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  2. MisterPL

    wave 79

    When do they find the time to pose for pictures like that?
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  4. AFMcGill

    wave 79

    ...my, that's the perfect amount for a wave... AVENGERS THE CROSSING 25TH ANNIVERSARY WAVE COMING LATE 2020
  5. AFMcGill

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    Eh I suppose a new Doctor Strange wouldn't hurt (and maybe throw in an alt masked head to win me over, okay?). I agree, Valkyrie's not great, but when it comes to Defenders, I definitely want at least a Hellcat before a new her. But, yeah, if they did an A/D War wave, I'd prefer her to THAT Iron Man armor again!! I tell you, if I see some variation on the classic Iron Man armor filling a wave again I may scream. On Loki, have you considered settling for the Stormbreaker one? Or combining that and Best Of. I think I did that. I wouldn't reject a new Loki, just he's never really been on my "Minimates that definitely need redoing" list. But we've all got our little nitpicks, I suppose. Like, I'd quite like a classic-y Hulk with a non-mad face. Mantis I think has gotten a bit of a boost from being in a film, so I think she could be thrown into a wave on the back of that. She fits a few different themes... teams like Avengers and Guardians, broad themes like Cosmic or classic, and plenty of stories (A/D War, Thanos War, Celestial Madonna, War of Kings, Annihilation Conquest, even The Crossing... c'mon Crossing 25th anniversary wave!). Swordsman is less likely BUT I think he has a few caveats to him that help - independent of Mantis too. Firstly, he is a VERY early Avenger, he is the earliest Avenger we do not have a Minimate of (excluding honorary members like Rick and Jarvis). He also has been part of a bunch of villain groups like Lethal Legion and Masters of Evil. Usually whenever there's a Legion of the Unliving or a story that temporarily brings people back from the dead, he's there. He also has ties to Hawkeye's origin which makes another obvious figure to pack him with. I don't think either figure is UNLIKELY to receive Minimates, to be honest. They'd definitely both need to be packed with someone to carry their weight though. The Thanos story is the original ones, the Jim Starlin ones, with Warlock and Mar-Vell. The one that introduces Thanos, Drax, Gamora, etc. The one they've legitimately reprinted 5+ times in different formats over the last few years. I think it's safe to say that merchandise from it wouldn't be a bizarre concept. Especially since it ties in and clearly inspires the movies so much. Mantis has a pretty prominent part in the end. Swordsman doesn't do much besides fight Drax in one issue, but he's definitely there. And yes there are gems, even a giant one, in the Adam Warlock parts.
  6. NerdyTrev

    wave 79

    Okay, Black Panther and Doctor Strange. Done. We've never gotten a Defenders version of Strange with the all blue suit and no gloves. Plus, the last comic Strange we got was over five years ago. Don't even get me started on classic Loki. The first one hasn't aged well, but at all, and the Best Of one does not fit the look. His helmet is all wrong and the face is too maniacal. Also, you posing to do Avengers/Defenders War without Loki is like me posing to do the Kree/Skrull War without Rick Jones. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we want a new Valkyrie. The first one has never sat right with me. Something about it just isn't all the way there. Same thing with Silver Surfer. I never really liked the newest one we got that came with the Thing and the old one is, well, old. I want one with the same style as the old one (flat silver with some Kirby-esque lines across it) and only a footage on the board. No clunky hole in the Bottom to put it on a stand. I think DST could come up with a new stand that the board itself plugs into from the back. Like the all too scarcely used waist stand. Finally, not a single person on this board who has been clamoring for more classic Avengers stuff would say no to both a Classic Dormammu and Mantis and Swordsman. Getting those two in the same pack is the easiest and most effective way to get the characters. And outside the context of an Englehart era Avengers wave, and in a story that they played substantial parts in no less, I don't ever see anyone getting their hands on a Swordsman and Mantis. Sure, the Thanos story would be cool and all, but the Avengers/Defenders war makes tons more sense in terms of both character selection and selling point. Unless the Thanos story you're basing your wave off of has anything to do with the Infinity Gems (that's right GEMS) you can kiss sales goodbye.
  7. AFMcGill

    wave 79

    Avengers: Thanos War Captain Marvel / Swordsman Adam Warlock / Thanos Black Panther / Moondragon Drax / Mantis BAF: Death There I fixed it for you 😛 Captain Marvel, have a hair piece to offer both blonde and white hair. Swordsman needs a sword. Adam Warlock would be his classic 70s costume (the Jim Starlin one). Thanos can be an update on Classic Thanos and include a Cosmic cube accessory. Black Panther, I'd say include a cape option a bit like the original mate (maybe a more classic cape though?). Moondragon can get away with no accessories. Drax can have big pieces to bulk him up (even though it's inaccurate to the story) and with Mantis maybe have some alt karate chop hands. And I cut poor Starfox from the wave.
  8. AFMcGill

    wave 79

    The Vision is probably more iconically used in Kree/Skrull War though. I mean, we've that whole Ant-Man going inside his body bit, "Three Cows Shot Me Down", etc. And please not ANOTHER Iron Man of an armor we already have loads of! (and most of that Avengers/Defenders Wave is a snoozefest - at least give us Namor or Hawkeye or Black Panther who could probably be improved upon rather than characters like Loki or Iron Man who already have pretty great iterations of those exact costumes... they might be big names, but they can easily be subbed for something like Hulk or Black Panther... I'd even say Doctor Strange and Silver Surfer are almost needless...). It almost seems like you're proposing a wave just to get Swordsman and Mantis :p.
  9. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm a hardcover snob myself, but recently I've decided that instead of hunting down old masterworks, I would just wait for the Epic Collections to release the eras I want to have most. Also, I wouldn't have to deal with pesky numbering on the side.
  10. True. The only other way around it would be to tape ‘em in little bags underneath the feet. Heck, I don’t care! They just need to make ‘em!
  11. i second another iron man one that includes the final battle whiplash!!!
  12. Mystery Man

    wave 79

    Yesssss! Vision could have solid and intangible parts too!
  13. Haha if only it was that easy... My only concern would be the accessories. If it were to be packaged like the Hall of Armor was, I don't see any being a possibility. Not even a measly fireball for Johnny, let alone phasing arms and legs for Suzie. However, I can see this being done like the ORIGINAL original 10-pack from way back in 2004. (Hail Ivan!) Ample space for the characters and plenty of fun accessories.
  14. Thanks guys! And yeah, I’m quite a collector of Masterworks, Omnibus and OHC’s:
  15. Me too! It’s got just enough Kirby/Lee in there and just enough Conway. Thanks for the original line-up that I worked from you did all the work! Being in the money men. Let’s get this thing in production!
  16. NerdyTrev

    wave 79

    Maybe skip Vision so we can save them for the Avengers/Defenders War wave! Silver Surfer / Vision Swordsman / Mantis Iron Man / Doctor Strange Classic Loki / Valkyrie BaF: Classic Dormammu This way we can have Scarlet Witch paired with, perhaps the Skrull Emperor Dorrek.
  17. I concede and gleefully accept those changes. The Gerry Conway era of FF is my second favorite so I love how this adheres to all of that gloriousness.
  18. Got me drooling over all those masterworks... Fantastic idea with that classic Collector! I might just steal it. Is that an Emmett Brown hairpiece?
  19. I’d like to see the new Havok/Polaris effect in red for Scarlet Witch, as well as a curlier hair sculpt than the AvX version. And I know Hulkling’s been retconned into the war, but if we got a wave based on it I’d want to stick to character in the original story. I’d be fine with more Avengers instead of the army builders, but I feel like a Kree-Skrull War wave should have Kree and Skrulls in it.
  20. I would pass out of pure joy and happiness if we ever got a set like this. Hell, if we got a wave like this, I’d buy two sets of everything. One to open and display, one keep in mint condition.
  21. New X-Men: Academy X - Anole, Dust, Elixir, Hellion, Mercury, Pixie, Prodigy, Rockslide, Surge, X-23
  22. You could probably get away with an alt head for one of them, like um... I suppose, M could be included as an alt head for Husk. But then you'd have to get two (or get one loose) to have them all. But that would allow for a Mondo. Maybe ditch Emma - because this is purely dreaming, we don't necessarily need her to help anchor it as the most notable character, and the First Class Emma is just close enough to be Gen X Emma, methinks. Or maybe be really sneaky and say you also envision a corresponding TRU two-pack of Chamber and Husk to free up two spots for Mondo and um what was the girl with pink hair? Gaya? Or maybe - much better - 616 Blink! Or Black Tom Cassidy. Or whatever. I'm down for it any way.
  23. AFMcGill

    wave 79

    That's almost identical to what I thought the wave could be - and was going to post it! The only difference was I had Hulkling with "Hawkeye as Goliath" though and the Skrull specifically as "Skrull Empress". Just because I can't see two army builders in a wave, especially two we've already had ages ago, as good and appropriate as they'd be. On Vision - on top of translucent alt parts, they could include a miniature Ant-Man accessory. Wanda would presumably have those magic hands re-used from the AvX minimate (and the main difference - hopefully a better cape). Mar-Vell really only needs an alt hair piece that's his blonde hair. Maybe throw in an alt head that's a Skrull wearing his mask (to recreate the Skrull one from Secret Invasion!). That pack should also contain the Omni-Wave Projector. And Goliath, size-changing parts. Hopefully allowing the option to have him not have any giant add-ons if desired. Hulkling would have a few big pieces too, and alt parts, so, I'm not sure packing him with Goliath would be viable (maybe stick him with Mar-Vell... but then you have to find something better than a "Skrull Empress" to go with Goliath - maybe a new Yellowjacket or blergh something like yet another Iron Man or Captain America). Thor would come with Mjolnir and either the spinning Mjolnir or a new Mjolnir with lightning effects and un-helmeted hair. Triton, probably nothing, beyond a water effect stand. Rick Jones doesn't need any accessories either, although a guitar wouldn't be the worst thing. I think it is definitely a viable wave (and sadly much more likely that OGS).
  24. That’s what I’ll be doing, fa sho!
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