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So No Tornato

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  1. If they're in the mid-west, they'll be on the east coast within a week.
  2. (i mean who the hell likes Luke cage and Giantman anyway ). Ummmm...me, actually. Luvved 'em. Luv all 60's-70's characters. There's lots of us "oldsters" on this board, sonny!
  3. Hard to pick just one...so I'm going to select a "series", and to me, the best response is IRONMAN! ML 1 "Classic IM", ML 1 Gold Variant, ML 1 Stealth Variant, ML 7 Silver Centurion IM, ML 8 Modern-armour IM, ML 11 Hulk-Buster IM, ML 14 1st-appearance IM, ML 14 1st-appearance IM Gold variant, ML 15 Thor-buster IM, Hasbro Wave 1 Ultimate IM... ...all great figures, and in the wacky world of silly variants (like Hasbro's Silver Anniversary Wolverine), these actually make sense per the character and his many suits-of-armor. In fact, there's probably several more IM armors that Hasbro could and will do in upcoming waves. Plus, I think Stark is the best, most multi-dimensional character at Marvel right now...and I fully support his efforts on behalf of the Registration Act and the recently concluded CIVIL WAR. STARK '08 ! (sorry...I just had to throw that in there!)
  4. Not that bad. Although I will say that HASBRO needs to step-up the paint-apps and detailing process on the faces. They look mono-tone, and shiny.
  5. Don't worry, you'll find him eventually. He's packed two-per case, just like all the other figs in the line. He's probably harder to find than the rest because he was perceived by many as the best fig in a fairly weak wav. I liked HML 1, but I'm apparently in the minority.
  6. I think so, too. EDIT: It seems like Marvel has pulled down the pics! http://www.marvel.com/news/comicstories.889 Me, 3. I'm looking forward to Castle's less-than-subtle methods against guys like the Red Skull, etc. Should be fun (and IMO, a welcome change from the completely neutered Steve Rogers...R.I.P)..at least until Marvel bring shim back...next year...
  7. For me, that would be Jim Starlin's magnum opus on Adam Warlock and the Magus from 1974. We'd (finally) get a Legends-style Warlock (in his cool 70's garb). In addition, we'd also get a Magus (simple repaint of the Warlock figure, with a huge Silver Afro'...Bad-A**!) Also included would be a classic version of Drax, a Gamora (the Galaxy's deadliest woman!), an In-Betweener, a Pip, and an in-scale Thanos (slightly smaller than the monstrous Marvel Select Thanos). Anyway, that's my dream. It'll never happen, but I like it.
  8. Favorite Heroes (in no particular order) 1. Captain Marvel (read and loved Starlin's work on Mar-Vell in the 70's) 2. Adam Warlock (ditto above) 3. Sentry. He's cool. I wish they'd ditch the mullet, though. 4. Iron-Man: I have discovered a tidal wave of new-found respect for Tony Stark. He rocks. 5. The Vision. Dunno' why. I just always liked him. Least-favorite Heroes: 1. Wolverine. I despise this annoying, over-exposed, over-rated jackass with a passion. 2. Spiderman. ....zzzzzzzzzzzz....he bores me. Always has. 3. Daredevil. I used to like him, way back when, but the "grim-n-gritty" DD that's been the standard for the character since Frank Miller has become a cliche. 4. Deadpool. Like all LIefeld creations, a total swipe-job. Deadpool is Spidey + Deathstroke = suck. Unbelievable that DC never sued over this character (Wade Wilson vs. Slade Wilson??) 5. Captain America. Marvel turned a once-great character into a left-leaning wussy. I'm glad he's dead.
  9. Confusing thread title. Was the shield found, or is it missing? Hmmmm..... @hmmm@
  10. Cap was not a traitor, but he was on the WRONG side. Vigilante justice (in the real world) is illegal. You simply don't have the right to take the law into your own hands. Super-powered being (if they actually existed) should never have the right to operate with immunity. They would have to be held responsible for any damages that might occur while they were fighting "bad guys". They don't have "the right" to do "superhero stuff". RIGHTS are what is specifically outlined in the Constitution. Everything else is a privilige. Frankly, the very idea that their "rights" are being violated by the Registration Act is so utterly dumb, I'm shocked that so many comics fans took it seriously (and even tried to make silly, sophomoric anaolgies to the Patriot Act...). Actually, scratch that...I'm not surprised at all... STARK for President!!!
  11. Speaking of that, does anyone have that image saved? If so please let me know via email at squeezeplay69@gmail.com or PM. Last I checked, more than 60% vs. less than 60% was still "divided". Anything less than 100% on one outlook IS... That's funny, 'cause last time I checked, >50% was a majority, so >60% is a definite majority...meaning that MOST Americans don't want to see another Vietnam-style, cowardly cut-n-run by the Democrats.
  12. It's also the same body as the ML 3 Magneto.
  13. Honestly, this is nuts, and I'll tell you why these will start showing up real soon in larger numbers than one case each (and if anyone else here works in manufacturing, please back me up). The manufacturing process is expensive. Breakdown and set-up times on the manufacturing line cost money, not only in parts but in actual labor. The employees are idle for a set period of time, but still being paid. For this reason, manufacturers hate disruptions in "the line." Therefore, I have a REAL hard time believing that they would discontinue production on these variants after making 1 case worth of figures. It's simply not cost-efficient from a manufacturing standpoint. More likely, TOY-BIZ would want to recoup the loss of the license by making as many as possible, and shipping them as soon as possible. We were told that these were effectively "dead". Now it turns out, per this guy on E-Bay with his mysterious "source" in Hong-Kong that they made 1 case (?!?!?!). Sorry, but it doesn't ad up. If this guy can make $2,500 for these, more power to him, but "Ex caveat emptor!" ("To the buyer, beware!")
  14. I agree and disagree. Frankly, I think Cap is a lot more interseting specifically when he's portrayed as the fish-out-of-water that he is. And remember, he's not an "Eisenhower" guy...Eisenhower was only an Army General when Cap first disappeared. Cap is a Roosevelt kind of guy, a depression-era kid who wanted nothing more than to serve hios country. Despite all of his other faults, Roosevelt believed in kicking the enemy's a**, and kicking it hard...and that's Cap. And he would be shocked and saddened at how soft and decadent we've become since 1944... And despite what the mainstream media will tell you, America is not "divided". >60% of Americans recently said that they want to see victory in Iraq, not a Vietnam-style cut-n-run humiliation (led, of course, by Democrats...).
  15. Thank you for telling me the history of the founding fathers, because despite being born and living here all my life I DIDNT KNOW THAT. Bow howdy its great that I can go on the internet to talk about a comic character and get a lecture from some uppity poster who feels the need to talk down to me. I said America was founded by, founded meaning ... To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly. I dont know if you've noticed, but this country was establish more times than once. Many cultures had been ostricized and came to this country to start over. But thats not even what I was talking about at first. I was talking about the colonists, who came here because they were POOR or faced religious persecution (DISENFRANCHISED). I know you dont believe the colonists were wealthy, because there is substantial evidence citing that they arent. Secondly, im familiar with the founding fathers. I know they had professions held high in society. I also know that their belief in republicanism was not in agreeance with the social heirarchy of England, as they didnt have suffrage, therefore they were disenfranchised, because that can also mean "lacking the ability to vote". Secondly, characters dont have to remain static for generations. If that were true they would still think only homosexuals had AIDS and women shouldnt wear pants. But I never said I even agree with the way Marvel writes him, I just said I feel his character would lean more towards one side. That in no way justifys the actions he commits. Mark Millar is morally ambiguas, as are all the characters he writes. And he puts just as much "politics" into his books as others writers, perhaps more. Oh and he has the uncanny ability to make everyone he writes seem like a dick. Because thats all he did in the Ultimates, he made Cap so over the top right-wing that he comes off as a pretentious dick. Lastly, the reason I mentioned at the end that he was a fake character wasnt because I felt it didnt matter, it was because I didnt want someone thinking I wanted him to be a certain way or that I felt a certain way, mostly to avoid this sort of situation, but it seems that ship has sailed... But regardless, comics should have as much politics as their writer wants. I dont want any mindless drivel that doesnt make me think. I had the 90s for that, or Mark Millars self-indulgent circle-jerk that was "The Authority". If its a good story, people wont (or perhaps I should say shouldnt) be so close minded they stop reading it. Also, im sure that politics isint just a left VS right sort of thing, so making a political statement wont risk "half" of the audiance. Hmmmm....where do I begin? Thank you for telling me the history of the founding fathers, because despite being born and living here all my life I DIDNT KNOW THAT. Hey...you said it...not me. And being born here and living here all your life is irrelevant. Wrong is wrong. The first settlers to the new colonies in North America (ie, the Pilgrims) may have been "disenfranchised", but they weren't necessarily poor. Regardless, the Pilgrims DID NOT establish the United States of America...that was done by the Founding Fathers in 1776, more than 150 years AFTER the Pilgrims...but of course, you know all about that, so I wouldn't presume to lecture you. Now, as far as this is concerned... I said America was founded by, founded meaning ... To lay the basis of; to set, or place, as on something solid, for support; to ground; to establish upon a basis, literal or figurative; to fix firmly. ...I addresssed the "poor and disenfranchised" comment, and nothing more. Again, see the above response. I dont know if you've noticed, but this country was establish more times than once. Sorry, wrong again. This country was founded once, and it's been in continuous existence ever since. To imply otherwise, as your response does, sounds like the kind of mutlicultural drivel that's being taught in today's universities. Secondly, characters dont have to remain static for generations. There is a vast gulf between "static" and "logical". In my opinion, the characterization of Captain America has been illogical for some time now because it does not fit the character's history. Rather, it fits the leftist leanings of the writing staff at Marvel, who by their continued insistence on interjecting their peurile views of politics and world afffairs into the stories have ruined the character. Mark Millar is morally ambiguas, as are all the characters he writes. And he puts just as much "politics" into his books as others writers, perhaps more. Oh and he has the uncanny ability to make everyone he writes seem like a dick. Because thats all he did in the Ultimates, he made Cap so over the top right-wing that he comes off as a pretentious dick. Yes, Millar puts politics into his stories, some of it absurdly leftist (is that redundant?). Regardless, he "gets" Cap, like no other writer at Marvel has since Jack Kirby. It's OK to inject politics if you're making sense (which is not something the left is particularly good at). Millar's Cap is "a pretentious dick"?? Au' contraire...he's the closest thing to the real Cap since he was bashing commies in the 1950's. If you don't like Millar's Captain America, then you don't like Captain America. But regardless, comics should have as much politics as their writer wants. And they do so at the potential cost of sales. Like I said, why risk alienating half of your audience? Why do the higher-ups at Marvel not understand that conservatives like comics, too? I dont want any mindless drivel that doesnt make me think. Let's be honest, here, OK. Much of comics is "midless drivel"...but at least it used to be fun, escapist drivel. Now they're so drenched with pretentiousness and self-importance (written mostly by political neophytes) that it makes me cringe. But hey...if you like it, whatever...
  16. America (the US of...) was not founded by "the poor and disenfranchised". Sure, there was an estrangement from Great Britain and a desire for independance, but the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence and wrote the Constitution were NOT "poor and disenfranchised." Most of them were highly educated men (Doctors, Lawyers, educators), and many were of the landed gentry class, and were wealthy gentleman farmers. By and large, that makes them more heroic because unlike the "poor and disenfranchised", they had a lot to lose in the war for independance, and many of them suffered greatly because of it. Great social revolutions are simply not led by "the poor", despite the mythology often associated with these movements, be it America, France, Russia, etc. Secondly, Captain America is far from "right wing", although if the character was written as true to his roots, he would be much closer to a conservative Republican than to today's Democrats. Captain America is parrt of "the greatest generation" that endured the great depression and fought in World War II. These people were about duty, honor, and country. Self-doubt, whining and constant kvetching are simply not characteristics associated with them (although they fit their children, the 60's generation, to a "T"). However, the character has rarely been written true-to-form. In the 1970's, Marvel had Cap all distraught over Watergate - so distraught, in fact, he resigned! Absurd! Now they show Cap expressing all kinds of angst about the war on terrorism (no doubt an expresion of the left-wing views that dominate much of Marvel's writing and editorial staffs) - also absurd, as if a guy who endured the horrors of WW II would be wringing his hands about Guantanamo Bay, Abu-Ghraib, and surveillance programs. And the latest absurdity, CIVIL WAR, has Captain America on the wrong side. As a stalwart of the Greatest Generation, a generation that trusted the Government (they sent FDR back to Washington for 4 terms), he would have supported the pro-registration side, not fought against it. Strangely enough, the only writer at Marvel who actually "gets" the character of Captian America is Scotsman and self-proclaimed leftist Mark Millar. His version of Cap in the ULTMATES is true-to-form. Meanwhile, the American writers are busy turning him into a thinner, better-built version of Michael Moore. What a joke. OK...he's a fake character. But it matters. And it's the kind of thing that drove me to stop reading Marvel comics. From a pure marketing standpoint, comics should stay out of politics, because no matter what your inclinations are, you risk alienating half of your audience. And that's just bad business.
  17. This line fills me with ennui...
  18. He's not dead. Not even Marvel could be this stupid. Faking his death gives Steve Rogers a chance to bury the past, both literally and figuratively, after the debacle of Civil War. Then, he makes a come-back as someone else but still wearing Cap's outfit. Don't be surprised if they resurrect "Nomad" or some other nonsense in the interim. Actually, I take it back. Marvel COULD be this stupid. If they actually did something that dumb, who would become the new Cap? My gut tells me it wouldn't be John Walker. Maybe a politically correct choice, like the new Patriot from Young Avengers? Bucky?? Hmmmmm.......
  19. Interesting that the design they chose for the Yellowjacket sculpt is the early seventies design with the yellow goggles, but the images they show on the packaging are of the silver-age design, with the eye-holes and no goggles (the one that Marvel seems to have resurrected for recent YJ appearances). It would have been nice if the variant expressed this difference with a minor change to the head-sculpt. Oh well. I'm still extremely happy to be getting a Yellowjacket, one of my all-time fav AVENGERS. And IMO, the rest of this line looks really good to me, with the exception of the X-3 Jean Grey, whom I could not care less about.
  20. I'm more concerned about Raimi leaving. Excellent point.
  21. This decision makes me laugh! Does anyone remember Michelle Forbes? She played Star Trek hottie Ensign Ro on Star Trek TNG. Star Treek: Deep Space Nine was actually developed as a starring vehicle for her, but she backed out, claiming that she didn't want to be typecast as a science fiction character for the rest of her career. Career?!?!? Has anyone seen her since? What a dope! She gave up a lifetime of work and the all-important residuals (such as a lifetime of cash - free money! - from syndication deals) because she didn't want to be "typecast". Yeah, Shatner really worries about being typecast! Now, Maguire won't fade away like that, but seriously, why give up a good gig?? He's good, but he ain't Robert Deniro. Most actors toil in obscurity their entire lives, and if they're lucky, they can get a paying gig at a local dinner theatre. Oh, well. C'est la vie...
  22. My sentiments exactly. Emma Frost variant? ...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
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