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SheriffofCoffeeTown

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  1. Well, some of us are on a budget, and aren't able to spend $25 on a six-inch piece of plastic. It's not like I think "OMFG I need this toy!", because if it were that important, I would be willing to pay what I had to in order to get it. I am just voicing my opinion that if Hasbro did this, I'd buy it. That's where I'm coming from. Where Hasbro is coming from is that they don't make a cent off of items sold on eBay. It's in their interest to have you buy the toy from retail rather go through a different source. Which, again, is why Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, etc, constantly re-release molds and in some cases, the exact figures as before. They'd rather I give them ten dollars for a Deadpool than 25 to some guy on eBay. They get my money, I get my figure for much less. Everyone wins. Except the guy on eBay, but this is apparently an entirely different debate that I really want no part of.
  2. I think the Genosha sentinel was inspired by the Tri-Sentinel, but they're unrelated. I believe it was a Wild Sentinel.
  3. What the Hell? The SM3 Unleashed guys were so freaking cool, and now we have this? What the bloody Hell?
  4. It's not weird; it's mold degeneration. It happens all the time when the same mold is used repeatedly. In the 90's, it didn't matter so much, because the sculpts were fairly simplified. But nowadays, with more detailed sculpts, the tinier details are wearing out with each use. Hasbro will have to make some of its own basic body types within the next year or so.
  5. I'd like just a wave of repaints...
  6. I don't know what your on man but cut the dose. Wait, are you talking to me, Holmes, or Alice?
  7. I'd like to point out that toy companies re-release older product all the time. Spawn, Star Wars, Transformers, Batman... sure, but older product made by another company? Well, considering Hasbro already did that with Spider-Man: Origins, which sold a darn sight better than their own original series, I don't think it's that far-fetched. origins sold better than spidey classic? what color is the sky in your world man? hell you can still buy alot of them from hasbro for original price, they sold so well. "Their" being Hasbro, "own original series" being the Spidey 3 line.
  8. I'd like to point out that toy companies re-release older product all the time. Spawn, Star Wars, Transformers, Batman... sure, but older product made by another company? Well, considering Hasbro already did that with Spider-Man: Origins, which sold a darn sight better than their own original series, I don't think it's that far-fetched.
  9. He doesn't have anything under his belt. He doesn't have anything, period.
  10. I'd like to point out that toy companies re-release older product all the time. Spawn, Star Wars, Transformers, Batman...
  11. I believe I proposed this exact idea a few weeks back. I think a "Best of ML" line is a great idea.
  12. Because those characters continue to sell reliably?
  13. They don't (didn't) tone down Holmes or Tarzan in the material they were mainly featured in, either, which was also serialized story telling. The books do have Holmes as a concaine addict, and Tarzan lynching black people and contemplating cannibalism. If you think of the original books as beng the same for these characters as the Marvel comics are for Wolverine, then there's really no difference. On a related matter, would anyone tell a young person to not read Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, or, say, Edgar Allen Poe because of these gristly aspects of the works?
  14. You said it yourself: there aren't things you'd expect from Mysterio, because they're completely out of character for him. One of the reasons he sets up elaborate James Bond villain style death traps is because not only are they spectacular showmanship, but because he just doesn't have it in him to just shoot someone in the head. He's gunshy, and it's been the point of several stories about him. He either has someone else do the dirty work for him or he let the robot or simulation do it. But more importantly, this entire elaborate scheme was way, way too private for Mysterio. No one but Daredevil knew the whole truth, and that's just far too quiet for a character whose entire motivation is being a glory hound. If this was his last hurrah, he'd want the entire world to see it, if he could help it. The whole thing rang as false, and the completely random nature of the revelation didn't help. Couldn't Daredevil's enemy Jester have done this just as well? Besides, I have a sore spot about villains dying in other hero's books. Mysterio was a Spider-Man baddie, and that's where he should have met his ultimate fate.
  15. I agree completely that Mysterio is incredibly cool, and could probably be the big bad of a movie. I just disagree with your choice of example material. I thought he was awful in Guardian Devil.
  16. Carnage is a garbage character, and always has been. I would be quite pleased if he never showed up again. Lizard is a fun character, but isn't deep enough to sustain an entire movie. We may still see him, but no doubt in conjunction with someone else. Sadly, I doubt the Black Cat will ever get any screen time, seeing as most of the general public would perceive her to be a Cat Woman rip off. (Which, she sort of is. She has life as a character beyond that, but the motif is almost the same.) I could see Smythe being a main movie villain.
  17. Well, yeah. I mean, this hobby is pure consumerism. I want to be offered the characters I'm interested in, and Hasbro ceases to do that, they cease to get my money. (Well, they're ceasing to get my money anyways, but that's in another topic.) Collecting isn't a commune; if it comes down to a choice between producing more Spider-Man characters or Iron Man, Avengers or Thunderbolts, I would want them to produce more Spidey guys, because otherwise I have no reason to buy from them. It's their job to assess which part of the fan base they want to please. I really don't see why this is such an issue for you.
  18. You prove my point. Sherlock Holmes can (and usually does) have the cocaine addiction downplayed or removed, Alice in Wonderland (which was heavily influenced by drug culture; the Catapiller is an opium fiend) can have the drug elements downplayed, and Tarzan can have the racist elements removed. (It's not just the character of Tarzan who is racist; the very narration of the series is. Edgar Rice Burroughs would use his money to establish an upper-class whites-only community named Tarzania, later in his life). These things are done to make the characters more acceptable for children. So why not remove the less socially desirable aspects of Wolverine from him, to make him more acceptable to children? Not arguing the muddled part, but who else even made the character but Claremont? He appeared in a single forgettable (Which I believe was by either Len Wein or Larry Hama) Incredible Hulk story before being co-opted for the X-Men. The debate is that alot of the initial character of Wolverine (once in the X-men) came from John Byrne, but it depends on who tells the story about those days. At the time, Claremont and Wein didn't know what they wanted to do with the character, didn't LIKE the character at all and would have written him out to languish as a C-class villain in other books if they had the chance. Byrne maintains that a lot of the more "interesting" traits came from him, but those were white-washed or dismissed after he left the book and Claremont re-wrote the character to fit his own tastes. Byrne, its claimed, made Wolverine a star in the Marvel Firmament, but Claremont is the one who corrupted him. Interesting; I didn't know that, beyond the initial complications in his origin and the sketchy details of his powers.
  19. Not arguing the muddled part, but who else even made the character but Claremont? He appeared in a single forgettable (Which I believe was by either Len Wein or Larry Hama) Incredible Hulk story before being co-opted for the X-Men.
  20. Is Sherlock Holmes for kids? He's a cocaine addict. Is Alice in Wonderland for kids? It's a book about LSD. Is Tarzan for kids? He's a racist.
  21. The year was 1995. I was nine, and it was my second Christmas while my parents were stationed in Germany. I'd been reading Spider-Man for about a year, and was insanely jealous of my overseas peers, who not only got to watch Spidey on TV, but also play with his various toys, none of which were at the Base Exchange. And then my great Aunt, God Rest Her Soul, sent me a big old box. Inside was Hobgoblin, Dr. Octopus, Carnage, the Lizard, the Vulture, and the Spider-Slayer. It was awesome.
  22. You say that like it's a bad thing. I gather you like buying the same figures over again just cuz they slap a new paint job on them. Amazing! Uh, that's not what you said. You said "more versions", not "repaints of". Extremely different concept, sir.
  23. You say that like it's a bad thing.
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