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  1. I only care about the 3.75" figures, and I have most of the first film's cast, so switching over exclusively to my preferred scale is good news. I hate the 6" line and their terrible likenesses.
  2. That's why they're considered deluxe. The standard figures don't come with extra heads or accessories. You get the figure and a single something to hold (or fancy metal hands with something like Fisto/Jitsu) and that's it. Not all deluxe releases are created equal. Some feature more than others with some even allowing multiple figures to be made like Revelations Trap Jaw and TriKlops and Origins Eternean Palace Guard.
  3. What happened with this going up at 11 AM Eastern? It went up way before and now I missed the signed one again. I got the other at least.
  4. Jesus H. these and all the rest are awesome. McFarlane needs to pull his head out of his ass and step up to the plate and start making figures like these and all the others they've put up for preorder. They're very expensive, though. Before these new ones showed up today, the ones that have been put up at BBTS will cost you around $1,000. This is probably another $500 give or take on top of that.
  5. These are 1,000 times more appealing in the vintage style window boxes. I hate the cards for almost every release. Horrible graphic design work and just pure lameness. These boxes just work better for that style. It's still not great design, but it's a whole lot better than the cards. I hope they stick with this for all releases. That Reptile figure has already been released carded and is at Target and I got mine off BBTS a few months ago, and this seems to be the same figure. I know they slip in variants from time to time like Hannibal Lector and Candyman.
  6. How is announcing a new wave to a separate line comedic? One has nothing to do with the other and they can't force the factory producing wave 2 to go faster, so let's lay off the TC wave 2 crap. It'll come out. Their new factory is producing things nicely, and we'll have new waves come out on an almost monthly basis provided no out of their control shipping and trucking delays interfere. There is a massive truck driver shortage bordering on dangerous levels, so things not getting trucked to where they're supposed to go are and have been a huge headache for everyone. And there's nothing they can do about that. I'm not sure why one thinks they don't have the right to announce new products. If you're going to do it to them then do it to everyone else like Mezco, Big Boss, and Medicom to name a few. The MAFEX line is dozens figures behind and One:12 is right behind it.
  7. With that said, the total cost of the item including their $14.99 shipping cost is the exact same cost of a two pack after tax is added where I live. That's "amazing."
  8. It contains more than enough plastic to justify the cost. $40 is a steal.
  9. I liked it at first but there were way too many changes made for no good damn reason to forgive it. Some of it was just perfectly like the anime, and the music was a combination of pieces taken from the anime and all new material composed by the anime's composer. The changes they made to Vicious and for God's sake whatever the hell they did to Julia are what sank it. They greatly expanded the character of Annie and race swapped, but that was one of the few changes that I kind of liked. She was in the anime for about a minute or two .They also made a Julia sized change to Gren, as well and it was just awful. Then there's the infamous appearance of Ed and I wanted to go out back and bury myself in a hole it was so cringy. That character can be done in live action, but they need to find the right actor and take it just far enough to be the same character but not so far that it turns into what it was in this show. She's somewhat annoying in the anime, but she's a beloved character and you miss her when she exits. I had read this show did well for Netflix and that season 2 was going to adapt the Bebop movie storyline, so it surprises the hell out of me that it got canceled. I would have liked to see if they could work out the flaws and turn a season 2 into something worthy of the name Cowboy Bebop. If you haven't watched the anime, then go watch it. It's on Netflix and it's 26 episodes of greatness. It destroys this live action show, and the proper Faye Valentine is only shown in that version of the show. That charfacter in the live action show is Maye Foulintime and not Faye Valentine.
  10. Three new peg warmers and a Batman. The BAF better be fantastic or these will linger for months and even will Batman as a side effect of the other three.
  11. Yes, they are on the same pegs as the painted figs if Warhammer is what you use to compare. McFarlane has now started releasing Warhammer unpainted versions of figures he hasn't released as painted yet so I hope he keeps this practice at a minimum. Unpainted versions makes total sense with Warhammer but not with anything else unless he were to make an actually new line that had nothing but unpainted versions from all of his various lines.
  12. Those issues are probably over now that they have a factory that doesn't force them to wait. They are now shipping waves of everything on a schedule (barring any shipping delays that slow everyone down). There will be 10 new Thundercats in collector's hands over the next 2-3 months on top of the other waves and we'll be getting a wave a quarter per line if everything continues to run smoothly with new preorders being worked on in the background. The only thing that worries me is the health of Brian Flynn. That guy is obviously sick, and if appearances are what you go by then it's some kind of cancer. I've been watching his interviews on TheFwoosh over the past few months and watched him go from a healthy man to a skeleton that can barely talk and has issues remembering things and unintentionally leaking future figures which is something he never did. He's just not as quippy as he used to be, and if he were forced to step down or die I hope whatever makes Super7 the way it is doesn't go away with him. Plus I just like listening to him talk about the industry and how things work BTS.
  13. There are hundreds of figures in the line going on a decade now. with secondary prices in the hundreds of dollars for a very large number of them. I think they succeeded. It sounds like it's time to unleash the big dragon.
  14. Not only will this easily get funded, but it'll explode past all of the stretch goals. Collectors have been screaming for the return of o-ring GI Joes for years. Hasbro has made their wish come true, and this Haslab and the Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes on Pulse are only the beginning. They've put the Walmart exclusive Retro line on hiatus and replacing it with the new o-ring line, so once word of this gets out to more people, the Haslab will take off again. It's going to take off again near the end like always. There a large number of people who always say they'll jump in when it funds. Why wait if you're going to back it if it funds? Back it now and get the damn thing funded already. If all of these people that say this don't back it and it ends up not funding then I guess they're to blame for its potential failure. If you were planning on backing it once its funded then cut that crap out and back it. That Roboskull works with both 3.75" and 6". There's a piece inside that can be removed and it converts it between the two scales. Unless something changed and assuming the video I watched showcasing this was BS, it's not just for the smaller scale. I'm pretty sure it was one of the creators of the item showing this off.
  15. He wore it in the movie. Unknown if in the series, but in the movie both Joker and Penguin wore those masks, so if he releases a Penguin we'll definitely get a masked variant just like we'll get an unmasked Riddler. Catwoman came both ways depending on who was playing her, so we could potentially get 6 Catwoman figures out of this line if he decides to go deeper. Heck we can also get 6 Riddlers. Gorshin came in 2 different costumes and Gomez Addams played him in the final season, so we can get Riddler with a Man at Arms head (mustache humor) and all three with and without masks, and knowing McFarlane he'll throw in the suit and tie version with and without derby hat and sell them both separately. Todd, if you're reading this please get with the program and include your variant head sculpts in ONE package and not two or even three in some cases. You're anti-consumer, yet I buy your stuff anyway, so I'm part of the problem. If he'd actually put some damn money in the line and stop skimping on the quality it would be a nice line to get into. The figures have horrible capes and they are missing paint detail and the only reason those two sins are done is to save money. Every stroke of the paint brush costs a penny or two and if you can save 6 or 7 cents on a Robin by not painting his belt correctly (unlike Mattel's version which is perfect) then you're probabaly not going to do so. The only thing McFarlane has over Mattel is the paint is nice and flat and the build quality of his figures are better. The likenesses are also pretty good too. I used to hate the way they looked but I was judging that on the pictures that were released before this line hit stores and those were obviously prototypes and the retail heads are 100 times better. Don't ever judge a McFarlane actor likeness on the photographs they release for marketing purposes. They are 100% of the time not accurate to the final figure. Those Justice League figs were awful but once I saw them in person I changed my tune. The Wonder Womans are still awful, but Henry Cavill is perfect and Affleck looks less like Adam West now. Not perfect but better than the pre-release pics.
  16. I hope they do sell for $500 each or even more. Supply and demand and FOMO is a beautiful thing. I have zero problems with scalpers. They have something that certain people want and have the means to pay for at a higher cost no matter how stupid it may seem to people on the outside. I agree it is stupid to pay that amount, but they have every right to sell it for that cost, and anyone that interferes with the sale of them should be IP banned from whatever platform they're being sold on. If you don't like it, that's fine, but mind your own business and let those who don't have an issue dropping $500 on a figure that'll be $25 soon enough do what they please. The fact they spent $500 on it means the joke is on them.
  17. It's an Ultimates teaser poster. They don't put out posters like that for Reaction. We've already had 2 Reaction Godzillas, so they wouldn't be teasing that like this given we know what he looks like, and his silhouette isn't what is in that poster. Plus, Reaction wouldn't be that realistic given it's 80s style figure design.
  18. Love that we're finally getting a proper mob boss Penguin straight from the comics. The dopey Burgess Meredith/Super Powers looks has to go. The most excited I've been for a Batman movie in years after the most recent trailer. It's shaping up to feature all of Batman's characteristics and tropes and not just a couple of moments of detective worked wrapped up in a bloated action film. The perfect Batman live action movie at last.
  19. All of the Targets where I live have tons of this stuff and it's a mixed bag. The Batmobile is terrible and way too small and the cave is even smaller and cheap as it gets. It'd be worth it only for a diorama that is supposed to feature some forced perspective shots. It's one of the most disappointing releases in my 40 years of collecting. The figures features superior paint over the Mattel figs, and I think the heads have even grown on me, but they're missing paint details that the Mattel figs didn't miss, and the capes are better on Mattel. You also get a superior unmasked Bruce Wayne head with the Mattel's Batcave playset, but the one thing they don't have is the unmasked Robin and masked Joker from The Movie.
  20. This is one of the best Batmobiles ever put to screen. I'm sick of Burton- and BTAS-inspired designs. This movie is supposed to be more grounded than the grounded but still heightened reality of the Nolan films, so this works perfectly. This thing probably cost a fortune to create, but then again they all do. This one looks just like some of the designs from the 70s, so it's perfect.
  21. You didn't post an article on it but Target also put up 2 new Reaction Transformers today along with a McFarlane 6" 1966 no cowl Bruce Wayne and a bunch of new 1980s era Pro wrestlers. I also saw a Vintage Collection prototype Stormtrooper on the Target list and the X-wing pilot from Rogue One. The prototype Stormtrooper was available for Pick Up at a local Target today so I'll have him today but everything else was gone. The 2 Transformers are the only 2 Reactions that have sold out but they aren't hard to track down usually. They are the 6th and 7th Target exclusive Transformer from Super7. At least they are legit repaints and taken from an actual source and not just done for the heck of it. It's a good way to make extra off a mold to help fund future original molds.
  22. As long as Batman figures sell he's going to be the focus of the line. McFarlane Toys is a business and has to meet a payroll every week or every 2 weeks depending on their setup no matter what. If he isn't pulling in consistent money then he won't be able to pay his workers and then the workers go away and then the business goes away. Batman is a guaranteed cash cow (with the occasional exception), and this new Batman appears to be one of the better designs, and those Jokers are all fantastic.
  23. Thundercats wave 3 should be getting mailed out anyday now and it appears waves 2 and 4 are shipping within a couple weeks of each other or something close to that. Flynn has repeatedly said that now that they have their factory headache behind them (which is why wave 2 of TC is so late) all of their various lines' waves will start coming in monthly. We can expect to receive each new wave of TC (for example) approx 3 months apart so on a quarterly schedule. Of course the entire shipping industry is under assault in China because of the shenangans going on with shipping containers (they're essentially scalping them which has led to a massive shortage and when combined with the worker shortage has slowed everything down to a crawl which is why it seems every company is sending out shipping delay emails these days).
  24. Yes, they are mega sized compared to the rest. These are big beefy, dense figures like some of the Spawn figures and they're even more impressive when you put all the stuff they come with on them. They're not only truly that much thicker, but quite a bit taller. Not Mythic Legions Cave Troll big, but they're bigger than they look. I noticed the Genestealer unpainted figure comes with a completely different Cthulhu head that I don't see in the package of the fully painted version. Is this a different figure with a variant head or is there an extra head buried down in the box that shows on one group of pics but nowhere to be found on the other? That's full blown Cthulhu. It also features knife like weapons that the other is missing and the arms themselves might be different or maybe tweaked a bit. Just looking at the group shot above, those are definitely two different figures, so either there are extra parts or they accidentally included a 3rd character or maybe it's all explained and I just missed it in the descriptions.
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