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  1. The WM exclusive wave containing the new Punisher figure will be coming out around the same time the film does. That may be part of the reason it got pushed to December.
  2. No, it clearly means October 9th as evidenced by the shipping quotes directly underneath: Estimated Delivery Dates Standard (7-10): 10/20 - 10/23 Priority (3-5): 10/14 - 10/16 Express (1-2): 10/10 - 10/13
  3. It's Carnage. He's painted like was in the Fearsome Foes box set, just with blacker hands and feet. Image courtesy of marvellegends.net
  4. I love how people want to act like B & C list characters aren't getting made, yet forget all the ones that HAVE gotten made.
  5. TB themselves did an Alpha Flight line in the 5 inch days. It didn't sell well and ended up on clearance. Why? Probably because there wasn't ANY real recognizable characters in the mix. The same thing happened with just about any of their sub-lines that deviated from having well-known characters. Where is this attitude that Hasbro thinks kids only want Wolverine and Spider-man?? They've made ONE Wolverine ML in Series 2. As far as Spidey, they haven't made any more than TB did before them. He IS the flagship Marvel character after all. He DID just have a major blockbuster film come out last year. He DOES have a brand new animated series on Saturday morning TV right now. It would be silly to not expect a lot of Spidey product out to capitalize on that kind of exposure.
  6. I think the Kree have the most potential of any army builder figure. Due to their ranks being differentiated only by the color of the costume and chest emblem, you can achieve soldiers, colonels, captains, etc with just a single figure mold. Plus you can then have stand-alone Kree of importance like Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg, etc.
  7. Some of the newer Marvel Select figures utilize the "elbro" joint. Marvel Toys also used it on a few of their TNA figures.
  8. Not sure I understand what you mean by that....can you explain? Hasbro's website only ships to the US. Anyone outside of the US can't order exclusives from them. Therefore, if a figure wins that is wanted, they can't get it without going through Ebay or some other more expensive route. All the other figures would almost undoubtedly get put into a regular non-exclusive ML series, thus allowing non-US collectors the ability to find them.
  9. Vote Gambit. The rest will end up in a regular lineup anyway. With Gambit, foreign customers won't get screwed out of a figure they'll actually want.
  10. The Kree has the best potential for army building. Their whole army uses the same outfit, just in different colors and chest symbols. One body sculpt could make soldiers, captains, colonels, etc. Plus that body could also be used to make the notable Kree like Captain Mar-vell, Captain Atlas, Yon-Rogg, etc. Of the ones listed though, AIM all the way.
  11. Well, the F42 DVD does come out October 2nd. Best to have these available when it comes out. Same with SM3 on October 30th.
  12. Actually, Thing is only 6 ft tall in the 616 MU, so it's right on. All the other figures made of him were too big. He's only 7'5" in the Ultimate Universe.
  13. Well, would you honestly expect a Fantastic Four wave to NOT include the team? Don't get made when the Hulk and Iron Man lines have a few Hulks and Iron Men in em as well. I agree that the BAF split into 8 is lame, though. Ronan could have easily been a regular spot in a wave. The BAF should have been the Mole Monster or something bigger than normal.
  14. Maxim

    Marvel Girl

    Well if series 3 follows what's happening with series 2, I have to wonder if these will even make it out anywhere. Hardly any variants period are getting out there. Or will all 500 packaging variants make it to Australia only.
  15. Eh, I'd prefer to see some real dioramas and not photoshops.
  16. I'm hoping they wised up about the 8 piece BAF crap. Blob and Brood Queen coulda been done in 6. Series 5 will probably have Storm, Sunfire, and Silver Samurai.
  17. TB's 3rd wave of 06 didn't hit stores until the end of August.
  18. Don't forget the fact that Marvel introduces dozens of new characters every year. Not to mention redesigning their flagship characters often as well. They can never run out of ideas.
  19. Thing in F4 Jumpsuit(variant with mask when Wolverine clawed his face) Binary(Ms Marvel) Black Widow - grey outfit AOA Colossus AOA Cyclops AOA Magneto Earth X Captain America Iron Man 2020 Captain Marvel - Kree uniform(variants in other colors for Kree soldiers)
  20. There are new collectors popping up all the time. Would you consider a supplemental line that would rerelease old figures from Toy Biz's run? Just a simple blister card with minimal accessories, no base or BAF. The price could be kept low as no additional sculpting/tooling would be needed.
  21. Maxim

    X3 Angel!?

    This has been covered before. TB would have gladly put all these figures in an X-3 only line had the stuidio not rushed production like they did. Unfortunately the studio did not give enough lead time to produce a proper line, so what we got instead was the mixture of made-up and comic looks we got in the X-men line. There has still been a desire for some X-3 figures, so they were sculpted and are being slipped in when they are able.
  22. Heh, kinda funny considering Juggernaut was made using parts from two Hulk Classics figures. As for most generic, I say Havok. I liked his X-factor look, not the plain black bodysuit. Most unique outside of BAFs, Blackheart.
  23. Maxim


    Black Apocalypse is not a variant, he's a running change. He was always planned to be black, the factory screwed up with blue.
  24. Maxim


    There were plans for a Classic Black Panther, it just didn't cost out in the budget. Same reason for the Bullseye variant. They were going for a Professor X variant with hoverchair, but when costs didn't work out, threw in Bullseye at the last minute. Speedo Namor wouldn't have been a feasible variant in ML2. The legs had pants wrinkles and no bare feet. As for a variant I think they should have done: ML5 GW Bridge variant of Nick Fury.
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