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  1. I don't think anyone mentioned that the 2 vehicles shown have different insignia on them. It would lead me to believe that it comes with 2 sets of stickers. This would be a plus.
  2. I think this is like Hasbro's answer to the fact that the Hulk movie figs aren't in the 6" scale. They did the same thing, with Silver Surfer, for Wal Mart for the F4 2 Movie. I've had an opportunity to see the Hulk squad vehicle and an open case of basic figures the scale on these is pathetic. So all I need is a 6' movie fig or a reasonable facsimile thereof and I'm good to go! Just like the WM Silver Surfer it fits in "pretty Descent" with my F4 Movie figs.
  3. I like Ewoks they taste like chicken. Oh, and good job!
  4. It looks like Hasbro will have another rerelease line this year. I have never seen a vehicle or playset that didn't show figures available in the pictures on the package. Usually if the figure is not available at the time of the vehicles release they just won't show them.
  5. You know the more I look at this thing, the more I'm questioning it. 1 It still has those over sized boxes underneath it, yes I know its to add room for playability, but it looks like crap. 2 The landing ramp is too close to the ground so obviously the landing struts are too short. 3 From the front angle the cockpit looks to large. Which leads me to #4 I could almost swear that the outer hull is a retooled mold from the original. Except that they have upped its size just like they did for the Toys R Us ceiling display from years ago. Now don't take me the wrong way, I will be the first to admit to my mistake if it is so, the problem is that I can't get to mine right now to compare. Other than that yes I will be buying one, some things just look odd to me. About the Price point, the 150.00 mark is simply the manufactures suggested retail price. Sure anyone who wants one right away will pay that much but the price will drop after awhile. There are always sales and of course after Xmas clearance deals to be had. With the exception of basic figures and 2 packs theres not much I haven't seen get marked down at some point. I still remember getting AT-AT's and 12" Han with TaunTaun for $25.00 at TRU way back when. Oh, and does anyone remember the Royal Starship? That was around $50.00 too after Xmas thats why I own 2. So thanks Hasbro, I might end up getting 2 Falcons as well!
  6. Whether E bay is there or not there will always be scalpers, if they're not selling them on there they'd be at your local flea market or toy show. Before E bay I remember things used to cost a lot more on the secondary markets. Sure when stuff first hits it usually is more expensive on E bay but in time the prices level out, at least, if you are patient. A couple of times when Toybiz lost the rights I bought figures I was worried about finding! Then later on when I did find them at retail I sold them on E bay to recoup my losses. Overall it worked out quite well for me.
  7. Ha this kills me! I was expecting this. Hasbro finally has an answer to their Batman problem. Does anyone even remember how many Batman figures they actually did in the 90's, I think it was well over 300. This is the perfect cash horse for them, they only have to do a new sculpt every year or so, the rest is just paint applications and accessories! AHHH crap, who am I kidding I'll selectively buy some!
  8. Enjoy the midnight madness if it happens again. It maybe the last time. I thought that after the ROTS midnight deal so I hope they do it for CW. I've been out there for E1 and E2 as well, they are a lot of fun. What an awesome feeling to go out and buy close to a hundred figures in one night! I mean 32 figures released at once for ROTS? What else would stem this kind of response other than Game systems and you're not even guaranteed to get one if you're not in time to get a number! For days before I have trouble sleeping! Usually I sleep most of the day then get up at around 11pm and go hitting stores. It's such an adrenaline rush once you're in there. For E2 the TRU I went to didn't put there stuff out, they just had 2 huge skids on the floor so we all got to rip open case after case! For E3 the end of town we were on didn't get any Red Royal guards so we had to drive out to the other end of town to find them at another TRU. It seemed that not every store got the exact same case ratios. Then you get to go home and open figure after figure and vehicle after vehicle and and..... I digress, I'm getting a little carried away now! I think I need to go open some toys, HMMM, I think I still have a couple of Kashyyk clones to open...........
  9. Just to let everyone know Toys B Us broke the street date this morning, so did Kay Bee.
  10. Yep. She is, so is Polaris. Doesn't anybody read X-Men anymore? Yes, I do and frankly that's the problem. I think it's obvious that Marvel Legend's target demographic is adult collectors. The kiddies have their movie lines like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Fantastic Four etc and frankly it's suited to them. I think it's also safe to say that of the adult collectors that aren't scalping on ebay, most of us are comic readers or at least comic fans. There are some characters that are popular enough that Hasbro can feel confident that they can release multiple (i.e. dated) figures and they will sell. Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Hulk all fit this category. Some figures, however, are probably only going to be made once, and what costume they are wearing can go a long way towards making that character appealing. For example: Bucky: Can I get a show of hands of anyone who wanted a WWII Bucky as opposed to a Winter Soldier? Luke Cage: This throwback to the 70's made most people laugh or vomit, take your pick. Most I've talked to would've preferred the cooler badder Luke Cage in the comics currently. Sadly because the 1st Luke Cage was such a joke in sales, I doubt Hasbro will waste their time. Ultron: Did anyone like the ML11 Ultron? Especially when there is a cooler, meaner version rocking the pages of Anniliation: Conquest right now? Havok: Here again most collectors wanted Havok in one of his more recent costumes (like that unreleased prototype we've all seen pictures of). Instead we got the suck 70's costume I just think that collectors will be happier and Hasbro will make a lot more money if Hasbro paid more attention to what is going on in current comics and used that to benchmark character popularity and what would make a MARKETABLE figure. Actually, I was an avid comic reader back in the early to mid-90's, and still read older comics. The last time I picked up a new X-title, was probably '04 or so, and from what I could tell of the early 2000's X-titles sucked, IMO. The secondary mutations were ##$%$#ed, the mutant looking characters sucked (Beak? lol), the artwork wasn't very eye-catching, the stories were uninteresting...it was just all ##$%$#ed to me. I think some of the best comic-style artwork came out of the early 90's...especially the Jim Lee art. It was just all very nice to look at, and still is...which I want translated in the form of the action figures I buy. If you mention an X-character, I guarantee 9 out of 10 people in the 20-30 range will first picture the character in their mind the way they were represented in the comics during the 90's era. I'd also love to see all of the X-Force team from the 90's, but I know I'm probably a minority there, and it will probably never happen. @lol@ I could care less about current looking figures, because they mean nothing to me. Given a choice, I'll take an older look over a new one...and that's why I didn't buy anything from the X-Men Classics line...I already had those figures in MY most preferred style in the regular ML line. On a side note...I'm only referring to the X-titles in my above statements. Some of the newer stuff, like New Avengers, I've really liked. Anyways, if I could make an X-themed line, it would probably look something like this: Polaris Shatterstar Jim Lee Jean Warpath Multiple Man Stryfe Silver Samurai Jubilee Domino I agree with the other guy we need some new costumes the ones we continuously see time and time again are getting ridiculous. I've been collecting since 1991 and I've lost track of how many Wolvy tiger stripes I have. The thing that kills me the most is that they keep beating the crap out of these core characters but we still have not seen stuff like Jubilee or J.L. Jean Grey. Theres no reason why they can't try and finish the Morrison run uniforms Xorn has been done at least they could slap a Cyke head on the thing. About the goofy ass characters you are reffering to they were there for two reasons. The first: Introduce a slew of new characters to see which ones the fans like hopefully generating more sales when the mutant went to a new team or their own title. eg. X-23. The second: they needed characters to kill off like the one from Gen-x (can't remember his name right now) and they needed a whole bunch of characters to mess with for crossovers like Extinction Agenda and so forth. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the old uniforms but that doesn't mean they can't slip in a few new ones every so often. The one I was looking forward to was Havok in his new duds, Toybiz cancelled it though. Anyways, going back to the original question, I don't think I have any preferences for waves right now. The line is still in it's infancy and Hasbro didn't just sign a two year contract. They just haven't found the right formula to keep everyone happy yet. They will though, thats why they invest so much money into research.
  11. I think it's because there is not enough room with the way they make the articulation in the feet now.
  12. BBTS now is offering a variant Hasbro Legends case thats due to ship in the summer. It has 2 Yellowjackets, 3 Quicksilvers, 1 Jean Grey and 2 Lord Thors. No pictures of the packaging but I would have to say they will definitely be on new backer cards for Hasbro to get away with this. Imagine, shelves full of MHL variant peg warmers!!!
  13. Is that available to the mass markets yet, or are you just one of the luckiest people in the galaxy at this moment?
  14. What i do when I have this problem, with most of the earlier ML's, is put a larger male character behind her to one side. Extend his arm out a little and then lean her back on it, you won't notice the other characters hand or fist and she will stay up! It works well. It would work even better if Gambit didn't have the same weak ankle problem then he could put his arm around her!
  15. Great another movie where we get 10 different sculpts of the same figure. I wish Marvel would pick a character that has a little diversity in the story lines. I can already predict what the Iron man figs will be like too. 10 different Iron mans 2 sculpts of the same villain and if we are lucky the lead female character who will be one per case. Oh yeah and a Terrorist henchman. Don't get me wrong I'll still buy some but not as many as I would if they had more villains to offer. Or if they offered more main characters. EG. Spidey movie, no Aunt May, no Uncle Ben, no Harry Osbourne etc. If they don't think they would sell then offer them in 2 packs. 'nuff said! Oh and EXCELSIOR, of course!
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