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Everything posted by Maxim

  1. No, the figs I've found, and the one Canonball found have Marvel Legend price stickers applied over the barcodes. That wasn't something done at the store level. Still probably someone returning them. It's not that hard to glue a sticker over the barcode. Scammers do that all the time in retail.
  2. Wouldn't be Toy Biz. They don't maintain facilities to hold figures anymore. Probably some idiots at the Return counter letting anything come back.
  3. That was in response to Wasp's question about them training as a team.
  4. Toys R Us in Canada are supplied by Grand, I believe. Grand had access to the Giantman wave. WM exclusivity was only for the US.
  5. The word "cheap" has a negative feeling to it, regardless. They didn't "go cheap", they merely went with the budget they are allowed per Series. "Going cheap" would imply that they are cutting back where they don't have to. If my lunch budget is strictly $5 per day, I have to work what I can into that $5. If something increases in price, I have to change my lunch accordingly. So Series 9's budget of X dollars allowed for a certain size BAF and number of accessories to be made. That same X amount of dollars doesn't go as far for Series 14 now.
  6. I plan to customize my 2nd one into MODAM.
  7. Shuma Gorath would be a very easy to do BAF. The center section with the eyeball would be one piece and the tentacles could all be the same sculpt, thereby reducing costs. I suggested somewhere else that they could infact package the tentacles in with a Multiple man or henchman ML and in effect have a BAF with only 2 figures in a wave. Then fill the other figures with another smaller BAF.
  8. Call Drax "Space Hulk" and he can make it into an Infinity Gauntlet set. Retailers won't know the difference.
  9. I would throw away almost all bases from ML1-8. They serve no purpose to me. So the BAF was a great addition to the line. Being able to get ANY extra characters, regardless of size, is a plus. It helps to create an even larger plastic Marvel Universe. So I wouldn't want to get rid of them any time soon, UNLESS they were to institute a Build-a-Diorama for a wave or two - ie pieces of the Danger Room. Something that could go together instead of 6-8 different bases would be better. The price is probably going to rise with Hasbro anyway. I read on another board that there is already SKN in TRU's computer that list them at $9.99. That will probably translate to $8.99 at Walmart and Target. The price increase is because of licensing and the increased cost of Hasbro's factories as opposed to the low-ball factories used by TB. We should see less problems with the actual figures because of this though. Retailers won't accept a price hike of much, especially just so an accessory can be bigger. You won't see big characters like Fin Fang Foom in Icons because that isn't what the line is for. It's large MLs. It's on shelves just because it is full of recognizable names. And there's plenty of big names for them to keep it going for awhile. And as for accessories go, there's still characters getting accessories. While Psylocke didn't get her psi blade, Falcon got Redwing, Zemo got his sceptre. While Pyro didn't get flame blasts, Loki got his sword and Goblin got his bag and glider. So while some cuts have been made, it's not across the board. I don't recall anyone complaining that Cyclops didn't have an attachable optic blast.
  10. You could only fit him in an ML package if he was broken up inside. That wouldn't look very good in package.
  11. Why give em any joints at all? Just make a solid statue and be done with it. Without elbows, the shoulder articulation is pointless.
  12. It's gonna vary by store. Some are keeping both the 2pks and singles through the holidays, some are only keeping the 2pks, and some aren't keeping either.
  13. Even collectors' lines still keep the big names in circulation. Look at DC Direct. How many Superman and Batman keep getting made? Even with Hasbro's admission of it being a collector line, the big hitters will still show up.
  14. The head is part of it, but the lack of changing any of the details on the body is the biggest part for me. Gladiator has a smooth bodysuit, so all those details just make it look like a Sinister with paint.
  15. Well, it seems to be totally a crapshoot. One of my local WMs just stocked ML13, while another just stocked a variant case of ML12. I'd say it's more likely the retailers cleaning out their warehouses.
  16. This is a really subjective argument. I love all the Iron Man figures they've made. FA Iron Man is a real treat to see made.
  17. Yeah, despite all the variations, Iron Man does not pegwarm.
  18. Regardless of this being a collectors line, it is still being sold to mass market retailers. They need to see the big recognizable names sprinkled in the mix to keep them interested. It's a fact of life for any retail line. And at least they aren't repeated costumes. They've managed to keep em all comic accurate but still varied.
  19. There's way too much Sinister showing through on Gladiator.
  20. Well, I'm sure another 1-3 figure could be added to that list that aren't X-men. Don't forget ML6 and 10, 6 was 5 X plus Movie Pun while 10 was 5 X plus BP and Spidey.
  21. Thanks. Cool. The heads are close to ML after all.
  22. Can you take a pic next to an ML or equivalent kind of figure?
  23. Of what? A spot in the preschool aisle?
  24. Just a FYI, this wasn't developed by Hasbro. It was done by TB as well, it just went along to Hasbro as part of the deal.
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