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  1. I've never once seen Wave 9 where I live in the Chicagoland Suburbs. Though luckily I've found 3 out of 4 sets in Orlando FL area Walgreens. I have a Disney-Crazy family, and an annual pass for the Disney/Universal parks, so I actually get down there several times a year and check... semi-regularly, lol. Weirdly. Still can't find the friggin' Hobgoblin set to save my life. I have yet to see Wave 10 in Illinois. Going to Florida this weekend though, so fingers crossed. Note: I had little trouble finding BC, Captain Marvel, or any of the other movie waves in Illinois. They seem to be stocked more consistently than the animated waves. I was actually one of the lucky few who snagged the Infinity Wars mates before the street date, when that walgreens leak happened last year, lol.
  2. Alright, as I’ve said about a zillion times around here, I’m an X-Men nerd, so these are always my favorite waves. You’d be hard pressed to ever see me poo-poo a classic mutant wave… That said, my thoughts… Jean & Cyclops are my least favorite of the wave, though that’s not to say I dislike them. I think I prefer these versions of their X-Factor costumes to the ones we got earlier. Though the X-Factor costumes were never my favorites in general. I do have a soft spot for that cyclops though, being that was his first costume to be an action figure back in the 90s X-Men toys. I know some would disagree, but I’ve long been an advocate for an update to classic Blue & Pink Archangel, so I’m happy to get one. The first version was one of those minimates that was right on the cusp between old-style minimates with minimal detail, and newer ones with lots of detail. He wasn’t in DIRE need of an update, but I always knew they could do better. I’m also ECSTATIC that they final made new metal wings for him, as I hate the old ones… they’re way too oversized, and mine often had heavy curling, which made then form a shell around the figure, lol. I’m half-tempted to pickup spares just so I can upgrade my older versions of Warren with the new wings. I’m OVERJOYED to get a new version of Blue Beast, as classic Jim Lee style Blue Beast is my preferred version of the character, and I’ve never been happy with the 90s one. He was too gangly and awkward, and I hate his giant topheavy hairpiece. On to the more exciting half of the wave, imo… What’s actually weird is, we already have 4 out of 5 of these characters… just none of them are this particular classic 90s version. Over-the-moon happy to get Strong Guy. Always love a new mutant joining the line. I’m trying to decide how I feel about Lorna, Havok & Wolfsbane. I’ve never been quite sure if I prefer classic Lorna & Havok or 90s Lorna & Havok. I similarly can’t decide if these are my new favorite minimate versions of them or not, lol. I think they look very nice, but there’s something about that classic costumes that’s ya’know… classic. In any event, happy to get them. I have similar feelings about Wolfsbane, though see my aforementioned comments about hating that hairpiece. This may be my go-to wolfsbane if I can find a reasonable supplemental hairpiece to replace that. Though it’s kind of a unique one, so I don’t know if I will. I’m pretty damn ecstatic to get Multiple Man, as I’ve always preferred Jamie in his Skullcap costumes over the modern day “street clothes, guy in a sweater & coat” Madrox. I’m a fan of super heroes in costumes over street clothes. This will definitely be my go-to version of the character. I’m sure we all plan to pickup spares, lol… It’s probably too much to hope for that Madrox would be paired in a 2-Pack with Archangel right? Since they’re from 2 separate incarnations of X-Factor. I doubt that’s the plan, but it would absolutely be the setup that would save me the most money, lol… This wave pleases me. Now we can finally stop begging for 90s X-Factor, and instead start begging for Generation X or X-Factor Investigations. (Either way, I need Husk & Monet minimates in my life.) EDIT: Okay, I just scrolled back over the thread and I'm realizing for the first time that the old & new teams are paired up one and one, and GOD I HOPE MADROX IS PAIRED WITH ARCHANGEL... I will ABSOLUTELY want extra pairs of those wings, so it's a win/win scenario for me.
  3. So um... not to be a nag or anything, but i haven't heard anything about those replacement parts since this post. *Blink Blink*
  4. I remember Martel's time in 80s/90s WWF well enough, , Strike Force, The Model, etc... but I admittedly have no memory whatsoever of his later WCW Career.
  5. @Zach My Madame Masque has 2 right legs. Considering the weird circumstances for this series, figured I'd ask: Can Diamond supply replacement parts for this wave, or do I need to take this one up with Walgreens? Thanks in advance! EDIT: I see on the previous page I wasn't the only one with issues, sooooo... nvm! Customer service it is... EDIT 2: Sent! Pics attached. Mentioned the forums. I also took the opportunity to bring up the fact my Ebony Maw ordered from Luke has 2 left arms. Because he does.
  6. Gillbob316

    wave 77

    I'm tossing my vote in the hat for Prowler as the villain turned ally, being that he seems to feature in the upcoming Animated movie, and this line likes its indirect tie-ins. The sausage fest comment eliminates my hopes and dreams of getting Scream once again... but I... never really thought she had a chance anyway, sadly, lol.
  7. Gillbob316

    wave 77

    I've never been much for making predictions... but I'm pleased to hear that people seem fairly agreed that Hydro Man's odds are strong. He's been at the top of my list of characters who need a re-do for quite a while. (I think I said so in one of those, "Characters who need a re-do" threads, lol.) ... Not only is the original very dated looking, but the old one has one of the worst hair pieces in Minimate history, which is impossible to keep on, and a redo could GREATLY benefit from some Sandman-style water parts. I'm hoping he's in the same Black T-Shirt "costume" and not one of his more modern supervillain jumpsuits. My dream is to one day have the entire Sinister Syndicate from the Spider-Man ride at Universal Studios. Because I'm a big themepark fan and a big Marvel fan, so I love when those 2 worlds collide. Scream is the biggest longshot, but she recently got a Marvel Legends figure, and the Venom movie seems to have made toy lines pretty symbiote-happy lately... so... *Fingers Crossed* lol... Scream IS an unmade Spidey Villain, as it happens. As are the other Life Foundation Symbiotes. Riot having just made it to the Big Screen, astonishingly. I'm not saying I think they're in this wave... just throwing the idea into the water, lol.
  8. Gillbob316

    WAVE 76

    This question is more important to me than "when" lol... They could come out in 2 days or 2 months, but if I can't find'em it does me no good.
  9. After months of searching locally... I went to Disney World last week, and found the Enchantress & Collector sets at an Orlando area Walgreens. Still haven't found the Kraven or Hobgoblin sets, and now I"m back in Chicagoland, where the odds are even less likely. And apparently now the Marvel BC sets are showing up at some people's Walgreens stores? Ugh... *Facepalm* Not to mention we still have at least one rogue Toys R Us wave in limbo that has yet to show up anywhere...
  10. RE: Godfather and the Attitude Era... A lot of it seems worse in hindsight now that I'm an adult than it did at the time. At the time I was a teenager raised on Beavis & Butt-Head. You're inherently more okay with being an offensive pervert as a 13 year old boy than you are as an adult man. That said, I remember the Godfather fondly and humorously from my childhood, yet still sometimes minimize the video when watching archive footage from the attitude era on the WWE Network while taking my lunch at work. Frankly I always loved Papa Shango too, as a supernatural character from my early childhood, when I actually believed they had the powers they had, lol.
  11. Here's my dilemma in answering this question, lol... Wrestlemania 13 was in '97, which was pretty much the end of WWE's New Generation era ('93-'97). Wheras Wave 1 of your mates Luke has mostly covered WWE's Golden Era ('82-'93)... admittedly there's some overlap, and it's a rough spectrum... I'd say your Bret Hart is more akin to his later, New Generation look, than his early Hart Foundation days. But still... I feel like, were you to jump straight from your current wave 1 lineup, to the Post Wrestlemania 13 Attitude Era.. you'd be doing a disservice to the New Generation era. And that era was my childhood, so I'd had to see it glossed over. SO... in all good conscious, I have to break this up into two parts... New Generation: Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Undertaker (Purple Gloves), Doink the Clown, Yokozuna, Sycho Sid, 123 Kid, British Bulldog, Double J, Owen Hart, Sunny, Goldust, Tatanka, Lex Luger (Bret Hart would also easily top this list, had you not already made him, lol), Vader. Hunter Hearst Helmsley would also be a natural fit for the era, but I honestly rather just hold off on him and skip straight to the later, Triple H. Now... admittedly, some of those guys stuck around on into the attitude era, and found greater or continued success. BUT... I do feel like I'd still love to see the New Generation represented. As for the Attitude Era... that list is going to be LOOOOONG... as one of the hallmarks of that era is that it was a great roster from the top of the card to the bottom of the card. The jobbers were just as desirable as the headliners in some cases. Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Rock are basically your mandatory players. Kane & Mankind are also strong cases. Undertaker yet again (He was around so long with so many iconic looks, it's hard not to put him on every list)... I feel Shawn Michaels would benefit hugely from both a New Generation (Heart Break Kid) version and a later Degeneration X version. Triple H naturally, as mentioned earlier. The rest of DX would also be great, Chyna, X-Pac, The New Age Outlaws. Jeez, too many to list... The Nation of Domination, The Godfather, Val Venis, Al Snow, Goldust again... as lopez pointed out, there's something to be said for doing Mankind, Dude Love & Cactus Jack, since that was such an integral part of Foley's characterization in the era... but... were you to only do one, I'd easily say Mankind is the most deserving, as he was the primary persona most of the time. And then there's the entire WCW half of the Monday Night Wars, which is a whole other can of worms... (But I'm sure many here would love to see you dig into that can, lol) For the sake of being more concise, I'll give you my top 5 for both. These are the names I'd call most essential to each era... New Generation: Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Razor Ramon, Yokozuna, Sycho Sid Attitude: Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, Kane, Triple H Give or take an Undertaker on both lists. I'm also going to personally say: For the love of god sneak Goldust in there somewhere, because I love him! lol. Not the most important person in the roster. Never a main eventer. Never held the world title. But one of the most memorable and long-lasting characters in WWE's history. (While he was a huge part of both generations, I think his Attitude Era look is the more memorable, so I'd say skip to that. His early makeup/costume were simpler and less flashy, it wasn't until the Attitude Era he really started refining his look.)
  12. I mean... yeah, I agree. I think I'm more or less in for everyone from this line, lol. Guessing is just fun.
  13. I actually moved them all to one peg in my store, to deliberately make the other peg look empty and hopefully make them think, "Why is this empty? Should we be ordering more of this?" (That probably won't work, because their computer makes that decision. But I can dream.)
  14. PS. I'm suddenly very mad at myself for forgetting about Honky Tonk Man & Jim Duggan back in my first post of the day... lol. I like Jim's odds a lot. Everyone loved him back then. And who wouldn't love a minimate with a tiny 2x4?
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