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@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:32 PM)

So the question is... has Madagascar closed down all its ports yet?

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:31 PM)

A couple that got infected attended a Carnival event with over 300 people in attendance.

@  Nevermore : (26 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

So the Corona virus keeps getting closer to where I live. Several confirmed cases in my federal state already.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 February 2020 - 02:20 PM)

Man, only having collector sites to get Toy Fair news from sucks. Did you know there is a 4" line of kids figures for the new Avengers game coming?

@  Dekafox : (26 February 2020 - 11:54 AM)

Since Omega already exists they could name it Auntie

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:07 AM)

Oh, and one last Titan,provided we can fudge things a bit to include a character from Transformers: Animated; how about something at least resembling TF:A Omega Supreme?

@  Otaku : (26 February 2020 - 10:05 AM)

How about they find a way to make a mold they can use for both Broadside and Tidal Wave?

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 February 2020 - 02:13 AM)

Optimus Maximus, the mysterious titan of the Arisen, also Iaconus from Cyberverse.

@  TriBlurr : (25 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

I think the only other Titan class character that would interest me after Scoponok would be Tidal Wave

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 07:34 PM)

A Titan would have more room for other toys to hang out, assuming one has the table space for it.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Play wise which would be better a Commander Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside or a Titan Class Aircraft Carrier Mode Broadside?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 February 2020 - 01:53 PM)

I'd be interested in a deluxe or voyager Fort Max in Armada flashback red-and-green.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:49 AM)

I'd honestly be more interested in Commander-class Scorponok and Fort Max. I don't have the space for Titans.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 February 2020 - 10:44 AM)

Make Commander class city bots to annoy collectors too

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 February 2020 - 10:43 AM)

Make two Broadsides. One Voyager-sized that only turns into a jet, and one Titan-sized that only turns into an aircraft carrier. Piss off everyone on both sides of the scale.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Since they seem to also go by the oh-so holy cartoon scale thing, he'd probably be a Commander Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 February 2020 - 10:34 AM)

Broadside is an aircraft carrier. He should probably be metroplex sized.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (24 February 2020 - 10:21 AM)

Broadside's more of a Commander Class.

@  Darth Gonzo : (24 February 2020 - 04:47 AM)

I think Broadside should be the next Titan Class figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2020 - 09:38 PM)

I tan nicely! But also have a family history of cancer... so... yeah, pasty for me it is.

@  Otaku : (23 February 2020 - 04:22 PM)

I really do begin to get sunburned after about 5 minutes of direct exposure, nowadays.  Side effect of already being pasty then going on a particular medication.  Yay?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 February 2020 - 01:36 PM)

It makes me burn. Accursed daystar.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2020 - 01:33 PM)

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy....

@  Vexwing : (22 February 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I watched L.I.L.Y.Cat on there a while back, it was surprisingly good.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 February 2020 - 08:47 PM)

@Dekafox, no DTP, but they DO have LILY Cat ;)

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 08:46 PM)

For me, it's "chocolate therapy".

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 08:32 PM)

Tonight dough owns my soul.

@  CORVUS : (21 February 2020 - 07:28 PM)

Stupid, delicious Ben & Jerry's.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 06:42 PM)

Ahh. I remember watching Bubblegum Crisis 2020 or whatever.

@  Dekafox : (21 February 2020 - 06:25 PM)

Next you'll say they have Dominion Tank Police and L.I.L.Y.Cat

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 February 2020 - 06:06 PM)

Bubblegum Crisis, going by several shouts down.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2020 - 05:38 PM)

BGC?

@  Bass X0 : (21 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Enjoy the fudgy icing of this Hostess Cup Cake!

@  Telly : (21 February 2020 - 02:31 PM)

harlock is on tubi as well. not dubbed though :(

@  Rhinox42 : (21 February 2020 - 01:19 PM)

Blugh, the english dub of BGC is atrocious.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I might need to update my software, or they face regional limitations, cause I found no evidence of either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 10:31 PM)

DUDE! Starcom and COPS are on Tubi too!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 February 2020 - 09:29 PM)

Spiffy! The english dub of Bubblegum Crisis on Tubi. It's gotten so hard to find these oldies on modern streaming services.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:44 PM)

And now I know and now I know and now I know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me, know that you can hear me.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2020 - 08:31 PM)

Oh, oh, people can you hear me? People can you hear me? People can you hear me?

@  Echowarrior : (20 February 2020 - 06:39 PM)

Let me go-o-o-o!

@  Telly : (20 February 2020 - 05:41 PM)

Galileo Galileo!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Very very fright-ning me!

@  Sabrblade : (20 February 2020 - 04:02 PM)

*thunder and lightning*

@  ▲ndrusi : (20 February 2020 - 03:46 PM)

Ah, ah, ah!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (20 February 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Already did. It didn't take long.

@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?


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#1541 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:32 PM

It's kinda hilarious that they just threw Jubilee's entire torso and both legs in with Storm.

 

But pretty cool of them not making Wolverine a must-buy for people who want the BAF.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:34 PM

Hey, when did the 3 3/4 Omega Red figure come out?

 

Whenever I find it on eBay or Amazon people want a bunch of money for it, so it must either be really hard to find or pretty old...


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:39 PM

Huh, I'll be damned. I was sure Omega Red was a new figure from an upcoming wave of Avengers Infinite, but not, he actually did come out in MU and I TOTALLY forgot him.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Huh, I'll be damned. I was sure Omega Red was a new figure from an upcoming wave of Avengers Infinite, but not, he actually did come out in MU and I TOTALLY forgot him.

 

I'd like to get him but not for 50 dollars...


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:43 PM

Where are you Flash Venom?! I need you in my life!

 

Also, I find this picture hilarious.

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#1546 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 04:44 PM

I'd like to get him but not for 50 dollars...

 

Well, that said, he IS being repacked in a future Avengers Infinite assortment, so you're in luck. :)


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:56 PM

TRU exclusive is better than an SDCc exclusive last least.

On another topic, GOTG Legends Rocket Raccoon sounds like he's just a statue, crap.

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 12:08 AM

Far, FAR from any kind of Cheets-level paintwork, but I think it came out surprisingly well...

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 02:23 AM

Great Hercules custom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course I mean Thunderstrike :p


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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:08 AM

I haven't bought ML figures in a long time, probably not since the Toybiz days.

But saw a fresh casepack of the Spidey Infinite series on the pegs this weekend, and with the generally elusive Spider-Girl, Toxin, and Boomerang figures fresh for the picking, I caved on the whole lot.

I'm actually pretty impressed.  This is based purely on the merits of the figures themselves, and not fidelity to the source material since I know next to nothing about most of this particular selection of characters other than the fact they exist.

I actually sorta prefer Hasbro's execution compared to Toybiz's.  Their more minimal paint style, for instance, virtually eliminates the paint seizing that plagued many previous TB offerings, and the results are generally smoother, whereas the many layers of paint on TB figures could often leave areas looking lumpy and crusty.  Otherwise, both companies had purely mass-market level application, are seem equally susceptible to issues like overspray and poor edge fidelity, so I'm not going to bust Hasbro's nuts over that.  I had a pretty decent selection of figures to choose from, though, so I think I got the best of the lot.

Other ways I think Hasbro's improved the line is in how the articulation works with the sculpts.  Especially in comparison to TB's later years, where everything had to be articulated up the wazoo, often the effect was that the figure's appearance took a sharp nosedive as a result, the clean bodylines and sharp posture rudely interrupted by harsh joint cut lines.  Hasbro's new peg-ankles are definitely improvement over TB's old "bar and platform"-style rocker ankles, creating a fuller foot shape instead of the flat duck feet TB came up with more often than not.  Dialing it back more to the articulation essentials I think does the aesthetics of each figure a greater service, and the addition of swappable parts for some of the figures more than makes up for it.  Dedicated fists and webshooting hands for Amazing Spidey, for instance, instead of crazy articulated fingers that only halfway serve the purpose for either.

Might just be the new toy highs, and relative lack of exposure to Marvel figures for over 5 years talking, but Hasbro's joints seem less "gappy" to me.  Tighter molding around the ab crunches or double-jointed limbs for the most part, again, tidying up the figure's look.  Obviously, this varies from figure to figure.  The worst offering from TB's years in that regard was easily Psylocke in my book.  I cannot fathom why she was favoured custom fodder for modders in her heyday.  None of her joints meshed well together at all.  Torso joint was gappy, shoulder balls looked saggy, wrists flared out strangely around the joint, large gaps around the hip balls, etc.  Not a very well sculpted figure, either, with bizarre torso definition.

Amazing Spidey's the "dog" of this wave, IMO.  The hip gaps I can forgive because they're there to allow for further than 90 degree forward leg movement for some of those deep Spidey stances.  It's the shoulders that are awkward as hell.  The secondary shoulder hinges seem to float too far from the body, disjointing his whole torso.  And the biceps don't seem to peg far enough onto the shoulders, again, creating a floaty and disjointed look.  Figure fares far better in dynamic poses, though, when some of those flaws can be hidden through various stances.  

Not a huge fan of the way Toxin came out, either, if only because that tiny clump of Symbiote tendrils is wimpy as hell.  Needs more.  Him and Boomerang are my first exposure to Hasbro's new large and medium build bodies, respectively, though, and my impressions are good.  Toxin's inhumanly long forearms throw off the effect a bit, but I quite like the shape and articulation range of both bodies.

I know fans of the line seemed generally ambivalent about Electro, but I personally quite like him.  He came out better than his nemesis, IMO.  The optional electrified head and hand options are cool, can get some fun poses out of him as a result.
 

I'm having a lot of fun posing Green Goblin.  Don't really care about the design as GG, but he's a fun giant flaming troll demon.

 

Not much to say about Superior Spider-Man.  SpOck's a pretty basic, no frills figure.  Clean and solid execution, but nothing gamechanging.

 

On the subject of gamechanging, though, the standout figure of this assortment, in my eyes, is easily Spider-Girl.  She fully encompasses what Toybiz tried and failed to do time and time again, and what Hasbro's come close to on several occasions, but always with one minor flaw replacing another, and that's creating a "super"-articulated, attractive female body.  The basic posture, proportions, shape, and anatomy of the figure are goddamned perfect in my eyes.  None of the mechanical squared off H-hips and ab crunches of the DC ladies, either (plus she doesn't she doesn't have their proportionally twiggy arms and tiny hands).  Just pure, sexy, feminine curves.  Now, knowing nothing of the character, I'd go out on a limb and say that she's supposed to be as flexible and limber as her namesake, which might deduct some points off the figure for her fans.  With only the ribcage joint in her torso, she can't really achieve any Spidey-esque contortionist poses.  But as a basic body type to be reused in the future, Hasbro really just needs to reuse and improve on this basic design for all the Marvel ladies to come.  Unlike my aforementioned issues with Amazing Spidey, all the articulation gaps in the figure are absolutely minimal.  There is virtually no way to manipulate the figure that will ever spoil her body lines, with the exception of the thigh cuts, which are very easily forgiveable.  I'm really impressed with how her elbows work.  Despite using the often maligned "Elbro"-style articulation (combination hinge and swivel, instead of the more traditional bicep swivel under the shoulder and separate hinge elbow), she's got some damned nice articulation range there.  Oriented forward-to-back, her elbows get at least a 135 degree arc, losing a bit of that range when they're twisted.  That's with only a single joint, and with incredibly minimal gapping.  Creepy gushing over a teenager's sexy body aside, she's also got a really cute face sculpt.  Might help that her eyes are masked, and eyes are generally the hardest thing to get at this scale (especially when dealing with mass-market quality paint apps), but her nose and lips are really well done, with an attractive, confident, but not-overdone smile on her face.

But yep, with the release of this figure, I can honestly say that Hasbro now owns the tooling for the best, most attractive, 1/12th scale female action figure body in the market, perfectly balancing aesthetics with articulation.  I honestly think that in those regards, she even beats out the more premium Japanese offerings in that department.  While Figma and Figuarts have better build quality, little attempt is made with them to blend the joints into the figures, occasionally spoiling the aesthetics.

 

 

 

Also, Hasbro once again proves that they've got the best packaging designers/artists in the biz.  These new shaped hanger boxes are just classy as hell.  They're very clean and efficient looking, only as large as they need to be (here's looking at you, Mattel), with the curved hourglass shape doing just enough to catch the eye without being obnoxious about it.  Also 100% collector friendly, in the same way as the Star Wars Black 6" figures.  In this fresh case I picked from, the boxes weren't even taped, which was surprising (the figures left-over from previous cases definitely were).  But just open the box, slide out the inner tray, and pop the figure from the plastic backer.  Not even any twisties.  Pain-free.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:55 PM

You had me at "wearable foam Infinity Gauntlet" :love

 

6" Marvel Legends Thanos Imperative Set

 

3.75" Infinity Gauntlet Figure Set (WITH WEARABLE FOAM INFINITY GAUNTLET!!)


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#1552 Eneon

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:59 PM

Awww.. so that's where the Annihilation-style Star Lord went.

Don't think I care about Marvel Legends or Star Lord enough to buy an SDCC exclusive set.




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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

I sure as hell do. I'd buy that set for Blastarr alone.

 

Hell, for Black Bolt alone, I didn't much like the first ML one.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:23 PM

I will say it's kinda hilarious we don't have a Thanos ML then they make a ML exclusive set based on the Thanos Imperative and STILL don't do a ML Thanos.


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#1555 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:31 PM

Huh, I keep forgetting there hasn't been an ML Thanos. That Marvel Select one is just so perfect, it seems like it was meant to be part of that line.

 

Still, I think I kind of applaud Hasbro's restraint in not blowing their load too early. We'll be up to our eyeteeth in Thanos merch once Avengers 3 or GOTG 2 or whatever hits.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

NO GODDAMMIT NO.

 

Ugh. All I wanted was Classic Starlord.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:39 PM

All I wanted was Gladiator.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:17 AM

All I wanted was Gladiator.

 

Preach on. I refuse to pay $100 for that set when I just essentially want one figure.

 

Rat bastards. :angry

 

The Infinity Guantlet set however, I'm all over. :love



#1559 Tien85

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 06:06 PM

Finally found the Cap Winter Soldier Falcon figure, bad thing was it was at the Disney Store where the price was two bucks or so above what it would have been at Wal-Mart. Yeah, in a way it don't make too much difference and bought it anyways, but til I can find a WM one, he'll be staying in package. Would like to have one to hang on the wall with Winter Soldier and Stealth Cap in the 3.5 line. Still waiting for a sign of WS Wave 2 or whatever wave it is that has Widow and WS in it (Infinite/Legends size), found Stealth Cap in it a month or so back at Meijirs but nothing since. Thought it was kinda funny though, found two Thanoses (however ya say it), one at TRU and one at Meijirs. With all the talk of GotG, future Avengers movie, and SDCC, figured I'd hold onto them.




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Posted 25 May 2014 - 12:28 PM

Inspired by Ursa's custom.

 

(I swear, I haven't been paying attention to the basic line so if I hadn't seen yours I'd never have realized it was the perfect mold for it!)

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