada.
  11. Because the X-Men wore jackets, and the X-Men were $$$. Thus, The Avengers and the Fantastic Four got jackets. (I know it was a rhetorical question.)
  12. Dan mentioned "some Target exclusive" Marvel Legends that have already been revealed. Plural. I assume the Eternals Thena will also be available then.
  13. Speaking of other media, it's also notable that in the Disney Junior cartoon Spidey and His Amazing Friends, which features both Peter Parker and Miles Morales versions of Spider-Man together, Miles is known as Spin.
  14. Dispute probably wasn't the right word; I don't think there was ever a conflict, just a question about branding. The character of Carol Danvers, more popular than ever now, is currently known as Captain Marvel. But... this is a retro-themed figure modeled after a look that Carol never wore since she's been called Captain Marvel. So do they put Ms. Marvel on the box? Will that hurt the brand association for people who know Carol as Captain Marvel if this figure doesn't have the same name and isn't wearing the same costume? Is this blond, bare-thighed Ms. Marvel a different character? It just seemed like putting her civilian name on the card, albeit weird on its own because that's never been her popularized name like with Jean Grey or Monica Rambeau. On the other hand, Marvel had no problems reprinting Carol's original comics under the MS. MARVEL title, and these came out in 2019, same year as her movie, intended to capitalize on the popularity of the character and the movie. So, who knows why they choose what they do?
  15. Oh, it's a terrible look for Black Widow. She looks like a Golden Age Green Lantern villain, would've fit perfectly back then. But not an Avenger. Still, it's part of her history and it's part of Hawkeye's, which is why I picked it.
  16. Between Tigra's color, the blue symbol on Doctor Strange's tunic, the flames on Dormammu and Human Torch's heads... it seems like Hasbro's paint app just needs to be recalibrated. They ought to know what colors these things should look like, but they're coming out slightly off. It's just weird.
  17. It's nothing like the Master of Kung Fu comics by Moench, Gulacy, Zeck, Day, etc. from the '70s, which is a shame because those comics were awesome. But... it's still very good and highly entertaining. Not perfect; I still think the ending came too close to losing the narrative thread; but the action is fun, the villain is charismatic and interesting. I expected to cringe at Akwafina but she was funny and charming. They basically took the best parts of Shang-Chi and Danny Rand's characters and meshed them into one.
  18. The retro 3.75" version that came out earlier this year was just called Carol Danvers to avoid the Captain/Ms. dispute.
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