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  1. All except Pumyra seem oblivious to the threat that is right beside them. Guess hunting down Ro-Bear Berbils is too much fun! And what is Pumyra doing there in the first place - and what did she do with the Thunder Kittens?
  2. The staggered release does tend to make more sense for a single store. It seems like it would make more sense to do a simultaneous release if it was multi-store.
  3. Almost looks like a cost reduction since it seems like there are less paint application steps and colors. I do think that the figure looks better this way.
  4. I would like to see Mezco do a One:12 Indiana Jones. I long for this every time I look at the amazing One:12 Blade figure.
  5. Spawn looks kind of nice in those colors. Although it is kind of hard to tell what the colors are exactly since it looks like there is colored lighting in the photo.
  6. I'm also skeptical that this will appeal to kids. The designs still have the wacky and colorful charm but I think they need to be $10 in order to succeed. I'm looking forward to seeing the new line that is coming this year.
  7. I totally agree. The standard Tri-Klops for which there is the carded photo and the fan choice Tri-Klops are different figures with the former coming soon and the later coming in a future assortment. Everything in the fan poll was an easy variant of tooling that was already available or committed. Most just required a new chest covering. Mattel already had the standard Tri-Klops in the works (he is forever bound to Trap Jaw who we already knew was coming ) which is why they included the Mini-Comic look as a choice. If he didn't win I suspect that he would have still shown up sometime down the line since I suspect that the LoP and Mini-Comic variants had been on the roadmap from the beginning. I expect all of the figures in the fan choice poll to be produced at some point except for maybe the Man-At-Arms.
  8. I believe that the Tri-Klops in the fan poll is indeed a different version that should fit in nicely with the LoP stuff. Putting that one in the poll was a good choice for Mattel since it'll allow them to reuse a head that is very character specific. I'm sure that the chest covering of the fan poll figure will get repurposed for some other figure down the line. MotU was all about gimmicks to sell the line (beyond the first assortment which was all power-punch) and parts reuse to keep it cheap to manufacture. Seems like this line is staying true to the gimmicks at least somewhat (glad to see that battle armor figures retain the gimmick) and are embracing the parts reuse (they'd be fools not to). I expect to see more of the LoP / Mini-Comics inspired figures since they are a great way to offer new figures without too much development cost.
  9. A more resistant armor damage gimmick may be better than the hair-trigger of the originals. I remember that mine would sometimes trigger when I moved the arms, had them 'walk' or laid them down.
  10. The cape being wrong kills this for me. The cape is supposed to go under the shoulder armor giving him a permanent cape silhouette. They should have at least had it cover his shoulder blades. I don't think that would have limited the articulation. Or better yet, a decent soft goods cape. I think they also missed some paint on the torso. I believe that the 'six pack' armor panels are supposed to be gray like the chest armor.
  11. I felt that this movie was overly long and really kind of boring. The plot was too simplistic for the length leading to a lot of long periods of people just talking. I think it could have been cut back by about 30 minutes and still told the same story. Even the intro scene could have been cut back a bit. It just went on and on. I liked the first WW action sequence. The mid movie action sequence was ambitious but was kind of hampered by the plot necessity. I really don't remember much from the last action sequence since it seemed like it was there just to finally complete a character transformation that didn't really make much sense. So I don't come off as a hater I should add that I really enjoyed Wonder Woman in BvS as well as her first movie. I liked the hostage action sequence early off in Justice League and the character building. I'm glad the movie did well enough to get another sequel. I hope that this will shut up all the people who are whining about the hybrid release model being doom for the franchise potential of Dune. If anything will kill the franchise potential of Dune it is the cerebral and sometimes convoluted nature of the source material. I love the original Dune novels, but I think that the movie is going to be even more of people just talking than WW84. Thankfully the first book has the best mix of action along with the talking and inner monologues.
  12. You know, I've never seen kids looking at those. Or anyone for that matter. But they do seem to sell and are getting increasingly more shelf space at Target. It just goes to show that they charge what the market will bear. I'm sure that the production cost is higher even for a smaller figure due to the better paint and nice packaging, but probably not so much so as the premium that is charged.
  13. Do they not have hip articulation? I thought that Hasbro's Titan stuff was 5-POA, but I have to admit that I don't give it more than a passing glance. Storm Shadow and Snake-Eyes will probably sell well. What kid doesn't like guys with swords?
  14. They are definitely bucking the trend for 1/6 pricing. Power Rangers for $100 and GI Joe for $150 and both are licensed properties. I think keeping the Rangers masked in order to keep the price down makes sense.
  15. I'm wondering how these will look in-hand. Looks like there may be a heavy reliance on plastic parts in order to hit the $150 price point. They kind of seem like bigger, more realistic, deluxe versions of Sigma6. The sculpted cloth parts on Storm Shadow really stand out. The mixed media works better for Snake-Eyes since its just the pouches, belts and armor.
  16. That is very blue! Definitely a classy looking layout.
  17. Lady Jaye is one of the best figures yet. I'd prefer Flint without the flak jacket. Although I guess it does make more sense than running around in a fancy uniform type shirt.
  18. The Colosseum is one of my favorite pieces of ancient architecture and this is a beautiful piece that I hope to see in person some day at a LEGO store. But I have to say that this just doesn't look fun to build. There's so much repetition due to the nature of the original structure. Thankfully, the dilapidated state would add some variation to what looks to be a tedious undertaking.
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