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  1. I hope Hasbro has finally put Jan on an appropriately shorter buck. She's 5'4" to Hank's 6'.

    I'm also thinking a Hank Pym/Avengers wave is likely. I feel like most of Pym's major villains have been done adequately (Ultron, Egghead, Kang, Whirlwind, Absorbing Man), though I agree that Immortus would be a great fit. Executioner needs a figure, too, though he'd be a better it with a Thor wave. A new Yellowjacket seems like a given. And maybe Nadia (though I'd prefer Cassie in her Stature uniform). But I'm really pulling for Janet in her classic 70s red & gold uniform & a Byrne Jarvis -- with vacuum!

    Of course, the Classic Avengers wave I really want would have a Lockjaw BAF and could include any/all of the ones I previously mentioned (minus Nadia, who makes less sense here) — plus Crystal (with a Luna pack-in) & Starfox, and maybe Swordsman or classic Mantis. Or a blue Byrne Beast (easy repaint at this point; though I wish they'd shrink him, too).

    I'm hoping for a Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver anniversary set, too, either in their 1A togs or their modern costumes (though I'd rather have the Kevin Wada costume than her current one, much as I like it too).

    And I would never object to an updated OG Young Avengers set.

  2. My Legends 2023 Top 5:

    • Monica Rambeau Captain Marvel ("Secret Wars" Doctor Doom 2-pack)...though the wing flaps are awkward
    • Tigra (non-neon West Coast Avengers 5-pack)...PURRFECT in every way!
    • Safari Jacket Wonder Man (despite the goofy face)
    • MCU Agatha Harkness (I know, I know! And speaking of goofy faces...)
    • 5-way tie for #5, none of which were figures I bought, just the ones I was happiest to see made (reasons):
      - Karnak (inching toward completing the Inhumans Royal Family)
      - Spiral (just gorgeous!)
      - Avalanche (gateway to Destiny)
      - Corsair (c'mon Hepzibah!)
      - Molecule Man (screaming for a "Secret Wars" Titania/Volcana 2-pack)
    • Runners-up, from a structural perspective:
      - Target Black Widow: the 70s hair was a total miss-mess for me, but the improved legs make me want to track her down & pop on my Gwen 2-pack MJ head
      - Franklin & Valeria Richards 2-pack: more teens -- better bucks?! (c'mon Wiccan & Speed!)

    2024 Wishlist Top 5 (and then some):

    • Destiny (finish a team already!)
    • Marrina (ditto!)
    • Rachel Excalibur Phoenix + Widge & deluxe Phoenix Flame effect (you see the trend)
    • Magma (flame-on; Binary repaint)
    • Jarvis (c'mon! ESSENTIAL!)
    • Deluxe sets/3-packs:
      - Crystal/Lockjaw/Luna 3-pack
      - Wiccan/Speed/Hulking 3-pack (simple redos of Justice, Marvel Boy & Astonishing Hulk, Hasbros!)
      - X-Factor Wolfsbane/Feral/Hepzibah 3-pack (with a Rahne wolf-form maybe?)
      - Cypher, Sunspot & Cannonball 3-pack (classic costumes)
      - Classic Valkyrie (Lady Liberators/Defenders costume; one eye covered by her hair) + Aragorn deluxe set
      - X-Terminators 5-pack: Skids, Rusty, Artie, Leech & Wiz-Kid
      - Marauders 5-pack: Greycrow, Arclight, Harpoon, Riptide & Prism
    • BAF: Bova (yes, really...that Rintrah's gotta be good for something!)
    • Runners-up: in no particular order - Triton, Gorgon, Warriors Three, 70s yellow & red Wasp, 70s Ms. Marvel, Warbird reissue, OG Mantis, OG Moondragon, 1st Appearance Wand/Pietro 2-pack, Darker Than Scarlet Wanda, Crossing Wanda, Modern Wanda, Quicksilver reissue with the right hair, Blue Byrne Beast (smaller!), Titania, Volcana, Starfox, so many...
  3. These are cute (if a total cash-in), but with the conscious decision to have fewer characters on the "Avengers #16" homage, wouldn't it have made more sense to have Hawkeye featured instead of one of the 3 founders included? 

    Also, I don't get why these sorts of things aren't variant covers for the titles they actually represent? It's not like Spider-Man needs sales boosted (or is it? No clue, really, having never followed that character line).

  4. I so disliked this movie & the way it butchered Wanda's character that I can't bring myself to buy this figure -- though I kind of want the Darkhold for Agatha. The likeness looks good, but it will just make me grumpy to have her on my shelves.

    The only other SW figure I've boycotted was the first Civil War one -- the face sculpt looks exactly like Kate Beckinsale as Selene in "Underworld". Not a bad thing in of itself, just not a very good likeness of Lizzy.

  5. I gave up on waiting for a correct ML one and ordered the Select Vision a few month back. He's amazing, tbh. Much less plasticy-looking than the MLs and he scales well with the original Hasbro "Maids of Might" Allfather wave Scarlet Witch. (She's got legs for days!)








    Finally decided that while I doubt I'll ever part with my fugly ToyBiz SW, the Vision from that line is way past his shelf expiration date. Bye, bendy-footed toaster man!


    On 8/18/2023 at 3:07 PM, leokearon said:

    Fingers crossed Mystique and Destiny as Kurt's parents will finally be canon.

    On 8/18/2023 at 3:58 PM, RobertD said:

    I could get behind that.  I hated Chuck Austin's Azazel nonsense. 

    On 8/19/2023 at 1:00 PM, TheArrow said:

    I think most collectors are jonesing for Destiny simply because she completes the modern Brotherhood as a team, and frankly that's good enough for me.
    It's a plateau I seek as a collector, and they can always do an upgrade to characters within, so it's not like they cannot revisit it at any time.

    Couldn't agree more -- on all counts. Looks like a must-read (haven't said that about an X-book in a while).

    And that Dauterman cover is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!

    Here's hoping that we soon get a Legends Destiny....

    ...and that a good writer finally does a similar story to clean up/clarify the mess that's been made of Wanda & Pietro's parentage.


  7. SO on the fence about this, yet excited that (some) effort was made. However. I have a few thoughts...

    Why do I need another chunk of armor when we could have gotten Wanda in her "Darker Than Scarlet" costume? That gray Black Widow head is just screaming to be reused for it. I know I'm in the minority, but a man in a tin suit is about as exciting as Batman or Spider-Man 🥱😴💤

    The "extras". Since when do what apparently seem to be mostly just a lot of extra hands qualify as "16 comics-inspired accessories"? Hasbrahs, please. We all have fists. Stan & Jack didn't invent those. 🙄

    Bobbie's sleeves. WTAF are those pointy little elbow things actually supposed to represent? The box art does away with them entirely, underscoring the fact that what we're getting is an obviously cheap cop-out. Mockingbird's classic costume is ALL about those billowy sleeves -- for ALL the reasons (particularly the previously mentioned hiding her battle staves).

    Tigra. OMG. They got her right. No more Day-Glo orange. And. Aaaaaand new hair!!! Y'all all missed that. So many complaints about the slicked back circa 1994 runway model hair her prior release had and none of y'all noticed how wispy and bouncy and perfect the hair on the "pretty face" reissue is. She's the ONLY must-have in this box for me. (Anyone wanna trade?) Despite the fact that they still haven't painted on all of her stripes. Her inner thighs and arms should have deco too, fellas. 🙀

    OK. Hasbrahs, listen up. The OBVIOUS follow-ups to this are:

    • Inhuman Royal Family: classic Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Triton & Maximus. Lockjaw + Luna as a deluxe.
    • Warriors Three + classic Balder & Karnilla
    • New Mutants: Sam & 'Berto in their training uniforms -- plus Magma (powered up), Cypher & headmaster Magneto (the purple & white "M" costume)
    • Young Avengers: those ToyBiz things are almost as fugly as your Kate Bishop. Redo her, classic look. Pus OG Wiccan, Speed, Stature & Eli. Release Iron Lad & Kid Vision with Viv as a 3-pack. And Hulking as a semi-deluxe.
    • Lady Liberators: Wasp (yellow & red cowled classic...only the top two wings -- who told y'all she EVER had 4 wings?!? Also, make her short for once), Medusa (OG masked), 70s Black Widow (with zipper AND bouffant + bangs), Wanda (for god's sake, get her classic colors, boots, 40s hair, etc right for once), and classic Valkyrie (OK, it was really the Enchantress, but just go with it).
    • Women You Keep Criminally Ignoring: Marrina, Talisman, Madelyne Pryor (get the costume right), Hepzibah & Feral
  8. The paint apps -- or more specifically the lack of them -- makes this Thor look like a basic figure, not a Legend. It doesn't share an iota of the nuances in the Klein/Coipel artwork. Where's the starfield? Why is everything so flat (all the black) or washed out (his har, his eyes)? What little facial paint there is looks sloppy (eyebrows/diadem). Would it have killed them to do some shading/air-brushing? Ditto for the crows -- they look like something out of a discount store tube of plastic animals. This level of blah doesn't bode well for what might be hidden inside of the new windowless packaging. Do better Hasbro.

  9. Definitely Moondragon, though I'd prefer the headband to be removable -- as she didn't wear it that often during her Avengers tenure, if I'm recalling correctly. But, bravo!

    I'd like to see her in a wave with Monica Rambeau in her classic Avengers look & a Defenders-era original Valkyrie -- and maybe a new Wasp in her red and gold outfit with the cowl neck. Lady Liberators for the win! Also Crystal, a new classic Medusa & their Inhuman cousins. Would a Lockjaw with li'l Luna pack-in be too much to ask? Oh, and Bova, please!

    Did I miss the part where everyone was invited to offer their critique of the customizer's skills?  🙄  I'm sure all of those offering opinions are at the ready to supply images of their obviously superior personal work. Good grief.

  10. Fingers crossed that Rintrah can be repurposed a bit to make a Bova custom. Probably too bulky, but maybe...

    I know I'm in the minority here, but I could care less about MU/MCU Doctor Strange (or Spider-Man for that matter), but looking forward to Wanda (and hopefully the return of the twins) in "Multiverse of Madness".

    Still, nice looking wave all around. The America Chavez sculpt, especially! That Sleepwalker creature looks like a grown-up Leech. 🙂

  11. Target also has pre-orders up for 3 more WandaVision Mini Moments "living room" sets -- 50s, 60s & 70s!

    Funko's original announcement indicated there would be 6 sets total -- I'm guessing one will be Halloween-themed (90s) & the other spotlighting the "final battle" (2000s). It would be great to get Wanda, Viz, "Quicksilver" & the twins all in their Halloween costumes!

    Do these remind anyone else of vintage Tree Tots figures? 🙂 

    50s set

    60s set

    70s set

    80s set






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