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  1. I think Ryu, Ken, and lightly-modified Thunderbird hair would get you most of the way to Shang-Chi.

    I can think of two more sets worth of "must-have" Cobras, and the eighth figure is Cobra Commander Fred, which might be stretching things. I think the line will get to to army builders sooner rather than later.

    I know as an obscure driver, Thrasher's never going to happen, and even Road Pig's not terribly likely, but they've got my favourite designs of any Joe characters.

  2. 10 hours ago, DSTZach said:

    Two of those are vehicle drivers, so I'd say less likely than characters not inextricably linked to vehicles.  Vehicles are a long shot unless this line REALLY takes off. 

    That's fair enough, I hadn't realised they were only drivers.  It'd still be cool to see Road Pig, although I imagine other Dreadnoks would come first.

  3. I've got no interest in the new Spider-Man movie, but I'd buy Raimi versions of Peter, Goblin, and Ock.

    Without Walgreens, though, either seem unlikely. When was the last time there was a Marvel movie set at comic shops?

  4. 1 hour ago, DSTZach said:

    Believe it or not, they are being discussed, but they may not be the ones you want...

    Short of 90's The Crossing versions, I can't think of any Hank and Jan variants I wouldn't welcome (Although I've got no idea what their current status quo is in the comics, is Hank still dead/Ultron?), so it's nice to hear that they're under consideration. Fingers crossed for a classic Avengers wave after the F4.

  5. There's not much I'd like to see more than a new comic Wasp, it's crazy that we only ever got the one. I'd want one of her many 70's looks, but a modern version would be more likely - hopefully one that would work reasonably well for the Avengers Forever team.

  6. 29 minutes ago, Navaan said:

    Pretty sure the FCBD set IS the first set, with Snake Eyes, Scarlett, Cobra Commander and Storm Shadow; the next set has Duke, Roadblock, Baroness and Destro. Two sets have been revealed, each with two heroes and two villains, each with one female per set.

    Apparently the series numbering is separate from the FCBD set. 1 is redecoed Snake Eyes and Scarlett with the other Joes, 2 is CC and SS with the Cobras.

    I'm a little concerned that double-dipping so early in the line could hurt sales, but it seems to be working pretty well for Hasbro in the Classified line.

    I don't know much about GI Joe (or the other Hasbro properties), but it's definitely exciting to see all these new licenses. I'm hoping to see the Air Cav guy in the line - Wild Bill, I think?

  7. On 7/5/2020 at 8:50 PM, OvenproofBug6 said:

    I know it was all the way back in 2014 when Disney acquired Star Wars, and transferred the comic license to Marvel but there's still some salt left in the wound from that one. Dark Horse made some truly brilliant Star Wars comics back in the day, and even as good as some of the newer Marvel runs have been, to me it still doesn't quite stack up. Maybe it's just nostalgia talking

    I've started tracking down a lot of the Dark Horse Star Wars stuff recently, and I really couldn't agree more. Especially with how many series got cut off by the license changeover before they could provide satisfying conclusions.

  8. I picked up the Quill/Warlock pack today, and their faces are really a highlight, there's a lot of personality in them for each character. I don't like the look of the hair on the movie Star-Lord mask, so I'm probably going to move this figure's mask to the movie version, even though the hair is substantially lighter.

    Moondragon's head in my set has a stray blob of paint over her lip, but from a distance it's easy to ignore. The hairpiece hole for a bald character is annoying, though. I'm still deciding whether or not I'll go back for the other two sets to complete Moondragon, since it's not the classic Avengers version.

  9. Yeah, that's the picture I think they drew from. I can understand sticking to familiar characters to wider audiences, but I'd say Groot, Phyla, and Bill would work about as well as Gamora, Angela, and Warlock.

  10. Gamora and Quill are from two different versions of the team.

    Gamora's from the Bendis run, so she goes with Nova, Captain Marvel, Agent Venom and Godkiller Iron Man, but we don't have any of the other four movie Guardians from that era.

    Star-Lord (and the rest of the wave) are from Donny Cates' run, which is missing Groot, Beta Ray Bill, and Phyla-Vell.

  11. For a while there was a box set or wave every year for a new event, but most of Marvel's big events haven't really been well-received lately. Secret Wars was, but the wave was completely based on the Battleworlds instead of the main series, so I don't know if that counts.

  12. If it isn't because of cost or sell-through, stepping on another licensors toes seems possible. Maybe a licensor who already makes BaFs, or one whose whole product is building-based.

    The only problem I've ever had with minimate packaging is when I can't check the whole figure for the best paint.

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