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Everything posted by Virtualzach

  1. Depending on the card you used, you probably got $4-8 back in rewards points! But yeah, I couldn't really pass up either the Sentinel or Galactus. This has less to do with those projects on their own and more with the hundreds of ML I've collected in the past few years. I can't just look at these things all shelved and pretty knowing that some of the most iconic (and large) characters were created and I passed on them. Sadly, I do tend to think in terms of "wave cost/value", so these did each represent multiple wave purchases that *could have* been made. But most of the waves released this year are of no interest to me. Even the BAFs. My collection isn't losing much without the 'villians' set, the AoA second wave, Shang-Chi (you can get the whole thing on clearance already), Mr. Hyde, Joe Fixit, etc. I guess it all worked out in the end.
  2. I mean, most people would argue that it's not even worth the original $350. For collectors, price and value are very subjective. Do I understand people paying a premium for this at twice the value already? Not really, but eventually. I think very few of us here can say every figure we own was purchased at original MSRP.
  3. I can't speak for everyone but I personally am more worried about OTHER people I might expose to the virus, whether I am vaccinated or not. Isn't that crazy? Actually being accountable for the health of others around me instead of just myself? Your thought methodology has largely contributed to how we got where we are in the first place. And why we're now going backwards; everyone is so caught up in "ME, ME ME, MY RIGHTS, MY BODY, MEEEEE!" that they've clearly stopped thinking about anyone else. And, because I know I'm going to have to dumb this down, a realistic scenario is this: 1) Vaccinated person is exposed to the virus. 2) The same vaccinated person is then exposed to someone who thinks there are nano machines or something in the vaccine and so has decided to abstain. Maybe this happened in a crowded movie theatre. 3) Non-vaccinated person then gets sick. Rinse and repeat. It really is that simple. I'm really disappointed in how this country has politicized something that should just be basic common sense and human decency. If wearing a "face diaper" might save someone's life (even if there's just a chance it will), I will gladly wear it. Only truly selfish people would put their "rights" above the health of everyone around them.
  4. Just depends on which they choose to do. I don't see any from the "Antman" episode (or whatever you want to call it), and that was my favorite so far! 😞
  5. I don't recall saying that I spoke for everyone--can you please quote this? It's also a given that you don't speak for everyone either. They're called "opinions" and we're all entitled to our own. P.S. I don't really want a Quinjet, I just want Coulson, tbh. For me (personally, as in myself, my own opinion, what I think and not speaking for anyone else), Marvel vehicles aren't an appealing prospect for future Haslabs. I identify with those as more SW-specific collectibles because there are so many iconic ships, speeders, etc. that help define the franchise. When I think "Marvel", my mind immediately goes to characters and not a black creeper van. Again, this is just my opinion in case there was any confusion.
  6. I'm not buying that "shelf space" crap either. I bought my kid one of those LOL dollhouse things a few years ago and it was HUUUUGE (and on a shelf) at only $100. And at Walmart. That's the silliest excuse I've ever heard: "We can't make the figures bigger because the stores won't let us put big boxes on their shelves!"
  7. Foom has connections, comic-wise, to the Collector, the Mandarin and several other mid to high profile characters. They could easily justify the inclusion of some of these as tiers, along with some killer fire effects. And, yes....of course a Doom head. In fact, I would like to see every Haslab project going forward, regardless of the IP, include a Doom head as the final tier. I dunno, if they can get people excited about the Rancor, which is basically just another big monster thing, Fin has potential. I just can't think of any other large scale heroes or villains that would necessitate Haslab backing. Please no one suggest the frickin' Fantasticar or Punisher van...I just cringe when I think about that dumb "car". P.S. I would back a Quinjet if it came with an Agent Coulson. I *need* Coulson.
  8. lol! I love it! The real problem now is...how are they going to top it? In terms of epic A-list Marvel characters, I don't know who else they could bring out to dethrone the Galactus Haslab. Would I love a Haslab-sized Fin Fang Foom? Of course. I'm just not sure 30k other people would and Fin is much less well-known and appreciated than Galactus. They're going to have to dig deep for 2022... And, while they're at it, please remake a Blob deluxe figure. I would gladly drop $50 for him and my Brotherhood guys just look so incomplete without him.
  9. After now watching the majority of $50+ two packs and 'deluxe' type releases being sold for steep discounts a few months after release, I'm not pre-ordering any of these things again. Modok is $33. The Korg set, Ghost set, Loki/Glaive, Mark 1/Stark, IM/Pepper/Mandarin, I could go on and on...all of these ended up going to 50% and lower even. Don't get me wrong, I'm buying this thing, along with Hydra Stomper, Surtur and probably everything else they come out with. But I'd bet dollars to donuts that they follow the same path as the others. $40 Iron Monger on Black Friday (or before)--you heard it here first!
  10. Yep, just got my charge notification as well. Hasbro's billing system is top notch! I have to say, I'm pleasantly surprised this did so well. I was one of the people who, just a few weeks ago, didn't think this was going to make it. It creamed the Sentinel and without the whole 'army building' potential. Heck, it even beat Star Wars Haslabs and I didn't think that'd be possible. If they had any doubt about doing additional Marvel Haslabs, this probably took care of them completely. 35" Fin Fang Foom next! 😉
  11. I didn't even think about that but you're right. You'd think people would just cancel if they didn't want the thing but I guess if you pre-ordered a month ago, you might have either forgotten or used up that free space on your CC. Personally, I can't wait to be charged so I know I'm locked in and there's no turning back. 😛
  12. I'll raise you 1k and give you another 2 hours. Prediction: over 29k. This will basically be $2 million past the final tier. I know I'm not supposed to be "greedy" but a second tentacle (metaphorically speaking) is in order here.
  13. Am I the only one that likes the Skrull wave costumes over the oldschool? When that wave was released it was the first time I actually wanted a complete FF team (but with the older 'on fire' Johnny of course). Everyone else seems to hate it and love the original costumes. 😞
  14. I just don't get the whole Fantasticar thing. Maybe it's because I'm not the biggest FF fan out there but vehicles have always seemed like more of a Star Wars thing than a Marvel thing when it comes to toy manufacturing. There are so many iconic ships and whatnot for SW and then Marvel has...that car. And the Quin Jet, which is pretty cool but still. Would I want to pose my FF figures in a car? Probably not. And, for some reason, the name reminds me of the Scooby Doo "Dream Machine" in terms of overall corniness. Who knows, I've been wrong about these things before. There's just only so much I can do with another toy car or van or whatever.
  15. I do believe the tiers/rewards are pre-determined, BUT...there's no reason this sort of thing can't be adjusted. They have a proprietary figure stand that they sell on Pulse that could be added to this easily and be used for Nova. She comes with an effect but being able to pose her in 'flight mode' above the effect would be great. That's just the first thing that comes to mind. I'm sure there are other random items they've used in the past that they could have dusted off the mold for. I'm not complaining about what we're already getting--it's more than enough incentive and I would have purchased the figure even without any of them. But these things go a long way in securing additional backers, as was evident this past week. 1k of these is $400,000. That's pretty substantial for a small additional tier/bonus/whatever and, were I them, I'd love to be able to boast 26k (or more) backers.
  16. Damn, this will be 25k if not 26k by end of day, Come on Hasbro, give us those naked leg swaps!
  17. To be fair, it's mostly the same six or seven people using the "It's free, don't complain!" argument. I mean, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I don't believe anyone is buying a second one of these *because* of the Doom head, though. Reddit should always be taken with a grain of salt.
  18. Hey man, over on Reddit people are being virtually lynched for speaking out about the Doom head!
  19. I think one of the reasons this tier stings just a tad is because of the rhetoric around shipping and plastic prices (which were reasons used to help justify the price) and yet here we have what's essentially a plastic turd to most people. I'd rather they just keep the plastic and pay it forward to some other project. I mean, so many people would have been content with a round plastic ball (planet). That would have made a decent portion of the buyers happy. But this will cater to like...no one. 1%. Some ridiculously small number. It just doesn't make sense.
  20. Is there any way we can channel the essence of Galacta-Doom to destroy this tier and remake it as something else? Or just donate it to some plastic charity. I almost feel bad knowing my support is contributing to this tier. With the rising cost of plastic and shipping and all...
  21. I'm ok with not reaching this goal. WTF is this? I mean, is anyone going to use this thing?
  22. If here even is a 4th tier. And assuming they set it at 21k instead of 22k. The smart move would be the latter; I can't see this thing getting 1k/day for the last two days but I've been wrong before...
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