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  1. 6 hours ago, JayC said:

    Honestly I knew nothing about this property until I was made aware of the figure image being online. If i wasn’t clear on what they are I apologize, but that description comes from their own official site. That being said they do seem to have a pretty large following and if you check out the video on their Kickstarter page for their animated special where they show a clip of it, it looks pretty cool.

    How did you find the images and info?  I’m a casual fan but I’ve been excited since I heard back in September that McFarlane got the license but hadn’t seen anything and still can’t find anything other than this article!

    a co-worker made me aware of the show, and I really like it other than the fact that there’s so many episodes that are each 3-4 hours long.  But as a huge brand that’s gained popularity through fans alone, this seems ripe for merchandising.  McFarlane May have struck gold with this.  While people like you who hadn’t heard of it before will be made aware and then gain new fans for the franchise, all of those millions of fans that already exist that don’t collect action figures are going to start with McFarlane.  And if you don’t care either way, you’ve got some cool D&D figures at least.  

  2. On 4/17/2020 at 11:53 AM, Neovorticism2 said:

    Yeah, simething that might only interest to all those 88,887 backers.

    I’m confused what your point is.  Sometimes sarcasm is hard to understand without hearing it, so I assume you’re being sarcastic in the world ‘only’ and are really saying that there will be high demand for these because of the amount of backers?  If not, I don’t think you realize how many people that is.  The Mcfarlane spawn Kickstarter that everyone is losing their minds over has made over 1.5 million dollars with only 12,000 backers. 88,000 is HUUUUUUUUGE

  3. 1 hour ago, mako said:

    Nice attempt at a diplomatic high-road, but it doesn't wash. As you said, "they are the NEW license holder," as in not the OLD license holder. For all intents and purposes they ARE replacing Mattel (at least as far as the Adult Collector lines are concerned). That's nothing against McFarlane or Mattel, that's just the way it is. It happens, out with the old, in with the new. Love it, hate it, accept it.

    Yeah that may be true 

  4. On 8/3/2019 at 10:36 PM, Brockrock90 said:

    One of my favorite action figure toy lines was the Toy biz Lord of the Rings line would be nice to see that revived by a modern company.

    Personally, I think that 75% of them are still better than most modern companies.  They are fantastic additions to my collection and display, I feel like there’s probably not anybody else that could do them justice in the way that toybiz did, and get so many characters out there.  

     

    Im not even sure if the popularity is still there.  I know it’s a massive name and everyone knows it, but with all of the product we get from current franchises, would that consumer drive be there?

    Maybe if the Amazon Prime Series is a hit, somebody could start doing stuff from that and if successful, move into ‘classic’ characters 

  5. 8 hours ago, SpiderS said:

    If it’s really 7 inch line, then no. I might get some movie figure or some random looks if they are good enough, Like I did with Dc collectibles, but it think whole point of getting license  was replacing Mattel not Dc collectibles. 

    I don’t think they’re replacing anyone, they are the new license holder, they aren’t continuing someone else’s work or trying to improve it.  It’s their own thing 

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  6. 9 hours ago, K9K1N6 said:

    Being frank i can say for a small note I'm still a rookie for the DC superhero comics and only seen some stuff about them (mostly because i just got binged into the Batman animated series); but that's not much a point here if anything i never minded if a toyline i like or want to be invested to is 6 or 7 inch scale just as long as i get interesting figures of the characters i like and all with excellent detail and decent articulation, had my doubts here and there when i checked some modern mcfarlane toys but at the same time i am still willing to go for Mcfarlane's DC line or more specifically for me a Batman line to go for and collect.

    My only two hopes would be if they continued to do some bit more of BTAS stuff here and there, as well as the thought of no BAF figures i really never liked that concept either.

    Yeah no BAF please, differentiate yourself McFarlane 

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  7. 12 hours ago, Neovorticism2 said:

    there is a kind of fan faction that thinks that the industry should revolve only around ML, that all other action figure lines (especially those based on DC) should be done in the image and likeness of ML

    I find this to absolutely be the case, and it’s a foolish notion... and I’m a fan of marvel and marvel legends.  Don’t get me wrong, I know the figures are great and extremely popular, but even fans and non-fans such as yourself should know that the line shouldn’t be the blueprint for every figure ever.  Imagine if it were, and various companies took to making their brands in that style, there’s a good chance Legends would look mediocre in comparison.  

    This isn’t unique to legends either.  I see it all the time from NECA fans in groups on Facebook or forums.  There’s constant posts of “NECA please make ______”, and half of the time, it’s a property that has Figures already out there from other companies, but no, only NECA could do them properly.  It’s strange.  Let companies do their own thing.

  8. Look, I know DC toys have been the subject of hot debate for years now, and McFarlane is no stranger to judgment either, but I can’t be the only one extremely excited by the fact that they’re making D.C. figures right?

    Sure, they’ve had their issues in the past, and at this point in time, it feels like D.C. is a piece of Mattel and vice-versa, but I for one and more than ready for change.

    I know a lot of people are upset because it seemed like D.C. was finally coming into their element, and those people will probably be very apprehensive to even buying a McFarlane made product.  But the strides the company has made in the last year can not be understated.  Their fortnite figures are great, their Naruto and one Punch Man figures are great, I for one adore their game of thrones stuff, despite being made prior to the change to full articulation.  And I’m super excited for their other upcoming lines like My Hero Academia and Harry Potter.  

     

    I know that some people are apprehensive about the possibility that they will be 7” scale figures.  To be clear, that info came from an unknown source and has no reason to be trusted, but let me defend this decision as best as I can:

    A.) This isn’t Mattel.  This isn’t Hasbro. This is McFarlane.  Not only is 7” the companies bread and butter, but they aren’t beholden to their competitors.  They don’t need to attempt to make figures in the same style or scale as them.  I know that most adult collectors have a preferred scale of 6 inches, but let’s not be blind to the fact that NECA toys, though not as big of a player as Mattel or Hasbro, is a collectors favorite company who makes purely 7” scale figures.

    and

    B.) They might not be true 7” scale.  If the rumors and leaks are to be at all believed, and I don’t believe they should be just yet, then the 7” scale described might not be what we think.  To explain myself, despite the fact that their stranger Things figures, their fortnite figures, and their Harry Potter figures are 7” scale and true, their Call of Duty figures are marketed as a 7” scale line. Now, I don’t know how many out there have bought any figures from the line, but they aren’t 7 inches.  Look at them compared to these marvel legends (picture from the fwoosh’s review).  Sure, legends are a bit larger than a true 6” line, but barely.  So there’s a chance they fit in with 6” stuff after all.

    with that being said, I welcome the line with open arms, if not for the very least that it’s something different.  It’s a shift in the current layout of the industry,  I’m excited to see what it is we get.

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  9. I have not been a collector of Marvel Legends for too long now.  During the ToyBiz days, when I was much younger, I was more of a pick and choose kinda guy.  If there was a cool character I was familiar with, I’d pick it up.  At this time, however, I wasn’t much of a collector of anything.  I loved Star Wars and Toybiz’s Lord of the Rings line, so I picked those up more frequently, but at this point in my life, these weren’t additions to a collection, they were toys that after a few days or a week, went into a bin or just sat on my bookshelf to collect dust.  The closest thing that resembled a collection at all, besides my bins of Star Wars, were Pirates of the Caribbean 3.75” figures, all of which were displayed on a black pearl playset on my dresser.

    As I got older, I became a bit more picky with what I picked up, and back then, in the early days of Hasbro’s Marvel stuff, often times Mattel had better quality with their D.C. stuff.  I was big into Batman for a while, and was able to form a small collection of random Batman characters that fitted my liking.  But I still wasn’t a collector, I was just a guy that liked action figures.

    I discovered eventually that figure collecting was something that I was going to be doing well into adulthood (I’m currentlt in my early 20’s) when I first ever got a few NECA figures and realized there was more quality out there than just kids toys.  The Clash of the Titans Persues they made (from the remake) and the original police station assault T-800 blew me away at the time.   

    There were actually 2 different franchises you might not expect that really got me into the collecting habit.  The first was Character Option’s Doctor Who line.  I was never a major fan of the Doctor Who, but I did go through a phase where I really enjoyed it, and especially enjoyed the figures.  They were cheap, but had a high quality and were something other than the familiar franchises I was used to buying from.  

    The other franchise was McFarlane’s 5” The Walking Dead comic and tv lines.  I know everyone has their opinions on McFarlane, but I absolutely loved those figures at the time.  I still love them when I look at them, simply because of the reminders of the good times collecting and remembering the days when the show was worth watching.  This line was a wonder to collect for me.  I didn’t become a fan of the franchise until the show was on its season, when I binge watched it on Netflix, then bought all of the compendiums of the comics and read them swiftly.  Then came the toy collecting.  At this point, there were 3 or 4 waves already out, with new waves coming once or twice a year between the comic and tv waves.  So I was able to track down the old and the new, making it some of my first real hunting experiences, aside from looking for one particular figure.

    Dont get me wrong, these weren’t the only lines I was collecting.  I was a casual buyer of the early Star Wars Black Series, and was going back and buying a bunch of the Toybiz Lord of the Rings stuff I had missed, but it was The Walking Dead stuff that turned me into the type of collector that was a completionist, and introduced me to hunting for new stuff and old in various stores.  

    By this point, I was full on collecting the Black Series, and a lot of NECA’s Aliens, but TWD was my lady love at the time.  Star Wars was always my soul mate, but TWD was a years long passionate love affair.  But then McFarlane decided to come up with the nonsensical Color Tops  wave which would mix various brands into one 7” scale series.  This brought an end to the comic line entirely, and turned the tv line into a 7” static crap festival.  And while they began to evolve into better figures over time, I didn’t want them, I had an almost complete collection in a different scale.  Eventually, the brand lost almost all of its popularity and now McFarlane doesn’t even touch it. 

    But it was because of the death of my favorite line that I decided to reach out and see what exactly else was out there for me.  Now, I could’ve just stuck with what I had, continued buying Star Wars and Aliens and the occasional Batman figure if the desire struck, but I had a taste for collecting and didn’t want to stop.  

    This is what drew me to Marvel Legends. This was around the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so I was kind of high off of my first impression of that, and decided to buy the AoA Captain America.  I was kind of hooked, but not hook line and sinker just yet.  I decided to get the movie characters only.  That lasted for a little bit, until my girlfriend bought me the comic Black suit spidey and that was the end.  I had to get my favorite characters in various suits, both comic and movie versions, and I had to build my favorite teams.  From the moment I knew I was all in, I knew that I was never going to be a completionist.  If I don’t care about the character, or can’t fit it into my display, I see no use in buying.  If they weren’t on my list, then the only reason I would buy them is to finish a BAF or because I was surprised by how cool the character was despite me not originally wanting them (Bullseye, Black Bolt).

    When I first started collecting Legends 5 years ago, I had a list, a very daunting list that I thought would go on for years and wouldn’t be finished in all likelihood.  But this year and the last were such amazing years for legends, and with the 80th collections and all of these fantastic 90’s X-Men coming out so fast, my list has gotten into the single digits.  Doctor Doom is on the horizon of 2020, and aside from some characters like Thunderbird and Warpath and a true 90’s Emma Frost, and a damn classic Doctor Strange, Power Man, and Iron Fist, my marvel legends days seem to be numbered.  The movies will continue to pump out, so they may keep me interested in new figures, but the list as I knew it is getting very small.  

    So when, exactly, am I to stop?  Ought the list I set out for myself be the end of what I have built?  Should I set up rules for myself and limit my hobby and passion?  It’s not like I’m going to stop collecting other lines?  Or should I?  With Star Wars coming to an “end” similar to the MCU coming to and “end” or at least the end of an era, my big tent-pole franchises are ending fast.  Soon, my Star Wars list will be shorter and shorter until it too has ended.  So should I stop collecting entirely?  I mean, I’ve just finally gotten into imports and anime stuff, so maybe those will be the new focus.  It’s a very strange time in the entertainment industry, and that equates to the toy industry.  Big franchises are “ending”:: game of Thrones, avengers, Star Wars.  It feels cathartic in a way.  Would I ever even consider limiting collecting if these eerejrb weren’t ending? 

    I know that more brands are coming. I know more lines are always coming.  Maybe I shouldn’t stop collecting, but should stop this era of collecting.  Look to new brands, diversify.  Get anime stuff and Harry Potter stuff, go head first into McFarlanes new DC stuff, go where I haven’t gone before so that the hobby is in uncharted territory for me.  I know avengers and Star Wars and all those franchises aren’t really over.  No one’s ever really gone.  I guess I wonder how you folks feel?  If you even got this far.  When is it a right time to end?  When is it time for a change.  To keep the passion alive... 

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  10. 6 hours ago, Emnems80 said:

    I was lucky enough to get my hands on the NECA. Just received it the other day but haven't got a chance to take it out of the box.

    The DC Icons Man of Steel was very close, if only the head sculpt/face paint apps were better.

    Looking forward to McFarlane too. Also if Mafex makes a Hush Superman?!!!!!

    And agree with you about the Iron Man! Have in my Comic Avengers display now!

    I’m right there with you on the Mafex idea 

  11. 4 hours ago, memocromatico said:

    I'd like to see someone else give Firefly a shot. Funko was less than stellar. I'd love it if Hasbro did all 9 of the crew. I'm not asking for a Serenity playset though, that'd be way too big and out of my budget.

    I know it's not super toyetic, but I think I'd enjoy having the Community cast, specially since many of them have cameoed in the MCU.

    I'd also like someone (possibly NECA, but wouldn't mind if Hasbro did them since they've really been acing everything lately) did the original ID4 some justice. 

    I'd also like some 6" Uncharted figures, not just the Nathan Drake, also an Elena, Sully, and Chloe. 

    I could see diamond Select do a firefly line, they often go back and do older brands like that

  12. 1 hour ago, Satam said:

    Pop Culture Shock had a 7" line in the works a few years ago, and then...*poof*

    I know it was a big disappointment.  They also had American werewolf in London figures too.  Shame

  13. John Carpenter’s The Thing, including human characters.  It’s perfect for NECA, they really need to jump on it. 

    I’d also love to see a line of figures from the Matrix with modern capabilities in a 6” or 7” scale 

  14. I’m sure this’ll go over well...

    I’ve never loved any Superman figure.  And I’ve only really ever liked a small (very very small) handful.  I’m still waiting for that Superman that I love.  I thought NECA’s Dark Horse 2-pack could be the one, but then it became an exclusive and I didn’t even try to be a part of that cluster f****.  Maybe McFarlane will blow me away, finally.  

    Sidenote: it’s not just Superman, Hasbro finally put out a classic Iron Man that is worth anything, and it’s amazing!

  15. 40 minutes ago, SpiderS said:

    Since  I don’t live in USA, we rarely do get anything that is collectible grade but I did had somewhat  similar moments, mostly in my childhood, when I first saw Toybiz Spider-Man animated series figures and Kenner Batman Forever figures being sold in stores, that blew my mind.  Another one happened with Spider-Man classics/Spider-Man 1 movie/Marvel legends era figures, I couldn’t believe figures could be so articulated and detailed

    Definitely won’t forget the first time I saw that spider-man classics line in the store 

  16. As much as I spend my time online, keeping up with the latest reveals, leaks, and other news, there are still times when I walk into the store and still find a treasure that I had no idea existed.  It’s amazing that, despite my constant browsing on forums and Facebook groups, I can still walk into a Target, a Walmart, or a GameStop and see something that has me say ‘WHAT?! THIS EXISTS?!’  Or even a simple ‘whoa that is way cooler than I had anticipated’.  

    The latter happened to me much more recently.  I am not a fan of transformers.  Like at all.  And my knowledge of the franchise is as surface level as it gets.  But when I saw the Siege Optimus Prime earlier this year, I had to have it.  I knew that the line was coming, but that was all I knew.! But then I saw it and I literally said ‘whoa this is way cooler than I had anticipated’.

    The former, where I found a figure or line I had no idea existed happened last spring/summer when I came upon the Jurassic World Legacy Collection at a Target.  I knew there were figures from the new movie out, and Mattel had surprised me with how neat they were, but then I found Doctor Grant in the wild.  It transported me back to my childhood and I bought up every figure in the line.  

    Has anything like this happened to you?  If so, which line or figure?

  17. 1 hour ago, Thinwheat said:

    Stuff like this and the Peanuts line makes you wonder if Super7 is trying to get the non collector crowd in on this. People who don't buy toys or action figures, but do like baseball or Peanuts in general. If you're of a certain age that you'd feel nostalgic about the original of the original Peanuts or Babe Ruth, are collectibles really the way that you'd want to express that passion or nostalgia? Anything's possible. Just seems a pretty niche thing to focus on in an already niche community. I don't know if I'm communicating my thoughts clearly enough, it's just an odd choice. 

    This.

    And if they are so gung-ho on getting that non-collector market, then the direct-to-consumer outlet is not going to work.

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