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  1. “Sure we’ll replace it for you, hope you like Black Widow” interesting way of fixing a problem there Hasbro 😂 good luck getting claws, brother
  2. Do you think one of their other lines could be strong enough to beat out legends? Be it Star Wars, Overwatch, or power rangers?
  3. That’s a good question. Do you think collectors would embrace a retail line to the same extent as legends if it were a smaller scale?
  4. This is almost exactly how I feel. I’m just hopeful for a good dc Line
  5. It’s definitely a perfectly reasonable reaction. In addition to money, money, money, a big reason I don’t collect DC is because there’s yet to be a line I really collect. I guess personally, my excitement for the prospect of a good DC Line outweighs my disappointment with it not being a 6” Line (allegedly). But I get the disappointment shared by many, believe me
  6. While chatting with some of y’all in the forums about how Toybiz overthrew McFalrane as top dog of the toy industry after their stint of hyper-detail and targeting adults for the first time, and it got me to thinking. I think most of us would consider Hasbro’s Marvel Legends to be the prime brand when it comes to collectibles at retail. Sure, SH Figuarts and other imports may have more articulation, Hot Toys and other 1/6th scale figures are going to have better likenesses and a heightened sense of realism, but for the price and availability, Legends are the top dog. Not to mention, the line has one of the most devoted fan bases ever attributed to a toy line. Even those who aren’t fans have to recognize that it is the darling among action figure collectors. You could easily compare them to McFarlane Toys at the height of their popularity, before toybiz took the throne (or any other instance of a massive toyline throughout history). That means, according to the patterns we’ve seen and pure common sense, that eventually, another line will come along and take that throne. Now, I know we can’t predict the future or come up with toylines that don’t even exist, but I thought it’d be an interesting discussion to come up with what could be the next major line. So the one rule is: the line must exist. So what existing line do you think could take over as the action figure darling, taking into the account that the most likely successor would be a Line available at retail. Thoughts?
  7. And I think that part of Todd McFarlane’s problem for the last several years until recently is that the still pines for those days when his stuff was groundbreaking and revolutionary. Just like his comics at the time, McFarlane Toys was a massive shakeup in the way things were done in the industry, and they were topdog for a while, but competitors came along and dethroned him. And for a while it was like he didn’t even realize that. He acted like articulation broke up the aesthetic but was functionless, only until recently did he discover that it was truly possible to do with his own brand, when Epic Games literally had to mandate hyper articulation. But then they sold like gangbusters. So who knows, maybe he will be topdog again soon? we’ll see soon enough
  8. Glad to have helped, nobody told me, I just happened to notice when somebody posted in-hand images
  9. The only Mattel stuff I’ve liked in the last 5 years has been their Jurassic Park Legacy Collection, if only for the nostalgia
  10. Good points there, especially the bit at the end about competition
  11. I wouldn’t say that I’m feeling fatigue, especially not from Black Series. My problem is that I have the majority of the characters that I want, and either the ones I actually want aren’t out yet or haven’t even been announced / made
  12. Right, if I had the choice, they’d be in scale. If not, I don’t care as long as they’re good
  13. That’s how I am, not much at SDCC sparked the desire to purchase on my end except for Doctor Doom
  14. I feel that way most of the time too, other times I feel like it might be nice to have that feeling of completion whenever you feel like you’ve gotten everything you set of for. But then, they always announce something else you want. That’s the name of the game
  15. That’s awesome, too few people think as you do. Many people can’t just be content with not buying something, but have to constantly attack others who do. Glad you see that you’re a level headed collector. And I totally get buying within scale to keep your collection grounded in certain limitations. I have my ways of doing that as well, I just personally don’t have scale as one of those limitations
  16. Personally, as much as I love legends, I’d be less upset than if Hasbro lost Star Wars. I’ve got almost every character I want from marvel, but Star Wars has so much more to go and I need to finish my Black Series Collection
  17. I totally feel you there brother, and believe me, it’s a want I share as well. Personally, however, I’m not going to fault a company for doing their own thing and not trying to justify the existence of their own line by having it be compatible with their competitor. I get that 6” is the preferred scale of collectors, but I’m not going to hold that against a line that could be the best line DC has ever seen. And still, those 7” rumors were rumors. There’s still a chance they are 6”, and that would be awesome
  18. I’m also a green ranger fan, waiting for a regular release version of him. Apparently that 2-pack version has a different helmet than the traditional, appearing in like one scene or one episode. But take what I say with a grain of salt, it’s been years since I was full into power rangers
  19. Idk man, I don’t see the need to have the 2 brands intermix. DC is its own thing and McFarlane shouldn’t have to be creatively crippled into only serving up marvel legends with a dc coat of paint. I think if anything, it’s a good thing for WB and DC to go with a company with unique tastes and their own way of doing things. I wouldn’t be too thrilled two years ago, but their new articulation is great, and whether it’s 6” or 7” I’m perfectly happy either way.
  20. Not quite to the marvel legends level yet, but still better articulated than mattel’s DC stuff
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