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  1. They're supposed to charge your account around a week in advance and have the figure shipped by the sale day. It's one of the incentives of a sub. Don't have Infinite Earths, but this is is how it goes with Voltron.
  2. So upset with myself. I never miss a Matty sale day, even when there's nothing of interest to me. But yesterday my brain was in another place and I forgot to order Flash.
  3. Was reading through the Ask Matty section of their forums and noticed that Toyguru had posted some interesting responses to questions. The first is that the thank you gift will be a repaint of something that is not a full size figure. My excitement...has decreased with this news. Secondly, the prop will be delayed until early 2013 because of a delay in production. If I may both speculate and dream, I wonder if this implies a BIG prop in the future. The PKE was out by Christmas and the trap, a bigger, more involved prop, was out less than a year later in October. Would a smaller prop like Ecto goggles create the same issues, or is their something more involved that caused the setbacks? Perhaps a creative light system in a new giga meter or, gasp, a much larger prop with lights and sounds. A guy can dream, can't he.
  4. oh, Joss...if this was tv: cancelled. I'm down with Wheedon's line of thinking here. In fact, it's suprisingly refreshing. How many times have we seen sequels where the director boasts "We're going BIGGER than the last one!" (Michael Bay? Revenge of the Fallen? Anyone...?) The movie will already have good actors playing our favorite characters. If the story is good, it will succeed. This was my line of thinking, too.
  5. I remember in an interview with Joss Whedon he was asked how the sequel would look. His reply was that he was going to go smaller. The idea is to focus the movie on the Avengers and their relationships instead of just trying to be bigger than the first one. I'm interested to see how this take works.
  6. Thanks for the pic man he is really cool. I'll be picking him up. Picked this up earlier today. Super sweet figure and can't wait to get home and pose him with the other Avengers.
  7. I respect your opinion, but I did want to mention that Hawkeye did run out of arrows. To use his grapple arrow he had to pull one from a dead Chitauri's carcass. Speaking of Hawkeye, I didn't think his character was particularly interesting, but his quiver was awesome. I loved how a button press on his bow chose the arrow tip and attached it before he pulled it out.
  8. Someone I talked to today said that Hulk's line was simply, "demigod," commenting on the fact that Loki wasn't as awesome as he thought he was. Watched the movie twice and couldn't hear the line after because of the laughter, too.
  9. I don't have any problems with the suit, but I do think this detail very strange. It's as if they just forgot to finish it or something.
  10. I second that. What's everyone's guess about how long til that happens? Will we see connections begin showing up in IM3 and continue in the next Thor and CA or do you think it'll just happen? You know that's another thing that connects The Avengers movie to the comics. Rarely does a storyline just end. There's always that last detail in an epilogue that hints to something even more sinister in the next storyline of the ongoing comic. The scene with Thanos captured that beautifully.
  11. Anyone see that The Avengers actually made 207 million, a whole 7 million more than predicted. Wowsers!
  12. One guy doesn't know what he's talking about and the other website starts with a Britney Spears pic that tells me how much taste those people have. I love how you start scouring the web for negative reviews, you're trying too hard. Easy to disregard something without hitting the points when the truth hurts a psuedo-reality. Because someone had a BS pics invalidates their points??.........people who use this tactic is the mark of liar to me. Also I purposely looked up the Forbes review because of how mindless Marvel Mobs attacked a female reviewer and Samuel L Jackson called out the three major critics who didn't care for the movie. btw, I frequently read all reviews good and negative, did it more so for Green Lantern than any other movie to understand why the critics hated it, common complaint was that Green Lantern didn't suffer enough, it was like the good guy kept getting richer while those who suffer, suffered more. I went to see if I could find an article where they say the Avengers was like Transformers and this is what I found. He is a lot harsh, does anyone agree that the movie was almost a direct rip of TF3? http://bridgeofthese...d-big-time.html I don't really see it as a rip of TF3 at all. Their both dealing with alien invasions and both are far from the first films to do so. The settings are different, the designs of the invaders are different, and, though they share similarities in that a portal is being opened, the reasons for the portal are very different. I also have no reason to believe that if TF3 didn't happen Avengers would have played out differently. The story fits the Cosmic Cube, Thanos' goal to get it, and Loki's desire to rule. Even if it did, Avengers did it so much better.
  13. The funny thing about the one reviewer on characterization is that a majority of the praises from top critics were that the characters were well developed. The story is nothing too deep or engaging, but you overlook that because the characters (and the actors that play them) are so engaging. At the end of the day, it's hard to believe this movie will ever be forgotten for its achievements. History is made with the first superhero team up on film, 93% critics approve it (and a majority of them loved it rather than liked it) and 96% of the fans enjoyed it, and it opened to $200.3 million dollars domestically (not even to mention the international totals). What an event.
  14. Cool, I was hoping it would do well I never dreamed it would do that well. And I'm pretty sure it won't lose steam anytime soon. The reactions of the crowds at the theater today and yesterday were extremely positive. Lot's of people left talking about how they had to see it again. My wife and I are trying to figure out when we're going to have another viewing (my 3rd and her 2nd). Unfortunately having an almost 1 year old makes that difficult. It's not so often you have a movie going 'experience.' That's what this was for me. It surpassed being either good or bad and was just an experience I'm glad I didn't miss. The only problem I noticed after the second viewing was the person on the projector left it a tad bit unfocused, just enough to keep you guessing, and I left with a headache. But even out of focus, that movie is awesome. "That's the trick...I'm always angry." SMASH! I understand your situation, both times I went with my wife who's 5 months pregnant and we've realized how much your life changes with a baby and how there are some things we won't be able to do one the baby comes at least until it gets older. You hit the nail in the head it was all about the experience more than being good or bad I realized it today in my second viewing even though I still knew what was gonna happen I got excited when it did if anything I felt an increasing excitement when a scene I loved was nearing. I've been very blessed to have members of my church stay and watch the little guy for us. The Avengers was the second movie Laura and I have seen together since the beginning of July when Cameron was born. Thing's will change when we move to Durham and are closer to the parents, though. And we'll need it with the likes of Amazing Spider-Man and Dark Knight Rises on the horizon. On the subject of people talking during movies, I didn't have any trouble with kids or teenagers, just grown adults. The first showing started and I was sitting next to my wife with two empty seats next to me and I'm thinking, "Yes!" But as the lights dimmed and trailers started a couple came in, sat next to me, and discussed points in the film throughout the entirety of the film. When the Hulk first showed up the woman next to me said over and over and over and over and over and over again, "She's scared. Look how scared she is. She's still scared and he's gone. I can't believe how scared she was." The second viewing wasn't as bad. I just ended up sitting next to the 'state the obvious guy.' He contributed such wonderful phrases as, "Their on top of Stark Tower," "That Hulk sure gets angry," "They have to work together," and "Apparently that boat can fly."
  15. Cool, I was hoping it would do well I never dreamed it would do that well. And I'm pretty sure it won't lose steam anytime soon. The reactions of the crowds at the theater today and yesterday were extremely positive. Lot's of people left talking about how they had to see it again. My wife and I are trying to figure out when we're going to have another viewing (my 3rd and her 2nd). Unfortunately having an almost 1 year old makes that difficult. It's not so often you have a movie going 'experience.' That's what this was for me. It surpassed being either good or bad and was just an experience I'm glad I didn't miss. The only problem I noticed after the second viewing was the person on the projector left it a tad bit unfocused, just enough to keep you guessing, and I left with a headache. But even out of focus, that movie is awesome. "That's the trick...I'm always angry." SMASH!
  16. Don't leave out, " ...and he doesn't dress like that." Totally agree. Awesome line.
  17. Wanted to add that as I was killing time on the internet, I stumbled upon Superherohype.com's comment section on the Avengers Movie. One person gave the best review I can think of in just one sentence: "It's as if God walked into the theater and said, 'Let their be epicness!'" That's how I feel. Can't wait to see it again tomorrow!
  18. Umm...wow! You know there are certain films that I see and once they're finished I just wonder what could possibly be better? What will ever give me this feeling again? Watching the Return of the King and knowing the Lord of the Rings was over is one of them. Another is watching Dark Knight. But today, I left the theater and had it once again. My wife will attest to the fact that I did my fair share of squealing with glee and grinning ear to ear. Most of those scenes involved the Hulk (Thor and Hulk's fight...Yeah!) and the first scene during the credits of Thanos had me clapping. This may be a dumb way to describe my experience, but all I can say is that The Avengers was a pure comic book experience in film. The effort put into connecting all of the pieces was magnificent and the end product wasn't breathtaking in the since that this was an artsy, deep, thought provoking drama, but breathtaking in the since that this was pure fun with superheroes that I love. As a big DC fan (but not quite fanboy) I have to give credit to Marvel. Who would've imagined we would see this film with the expensive actors of the original films to boot? Did we ever think we would find a Marvel Universe in film that was so very connected? Coulson's death, to me, represented the deep connection all of these films shared. I was not spoiled going in and when it happened, my initial thought was "Nooooo!" and it had a huge emotional impact on me. But Coulson (his first name is agent) muttered something before dying (something along the lines of "It wouldn't have happened without this") and insinuated that his death would be the motivation for the team to come together and all of a sudden his connection to all of the other films had greater purpose. I want to write so much, but no need to repeat what's been said. Solid film and easily catapulted into the realm of most favorite comic book movies. After tomorrow's second viewing I'll know a little better, but I'll give it an A+. The Avengers is one of the reasons I go to the movies.
  19. You've got a point, and I've mentioned it before too. There just isn't a huge wealth of characters to choose from with the GB line, just the facts. There are four main busters, and the rest is down hill. Now I would have loved to ride the whole way down that hill, I mean I want a Janine, a buster Tully, and don't get me started on all the ghosts that could be made for this. Point being that all the big bites have been taken from this pie, and all we have left is the crust. Personally I like the crust, but it's not for everyone. I like the crust, too, but I'm a super fan. If they made the mayor, he would be mine in a heartbeat, but I would completely understand if no one else felt that way. The only reason I'm considering a pass on Dana is because she's not really an 'action' figure. It's the only one that has disappointed me so far. I don't think Gozer would be too far fetched. I, personally, am enjoying my Neca version and her two terror dogs, but I know others may have missed those.
  20. Thanks! I have to move the figures in my home office to a desk. For some reason my 9 month old cant resist them and makes a crawling dash for them whenever he spots them. Especially the ghosts.
  21. As weird as it is to say this as I've collected everything so far, but I didn't know if I was going to buy it anyway. This might confirm it. Nothing at SDCC looks appealing to me. The good news is that it's not the thank you gift. Toyguru let it slip that whatever the thank you gift is, it's been given the development cycle of a figure and it's why we haven't heard anything yet.
  22. The box with the Rookie is in the bedroom, but I'm not allowed to peer into it until my birthday next week (or party this weekend when we see The Avengers. Yay!). Can't wait.
  23. Not my favorite show (I agree wholeheartedly with the Young Justice love) but it's not a bad way to waste 22 min to me. I've chuckled a bit, but I'd love a more serious take and that's coming from someone who mourned the loss of Brave and the Bold. That last episode with Batmite was a heck of a send off.
  24. actually, I usually prefer DC movies and cartoons. I loved both Bale Batman movies, the first 2 Tim Burton Batman movies, Christopher Reeves Superman movies, and I find that I am one of the only people that really liked Superman Returns. it's unfortunate that other than Bats and Supes, nothing else from them has materialized into movies.... except for GL, which I didn't like very much at all. Mark Strong/Sinestro was the only good part of that movie. I'm more of a DC guy myself. I actually liked Green Lantern, but I'd be lying if I thought it was a good film. I agree about Sinestro and feel that if a sequel ever got made, he could redeem the series as a lead. Still, as much as I love DC, my favorite movie last summer (wife's too) was Captain America. Actually used it in a sermon illustration Sunday in church. I also cannot wait to see Avengers. Word of mouth so far has been out of this world and seeing it on track to beat out Dark Knight on Rottentomatoes.com (my current fave along with the first Superman) is enough for me to get giddy with every TV spot I see. I already have plans to see it twice this weekend.
  25. I want all of the above. Put a lot of time and effort into the sequel to the video game, link it with a new movie (but still give the game enough time to develop it. No rush jobs), and have a new cartoon to boot that's not devoid of all the original busters like Extreme. Best episode with extreme was Back in the Saddle with all the original busters donning the packs. What can I say, I'm fanatical about these guys. I'm one of those people who can deal with a Kingdom of the Crystal Skull incident. Was it the best of the Jones movies? Heck no, but I enjoyed going on another adventure with Indy. Just stay away from a Batman and Robin or Superman IV incident.
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