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  1. Magnetic Spider-man from SM movie 2: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_062104b.htm
  2. I've wanted a Marvel Legends Firestar action figure forever, and have long advocated for a SM and His Amazing Friends box set. A DVD/action-figure box set combo release would be the ultimate, and a great way to market it all, but not essential - I think the set would sell itself. But I'll gladly take Firestar by herself if that's all we can get. There's quit a few B-list and even C-list characters that have been made into Marvel Legends and the ASM lines, so just because Firestar is not an A-lister is no excuse for her not being made. Get on with it. She's awesome.
  3. I'll keep it focussed on toys/action figures: - Horror movie figures - Living Dead Dolls - Bruce Lee - DC SuperHeroes - Marvel Legends - Marvel Select - Spider-man - Fantastic Four - X-Men - Hulk - SOTA Street Fighter - MOTU (Masters of the Universe - modern) - Minimates - Mez-itz - 4HM Seventh Kingdom - World of Springfield - Futurama - DCD Ed McGuinness - DCD Elseworlds - The Warriors (Mezco) - Jakks Rocky figures - Madballs - Legendary Comic Book Heroes - SuperFriends - Legion of Stupid Heroes - Pocket SuperHeroes - Clash of the Titans - South Park - Beavis and Butthead - TMNT
  4. There's a new Hulk movie coming out circa Summer 2008. That's when we'll see the FFF Hulk waves.
  5. Lobo is too violent for a toy but not a cartoon? That's rediculous. I would consider McFarlane's ultra-realistic Military figures sold in every Toys R Us to be infinitely more violent than anything in the DCU. These are toys created to profit off of and promote war and real-life death and violence. Yet, these are perfectly acceptable in any toy isle. But Lobo, a fictional character who represents nobody and has never contributed to any actual violence, is what we consider too violent? He's not even violent by comic book standards, falling behind Darkseid, Doomsday and many others. Wolverine single-handedly killed 500,000 people in Enemy of the State, and he's one of the most popular toys on the market. This country has its priorities backward.
  6. Am I the only one that thinks that Spider-girl just looks like Spider-man with tits? The first time I saw her, I was like WTF? She looks weird to me.
  7. Are you sure you even want the black Spider-man? Take a look at his shoulders, he doesn't have ball joints or bicept cuts of anykind. His arms/shoulders look like they have very limited articluation. He might not even have cut wrists. WTF?
  8. I was not one to automatically hate Hasbro just because they took over Marvel Legends. I have been willing to give them a chance, even like some of their products. But this has gone too far. Enough is enough. Time to stop apologizing for Hasbro's shortcomings. The verdict is now in, Hasbro really does suck. I was looking forward to this line. I would have bought all of them. I wanted a BAF Sandman like the giant Sandman we saw in the movie. I really want MaryJane. But these Spidey figures are plain and child-like, hardly better than the 5-inchers. I have lost all hope in Hasbro.
  9. Hard sciences do not account for the human mind or experiences beyond the neurosciences. The orthodox view is that everything is mechanistic, placing human beings outside of nature, at war with the self. An integral approach, which is what I would advocate instead, brings into account the full spectrum, allowing us to study both the hard sciences as well as causal factors. Math is just as important as psychology, economics is as important as sociology, etc. If we only look at the world through a mechanistic perspective we end up divorcing ourselves from nature and missing out on the big picture. All knowledge is equally important. Capitalism is not "humane" or "compassionate", these are not part of its value-sphere. Capitalism has one interest, one motive, one goal ONLY, always and forever - profit. This means human life, the environment, the future, nothing matters beyond the profit motive, because this is their highest value. If you believe another story that's because you've bought into the tale of the elite, which wants you to think capitalism is the greatest thing to ever happen to humanity. Capitalism serves the interests of the super rich, no one else. You ever heard of a thing called "labor history"? Try checking it out sometime. If the entire world subscribed to American values the planet would be completely depleted of all resources in a few years. The American ideal is not feasible for our future or the world, in fact it's a recipe for total disaster. The problem here is not making money per se, but rather money as the #1 value. Anytime you place cash as a value above human life and the environemnt, we have a problem. Our entire system is based off this problem. Why would you mock a paradigm shift? To say this doesn't have meaning is a sign of your own limited worldview.
  10. So, fields which you are interested in are "true academic discipline"s, but studies that don't appeal to you are "meaningless" and "pseudo-academic"? How very self-centered of you. Maybe if you bothered studying a field like sociology you would actually understand how economics is played out in real life and how it affects the world around us. All disciplines of study matter, all of them are equally important. If you really think capitalism and money-based values are so great, why don't you take a look at the state of the world? Most people on the planet are without health care, live in poverty, education is in the toilet, and we're facing a global ecological crisis. It's messed up and getting worse. Don't you think maybe it's time we started to broaden our sphere of values to include more than just profit margins? In order to understand that a paradigm shift is necessary, you must first realize you are operating from within a paradigm. Only then can you have a paradigm shift which allows you to see more. Break out of your box and be free.
  11. That cosmic Surfer is a huge step up from the normal version IMO. I would gladly buy the cosmic Surfer Icon if it's for real.
  12. The more you write, the more you project your ignorance onto other people. You sound like you graduated from the school of Bill O'Reily. Try thinking outside the box for a sec and maybe you'll see the world through a broader lens. Sociology is "meaningless" you say? That's like saying History or Math is meaningless. Dude, get a clue.
  13. Actually, capitalism and money-based values are the reason the world is so messed up. You got it backwards.
  14. Would it really kill Hasbro to apply a few more little dabs of paint to their Marvel Legends figures, and include a flying stand here and there? Hasbro is one of the biggest companies in the world, they are not suffering, in fact they're super rich. There's no need to apologize for them. So what's the problem? The way Hasbro will see it, is that if ML sells are too low because of minimal paint apps, low accesories , etc, they may then consider adding these things to the figures. But they would only do this because not doing so cuts into their profit expectations. Or they could just drop the line. Huge corporations like Hasbro only respond to one thing: the bottom line. Hasbro needs to step it up, stop cutting corners, and keep their prices fair, or Marvel Legends will get driven into the ground.
  15. The billionairs who own Hasbro eat just fine.
  16. We can wait forever for Hasbro to improve things, but it will never happen. Hasbro has one interest and one interest only - profit. So long as this is their one overiding all-important value, which it always will be, their products will be dominated by how they can make as much money as possible. Hasbro does not care whether they make and sell Marvel Legends or nuclear weapons, they are simply interested in selling whatever will turn the biggest profit possible for their owners. This is the problem with money-based values; everything is a commodity, nothing has meaning beyond profit, nothing else matters. This profit drive is why Hasbro's ML's have minimal paint jobs and little or no washes. It's why their movie figures are 5" instead of 6". For greedy Hasbro, every penny counts. By not applying paint to a figure's skin, they'll save a half cent or so per figure, which adds up to a few bucks, which means greater profit margins. Capitalism demands that corporations make more money, grow and increase profit margins every year. This means we can expect ML's to be sacrificed further, cutting more corners, raising the price, all in the interest of profit. Hasbro has no love or care for ML's like we do, they see it only as a means of making money, and it shows. ToyBiz was also interested in the profit margin, and they took plenty of cheap measures to make it happen and some of their toys suffered because of it. But the difference is that with ToyBiz, you could tell they loved the line, they loved ML's, and they tried their best to stretch their small budget to include and pack in as much fun with every toy they could. Their paint jobs made the figures feel like little pieces of art, instead of just plastic mass-produced molds. ToyBiz's products screamed fun, and you could see how they were always pushing the limits, trying to max out their ideas, give you as much as they could get away with. Hasbro has the opposite plan, they want to give as little as they can get away with, with little or no regard for the line itself. I don't think we'll ever see ML's back in ToyBiz's hands. And it doesn't matter, that era is over. Hasbro's products can be good (I love the Blob BAF and the Ultimate 12" Ghostrider), but make no mistake - they don''t care about us or Marvel Legends, they only care about profit. This is why their toys feel unsatisfying and cold. This is why their Q&A is short and meaningless. I think we need some other company to make Marvel Legends. Hasbro will never give it the love it deserves.
  17. So, no improvement on articulation or paint. No flying stands for certain. No 2-packs confirmed. But there are plans to repaint and release ToyBiz's work: whoo-hoo, a bunch of repaints we already have. Marvel Heroes cancelled. Vapid Icons. Hasbro's going to drive ML's into the ground. Well, it was good while it lasted.
  18. Magneto looks like a 12-year old boy in a Magneto costume. Cyclops looks bored. Hasbro's take on Icons is unimpressive, lifeless, lacking character, mannequin-like.
  19. Crappy toys = low sales. Even kids know a good figure when they see it. Hasbro's SM3 figures fall way short, and it shows. They cut corners and put minimal effort into dishing out garbage figures onto the market hoping for maximum profit, but now their stupidy is flying back in their face. Good. And don't forget adult collectors are the ones with all the money. Whereas kids beg their parents to buy them one figure here and there, adult collectors like us will spend buttloads of money on a toy line if it's worth it. But SM3's not worth it to kids or adults because they're mostly crap. Maybe next time they'll try making their figures good instead of totally weak.
  20. That's cool. But god damnit all to hell... when are they going to make a Firestar figure?
  21. I feel like the entire Icons line is getting weak. Remember how unquestionably awesome the Hulk was? Why is it the latest couple rounds of Icons look so lacking? They cost more but somehow seem cheaper. They lack character or something.
  22. Speaking of flat... all of these Icons look too flat to me, as in too plain. Silver Surfer looks almost like a blank figure, and neither of the Human Torches have enough flames or detail going on. These Icons almost look like lifeless mannequins.
  23. You can either: 1. Run around week after week wasting time and money searching for HML 2 at every mega retailer, and eventually, maybe, find the series and then pay up to a corporation who cares only about profit and nothing about you, your collectibles, or anything else. or 2. You can order the complete set from a small online collectible shop, like Corner Store Comics or Big Bad Toys and get your set immediately. You'll be supporting a collector's shop from our own community that cares about you and your toys, instead of a massive mega retailer whose sole value is profit. I pre-ordered my HML 2 from CSC and they arrived 2 or 3 months ago.
  24. I'm not offended by the flag being in the movie. I just don't think it's necessary, Spidey's good without it. Given our role in world affairs at the time, I can see how others may be offended by it. It's not surprising.
  25. I am an American. I appreciate all of the great things this country has to offer: our freedom, our rights, our struggles and plights. I do not hate America, and I like living here. However, I can sympathize with anyone anywhere that finds the American flag offensive. Two years ago at the World Social Forum (an international gathering of thousands of human rights, environmental, and global justice activists), it was agreed that the number one threat to world peace and sustainability was the United States of America. You might of thought it was terrorism or ecological disasters, but no, the #1 threat to the future of our planet is US. The rest of the world is frightened of what we're doing, and what we might do next. Meanwhile, our own domestic population is afraid every terrorist on Earth is out to get us. Everyone everywhere is afraid, and all the while the U.S. government and the mega corporations that control them are literally invading other poor countries, taking over, stealing their oil and resources, and devastating the culture and environment. On the home front, our taxes and cost of living go up, wages fall, public schools go down the toilet, toy prices rise, gas gets more expensive, prison populations boom, healthcare's under attack, rights get taken away. Seems like the behavior of the U.S. is making life pretty hard for everyone, at home and abroad. But somebody's doing well, probably the huge oil executives and weapons manufacturers making an enormous profit. Don't you think it's strange that it's perfectly okay to make profit from war? Doesn't war profiteering simply encourage more war? The American flag has become a symbol of our international actions. We talk of freedom, peace and democracy, yet we wage war for profit. These are not the noble values I would expect of my country. We can do better; we can transcend our boundaries and realize we are part of the human race, part of nature, and part of the Earth. The people who run the U.S. these days are dangerous. They do not have anyone's interest in mind but their own. While we live in a free land of TV and commercials to keep us preoccupied, the rest of the planet sees the United States as a real threat to the future our world. Can you really blame anyone at this point if the American flag offends them? It's a symbol of our actions, and unfortunately our actions are not very benign. I think there are many great things about this country, but we've gotta do better folks. And until we do, I don't want to see American flags flapping in the movies either.
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